Transitive Verbs Starting with A
Abacinate (v. t.) To blind by a red-hot metal plate held before the eyes.
Abalienate (v. t.) To transfer the title of from one to another; to alienate.
Abalienate (v. t.) To estrange; to withdraw.
Abalienate (v. t.) To cause alienation of (mind).
Aband (v. t.) To abandon.
Aband (v. t.) To banish; to expel.
Abandon (v. t.) To cast or drive out; to banish; to expel; to reject.
Abandon (v. t.) To give up absolutely; to forsake entirely ; to renounce utterly; to relinquish all connection with or concern on; to desert, as a person to whom one owes allegiance or fidelity; to quit; to surrender.
Abandon (v. t.) Reflexively: To give (one's self) up without attempt at self-control; to yield (one's self) unrestrainedly; -- often in a bad sense.
Abandon (v. t.) To relinquish all claim to; -- used when an insured person gives up to underwriters all claim to the property covered by a policy, which may remain after loss or damage by a peril insured against.
Abash (v. t.) To destroy the self-possession of; to confuse or confound, as by exciting suddenly a consciousness of guilt, mistake, or inferiority; to put to shame; to disconcert; to discomfit.
Abate (v. t.) To beat down; to overthrow.
Abate (v. t.) To bring down or reduce from a higher to a lower state, number, or degree; to lessen; to diminish; to contract; to moderate; to cut short; as, to abate a demand; to abate pride, zeal, hope.
Abate (v. t.) To deduct; to omit; as, to abate something from a price.
Abate (v. t.) To blunt.
Abate (v. t.) To reduce in estimation; to deprive.
Abate (v. t.) To bring entirely down or put an end to; to do away with; as, to abate a nuisance, to abate a writ.
Abate (v. t.) To diminish; to reduce. Legacies are liable to be abated entirely or in proportion, upon a deficiency of assets.
Abate (v. t.) To decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates.
Abate (v. t.) To be defeated, or come to naught; to fall through; to fail; as, a writ abates.
Abbreviate (v. t.) To make briefer; to shorten; to abridge; to reduce by contraction or omission, especially of words written or spoken.
Abbreviate (v. t.) To reduce to lower terms, as a fraction.
Abdicate (v. t.) To surrender or relinquish, as sovereign power; to withdraw definitely from filling or exercising, as a high office, station, dignity; as, to abdicate the throne, the crown, the papacy.
Abdicate (v. t.) To renounce; to relinquish; -- said of authority, a trust, duty, right, etc.
Abdicate (v. t.) To reject; to cast off.
Abdicate (v. t.) To disclaim and expel from the family, as a father his child; to disown; to disinherit.
Abduce (v. t.) To draw or conduct away; to withdraw; to draw to a different part.
Abduct (v. t.) To take away surreptitiously by force; to carry away (a human being) wrongfully and usually by violence; to kidnap.
Abduct (v. t.) To draw away, as a limb or other part, from its ordinary position.
Abear (v. t.) To bear; to behave.
Abear (v. t.) To put up with; to endure.
Aberuncate (v. t.) To weed out.
Abet (v. t.) To instigate or encourage by aid or countenance; -- used in a bad sense of persons and acts; as, to abet an ill-doer; to abet one in his wicked courses; to abet vice; to abet an insurrection.
Abet (v. t.) To support, uphold, or aid; to maintain; -- in a good sense.
Abet (v. t.) To contribute, as an assistant or instigator, to the commission of an offense.
Abhor (v. t.) To shrink back with shuddering from; to regard with horror or detestation; to feel excessive repugnance toward; to detest to extremity; to loathe.
Abhor (v. t.) To fill with horror or disgust.
Abhor (v. t.) To protest against; to reject solemnly.
Abide (v. t.) To wait for; to be prepared for; to await; to watch for; as, I abide my time.
Abide (v. t.) To endure; to sustain; to submit to.
Abide (v. t.) To bear patiently; to tolerate; to put up with.
Abide (v. t.) To stand the consequences of; to answer for; to suffer for.
Abirritate (v. t.) To diminish the sensibility of; to debilitate.
Abjudge (v. t.) To take away by judicial decision.
Abjudicate (v. t.) To reject by judicial sentence; also, to abjudge.
Abjugate (v. t.) To unyoke.
Abjure (v. t.) To renounce upon oath; to forswear; to disavow; as, to abjure allegiance to a prince. To abjure the realm, is to swear to abandon it forever.
Abjure (v. t.) To renounce or reject with solemnity; to recant; to abandon forever; to reject; repudiate; as, to abjure errors.
Ablactate (v. t.) To wean.
Ablaqueate (v. t.) To lay bare, as the roots of a tree.
Ablegate (v. t.) To send abroad.
Abligate (v. t.) To tie up so as to hinder from.
Ablude (v. t.) To be unlike; to differ.
Abnegate (v. t.) To deny and reject; to abjure.
Abnodate (v. t.) To clear (tress) from knots.
Abode (v. t.) An omen.
Abode (v. t.) To bode; to foreshow.
Abolish (v. t.) To do away with wholly; to annul; to make void; -- said of laws, customs, institutions, governments, etc.; as, to abolish slavery, to abolish folly.
Abolish (v. t.) To put an end to, or destroy, as a physical objects; to wipe out.
Abolitionize (v. t.) To imbue with the principles of abolitionism.
Abominate (v. t.) To turn from as ill-omened; to hate in the highest degree, as if with religious dread; loathe; as, to abominate all impiety.
Abord (v. t.) To approach; to accost.
Abrade (v. t.) To rub or wear off; to waste or wear away by friction; as, to abrade rocks.
Abrade (v. t.) Same as Abraid.
Abregge (v. t.) See Abridge.
Abrenounce (v. t.) To renounce.
Abridge (v. t.) To make shorter; to shorten in duration; to lessen; to diminish; to curtail; as, to abridge labor; to abridge power or rights.
Abridge (v. t.) To shorten or contract by using fewer words, yet retaining the sense; to epitomize; to condense; as, to abridge a history or dictionary.
Abridge (v. t.) To deprive; to cut off; -- followed by of, and formerly by from; as, to abridge one of his rights.
Abroach (v. t.) To set abroach; to let out, as liquor; to broach; to tap.
Abrogate (v. t.) To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or his successor; to repeal; -- applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc.
Abrogate (v. t.) To put an end to; to do away with.
Abrook (v. t.) To brook; to endure.
Abrupt (v. t.) To tear off or asunder.
Abscind (v. t.) To cut off.
Abscond (v. t.) To hide; to conceal.
Absent (v. t.) To take or withdraw (one's self) to such a distance as to prevent intercourse; -- used with the reflexive pronoun.
Absent (v. t.) To withhold from being present.
Absinthiate (v. t.) To impregnate with wormwood.
Absolve (v. t.) To set free, or release, as from some obligation, debt, or responsibility, or from the consequences of guilt or such ties as it would be sin or guilt to violate; to pronounce free; as, to absolve a subject from his allegiance; to absolve an offender, which amounts to an acquittal and remission of his punishment.
Absolve (v. t.) To free from a penalty; to pardon; to remit (a sin); -- said of the sin or guilt.
Absolve (v. t.) To finish; to accomplish.
Absolve (v. t.) To resolve or explain.
Absorb (v. t.) To swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to use up; to include.
Absorb (v. t.) To suck up; to drink in; to imbibe; as a sponge or as the lacteals of the body.
Absorb (v. t.) To engross or engage wholly; to occupy fully; as, absorbed in study or the pursuit of wealth.
Absorb (v. t.) To take up by cohesive, chemical, or any molecular action, as when charcoal absorbs gases. So heat, light, and electricity are absorbed or taken up in the substances into which they pass.
Abstain (v. t.) To hinder; to withhold.
Absterge (v. t.) To make clean by wiping; to wipe away; to cleanse; hence, to purge.
Absterse (v. t.) To absterge; to cleanse; to purge away.
Abstract (v. t.) To perform the process of abstraction.
Abstringe (v. t.) To unbind.
Abstrude (v. t.) To thrust away.
Absume (v. t.) To consume gradually; to waste away.
Abuse (v. t.) To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to misuse; to put to a bad use; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse inherited gold; to make an excessive use of; as, to abuse one's authority.
Abuse (v. t.) To use ill; to maltreat; to act injuriously to; to punish or to tax excessively; to hurt; as, to abuse prisoners, to abuse one's powers, one's patience.
Abuse (v. t.) To revile; to reproach coarsely; to disparage.
Abuse (v. t.) To dishonor.
Abuse (v. t.) To violate; to ravish.
Abuse (v. t.) To deceive; to impose on.
Abuse (v. t.) Improper treatment or use; application to a wrong or bad purpose; misuse; as, an abuse of our natural powers; an abuse of civil rights, or of privileges or advantages; an abuse of language.
Abuse (v. t.) Physical ill treatment; injury.
Abuse (v. t.) A corrupt practice or custom; offense; crime; fault; as, the abuses in the civil service.
Abuse (v. t.) Vituperative words; coarse, insulting speech; abusive language; virulent condemnation; reviling.
Abuse (v. t.) Violation; rape; as, abuse of a female child.
Abusion (v. t.) Evil or corrupt usage; abuse; wrong; reproach; deception; cheat.
Accelerate (v. t.) To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of; -- opposed to retard.
Accelerate (v. t.) To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of; as, to accelerate the growth of a plant, the increase of wealth, etc.
Accelerate (v. t.) To hasten, as the occurence of an event; as, to accelerate our departure.
Accend (v. t.) To set on fire; to kindle.
Accent (v. t.) To express the accent of (either by the voice or by a mark); to utter or to mark with accent.
Accent (v. t.) To mark emphatically; to emphasize.
Accentuate (v. t.) To pronounce with an accent or with accents.
Accentuate (v. t.) To bring out distinctly; to make prominent; to emphasize.
Accentuate (v. t.) To mark with the written accent.
Accept (v. t.) To receive with a consenting mind (something offered); as, to accept a gift; -- often followed by of.
Accept (v. t.) To receive with favor; to approve.
Accept (v. t.) To receive or admit and agree to; to assent to; as, I accept your proposal, amendment, or excuse.
Accept (v. t.) To take by the mind; to understand; as, How are these words to be accepted?
Accept (v. t.) To receive as obligatory and promise to pay; as, to accept a bill of exchange.
Accept (v. t.) In a deliberate body, to receive in acquittance of a duty imposed; as, to accept the report of a committee. [This makes it the property of the body, and the question is then on its adoption.]
Accite (v. t.) To cite; to summon.
Acclaim (v. t.) To applaud.
Acclaim (v. t.) To declare by acclamations.
Acclaim (v. t.) To shout; as, to acclaim my joy.
Acclimate (v. t.) To habituate to a climate not native; to acclimatize.
Acclimatize (v. t.) To inure or habituate to a climate different from that which is natural; to adapt to the peculiarities of a foreign or strange climate; said of man, the inferior animals, or plants.
Accloy (v. t.) To fill to satiety; to stuff full; to clog; to overload; to burden. See Cloy.
Accoil (v. t.) To gather together; to collect.
Accoil (v. t.) To coil together.
Accommodate (v. t.) To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances.
