Transitive Verbs Starting with D
Dabble (v. t.) To wet by little dips or strokes; to spatter; to sprinkle; to moisten; to wet.
Dade (v. t.) To hold up by leading strings or by the hand, as a child while he toddles.
Daff (v. t.) To cast aside; to put off; to doff.
Daff (v. t.) To daunt.
Dag (v. t.) To daggle or bemire.
Dag (v. t.) To cut into jags or points; to slash; as, to dag a garment.
Dagger (v. t.) To pierce with a dagger; to stab.
Daggle (v. t.) To trail, so as to wet or befoul; to make wet and limp; to moisten.
Daguerreotype (v. t.) To produce or represent by the daguerreotype process, as a picture.
Daguerreotype (v. t.) To impress with great distinctness; to imprint; to imitate exactly.
Daintify (v. t.) To render dainty, delicate, or fastidious.
Dally (v. t.) To delay unnecessarily; to while away.
Dam (v. t.) To obstruct or restrain the flow of, by a dam; to confine by constructing a dam, as a stream of water; -- generally used with in or up.
Dam (v. t.) To shut up; to stop up; to close; to restrain.
Damascene (v. t.) Same as Damask, or Damaskeen, v. t.
Damask (v. t.) To decorate in a way peculiar to Damascus or attributed to Damascus; particularly: (a) with flowers and rich designs, as silk; (b) with inlaid
Damn (v. t.) To condemn; to declare guilty; to doom; to adjudge to punishment; to sentence; to censure.
Damn (v. t.) To doom to punishment in the future world; to consign to perdition; to curse.
Damn (v. t.) To condemn as bad or displeasing, by open expression, as by denuciation, hissing, hooting, etc.
Damnify (v. t.) To cause loss or damage to; to injure; to impair.
Dampen (v. t.) To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.
Dampen (v. t.) To depress; to check; to make dull; to lessen.
Dampne (v. t.) To damn.
Dance (v. t.) To cause to dance, or move nimbly or merrily about, or up and down; to dandle.
Dandify (v. t.) To cause to resemble a dandy; to make dandyish.
Dandle (v. t.) To move up and down on one's knee or in one's arms, in affectionate play, as an infant.
Dandle (v. t.) To treat with fondness, as if a child; to fondle; to toy with; to pet.
Dandle (v. t.) To play with; to put off or delay by trifles; to wheedle.
Dang (v. t.) To dash.
Danger (v. t.) To endanger.
Dangle (v. t.) To cause to dangle; to swing, as something suspended loosely; as, to dangle the feet.
Dapple (v. t.) To variegate with spots; to spot.
Dare (v. t.) To have courage for; to attempt courageously; to venture to do or to undertake.
Dare (v. t.) To challenge; to provoke; to defy.
Dare (v. t.) To terrify; to daunt.
Dark (v. t.) To darken to obscure.
Darn (v. t.) To mend as a rent or hole, with interlacing stitches of yarn or thread by means of a needle; to sew together with yarn or thread.
Darn (v. t.) A colloquial euphemism for Damn.
Darraign (v. t.) Alt. of Darrain
Darrain (v. t.) To make ready to fight; to array.
Darrain (v. t.) To fight out; to contest; to decide by combat.
Dart (v. t.) To throw with a sudden effort or thrust, as a dart or other missile weapon; to hurl or launch.
Dart (v. t.) To throw suddenly or rapidly; to send forth; to emit; to shoot; as, the sun darts forth his beams.
Dase (v. t.) See Daze.
Dash (v. t.) To throw with violence or haste; to cause to strike violently or hastily; -- often used with against.
Dash (v. t.) To break, as by throwing or by collision; to shatter; to crust; to frustrate; to ruin.
Dash (v. t.) To put to shame; to confound; to confuse; to abash; to depress.
Dash (v. t.) To throw in or on in a rapid, careless manner; to mix, reduce, or adulterate, by throwing in something of an inferior quality; to overspread partially; to bespatter; to touch here and there; as, to dash wine with water; to dash paint upon a picture.
Dash (v. t.) To form or sketch rapidly or carelessly; to execute rapidly, or with careless haste; -- with off; as, to dash off a review or sermon.
Dash (v. t.) To erase by a stroke; to strike out; knock out; -- with out; as, to dash out a word.
Dastard (v. t.) To dastardize.
Dastardize (v. t.) To make cowardly; to intimidate; to dispirit; as, to dastardize my courage.
Date (v. t.) To note the time of writing or executing; to express in an instrument the time of its execution; as, to date a letter, a bond, a deed, or a charter.
Date (v. t.) To note or fix the time of, as of an event; to give the date of; as, to date the building of the pyramids.
Daub (v. t.) To smear with soft, adhesive matter, as pitch, slime, mud, etc.; to plaster; to bedaub; to besmear.
Daub (v. t.) To paint in a coarse or unskillful manner.
Daub (v. t.) To cover with a specious or deceitful exterior; to disguise; to conceal.
Daub (v. t.) To flatter excessively or glossy.
Daub (v. t.) To put on without taste; to deck gaudily.
Dauk (v. t.) See Dawk, v. t., to cut or gush.
Daunt (v. t.) To overcome; to conquer.
Daunt (v. t.) To repress or subdue the courage of; to check by fear of danger; to cow; to intimidate; to dishearten.
Daw (v. t.) To rouse.
Daw (v. t.) To daunt; to terrify.
Dawdle (v. t.) To waste by trifling; as, to dawdle away a whole morning.
Dawk (v. t.) To cut or mark with an incision; to gash.
Daze (v. t.) To stupefy with excess of light; with a blow, with cold, or with fear; to confuse; to benumb.
Dazzle (v. t.) To overpower with light; to confuse the sight of by brilliance of light.
Dazzle (v. t.) To bewilder or surprise with brilliancy or display of any kind.
Deacon (v. t.) To read aloud each
Dead (v. t.) To make dead; to deaden; to deprive of life, force, or vigor.
Deaf (v. t.) To deafen.
Deafen (v. t.) To make deaf; to deprive of the power of hearing; to render incapable of perceiving sounds distinctly.
Deafen (v. t.) To render impervious to sound, as a partition or floor, by filling the space within with mortar, by lining with paper, etc.
Dealbate (v. t.) To whiten.
Dear (v. t.) To endear.
Dearn (v. t.) Same as Darn.
Dearticulate (v. t.) To disjoint.
Deaurate (v. t.) To gild.
Deave (v. t.) To stun or stupefy with noise; to deafen.
Debar (v. t.) To cut off from entrance, as if by a bar or barrier; to preclude; to hinder from approach, entry, or enjoyment; to shut out or exclude; to deny or refuse; -- with from, and sometimes with of.
Debarb (v. t.) To deprive of the beard.
Debarrass (v. t.) To disembarrass; to relieve.
Debate (v. t.) To engage in combat for; to strive for.
Debate (v. t.) To contend for in words or arguments; to strive to maintain by reasoning; to dispute; to contest; to discuss; to argue for and against.
Debate (v. t.) A fight or fighting; contest; strife.
Debate (v. t.) Contention in words or arguments; discussion for the purpose of elucidating truth or influencing action; strife in argument; controversy; as, the debates in Parliament or in Congress.
Debate (v. t.) Subject of discussion.
Debauchee (v. t.) One who is given to intemperance or bacchanalian excesses; a man habitually lewd; a libertine.
Debel (v. t.) To conquer.
Debellate (v. t.) To subdue; to conquer in war.
Debilitate (v. t.) To impair the strength of; to weaken; to enfeeble; as, to debilitate the body by intemperance.
Debit (v. t.) To charge with debt; -- the opposite of, and correlative to, credit; as, to debit a purchaser for the goods sold.
Debit (v. t.) To enter on the debtor (Dr.) side of an account; as, to debit the amount of goods sold.
Debituminize (v. t.) To deprive of bitumen.
Debosh (v. t.) To debauch.
Decalcify (v. t.) To deprive of calcareous matter; thus, to decalcify bones is to remove the stony part, and leave only the gelatin.
Decant (v. t.) To pour off gently, as liquor, so as not to disturb the sediment; or to pour from one vessel into another; as, to decant wine.
Decantate (v. t.) To decant.
Decapitate (v. t.) To cut off the head of; to behead.
Decapitate (v. t.) To remove summarily from office.
Decarbonate (v. t.) To deprive of carbonic acid.
Decarbonize (v. t.) To deprive of carbon; as, to decarbonize steel; to decarbonize the blood.
Decarburize (v. t.) To deprive of carbon; to remove the carbon from.
Decard (v. t.) To discard.
Decardinalize (v. t.) To depose from the rank of cardinal.
Decay (v. t.) To cause to decay; to impair.
Decay (v. t.) To destroy.
Deceive (v. t.) To lead into error; to cause to believe what is false, or disbelieve what is true; to impose upon; to mislead; to cheat; to disappoint; to delude; to insnare.
Deceive (v. t.) To beguile; to amuse, so as to divert the attention; to while away; to take away as if by deception.
Deceive (v. t.) To deprive by fraud or stealth; to defraud.
Decentralize (v. t.) To prevent from centralizing; to cause to withdraw from the center or place of concentration; to divide and distribute (what has been united or concentrated); -- esp. said of authority, or the administration of public affairs.
Decern (v. t.) To perceive, discern, or decide.
Decern (v. t.) To decree; to adjudge.
Decerp (v. t.) To pluck off; to crop; to gather.
Decharm (v. t.) To free from a charm; to disenchant.
Dechristianize (v. t.) To turn from, or divest of, Christianity.
Decide (v. t.) To cut off; to separate.
Decide (v. t.) To bring to a termination, as a question, controversy, struggle, by giving the victory to one side or party; to render judgment concerning; to determine; to settle.
Decimalize (v. t.) To reduce to a decimal system; as, to decimalize the currency.
Decimate (v. t.) To take the tenth part of; to tithe.
Decimate (v. t.) To select by lot and punish with death every tenth man of; as, to decimate a regiment as a punishment for mutiny.
Decimate (v. t.) To destroy a considerable part of; as, to decimate an army in battle; to decimate a people by disease.
Decipher (v. t.) To translate from secret characters or ciphers into intelligible terms; as, to decipher a letter written in secret characters.
Decipher (v. t.) To find out, so as to be able to make known the meaning of; to make out or read, as words badly written or partly obliterated; to detect; to reveal; to unfold.
Decipher (v. t.) To stamp; to detect; to discover.
Decitizenize (v. t.) To deprive of the rights of citizenship.
Decivilize (v. t.) To reduce from civilization to a savage state.
Deck (v. t.) To cover; to overspread.
Deck (v. t.) To dress, as the person; to clothe; especially, to clothe with more than ordinary elegance; to array; to adorn; to embellish.
Deck (v. t.) To furnish with a deck, as a vessel.
Declaim (v. t.) To utter in public; to deliver in a rhetorical or set manner.
Declaim (v. t.) To defend by declamation; to advocate loudly.
Declare (v. t.) To make clear; to free from obscurity.
Declare (v. t.) To make known by language; to communicate or manifest explicitly and plainly in any way; to exhibit; to publish; to proclaim; to announce.
Declare (v. t.) To make declaration of; to assert; to affirm; to set forth; to avow; as, he declares the story to be false.
Declare (v. t.) To make full statement of, as goods, etc., for the purpose of paying taxes, duties, etc.
Decoct (v. t.) To prepare by boiling; to digest in hot or boiling water; to extract the strength or flavor of by boiling; to make an infusion of.
Decoct (v. t.) To prepare by the heat of the stomach for assimilation; to digest; to concoct.
Decoct (v. t.) To warm, strengthen, or invigorate, as if by boiling.
Decollate (v. t.) To sever from the neck; to behead; to decapitate.
Decolor (v. t.) To deprive of color; to bleach.
Decolorate (v. t.) To decolor.
Decolorize (v. t.) To deprive of color; to whiten.
Decompose (v. t.) To separate the constituent parts of; to resolve into original elements; to set free from previously existing forms of chemical combination; to bring to dissolution; to rot or decay.
Decompound (v. t.) To compound or mix with that is already compound; to compound a second time.
Decompound (v. t.) To reduce to constituent parts; to decompose.
Deconcentrate (v. t.) To withdraw from concentration; to decentralize.
Deconcoct (v. t.) To decompose.
Deconsecrate (v. t.) To deprive of sacredness; to secularize.
Decorament (v. t.) Ornament.
Decorate (v. t.) To deck with that which is becoming, ornamental, or honorary; to adorn; to beautify; to embellish; as, to decorate the person; to decorate an edifice; to decorate a lawn with flowers; to decorate the mind with moral beauties; to decorate a hero with honors.
Decore (v. t.) To decorate; to beautify.
Decorticate (v. t.) To divest of the bark, husk, or exterior coating; to husk; to peel; to hull.
Decoy (v. t.) To lead into danger by artifice; to lure into a net or snare; to entrap; to insnare; to allure; to entice; as, to decoy troops into an ambush; to decoy ducks into a net.
Decrease (v. t.) To cause to grow less; to diminish gradually; as, extravagance decreases one's means.
Decree (v. t.) To determine judicially by authority, or by decree; to constitute by edict; to appoint by decree or law; to determine; to order; to ordain; as, a court decrees a restoration of property.
Decree (v. t.) To ordain by fate.
Decrepitate (v. t.) To roast or calcine so as to cause a crackling noise; as, to decrepitate salt.
Decrown (v. t.) To deprive of a crown; to discrown.
Decry (v. t.) To cry down; to censure as faulty, mean, or worthless; to clamor against; to blame clamorously; to discredit; to disparage.
Decuple (v. t.) To make tenfold; to multiply by ten.
Decurt (v. t.) To cut short; to curtail.
Decussate (v. t.) To cross at an acute angle; to cut or divide in the form of X; to intersect; -- said of
Dedecorate (v. t.) To bring to shame; to disgrace.
Dedicate (v. t.) To set apart and consecrate, as to a divinity, or for sacred uses; to devote formally and solemnly; as, to dedicate vessels, treasures, a temple, or a church, to a religious use.
Dedicate (v. t.) To devote, set apart, or give up, as one's self, to a duty or service.
Dedicate (v. t.) To inscribe or address, as to a patron.
Deduce (v. t.) To lead forth.
Deduce (v. t.) To take away; to deduct; to subtract; as, to deduce a part from the whole.
Deduce (v. t.) To derive or draw; to derive by logical process; to obtain or arrive at as the result of reasoning; to gather, as a truth or opinion, from what precedes or from premises; to infer; -- with from or out of.
Deduct (v. t.) To lead forth or out.
Deduct (v. t.) To take away, separate, or remove, in numbering, estimating, or calculating; to subtract; -- often with from or out of.
Deduct (v. t.) To reduce; to diminish.
Deed (v. t.) That which is done or effected by a responsible agent; an act; an action; a thing done; -- a word of extensive application, including, whatever is done, good or bad, great or small.
Deed (v. t.) Illustrious act; achievement; exploit.
Deed (v. t.) Power of action; agency; efficiency.
Deed (v. t.) Fact; reality; -- whence we have indeed.
Deed (v. t.) A sealed instrument in writing, on paper or parchment, duly executed and delivered, containing some transfer, bargain, or contract.
Deed (v. t.) Performance; -- followed by of.
Deed (v. t.) To convey or transfer by deed; as, he deeded all his estate to his eldest son.
Deepen (v. t.) To make deep or deeper; to increase the depth of; to sink lower; as, to deepen a well or a channel.
Deepen (v. t.) To make darker or more intense; to darken; as, the event deepened the prevailing gloom.
Deepen (v. t.) To make more poignant or affecting; to increase in degree; as, to deepen grief or sorrow.
Deepen (v. t.) To make more grave or low in tone; as, to deepen the tones of an organ.
Deface (v. t.) To destroy or mar the face or external appearance of; to disfigure; to injure, spoil, or mar, by effacing or obliterating important features or portions of; as, to deface a monument; to deface an edifice; to deface writing; to deface a note, deed, or bond; to deface a record.
Deface (v. t.) To destroy; to make null.
Defail (v. t.) To cause to fail.
