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write

write

 
 
pronunciation:
raIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
write off, write up
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: writes, writing, wrote, written
definition 1: to form (letters, words, symbols, or characters) on a surface with a pen, pencil, typewriter, or other instrument.
Write your name at the top of the paper.
similar words:
communicate, compose, convey, etch, express, impart, indite, inscribe, jot, letter, note, pen, pen, pencil, put down, record, relate, report, say, scrawl, scribble, script, sign, tell, type, typewrite, versify, voice
definition 2: to express or record by writing.
She wrote her ideas in her journal.
similar words:
draft, draw up, pen, put down, take
definition 3: to author or compose.
She wrote that song.
synonyms:
author, compose, pen
similar words:
contribute, create, draft, originate, poeticize, produce, versify
definition 4: to fill in the spaces of or cover with writing.
He wrote six pages.
synonyms:
pen
similar words:
scrawl, scribble, type
definition 5: to leave the evidence or signs of.
Guilt is written all over his face.
synonyms:
display, evidence, evince, exhibit, manifest, show
similar words:
betray, declare, disclose, indicate, reveal, signify, uncover
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: writes, writing, written, wrote
definition 1: to form letters, words, symbols, or characters on a surface with a pen, pencil, typewriter, or other instrument.
These children are learning how to write.
similar words:
contribute, etch, mark, print, record, scrawl, scribble
definition 2: to create written material as a job or profession.
She writes and her husband paints.
synonyms:
compose
definition 3: to communicate by sending letters.
Write to me soon.
synonyms:
correspond
similar words:
communicate
phrase: write off
phrase: write up
Homophone Note
The words write and right sound alike but have different meanings.
Word History
Write comes from an Old English word that means "to scratch or carve."
Word Builder: write +
  • writer:
    a person who writes; author.
  • rewrite:
    to write again in order to improve.
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  art, book, literature, school