Accommodate (v. t.) To bring into agreement or harmony; to reconcile; to compose; to adjust; to settle; as, to accommodate differences, a dispute, etc.
Accommodate (v. t.) To furnish with something desired, needed, or convenient; to favor; to oblige; as, to accommodate a friend with a loan or with lodgings.
Accommodate (v. t.) To show the correspondence of; to apply or make suit by analogy; to adapt or fit, as teachings to accidental circumstances, statements to facts, etc.; as, to accommodate prophecy to events.
Accompany (v. t.) To go with or attend as a companion or associate; to keep company with; to go along with; -- followed by with or by; as, he accompanied his speech with a bow.
Accompany (v. t.) To cohabit with.
Accomplish (v. t.) To complete, as time or distance.
Accomplish (v. t.) To bring to an issue of full success; to effect; to perform; to execute fully; to fulfill; as, to accomplish a design, an object, a promise.
Accomplish (v. t.) To equip or furnish thoroughly; hence, to complete in acquirements; to render accomplished; to polish.
Accomplish (v. t.) To gain; to obtain.
Accord (v. t.) Agreement or concurrence of opinion, will, or action; harmony of mind; consent; assent.
Accord (v. t.) Harmony of sounds; agreement in pitch and tone; concord; as, the accord of tones.
Accord (v. t.) Agreement, harmony, or just correspondence of things; as, the accord of light and shade in painting.
Accord (v. t.) Voluntary or spontaneous motion or impulse to act; -- preceded by own; as, of one's own accord.
Accord (v. t.) An agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, bars a suit.
Accord (v. t.) To make to agree or correspond; to suit one thing to another; to adjust; -- followed by to.
Accord (v. t.) To bring to an agreement, as persons; to reconcile; to settle, adjust, harmonize, or compose, as things; as, to accord suits or controversies.
Accord (v. t.) To grant as suitable or proper; to concede; to award; as, to accord to one due praise.
Accorporate (v. t.) To unite; to attach; to incorporate.
Accost (v. t.) To join side to side; to border; hence, to sail along the coast or side of.
Accost (v. t.) To approach; to make up to.
Accost (v. t.) To speak to first; to address; to greet.
Account (v. t.) To reckon; to compute; to count.
Account (v. t.) To place to one's account; to put to the credit of; to assign; -- with to.
Account (v. t.) To value, estimate, or hold in opinion; to judge or consider; to deem.
Account (v. t.) To recount; to relate.
Accouple (v. t.) To join; to couple.
Accourage (v. t.) To encourage.
Accourt (v. t.) To treat courteously; to court.
Accouter (v. t.) Alt. of Accoutre
Accoutre (v. t.) To furnish with dress, or equipments, esp. those for military service; to equip; to attire; to array.
Accoy (v. t.) To render quiet; to soothe.
Accoy (v. t.) To subdue; to tame; to daunt.
Accredit (v. t.) To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction.
Accredit (v. t.) To send with letters credential, as an ambassador, envoy, or diplomatic agent; to authorize, as a messenger or delegate.
Accredit (v. t.) To believe; to credit; to put trust in.
Accredit (v. t.) To credit; to vouch for or consider (some one) as doing something, or (something) as belonging to some one.
Accrete (v. t.) To make adhere; to add.
Accriminate (v. t.) To accuse of a crime.
Accroach (v. t.) To hook, or draw to one's self as with a hook.
Accroach (v. t.) To usurp, as jurisdiction or royal prerogatives.
Accumber (v. t.) To encumber.
Accumulate (v. t.) To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together; to amass; as, to accumulate a sum of money.
Accurse (v. t.) To devote to destruction; to imprecate misery or evil upon; to curse; to execrate; to anathematize.
Accuse (v. t.) To charge with, or declare to have committed, a crime or offense
Accuse (v. t.) to charge with an offense, judicially or by a public process; -- with of; as, to accuse one of a high crime or misdemeanor.
Accuse (v. t.) To charge with a fault; to blame; to censure.
Accuse (v. t.) To betray; to show. [L.]
Accustom (v. t.) To make familiar by use; to habituate, familiarize, or inure; -- with to.
Acerbate (v. t.) To sour; to imbitter; to irritate.
Acervate (v. t.) To heap up.
Acetify (v. t.) To convert into acid or vinegar.
Achieve (v. t.) To carry on to a final close; to bring out into a perfected state; to accomplish; to perform; -- as, to achieve a feat, an exploit, an enterprise.
Achieve (v. t.) To obtain, or gain, as the result of exertion; to succeed in gaining; to win.
Achieve (v. t.) To finish; to kill.
Achromatize (v. t.) To deprive of color; to make achromatic.
Acidify (v. t.) To make acid; to convert into an acid; as, to acidify sugar.
Acidify (v. t.) To sour; to imbitter.
Acidulate (v. t.) To make sour or acid in a moderate degree; to sour somewhat.
Acknow (v. t.) To recognize.
Acknow (v. t.) To acknowledge; to confess.
Acknowledge (v. t.) To of or admit the knowledge of; to recognize as a fact or truth; to declare one's belief in; as, to acknowledge the being of a God.
Acknowledge (v. t.) To own or recognize in a particular character or relationship; to admit the claims or authority of; to give recognition to.
Acknowledge (v. t.) To own with gratitude or as a benefit or an obligation; as, to acknowledge a favor, the receipt of a letter.
Acknowledge (v. t.) To own as genuine; to assent to, as a legal instrument, to give it validity; to avow or admit in legal form; as, to acknowledgea deed.
Acquaint (v. t.) Acquainted.
Acquaint (v. t.) To furnish or give experimental knowledge of; to make (one) to know; to make familiar; -- followed by with.
Acquaint (v. t.) To communicate notice to; to inform; to make cognizant; -- followed by with (formerly, also, by of), or by that, introducing the intelligence; as, to acquaint a friend with the particulars of an act.
Acquaint (v. t.) To familiarize; to accustom.
Acquiet (v. t.) To quiet.
Acquire (v. t.) To gain, usually by one's own exertions; to get as one's own; as, to acquire a title, riches, knowledge, skill, good or bad habits.
Acquit (v. t.) To discharge, as a claim or debt; to clear off; to pay off; to requite.
Acquit (v. t.) To pay for; to atone for.
Acquit (v. t.) To set free, release or discharge from an obligation, duty, liability, burden, or from an accusation or charge; -- now followed by of before the charge, formerly by from; as, the jury acquitted the prisoner; we acquit a man of evil intentions.
Acquit (v. t.) To clear one's self.
Acquit (v. t.) To bear or conduct one's self; to perform one's part; as, the soldier acquitted himself well in battle; the orator acquitted himself very poorly.
Acquittance (v. t.) To acquit.
Acrase (v. t.) Alt. of Acraze
Acraze (v. t.) To craze.
Acraze (v. t.) To impair; to destroy.
Act (v. t.) To move to action; to actuate; to animate.
Act (v. t.) To perform; to execute; to do.
Act (v. t.) To perform, as an actor; to represent dramatically on the stage.
Act (v. t.) To assume the office or character of; to play; to personate; as, to act the hero.
Act (v. t.) To feign or counterfeit; to simulate.
Activate (v. t.) To make active.
Actualize (v. t.) To make actual; to realize in action.
Actuate (v. t.) To put into action or motion; to move or incite to action; to influence actively; to move as motives do; -- more commonly used of persons.
Actuate (v. t.) To carry out in practice; to perform.
Acuate (v. t.) To sharpen; to make pungent; to quicken.
Acuminate (v. t.) To render sharp or keen.
Acupuncture (v. t.) To treat with acupuncture.
Acute (v. t.) To give an acute sound to; as, he acutes his rising inflection too much.
Adact (v. t.) To compel; to drive.
Adapt (v. t.) To make suitable; to fit, or suit; to adjust; to alter so as to fit for a new use; -- sometimes followed by to or for.
Adaunt (v. t.) To daunt; to subdue; to mitigate.
Adaw (v. t.) To subdue; to daunt.
Add (v. t.) To give by way of increased possession (to any one); to bestow (on).
Add (v. t.) To join or unite, as one thing to another, or as several particulars, so as to increase the number, augment the quantity, enlarge the magnitude, or so as to form into one aggregate. Hence: To sum up; to put together mentally; as, to add numbers; to add up a column.
Add (v. t.) To append, as a statement; to say further.
Addeem (v. t.) To award; to adjudge.
Addict (v. t.) To apply habitually; to devote; to habituate; -- with to.
Addict (v. t.) To adapt; to make suitable; to fit.
Addoom (v. t.) To adjudge.
Address (v. t.) Act of preparing one's self.
Address (v. t.) Act of addressing one's self to a person; verbal application.
Address (v. t.) A formal communication, either written or spoken; a discourse; a speech; a formal application to any one; a petition; a formal statement on some subject or special occasion; as, an address of thanks, an address to the voters.
Address (v. t.) Direction or superscription of a letter, or the name, title, and place of residence of the person addressed.
Address (v. t.) Manner of speaking to another; delivery; as, a man of pleasing or insinuating address.
Address (v. t.) Attention in the way one's addresses to a lady.
Address (v. t.) Skill; skillful management; dexterity; adroitness.
Adduce (v. t.) To bring forward or offer, as an argument, passage, or consideration which bears on a statement or case; to cite; to allege.
Adduct (v. t.) To draw towards a common center or a middle
Addulce (v. t.) To sweeten; to soothe.
Adeem (v. t.) To revoke, as a legacy, grant, etc., or to satisfy it by some other gift.
Adhibit (v. t.) To admit, as a person or thing; to take in.
Adhibit (v. t.) To use or apply; to administer.
Adhibit (v. t.) To attach; to affix.
Adhort (v. t.) To exhort; to advise.
Adight (v. t.) To set in order; to array; to attire; to deck, to dress.
Adipocerate (v. t.) To convert into adipocere.
Adject (v. t.) To add or annex; to join.
Adjective (v. t.) To make an adjective of; to form or change into an adjective.
Adjoin (v. t.) To join or unite to; to lie contiguous to; to be in contact with; to attach; to append.
Adjourn (v. t.) To put off or defer to another day, or indefinitely; to postpone; to close or suspend for the day; -- commonly said of the meeting, or the action, of convened body; as, to adjourn the meeting; to adjourn a debate.
Adjudge (v. t.) To award judicially in the case of a controverted question; as, the prize was adjudged to the victor.
Adjudge (v. t.) To determine in the exercise of judicial power; to decide or award judicially; to adjudicate; as, the case was adjudged in the November term.
Adjudge (v. t.) To sentence; to condemn.
Adjudge (v. t.) To regard or hold; to judge; to deem.
Adjudicate (v. t.) To adjudge; to try and determine, as a court; to settle by judicial decree.
Adjugate (v. t.) To yoke to.
Adjure (v. t.) To charge, bind, or command, solemnly, as if under oath, or under the penalty of a curse; to appeal to in the most solemn or impressive manner; to entreat earnestly.
Adjust (v. t.) To make exact; to fit; to make correspondent or conformable; to bring into proper relations; as, to adjust a garment to the body, or things to a standard.
Adjust (v. t.) To put in order; to regulate, or reduce to system.
Adjust (v. t.) To settle or bring to a satisfactory state, so that parties are agreed in the result; as, to adjust accounts; the differences are adjusted.
