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

  • Word of the Day
    carouse

    k@ raUz

    intransitive verb
    to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
    They’d been carousing in the bar and were now staggering home, still singing and shouting.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    notify

    no tih faI

    transitive verb
    to give notice to; tell or inform, esp. formally.
    The contest judges notified the winners by mail.
    Who should we notify in case of an emergency?
    The landlord notified the tenants that the water would be shut off in the morning.

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Sep
05
2013

determine

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

dih tuhr mihn

transitive verb
definition 1:  to decide or settle (a question, controversy, or the like) finally and authoritatively.
example:  The jury will determine the outcome of this trial.
example:  Have you determined a date for the wedding?

definition 2:  to conclude or ascertain following investigation and observation.
example:  The students needed some time to determine the answer to the question.
example:  Scientists were brought in to determine the age of the skeleton.

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