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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May
10
2013

identify

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

aI den tih faI

transitive verb
definition:  to determine or prove the identity of (someone or something).
example:  She identified him as the man who had robbed the store.
example:  You’ll need a passport or driver’s license to identify yourself.
example:  It proved difficult to identify the source of the problem.

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Collocations:     Words often used in combination with the transitive verb “identify”

identify + NOUN:   needs (e.g., identify the students’ needs),  ~ problem,  ~ area (e.g., identify areas of weakness),  ~  signs (e.g., identify the signs of an infection),  ~ issues,  ~ cause,  ~ priorities,  ~ factors,  ~ source,  ~ risks, ~  features, ~ pattern,  ~ trend, ~  gene,  ~ gap,  ~ opportunity,  ~ weakness,  ~ strength