Adjust (v. t.) To bring to a true relative position, as the parts of an instrument; to regulate for use; as, to adjust a telescope or microscope.
Adjute (v. t.) To add.
Admarginate (v. t.) To write in the margin.
Admeasure (v. t.) To measure.
Admeasure (v. t.) To determine the proper share of, or the proper apportionment; as, to admeasure dower; to admeasure common of pasture.
Admeasure (v. t.) The measure of a thing; dimensions; size.
Admeasure (v. t.) Formerly, the adjustment of proportion, or ascertainment of shares, as of dower or pasture held in common. This was by writ of admeasurement, directed to the sheriff.
Administer (v. t.) To manage or conduct, as public affairs; to direct or superintend the execution, application, or conduct of; as, to administer the government or the state.
Administer (v. t.) To dispense; to serve out; to supply; execute; as, to administer relief, to administer the sacrament.
Administer (v. t.) To apply, as medicine or a remedy; to give, as a dose or something beneficial or suitable. Extended to a blow, a reproof, etc.
Administer (v. t.) To tender, as an oath.
Administer (v. t.) To settle, as the estate of one who dies without a will, or whose will fails of an executor.
Administrate (v. t.) To administer.
Admire (v. t.) To regard with wonder or astonishment; to view with surprise; to marvel at.
Admire (v. t.) To regard with wonder and delight; to look upon with an elevated feeling of pleasure, as something which calls out approbation, esteem, love, or reverence; to estimate or prize highly; as, to admire a person of high moral worth, to admire a landscape.
Admit (v. t.) To suffer to enter; to grant entrance, whether into a place, or into the mind, or consideration; to receive; to take; as, they were into his house; to admit a serious thought into the mind; to admit evidence in the trial of a cause.
Admit (v. t.) To give a right of entrance; as, a ticket admits one into a playhouse.
Admit (v. t.) To allow (one) to enter on an office or to enjoy a privilege; to recognize as qualified for a franchise; as, to admit an attorney to practice law; the prisoner was admitted to bail.
Admit (v. t.) To concede as true; to acknowledge or assent to, as an allegation which it is impossible to deny; to own or confess; as, the argument or fact is admitted; he admitted his guilt.
Admit (v. t.) To be capable of; to permit; as, the words do not admit such a construction. In this sense, of may be used after the verb, or may be omitted.
Admix (v. t.) To mingle with something else; to mix.
Admonish (v. t.) To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove gently or kindly, but seriously; to exhort.
Admonish (v. t.) To counsel against wrong practices; to cation or advise; to warn against danger or an offense; -- followed by of, against, or a subordinate clause.
Admonish (v. t.) To instruct or direct; to inform; to notify.
Admove (v. t.) To move or conduct to or toward.
Adonize (v. t.) To beautify; to dandify.
Adopt (v. t.) To take by choice into relationship, as, child, heir, friend, citizen, etc.; esp. to take voluntarily (a child of other parents) to be in the place of, or as, one's own child.
Adopt (v. t.) To take or receive as one's own what is not so naturally; to select and take or approve; as, to adopt the view or policy of another; these resolutions were adopted.
Adore (v. t.) To worship with profound reverence; to pay divine honors to; to honor as deity or as divine.
Adore (v. t.) To love in the highest degree; to regard with the utmost esteem and affection; to idolize.
Adore (v. t.) To adorn.
Adorn (v. t.) To deck or dress with ornaments; to embellish; to set off to advantage; to render pleasing or attractive.
Adpress (v. t.) See Appressed.
Adrogate (v. t.) To adopt (a person who is his own master).
Adsignify (v. t.) To denote additionally.
Adulate (v. t.) To flatter in a servile way.
Adulterate (v. t.) To defile by adultery.
Adulterate (v. t.) To corrupt, debase, or make impure by an admixture of a foreign or a baser substance; as, to adulterate food, drink, drugs, coin, etc.
Adumbrate (v. t.) To give a faint shadow or slight representation of; to out
Adumbrate (v. t.) To overshadow; to shade.
Adure (v. t.) To burn up.
Advance (v. t.) To bring forward; to move towards the van or front; to make to go on.
Advance (v. t.) To raise; to elevate.
Advance (v. t.) To raise to a higher rank; to promote.
Advance (v. t.) To accelerate the growth or progress; to further; to forward; to help on; to aid; to heighten; as, to advance the ripening of fruit; to advance one's interests.
Advance (v. t.) To bring to view or notice; to offer or propose; to show; as, to advance an argument.
Advance (v. t.) To make earlier, as an event or date; to hasten.
Advance (v. t.) To furnish, as money or other value, before it becomes due, or in aid of an enterprise; to supply beforehand; as, a merchant advances money on a contract or on goods consigned to him.
Advance (v. t.) To raise to a higher point; to enhance; to raise in rate; as, to advance the price of goods.
Advance (v. t.) To extol; to laud.
Advancement (v. t.) The act of advancing, or the state of being advanced; progression; improvement; furtherance; promotion to a higher place or dignity; as, the advancement of learning.
Advancement (v. t.) An advance of money or value; payment in advance. See Advance, 5.
Advancement (v. t.) Property given, usually by a parent to a child, in advance of a future distribution.
Advancement (v. t.) Settlement on a wife, or jointure.
Advantage (v. t.) To give an advantage to; to further; to promote; to benefit; to profit.
Adverbialize (v. t.) To give the force or form of an adverb to.
Adverse (v. t.) To oppose; to resist.
Advertise (v. t.) To give notice to; to inform or apprise; to notify; to make known; hence, to warn; -- often followed by of before the subject of information; as, to advertise a man of his loss.
Advertise (v. t.) To give public notice of; to announce publicly, esp. by a printed notice; as, to advertise goods for sale, a lost article, the sailing day of a vessel, a political meeting.
Advise (v. t.) To give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed; to counsel; to warn.
Advise (v. t.) To give information or notice to; to inform; -- with of before the thing communicated; as, we were advised of the risk.
Advise (v. t.) To consider; to deliberate.
Advise (v. t.) To take counsel; to consult; -- followed by with; as, to advise with friends.
Advoke (v. t.) To summon; to call.
Adz (v. t.) To cut with an adz.
Aerate (v. t.) To combine or charge with gas; usually with carbonic acid gas, formerly called fixed air.
Aerate (v. t.) To supply or impregnate with common air; as, to aerate soil; to aerate water.
Aerate (v. t.) To expose to the chemical action of air; to oxygenate (the blood) by respiration; to arterialize.
Aerify (v. t.) To infuse air into; to combine air with.
Aerify (v. t.) To change into an aeriform state.
Affatuate (v. t.) To infatuate.
Affear (v. t.) To frighten.
Affect (v. t.) To act upon; to produce an effect or change upon.
Affect (v. t.) To influence or move, as the feelings or passions; to touch.
Affect (v. t.) To love; to regard with affection.
Affect (v. t.) To show a fondness for; to like to use or practice; to choose; hence, to frequent habitually.
Affect (v. t.) To dispose or inc
Affect (v. t.) To aim at; to aspire; to covet.
Affect (v. t.) To tend to by affinity or disposition.
Affect (v. t.) To make a show of; to put on a pretense of; to feign; to assume; as, to affect ignorance.
Affect (v. t.) To assign; to appoint.
Affeer (v. t.) To confirm; to assure.
Affeer (v. t.) To assess or reduce, as an arbitrary penalty or amercement, to a certain and reasonable sum.
Affiance (v. t.) To betroth; to pledge one's faith to for marriage, or solemnly promise (one's self or another) in marriage.
Affiance (v. t.) To assure by promise.
Affile (v. t.) To polish.
Affiliate (v. t.) To adopt; to receive into a family as a son; hence, to bring or receive into close connection; to ally.
Affiliate (v. t.) To fix the paternity of; -- said of an illegitimate child; as, to affiliate the child to (or on or upon) one man rather than another.
Affiliate (v. t.) To connect in the way of descent; to trace origin to.
Affiliate (v. t.) To attach (to) or unite (with); to receive into a society as a member, and initiate into its mysteries, plans, etc.; -- followed by to or with.
Affine (v. t.) To refine.
Affirm (v. t.) to assert or confirm, as a judgment, decree, or order, brought before an appellate court for review.
Affirm (v. t.) To assert positively; to tell with confidence; to aver; to maintain as true; -- opposed to deny.
Affirm (v. t.) To declare, as a fact, solemnly, under judicial sanction. See Affirmation, 4.
Affix (v. t.) To subjoin, annex, or add at the close or end; to append to; to fix to any part of; as, to affix a syllable to a word; to affix a seal to an instrument; to affix one's name to a writing.
Affix (v. t.) To fix or fasten in any way; to attach physically.
Affix (v. t.) To attach, unite, or connect with; as, names affixed to ideas, or ideas affixed to things; to affix a stigma to a person; to affix ridicule or blame to any one.
Affix (v. t.) To fix or fasten figuratively; -- with on or upon; as, eyes affixed upon the ground.
Afflict (v. t.) To strike or cast down; to overthrow.
Afflict (v. t.) To inflict some great injury or hurt upon, causing continued pain or mental distress; to trouble grievously; to torment.
Afflict (v. t.) To make low or humble.
Afforce (v. t.) To reenforce; to strengthen.
Afford (v. t.) To give forth; to supply, yield, or produce as the natural result, fruit, or issue; as, grapes afford wine; olives afford oil; the earth affords fruit; the sea affords an abundant supply of fish.
Afford (v. t.) To give, grant, or confer, with a remoter reference to its being the natural result; to provide; to furnish; as, a good life affords consolation in old age.
Afford (v. t.) To offer, provide, or supply, as in selling, granting, expending, with profit, or without loss or too great injury; as, A affords his goods cheaper than B; a man can afford a sum yearly in charity.
Afford (v. t.) To incur, stand, or bear without serious detriment, as an act which might under other circumstances be injurious; -- with an auxiliary, as can, could, might, etc.; to be able or rich enough.
Afforest (v. t.) To convert into a forest; as, to afforest a tract of country.
Affranchise (v. t.) To make free; to enfranchise.
Affray (v. t.) To startle from quiet; to alarm.
Affray (v. t.) To frighten; to scare; to frighten away.
Affray (v. t.) The act of suddenly disturbing any one; an assault or attack.
Affray (v. t.) Alarm; terror; fright.
Affray (v. t.) A tumultuous assault or quarrel; a brawl; a fray.
Affray (v. t.) The fighting of two or more persons, in a public place, to the terror of others.
Affreight (v. t.) To hire, as a ship, for the transportation of goods or freight.
Affright (v. t.) To impress with sudden fear; to frighten; to alarm.
Affrighten (v. t.) To frighten.
Affront (v. t.) To front; to face in position; to meet or encounter face to face.
Affront (v. t.) To face in defiance; to confront; as, to affront death; hence, to meet in hostile encounter.
Affront (v. t.) To offend by some manifestation of disrespect; to insult to the face by demeanor or language; to treat with marked incivility.
Affuse (v. t.) To pour out or upon.
Affy (v. t.) To confide (one's self to, or in); to trust.
Affy (v. t.) To betroth or espouse; to affiance.
Affy (v. t.) To bind in faith.
