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taste

taste

 
 
pronunciation:
teIst
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: tasted, tastes, tasting
definition 1: to experience or evaluate the flavor of by putting into the mouth.
If you've never had Greek wine before, you really should taste this.The chef tasted the soup before pouring it into the bowls.
similar words:
bite, chew, eat, savor, sense
definition 2: to consume a little bit of.
Your pizza looks good; can I taste it?
synonyms:
nibble, sip
similar words:
partake of, sample, touch, try
definition 3: to experience, esp. for the first time or in small amounts.
He longs to taste freedom.
synonyms:
enjoy
similar words:
experience, feel, know, partake, relish, sample, try
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to perceive a flavor or flavors.
The medicine that he's taking interferes with his ability to taste.
similar words:
eat
definition 2: to have a specified flavor.
The sauce tastes bitter.
synonyms:
savor
definition 3: to consume a small amount of food or drink; sample.
I tasted while I was at the party, but I didn't really eat.
synonyms:
nibble, sip
definition 4: to experience.
She wanted to taste of life in the big city.
synonyms:
know
similar words:
enjoy, partake
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of tasting food or drink.
My first taste of beer was not a pleasant experience.
similar words:
assignment, bite, sip
definition 2: the sense that enables one to perceive flavors.
Taste is often altered when you have a cold or the flu.
definition 3: a small portion tasted.
She had a taste of the soup.
synonyms:
bite, morsel, mouthful, nibble, nip, sip, spoonful, tidbit
similar words:
bit, crumb, dab, dribble, drip, drop, piece, sample, slice
definition 4: a first or brief experience.
They'd been in business for ten years before they had a taste of success.
similar words:
crumb, dribble, introduction, nibble, sample, sampling, whet
definition 5: a personal liking.
She has a taste for adventure.
synonyms:
appetite, gusto, hunger, relish, thirst, zest
antonyms:
antipathy, dislike, distaste
similar words:
craving, fondness, inclination, liking, partiality, weakness, yearning, yen
definition 6: the ability to discern what is beautiful and harmonious.
Her choices of furniture and paintings showed that she had taste.
synonyms:
culture, discernment, refinement, sophistication
similar words:
chic, delicacy, discrimination, elegance, fineness, polish, style
definition 7: the sense of what is appropriate or correct.
His joke showed bad taste.
synonyms:
decorum, delicacy, grace, manners, politesse, propriety
similar words:
breeding, dignity, diplomacy, finesse, restraint, tact
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