Tag: collocations

Mar
04
2014

entail

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ihn teIl

transitive verb
definition:  to call for or bring about as a necessary accompaniment; necessarily involve.
example:  Running a political campaign entails hard work.
example:  It sounds like a good idea, but think of all the complicated negotiating it would entail.
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Feb
25
2014

assumption

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

@ suhmp  sh@n

noun
definition 1:  the act of supposing or taking for granted.
example:  You have never met the man, and your opinion of him is based purely on assumption.

definition 2:  that which is supposed or taken for granted.
example:  She was indeed lost, but his assumption that she was a tourist was incorrect.
example:  Because he was so late, she made the assumption that he’d missed his train.

definition 3:  a taking on, as of a duty, role, or office.
example:  His older brother’s abdication as king forced his assumption of the throne.
example:  Her assumption of the role of caregiver for their ailing mother was a relief to her siblings.
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Feb
21
2014

assist

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@ sIst

transitive verb
definition 1:  to give support or aid to.
example:  You may need a lawyer to assist you with the legal forms.
example:  The resource librarian can assist you in your search.

definition 2:  to act as a helper or subordinate to.
example:  A fellow surgeon at the hospital will be assisting him in the operation.
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Feb
20
2014

industry

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In d@ stri

noun
definition 1:  the activity or process of turning raw materials into finished goods, or a particular business that does this.
example:  The state has little industry in the rural western areas.
example:  Many new industries have been established in this region in recent years.

definition 2:  the companies, regarded collectively, that produce a similar product or service.
example:  The automobile industry employs thousands of workers.
example:  They invested heavily in the steel industry.
example:  The cosmetics industry has shown high profits this year.

definition 3:  the tendency to work hard.
example:  The volunteers were rewarded for their industry.
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Feb
19
2014

domestic

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d@ me stihk

adjective
definition 1:  of or related to the home or household.
example:  Their son takes care of the domestic chores now that their health has declined.
example:  He was happy for his wife to make all the domestic decisions.

definition 2:  capable of or used to living with humans.
example:  Cats and dogs are domestic animals.

definition 3:  of the home country.
example:  This part of the newspaper is devoted to domestic affairs.
example:  They were surprised that the wine was domestic and not imported.
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