Africanize (v. t.) To place under the domination of Africans or negroes.
Aftereye (v. t.) To look after.
Againbuy (v. t.) To redeem.
Againsay (v. t.) To gainsay.
Againstand (v. t.) To withstand.
Agast (v. t.) Alt. of Aghast
Aghast (v. t.) To affright; to terrify.
Agatize (v. t.) To convert into agate; to make resemble agate.
Age (v. t.) To cause to grow old; to impart the characteristics of age to; as, grief ages us.
Aggerate (v. t.) To heap up.
Aggest (v. t.) To heap up.
Agglomerate (v. t.) To wind or collect into a ball; hence, to gather into a mass or anything like a mass.
Agglutinate (v. t.) To unite, or cause to adhere, as with glue or other viscous substance; to unite by causing an adhesion of substances.
Aggrace (v. t.) To favor; to grace.
Aggrandize (v. t.) To make great; to enlarge; to increase; as, to aggrandize our conceptions, authority, distress.
Aggrandize (v. t.) To make great or greater in power, rank, honor, or wealth; -- applied to persons, countries, etc.
Aggrandize (v. t.) To make appear great or greater; to exalt.
Aggravate (v. t.) To make heavy or heavier; to add to; to increase.
Aggravate (v. t.) To make worse, or more severe; to render less tolerable or less excusable; to make more offensive; to enhance; to intensify.
Aggravate (v. t.) To give coloring to in description; to exaggerate; as, to aggravate circumstances.
Aggravate (v. t.) To exasperate; to provoke; to irritate.
Aggregate (v. t.) To bring together; to collect into a mass or sum. "The aggregated soil."
Aggregate (v. t.) To add or unite, as, a person, to an association.
Aggregate (v. t.) To amount in the aggregate to; as, ten loads, aggregating five hundred bushels.
Aggrege (v. t.) To make heavy; to aggravate.
Aggress (v. t.) To set upon; to attack.
Aggrieve (v. t.) To give pain or sorrow to; to afflict; hence, to oppress or injure in one's rights; to bear heavily upon; -- now commonly used in the passive TO be aggrieved.
Aggroup (v. t.) To bring together in a group; to group.
Aghast (v. t.) See Agast, v. t.
Agist (v. t.) To take to graze or pasture, at a certain sum; -- used originally of the feeding of cattle in the king's forests, and collecting the money for the same.
Agitate (v. t.) To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel.
Agitate (v. t.) To move or actuate.
Agitate (v. t.) To stir up; to disturb or excite; to perturb; as, he was greatly agitated.
Agitate (v. t.) To discuss with great earnestness; to debate; as, a controversy hotly agitated.
Agitate (v. t.) To revolve in the mind, or view in all its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to plot; as, politicians agitate desperate designs.
Agnize (v. t.) To recognize; to acknowledge.
Agnominate (v. t.) To name.
Agonize (v. t.) To cause to suffer agony; to subject to extreme pain; to torture.
Agrarianize (v. t.) To distribute according to, or to imbue with, the principles of agrarianism.
Agree (v. t.) To make harmonious; to reconcile or make friends.
Agree (v. t.) To admit, or come to one mind concerning; to settle; to arrange; as, to agree the fact; to agree differences.
Agrise (v. t.) To shudder at; to abhor; to dread; to loathe.
Agrise (v. t.) To terrify; to affright.
Ague (v. t.) To strike with an ague, or with a cold fit.
Aguilt (v. t.) To be guilty of; to offend; to sin against; to wrong.
Aguise (v. t.) To dress; to attire; to adorn.
Aid (v. t.) To support, either by furnishing strength or means in cooperation to effect a purpose, or to prevent or to remove evil; to help; to assist.
Aid (v. t.) Help; succor; assistance; relief.
Aid (v. t.) The person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; a helper; an assistant.
Aid (v. t.) A subsidy granted to the king by Parliament; also, an exchequer loan.
Aid (v. t.) A pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his lord on special occasions.
Aid (v. t.) An aid-de-camp, so called by abbreviation; as, a general's aid.
Ail (v. t.) To affect with pain or uneasiness, either physical or mental; to trouble; to be the matter with; -- used to express some uneasiness or affection, whose cause is unknown; as, what ails the man? I know not what ails him.
Aim (v. t.) To direct or point, as a weapon, at a particular object; to direct, as a missile, an act, or a proceeding, at, to, or against an object; as, to aim a musket or an arrow, the fist or a blow (at something); to aim a satire or a reflection (at some person or vice).
Alacrify (v. t.) To rouse to action; to inspirit.
Alarm (v. t.) To call to arms for defense; to give notice to (any one) of approaching danger; to rouse to vigilance and action; to put on the alert.
Alarm (v. t.) To keep in excitement; to disturb.
Alarm (v. t.) To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear.
Albumenize (v. t.) To cover or saturate with albumen; to coat or treat with an albuminous solution; as, to albumenize paper.
Alchemize (v. t.) To change by alchemy; to transmute.
Alcoholize (v. t.) To reduce to a fine powder.
Alcoholize (v. t.) To convert into alcohol; to rectify; also, to saturate with alcohol.
Alegge (v. t.) To allay or alleviate; to lighten.
Algebraize (v. t.) To perform by algebra; to reduce to algebraic form.
Alien (v. t.) To alienate; to estrange; to transfer, as property or ownership.
Alienate (v. t.) To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.
Alienate (v. t.) To withdraw, as the affections; to make indifferent of averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to estrange; to wean; -- with from.
Aliene (v. t.) To alien or alienate; to transfer, as title or property; as, to aliene an estate.
Align (v. t.) To adjust or form to a
Align (v. t.) To form in
Aliment (v. t.) To nourish; to support.
Aliment (v. t.) To provide for the maintenance of.
Alkalify (v. t.) To convert into an alkali; to give alka
Alkalizate (v. t.) To alkalizate.
Alkalize (v. t.) To render alka
Allay (v. t.) To make quiet or put at rest; to pacify or appease; to quell; to calm; as, to allay popular excitement; to allay the tumult of the passions.
Allay (v. t.) To alleviate; to abate; to mitigate; as, to allay the severity of affliction or the bitterness of adversity.
Allay (v. t.) To diminish in strength; to abate; to subside.
Allay (v. t.) To mix (metals); to mix with a baser metal; to alloy; to deteriorate.
Allect (v. t.) To allure; to entice.
Alledge (v. t.) See Allege.
Allege (v. t.) To bring forward with positiveness; to declare; to affirm; to assert; as, to allege a fact.
Allege (v. t.) To cite or quote; as, to allege the authority of a judge.
Allege (v. t.) To produce or urge as a reason, plea, or excuse; as, he refused to lend, alleging a resolution against lending.
Allege (v. t.) To alleviate; to lighten, as a burden or a trouble.
Allegge (v. t.) See Alegge and Allay.
Allegorize (v. t.) To form or turn into allegory; as, to allegorize the history of a people.
Allegorize (v. t.) To treat as allegorical; to understand in an allegorical sense; as, when a passage in a writer may understood literally or figuratively, he who gives it a figurative sense is said to allegorize it.
Allegorize (v. t.) To use allegory.
Alleviate (v. t.) To lighten or lessen the force or weight of.
Alleviate (v. t.) To lighten or lessen (physical or mental troubles); to mitigate, or make easier to be endured; as, to alleviate sorrow, pain, care, etc. ; -- opposed to aggravate.
Alleviate (v. t.) To extenuate; to palliate.
All-hail (v. t.) To salute; to greet.
Alliance (v. t.) To connect by alliance; to ally.
Alligate (v. t.) To tie; to unite by some tie.
Alliterate (v. t.) To employ or place so as to make alliteration.
Allocate (v. t.) To distribute or assign; to allot.
Allocate (v. t.) To localize.
Allot (v. t.) To distribute by lot.
Allot (v. t.) To distribute, or parcel out in parts or portions; or to distribute to each individual concerned; to assign as a share or lot; to set apart as one's share; to bestow on; to grant; to appoint; as, let every man be contented with that which Providence allots him.
Allotropize (v. t.) To change in physical properties but not in substance.
Allow (v. t.) To praise; to approve of; hence, to sanction.
Allow (v. t.) To like; to be suited or pleased with.
Allow (v. t.) To sanction; to invest; to intrust.
Allow (v. t.) To grant, give, admit, accord, afford, or yield; to let one have; as, to allow a servant his liberty; to allow a free passage; to allow one day for rest.
Allow (v. t.) To own or acknowledge; to accept as true; to concede; to accede to an opinion; as, to allow a right; to allow a claim; to allow the truth of a proposition.
Allow (v. t.) To grant (something) as a deduction or an addition; esp. to abate or deduct; as, to allow a sum for leakage.
Allow (v. t.) To grant license to; to permit; to consent to; as, to allow a son to be absent.
Alloy (v. t.) Any combination or compound of metals fused together; a mixture of metals; for example, brass, which is an alloy of copper and zinc. But when mercury is one of the metals, the compound is called an amalgam.
Alloy (v. t.) The quality, or comparative purity, of gold or silver; fineness.
Alloy (v. t.) A baser metal mixed with a finer.
Alloy (v. t.) Admixture of anything which lessens the value or detracts from; as, no happiness is without alloy.
Alloy (v. t.) To reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable substance; as, to alloy gold with silver or copper, or silver with copper.
Alloy (v. t.) To mix, as metals, so as to form a compound.
Alloy (v. t.) To abate, impair, or debase by mixture; to allay; as, to alloy pleasure with misfortunes.
Alloy (v. t.) To form a metallic compound.
Allude (v. t.) To compare allusively; to refer (something) as applicable.
Allure (v. t.) To attempt to draw; to tempt by a lure or bait, that is, by the offer of some good, real or apparent; to invite by something flattering or acceptable; to entice; to attract.
Ally (v. t.) To unite, or form a connection between, as between families by marriage, or between princes and states by treaty, league, or confederacy; -- often followed by to or with.
Ally (v. t.) To connect or form a relation between by similitude, resemblance, friendship, or love.
Alose (v. t.) To praise.
Alphabet (v. t.) To designate by the letters of the alphabet; to arrange alphabetically.
Alphabetize (v. t.) To arrange alphabetically; as, to alphabetize a list of words.
Alphabetize (v. t.) To furnish with an alphabet.
Alter (v. t.) To make otherwise; to change in some respect, either partially or wholly; to vary; to modify.
Alter (v. t.) To agitate; to affect mentally.
Alter (v. t.) To geld.
Alternant (v. t.) Composed of alternate layers, as some rocks.
Alternate (v. t.) To perform by turns, or in succession; to cause to succeed by turns; to interchange regularly.
Alum (v. t.) To steep in, or otherwise impregnate with, a solution of alum; to treat with alum.
Aluminize (v. t.) To treat or impregnate with alum; to alum.
Amain (v. t.) To lower, as a sail, a yard, etc.
Amalgamate (v. t.) To compound or mix, as quicksilver, with another metal; to unite, combine, or alloy with mercury.
Amalgamate (v. t.) To mix, so as to make a uniform compound; to unite or combine; as, to amalgamate two races; to amalgamate one race with another.
Amalgamize (v. t.) To amalgamate.
