Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
ek strih keIt
definition: to free or release from difficulty, entanglement, or involvement; disengage.
example: She knew she needed to extricate herself from this abusive relationship.
example: We must somehow extricate our business from the mess it’s in right now.
example: He desperately wished to extricate himself from his engagement to this woman.
definition 1: to prove or verify; show to be true or correct.
example: The results appear to confirm the experimenter’s theory.
example: Do you have any evidence to confirm your statement?
definition 2: to certify formally; validate.
example: The airline confirmed my seat on the flight.
example: The experts confirmed the authenticity of the ancient skeleton.
example: The police now confirm that no one was injured during the shooting.
definition 3: to make strong or firm.
example: Her responsible decision confirmed his faith in his daughter’s judgment.
example: His desperate efforts to convince her only confirmed her in her skepticism.
In stih geIt
definition: to purposely agitate or incite; provoke; foment.
example: It was believed that leaders of a radical movement instigated the riot.
example: Revolutionaries instigated an uprising against the government.
definition 1: to present opposing argument.
example: Since no one on the counsel objected, the plan went forward.
definition 2: to express or hold negative feelings; be averse.
example: She objects to what she considers bad language in these newer movies.
definition: to put forth in opposition.
example: He objected that the project simply couldn’t be finished by that deadline.
example: She objected that there was little evidence to substantiate such a claim.
sIm p@ thaIz
definition 1: to deeply comprehend or share in the emotions or sentiments of another. (often followed by “with”).
example: I sympathized with his desire to leave the group, but I hoped that he would stay.
example: I do sympathize with her missing home, but the sooner she gets used to it here the better.
definition 2: to feel or express compassion or tenderness for another, esp. one suffering sorrow or difficulty; give condolences to (often followed by “with”).
example: She knew he was broken-hearted, and she truly sympathized.
example: In his letter, he sympathized with her on the terribly sad loss of her mother.
definition 3: to feel or express approval of plans, causes, ideas, or the like; be in agreement (often followed by “with”).
example: At first he sympathized with the rebel cause, but later he began to question the motives of its leaders.