Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Monthly Archives: September 2014

Sep
26
2014

redeem

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rih dim

transitive verb

1: to pay off (a debt).
His inheritance helped him redeem his debts.

2: to recover (property or the like) by paying off a debt.
As soon as he got his first paycheck, he redeemed his guitar at the pawn shop.

3: to convert (a coupon or securities) into cash or goods.
I redeemed my coupon for a free pizza.

4: to balance or make up for.
Her husband’s stodginess was redeemed by his good humor.

5: to buy or obtain the freedom or release of, as by ransom.

6: to restore the honor, worth, or reputation of.
Once hated, his successful reforms redeemed him in the eyes of the people.
She made a stupid remark as they were sitting down, but she redeemed herself during dinner.

7: to save or deliver from sin or divine retribution.

 



Sep
25
2014

navigate

nae vih geIt

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to plan, manage, or control the course of a ship, aircraft, or missile.
example:  The captain had turned off the automatic pilot and was navigating manually.

definition 2:  to make one’s way; find the correct path to a destination or goal.
example:  In the dark, it was difficult to navigate to where the candles were kept.
example:  It’s amazing how these bicyclists navigate through the city traffic.
example:  I had some trouble navigating through the website.
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Sep
25
2014

prodigious

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pr@ dI j@s

adjective

1. extremely large or great in size, amount, strength, extent, or the like; enormous.
James A. Michener was a novelist whose output was prodigious.

2. inspiring wonder and admiration; marvelous.
She amazed even herself with this prodigious feat of memorizing.



Sep
24
2014

bridge

brIj

noun
definition:  a structure that extends a road, path, or other route over an obstacle such as a river or railway, to allow for continuous travel.

transitive verb
definition:  to form a connecting link over or between.
example:  A suspended walkway bridges the distance between the mainland and the small island.
example:  Is it possible to bring the gap between liberals and conservatives?
example:  Time has not bridged the rift between the two brothers.
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Sep
24
2014

profuse

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prə fyus

adjective

1. abundant or numerous; plentiful.
He admired the profuse growth of the roses he’d been tending so carefully.
The food at the party was profuse, but the guests seemed more interested in drinking.

2. given or giving generously or to excess.
He was profuse in his apologies.