Amass (v. t.) To collect into a mass or heap; to gather a great quantity of; to accumulate; as, to amass a treasure or a fortune; to amass words or phrases.
Amate (v. t.) To dismay; to dishearten; to daunt.
Amate (v. t.) To be a mate to; to match.
Amaze (v. t.) To bewilder; to stupefy; to bring into a maze.
Amaze (v. t.) To confound, as by fear, wonder, extreme surprise; to overwhelm with wonder; to astound; to astonish greatly.
Amaze (v. t.) Bewilderment, arising from fear, surprise, or wonder; amazement.
Amber (v. t.) To scent or flavor with ambergris; as, ambered wine.
Amber (v. t.) To preserve in amber; as, an ambered fly.
Ambition (v. t.) To seek after ambitiously or eagerly; to covet.
Ambuscade (v. t.) A lying in a wood, concealed, for the purpose of attacking an enemy by surprise. Hence: A lying in wait, and concealed in any situation, for a like purpose; a snare laid for an enemy; an ambush.
Ambuscade (v. t.) A place in which troops lie hid, to attack an enemy unexpectedly.
Ambuscade (v. t.) The body of troops lying in ambush.
Ambuscade (v. t.) To post or conceal in ambush; to ambush.
Ambuscade (v. t.) To lie in wait for, or to attack from a covert or lurking place; to waylay.
Ambush (v. t.) A disposition or arrangement of troops for attacking an enemy unexpectedly from a concealed station. Hence: Unseen peril; a device to entrap; a snare.
Ambush (v. t.) A concealed station, where troops or enemies lie in wait to attack by surprise.
Ambush (v. t.) The troops posted in a concealed place, for attacking by surprise; liers in wait.
Ambush (v. t.) To station in ambush with a view to surprise an enemy.
Ambush (v. t.) To attack by ambush; to waylay.
Ambushment (v. t.) An ambush.
Amel (v. t.) Enamel.
Amel (v. t.) To enamel.
Ameliorate (v. t.) To make better; to improve; to meliorate.
Amen (v. t.) To say Amen to; to sanction fully.
Amenage (v. t.) To manage.
Amend (v. t.) To change or modify in any way for the better
Amend (v. t.) by simply removing what is erroneous, corrupt, superfluous, faulty, and the like;
Amend (v. t.) by supplying deficiencies;
Amend (v. t.) by substituting something else in the place of what is removed; to rectify.
Amenuse (v. t.) To lessen.
Amerce (v. t.) To punish by a pecuniary penalty, the amount of which is not fixed by law, but left to the discretion of the court; as, the amerced the criminal in the sum on the hundred dollars.
Amerce (v. t.) To punish, in general; to mulct.
Americanize (v. t.) To render American; to assimilate to the Americans in customs, ideas, etc.; to stamp with American characteristics.
Amit (v. t.) To lose.
Ammunition (v. t.) To provide with ammunition.
Amnesty (v. t.) To grant amnesty to.
Amoneste (v. t.) To admonish.
Amortize (v. t.) To make as if dead; to destroy.
Amortize (v. t.) To alienate in mortmain, that is, to convey to a corporation. See Mortmain.
Amortize (v. t.) To clear off or extinguish, as a debt, usually by means of a sinking fund.
Amount (v. t.) To signify; to amount to.
Amove (v. t.) To remove, as a person or thing, from a position.
Amove (v. t.) To dismiss from an office or station.
Ampliate (v. t.) To enlarge.
Amplificate (v. t.) To amplify.
Amplify (v. t.) To render larger, more extended, or more intense, and the like; -- used especially of telescopes, microscopes, etc.
Amplify (v. t.) To enlarge by addition or discussion; to treat copiously by adding particulars, illustrations, etc.; to expand; to make much of.
Amputate (v. t.) To prune or lop off, as branches or tendrils.
Amputate (v. t.) To cut off (a limb or projecting part of the body)
Anabaptize (v. t.) To rebaptize; to rechristen; also, to rename.
Anachronize (v. t.) To refer to, or put into, a wrong time.
Anaesthetize (v. t.) To render insensible by an anaesthetic.
Anagram (v. t.) To anagrammatize.
Anagrammatize (v. t.) To transpose, as the letters of a word, so as to form an anagram.
Analyze (v. t.) To subject to analysis; to resolve (anything complex) into its elements; to separate into the constituent parts, for the purpose of an examination of each separately; to examine in such a manner as to ascertain the elements or nature of the thing examined; as, to analyze a fossil substance; to analyze a sentence or a word; to analyze an action to ascertain its morality.
Anarchize (v. t.) To reduce to anarchy.
Anathematize (v. t.) To pronounce an anathema against; to curse. Hence: To condemn publicly as something accursed.
Anatomize (v. t.) To dissect; to cut in pieces, as an animal vegetable body, for the purpose of displaying or examining the structure and use of the several parts.
Anatomize (v. t.) To discriminate minutely or carefully; to analyze.
Anchor (v. t.) To place at anchor; to secure by an anchor; as, to anchor a ship.
Anchor (v. t.) To fix or fasten; to fix in a stable condition; as, to anchor the cables of a suspension bridge.
Anele (v. t.) To anoint.
Anele (v. t.) To give extreme unction to.
Angelify (v. t.) To make like an angel; to angelize.
Angelize (v. t.) To raise to the state of an angel; to render angelic.
Anger (v. t.) To make painful; to cause to smart; to inflame.
Anger (v. t.) To excite to anger; to enrage; to provoke.
Angle (v. t.) To try to gain by some insinuating artifice; to allure.
Anglicify (v. t.) To anglicize.
Anglicize (v. t.) To make English; to English; to anglify; render conformable to the English idiom, or to English analogies.
Anglify (v. t.) To convert into English; to anglicize.
Anguish (v. t.) To distress with extreme pain or grief.
Angulate (v. t.) To make angular.
Anhang (v. t.) To hang.
Anient (v. t.) Alt. of Anientise
Anientise (v. t.) To frustrate; to bring to naught; to annihilate.
Animalize (v. t.) To endow with the properties of an animal; to represent in animal form.
Animalize (v. t.) To convert into animal matter by the processes of assimilation.
Animalize (v. t.) To render animal or sentient; to reduce to the state of a lower animal; to sensualize.
Animate (v. t.) To give natural life to; to make alive; to quicken; as, the soul animates the body.
Animate (v. t.) To give powers to, or to heighten the powers or effect of; as, to animate a lyre.
Animate (v. t.) To give spirit or vigor to; to stimulate or incite; to inspirit; to rouse; to enliven.
Animosity (v. t.) Mere spiritedness or courage.
Animosity (v. t.) Violent hatred leading to active opposition; active enmity; energetic dislike.
Annalize (v. t.) To record in annals.
Anneal (v. t.) To subject to great heat, and then cool slowly, as glass, cast iron, steel, or other metal, for the purpose of rendering it less brittle; to temper; to toughen.
Anneal (v. t.) To heat, as glass, tiles, or earthenware, in order to fix the colors laid on them.
Annex (v. t.) To join or attach; usually to subjoin; to affix; to append; -- followed by to.
Annex (v. t.) To join or add, as a smaller thing to a greater.
Annex (v. t.) To attach or connect, as a consequence, condition, etc.; as, to annex a penalty to a prohibition, or punishment to guilt.
Annexation (v. t.) The act of annexing; process of attaching, adding, or appending; the act of connecting; union; as, the annexation of Texas to the United States, or of chattels to the freehold.
Annexation (v. t.) The union of property with a freehold so as to become a fixture. Bouvier. (b) (Scots Law) The appropriation of lands or rents to the crown.
Annihilate (v. t.) To reduce to nothing or nonexistence; to destroy the existence of; to cause to cease to be.
Annihilate (v. t.) To destroy the form or peculiar distinctive properties of, so that the specific thing no longer exists; as, to annihilate a forest by cutting down the trees.
Annihilate (v. t.) To destroy or eradicate, as a property or attribute of a thing; to make of no effect; to destroy the force, etc., of; as, to annihilate an argument, law, rights, goodness.
Annominate (v. t.) To name.
Announce (v. t.) To give public notice, or first notice of; to make known; to publish; to proclaim.
Announce (v. t.) To pronounce; to declare by judicial sentence.
Annumerate (v. t.) To add on; to count in.
Annunciate (v. t.) To announce.
Anoil (v. t.) To anoint with oil.
Anoint (v. t.) To smear or rub over with oil or an unctuous substance; also, to spread over, as oil.
Anoint (v. t.) To apply oil to or to pour oil upon, etc., as a sacred rite, especially for consecration.
Anorn (v. t.) To adorn.
Antagonize (v. t.) To contend with; to oppose actively; to counteract.
Antedate (v. t.) To date before the true time; to assign to an earlier date; thus, to antedate a deed or a bond is to give it a date anterior to the true time of its execution.
Antedate (v. t.) To precede in time.
Antedate (v. t.) To anticipate; to make before the true time.
Antepone (v. t.) To put before; to prefer.
Antevert (v. t.) To prevent.
Antevert (v. t.) To displace by anteversion.
Anthem (v. t.) To celebrate with anthems.
Antic (v. t.) To make appear like a buffoon.
Anticipate (v. t.) To be before in doing; to do or take before another; to preclude or prevent by prior action.
Anticipate (v. t.) To take up or introduce beforehand, or before the proper or normal time; to cause to occur earlier or prematurely; as, the advocate has anticipated a part of his argument.
Anticipate (v. t.) To foresee (a wish, command, etc.) and do beforehand that which will be desired.
Anticipate (v. t.) To foretaste or foresee; to have a previous view or impression of; as, to anticipate the pleasures of a visit; to anticipate the evils of life.
Antidote (v. t.) To counteract or prevent the effects of, by giving or taking an antidote.
Antidote (v. t.) To fortify or preserve by an antidote.
Antiquate (v. t.) To make old, or obsolete; to make antique; to make old in such a degree as to put out of use; hence, to make void, or abrogate.
Antrovert (v. t.) To bend forward.
Anvil (v. t.) To form or shape on an anvil; to hammer out; as, anviled armor.
Ape (v. t.) To mimic, as an ape imitates human actions; to imitate or follow servilely or irrationally.
Aphetize (v. t.) To shorten by aphesis.
Apocopate (v. t.) To cut off or drop; as, to apocopate a word, or the last letter, syllable, or part of a word.
Apologize (v. t.) To defend.
Apotheosize (v. t.) To exalt to the dignity of a deity; to declare to be a god; to deify; to glorify.
Apparel (v. t.) To make or get (something) ready; to prepare.
Apparel (v. t.) To furnish with apparatus; to equip; to fit out.
Apparel (v. t.) To dress or clothe; to attire.
Apparel (v. t.) To dress with external ornaments; to cover with something ornamental; to deck; to embellish; as, trees appareled with flowers, or a garden with verdure.
Appay (v. t.) To pay; to satisfy or appease.
Appeach (v. t.) To impeach; to accuse; to asperse; to inform against; to reproach.
Appeal (v. t.) To make application for the removal of (a cause) from an inferior to a superior judge or court for a rehearing or review on account of alleged injustice or illegality in the trial below. We say, the cause was appealed from an inferior court.
Appeal (v. t.) To charge with a crime; to accuse; to institute a private criminal prosecution against for some heinous crime; as, to appeal a person of felony.