Defalcate (v. t.) To cut off; to take away or deduct a part of; -- used chiefly of money, accounts, rents, income, etc.
Defalk (v. t.) To lop off; to abate.
Defame (v. t.) To harm or destroy the good fame or reputation of; to disgrace; especially, to speak evil of maliciously; to dishonor by slanderous reports; to calumniate; to asperse.
Defame (v. t.) To render infamous; to bring into disrepute.
Defame (v. t.) To charge; to accuse.
Defatigate (v. t.) To weary or tire out; to fatigue.
Default (v. t.) To fail to perform or pay; to be guilty of neglect of; to omit; as, to default a dividend.
Default (v. t.) To call a defendant or other party whose duty it is to be present in court, and make entry of his default, if he fails to appear; to enter a default against.
Default (v. t.) To leave out of account; to omit.
Defeat (v. t.) To undo; to disfigure; to destroy.
Defeat (v. t.) To render null and void, as a title; to frustrate, as hope; to deprive, as of an estate.
Defeat (v. t.) To overcome or vanquish, as an army; to check, disperse, or ruin by victory; to overthrow.
Defeat (v. t.) To resist with success; as, to defeat an assault.
Defecate (v. t.) To clear from impurities, as lees, dregs, etc.; to clarify; to purify; to refine.
Defecate (v. t.) To free from extraneous or polluting matter; to clear; to purify, as from that which materializes.
Defect (v. t.) To injure; to damage.
Defend (v. t.) To ward or fend off; to drive back or away; to repel.
Defend (v. t.) To prohibit; to forbid.
Defend (v. t.) To repel danger or harm from; to protect; to secure against; attack; to maintain against force or argument; to uphold; to guard; as, to defend a town; to defend a cause; to defend character; to defend the absent; -- sometimes followed by from or against; as, to defend one's self from, or against, one's enemies.
Defend (v. t.) To deny the right of the plaintiff in regard to (the suit, or the wrong charged); to oppose or resist, as a claim at law; to contest, as a suit.
Defense (v. t.) To furnish with defenses; to fortify.
Defer (v. t.) To put off; to postpone to a future time; to delay the execution of; to delay; to withhold.
Defer (v. t.) To render or offer.
Defer (v. t.) To lay before; to submit in a respectful manner; to refer; -- with to.
Defeudalize (v. t.) To deprive of the feudal character or form.
Defibrinate (v. t.) To deprive of fibrin, as fresh blood or lymph by stirring with twigs.
Defibrinize (v. t.) To defibrinate.
Defigure (v. t.) To de
Defilade (v. t.) To raise, as a rampart, so as to shelter interior works commanded from some higher point.
Defile (v. t.) Same as Defilade.
Defile (v. t.) To make foul or impure; to make filthy; to dirty; to befoul; to pollute.
Defile (v. t.) To soil or sully; to tarnish, as reputation; to taint.
Defile (v. t.) To injure in purity of character; to corrupt.
Defile (v. t.) To corrupt the chastity of; to debauch; to violate.
Defile (v. t.) To make ceremonially unclean; to pollute.
Define (v. t.) To fix the bounds of; to bring to a termination; to end.
Define (v. t.) To determine or clearly exhibit the boundaries of; to mark the limits of; as, to define the extent of a kingdom or country.
Define (v. t.) To determine with precision; to mark out with distinctness; to ascertain or exhibit clearly; as, the defining power of an optical instrument.
Define (v. t.) To determine the precise signification of; to fix the meaning of; to describe accurately; to explain; to expound or interpret; as, to define a word, a phrase, or a scientific term.
Defix (v. t.) To fix; to fasten; to establish.
Deflagrate (v. t.) To cause to burn with sudden and sparkling combustion, as by the action of intense heat; to burn or vaporize suddenly; as, to deflagrate refractory metals in the oxyhydrogen flame.
Deflate (v. t.) To reduce from an inflated condition.
Deflect (v. t.) To cause to turn aside; to bend; as, rays of light are often deflected.
Deflectionize (v. t.) To free from inflections.
Deflour (v. t.) To deprive of flowers.
Deflour (v. t.) To take away the prime beauty and grace of; to rob of the choicest ornament.
Deflour (v. t.) To deprive of virginity, as a woman; to violate; to ravish; also, to seduce.
Deflower (v. t.) Same as Deflour.
Deforest (v. t.) To clear of forests; to disforest.
Deform (v. t.) To spoil the form of; to mar in form; to misshape; to disfigure.
Deform (v. t.) To render displeasing; to deprive of come
Defoul (v. t.) To tread down.
Defoul (v. t.) To make foul; to defile.
Defraud (v. t.) To deprive of some right, interest, or property, by a deceitful device; to withhold from wrongfully; to injure by embezzlement; to cheat; to overreach; as, to defraud a servant, or a creditor, or the state; -- with of before the thing taken or withheld.
Defray (v. t.) To pay or discharge; to serve in payment of; to provide for, as a charge, debt, expenses, costs, etc.
Defray (v. t.) To avert or appease, as by paying off; to satisfy; as, to defray wrath.
Defuse (v. t.) To disorder; to make shapeless.
Defy (v. t.) To renounce or dissolve all bonds of affiance, faith, or obligation with; to reject, refuse, or renounce.
Defy (v. t.) To provoke to combat or strife; to call out to combat; to challenge; to dare; to brave; to set at defiance; to treat with contempt; as, to defy an enemy; to defy the power of a magistrate; to defy the arguments of an opponent; to defy public opinion.
Degarnish (v. t.) To strip or deprive of entirely, as of furniture, ornaments, etc.; to disgarnish; as, to degarnish a house, etc.
Degarnish (v. t.) To deprive of a garrison, or of troops necessary for defense; as, to degarnish a city or fort.
Deglutinate (v. t.) To loosen or separate by dissolving the glue which unties; to unglue.
Degrade (v. t.) To reduce from a higher to a lower rank or degree; to lower in rank; to deprive of office or dignity; to strip of honors; as, to degrade a nobleman, or a general officer.
Degrade (v. t.) To reduce in estimation, character, or reputation; to lessen the value of; to lower the physical, moral, or intellectual character of; to debase; to bring shame or contempt upon; to disgrace; as, vice degrades a man.
Degrade (v. t.) To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down.
Degust (v. t.) To taste.
Dehonestate (v. t.) To disparage.
Dehorn (v. t.) To deprive of horns; to prevent the growth of the horns of (cattle) by burning their ends soon after they start. See Dishorn.
Dehort (v. t.) To urge to abstain or refrain; to dissuade.
Dehumanize (v. t.) To divest of human qualities, such as pity, tenderness, etc.; as, dehumanizing influences.
Dehusk (v. t.) To remove the husk from.
Dehydrate (v. t.) To deprive of water; to render free from water; as, to dehydrate alcohol.
Dehydrogenate (v. t.) To deprive of, or free from, hydrogen.
Deify (v. t.) To make a god of; to exalt to the rank of a deity; to enroll among the deities; to apotheosize; as, Julius Caesar was deified.
Deify (v. t.) To praise or revere as a deity; to treat as an object of supreme regard; as, to deify money.
Deify (v. t.) To render godlike.
Deign (v. t.) To esteem worthy; to consider worth notice; -- opposed to disdain.
Deign (v. t.) To condescend to give or bestow; to stoop to furnish; to vouchsafe; to allow; to grant.
Deintegrate (v. t.) To disintegrate.
Deject (v. t.) To cast down.
Deject (v. t.) To cast down the spirits of; to dispirit; to discourage; to dishearten.
Dele (v. t.) To erase; to cancel; to delete; to mark for omission.
Dele (v. t.) To deal; to divide; to distribute.
Delectate (v. t.) To delight; to charm.
Delegate (v. t.) To send as one's representative; to empower as an ambassador; to send with power to transact business; to commission; to depute; to authorize.
Delegate (v. t.) To intrust to the care or management of another; to transfer; to assign; to commit.
Delete (v. t.) To blot out; to erase; to expunge; to dele; to omit.
Delibate (v. t.) To taste; to take a sip of; to dabble in.
Deliberate (v. t.) To weigh in the mind; to consider the reasons for and against; to consider maturely; to reflect upon; to ponder; as, to deliberate a question.
Delibrate (v. t.) To strip off the bark; to peel.
Deliciate (v. t.) To delight one's self; to indulge in feasting; to revel.
Deligate (v. t.) To bind up; to bandage.
Delight (v. t.) A high degree of gratification of mind; a high- wrought state of pleasurable feeling; lively pleasure; extreme satisfaction; joy.
Delight (v. t.) That which gives great pleasure or delight.
Delight (v. t.) Licentious pleasure; lust.
Delight (v. t.) To give delight to; to affect with great pleasure; to please highly; as, a beautiful landscape delights the eye; harmony delights the ear.
Delimit (v. t.) To fix the limits of; to demarcate; to bound.
Deliquate (v. t.) To cause to melt away; to dissolve; to consume; to waste.
Deliver (v. t.) To set free from restraint; to set at liberty; to release; to liberate, as from control; to give up; to free; to save; to rescue from evil actual or feared; -- often with from or out of; as, to deliver one from captivity, or from fear of death.
Deliver (v. t.) To give or transfer; to yield possession or control of; to part with (to); to make over; to commit; to surrender; to resign; -- often with up or over, to or into.
Deliver (v. t.) To make over to the knowledge of another; to communicate; to utter; to speak; to impart.
Deliver (v. t.) To give forth in action or exercise; to discharge; as, to deliver a blow; to deliver a broadside, or a ball.
Deliver (v. t.) To free from, or disburden of, young; to relieve of a child in childbirth; to bring forth; -- often with of.
Deliver (v. t.) To discover; to show.
Deliver (v. t.) To deliberate.
Deliver (v. t.) To admit; to allow to pass.
Deliver (v. t.) Free; nimble; sprightly; active.
Delude (v. t.) To lead from truth or into error; to mislead the mind or judgment of; to beguile; to impose on; to dupe; to make a fool of.
Delude (v. t.) To frustrate or disappoint.
Deluge (v. t.) To overflow with water; to inundate; to overwhelm.
Deluge (v. t.) To overwhelm, as with a deluge; to cover; to overspread; to overpower; to submerge; to destroy; as, the northern nations deluged the Roman empire with their armies; the land is deluged with woe.
Delve (v. t.) To dig; to open (the ground) as with a spade.
Delve (v. t.) To dig into; to penetrate; to trace out; to fathom.
Delve (v. t.) A place dug; a pit; a ditch; a den; a cave.
Demagnetize (v. t.) To deprive of magnetic properties. See Magnetize.
Demagnetize (v. t.) To free from mesmeric influence; to demesmerize.
Demand (v. t.) To ask or call for with authority; to claim or seek from, as by authority or right; to claim, as something due; to call for urgently or peremptorily; as, to demand a debt; to demand obedience.
Demand (v. t.) To inquire authoritatively or earnestly; to ask, esp. in a peremptory manner; to question.
Demand (v. t.) To require as necessary or useful; to be in urgent need of; hence, to call for; as, the case demands care.
Demand (v. t.) To call into court; to summon.
Demand (v. t.) The act of demanding; an asking with authority; a peremptory urging of a claim; a claiming or challenging as due; requisition; as, the demand of a creditor; a note payable on demand.
Demand (v. t.) Earnest inquiry; question; query.
Demand (v. t.) A diligent seeking or search; manifested want; desire to possess; request; as, a demand for certain goods; a person's company is in great demand.
Demand (v. t.) That which one demands or has a right to demand; thing claimed as due; claim; as, demands on an estate.
Demand (v. t.) The asking or seeking for what is due or claimed as due.
Demand (v. t.) The right or title in virtue of which anything may be claimed; as, to hold a demand against a person.
Demand (v. t.) A thing or amount claimed to be due.
Demarcate (v. t.) To mark by bounds; to set the limits of; to separate; to discriminate.
Dematerialize (v. t.) To deprive of material or physical qualities or characteristics.
Demean (v. t.) To manage; to conduct; to treat.
Demean (v. t.) To conduct; to behave; to comport; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun.
Demean (v. t.) To debase; to lower; to degrade; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun.
Demean (v. t.) Management; treatment.
Demean (v. t.) Behavior; conduct; bearing; demeanor.
Demeanor (v. t.) Management; treatment; conduct.
Demeanor (v. t.) Behavior; deportment; carriage; bearing; mien.
Dement (v. t.) To deprive of reason; to make mad.
Dementate (v. t.) Deprived of reason.
Dementate (v. t.) To deprive of reason; to dement.
Demephitize (v. t.) To purify from mephitic or foul air.
Demerge (v. t.) To plunge down into; to sink; to immerse.
Demerse (v. t.) To immerse.
Demesmerize (v. t.) To relieve from mesmeric influence. See Mesmerize.
Demideify (v. t.) To deify in part.
Demise (v. t.) To transfer or transmit by succession or inheritance; to grant or bestow by will; to bequeath.
Demise (v. t.) To convey; to give.
Demise (v. t.) To convey, as an estate, by lease; to lease.
Demit (v. t.) To let fall; to depress.
Demit (v. t.) To yield or submit; to humble; to lower; as, to demit one's self to humble duties.
Demit (v. t.) To lay down, as an office; to resign.
Demobilize (v. t.) To disorganize, or disband and send home, as troops which have been mobilized.
Democratize (v. t.) To render democratic.
Demolish (v. t.) To throw or pull down; to raze; to destroy the fabric of; to pull to pieces; to ruin; as, to demolish an edifice, or a wall.
Demonetize (v. t.) To deprive of current value; to withdraw from use, as money.
Demonize (v. t.) To convert into a demon; to infuse the principles or fury of a demon into.
Demonize (v. t.) To control or possess by a demon.
Demonstrate (v. t.) To point out; to show; to exhibit; to make evident.
Demonstrate (v. t.) To show, or make evident, by reasoning or proof; to prove by deduction; to establish so as to exclude the possibility of doubt or denial.
Demonstrate (v. t.) To exhibit and explain (a dissection or other anatomical preparation).
Demoralize (v. t.) To corrupt or undermine in morals; to destroy or lessen the effect of moral principles on; to render corrupt or untrustworthy in morals, in discip
Dempne (v. t.) To damn; to condemn.
Demulce (v. t.) To soothe; to mollify; to pacify; to soften.
Demur (v. t.) To suspend judgment concerning; to doubt of or hesitate about.
Demur (v. t.) To cause delay to; to put off.
Denarcotize (v. t.) To deprive of narcotine; as, to denarcotize opium.
Denationalize (v. t.) To divest or deprive of national character or rights.
Denaturalize (v. t.) To render unnatural; to alienate from nature.
Denaturalize (v. t.) To renounce the natural rights and duties of; to deprive of citizenship; to denationalize.
Denay (v. t.) To deny.
Denegate (v. t.) To deny.
Denigrate (v. t.) To blacken thoroughly; to make very black.
Denigrate (v. t.) Fig.: To blacken or sully; to defame.
Denitrify (v. t.) To deprive of, or free from, nitrogen.
Denize (v. t.) To make a denizen; to confer the rights of citizenship upon; to naturalize.
Denizen (v. t.) To constitute (one) a denizen; to admit to residence, with certain rights and privileges.
Denizen (v. t.) To provide with denizens; to populate with adopted or naturalized occupants.
Denizenize (v. t.) To constitute (one) a denizen; to denizen.
Denominate (v. t.) To give a name to; to characterize by an epithet; to entitle; to name; to designate.
Denotate (v. t.) To mark off; to denote.
Denote (v. t.) To mark out plainly; to signify by a visible sign; to serve as the sign or name of; to indicate; to point out; as, the hands of the clock denote the hour.
Denote (v. t.) To be the sign of; to betoken; to signify; to mean.
Denounce (v. t.) To make known in a solemn or official manner; to declare; to proclaim (especially an evil).
Denounce (v. t.) To proclaim in a threatening manner; to threaten by some outward sign or expression.
Denounce (v. t.) To point out as deserving of reprehension or punishment, etc.; to accuse in a threatening manner; to invoke censure upon; to stigmatize.
Dent (v. t.) To make a dent upon; to indent.
Dented (v. t.) Indented; impressed with little hollows.
