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write

write

 
 
pronunciation:
raIt
phrases:
write down, write out
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part of speech: verb
inflections: writes, writing, wrote, written
definition 1: to form letters or words on a surface with a pen, pencil, or some other thing.
Write your name on the paper.
similar words:
communicate, compose, convey, express, letter, note, pen, pencil, record, relate, report, say, tell, type, voice
definition 2: to be the author of something.
She wrote that book.
synonyms:
compose
similar words:
create, draft, produce
phrase: write down
phrase: write out
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