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

Tag: colloc

Oct
03
2014

restore

rih stor

transitive verb
definition 1:  to bring back into use or existence.
example:  The new government took quick measures to restore order in the country.
example:  The successful knee surgery seemed to restore her youth.

definition 2:  to return (something) to a former, normal, or original condition.
example: She buys antiques in poor condition and then restores them.
example:  Several weeks of rest restored him to health.

definition 3:  to make healthy, sound, or vigorous.
example:  I find that the long walks in the mountain air restore me.
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Aug
28
2013

period

pir i @d

noun
definition:  a specific, limited interval or span of time.
example:  He’s been missing for a period of six days.
example:  Years, months, and weeks are periods of time that most of us recognize.
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Aug
07
2013

genre

zhan r@

noun
definition 1:  a particular type, sort, or category.
example:  The bookstore also sells music CDs of various genres.

definition 2:  a category of artistic work marked by a particular specified form, technique, or content.
example:  Satire, comedy, and tragedy are literary genres that we’ll be exploring this semester.
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Aug
01
2013

establish

ih stae blihsh

transitive verb
definition 1:  to found or bring into being on a firm or stable basis.
example:  They established the business in 1918, and it’s still running successfully.
example:  The diplomats worked to establish stronger ties between the two nations.

definition 2:  to determine or prove to the satisfaction of others; show to be true or valid.
example:  His attorney helped to establish his innocence.
example:  The medical examiner established that the cause of the victim’s death was drowning.
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