Denudate (v. t.) To denude.
Denude (v. t.) To divest of all covering; to make bare or naked; to strip; to divest; as, to denude one of clothing, or lands.
Denunciate (v. t.) To denounce; to condemn publicly or solemnly.
Deny (v. t.) To declare not to be true; to gainsay; to contradict; -- opposed to affirm, allow, or admit.
Deny (v. t.) To refuse (to do something or to accept something); to reject; to dec
Deny (v. t.) To refuse to grant; to withhold; to refuse to gratify or yield to; as, to deny a request.
Deny (v. t.) To disclaim connection with, responsibility for, and the like; to refuse to acknowledge; to disown; to abjure; to disavow.
Deobstruct (v. t.) To remove obstructions or impediments in; to clear from anything that hinders the passage of fluids; as, to deobstruct the pores or lacteals.
Deodorize (v. t.) To deprive of odor, especially of such as results from impurities.
Deonerate (v. t.) To unload; to disburden.
Deoppilate (v. t.) To free from obstructions; to clear a passage through.
Deosculate (v. t.) To kiss warmly.
Deoxidate (v. t.) To deoxidize.
Deoxidize (v. t.) To deprive of oxygen; to reduce from the state of an oxide.
Deoxygenate (v. t.) To deoxidize.
Deoxygenize (v. t.) To deoxidize.
Depaint (v. t.) To paint; to picture; hence, to describe; to de
Depaint (v. t.) To mark with, or as with, color; to color.
Depart (v. t.) To part thoroughly; to dispart; to divide; to separate.
Depart (v. t.) To divide in order to share; to apportion.
Depart (v. t.) To leave; to depart from.
Depauperize (v. t.) To free from paupers; to rescue from poverty.
Depeach (v. t.) To discharge.
Depeinct (v. t.) To paint.
Depeople (v. t.) To depopulate.
Dephlegm (v. t.) To rid of phlegm or water; to dephlegmate.
Dephlegmate (v. t.) To deprive of superabundant water, as by evaporation or distillation; to clear of aqueous matter; to rectify; -- used of spirits and acids.
Dephlogisticcate (v. t.) To deprive of phlogiston, or the supposed principle of inflammability.
Depict (v. t.) To form a colored likeness of; to represent by a picture; to paint; to portray.
Depict (v. t.) To represent in words; to describe vividly.
Depicture (v. t.) To make a picture of; to paint; to picture; to depict.
Depilate (v. t.) To strip of hair; to husk.
Deplanate (v. t.) Flattened; made level or even.
Deplant (v. t.) To take up (plants); to transplant.
Deplore (v. t.) To feel or to express deep and poignant grief for; to bewail; to lament; to mourn; to sorrow over.
Deplore (v. t.) To complain of.
Deplore (v. t.) To regard as hopeless; to give up.
Deplume (v. t.) To strip or pluck off the feather of; to deprive of of plumage.
Deplume (v. t.) To lay bare; to expose.
Depolarize (v. t.) To deprive of polarity; to reduce to an unpolarized condition.
Depolarize (v. t.) To free from polarization, as the negative plate of the voltaic battery.
Depolish (v. t.) To remove the polish or glaze from.
Depone (v. t.) To lay, as a stake; to wager.
Depone (v. t.) To lay down.
Depone (v. t.) To assert under oath; to depose.
Deponent (v. t.) One who deposes or testifies under oath; one who gives evidence; usually, one who testifies in writing.
Deponent (v. t.) A deponent verb.
Depopulate (v. t.) To deprive of inhabitants, whether by death or by expulsion; to reduce greatly the populousness of; to dispeople; to unpeople.
Deport (v. t.) To transport; to carry away; to exile; to send into banishment.
Deport (v. t.) To carry or demean; to conduct; to behave; -- followed by the reflexive pronoun.
Depose (v. t.) To lay down; to divest one's self of; to lay aside.
Depose (v. t.) To let fall; to deposit.
Depose (v. t.) To remove from a throne or other high station; to dethrone; to divest or deprive of office.
Depose (v. t.) To testify under oath; to bear testimony to; -- now usually said of bearing testimony which is officially written down for future use.
Depose (v. t.) To put under oath.
Deposit (v. t.) That which is deposited, or laid or thrown down; as, a deposit in a flue; especially, matter precipitated from a solution (as the siliceous deposits of hot springs), or that which is mechanically deposited (as the mud, gravel, etc., deposits of a river).
Deposit (v. t.) A natural occurrence of a useful mineral under the conditions to invite exploitation.
Deposit (v. t.) That which is placed anywhere, or in any one's hands, for safe keeping; something intrusted to the care of another; esp., money lodged with a bank or banker, subject to order; anything given as pledge or security.
Deposit (v. t.) A bailment of money or goods to be kept gratuitously for the bailor.
Deposit (v. t.) Money lodged with a party as earnest or security for the performance of a duty assumed by the person depositing.
Deposit (v. t.) A place of deposit; a depository.
Deprecate (v. t.) To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer; to desire the removal of; to seek deliverance from; to express deep regret for; to disapprove of strongly.
Depreciate (v. t.) To lessen in price or estimated value; to lower the worth of; to represent as of little value or claim to esteem; to undervalue.
Depredate (v. t.) To subject to plunder and pillage; to despoil; to lay waste; to prey upon.
Depreicate (v. t.) To proclaim; to celebrate.
Deprehend (v. t.) To take unwares or by surprise; to seize, as a person commiting an unlawful act; to catch; to apprehend.
Deprehend (v. t.) To detect; to discover; to find out.
Depress (v. t.) To press down; to cause to sink; to let fall; to lower; as, to depress the muzzle of a gun; to depress the eyes.
Depress (v. t.) To bring down or humble; to abase, as pride.
Depress (v. t.) To cast a gloom upon; to sadden; as, his spirits were depressed.
Depress (v. t.) To lessen the activity of; to make dull; embarrass, as trade, commerce, etc.
Depress (v. t.) To lessen in price; to cause to dec
Depress (v. t.) To reduce (an equation) in a lower degree.
Deprive (v. t.) To take away; to put an end; to destroy.
Deprive (v. t.) To dispossess; to bereave; to divest; to hinder from possessing; to debar; to shut out from; -- with a remoter object, usually preceded by of.
Deprive (v. t.) To divest of office; to depose; to dispossess of dignity, especially ecclesiastical.
Deprovincialize (v. t.) To divest of provincial quality or characteristics.
Depthen (v. t.) To deepen.
Depucelate (v. t.) To deflour; to deprive of virginity.
Depudicate (v. t.) To deflour; to dishonor.
Depulse (v. t.) To drive away.
Depurate (v. t.) To free from impurities, heterogeneous matter, or feculence; to purify; to cleanse.
Depure (v. t.) To depurate; to purify.
Depute (v. t.) To appoint as deputy or agent; to commission to act in one's place; to delegate.
Depute (v. t.) To appoint; to assign; to choose.
Deputize (v. t.) To appoint as one's deputy; to empower to act in one's stead; to depute.
Dequantitate (v. t.) To diminish the quantity of; to disquantity.
Deracinate (v. t.) To pluck up by the roots; to extirpate.
Deraign (v. t.) Alt. of Derain
Derain (v. t.) To prove or to refute by proof; to clear (one's self).
Derail (v. t.) To cause to run off from the rails of a railroad, as a locomotive.
Derange (v. t.) To put out of place, order, or rank; to disturb the proper arrangement or order of; to throw into disorder, confusion, or embarrassment; to disorder; to disarrange; as, to derange the plans of a commander, or the affairs of a nation.
Derange (v. t.) To disturb in action or function, as a part or organ, or the whole of a machine or organism.
Derange (v. t.) To disturb in the orderly or normal action of the intellect; to render insane.
Derdoing (v. t.) Doing daring or chivalrous deeds.
Dere (v. t.) To hurt; to harm; to injure.
Dereine (v. t.) Alt. of Dereyne
Dereyne (v. t.) Same as Darraign.
Dereligionize (v. t.) To make irreligious; to turn from religion.
Deride (v. t.) To laugh at with contempt; to laugh to scorn; to turn to ridicule or make sport of; to mock; to scoff at.
Derivate (v. t.) To derive.
Derive (v. t.) To turn the course of, as water; to divert and distribute into subordinate channels; to diffuse; to communicate; to transmit; -- followed by to, into, on, upon.
Derive (v. t.) To receive, as from a source or origin; to obtain by descent or by transmission; to draw; to deduce; -- followed by from.
Derive (v. t.) To trace the origin, descent, or derivation of; to recognize transmission of; as, he derives this word from the Anglo-Saxon.
Derive (v. t.) To obtain one substance from another by actual or theoretical substitution; as, to derive an organic acid from its corresponding hydrocarbon.
Derm (v. t.) The integument of animal; the skin.
Derm (v. t.) See Dermis.
Derogate (v. t.) To annul in part; to repeal partly; to restrict; to limit the action of; -- said of a law.
Derogate (v. t.) To lessen; to detract from; to disparage; to depreciate; -- said of a person or thing.
Descend (v. t.) To go down upon or along; to pass from a higher to a lower part of; as, they descended the river in boats; to descend a ladder.
Describe (v. t.) To represent by drawing; to draw a plan of; to de
Describe (v. t.) To represent by words written or spoken; to give an account of; to make known to others by words or signs; as, the geographer describes countries and cities.
Describe (v. t.) To distribute into parts, groups, or classes; to mark off; to class.
Descrive (v. t.) To describe.
Descry (v. t.) To spy out or discover by the eye, as objects distant or obscure; to espy; to recognize; to discern; to discover.
Descry (v. t.) To discover; to disclose; to reveal.
Desecate (v. t.) To cut, as with a scythe; to mow.
Desecrate (v. t.) To divest of a sacred character or office; to divert from a sacred purpose; to violate the sanctity of; to profane; to put to an unworthy use; -- the opposite of consecrate.
Desert (v. t.) To leave (especially something which one should stay by and support); to leave in the lurch; to abandon; to forsake; -- implying blame, except sometimes when used of localities; as, to desert a friend, a principle, a cause, one's country.
Desert (v. t.) To abandon (the service) without leave; to forsake in violation of duty; to abscond from; as, to desert the army; to desert one's colors.
Deserve (v. t.) To earn by service; to be worthy of (something due, either good or evil); to merit; to be entitled to; as, the laborer deserves his wages; a work of value deserves praise.
Deserve (v. t.) To serve; to treat; to benefit.
Desiccate (v. t.) To dry up; to deprive or exhaust of moisture; to preserve by drying; as, to desiccate fish or fruit.
Desiderate (v. t.) To desire; to feel the want of; to lack; to miss; to want.
Designate (v. t.) Designated; appointed; chosen.
Designate (v. t.) To mark out and make known; to point out; to name; to indicate; to show; to distinguish by marks or description; to specify; as, to designate the boundaries of a country; to designate the rioters who are to be arrested.
Designate (v. t.) To call by a distinctive title; to name.
Designate (v. t.) To indicate or set apart for a purpose or duty; -- with to or for; to designate an officer for or to the command of a post or station.
Desilver (v. t.) To deprive of silver; as, to desilver lead.
Desilverize (v. t.) To deprive, or free from, silver; to remove silver from.
Desirable (v. t.) Worthy of desire or longing; fitted to excite desire or a wish to possess; pleasing; agreeable.
Desire (v. t.) To long for; to wish for earnestly; to covet.
Desire (v. t.) To express a wish for; to entreat; to request.
Desire (v. t.) To require; to demand; to claim.
Desire (v. t.) To miss; to regret.
Desire (v. t.) The natural longing that is excited by the enjoyment or the thought of any good, and impels to action or effort its continuance or possession; an eager wish to obtain or enjoy.
Desire (v. t.) An expressed wish; a request; petition.
Desire (v. t.) Anything which is desired; an object of longing.
Desire (v. t.) Excessive or morbid longing; lust; appetite.
Desire (v. t.) Grief; regret.
Desk (v. t.) To shut up, as in a desk; to treasure.
Desolate (v. t.) To make desolate; to leave alone; to deprive of inhabitants; as, the earth was nearly desolated by the flood.
Desolate (v. t.) To lay waste; to ruin; to ravage; as, a fire desolates a city.
Desophisticate (v. t.) To clear from sophism or error.
Despair (v. t.) To give up as beyond hope or expectation; to despair of.
Despair (v. t.) To cause to despair.
Despecificate (v. t.) To discriminate; to separate according to specific signification or qualities; to specificate; to desynonymize.
Despeed (v. t.) To send hastily.
Despend (v. t.) To spend; to squander. See Dispend.
Despise (v. t.) To look down upon with disfavor or contempt; to contemn; to scorn; to disdain; to have a low opinion or contemptuous dislike of.
Despoil (v. t.) To strip, as of clothing; to divest or unclothe.
Despoil (v. t.) To deprive for spoil; to plunder; to rob; to pillage; to strip; to divest; -- usually followed by of.
Desponsate (v. t.) To betroth.
Despotize (v. t.) To act the despot.
Despume (v. t.) To free from spume or scum.
Destinate (v. t.) To destine, design, or choose.
Destine (v. t.) To determine the future condition or application of; to set apart by design for a future use or purpose; to fix, as by destiny or by an authoritative decree; to doom; to ordain or preordain; to appoint; -- often with the remoter object preceded by to or for.
Destitute (v. t.) To leave destitute; to forsake; to abandon.
Destitute (v. t.) To make destitute; to cause to be in want; to deprive; -- followed by of.
Destitute (v. t.) To disappoint.
Destrie (v. t.) To destroy.
Destroy (v. t.) To unbuild; to pull or tear down; to separate virulently into its constituent parts; to break up the structure and organic existence of; to demolish.
Destroy (v. t.) To ruin; to bring to naught; to put an end to; to annihilate; to consume.
Destroy (v. t.) To put an end to the existence, prosperity, or beauty of; to kill.
Destruct (v. t.) To destroy.
Destruie (v. t.) To destroy.
Desulphurate (v. t.) To deprive of sulphur.
Desulphurize (v. t.) To desulphurate; to deprive of sulphur.
Desume (v. t.) To select; to borrow.
Desynonymize (v. t.) To deprive of synonymous character; to discriminate in use; -- applied to words which have been employed as synonyms.
Detach (v. t.) To part; to separate or disunite; to disengage; -- the opposite of attach; as, to detach the coats of a bulbous root from each other; to detach a man from a leader or from a party.
Detach (v. t.) To separate for a special object or use; -- used especially in military language; as, to detach a ship from a fleet, or a company from a regiment.
Detain (v. t.) To keep back or from; to withhold.
Detain (v. t.) To restrain from proceeding; to stay or stop; to delay; as, we were detained by an accident.
Detain (v. t.) To hold or keep in custody.
Detect (v. t.) To uncover; to discover; to find out; to bring to light; as, to detect a crime or a criminal; to detect a mistake in an account.
Detect (v. t.) To inform against; to accuse.
Detenebrate (v. t.) To remove darkness from.
Deter (v. t.) To prevent by fear; hence, to hinder or prevent from action by fear of consequences, or difficulty, risk, etc.
Deterge (v. t.) To cleanse; to purge away, as foul or offending matter from the body, or from an ulcer.
Deteriorate (v. t.) To make worse; to make inferior in quality or value; to impair; as, to deteriorate the mind.
Determinable (v. t.) Capable of being determined, definitely ascertained, decided upon, or brought to a conclusion.
Determinate (v. t.) To bring to an end; to determine. See Determine.
Determine (v. t.) To fix the boundaries of; to mark off and separate.
Determine (v. t.) To set bounds to; to fix the determination of; to limit; to bound; to bring to an end; to finish.
Determine (v. t.) To fix the form or character of; to shape; to prescribe imperatively; to regulate; to settle.
Determine (v. t.) To fix the course of; to impel and direct; -- with a remoter object preceded by to; as, another's will determined me to this course.
Determine (v. t.) To ascertain definitely; to find out the specific character or name of; to assign to its true place in a system; as, to determine an unknown or a newly discovered plant or its name.
Determine (v. t.) To bring to a conclusion, as a question or controversy; to settle authoritative or judicial sentence; to decide; as, the court has determined the cause.
