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.
1. not solid or substantial; fragile; weak.
The child was cold in her flimsy nightgown.
That flimsy chair won’t hold your weight.
2. lacking soundness or credibility; inadequate.
The student’s flimsy piece of reasoning failed to impress the professor.
Do you expect me to believe that flimsy excuse?
a very thin, light paper, used esp. for making carbon copies, or the copy printed on such paper.
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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.
1. having a slovenly, dirty appearance.
“She found that she was ignored in her frowsy clothes and fawned over when well-dressed.”
definition 1: to say or read aloud (something) in order that it may be recorded or written down by someone else.
example: Before the advent of word processing, it was common to dictate one’s business letters to a secretary.
definition 2: to state or order with authoritative force; prescribe definitely.
example: The rulers dictated what privileges the nobility enjoyed.
example: The owners dictate the company’s policies.
example: The fashion industry tends to dictate what women wear.
example: Her religion dictates that she remain married.
definition 1: a command; directive.
example: He claims that he was only carrying out the dictates of his superiors.
definition 2: (often plural) a requirement or controlling principle.
example: The dictates of common sense forced him to reconsider his opinion.