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narrate

  • verb provide commentary for a film, for example
  • verb narrate or give a detailed account of
    recite; tell; recount.
    • Tell what happened
    • The father told a story to his child

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gate

  • noun a movable barrier in a fence or wall
  • noun a computer circuit with several inputs but only one output that can be activated by particular combinations of inputs
    logic gate.

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legislate

  • verb make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
    pass.
    • They passed the amendment
    • We cannot legislate how people spend their free time

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legitimise

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legalize; legitimate; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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diagnose

  • verb determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
    name.
  • verb subject to a medical analysis

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ecg

  • noun a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph
    EKG; cardiogram; electrocardiogram.

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reimburse

  • verb pay back for some expense incurred
    • Can the company reimburse me for my professional travel?
  • verb reimburse or compensate (someone), as for a loss
    recoup.

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review

  • noun a new appraisal or evaluation
    reappraisal; reassessment; revaluation.
  • noun an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
    critique; critical review; review article.

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view

  • noun a way of regarding situations or topics etc.
    position; perspective.
    • consider what follows from the positivist view
  • noun the visual percept of a region
    prospect; vista; panorama; scene; aspect.
    • the most desirable feature of the park are the beautiful views

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reinterpret

  • verb interpret from a different viewpoint
    re-explain.
  • verb assign a new or different meaning to

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assess

  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    bum; seat; stern; keister; tail end; prat; bottom; rear end; buns; tail; tush; rump; fanny; ass; behind; tooshie; hind end; posterior; hindquarters; butt; nates; rear; arse; buttocks; backside; derriere; can; fundament.
    • he deserves a good kick in the butt
    • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?
  • noun a pompous fool
    ass.

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reinterpret

  • verb interpret from a different viewpoint
    re-explain.
  • verb assign a new or different meaning to

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legalise

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalize; legitimise; legitimate; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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operate

  • verb direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
    run.
    • She is running a relief operation in the Sudan
  • verb perform as expected when applied
    function; go; work; run.
    • The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in
    • Does this old car still run well?
    • This old radio doesn't work anymore

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validate

  • verb declare or make legally valid
    formalize; formalise.
  • verb prove valid; show or confirm the validity of something

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reconstructed

  • adjective adapted to social or economic change
    • a reconstructed feminist
  • verb reassemble mentally
    reconstruct; construct; retrace.
    • reconstruct the events of 20 years ago

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analyzed

  • adjective examined carefully and methodically; broken down for consideration of constituent parts
    • the analyzed data indicated surprising trends
    • a carefully analyzed poem can be like a dead butterfly pinned to a board
  • verb consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    canvas; study; analyse; examine; canvass; analyze.
    • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
    • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
    • analyze your real motives

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validated

  • adjective satellite declared or made legally valid
    • a validated claim
  • verb declare or make legally valid
    formalize; validate; formalise.

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evaluate

  • verb evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
    measure; value; assess; valuate; appraise.
    • I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
    • access all the factors when taking a risk
  • verb form a critical opinion of
    judge; pass judgment.
    • I cannot judge some works of modern art
    • How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people

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validating

  • adjective satellite serving to support or corroborate
    collateral; verificatory; verifying; substantiative; confirming; confirmatory; corroboratory; corroborative; substantiating; validatory; confirmative.
    • collateral evidence
  • verb declare or make legally valid
    formalize; validate; formalise.

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albeit

Even though; although; notwithstanding. Chaucer.
Albeit so masked, Madam, I love the truth. Tennyson.

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legitimize

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legalize; legitimise; legitimate; decriminalise.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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operate

  • verb direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
    run.
    • She is running a relief operation in the Sudan
  • verb perform as expected when applied
    function; go; work; run.
    • The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in
    • Does this old car still run well?
    • This old radio doesn't work anymore

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rat

  • noun any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
  • noun someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    strikebreaker; scab; blackleg.

