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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Jun
10
2013

rate

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

reIt

definition 1 :  a quantity calculated with regard to another measured quantity.
example:  They lost weight at an average rate of half a pound a week.

definition 2:  the speed or pace at which something is accomplished.
example:  You must work at a faster rate to get the job done on time.

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Collocations:  words often used in combination with the noun “rate”

PREPOSITION + rate:    at ~  (e.g., moving at a faster rate, accidents occurring at a rate of one per week)

VERB + rate:    increase ~ , reduce ~ , achieve ~  (e.g., achieve a higher rate of production), improve ~ ,   fix ~ (e.g., fix the rate at a level of one hundred per day),  measure ~ , compare ~ , decrease ~ , slow ~ , accelerate ~, double ~

rate + VERB:  ~ increase (e.g., the rate increases yearly),  ~ vary, ~ remain, ~ fall,  ~ rise,  ~ drop, ~ decline, ~ soar