Determine (v. t.) To resolve on; to have a fixed intention of; also, to cause to come to a conclusion or decision; to lead; as, this determined him to go immediately.
Determine (v. t.) To define or limit by adding a differentia.
Determine (v. t.) To ascertain the presence, quantity, or amount of; as, to determine the parallax; to determine the salt in sea water.
Detest (v. t.) To witness against; to denounce; to condemn.
Detest (v. t.) To hate intensely; to abhor; to abominate; to loathe; as, we detest what is contemptible or evil.
Detesttate (v. t.) To detest.
Dethrone (v. t.) To remove or drive from a throne; to depose; to divest of supreme authority and dignity.
Dethronize (v. t.) To dethrone or unthrone.
Detonate (v. t.) To cause to explode; to cause to burn or inflame with a sudden report.
Detort (v. t.) To turn form the original or plain meaning; to pervert; to wrest.
Detract (v. t.) To take away; to withdraw.
Detract (v. t.) To take credit or reputation from; to defame.
Detrect (v. t.) To refuse; to dec
Detriment (v. t.) To do injury to; to hurt.
Detrude (v. t.) To thrust down or out; to push down with force.
Detuncate (v. t.) To shorten by cutting; to cut off; to lop off.
Deturb (v. t.) To throw down.
Deturbate (v. t.) To evict; to remove.
Deturn (v. t.) To turn away.
Deturpate (v. t.) To defile; to disfigure.
Devast (v. t.) To devastate.
Devastate (v. t.) To lay waste; to ravage; to desolate.
Develop (v. t.) To free from that which infolds or envelops; to unfold; to lay open by degrees or in detail; to make visible or known; to disclose; to produce or give forth; as, to develop theories; a motor that develops 100 horse power.
Develop (v. t.) To unfold gradually, as a flower from a bud; hence, to bring through a succession of states or stages, each of which is preparatory to the next; to form or expand by a process of growth; to cause to change gradually from an embryo, or a lower state, to a higher state or form of being; as, sunshine and rain develop the bud into a flower; to develop the mind.
Develop (v. t.) To advance; to further; to prefect; to make to increase; to promote the growth of.
Develop (v. t.) To change the form of, as of an algebraic expression, by executing certain indicated operations without changing the value.
Develop (v. t.) To cause to become visible, as an invisible or latent image upon plate, by submitting it to chemical agents; to bring to view.
Devenustate (v. t.) To deprive of beauty or grace.
Devest (v. t.) To divest; to undress.
Devest (v. t.) To take away, as an authority, title, etc., to deprive; to alienate, as an estate.
Deviate (v. t.) To cause to deviate.
Devil (v. t.) To make like a devil; to invest with the character of a devil.
Devil (v. t.) To grill with Cayenne pepper; to season highly in cooking, as with pepper.
Devilize (v. t.) To make a devil of.
Devirginate (v. t.) To deprive of virginity; to deflour.
Devise (v. t.) To form in the mind by new combinations of ideas, new applications of principles, or new arrangement of parts; to formulate by thought; to contrive; to excogitate; to invent; to plan; to scheme; as, to devise an engine, a new mode of writing, a plan of defense, or an argument.
Devise (v. t.) To plan or scheme for; to purpose to obtain.
Devise (v. t.) To say; to relate; to describe.
Devise (v. t.) To imagine; to guess.
Devise (v. t.) To give by will; -- used of real estate; formerly, also, of chattels.
Devitalize (v. t.) To deprive of life or vitality.
Devitrify (v. t.) To deprive of glasslike character; to take away vitreous luster and transparency from.
Devocalize (v. t.) To make toneless; to deprive of vowel quality.
Devoid (v. t.) To empty out; to remove.
Devoid (v. t.) Void; empty; vacant.
Devoid (v. t.) Destitute; not in possession; -- with of; as, devoid of sense; devoid of pity or of pride.
Devolute (v. t.) To devolve.
Devolve (v. t.) To roll onward or downward; to pass on.
Devolve (v. t.) To transfer from one person to another; to deliver over; to hand down; -- generally with upon, sometimes with to or into.
Devote (v. t.) To appropriate by vow; to set apart or dedicate by a solemn act; to consecrate; also, to consign over; to doom; to evil; to devote one to destruction; the city was devoted to the flames.
Devote (v. t.) To execrate; to curse.
Devote (v. t.) To give up wholly; to addict; to direct the attention of wholly or compound; to attach; -- often with a reflexive pronoun; as, to devote one's self to science, to one's friends, to piety, etc.
Devour (v. t.) To eat up with greediness; to consume ravenously; to feast upon like a wild beast or a glutton; to prey upon.
Devour (v. t.) To seize upon and destroy or appropriate greedily, selfishly, or wantonly; to consume; to swallow up; to use up; to waste; to annihilate.
Devour (v. t.) To enjoy with avidity; to appropriate or take in eagerly by the senses.
Devout (v. t.) Devoted to religion or to religious feelings and duties; absorbed in religious exercises; given to devotion; pious; reverent; religious.
Devout (v. t.) Expressing devotion or piety; as, eyes devout; sighs devout; a devout posture.
Devout (v. t.) Warmly devoted; hearty; sincere; earnest; as, devout wishes for one's welfare.
Devove (v. t.) To devote.
Devow (v. t.) To give up; to devote.
Devow (v. t.) To disavow; to disclaim.
Devulgarize (v. t.) To free from what is vulgar, common, or narrow.
Dew (v. t.) To wet with dew or as with dew; to bedew; to moisten; as with dew.
Dewret (v. t.) To ret or rot by the process called dewretting.
Dewrot (v. t.) To rot, as flax or hemp, by exposure to rain, dew, and sun. See Dewretting.
Dezincify (v. t.) To deprive of, or free from, zinc.
Diabolify (v. t.) To ascribed diabolical qualities to; to change into, or to represent as, a devil.
Diabolize (v. t.) To render diabolical.
Diadem (v. t.) To adorn with a diadem; to crown.
Diagram (v. t.) To put into the form of a diagram.
Dial (v. t.) To measure with a dial.
Dial (v. t.) To survey with a dial.
Dialogize (v. t.) To discourse in dialogue.
Dialogue (v. t.) To express as in dialogue.
Dialyze (v. t.) To separate, prepare, or obtain, by dialysis or osmose; to pass through an animal membrane; to subject to dialysis.
Diamondize (v. t.) To set with diamonds; to adorn; to enrich.
Diaper (v. t.) To ornament with figures, etc., arranged in the pattern called diaper, as cloth in weaving.
Diaper (v. t.) To put a diaper on (a child).
Diazotize (v. t.) To subject to such reactions or processes that diazo compounds, or their derivatives, shall be produced by chemical exchange or substitution.
Dibble (v. t.) To plant with a dibble; to make holes in (soil) with a dibble, for planting.
Dibble (v. t.) To make holes or indentations in, as if with a dibble.
Dichotomize (v. t.) To cut into two parts; to part into two divisions; to divide into pairs; to bisect.
Dichotomize (v. t.) To exhibit as a half disk. See Dichotomy, 3.
Dictate (v. t.) To tell or utter so that another may write down; to inspire; to compose; as, to dictate a letter to an amanuensis.
Dictate (v. t.) To say; to utter; to communicate authoritatively; to deliver (a command) to a subordinate; to declare with authority; to impose; as, to dictate the terms of a treaty; a general dictates orders to his troops.
Dictate (v. t.) A statement delivered with authority; an order; a command; an authoritative rule, principle, or maxim; a prescription; as, listen to the dictates of your conscience; the dictates of the gospel.
Diddle (v. t.) To cheat or overreach.
Diet (v. t.) To cause to take food; to feed.
Diet (v. t.) To cause to eat and drink sparingly, or by prescribed rules; to regulate medicinally the food of.
Differ (v. t.) To cause to be different or unlike; to set at variance.
Difference (v. t.) To cause to differ; to make different; to mark as different; to distinguish.
Differentiate (v. t.) To distinguish or mark by a specific difference; to effect a difference in, as regards classification; to develop differential characteristics in; to specialize; to desynonymize.
Differentiate (v. t.) To express the specific difference of; to describe the properties of (a thing) whereby it is differenced from another of the same class; to discriminate.
Differentiate (v. t.) To obtain the differential, or differential coefficient, of; as, to differentiate an algebraic expression, or an equation.
Difficilitate (v. t.) To make difficult.
Difficult (v. t.) To render difficult; to impede; to perplex.
Difficultate (v. t.) To render difficult; to difficilitate.
Diffind (v. t.) To split.
Diffine (v. t.) To define.
Diffract (v. t.) To break or separate into parts; to deflect, or decompose by deflection, a/ rays of light.
Diffuse (v. t.) To pour out and cause to spread, as a fluid; to cause to flow on all sides; to send out, or extend, in all directions; to spread; to circulate; to disseminate; to scatter; as to diffuse information.
Dig (v. t.) To turn up, or delve in, (earth) with a spade or a hoe; to open, loosen, or break up (the soil) with a spade, or other sharp instrument; to pierce, open, or loosen, as if with a spade.
Dig (v. t.) To get by digging; as, to dig potatoes, or gold.
Dig (v. t.) To hollow out, as a well; to form, as a ditch, by removing earth; to excavate; as, to dig a ditch or a well.
Dig (v. t.) To thrust; to poke.
Dig (v. t.) A plodding and laborious student.
Digest (v. t.) To distribute or arrange methodically; to work over and classify; to reduce to portions for ready use or application; as, to digest the laws, etc.
Digest (v. t.) To separate (the food) in its passage through the alimentary canal into the nutritive and nonnutritive elements; to prepare, by the action of the digestive juices, for conversion into blood; to convert into chyme.
Digest (v. t.) To think over and arrange methodically in the mind; to reduce to a plan or method; to receive in the mind and consider carefully; to get an understanding of; to comprehend.
Digest (v. t.) To appropriate for strengthening and comfort.
Digest (v. t.) Hence: To bear comfortably or patiently; to be reconciled to; to brook.
Digest (v. t.) To soften by heat and moisture; to expose to a gentle heat in a boiler or matrass, as a preparation for chemical operations.
Digest (v. t.) To dispose to suppurate, or generate healthy pus, as an ulcer or wound.
Digest (v. t.) To ripen; to mature.
Digest (v. t.) To quiet or abate, as anger or grief.
Digest (v. t.) That which is digested; especially, that which is worked over, classified, and arranged under proper heads or titles
Digest (v. t.) A compilation of statutes or decisions analytically arranged. The term is applied in a general sense to the Pandects of Justinian (see Pandect), but is also specially given by authors to compilations of laws on particular topics; a summary of laws; as, Comyn's Digest; the United States Digest.
Dight (v. t.) To prepare; to put in order; hence, to dress, or put on; to array; to adorn.
Dight (v. t.) To have sexual intercourse with.
Digit (v. t.) To point at or out with the finger.
Digitate (v. t.) To point out as with the finger.
Digitize (v. t.) To finger; as, to digitize a pen.
Dignify (v. t.) To invest with dignity or honor; to make illustrious; to give distinction to; to exalt in rank; to honor.
Dike (v. t.) To surround or protect with a dike or dry bank; to secure with a bank.
Dike (v. t.) To drain by a dike or ditch.
Dilacerate (v. t.) To rend asunder; to tear to pieces.
Dilaniate (v. t.) To rend in pieces; to tear.
Dilapidate (v. t.) To bring into a condition of decay or partial ruin, by misuse or through neglect; to destroy the fairness and good condition of; -- said of a building.
Dilapidate (v. t.) To impair by waste and abuse; to squander.
Dilate (v. t.) To expand; to distend; to enlarge or extend in all directions; to swell; -- opposed to contract; as, the air dilates the lungs; air is dilated by increase of heat.
Dilate (v. t.) To enlarge upon; to relate at large; to tell copiously or diffusely.
Dilettante (v. t.) An admirer or lover of the fine arts; popularly, an amateur; especially, one who follows an art or a branch of knowledge, desultorily, or for amusement only.
Dilucidate (v. t.) To elucidate.
Dilute (v. t.) To make thinner or more liquid by admixture with something; to thin and dissolve by mixing.
Dilute (v. t.) To diminish the strength, flavor, color, etc., of, by mixing; to reduce, especially by the addition of water; to temper; to attenuate; to weaken.
Dim (v. t.) To render dim, obscure, or dark; to make less bright or distinct; to take away the luster of; to darken; to dull; to obscure; to eclipse.
Dim (v. t.) To deprive of distinct vision; to hinder from seeing clearly, either by dazzling or clouding the eyes; to darken the senses or understanding of.
Dimidiate (v. t.) To divide into two equal parts.
Dimidiate (v. t.) To represent the half of; to halve.
Diminish (v. t.) To make smaller in any manner; to reduce in bulk or amount; to lessen; -- opposed to augment or increase.
Diminish (v. t.) To lessen the authority or dignity of; to put down; to degrade; to abase; to weaken.
Diminish (v. t.) To make smaller by a half step; to make (an interval) less than minor; as, a diminished seventh.
Diminish (v. t.) To take away; to subtract.
Dimit (v. t.) To dismiss, let go, or release.
Dimple (v. t.) To mark with dimples or dimplelike depressions.
Dine (v. t.) To give a dinner to; to furnish with the chief meal; to feed; as, to dine a hundred men.
Dine (v. t.) To dine upon; to have to eat.
Ding (v. t.) To dash; to throw violently.
Ding (v. t.) To cause to sound or ring.
Dink (v. t.) To deck; -- often with out or up.
Dint (v. t.) To make a mark or cavity on or in, by a blow or by pressure; to dent.
Dip (v. t.) To plunge or immerse; especially, to put for a moment into a liquid; to insert into a fluid and withdraw again.
Dip (v. t.) To immerse for baptism; to baptize by immersion.
Dip (v. t.) To wet, as if by immersing; to moisten.
Dip (v. t.) To plunge or engage thoroughly in any affair.
Dip (v. t.) To take out, by dipping a dipper, ladle, or other receptacle, into a fluid and removing a part; -- often with out; as, to dip water from a boiler; to dip out water.
Dip (v. t.) To engage as a pledge; to mortgage.
Diphthong (v. t.) To form or pronounce as a diphthong; diphthongize.
Diphthongalize (v. t.) To make into a diphthong; to pronounce as a diphthong.
Diplomate (v. t.) To invest with a title o/ privilege by diploma.
Direct (v. t.) To arrange in a direct or straight
Direct (v. t.) To point out or show to (any one), as the direct or right course or way; to guide, as by pointing out the way; as, he directed me to the left-hand road.
Direct (v. t.) To determine the direction or course of; to cause to go on in a particular manner; to order in the way to a certain end; to regulate; to govern; as, to direct the affairs of a nation or the movements of an army.
Direct (v. t.) To point out to with authority; to instruct as a superior; to order; as, he directed them to go.
Direct (v. t.) To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name and residence of the person to whom anything is sent; to superscribe; as, to direct a letter.
Dirempt (v. t.) To separate by force; to tear apart.
Dirk (v. t.) To stab with a dirk.
Dirk (v. t.) To darken.
Dirt (v. t.) To make foul of filthy; to dirty.
Dirty (v. t.) To foul; to make filthy; to soil; as, to dirty the clothes or hands.
Dirty (v. t.) To tarnish; to sully; to scandalize; -- said of reputation, character, etc.
Disable (v. t.) To render unable or incapable; to destroy the force, vigor, or power of action of; to deprive of competent physical or intellectual power; to incapacitate; to disqualify; to make incompetent or unfit for service; to impair.
Disable (v. t.) To deprive of legal right or qualification; to render legally incapable.
Disable (v. t.) To deprive of that which gives value or estimation; to declare lacking in competency; to disparage; to undervalue.
Disabuse (v. t.) To set free from mistakes; to undeceive; to disengage from fallacy or deception; to set right.
Disaccommodate (v. t.) To put to inconvenience; to incommode.
Disaccustom (v. t.) To destroy the force of habit in; to wean from a custom.
Disacidify (v. t.) To free from acid.
Disacknowledge (v. t.) To refuse to acknowledge; to deny; to disown.