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legislating

  • noun the act of making or enacting laws
    legislation; lawmaking.
  • verb make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation
    legislate; pass.
    • They passed the amendment
    • We cannot legislate how people spend their free time

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illuminate

  • verb make lighter or brighter
    light; illumine; light up; illume.
    • This lamp lightens the room a bit
  • verb make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    crystallise; straighten out; elucidate; clear; clear up; crystallize; sort out; crystalise; shed light on; crystalize; enlighten.
    • Could you clarify these remarks?
    • Clear up the question of who is at fault

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analyse

  • verb consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    canvas; study; examine; canvass; analyze.
    • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
    • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
    • analyze your real motives
  • verb break down into components or essential features
    analyze.
    • analyze today's financial market

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reconstruct

  • verb reassemble mentally
    construct; retrace.
    • reconstruct the events of 20 years ago
  • verb build again
    rebuild.
    • The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb

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applied

  • adjective concerned with concrete problems or data rather than with fundamental principles
    • applied physics
    • applied psychology
    • technical problems in medicine, engineering, economics and other applied disciplines"- Sidney Hook
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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validate

  • verb declare or make legally valid
    formalize; formalise.
  • verb prove valid; show or confirm the validity of something

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collected

  • adjective brought together in one place
    gathered.
    • the collected works of Milton
    • the gathered folds of the skirt
  • verb get or gather together
    amass; roll up; compile; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune

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rationalize

  • verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    apologise; rationalise; excuse; apologize; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success
  • verb weed out unwanted or unnecessary things
    rationalise; cut; prune.
    • We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet

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legalize

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legitimise; legitimate; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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legitimate

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legalize; legitimise; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized
  • verb show or affirm to be just and legitimate

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comment

  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    input; remark.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account
  • noun a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material
    commentary.
    • he wrote an extended comment on the proposal

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legalize

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legitimise; legitimate; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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discern

  • verb detect with the senses
    recognize; spot; make out; tell apart; recognise; distinguish; pick out.
    • The fleeing convicts were picked out of the darkness by the watchful prison guards
    • I can't make out the faces in this photograph

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coworker

One who works with another; a coperator.

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reconstruct

  • verb reassemble mentally
    construct; retrace.
    • reconstruct the events of 20 years ago
  • verb build again
    rebuild.
    • The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb

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studied

  • adjective produced or marked by conscious design or premeditation
    • a studied smile
    • a note of biting irony and studied insult"- V.L.Parrington
  • verb consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    canvas; study; analyse; examine; canvass; analyze.
    • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
    • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
    • analyze your real motives

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colleague

  • noun an associate that one works with
    workfellow; fellow worker; co-worker.
  • noun a person who is member of one's class or profession
    confrere; fellow.
    • the surgeon consulted his colleagues
    • he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers

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judge

  • noun a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
    justice; jurist.
  • noun an authority who is able to estimate worth or quality
    evaluator.

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invalidated

  • adjective satellite deprived of legal force
    nullified.
  • verb declare invalid
    invalidate; annul; void; nullify; quash; avoid.
    • The contract was annulled
    • void a plea

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apply

  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer
  • verb be pertinent or relevant or applicable
    hold; go for.
    • The same laws apply to you!
    • This theory holds for all irrational numbers
    • The same rules go for everyone

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endow

  • verb give qualities or abilities to
    endue; gift; invest; empower; indue.
  • verb furnish with an endowment
    dower.
    • When she got married, she got dowered

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identified

  • adjective satellite having the identity known or established
    • the identified bodies were released for burial
  • verb recognize as being; establish the identity of someone or something
    place; identify.
    • She identified the man on the 'wanted' poster

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narrate

  • verb provide commentary for a film, for example
  • verb narrate or give a detailed account of
    recite; tell; recount.
    • Tell what happened
    • The father told a story to his child

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examine

  • verb consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    canvas; study; analyse; canvass; analyze.
    • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
    • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
    • analyze your real motives
  • verb observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect
    see.
    • The customs agent examined the baggage
    • I must see your passport before you can enter the country

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justify

  • verb show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for
    warrant.
    • The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns
    • The end justifies the means
  • verb show to be right by providing justification or proof
    vindicate.
    • vindicate a claim

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reconstruct

  • verb reassemble mentally
    construct; retrace.
    • reconstruct the events of 20 years ago
  • verb build again
    rebuild.
    • The house was rebuild after it was hit by a bomb

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disturbing

  • adjective satellite causing distress or worry or anxiety
    distressing; distressful; perturbing; troubling; worrying; worrisome.
    • distressing (or disturbing) news
    • lived in heroic if something distressful isolation
    • a disturbing amount of crime
    • a revelation that was most perturbing
    • a new and troubling thought
    • in a particularly worrisome predicament
    • a worrying situation
    • a worrying time
  • verb move deeply
    disturb; upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought

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construct

  • noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    concept; conception.
  • verb make by combining materials and parts
    make; build.
    • this little pig made his house out of straw
    • Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

