Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day
definition 1: to occur in sequential order after something else.
example: His name will be read first, and mine will follow.
definition 2: to happen as the consequence of something else
example: If there is war, deprivation will follow.
definition 3: to make sense or arise as a natural conclusion based on something that has preceded.
example: It follows, from all your questions, that you may be interested in buying the property.
example: If A equals B and B equals C, then it follows that A equals C.
example: It follows from his theory that all writers are egotists.
definition 4: to proceed after someone else.
example: You go ahead, and I will follow.
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definition 1: writings such as dramas, poems, novels, essays, and stories, esp. those that have lasting artistic value.
example: Shakespeare is said to have made some of the greatest contributions to English literature.
definition 2: the body of writing about a specific subject or of a specific time or group.
example: I discovered much more about my topic after I reviewed the literature.
example: There is little mention of this particular study in the literature.
definition 1: to make use of; use.
example: We’re studying the unique devices he employs in his poetry.
example: You would have to employ a microscope to be able to see these organisms.
definition 2: to provide work for or obtain services from in exchange for payment; hire.
example: Our company employs thirty people in the sales department.
definition 3: to apply or direct toward a particular goal or activity.
example: You need to employ more energy in this job.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the transitive verb employ (definitions 1 & 3 )
employ + NOUN: ~ technique, ~ tactic, ~ approach (e.g., The school employs a unique approach to teaching), ~ design, ~ method, ~ methodology, ~ tool, ~ device ,~ means, ~ measure, ~ terminology, ~ vocabulary, ~ imagery, ~ logic, ~ metaphor, ~ motif
definition 1: the act of buying and selling goods or services, or all such acts collectively; commerce.
example: There is a good deal of trade between the United States and Mexico.
example: The new treaty will strongly affect trade between the two countries.
example: Trade is generally brisk at the flea market on Saturdays.
definition 2: the act of exchanging one thing for another without the exchange of money.
example: My car for his truck was a fair trade.
definition 3: a means of livelihood that involves buying or selling of goods or services; business.
example: Selling car insurance was a trade that my mother was well-suited to.
definition 4: an occupation involving manual skill; craft.
example: His parents thought he should go into a trade such as carpentry or plumbing.
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definition 1: to decline or become inferior in value or quality; debase.
example: Since she started smoking, her health has deteriorated.
example: Due to neglect, the condition of the property is deteriorating.
example: Our friendship has deteriorated as a result of our political differences.
example: The situation had deteriorated to the point where the two nations were on the brink of war.
definition 2: to wear away; break down little by little.
example: The paint on all the shutters has deteriorated.