Disacquaint (v. t.) To render unacquainted; to make unfamiliar.
Disadorn (v. t.) To deprive of ornaments.
Disadvantage (v. t.) To injure the interest of; to be detrimental to.
Disadvise (v. t.) To advise against; to dissuade from.
Disaffect (v. t.) To alienate or diminish the affection of; to make unfriendly or less friendly; to fill with discontent and unfriend
Disaffect (v. t.) To disturb the functions of; to disorder.
Disaffect (v. t.) To lack affection for; to be alienated from, or indisposed toward; to dislike.
Disaffirm (v. t.) To assert the contrary of; to contradict; to deny; -- said of that which has been asserted.
Disaffirm (v. t.) To refuse to confirm; to annul, as a judicial decision, by a contrary judgment of a superior tribunal.
Disafforest (v. t.) To reduce from the privileges of a forest to the state of common ground; to exempt from forest laws.
Disaggregate (v. t.) To destroy the aggregation of; to separate into component parts, as an aggregate mass.
Disalliege (v. t.) To alienate from allegiance.
Disallow (v. t.) To refuse to allow; to deny the force or validity of; to disown and reject; as, the judge disallowed the executor's charge.
Disally (v. t.) To part, as an alliance; to sunder.
Disanimate (v. t.) To deprive of life.
Disanimate (v. t.) To deprive of spirit; to dishearten.
Disannex (v. t.) To disunite; to undo or repeal the annexation of.
Disannul (v. t.) To annul completely; to render void or of no effect.
Disanoint (v. t.) To invalidate the consecration of; as, to disanoint a king.
Disapparel (v. t.) To disrobe; to strip of apparel; to make naked.
Disappoint (v. t.) To defeat of expectation or hope; to hinder from the attainment of that which was expected, hoped, or desired; to balk; as, a man is disappointed of his hopes or expectations, or his hopes, desires, intentions, expectations, or plans are disappointed; a bad season disappoints the farmer of his crops; a defeat disappoints an enemy of his spoil.
Disappoint (v. t.) To frustrate; to fail; to hinder of result.
Disappreciate (v. t.) To undervalue; not to esteem.
Disappropriate (v. t.) To release from individual ownership or possession.
Disappropriate (v. t.) To sever from appropriation or possession a spiritual corporation.
Disapprove (v. t.) To pass unfavorable judgment upon; to condemn by an act of the judgment; to regard as wrong, unsuitable, or inexpedient; to censure; as, to disapprove the conduct of others.
Disapprove (v. t.) To refuse official approbation to; to disallow; to dec
Disarm (v. t.) To deprive of arms; to take away the weapons of; to deprive of the means of attack or defense; to render defenseless.
Disarm (v. t.) To deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to render harmless or innocuous; as, to disarm a man's wrath.
Disarrange (v. t.) To unsettle or disturb the order or due arrangement of; to throw out of order.
Disarray (v. t.) To throw into disorder; to break the array of.
Disarray (v. t.) To take off the dress of; to unrobe.
Disarticulate (v. t.) To sunder; to separate, as joints.
Disassimilate (v. t.) To subject to disassimilation.
Disassociate (v. t.) To disconnect from things associated; to disunite; to dissociate.
Disaster (v. t.) To blast by the influence of a baleful star.
Disaster (v. t.) To bring harm upon; to injure.
Disattire (v. t.) To unrobe; to undress.
Disaugment (v. t.) To diminish.
Disauthorize (v. t.) To deprive of credit or authority; to discredit.
Disavaunce (v. t.) To retard; to repel; to do damage to.
Disavouch (v. t.) To disavow.
Disavow (v. t.) To refuse strongly and solemnly to own or acknowledge; to deny responsibility for, approbation of, and the like; to disclaim; to disown; as, he was charged with embezzlement, but he disavows the crime.
Disavow (v. t.) To deny; to show the contrary of; to disprove.
Disband (v. t.) To loose the bands of; to set free; to disunite; to scatter; to disperse; to break up the organization of; especially, to dismiss from military service; as, to disband an army.
Disband (v. t.) To divorce.
Disbar (v. t.) To expel from the bar, or the legal profession; to deprive (an attorney, barrister, or counselor) of his status and privileges as such.
Disbark (v. t.) To disembark.
Disbark (v. t.) To strip of bark; to bark.
Disbase (v. t.) To debase or degrade.
Disbecome (v. t.) To misbecome.
Disbelieve (v. t.) Not to believe; to refuse belief or credence to; to hold not to be true or actual.
Disbench (v. t.) To drive from a bench or seat.
Disbench (v. t.) To deprive (a bencher) of his privileges.
Disbend (v. t.) To unbend.
Disbind (v. t.) To unbind; to loosen.
Disblame (v. t.) To clear from blame.
Disbowel (v. t.) To disembowel.
Disburden (v. t.) To rid of a burden; to free from a load borne or from something oppressive; to unload; to disencumber; to relieve.
Disburgeon (v. t.) To strip of burgeons or buds; to disbud.
Disburse (v. t.) To pay out; to expend; -- usually from a public fund or treasury.
Disburthen (v. t.) To disburden; to relieve of a load.
Discage (v. t.) To uncage.
Discalceate (v. t.) To pull off shoes or sandals from.
Discamp (v. t.) To drive from a camp.
Discapacitate (v. t.) To deprive of capacity; to incapacitate.
Discard (v. t.) To throw out of one's hand, as superfluous cards; to lay aside (a card or cards).
Discard (v. t.) To cast off as useless or as no longer of service; to dismiss from employment, confidence, or favor; to discharge; to turn away.
Discard (v. t.) To put or thrust away; to reject.
Discase (v. t.) To strip; to undress.
Discern (v. t.) To see and identify by noting a difference or differences; to note the distinctive character of; to discriminate; to distinguish.
Discern (v. t.) To see by the eye or by the understanding; to perceive and recognize; as, to discern a difference.
Discerp (v. t.) To tear in pieces; to rend.
Discerp (v. t.) To separate; to disunite.
Discharge (v. t.) To relieve of a charge, load, or burden; to empty of a load or cargo; to unburden; to unload; as, to discharge a vessel.
Discharge (v. t.) To free of the missile with which anything is charged or loaded; to let go the charge of; as, to discharge a bow, catapult, etc.; especially, said of firearms, -- to fire off; to shoot off; also, to relieve from a state of tension, as a Leyden jar.
Discharge (v. t.) To of something weighing upon or impeding over one, as a debt, claim, obligation, responsibility, accusation, etc.; to absolve; to acquit; to clear.
Discharge (v. t.) To relieve of an office or employment; to send away from service; to dismiss.
Discharge (v. t.) To release legally from confinement; to set at liberty; as, to discharge a prisoner.
Discharge (v. t.) To put forth, or remove, as a charge or burden; to take out, as that with which anything is loaded or filled; as, to discharge a cargo.
Discharge (v. t.) To let fly, as a missile; to shoot.
Discharge (v. t.) To set aside; to annul; to dismiss.
Discharge (v. t.) To throw off the obligation of, as a duty or debt; to relieve one's self of, by fulfilling conditions, performing duty, trust, and the like; hence, to perform or execute, as an office, or part.
Discharge (v. t.) To send away (a creditor) satisfied by payment; to pay one's debt or obligation to.
Discharge (v. t.) To give forth; to emit or send out; as, a pipe discharges water; to let fly; to give expression to; to utter; as, to discharge a horrible oath.
Discharge (v. t.) To prohibit; to forbid.
Discharge (v. t.) The act of discharging; the act of relieving of a charge or load; removal of a load or burden; unloading; as, the discharge of a ship; discharge of a cargo.
Discharge (v. t.) Firing off; explosive removal of a charge; explosion; letting off; as, a discharge of arrows, of artillery.
Discharge (v. t.) Act of relieving of something which oppresses or weighs upon one, as an obligation, liability, debt, accusation, etc.; acquittance; as, the discharge of a debtor.
Discharge (v. t.) Act of removing, or getting rid of, an obligation, liability, etc.; fulfillment, as by the payment of a debt, or the performance of a trust or duty.
Discharge (v. t.) Release or dismissal from an office, employment, etc.; dismission; as, the discharge of a workman by his employer.
Discharge (v. t.) Legal release from confinement; liberation; as, the discharge of a prisoner.
Discharge (v. t.) The state of being discharged or relieved of a debt, obligation, office, and the like; acquittal.
Discharge (v. t.) That which discharges or releases from an obligation, liability, penalty, etc., as a price of ransom, a legal document.
Discharge (v. t.) A flowing or issuing out; emission; vent; evacuation; also, that which is discharged or emitted; as, a rapid discharge of water from the pipe.
Dischurch (v. t.) To deprive of status as a church, or of membership in a church.
Discide (v. t.) To divide; to cleave in two.
Discind (v. t.) To part; to divide.
Disciple (v. t.) To teach; to train.
Disciple (v. t.) To punish; to discip
Disciple (v. t.) To make disciples of; to convert to doctrines or principles.
Disclaim (v. t.) To renounce all claim to deny; ownership of, or responsibility for; to disown; to disavow; to reject.
Disclaim (v. t.) To deny, as a claim; to refuse.
Disclaim (v. t.) To relinquish or deny having a claim; to disavow another's claim; to dec
Disclaim (v. t.) To disavow or renounce all part, claim, or share.
Disclame (v. t.) To disclaim; to expel.
Disclaunder (v. t.) To injure one's good name; to slander.
Discloak (v. t.) To take off a cloak from; to uncloak.
Disclose (v. t.) To unclose; to open; -- applied esp. to eggs in the sense of to hatch.
Disclose (v. t.) To remove a cover or envelope from;; to set free from inclosure; to uncover.
Disclose (v. t.) To lay open or expose to view; to cause to appear; to bring to light; to reveal.
Disclose (v. t.) To make known, as that which has been kept secret or hidden; to reveal; to expose; as, events have disclosed his designs.
Disclosure (v. t.) The act of disclosing, uncovering, or revealing; bringing to light; exposure.
Disclosure (v. t.) That which is disclosed or revealed.
Discloud (v. t.) To clear from clouds.
Disclout (v. t.) To divest of a clout.
Discolor (v. t.) To alter the natural hue or color of; to change to a different color; to stain; to tinge; as, a drop of wine will discolor water; silver is discolored by sea water.
Discolor (v. t.) To alter the true complexion or appearance of; to put a false hue upon.
Discolorate (v. t.) To discolor.
Discomfit (v. t.) To scatter in fight; to put to rout; to defeat.
Discomfit (v. t.) To break up and frustrate the plans of; to balk/ to throw into perplexity and dejection; to disconcert.
Discomfiture (v. t.) The act of discomfiting, or the state of being discomfited; rout; overthrow; defeat; frustration; confusion and dejection.
Discomfort (v. t.) To discourage; to deject.
Discomfort (v. t.) To destroy or disturb the comfort of; to deprive o/ quiet enjoyment; to make uneasy; to pain; as, a smoky chimney discomforts a family.
Discomfort (v. t.) Discouragement.
Discomfort (v. t.) Want of comfort; uneasiness, mental or physical; disturbance of peace; inquietude; pain; distress; sorrow.
Discommend (v. t.) To mention with disapprobation; to blame; to disapprove.
Discommend (v. t.) To expose to censure or ill favor; to put out of the good graces of any one.
Discommission (v. t.) To deprive of a commission or trust.
Discommodate (v. t.) To discommode.
Discommode (v. t.) To put inconvenience; to incommode; to trouble.
Discommon (v. t.) To deprive of the right of common.
Discommon (v. t.) To deprive of privileges.
Discommon (v. t.) To deprive of commonable quality, as lands, by inclosing or appropriating.
Discompany (v. t.) To free from company; to dissociate.
Discomplexion (v. t.) To change the complexion or hue of.
Discompose (v. t.) To disarrange; to interfere with; to disturb; to disorder; to unsettle; to break up.
Discompose (v. t.) To throw into disorder; to ruffle; to destroy the composure or equanimity; to agitate.
Discompose (v. t.) To put out of place or service; to discharge; to displace.
Discompt (v. t.) To discount. See Discount.
Disconcert (v. t.) To break up the harmonious progress of; to throw into disorder or confusion; as, the emperor disconcerted the plans of his enemy.
Disconcert (v. t.) To confuse the faculties of; to disturb the composure of; to discompose; to abash.
Disconnect (v. t.) To dissolve the union or connection of; to disunite; to sever; to separate; to disperse.
Disconsecrate (v. t.) To deprive of consecration or sacredness.
Disconsolate (v. t.) Destitute of consolation; deeply dejected and dispirited; hopelessly sad; comfortless; filled with grief; as, a bereaved and disconsolate parent.
Disconsolate (v. t.) Inspiring dejection; saddening; cheerless; as, the disconsolate darkness of the winter nights.
Discontent (v. t.) To deprive of content; to make uneasy; to dissatisfy.
Discontinue (v. t.) To interrupt the continuance of; to intermit, as a practice or habit; to put an end to; to cause to cease; to cease using, to stop; to leave off.
Discounsel (v. t.) To dissuade.
Discount (v. t.) A counting off or deduction made from a gross sum on any account whatever; an allowance upon an account, debt, demand, price asked, and the like; something taken or deducted.
Discount (v. t.) A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money.
Discount (v. t.) The rate of interest charged in discounting.
Discountenance (v. t.) To ruffle or discompose the countenance of; to put of countenance; to put to shame; to abash.
Discountenance (v. t.) To refuse to countenance, or give the support of one's approval to; to give one's influence against; to restrain by cold treatment; to discourage.
Discourage (v. t.) To extinguish the courage of; to dishearten; to depress the spirits of; to deprive of confidence; to deject; -- the opposite of encourage; as, he was discouraged in his undertaking; he need not be discouraged from a like attempt.
Discourage (v. t.) To dishearten one with respect to; to discountenance; to seek to check by disfavoring; to deter one from; as, they discouraged his efforts.
Discoure (v. t.) To discover.
Discourse (v. t.) To treat of; to expose or set forth in language.
Discourse (v. t.) To utter or give forth; to speak.
Discourse (v. t.) To talk to; to confer with.
Discovenant (v. t.) To dissolve covenant with.
Discover (v. t.) To uncover.
Discover (v. t.) To disclose; to lay open to view; to make visible; to reveal; to make known; to show (what has been secret, unseen, or unknown).
Discover (v. t.) To obtain for the first time sight or knowledge of, as of a thing existing already, but not perceived or known; to find; to ascertain; to espy; to detect.
Discover (v. t.) To manifest without design; to show.
Discover (v. t.) To explore; to examine.
Discradle (v. t.) To take from a cradle.
Discredit (v. t.) To refuse credence to; not to accept as true; to disbelieve; as, the report is discredited.
Discredit (v. t.) To deprive of credibility; to destroy confidence or trust in; to cause disbelief in the accuracy or authority of.
Discredit (v. t.) To deprive of credit or good repute; to bring reproach upon; to make less reputable; to disgrace.
Discrete (v. t.) To separate.
Discriminate (v. t.) To set apart as being different; to mark as different; to separate from another by discerning differences; to distinguish.
Discrive (v. t.) To describe.
Discrown (v. t.) To deprive of a crown.
Discruciate (v. t.) To torture; to excruciate.
Disculpate (v. t.) To free from blame or the imputation of a fault; to exculpate.
Discumber (v. t.) To free from that which cumbers or impedes; to disencumber.
Discure (v. t.) To discover; to reveal; to discoure.
Discuss (v. t.) To break to pieces; to shatter.
Discuss (v. t.) To break up; to disperse; to scatter; to dissipate; to drive away; -- said especially of tumors.
Discuss (v. t.) To shake; to put away; to finish.
Discuss (v. t.) To examine in detail or by disputation; to reason upon by presenting favorable and adverse considerations; to debate; to sift; to investigate; to ventilate.
Discuss (v. t.) To deal with, in eating or drinking.
Discuss (v. t.) To examine or search thoroughly; to exhaust a remedy against, as against a principal debtor before proceeding against the surety.
Disdain (v. t.) A feeling of contempt and aversion; the regarding anything as unworthy of or beneath one; scorn.