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invalidate

  • verb declare invalid
    annul; void; nullify; quash; avoid.
    • The contract was annulled
    • void a plea
  • verb make invalid for use
    cancel.
    • cancel cheques or tickets

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imposed

  • adjective satellite set forth authoritatively as obligatory
    • the imposed taxation
    • rules imposed by society
  • verb compel to behave in a certain way
    impose; enforce.
    • Social relations impose courtesy

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justify

  • verb show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for
    warrant.
    • The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns
    • The end justifies the means
  • verb show to be right by providing justification or proof
    vindicate.
    • vindicate a claim

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adjusted

  • adjective altered to accommodate to certain requirements or bring into a proper relation
    • an adjusted insurance claim
    • the car runs more smoothly with the timing adjusted
  • verb alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
    adjust; set; correct.
    • Adjust the clock, please
    • correct the alignment of the front wheels

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recast

  • verb cast again, in a different role
    • He was recast as Iago
  • verb cast again
    remould; remold.
    • The bell cracked and had to be recast

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ascertained

  • adjective satellite discovered or determined by scientific observation
    discovered; observed.
    • variation in the ascertained flux depends on a number of factors
    • the discovered behavior norms
    • discovered differences in achievement
    • no explanation for the observed phenomena
  • verb establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    find out; find; determine; ascertain.
    • find the product of two numbers
    • The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize

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dub

  • noun the new sounds added by dubbing
  • verb give a nickname to
    nickname.

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construe

  • verb make sense of; assign a meaning to
    see; interpret.
    • What message do you see in this letter?
    • How do you interpret his behavior?

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apply

  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    employ; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer
  • verb be pertinent or relevant or applicable
    hold; go for.
    • The same laws apply to you!
    • This theory holds for all irrational numbers
    • The same rules go for everyone

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posit

  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    postulate.
  • verb put (something somewhere) firmly
    fix; situate; deposit.
    • She posited her hand on his shoulder
    • deposit the suitcase on the bench
    • fix your eyes on this spot

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operate

  • verb direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
    run.
    • She is running a relief operation in the Sudan
  • verb perform as expected when applied
    function; go; work; run.
    • The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in
    • Does this old car still run well?
    • This old radio doesn't work anymore

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interpreted

  • adjective satellite understood in a certain way; made sense of
    taken.
    • a word taken literally
    • a smile taken as consent
    • an open door interpreted as an invitation
  • verb make sense of; assign a meaning to
    see; interpret; construe.
    • What message do you see in this letter?
    • How do you interpret his behavior?

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canonized

  • adjective satellite accorded sacrosanct or authoritative standing
    canonised; glorified.
  • verb declare (a dead person) to be a saint
    canonize; canonise; saint.
    • After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized

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comment

  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    input; remark.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account
  • noun a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material
    commentary.
    • he wrote an extended comment on the proposal

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determined

  • adjective satellite characterized by great determination
    • a struggle against a determined enemy
  • verb establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study
    find out; find; determine; ascertain.
    • find the product of two numbers
    • The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize

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endow

  • verb give qualities or abilities to
    endue; gift; invest; empower; indue.
  • verb furnish with an endowment
    dower.
    • When she got married, she got dowered

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perform

  • verb carry out or perform an action
    do; execute.
    • John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters
    • the skater executed a triple pirouette
    • she did a little dance
  • verb perform a function
    • Who will perform the wedding?

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appraise

  • verb evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
    evaluate; measure; value; assess; valuate.
    • I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional
    • access all the factors when taking a risk
  • verb consider in a comprehensive way
    survey.
    • He appraised the situation carefully before acting

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recount

  • noun an additional (usually a second) count; especially of the votes in a close election
  • verb narrate or give a detailed account of
    recite; tell; narrate.
    • Tell what happened
    • The father told a story to his child

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attribute

  • noun a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
    property; dimension.
    • self-confidence is not an endearing property
  • noun an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity

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conduct

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; behavior.
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior.

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stimulus

  • noun any stimulating information or event; acts to arouse action
    stimulation; stimulant; input.