Appeal (v. t.) To summon; to challenge.
Appeal (v. t.) To invoke.
Appeal (v. t.) To apply for the removal of a cause from an inferior to a superior judge or court for the purpose of reexamination of for decision.
Appeal (v. t.) To call upon another to decide a question controverted, to corroborate a statement, to vindicate one's rights, etc.; as, I appeal to all mankind for the truth of what is alleged. Hence: To call on one for aid; to make earnest request.
Appeal (v. t.) An application for the removal of a cause or suit from an inferior to a superior judge or court for reexamination or review.
Appeal (v. t.) The mode of proceeding by which such removal is effected.
Appeal (v. t.) The right of appeal.
Appeal (v. t.) An accusation; a process which formerly might be instituted by one private person against another for some heinous crime demanding punishment for the particular injury suffered, rather than for the offense against the public.
Appeal (v. t.) An accusation of a felon at common law by one of his accomplices, which accomplice was then called an approver. See Approvement.
Appeal (v. t.) A summons to answer to a charge.
Appeal (v. t.) A call upon a person or an authority for proof or decision, in one's favor; reference to another as witness; a call for help or a favor; entreaty.
Appeal (v. t.) Resort to physical means; recourse.
Appease (v. t.) To make quiet; to calm; to reduce to a state of peace; to still; to pacify; to dispel (anger or hatred); as, to appease the tumult of the ocean, or of the passions; to appease hunger or thirst.
Append (v. t.) To hang or attach to, as by a string, so that the thing is suspended; as, a seal appended to a record; the inscription was appended to the column.
Append (v. t.) To add, as an accessory to the principal thing; to annex; as, notes appended to this chapter.
Appendant (v. t.) Hanging; annexed; adjunct; concomitant; as, a seal appendant to a paper.
Appendant (v. t.) Appended by prescription, that is, a personal usage for a considerable time; -- said of a thing of inheritance belonging to another inheritance which is superior or more worthy; as, an advowson, common, etc. , which may be appendant to a manor, common of fishing to a freehold, a seat in church to a house.
Appendicate (v. t.) To append.
Apperceive (v. t.) To perceive; to comprehend.
Appete (v. t.) To seek for; to desire.
Appetize (v. t.) To make hungry; to whet the appetite of.
Applaud (v. t.) To show approval of by clapping the hands, acclamation, or other significant sign.
Applaud (v. t.) To praise by words; to express approbation of; to commend; to approve.
Applot (v. t.) To divide into plots or parts; to apportion.
Apply (v. t.) To lay or place; to put or adjust (one thing to another); -- with to; as, to apply the hand to the breast; to apply medicaments to a diseased part of the body.
Apply (v. t.) To put to use; to use or employ for a particular purpose, or in a particular case; to appropriate; to devote; as, to apply money to the payment of a debt.
Apply (v. t.) To make use of, declare, or pronounce, as suitable, fitting, or relative; as, to apply the testimony to the case; to apply an epithet to a person.
Apply (v. t.) To fix closely; to engage and employ diligently, or with attention; to attach; to inc
Apply (v. t.) To direct or address.
Apply (v. t.) To betake; to address; to refer; -- used reflexively.
Apply (v. t.) To busy; to keep at work; to ply.
Apply (v. t.) To visit.
Appoint (v. t.) To fix with power or firmness; to establish; to mark out.
Appoint (v. t.) To fix by a decree, order, command, resolve, decision, or mutual agreement; to constitute; to ordain; to prescribe; to fix the time and place of.
Appoint (v. t.) To assign, designate, or set apart by authority.
Appoint (v. t.) To furnish in all points; to provide with everything necessary by way of equipment; to equip; to fit out.
Appoint (v. t.) To point at by way, or for the purpose, of censure or commendation; to arraign.
Appoint (v. t.) To direct, designate, or limit; to make or direct a new disposition of, by virtue of a power contained in a conveyance; -- said of an estate already conveyed.
Appointee (v. t.) A person appointed.
Appointee (v. t.) A person in whose favor a power of appointment is executed.
Apportion (v. t.) To divide and assign in just proportion; to divide and distribute proportionally; to portion out; to allot; as, to apportion undivided rights; to apportion time among various employments.
Appose (v. t.) To place opposite or before; to put or apply (one thing to another).
Appose (v. t.) To place in juxtaposition or proximity.
Appose (v. t.) To put questions to; to examine; to try. [Obs.] See Pose.
Appraise (v. t.) To set a value; to estimate the worth of, particularly by persons appointed for the purpose; as, to appraise goods and chattels.
Appraise (v. t.) To estimate; to conjecture.
Appraise (v. t.) To praise; to commend.
Appreciate (v. t.) To set a price or value on; to estimate justly; to value.
Appreciate (v. t.) To raise the value of; to increase the market price of; -- opposed to depreciate.
Appreciate (v. t.) To be sensible of; to distinguish.
Apprehend (v. t.) To take or seize; to take hold of.
Apprehend (v. t.) Hence: To take or seize (a person) by legal process; to arrest; as, to apprehend a criminal.
Apprehend (v. t.) To take hold of with the understanding, that is, to conceive in the mind; to become cognizant of; to understand; to recognize; to consider.
Apprehend (v. t.) To know or learn with certainty.
Apprehend (v. t.) To anticipate; esp., to anticipate with anxiety, dread, or fear; to fear.
Apprentice (v. t.) To bind to, or put under the care of, a master, for the purpose of instruction in a trade or business.
Apprise (v. t.) To give notice, verbal or written; to inform; -- followed by of; as, we will apprise the general of an intended attack; he apprised the commander of what he had done.
Apprize (v. t.) To appraise; to value; to appreciate.
Approach (v. t.) To bring near; to cause to draw near; to advance.
Approach (v. t.) To come near to in place, time, or character; to draw nearer to; as, to approach the city; to approach my cabin; he approached the age of manhood.
Approach (v. t.) To take approaches to.
Approbate (v. t.) To express approbation of; to approve; to sanction officially.
Appromt (v. t.) To quicken; to prompt.
Appropre (v. t.) To appropriate.
Appropriate (v. t.) To take to one's self in exclusion of others; to claim or use as by an exclusive right; as, let no man appropriate the use of a common benefit.
Appropriate (v. t.) To set apart for, or assign to, a particular person or use, in exclusion of all others; -- with to or for; as, a spot of ground is appropriated for a garden; to appropriate money for the increase of the navy.
Appropriate (v. t.) To make suitable; to suit.
Appropriate (v. t.) To annex, as a benefice, to a spiritual corporation, as its property.
Approve (v. t.) To show to be real or true; to prove.
Approve (v. t.) To make proof of; to demonstrate; to prove or show practically.
Approve (v. t.) To sanction officially; to ratify; to confirm; as, to approve the decision of a court-martial.
Approve (v. t.) To regard as good; to commend; to be pleased with; to think well of; as, we approve the measured of the administration.
Approve (v. t.) To make or show to be worthy of approbation or acceptance.
Approve (v. t.) To make profit of; to convert to one's own profit; -- said esp. of waste or common land appropriated by the lord of the manor.
Approver (v. t.) A bailiff or steward; an agent.
Approximate (v. t.) To carry or advance near; to cause to approach.
Approximate (v. t.) To come near to; to approach.
Apt (v. t.) To fit; to suit; to adapt.
Aptate (v. t.) To make fit.
Arace (v. t.) To tear up by the roots; to draw away.
Araise (v. t.) To raise.
Arbiter (v. t.) To act as arbiter between.
Arbitrable (v. t.) Capable of being decided by arbitration; determinable.
Arbitrate (v. t.) To hear and decide, as arbitrators; as, to choose to arbitrate a disputed case.
Arbitrate (v. t.) To decide, or determine generally.
Arch (v. t.) To cover with an arch or arches.
Arch (v. t.) To form or bend into the shape of an arch.
Archaize (v. t.) To make appear archaic or antique.
Aread (v. t.) Alt. of Areed
Areed (v. t.) To tell, declare, explain, or interpret; to divine; to guess; as, to aread a riddle or a dream.
Areed (v. t.) To read.
Areed (v. t.) To counsel, advise, warn, or direct.
Areed (v. t.) To decree; to adjudge.
Arefy (v. t.) To dry, or make dry.
Aret (v. t.) To reckon; to ascribe; to impute.
Argue (v. t.) To debate or discuss; to treat by reasoning; as, the counsel argued the cause before a full court; the cause was well argued.
Argue (v. t.) To prove or evince; too manifest or exhibit by inference, deduction, or reasoning.
Argue (v. t.) To persuade by reasons; as, to argue a man into a different opinion.
Argue (v. t.) To blame; to accuse; to charge with.
Arianize (v. t.) To convert to Arianism.
Arm (v. t.) To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms.
Arm (v. t.) To furnish with arms or limbs.
Arm (v. t.) To furnish or equip with weapons of offense or defense; as, to arm soldiers; to arm the country.
Arm (v. t.) To cover or furnish with a plate, or with whatever will add strength, force, security, or efficiency; as, to arm the hit of a sword; to arm a hook in angling.
Arm (v. t.) Fig.: To furnish with means of defense; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense.
Armada (v. t.) A fleet of armed ships; a squadron. Specifically, the Spanish fleet which was sent to assail England, a. d. 1558.
Aroint (v. t.) To drive or scare off by some exclamation.
Aromatize (v. t.) To impregnate with aroma; to render aromatic; to give a spicy scent or taste to; to perfume.
Arouse (v. t.) To excite to action from a state of rest; to stir, or put in motion or exertion; to rouse; to excite; as, to arouse one from sleep; to arouse the dormant faculties.
Arraign (v. t.) To call or set as a prisoner at the bar of a court to answer to the matter charged in an indictment or complaint.
Arraign (v. t.) To call to account, or accuse, before the bar of reason, taste, or any other tribunal.
Arraign (v. t.) To appeal to; to demand; as, to arraign an assize of novel disseizin.
Arraiment (v. t.) Alt. of Arrayment
Arrayment (v. t.) Clothes; raiment.
Arrange (v. t.) To put in proper order; to dispose (persons, or parts) in the manner intended, or best suited for the purpose; as, troops arranged for battle.
Arrange (v. t.) To adjust or settle; to prepare; to determine; as, to arrange the preliminaries of an undertaking.
Arras (v. t.) To furnish with an arras.
Arrect (v. t.) To direct.
Arrect (v. t.) To impute.
Arrest (v. t.) To stop; to check or hinder the motion or action of; as, to arrest the current of a river; to arrest the senses.
Arrest (v. t.) To take, seize, or apprehend by authority of law; as, to arrest one for debt, or for a crime.
Arrest (v. t.) To seize on and fix; to hold; to catch; as, to arrest the eyes or attention.
Arrest (v. t.) To rest or fasten; to fix; to concentrate.
Arrest (v. t.) The act of stopping, or restraining from further motion, etc.; stoppage; hindrance; restraint; as, an arrest of development.
Arrest (v. t.) The taking or apprehending of a person by authority of law; legal restraint; custody. Also, a decree, mandate, or warrant.
Arrest (v. t.) Any seizure by power, physical or moral.
Arrest (v. t.) A scurfiness of the back part of the hind leg of a horse; -- also named rat-tails.