Disdain (v. t.) That which is worthy to be disdained or regarded with contempt and aversion.
Disdain (v. t.) The state of being despised; shame.
Disdain (v. t.) To think unworthy; to deem unsuitable or unbecoming; as, to disdain to do a mean act.
Disdain (v. t.) To reject as unworthy of one's self, or as not deserving one's notice; to look with scorn upon; to scorn, as base acts, character, etc.
Disdeify (v. t.) To divest or deprive of deity or of a deific rank or condition.
Disdeign (v. t.) To disdain.
Disease (v. t.) To deprive of ease; to disquiet; to trouble; to distress.
Disease (v. t.) To derange the vital functions of; to afflict with disease or sickness; to disorder; -- used almost exclusively in the participle diseased.
Disedge (v. t.) To deprive of an edge; to blunt; to dull.
Disedify (v. t.) To fail of edifying; to injure.
Diselder (v. t.) To deprive of an elder or elders, or of the office of an elder.
Disembark (v. t.) To remove from on board a vessel; to put on shore; to land; to debark; as, the general disembarked the troops.
Disembarrass (v. t.) To free from embarrassment, or perplexity; to clear; to extricate.
Disembay (v. t.) To clear from a bay.
Disembellish (v. t.) To deprive of embellishment; to disadorn.
Disembitter (v. t.) To free from
Disembody (v. t.) To divest of the body or corporeal existence.
Disembody (v. t.) To disarm and disband, as a body of soldiers.
Disembogue (v. t.) To pour out or discharge at the mouth, as a stream; to vent; to discharge into an ocean, a lake, etc.
Disembogue (v. t.) To eject; to cast forth.
Disembossom (v. t.) To separate from the bosom.
Disembowel (v. t.) To take or let out the bowels or interior parts of; to eviscerate.
Disembowel (v. t.) To take or draw from the body, as the web of a spider.
Disembrangle (v. t.) To free from wrangling or litigation.
Disembroil (v. t.) To disentangle; to free from perplexity; to extricate from confusion.
Disemploy (v. t.) To throw out of employment.
Disempower (v. t.) To deprive of power; to divest of strength.
Disenable (v. t.) To disable; to disqualify.
Disenamor (v. t.) To free from the captivity of love.
Disenchant (v. t.) To free from enchantment; to deliver from the power of charms or spells; to free from fascination or delusion.
Disencharm (v. t.) To free from the influence of a charm or spell; to disenchant.
Disenclose (v. t.) See Disinclose.
Disencumber (v. t.) To free from encumbrance, or from anything which clogs, impedes, or obstructs; to disburden.
Disendow (v. t.) To deprive of an endowment, as a church.
Disenfranchise (v. t.) To disfranchise; to deprive of the rights of a citizen.
Disengage (v. t.) To release from that with which anything is engaged, engrossed, involved, or entangled; to extricate; to detach; to set free; to liberate; to clear; as, to disengage one from a party, from broils and controversies, from an oath, promise, or occupation; to disengage the affections a favorite pursuit, the mind from study.
Disennoble (v. t.) To deprive of that which ennobles; to degrade.
Disenslave (v. t.) To free from bondage or slavery; to disenthrall.
Disentail (v. t.) To free from entailment.
Disentangle (v. t.) To free from entanglement; to release from a condition of being intricately and confusedly involved or interlaced; to reduce to orderly arrangement; to straighten out; as, to disentangle a skein of yarn.
Disentangle (v. t.) To extricate from complication and perplexity; disengage from embarrassing connection or intermixture; to disembroil; to set free; to separate.
Disenter (v. t.) See Disinter.
Disenthrall (v. t.) To release from thralldom or slavery; to give freedom to; to disinthrall.
Disenthrone (v. t.) To dethrone; to depose from sovereign authority.
Disentitle (v. t.) To deprive of title or claim.
Disentomb (v. t.) To take out from a tomb; a disinter.
Disentrail (v. t.) To disembowel; to let out or draw forth, as the entrails.
Disentrance (v. t.) To awaken from a trance or an enchantment.
Disentwine (v. t.) To free from being entwined or twisted.
Disespouse (v. t.) To release from espousal or plighted faith.
Disestablish (v. t.) To unsettle; to break up (anything established); to deprive, as a church, of its connection with the state.
Disesteem (v. t.) To feel an absence of esteem for; to regard with disfavor or slight contempt; to slight.
Disesteem (v. t.) To deprive of esteem; to bring into disrepute; to cause to be regarded with disfavor.
Disexercise (v. t.) To deprive of exercise; to leave untrained.
Disfancy (v. t.) To dislike.
Disfashion (v. t.) To disfigure.
Disfavor (v. t.) To withhold or withdraw favor from; to regard with disesteem; to show disapprobation of; to discountenance.
Disfavor (v. t.) To injure the form or looks of.
Disfeature (v. t.) To deprive of features; to mar the features of.
Disfellowship (v. t.) To exclude from fellowship; to refuse intercourse with, as an associate.
Disfigure (v. t.) To mar the figure of; to render less complete, perfect, or beautiful in appearance; to deface; to deform.
Disflesh (v. t.) To reduce the flesh or obesity of.
Disforest (v. t.) To disafforest.
Disforest (v. t.) To clear or deprive of forests or trees.
Disfranchise (v. t.) To deprive of a franchise or chartered right; to dispossess of the rights of a citizen, or of a particular privilege, as of voting, holding office, etc.
Disfriar (v. t.) To depose or withdraw from the condition of a friar.
Disfrock (v. t.) To unfrock.
Disfurnish (v. t.) To deprive of that with which anything is furnished (furniture, equipments, etc.); to strip; to render destitute; to divest.
Disfurniture (v. t.) To disfurnish.
Disgage (v. t.) To free from a gage or pledge; to disengage.
Disgallant (v. t.) To deprive of gallantry.
Disgarland (v. t.) To strip of a garland.
Disgarnish (v. t.) To divest of garniture; to disfurnish; to dismantle.
Disgarrison (v. t.) To deprive of a garrison.
Disgavel (v. t.) To deprive of that principal quality of gavelkind tenure by which lands descend equally among all the sons of the tenant; -- said of lands.
Disgest (v. t.) To digest.
Disglorify (v. t.) To deprive of glory; to treat with indignity.
Disgorge (v. t.) To eject or discharge by the throat and mouth; to vomit; to pour forth or throw out with violence, as if from the mouth; to discharge violently or in great quantities from a confined place.
Disgorge (v. t.) To give up unwillingly as what one has wrongfully seized and appropriated; to make restitution of; to surrender; as, he was compelled to disgorge his ill-gotten gains.
Disgrade (v. t.) To degrade.
Disgraduate (v. t.) To degrade; to reduce in rank.
Disgregate (v. t.) To disperse; to scatter; -- opposite of congregate.
Disgruntle (v. t.) To dissatisfy; to disaffect; to anger.
Disguise (v. t.) To change the guise or appearance of; especially, to conceal by an unusual dress, or one intended to mislead or deceive.
Disguise (v. t.) To hide by a counterfeit appearance; to cloak by a false show; to mask; as, to disguise anger; to disguise one's sentiments, character, or intentions.
Disguise (v. t.) To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.
Disgust (v. t.) To provoke disgust or strong distaste in; to cause (any one) loathing, as of the stomach; to excite aversion in; to offend the moral taste of; -- often with at, with, or by.
Disgust (v. t.) Repugnance to what is offensive; aversion or displeasure produced by something loathsome; loathing; strong distaste; -- said primarily of the sickening opposition felt for anything which offends the physical organs of taste; now rather of the analogous repugnance excited by anything extremely unpleasant to the moral taste or higher sensibilities of our nature; as, an act of cruelty may excite disgust.
Dish (v. t.) To put in a dish, ready for the table.
Dish (v. t.) To make concave, or depress in the middle, like a dish; as, to dish a wheel by inclining the spokes.
Dish (v. t.) To frustrate; to beat; to ruin.
Dishabilitate (v. t.) To disqualify.
Dishabit (v. t.) To dislodge.
Dishabituate (v. t.) To render unaccustomed.
Dishable (v. t.) To disable.
Dishable (v. t.) To disparage.
Dishallow (v. t.) To make unholy; to profane.
Dishaunt (v. t.) To leave; to quit; to cease to haunt.
Disheart (v. t.) To dishearten.
Dishearten (v. t.) To discourage; to deprive of courage and hope; to depress the spirits of; to deject.
Disheir (v. t.) To disinherit.
Dishelm (v. t.) To deprive of the helmet.
Disherit (v. t.) To disinherit; to cut off, or detain, from the possession or enjoyment of an inheritance.
Dishevel (v. t.) To suffer (the hair) to hang loosely or disorderly; to spread or throw (the hair) in disorder; -- used chiefly in the passive participle.
Dishevel (v. t.) To spread loosely or disorderly.
Dishonest (v. t.) To disgrace; to dishonor; as, to dishonest a maid.
Dishonor (v. t.) To deprive of honor; to disgrace; to bring reproach or shame on; to treat with indignity, or as unworthy in the sight of others; to stain the character of; to lessen the reputation of; as, the duelist dishonors himself to maintain his honor.
Dishonor (v. t.) To violate the chastity of; to debauch.
Dishonor (v. t.) To refuse or dec
Dishorn (v. t.) To deprive of horns; as, to dishorn cattle.
Dishorse (v. t.) To dismount.
Dishouse (v. t.) To deprive of house or home.
Dishumor (v. t.) To deprive of humor or desire; to put out of humor.
Disillusion (v. t.) To free from an illusion; to disillusionize.
Disillusionize (v. t.) To disenchant; to free from illusion.
Disimbitter (v. t.) To free from bitterness.
Disimpark (v. t.) To free from the barriers or restrictions of a park.
Disimprove (v. t.) To make worse; -- the opposite of improve.
Disincarcerate (v. t.) To liberate from prison.
Disinclose (v. t.) To free from being inclosed.
Disincorporate (v. t.) To deprive of corporate powers, rights, or privileges; to divest of the condition of a corporate body.
Disincorporate (v. t.) To detach or separate from a corporation.
Disinfect (v. t.) To free from infectious or contagious matter; to destroy putrefaction; to purify; to make innocuous.
Disinflame (v. t.) To divest of flame or ardor.
Disinherison (v. t.) Same as Disherison.
Disinherit (v. t.) To cut off from an inheritance or from hereditary succession; to prevent, as an heir, from coming into possession of any property or right, which, by law or custom, would devolve on him in the course of descent.
Disinherit (v. t.) To deprive of heritage; to dispossess.
Disinhume (v. t.) To disinter.
Disinsure (v. t.) To render insecure; to put in danger.
Disintegrate (v. t.) To separate into integrant parts; to reduce to fragments or to powder; to break up, or cause to fall to pieces, as a rock, by blows of a hammer, frost, rain, and other mechanical or atmospheric influences.
Disinter (v. t.) To take out of the grave or tomb; to unbury; to exhume; to dig up.
Disinter (v. t.) To bring out, as from a grave or hiding place; to bring from obscurity into view.
Disinteress (v. t.) To deprive or rid of interest in, or regard for; to disengage.
Disinterest (v. t.) To divest of interest or interested motives.
Disinthrall (v. t.) To free from thralldom; to disenthrall.
Disintricate (v. t.) To disentangle.
Disinure (v. t.) To render unaccustomed or unfamiliar.
Disinvigorate (v. t.) To enervate; to weaken.
Disinvolve (v. t.) To uncover; to unfold or unroll; to disentangle.
Disjoin (v. t.) To part; to disunite; to separate; to sunder.
Disjoint (v. t.) Difficult situation; dilemma; strait.
Disjoint (v. t.) To separate the joints of; to separate, as parts united by joints; to put out of joint; to force out of its socket; to dislocate; as, to disjoint limbs; to disjoint bones; to disjoint a fowl in carving.
Disjoint (v. t.) To separate at junctures or joints; to break where parts are united; to break in pieces; as, disjointed columns; to disjoint and edifice.
Disjoint (v. t.) To break the natural order and relations of; to make incoherent; as, a disjointed speech.
Dislade (v. t.) To unlade.
Disleave (v. t.) To deprive of leaves.
Dislike (v. t.) To regard with dislike or aversion; to disapprove; to disrelish.
Dislike (v. t.) To awaken dislike in; to displease.
Disliken (v. t.) To make unlike; to disguise.
Dislimb (v. t.) To tear limb from limb; to dismember.
Dislimn (v. t.) To efface, as a picture.
Dislink (v. t.) To unlink; to disunite; to separate.
Dislive (v. t.) To deprive of life.
Dislocate (v. t.) To displace; to put out of its proper place. Especially, of a bone: To remove from its normal connections with a neighboring bone; to put out of joint; to move from its socket; to disjoint; as, to dislocate your bones.
Dislodge (v. t.) To drive from a lodge or place of rest; to remove from a place of quiet or repose; as, shells resting in the sea at a considerate depth are not dislodged by storms.
Dislodge (v. t.) To drive out from a place of hiding or defense; as, to dislodge a deer, or an enemy.
Disloign (v. t.) To put at a distance; to remove.
Dismail (v. t.) To divest of coat of mail.
Disman (v. t.) To unman.
Dismantle (v. t.) To strip or deprive of dress; to divest.
Dismantle (v. t.) To strip of furniture and equipments, guns, etc.; to unrig; to strip of walls or outworks; to break down; as, to dismantle a fort, a town, or a ship.
Dismantle (v. t.) To disable; to render useless.
Dismarry (v. t.) To free from the bonds of marriage; to divorce.
Dismarshal (v. t.) To disarrange; to derange; to put in disorder.
Dismask (v. t.) To divest of a mask.
Dismast (v. t.) To deprive of a mast of masts; to break and carry away the masts from; as, a storm dismasted the ship.
Dismaw (v. t.) To eject from the maw; to disgorge.
Dismay (v. t.) Loss of courage and firmness through fear; overwhelming and disabling terror; a sinking of the spirits; consternation.
Dismay (v. t.) Condition fitted to dismay; ruin.
Dismember (v. t.) To tear limb from limb; to dilacerate; to disjoin member from member; to tear or cut in pieces; to break up.
Dismember (v. t.) To deprive of membership.
Dismiss (v. t.) To send away; to give leave of departure; to cause or permit to go; to put away.
Dismiss (v. t.) To discard; to remove or discharge from office, service, or employment; as, the king dismisses his ministers; the matter dismisses his servant.
Dismiss (v. t.) To lay aside or reject as unworthy of attentions or regard, as a petition or motion in court.
Dismortgage (v. t.) To redeem from mortgage.
Dismount (v. t.) To throw or bring down from an elevation, place of honor and authority, or the like.
Dismount (v. t.) To throw or remove from a horse; to unhorse; as, the soldier dismounted his adversary.
Dismount (v. t.) To take down, or apart, as a machine.
Dismount (v. t.) To throw or remove from the carriage, or from that on which a thing is mounted; to break the carriage or wheels of, and render useless; to deprive of equipments or mountings; -- said esp. of artillery.
Disnaturalize (v. t.) To make alien; to deprive of the privileges of birth.
Disobey (v. t.) Not to obey; to neglect or refuse to obey (a superior or his commands, the laws, etc.); to transgress the commands of (one in authority); to violate, as an order; as, refractory children disobey their parents; men disobey their Maker and the laws.
Disoblige (v. t.) To do an act which contravenes the will or desires of; to offend by an act of unkindness or incivility; to displease; to refrain from obliging; to be unaccommodating to.
Disoblige (v. t.) To release from obligation.
Disoccident (v. t.) To turn away from the west; to throw out of reckoning as to longitude.
Disoppilate (v. t.) To open.
Disorb (v. t.) To throw out of the proper orbit; to unsphere.
Disorder (v. t.) To disturb the order of; to derange or disarrange; to throw into confusion; to confuse.
Disorder (v. t.) To disturb or interrupt the regular and natural functions of (either body or mind); to produce sickness or indisposition in; to discompose; to derange; as, to disorder the head or stomach.
Disorder (v. t.) To depose from holy orders.
Disorganization (v. t.) The act of disorganizing; destruction of system.
