Tag: collocations

Sep
10
2014

remedy

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re mih di

noun
definition 1:  a medicine or therapy designed to heal a disease or disorder.
example:  Rest and plenty of fluids is the remedy most prescribed by doctors for treating influenza.
example:  There are many types of cold remedies sold at the drugstore.

definition 2:  something that corrects an evil, problem, or fault.
example:  There is no easy remedy for high unemployment.
example:  The speed limit was lowered as a remedy for the frequent occurrence of accidents on that section of highway.

transitive verb
definition 1:  to relieve or heal (a disease or disorder).
example:  This medicine should remedy that cough.

definition 2:  to set right or fix; restore to a proper state.
example:  Panic broke out, and there was little the police could do to remedy the situation.
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Sep
09
2014

anecdotal

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ae n@k do t@l

adjective
definition 1:  of, resembling, or concerning an anecdote or anecdotes.
example:  We listened with interest to his anecdotal account of his trip.

definition 2:  consisting of or supported by anecdotes rather than confirmable or reproducible data.
example:  These claims are based only on anecdotal evidence and cannot be considered proven.
example:  Anecdotal testimony gathered from users of a product can be highly persuasive.
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Sep
08
2014

anecdote

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ae n@k dot

noun
definition 1:  a brief account of a notable or humorous incident.
example:  She told some interesting anecdotes based on her travels in South America.
example:  The physician began his talk with anecdotes about some of his recently-treated patients.
example:  He had us in stitches with anecdotes about his college days.
example:  The company’s website posts anecdotes sent in by users of its products.
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Sep
04
2014

advocate

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aed v@ keIt

transitive verb
definition:  to urge support or acceptance of.
example:  The town council advocates buying fruits and vegetables grown on local farms.
example:  One candidate advocates the removal of the state’s death penalty, while the other opposes the idea.

 

aed v@ k@t

noun
definition 1:  one who supports a cause.
example:  She is an outspoken advocate of prison reform.

definition 2:  one who defends or pleads on behalf of another, esp. in a court of law.
example:  Who is the advocate for this defendant?
example:  Parents of children with severe disabilities must often become tireless advocates in order for their children to receive needed services.
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Sep
02
2014

robust

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ro buhst

adjective
definition 1:  physically strong, healthy, and energetic.
example:  Among the marathon runners were several robust middle-aged men and women.

definition 2:  having or showing vitality or strength; highly functioning or effective.
example:  The real estate market was particularly robust during that period.
example:  The robust argument made in favor of the proposal was difficult to oppose.

definition 3:  requiring strength and endurance.
example:  Containing the flood waters will require robust effort.

definition 4:  hearty or boisterous.
example:  The fans shouted down at the players in their usual robust manner.
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