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redefine

  • verb give a new or different definition to
    • She redefined his duties
  • verb give a new or different definition of (a word)

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reported

  • adjective made known or told about; especially presented in a formal account
    • his reported opinion
    • the reported findings
  • verb to give an account or representation of in words
    report; account; describe.
    • Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental

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vindicated

  • adjective satellite freed from any question of guilt
    clear; exonerated; absolved; exculpated; cleared.
    • is absolved from all blame
    • was now clear of the charge of cowardice
    • his official honor is vindicated
  • verb show to be right by providing justification or proof
    vindicate; justify.
    • vindicate a claim

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illuminate

  • verb make lighter or brighter
    light; illumine; light up; illume.
    • This lamp lightens the room a bit
  • verb make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    crystallise; straighten out; elucidate; clear; clear up; crystallize; sort out; crystalise; shed light on; crystalize; enlighten.
    • Could you clarify these remarks?
    • Clear up the question of who is at fault

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review

  • noun a new appraisal or evaluation
    reappraisal; reassessment; revaluation.
  • noun an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play)
    critique; critical review; review article.

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emerge

  • verb come out into view, as from concealment
    • Suddenly, the proprietor emerged from his office
  • verb come out of
    egress; go forth; issue; come out; come forth.
    • Water issued from the hole in the wall
    • The words seemed to come out by themselves

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clarify

  • verb make clear and (more) comprehensible
    elucidate; clear up.
    • clarify the mystery surrounding her death
  • verb make clear by removing impurities or solids, as by heating
    • clarify the butter
    • clarify beer

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investigate

  • verb investigate scientifically
    look into.
    • Let's investigate the syntax of Chinese
  • verb conduct an inquiry or investigation of
    inquire; enquire.
    • The district attorney's office investigated reports of possible irregularities
    • inquire into the disappearance of the rich old lady

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grasp

  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    appreciation; hold.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices
  • noun the limit of capability
    range; reach; compass.
    • within the compass of education

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annul

  • verb declare invalid
    invalidate; void; nullify; quash; avoid.
    • The contract was annulled
    • void a plea
  • verb cancel officially
    revoke; reverse; countermand; lift; vacate; overturn; repeal; rescind.
    • He revoked the ban on smoking
    • lift an embargo
    • vacate a death sentence

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measured

  • adjective having notes of fixed rhythmic value
    mensurable; mensural.
  • verb determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
    mensurate; measure out; measure.
    • Measure the length of the wall

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assess

  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    bum; seat; stern; keister; tail end; prat; bottom; rear end; buns; tail; tush; rump; fanny; ass; behind; tooshie; hind end; posterior; hindquarters; butt; nates; rear; arse; buttocks; backside; derriere; can; fundament.
    • he deserves a good kick in the butt
    • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?
  • noun a pompous fool
    ass.

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levy

  • noun a charge imposed and collected
  • noun the act of drafting into military service
    levy en masse.

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interpret

  • verb make sense of; assign a meaning to
    see; construe.
    • What message do you see in this letter?
    • How do you interpret his behavior?
  • verb give an interpretation or explanation to
    rede.

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calculated

  • adjective satellite carefully thought out in advance
    measured; deliberate.
    • a calculated insult
    • with measured irony
  • verb make a mathematical calculation or computation
    cypher; compute; calculate; work out; reckon; cipher; figure.

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confer

  • verb have a conference in order to talk something over
    confab; consult; confabulate.
    • We conferred about a plan of action
  • verb present
    bestow.
    • The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated
    • bestow an honor on someone

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compile

  • verb get or gather together
    amass; roll up; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune
  • verb put together out of existing material
    compose.
    • compile a list

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author

  • noun writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
    writer.
  • noun someone who originates or causes or initiates something
    source; generator.
    • he was the generator of several complaints

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diagnose

  • verb determine or distinguish the nature of a problem or an illness through a diagnostic analysis
    name.
  • verb subject to a medical analysis

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gathered

  • adjective brought together in one place
    collected.
    • the collected works of Milton
    • the gathered folds of the skirt
  • verb assemble or get together
    collect; pull together; gather; garner.
    • gather some stones
    • pull your thoughts together

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justified

  • adjective satellite having words so spaced that lines have straight even margins
  • verb show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for
    warrant; justify.
    • The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns
    • The end justifies the means

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investigator

  • noun a scientist who devotes himself to doing research
    researcher; research worker.
  • noun someone who investigates

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cast

  • noun the actors in a play
    cast of characters; dramatis personae.
  • noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    mould; mold.

