Tag: collocations

Oct
19
2015

coordinate

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ko or d@ neIt

transitive verb
definition 1:  to order or organize so as to bring about maximum efficiency in working toward a common goal.
example:  We should coordinate our efforts in planning the meeting.
example:  The allies coordinated their military operations.

definition 2:  to arrange in a harmonious relationship.
example:  A decorator will be hired to coordinate the furnishings for the new office.
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Sep
28
2015

malefactor

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mae lih faek t@r

noun
definition:  one who commits a crime or does evil; criminal or wrongdoer.
example:  The police were eager to bring the malefactor to justice.
example:  Society does not easily forgive violent malefactors.
example:  Some of the malefactors were imprisoned for little more than stealing bread.
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Sep
16
2015

express

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iks pres

transitive verb
definition 1:  to state or otherwise make known (ideas, thoughts, or feelings).
example:  After watching the film, the students wanted to express their opinions on it.
example:  His father loved him but found it hard to express his feelings.
example:  He expressed great remorse for what he had done.
example:  She expressed her thoughts in her journal.
example:  In his memoir, he expressed that he had never really loved his wife.

definition 2:  to make known the thoughts and feelings of (oneself).
example:  She prefers to express herself in writing, as it gives her time to think.
example:  He uses his art as a way to express himself.

definition 3:  to show or make manifest.
example:  The look on his face clearly expressed guilt.

adjective
definition:  clear, precise, and fully stated; explicit.
example:  It was the mother’s express desire that her daughter should inherit the house with all its property.
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Sep
14
2015

intent 1

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ihn tent

noun
definition 1:  conscious plan; aim; intention.
example:  Her intent was to use her wealth to help others.
example:  It was not my intent to hurt her feelings.
example:  It was a kind gesture, but she was nonetheless suspicious of the man’s intent.

definition 2:  meaning; significance.
example:  Did you understand the intent of the essay?
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Sep
07
2015

ambition

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aem bI sh@n

noun
definition 1:  a strong desire to reach a set goal or to be generally successful in life, esp. the desire to become famous, wealthy, or powerful.
example:  She has an ambition to become a designer with her own line of clothing.
example:  Her father often criticized her husband for lacking ambition.

definition 2:  the state or goal that is the object of what is desired.
example:  Winning first place was his ambition.
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