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definition 1: to weaken the foundations of.
example: The dike is being undermined by water.
definition 2: to gradually, secretly, or imperceptibly weaken and destroy.
example: Her mother-in-law undermined her relationship with her husband.
example: The rumors undermined the candidate’s credibility.
definition 1: to effect or bring to realization or completion.
example: She eventually fulfilled her lifelong dream of publishing a novel.
definition 2: to execute or carry out (a duty, command, or the like).
example: He fulfilled his military duty by serving two years in the Navy.
example: The man failed to fulfill his responsibilities as a father.
definition 3: to satisfy (a requirement, expectation, or desire).
example: She cannot graduate unless she fulfills the physical education requirement.
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definition 1: clear to the perception or understanding; obvious.
example: It was apparent to everyone that he was lying.
example: The symptoms of the man’s illness were quite apparent to the doctor.
example: The bias in the newspaper article was strikingly apparent.
definition 2: seeming to be so at first observation, but not necessarily so; ostensible.
example: The apparent loser of the race ended up the winner.
example: Her shy smile belied her apparent indifference.
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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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.