Arret (v. t.) Same as Aret.
Arride (v. t.) To please; to gratify.
Arrive (v. t.) To bring to shore.
Arrive (v. t.) To reach; to come to.
Arrogate (v. t.) To assume, or claim as one's own, unduly, proudly, or presumptuously; to make undue claims to, from vanity or baseless pretensions to right or merit; as, the pope arrogated dominion over kings.
Arrose (v. t.) To drench; to besprinkle; to moisten.
Arsenicate (v. t.) To combine with arsenic; to treat or impregnate with arsenic.
Arterialize (v. t.) To transform, as the venous blood, into arterial blood by exposure to oxygen in the lungs; to make arterial.
Articulate (v. t.) To joint; to unite by means of a joint; to put together with joints or at the joints.
Articulate (v. t.) To draw up or write in separate articles; to particularize; to specify.
Articulate (v. t.) To form, as the elementary sounds; to utter in distinct syllables or words; to enunciate; as, to articulate letters or language.
Articulate (v. t.) To express distinctly; to give utterance to.
Artificialize (v. t.) To render artificial.
Artilize (v. t.) To make resemble.
Aryanize (v. t.) To make Aryan (a language, or in language).
Ascend (v. t.) To go or move upward upon or along; to climb; to mount; to go up the top of; as, to ascend a hill, a ladder, a tree, a river, a throne.
Ascertain (v. t.) To render (a person) certain; to cause to feel certain; to make confident; to assure; to apprise.
Ascertain (v. t.) To make (a thing) certain to the mind; to free from obscurity, doubt, or change; to make sure of; to fix; to determine.
Ascertain (v. t.) To find out or learn for a certainty, by trial, examination, or experiment; to get to know; as, to ascertain the weight of a commodity, or the purity of a metal.
Ascribe (v. t.) To attribute, impute, or refer, as to a cause; as, his death was ascribed to a poison; to ascribe an effect to the right cause; to ascribe such a book to such an author.
Ascribe (v. t.) To attribute, as a quality, or an appurtenance; to consider or allege to belong.
Ash (v. t.) To strew or sprinkle with ashes.
Ashame (v. t.) To shame.
Ask (v. t.) To request; to seek to obtain by words; to petition; to solicit; -- often with of, in the sense of from, before the person addressed.
Ask (v. t.) To require, demand, claim, or expect, whether by way of remuneration or return, or as a matter of necessity; as, what price do you ask?
Ask (v. t.) To interrogate or inquire of or concerning; to put a question to or about; to question.
Ask (v. t.) To invite; as, to ask one to an entertainment.
Ask (v. t.) To publish in church for marriage; -- said of both the banns and the persons.
Askance (v. t.) To turn aside.
Asperate (v. t.) To make rough or uneven.
Asperne (v. t.) To spurn; to despise.
Asperse (v. t.) To sprinkle, as water or dust, upon anybody or anything, or to besprinkle any one with a liquid or with dust.
Asperse (v. t.) To bespatter with foul reports or false and injurious charges; to tarnish in point of reputation or good name; to slander or calumniate; as, to asperse a poet or his writings; to asperse a man's character.
Asphalt (v. t.) To cover with asphalt; as, to asphalt a roof; asphalted streets.
Asphyxiate (v. t.) To bring to a state of asphyxia; to suffocate. [Used commonly in the past pple.]
Aspirate (v. t.) To pronounce with a breathing, an aspirate, or an h sound; as, we aspirate the words horse and house; to aspirate a vowel or a liquid consonant.
Aspire (v. t.) To desire with eagerness; to seek to attain something high or great; to pant; to long; -- followed by to or after, and rarely by at; as, to aspire to a crown; to aspire after immorality.
Aspire (v. t.) To rise; to ascend; to tower; to soar.
Aspire (v. t.) To aspire to; to long for; to try to reach; to mount to.
Assail (v. t.) To attack with violence, or in a vehement and hostile manner; to assault; to molest; as, to assail a man with blows; to assail a city with artillery.
Assail (v. t.) To encounter or meet purposely with the view of mastering, as an obstacle, difficulty, or the like.
Assail (v. t.) To attack morally, or with a view to produce changes in the feelings, character, conduct, existing usages, institutions; to attack by words, hostile influence, etc.; as, to assail one with appeals, arguments, abuse, ridicule, and the like.
Assart (v. t.) To grub up, as trees; to commit an assart upon; as, to assart land or trees.
Assassin (v. t.) To assassinate.
Assassinate (v. t.) To kill by surprise or secret assault; to murder by treacherous violence.
Assassinate (v. t.) To assail with murderous intent; hence, by extended meaning, to maltreat exceedingly.
Assecure (v. t.) To make sure or safe; to assure.
Assemble (v. t.) To collect into one place or body; to bring or call together; to convene; to congregate.
Assent (v. t.) To admit a thing as true; to express one's agreement, acquiescence, concurrence, or concession.
Assert (v. t.) To affirm; to declare with assurance, or plainly and strongly; to state positively; to aver; to asseverate.
Assert (v. t.) To maintain; to defend.
Assert (v. t.) To maintain or defend, as a cause or a claim, by words or measures; to vindicate a claim or title to; as, to assert our rights and liberties.
Assever (v. t.) See Asseverate.
Asseverate (v. t.) To affirm or aver positively, or with solemnity.
Assibilate (v. t.) To make sibilant; to change to a sibilant.
Assiege (v. t.) To besiege.
Assign (v. t.) To appoint; to allot; to apportion; to make over.
Assign (v. t.) To fix, specify, select, or designate; to point out authoritatively or exactly; as, to assign a limit; to assign counsel for a prisoner; to assign a day for trial.
Assign (v. t.) To transfer, or make over to another, esp. to transfer to, and vest in, certain persons, called assignees, for the benefit of creditors.
Assimilate (v. t.) To bring to a likeness or to conformity; to cause a resemblance between.
Assimilate (v. t.) To liken; to compa/e.
Assimilate (v. t.) To appropriate and transform or incorporate into the substance of the assimilating body; to absorb or appropriate, as nourishment; as, food is assimilated and converted into organic tissue.
Assimulate (v. t.) To feign; to counterfeit; to simulate; to resemble.
Assimulate (v. t.) To assimilate.
Assist (v. t.) To give support to in some undertaking or effort, or in time of distress; to help; to aid; to succor.
Assober (v. t.) To make or keep sober.
Associate (v. t.) To join with one, as a friend, companion, partner, or confederate; as, to associate others with us in business, or in an enterprise.
Associate (v. t.) To join or connect; to combine in acting; as, particles of gold associated with other substances.
Associate (v. t.) To connect or place together in thought.
Associate (v. t.) To accompany; to keep company with.
Assoil (v. t.) To set free; to release.
Assoil (v. t.) To solve; to clear up.
Assoil (v. t.) To set free from guilt; to absolve.
Assoil (v. t.) To expiate; to atone for.
Assoil (v. t.) To remove; to put off.
Assoil (v. t.) To soil; to stain.
Assoilzie (v. t.) Alt. of Assoilyie
Assoilyie (v. t.) To absolve; to acquit by sentence of court.
Assort (v. t.) To separate and distribute into classes, as things of a like kind, nature, or quality, or which are suited to a like purpose; to classify; as, to assort goods. [Rarely applied to persons.]
Assort (v. t.) To furnish with, or make up of, various sorts or a variety of goods; as, to assort a cargo.
Assot (v. t.) To besot; to befool; to beguile; to infatuate.
Assuage (v. t.) To soften, in a figurative sense; to allay, mitigate, ease, or lessen, as heat, pain, or grief; to appease or pacify, as passion or tumult; to satisfy, as appetite or desire.
Assubjugate (v. t.) To bring into subjection.
Assume (v. t.) To take to or upon one's self; to take formally and demonstratively; sometimes, to appropriate or take unjustly.
Assume (v. t.) To take for granted, or without proof; to suppose as a fact; to suppose or take arbitrarily or tentatively.
Assume (v. t.) To pretend to possess; to take in appearance.
Assume (v. t.) To receive or adopt.
Assumpt (v. t.) To take up; to elevate; to assume.
Assure (v. t.) To make sure or certain; to render confident by a promise, declaration, or other evidence.
Assure (v. t.) To declare to, solemnly; to assert to (any one) with the design of inspiring belief or confidence.
Assure (v. t.) To confirm; to make certain or secure.
Assure (v. t.) To affiance; to betroth.
Assure (v. t.) To insure; to covenant to indemnify for loss, or to pay a specified sum at death. See Insure.
Astert (v. t.) To start up; to befall; to escape; to shun.
Aston (v. t.) Alt. of Astone
Astone (v. t.) To stun; to astonish; to stupefy.
Astonish (v. t.) To stun; to render senseless, as by a blow.
Astonish (v. t.) To strike with sudden fear, terror, or wonder; to amaze; to surprise greatly, as with something unaccountable; to confound with some sudden emotion or passion.
Astony (v. t.) To stun; to bewilder; to astonish; to dismay.
Astrict (v. t.) To bind up; to confine; to constrict; to contract.
Astrict (v. t.) To bind; to constrain; to restrict; to limit.
Astrict (v. t.) To restrict the tenure of; as, to astrict lands. See Astriction, 4.
Astringe (v. t.) To bind fast; to constrict; to contract; to cause parts to draw together; to compress.
Astringe (v. t.) To bind by moral or legal obligation.
Astun (v. t.) To stun.
Asweve (v. t.) To stupefy.
Atake (v. t.) To overtake.
Atheize (v. t.) To render atheistic or godless.
Athink (v. t.) To repent; to displease; to disgust.
Atmolyze (v. t.) To subject to atmolysis; to separate by atmolysis.
Atom (v. t.) To reduce to atoms.
Atomize (v. t.) To reduce to atoms, or to fine spray.
Atone (v. t.) To set at one; to reduce to concord; to reconcile, as parties at variance; to appease.
Atone (v. t.) To unite in making.
Atone (v. t.) To make satisfaction for; to expiate.
Atrede (v. t.) To surpass in council.
Atrenne (v. t.) To outrun.
Atrophy (v. t.) To cause to waste away or become abortive; to starve or weaken.
Attach (v. t.) To bind, fasten, tie, or connect; to make fast or join; as, to attach one thing to another by a string, by glue, or the like.
Attach (v. t.) To connect; to place so as to belong; to assign by authority; to appoint; as, an officer is attached to a certain regiment, company, or ship.
Attach (v. t.) To win the heart of; to connect by ties of love or self-interest; to attract; to fasten or bind by moral influence; -- with to; as, attached to a friend; attaching others to us by wealth or flattery.
Attach (v. t.) To connect, in a figurative sense; to ascribe or attribute; to affix; -- with to; as, to attach great importance to a particular circumstance.
Attach (v. t.) To take, seize, or lay hold of.
Attach (v. t.) To take by legal authority: (a) To arrest by writ, and bring before a court, as to answer for a debt, or a contempt; -- applied to a taking of the person by a civil process; being now rarely used for the arrest of a criminal. (b) To seize or take (goods or real estate) by virtue of a writ or precept to hold the same to satisfy a judgment which may be rendered in the suit. See Attachment, 4.
Attache (v. t.) One attached to another person or thing, as a part of a suite or staff. Specifically: One attached to an embassy.