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obtain

  • verb come into possession of
    • How did you obtain the visa?
  • verb receive a specified treatment (abstract)
    receive; incur; find; get.
    • These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation
    • His movie received a good review
    • I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions

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attribute

  • noun a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
    property; dimension.
    • self-confidence is not an endearing property
  • noun an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity

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looking

  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking at; look.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him
  • noun the act of searching visually
    looking for.

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categorized

  • adjective satellite arranged into categories
    categorised.
  • verb place into or assign to a category
    categorize; categorise.
    • Children learn early on to categorize

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perceived

  • adjective satellite detected by instinct or inference rather than by recognized perceptual cues
    sensed.
    • the felt presence of an intruder
    • a sensed presence in the room raised goosebumps on her arms
    • a perceived threat
  • verb to become aware of through the senses
    perceive; comprehend.
    • I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon

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justify

  • verb show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for
    warrant.
    • The emergency does not warrant all of us buying guns
    • The end justifies the means
  • verb show to be right by providing justification or proof
    vindicate.
    • vindicate a claim

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see

  • noun the seat within a bishop's diocese where his cathedral is located
  • verb perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
    • You have to be a good observer to see all the details
    • Can you see the bird in that tree?
    • He is blind--he cannot see

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infer

  • verb reason by deduction; establish by deduction
    derive; deduce; deduct.
  • verb draw from specific cases for more general cases
    extrapolate; generalize; generalise.

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compare

  • noun qualities that are comparable
    comparison; equivalence; comparability.
    • no comparison between the two books
    • beyond compare
  • verb examine and note the similarities or differences of
    • John compared his haircut to his friend's
    • We compared notes after we had both seen the movie

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understood

  • adjective fully apprehended as to purport or meaning or explanation
    • the understood conditions of troop withdrawal were clear
  • verb know and comprehend the nature or meaning of
    understand.
    • She did not understand her husband
    • I understand what she means

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idealized

  • adjective satellite exalted to an ideal perfection or excellence
    idealised.
  • verb consider or render as ideal
    idealise; idealize.
    • She idealized her husband after his death

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analyze

  • verb consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    canvas; study; analyse; examine; canvass.
    • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
    • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
    • analyze your real motives
  • verb make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
    take apart; dissect; analyse; break down.
    • analyze a specimen
    • analyze a sentence
    • analyze a chemical compound

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invoke

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; conjure up; bring up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb cite as an authority; resort to
    appeal.
    • He invoked the law that would save him
    • I appealed to the law of 1900
    • She invoked an ancient law

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falsify

  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; distort; garble.
  • verb tamper, with the purpose of deception
    wangle; fake; cook; misrepresent; fudge; manipulate.
    • Fudge the figures
    • cook the books
    • falsify the data

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projected

  • adjective satellite extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary
    sticking; jutting; protruding; relieved; sticking out; projecting.
    • the jutting limb of a tree
    • massive projected buttresses
    • his protruding ribs
    • a pile of boards sticking over the end of his truck
  • verb communicate vividly
    project.
    • He projected his feelings

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construct

  • noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    concept; conception.
  • verb make by combining materials and parts
    make; build.
    • this little pig made his house out of straw
    • Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

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corrected

  • adjective having something undesirable neutralized
    • with glasses her corrected vision was 20:20
  • verb make right or correct
    right; correct; rectify.
    • Correct the mistakes
    • rectify the calculation

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confirmed

  • adjective satellite of persons; not subject to change
    • a confirmed bachelor
    • a confirmed invalid
  • verb establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    affirm; substantiate; support; confirm; corroborate; sustain.
    • his story confirmed my doubts
    • The evidence supports the defendant

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endorse

  • verb be behind; approve of
    indorse; plunk for; support; plump for; back.
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960
  • verb give support or one's approval to
    second; indorse; back.
    • I'll second that motion
    • I can't back this plan
    • endorse a new project

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narrator

  • noun someone who tells a story
    storyteller; teller.

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analyze

  • verb consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    canvas; study; analyse; examine; canvass.
    • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
    • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
    • analyze your real motives
  • verb make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
    take apart; dissect; analyse; break down.
    • analyze a specimen
    • analyze a sentence
    • analyze a chemical compound

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amended

  • adjective of legislation
  • verb make amendments to
    amend.
    • amend the document

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analyse

  • verb consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
    canvas; study; examine; canvass; analyze.
    • analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare
    • analyze the evidence in a criminal trial
    • analyze your real motives
  • verb break down into components or essential features
    analyze.
    • analyze today's financial market

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