Tag: collocations

Jun
01
2015

ideology

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aI di a l@ ji  [or]  I di a l@ ji

noun
definition:  the body of beliefs, symbols, and political and social aims that characterizes a particular group or institution.
example:  They hoped to spread their political ideology in Southeast Asia.
example:  All aspects of our lives were influenced by Catholic ideology.
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May
29
2015

advantage

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@d vaen tihj

noun
definition 1:  a position or place of superiority or domination.
example:  All her preparation gave her the advantage in the debate.
example:  Our initiatives have paid off and put us at an advantage over our competitors.

definition 2:  something that gives a position of superiority or domination.
example:  A degree from a top school is said to be an advantage in competing for a job.
example:  The restaurant’s perfect location by the lake is its advantage over the other restaurants in the area.

definition 3:  something that is a benefit, profit, or gain.
example:  Saving money and avoiding the traffic are advantages of being able to walk to work.
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May
27
2015

monopoly

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m@ na p@ li

noun
definition 1:  complete control over a service or commodity within a given market, so that competition is eliminated.
example:  At that time, the telephone company had a monopoly over phone service in the entire region.
example:  The law prevented the company from gaining a monopoly.

definition 2:  a company that has such control.
example:  The Standard Oil Company was a monopoly established by John D. Rockefeller.
example:  Anti-trust laws were instituted in order to inhibit the creation of monopolies.

definition 3:  possession of something to a degree surpassing what others possess or are able to acquire.
example:  She’s always had a monopoly on our mother’s attention.
example:  He seems to think he has a monopoly on charm and wit.
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May
26
2015

preserve

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prih zuhrv

transitive verb
definition 1:  to protect from injury, harm, or mishap.
example:  Using this polish will help preserve the wood.

definition 2:  to keep safe from loss.
example:  We don’t know how many endangered species can be preserved.

definition 3:  to maintain in a relatively unchanged condition, esp. historic buildings or wildlife environments.
example:  They’re doing what they can to preserve the animal’s habitat.

definition 4:  to prepare (food) so that it can be kept for a long period of time.
example:  They often preserved meat by preparing it with salt and smoking it.
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May
25
2015

overcome

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o v@r kuhm

transitive verb
definition 1:  to defeat or quell in a conflict; succeed in a struggle with.
example:  With this bold plan of attack, they hoped to overcome the enemy.
example:  We’ll have to overcome many obstacles in order to accomplish this goal.
example:  I think this is a problem we can easily overcome if we work together.

definition 2:  to cause to be weak or inactive, or to lose consciousness.
example:  He struggled to speak, but the drug quickly overcame him.

definition 3:  to emotionally overwhelm or render inarticulate.
example:  We were overcome by the powerful images of suffering in the film.
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