Attack (v. t.) To fall upon with force; to assail, as with force and arms; to assault.
Attack (v. t.) To assail with unfriendly speech or writing; to begin a controversy with; to attempt to overthrow or bring into disrepute, by criticism or satire; to censure; as, to attack a man, or his opinions, in a pamphlet.
Attack (v. t.) To set to work upon, as upon a task or problem, or some object of labor or investigation.
Attack (v. t.) To begin to affect; to begin to act upon, injuriously or destructively; to begin to decompose or waste.
Attain (v. t.) To achieve or accomplish, that is, to reach by efforts; to gain; to compass; as, to attain rest.
Attain (v. t.) To gain or obtain possession of; to acquire.
Attain (v. t.) To get at the knowledge of; to ascertain.
Attain (v. t.) To reach or come to, by progression or motion; to arrive at.
Attain (v. t.) To overtake.
Attain (v. t.) To reach in excellence or degree; to equal.
Attaint (v. t.) To attain; to get act; to hit.
Attaint (v. t.) To find guilty; to convict; -- said esp. of a jury on trial for giving a false verdict.
Attaint (v. t.) To subject (a person) to the legal condition formerly resulting from a sentence of death or outlawry, pronounced in respect of treason or felony; to affect by attainder.
Attaint (v. t.) To accuse; to charge with a crime or a dishonorable act.
Attaint (v. t.) To affect or infect, as with physical or mental disease or with moral contagion; to taint or corrupt.
Attaint (v. t.) To stain; to obscure; to sully; to disgrace; to cloud with infamy.
Attame (v. t.) To pierce; to attack.
Attame (v. t.) To broach; to begin.
Attaminate (v. t.) To corrupt; to defile; to contaminate.
Attask (v. t.) To take to task; to blame.
Attaste (v. t.) To taste or cause to taste.
Attemper (v. t.) To reduce, modify, or moderate, by mixture; to temper; to regulate, as temperature.
Attemper (v. t.) To soften, mollify, or moderate; to soothe; to temper; as, to attemper rigid justice with clemency.
Attemper (v. t.) To mix in just proportion; to regulate; as, a mind well attempered with kindness and justice.
Attemper (v. t.) To accommodate; to make suitable; to adapt.
Attemperate (v. t.) To attemper.
Attempt (v. t.) To make trial or experiment of; to try; to endeavor to do or perform (some action); to assay; as, to attempt to sing; to attempt a bold flight.
Attempt (v. t.) To try to move, by entreaty, by afflictions, or by temptations; to tempt.
Attempt (v. t.) To try to win, subdue, or overcome; as, one who attempts the virtue of a woman.
Attempt (v. t.) To attack; to make an effort or attack upon; to try to take by force; as, to attempt the enemy's camp.
Attend (v. t.) To direct the attention to; to fix the mind upon; to give heed to; to regard.
Attend (v. t.) To care for; to look after; to take charge of; to watch over.
Attend (v. t.) To go or stay with, as a companion, nurse, or servant; to visit professionally, as a physician; to accompany or follow in order to do service; to escort; to wait on; to serve.
Attend (v. t.) To be present with; to accompany; to be united or consequent to; as, a measure attended with ill effects.
Attend (v. t.) To be present at; as, to attend church, school, a concert, a business meeting.
Attend (v. t.) To wait for; to await; to remain, abide, or be in store for.
Attendance (v. t.) Attention; regard; careful application.
Attendance (v. t.) The act of attending; state of being in waiting; service; ministry; the fact of being present; presence.
Attendance (v. t.) Waiting for; expectation.
Attendance (v. t.) The persons attending; a retinue; attendants.
Attendant (v. t.) Being present, or in the train; accompanying; in waiting.
Attendant (v. t.) Accompanying, connected with, or immediately following, as consequential; consequent; as, intemperance with all its attendant evils.
Attendant (v. t.) Depending on, or owing duty or service to; as, the widow attendant to the heir.
Attent (v. t.) Attentive; heedful.
Attenuate (v. t.) To make thin or slender, as by mechanical or chemical action upon inanimate objects, or by the effects of starvation, disease, etc., upon living bodies.
Attenuate (v. t.) To make thin or less consistent; to render less viscid or dense; to rarefy. Specifically: To subtilize, as the humors of the body, or to break them into finer parts.
Attenuate (v. t.) To lessen the amount, force, or value of; to make less complex; to weaken.
Atterrate (v. t.) To fill up with alluvial earth.
Attest (v. t.) To bear witness to; to certify; to affirm to be true or genuine; as, to attest the truth of a writing, a copy of record.
Attest (v. t.) To give proof of; to manifest; as, the ruins of Palmyra attest its ancient magnificence.
Attest (v. t.) To call to witness; to invoke.
Atticize (v. t.) To conform or make conformable to the language, customs, etc., of Attica.
Attinge (v. t.) To touch lightly.
Attire (v. t.) To dress; to array; to adorn; esp., to clothe with elegant or splendid garments.
Attorn (v. t.) To turn, or transfer homage and service, from one lord to another. This is the act of feudatories, vassals, or tenants, upon the alienation of the estate.
Attorn (v. t.) To agree to become tenant to one to whom reversion has been granted.
Attorney (v. t.) To perform by proxy; to employ as a proxy.
Attract (v. t.) To draw to, or cause to tend to; esp. to cause to approach, adhere, or combine; or to cause to resist divulsion, separation, or decomposition.
Attract (v. t.) To draw by influence of a moral or emotional kind; to engage or fix, as the mind, attention, etc.; to invite or allure; as, to attract admirers.
Attrahent (v. t.) Attracting; drawing; attractive.
Attrap (v. t.) To entrap; to insnare.
Attrap (v. t.) To adorn with trapping; to array.
Attribute (v. t.) To ascribe; to consider (something) as due or appropriate (to); to refer, as an effect to a cause; to impute; to assign; to consider as belonging (to).
Attune (v. t.) To tune or put in tune; to make melodious; to adjust, as one sound or musical instrument to another; as, to attune the voice to a harp.
Attune (v. t.) To arrange fitly; to make accordant.
Atwite (v. t.) To speak reproachfully of; to twit; to upbraid.
Auction (v. t.) To sell by auction.
Auctioneer (v. t.) To sell by auction; to auction.
Audit (v. t.) To examine and adjust, as an account or accounts; as, to audit the accounts of a treasure, or of parties who have a suit depending in court.
Augment (v. t.) To enlarge or increase in size, amount, or degree; to swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army by reeforcements; rain augments a stream; impatience augments an evil.
Augment (v. t.) To add an augment to.
Augur (v. t.) To predict or foretell, as from signs or omens; to betoken; to presage; to infer.
Angurize (v. t.) To augur.
Aumail (v. t.) To figure or variegate.
Aunter (v. t.) Alt. of Auntre
Auntre (v. t.) To venture; to dare.
Auspicate (v. t.) To foreshow; to foretoken.
Auspicate (v. t.) To give a favorable turn to in commencing; to inaugurate; -- a sense derived from the Roman practice of taking the auspicium, or inspection of birds, before undertaking any important business.
Authenticate (v. t.) To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit.
Authenticate (v. t.) To prove authentic; to determine as real and true; as, to authenticate a portrait.
Author (v. t.) To occasion; to originate.
Author (v. t.) To tell; to say; to declare.
Authorize (v. t.) To clothe with authority, warrant, or legal power; to give a right to act; to empower; as, to authorize commissioners to settle a boundary.
Authorize (v. t.) To make legal; to give legal sanction to; to legalize; as, to authorize a marriage.
Authorize (v. t.) To establish by authority, as by usage or public opinion; to sanction; as, idioms authorized by usage.
Authorize (v. t.) To sanction or confirm by the authority of some one; to warrant; as, to authorize a report.
Authorize (v. t.) To justify; to furnish a ground for.
Avail (v. t.) To turn to the advantage of; to be of service to; to profit; to benefit; to help; as, artifices will not avail the sinner in the day of judgment.
Avail (v. t.) To promote; to assist.
Avel (v. t.) To pull away.
Avenge (v. t.) To take vengeance for; to exact satisfaction for by punishing the injuring party; to vindicate by inflicting pain or evil on a wrongdoer.
Avenge (v. t.) To treat revengefully; to wreak vengeance on.
Aventre (v. t.) To thrust forward (at a venture), as a spear.
Aver (v. t.) To assert, or prove, the truth of.
Aver (v. t.) To avouch or verify; to offer to verify; to prove or justify. See Averment.
Aver (v. t.) To affirm with confidence; to declare in a positive manner, as in confidence of asserting the truth.
Average (v. t.) To find the mean of, when sums or quantities are unequal; to reduce to a mean.
Average (v. t.) To divide among a number, according to a given proportion; as, to average a loss.
Average (v. t.) To do, accomplish, get, etc., on an average.
Averment (v. t.) The act of averring, or that which is averred; affirmation; positive assertion.
Averment (v. t.) Verification; establishment by evidence.
Averment (v. t.) A positive statement of facts; an allegation; an offer to justify or prove what is alleged.
Averruncate (v. t.) To avert; to ward off.
Averruncate (v. t.) To root up.
Avile (v. t.) To abase or debase; to vilify; to depreciate.
Avise (v. t.) To look at; to view; to think of.
Avise (v. t.) To advise; to counsel.
Avoke (v. t.) To call from or back again.
Avouch (v. t.) To appeal to; to cite or claim as authority.
Avouch (v. t.) To maintain a just or true; to vouch for.
Avouch (v. t.) To declare or assert positively and as matter of fact; to affirm openly.
Avouch (v. t.) To acknowledge deliberately; to admit; to confess; to sanction.
Avow (v. t.) To declare openly, as something believed to be right; to own or acknowledge frankly; as, a man avows his principles or his crimes.
Avow (v. t.) To acknowledge and justify, as an act done. See Avowry.
Avowtry (v. t.) Adultery. See Advoutry.
Avulse (v. t.) To pluck or pull off.
Await (v. t.) To watch for; to look out for.
Await (v. t.) To wait on, serve, or attend.
Await (v. t.) To wait for; to stay for; to expect. See Expect.
Await (v. t.) To be in store for; to be ready or in waiting for; as, a glorious reward awaits the good.
Awake (v. t.) To rouse from sleep; to wake; to awaken.
Awake (v. t.) To rouse from a state resembling sleep, as from death, stupidity., or inaction; to put into action; to give new life to; to stir up; as, to awake the dead; to awake the dormant faculties.
Awaken (v. t.) To rouse from sleep or torpor; to awake; to wake.
Award (v. t.) To give by sentence or judicial determination; to assign or apportion, after careful regard to the nature of the case; to adjudge; as, the arbitrators awarded damages to the complainant.
Award (v. t.) A judgment, sentence, or final decision. Specifically: The decision of arbitrators in a case submitted.
Award (v. t.) The paper containing the decision of arbitrators; that which is warded.
Awarn (v. t.) To warn.
Awe (v. t.) To strike with fear and reverence; to inspire with awe; to control by inspiring dread.
Awhape (v. t.) To confound; to terrify; to amaze.
Azotize (v. t.) To impregnate with azote, or nitrogen; to nitrogenize.
Azure (v. t.) To color blue.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".