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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Jan
20
2014

ensure

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihn shuhr

transitive verb
definition 1:  to cause to be a certainty.
example:  Those dark clouds ensure rain.
example:  The hotel staff do whatever is necessary to ensure that guests are comfortable.
example:  Plenty of fluids and rest will ensure a more speedy recovery.

definition 2:  to protect or render safe.
example:  She took steps to ensure her reputation against slander.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the transitive verb ensure (definition 1)

ensure + NOUN:    ~ safety, ~ order, ~ compliance, ~ survival, ~ quality, ~ accuracy, ~ access, ~ security, ~ protection, ~ continuity, ~ consistency, ~ success, ~ delivery, ~ availability, ~ equality, ~ integrity, ~ implementation, ~ reliability, ~ accountability, ~ sustainability, ~ solvency, ~ transparency