Disorganization (v. t.) The state of being disorganized; as, the disorganization of the body, or of government.
Disorganize (v. t.) To destroy the organic structure or regular system of (a government, a society, a party, etc.); to break up (what is organized); to throw into utter disorder; to disarrange.
Disorient (v. t.) To turn away from the cast; to confuse as to which way is east; to cause to lose one's bearings.
Disorientate (v. t.) To turn away from the east, or (figuratively) from the right or the truth.
Disown (v. t.) To refuse to own or acknowledge as belonging to one's self; to disavow or deny, as connected with one's self personally; as, a parent can hardly disown his child; an author will sometimes disown his writings.
Disown (v. t.) To refuse to acknowledge or allow; to deny.
Disoxidate (v. t.) To deoxidate; to deoxidize.
Disoxygenate (v. t.) To deprive of oxygen; to deoxidize.
Dispair (v. t.) To separate (a pair).
Dispand (v. t.) To spread out; to expand.
Disparage (v. t.) To match unequally; to degrade or dishonor by an unequal marriage.
Disparage (v. t.) To dishonor by a comparison with what is inferior; to lower in rank or estimation by actions or words; to speak slightingly of; to depreciate; to undervalue.
Dispark (v. t.) To throw (a park or inclosure); to treat (a private park) as a common.
Dispark (v. t.) To set at large; to release from inclosure.
Disparkle (v. t.) To scatter abroad.
Dispart (v. t.) To part asunder; to divide; to separate; to sever; to rend; to rive or split; as, disparted air; disparted towers.
Dispart (v. t.) To make allowance for the dispart in (a gun), when taking aim.
Dispart (v. t.) To furnish with a dispart sight.
Dispatch (v. t.) To dispose of speedily, as business; to execute quickly; to make a speedy end of; to finish; to perform.
Dispatch (v. t.) To rid; to free.
Dispatch (v. t.) To get rid of by sending off; to send away hastily.
Dispatch (v. t.) To send off or away; -- particularly applied to sending off messengers, messages, letters, etc., on special business, and implying haste.
Dispatch (v. t.) To send out of the world; to put to death.
Dispatch (v. t.) The act of sending a message or messenger in haste or on important business.
Dispatch (v. t.) Any sending away; dismissal; riddance.
Dispatch (v. t.) The finishing up of a business; speedy performance, as of business; prompt execution; diligence; haste.
Dispatch (v. t.) A message dispatched or sent with speed; especially, an important official letter sent from one public officer to another; -- often used in the plural; as, a messenger has arrived with dispatches for the American minister; naval or military dispatches.
Dispatch (v. t.) A message transmitted by telegraph.
Dispauper (v. t.) To deprive of the claim of a pauper to public support; to deprive of the privilege of suing in forma pauperis.
Dispauperize (v. t.) To free a state of pauperism, or from paupers.
Dispeed (v. t.) To send off with speed; to dispatch.
Dispel (v. t.) To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish; to clear away; to banish; to dissipate; as, to dispel a cloud, vapors, cares, doubts, illusions.
Dispend (v. t.) To spend; to lay out; to expend.
Dispensatory (v. t.) Granting, or authorized to grant, dispensations.
Dispense (v. t.) To deal out in portions; to distribute; to give; as, the steward dispenses provisions according directions; Nature dispenses her bounties; to dispense medicines.
Dispense (v. t.) To apply, as laws to particular cases; to administer; to execute; to manage; to direct.
Dispense (v. t.) To pay for; to atone for.
Dispense (v. t.) To exempt; to excuse; to absolve; -- with from.
Dispense (v. t.) Dispensation; exemption.
Dispeople (v. t.) To deprive of inhabitants; to depopulate.
Disperge (v. t.) To sprinkle.
Disperple (v. t.) To scatter; to sprinkle.
Disperse (v. t.) To scatter abroad; to drive to different parts; to distribute; to diffuse; to spread; as, the Jews are dispersed among all nations.
Disperse (v. t.) To scatter, so as to cause to vanish; to dissipate; as, to disperse vapors.
Disperson'ate (v. t.) To deprive of personality or individuality.
Dispirit (v. t.) To deprive of cheerful spirits; to depress the spirits of; to dishearten; to discourage.
Dispirit (v. t.) To distill or infuse the spirit of.
Displace (v. t.) To change the place of; to remove from the usual or proper place; to put out of place; to place in another situation; as, the books in the library are all displaced.
Displace (v. t.) To crowd out; to take the place of.
Displace (v. t.) To remove from a state, office, dignity, or employment; to discharge; to depose; as, to displace an officer of the revenue.
Displace (v. t.) To dislodge; to drive away; to banish.
Displant (v. t.) To remove (what is planted or fixed); to unsettle and take away; to displace; to root out; as, to displant inhabitants.
Displant (v. t.) To strip of what is planted or settled; as, to displant a country of inhabitants.
Displat (v. t.) To untwist; to uncurl; to unplat.
Display (v. t.) To unfold; to spread wide; to expand; to stretch out; to spread.
Display (v. t.) To extend the front of (a column), bringing it into
Display (v. t.) To spread before the view; to show; to exhibit to the sight, or to the mind; to make manifest.
Display (v. t.) To make an exhibition of; to set in view conspicuously or ostentatiously; to exhibit for the sake of publicity; to parade.
Display (v. t.) To make conspicuous by large or prominent type.
Display (v. t.) To discover; to descry.
Disple (v. t.) To discip
Displease (v. t.) To make not pleased; to excite a feeling of disapprobation or dislike in; to be disagreeable to; to offend; to vex; -- often followed by with or at. It usually expresses less than to anger, vex, irritate, or provoke.
Displease (v. t.) To fail to satisfy; to miss of.
Displeasure (v. t.) To displease.
Displenish (v. t.) To deprive or strip, as a house of furniture, or a barn of stock.
Displode (v. t.) To discharge; to explode.
Displume (v. t.) To strip of, or as of, a plume, or plumes; to deprive of decoration; to dishonor; to degrade.
Dispone (v. t.) To dispose.
Dispone (v. t.) To dispose of.
Dispone (v. t.) To make over, or convey, legally.
Disponge (v. t.) To sprinkle, as with water from a sponge.
Dispope (v. t.) To refuse to consider as pope; to depose from the popedom.
Dispose (v. t.) To distribute and put in place; to arrange; to set in order; as, to dispose the ships in the form of a crescent.
Dispose (v. t.) To regulate; to adjust; to settle; to determine.
Dispose (v. t.) To deal out; to assign to a use; to bestow for an object or purpose; to apply; to employ; to dispose of.
Dispose (v. t.) To give a tendency or inclination to; to adapt; to cause to turn; especially, to inc
Dispose (v. t.) To exercise finally one's power of control over; to pass over into the control of some one else, as by selling; to alienate; to part with; to relinquish; to get rid of; as, to dispose of a house; to dispose of one's time.
Dispossess (v. t.) To put out of possession; to deprive of the actual occupancy of, particularly of land or real estate; to disseize; to eject; -- usually followed by of before the thing taken away; as, to dispossess a king of his crown.
Dispost (v. t.) To eject from a post; to displace.
Dispraise (v. t.) To withdraw praise from; to notice with disapprobation or some degree of censure; to disparage; to blame.
Dispraise (v. t.) The act of dispraising; detraction; blame censure; reproach; disparagement.
Dispread (v. t.) To spread abroad, or different ways; to spread apart; to open; as, the sun dispreads his beams.
Disprejudice (v. t.) To free from prejudice.
Disprepare (v. t.) To render unprepared.
Disprince (v. t.) To make unlike a prince.
Disprison (v. t.) To let loose from prison, to set at liberty.
Disprivilege (v. t.) To deprive of a privilege or privileges.
Disprize (v. t.) To depreciate.
Disprofess (v. t.) To renounce the profession or pursuit of.
Disproperty (v. t.) To cause to be no longer property; to dispossess of.
Disproportion (v. t.) To make unsuitable in quantity, form, or fitness to an end; to violate symmetry in; to mismatch; to join unfitly.
Dispropriate (v. t.) To cancel the appropriation of; to disappropriate.
Disprove (v. t.) To prove to be false or erroneous; to confute; to refute.
Disprove (v. t.) To disallow; to disapprove of.
Disprovide (v. t.) Not to provide; to fail to provide.
Dispunct (v. t.) To expunge.
Dispunge (v. t.) To expunge; to erase.
Dispunge (v. t.) See Disponge.
Dispurpose (v. t.) To dissuade; to frustrate; as, to dispurpose plots.
Dispurse (v. t.) To disburse.
Dispurvey (v. t.) To disfurnish; to strip.
Dispute (v. t.) To make a subject of disputation; to argue pro and con; to discuss.
Dispute (v. t.) To oppose by argument or assertion; to attempt to overthrow; to controvert; to express dissent or opposition to; to call in question; to deny the truth or validity of; as, to dispute assertions or arguments.
Dispute (v. t.) To strive or contend about; to contest.
Dispute (v. t.) To struggle against; to resist.
Disqualify (v. t.) To deprive of the qualities or properties necessary for any purpose; to render unfit; to incapacitate; -- with for or from before the purpose, state, or act.
Disqualify (v. t.) To deprive of some power, right, or privilege, by positive restriction; to disable; to debar legally; as, a conviction of perjury disqualifies a man to be a witness.
Disquantity (v. t.) To diminish the quantity of; to lessen.
Disquiet (v. t.) To render unquiet; to deprive of peace, rest, or tranquility; to make uneasy or restless; to disturb.
Disrange (v. t.) To disarrange.
Disrank (v. t.) To degrade from rank.
Disrank (v. t.) To throw out of rank or into confusion.
Disrate (v. t.) To reduce to a lower rating or rank; to degrade.
Disrealize (v. t.) To divest of reality; to make uncertain.
Disregard (v. t.) Not to regard; to pay no heed to; to omit to take notice of; to neglect to observe; to slight as unworthy of regard or notice; as, to disregard the admonitions of conscience.
Disrelish (v. t.) Not to relish; to regard as unpalatable or offensive; to feel a degree of disgust at.
Disrelish (v. t.) To deprive of relish; to make nauseous or disgusting in a slight degree.
Disremember (v. t.) To fail to remember; to forget.
Disrepute (v. t.) To bring into disreputation; to hold in dishonor.
Disrespect (v. t.) To show disrespect to.
Disreverence (v. t.) To treat irreverently or with disrespect.
Disroof (v. t.) To unroof.
Disroot (v. t.) To tear up the roots of, or by the roots; hence, to tear from a foundation; to uproot.
Disrudder (v. t.) To deprive of the rudder, as a ship.
Disrupt (v. t.) To break asunder; to rend.
Dissatisfy (v. t.) To render unsatisfied or discontented; to excite uneasiness in by frustrating wishes or expectations; to displease by the want of something requisite; as, to be dissatisfied with one's fortune.
Disseat (v. t.) To unseat.
Dissect (v. t.) To divide into separate parts; to cut in pieces; to separate and expose the parts of, as an animal or a plant, for examination and to show their structure and relations; to anatomize.
Dissect (v. t.) To analyze, for the purposes of science or criticism; to divide and examine minutely.
Disseize (v. t.) To deprive of seizin or possession; to dispossess or oust wrongfully (one in freehold possession of land); -- followed by of; as, to disseize a tenant of his freehold.
Dissemble (v. t.) To hide under a false semblance or seeming; to feign (something) not to be what it really is; to put an untrue appearance upon; to disguise; to mask.
Dissemble (v. t.) To put on the semblance of; to make pretense of; to simulate; to feign.
Dissentiate (v. t.) To throw into a state of dissent.
Disserve (v. t.) To fail to serve; to do injury or mischief to; to damage; to hurt; to harm.
Dissettle (v. t.) To unsettle.
Dissever (v. t.) To part in two; to sever thoroughly; to sunder; to disunite; to separate; to disperse.
Disshadow (v. t.) To free from shadow or shade.
Disship (v. t.) To dismiss from service on board ship.
Dissimilate (v. t.) To render dissimilar.
Dissipate (v. t.) To scatter completely; to disperse and cause to disappear; -- used esp. of the dispersion of things that can never again be collected or restored.
Dissipate (v. t.) To destroy by wasteful extravagance or lavish use; to squander.
Disslander (v. t.) To slander.
Dissocial (v. t.) Unfriendly to society; contracted; selfish; as, dissocial feelings.
Dissocialize (v. t.) To render unsocial.
Dissociate (v. t.) To separate from fellowship or union; to disunite; to disjoin; as, to dissociate the particles of a concrete substance.
Dissolve (v. t.) To separate into competent parts; to disorganize; to break up; hence, to bring to an end by separating the parts, sundering a relation, etc.; to terminate; to destroy; to deprive of force; as, to dissolve a partnership; to dissolve Parliament.
Dissolve (v. t.) To break the continuity of; to disconnect; to disunite; to sunder; to loosen; to undo; to separate.
Dissolve (v. t.) To convert into a liquid by means of heat, moisture, etc.,; to melt; to liquefy; to soften.
Dissolve (v. t.) To solve; to clear up; to resolve.
Dissolve (v. t.) To relax by pleasure; to make powerless.
Dissolve (v. t.) To annul; to rescind; to discharge or release; as, to dissolve an injunction.
Disspirit (v. t.) See Dispirit.
Dissuade (v. t.) To advise or exhort against; to try to persuade (one from a course).
Dissuade (v. t.) To divert by persuasion; to turn from a purpose by reasons or motives; -- with from; as, I could not dissuade him from his purpose.
Dissunder (v. t.) To separate; to sunder; to destroy.
Dissweeten (v. t.) To deprive of sweetness.
Dissyllabify (v. t.) To form into two syllables.
Dissyllabize (v. t.) To form into two syllables; to dissyllabify.
Distain (v. t.) To tinge with a different color from the natural or proper one; to stain; to discolor; to sully; to tarnish; to defile; -- used chiefly in poetry.
Distance (v. t.) To place at a distance or remotely.
Distance (v. t.) To cause to appear as if at a distance; to make seem remote.
Distance (v. t.) To outstrip by as much as a distance (see Distance, n., 3); to leave far behind; to surpass greatly.
Distaste (v. t.) Not to have relish or taste for; to disrelish; to loathe; to dislike.
Distaste (v. t.) To offend; to disgust; to displease.
Distaste (v. t.) To deprive of taste or relish; to make unsavory or distasteful.
Distemper (v. t.) To temper or mix unduly; to make disproportionate; to change the due proportions of.
Distemper (v. t.) To derange the functions of, whether bodily, mental, or spiritual; to disorder; to disease.
Distemper (v. t.) To deprive of temper or moderation; to disturb; to ruffle; to make disaffected, ill-humored, or malignant.
Distemper (v. t.) To intoxicate.
Distemper (v. t.) To mix (colors) in the way of distemper; as, to distemper colors with size.
Distemper (v. t.) An undue or unnatural temper, or disproportionate mixture of parts.
Distemper (v. t.) Severity of climate; extreme weather, whether hot or cold.
Distemper (v. t.) A morbid state of the animal system; indisposition; malady; disorder; -- at present chiefly applied to diseases of brutes; as, a distemper in dogs; the horse distemper; the horn distemper in cattle.
Distemper (v. t.) Morbid temper of the mind; undue predominance of a passion or appetite; mental derangement; bad temper; ill humor.
Distemper (v. t.) Political disorder; tumult.
Distemper (v. t.) A preparation of opaque or body colors, in which the pigments are tempered or diluted with weak glue or size (cf. Tempera) instead of oil, usually for scene painting, or for walls and ceilings of rooms.
Distemper (v. t.) A painting done with this preparation.
Distend (v. t.) To extend in some one direction; to lengthen out; to stretch.
Distend (v. t.) To stretch out or extend in all directions; to dilate; to enlarge, as by elasticity of parts; to inflate so as to produce tension; to cause to swell; as, to distend a bladder, the stomach, etc.
Dister (v. t.) To banish or drive from a country.
Disthrone (v. t.) To dethrone.
Disthronize (v. t.) To dethrone.
Distill (v. t.) To let fall or send down in drops.
Distill (v. t.) To obtain by distillation; to extract by distillation, as spirits, essential oil, etc.; to rectify; as, to distill brandy from wine; to distill alcoholic spirits from grain; to distill essential oils from flowers, etc.; to distill fresh water from sea water.
Distill (v. t.) To subject to distillation; as, to distill molasses in making rum; to distill barley, rye, corn, etc.
Distill (v. t.) To dissolve or melt.
Distinct (v. t.) To distinguish.
Distinguish (v. t.) Not set apart from others by visible marks; to make distinctive or discernible by exhibiting differences; to mark off by some characteristic.
Distinguish (v. t.) To separate by definition of terms or logical division of a subject with regard to difference; as, to distinguish sounds into high and low.
Distinguish (v. t.) To recognize or discern by marks, signs, or characteristic quality or qualities; to know and discriminate (anything) from other things with which it might be confounded; as, to distinguish the sound of a drum.
Distinguish (v. t.) To constitute a difference; to make to differ.
Distinguish (v. t.) To separate from others by a mark of honor; to make eminent or known; to confer distinction upon; -- with by or for.
Distitle (v. t.) To deprive of title or right.
Distort (v. t.) To twist of natural or regular shape; to twist aside physically; as, to distort the limbs, or the body.
Distort (v. t.) To force or put out of the true posture or direction; to twist aside mentally or morally.
Distort (v. t.) To wrest from the true meaning; to pervert; as, to distort passages of Scripture, or their meaning.
Distract (v. t.) To draw apart or away; to divide; to disjoin.
Distract (v. t.) To draw (the sight, mind, or attention) in different directions; to perplex; to confuse; as, to distract the eye; to distract the attention.
Distract (v. t.) To agitate by conflicting passions, or by a variety of motives or of cares; to confound; to harass.
Distract (v. t.) To unsettle the reason of; to render insane; to craze; to madden; -- most frequently used in the participle, distracted.
Distrain (v. t.) To press heavily upon; to bear down upon with violence; hence, to constrain or compel; to bind; to distress, torment, or afflict.
Distrain (v. t.) To rend; to tear.
Distrain (v. t.) To seize, as a pledge or indemnification; to take possession of as security for nonpayment of rent, the reparation of an injury done, etc.; to take by distress; as, to distrain goods for rent, or of an amercement.
Distrain (v. t.) To subject to distress; to coerce; as, to distrain a person by his goods and chattels.
Distribute (v. t.) To divide among several or many; to deal out; to apportion; to allot.
Distribute (v. t.) To dispense; to administer; as, to distribute justice.
Distribute (v. t.) To divide or separate, as into classes, orders, kinds, or species; to classify; to assort, as specimens, letters, etc.
Distribute (v. t.) To separate (type which has been used) and return it to the proper boxes in the cases.
Distribute (v. t.) To spread (ink) evenly, as upon a roller or a table.
Distribute (v. t.) To employ (a term) in its whole extent; to take as universal in one premise.
District (v. t.) To divide into districts or limited portions of territory; as, legislatures district States for the choice of representatives.
Distrouble (v. t.) To trouble.
Distrust (v. t.) To feel absence of trust in; not to confide in or rely upon; to deem of questionable sufficiency or reality; to doubt; to be suspicious of; to mistrust.
Distune (v. t.) To put out of tune.
Disturb (v. t.) To throw into disorder or confusion; to derange; to interrupt the settled state of; to excite from a state of rest.
Disturb (v. t.) To agitate the mind of; to deprive of tranquillity; to disquiet; to render uneasy; as, a person is disturbed by receiving an insult, or his mind is disturbed by envy.
Disturb (v. t.) To turn from a regular or designed course.
Disturn (v. t.) To turn aside.
Disunite (v. t.) To destroy the union of; to divide; to part; to sever; to disjoin; to sunder; to separate; as, to disunite particles of matter.
Disunite (v. t.) To alienate in spirit; to break the concord of.
Disuse (v. t.) To cease to use; to discontinue the practice of.
Disuse (v. t.) To disaccustom; -- with to or from; as, disused to toil.
Disutilize (v. t.) To deprive of utility; to render useless.
Disvalue (v. t.) To undervalue; to depreciate.
Disvelop (v. t.) To develop.
Disvouch (v. t.) To discredit; to contradict.
Diswarn (v. t.) To dissuade from by previous warning.
Diswont (v. t.) To deprive of wonted usage; to disaccustom.
Disworship (v. t.) To refuse to worship; to treat as unworthy.
Disworth (v. t.) To deprive of worth; to degrade.
Disyoke (v. t.) To unyoke; to free from a yoke; to disjoin.
Dit (v. t.) To close up.
Ditch (v. t.) To dig a ditch or ditches in; to drain by a ditch or ditches; as, to ditch moist land.
Ditch (v. t.) To surround with a ditch.
Ditch (v. t.) To throw into a ditch; as, the engine was ditched and turned on its side.
Dite (v. t.) To prepare for action or use; to make ready; to dight.
Ditty (v. t.) A saying or utterance; especially, one that is short and frequently repeated; a theme.
Ditty (v. t.) A song; a lay; a little poem intended to be sung.
Divaricate (v. t.) To divide into two branches; to cause to branch apart.
Dive (v. t.) To plunge (a person or thing) into water; to dip; to duck.
Dive (v. t.) To explore by diving; to plunge into.
Divel (v. t.) To rend apart.
Divellicate (v. t.) To pull in pieces.
Diverberate (v. t.) To strike or sound through.
Diversify (v. t.) To make diverse or various in form or quality; to give variety to; to variegate; to distinguish by numerous differences or aspects.
Divert (v. t.) To turn aside; to turn off from any course or intended application; to deflect; as, to divert a river from its channel; to divert commerce from its usual course.
Divert (v. t.) To turn away from any occupation, business, or study; to cause to have lively and agreeable sensations; to amuse; to entertain; as, children are diverted with sports; men are diverted with works of wit and humor.
Divertise (v. t.) To divert; to entertain.
Divest (v. t.) To unclothe; to strip, as of clothes, arms, or equipage; -- opposed to invest.
Divest (v. t.) Fig.: To strip; to deprive; to dispossess; as, to divest one of his rights or privileges; to divest one's self of prejudices, passions, etc.
Divest (v. t.) See Devest.
Divide (v. t.) To part asunder (a whole); to sever into two or more parts or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts.
Divide (v. t.) To cause to be separate; to keep apart by a partition, or by an imaginary
Divide (v. t.) To make partition of among a number; to apportion, as profits of stock among proprietors; to give in shares; to distribute; to mete out; to share.
Divide (v. t.) To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or hostile; to set at variance.
Divide (v. t.) To separate into two parts, in order to ascertain the votes for and against a measure; as, to divide a legislative house upon a question.
Divide (v. t.) To subject to arithmetical division.
Divide (v. t.) To separate into species; -- said of a genus or generic term.
Divide (v. t.) To mark divisions on; to graduate; as, to divide a sextant.
Divide (v. t.) To play or sing in a florid style, or with variations.
Divine (v. t.) To foresee or foreknow; to detect; to anticipate; to conjecture.
Divine (v. t.) To foretell; to predict; to presage.
Divine (v. t.) To render divine; to deify.
Divinify (v. t.) To render divine; to deify.
Divinize (v. t.) To invest with a divine character; to deify.
Divulgate (v. t.) To divulge.
Divulge (v. t.) To make public; to several or communicate to the public; to tell (a secret) so that it may become generally known; to disclose; -- said of that which had been confided as a secret, or had been before unknown; as, to divulge a secret.
Divulge (v. t.) To indicate publicly; to proclaim.
Divulge (v. t.) To impart; to communicate.
Dizen (v. t.) To dress; to attire.
Dizen (v. t.) To dress gaudily; to overdress; to bedizen; to deck out.
Dizz (v. t.) To make dizzy; to astonish; to puzzle.
Dizzy (v. t.) To make dizzy or giddy; to give the vertigo to; to confuse.
Dock (v. t.) to cut off, as the end of a thing; to curtail; to cut short; to clip; as, to dock the tail of a horse.
Dock (v. t.) To cut off a part from; to shorten; to deduct from; to subject to a deduction; as, to dock one's wages.
Dock (v. t.) To cut off, bar, or destroy; as, to dock an entail.
Dock (v. t.) To draw, law, or place (a ship) in a dock, for repairing, cleaning the bottom, etc.
Docket (v. t.) To make a brief abstract of (a writing) and indorse it on the back of the paper, or to indorse the title or contents on the back of; to summarize; as, to docket letters and papers.
Docket (v. t.) To make a brief abstract of and inscribe in a book; as, judgments regularly docketed.
Docket (v. t.) To enter or inscribe in a docket, or list of causes for trial.
Docket (v. t.) To mark with a ticket; as, to docket goods.
Doctor (v. t.) To treat as a physician does; to apply remedies to; to repair; as, to doctor a sick man or a broken cart.
Doctor (v. t.) To confer a doctorate upon; to make a doctor.
Doctor (v. t.) To tamper with and arrange for one's own purposes; to falsify; to adulterate; as, to doctor election returns; to doctor whisky.
Doctorate (v. t.) To make (one) a doctor.
Document (v. t.) To teach; to school.
Document (v. t.) To furnish with documents or papers necessary to establish facts or give information; as, a a ship should be documented according to the directions of law.
Dodd (v. t.) Alt. of Dod
Dod (v. t.) To cut off, as wool from sheep's tails; to lop or clip off.
Dodge (v. t.) To evade by a sudden shift of place; to escape by starting aside; as, to dodge a blow aimed or a ball thrown.
Dodge (v. t.) Fig.: To evade by craft; as, to dodge a question; to dodge responsibility.
Dodge (v. t.) To follow by dodging, or suddenly shifting from place to place.
Doff (v. t.) To put off, as dress; to divest one's self of; hence, figuratively, to put or thrust away; to rid one's self of.
Doff (v. t.) To strip; to divest; to undress.
Dog (v. t.) To hunt or track like a hound; to follow insidiously or indefatigably; to chase with a dog or dogs; to worry, as if by dogs; to hound with importunity.
Dogmatize (v. t.) To deliver as a dogma.
Dole (v. t.) To deal out in small portions; to distribute, as a dole; to deal out scantily or grudgingly.
Dolomize (v. t.) To convert into dolomite.
Domicile (v. t.) To establish in a fixed residence, or a residence that constitutes habitancy; to domiciliate.
Domiciliate (v. t.) To establish in a permanent residence; to domicile.
Domiciliate (v. t.) To domesticate.
Domify (v. t.) To divide, as the heavens, into twelve houses. See House, in astrological sense.
Domify (v. t.) To tame; to domesticate.
Dominate (v. t.) To predominate over; to rule; to govern.
Domineer (v. t.) To rule with insolence or arbitrary sway; to play the master; to be overbearing; to tyrannize; to bluster; to swell with conscious superiority or haughtiness; -- often with over; as, to domineer over dependents.
Don (v. t.) To put on; to dress in; to invest one's self with.
Donate (v. t.) To give; to bestow; to present; as, to donate fifty thousand dollars to a college.
Doom (v. t.) Judgment; judicial sentence; penal decree; condemnation.
Doom (v. t.) That to which one is doomed or sentenced; destiny or fate, esp. unhappy destiny; penalty.
Doom (v. t.) Ruin; death.
Doom (v. t.) Discriminating opinion or judgment; discrimination; discernment; decision.
Doom (v. t.) To judge; to estimate or determine as a judge.
Doom (v. t.) To pronounce sentence or judgment on; to condemn; to consign by a decree or sentence; to sentence; as, a criminal doomed to chains or death.
Doom (v. t.) To ordain as penalty; hence, to mulct or fine.
Doom (v. t.) To assess a tax upon, by estimate or at discretion.
Doom (v. t.) To destine; to fix irrevocably the destiny or fate of; to appoint, as by decree or by fate.
Dor (v. t.) To make a fool of; to deceive.
Dorr (v. t.) To deceive. [Obs.] See Dor, v. t.
Dorr (v. t.) To deafen with noise.
Dot (v. t.) To mark with dots or small spots; as, to dot a
Dot (v. t.) To mark or diversify with small detached objects; as, a landscape dotted with cottages.
Double-bank (v. t.) To row by rowers sitting side by side in twos on a bank or thwart.
Double-charge (v. t.) To load with a double charge, as of gunpowder.
Double-charge (v. t.) To overcharge.
Double-dye (v. t.) To dye again or twice over.
Double-lock (v. t.) To lock with two bolts; to fasten with double security.
Double-shade (v. t.) To double the natural darkness of (a place).
Doubt (v. t.) To question or hold questionable; to withhold assent to; to hesitate to believe, or to be inc
Doubt (v. t.) To suspect; to fear; to be apprehensive of.
Doubt (v. t.) To fill with fear; to affright.
Doucker (v. t.) A grebe or diver; -- applied also to the golden-eye, pochard, scoter, and other ducks.
Douse (v. t.) To plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse; to dowse.
Douse (v. t.) To strike or lower in haste; to slacken suddenly; as, douse the topsail.
Douse (v. t.) To put out; to extinguish.
Dout (v. t.) To put out.
Dovetail (v. t.) To cut to a dovetail.
Dovetail (v. t.) To join by means of dovetails.
Dovetail (v. t.) To fit in or connect strongly, skillfully, or nicely; to fit ingeniously or complexly.
Dow (v. t.) To furnish with a dower; to endow.
Dowable (v. t.) Capable of being endowed; entitled to dower.
Dowel (v. t.) To fasten together by dowels; to furnish with dowels; as, a cooper dowels pieces for the head of a cask.
Down (v. t.) To cover, ornament,
Down (v. t.) To cause to go down; to make descend; to put down; to overthrow, as in wrestling; hence, to subdue; to bring down.
Downbear (v. t.) To bear down; to depress.
Downweigh (v. t.) To weigh or press down.
Dowse (v. t.) To plunge, or duck into water; to immerse; to douse.
Dowse (v. t.) To beat or thrash.
Doze (v. t.) To pass or spend in drowsiness; as, to doze away one's time.
Doze (v. t.) To make dull; to stupefy.
Drabble (v. t.) To draggle; to wet and befoul by draggling; as, to drabble a gown or cloak.
Draft (v. t.) To draw the out
Draft (v. t.) To compose and write; as, to draft a memorial.
Draft (v. t.) To draw from a military band or post, or from any district, company, or society; to detach; to select.
Draft (v. t.) To transfer by draft.
Drag (v. t.) To draw slowly or heavily onward; to pull along the ground by main force; to haul; to trail; -- applied to drawing heavy or resisting bodies or those inapt for drawing, with labor, along the ground or other surface; as, to drag stone or timber; to drag a net in fishing.
Drag (v. t.) To break, as land, by drawing a drag or harrow over it; to harrow; to draw a drag along the bottom of, as a stream or other water; hence, to search, as by means of a drag.
Drag (v. t.) To draw along, as something burdensome; hence, to pass in pain or with difficulty.
Drag (v. t.) The act of dragging; anything which is dragged.
Drag (v. t.) A net, or an apparatus, to be drawn along the bottom under water, as in fishing, searching for drowned persons, etc.
Drag (v. t.) A kind of sledge for conveying heavy bodies; also, a kind of low car or handcart; as, a stone drag.
Drag (v. t.) A heavy coach with seats on top; also, a heavy carriage.
Drag (v. t.) A heavy harrow, for breaking up ground.
Drag (v. t.) Anything towed in the water to retard a ship's progress, or to keep her head up to the wind; esp., a canvas bag with a hooped mouth, so used. See Drag sail (below).
Drag (v. t.) Also, a skid or shoe, for retarding the motion of a carriage wheel.
Drag (v. t.) Hence, anything that retards; a clog; an obstacle to progress or enjoyment.
Drag (v. t.) Motion affected with slowness and difficulty, as if clogged.
Drag (v. t.) The bottom part of a flask or mold, the upper part being the cope.
Drag (v. t.) A steel instrument for completing the dressing of soft stone.
Drag (v. t.) The difference between the speed of a screw steamer under sail and that of the screw when the ship outruns the screw; or between the propulsive effects of the different floats of a paddle wheel. See Citation under Drag, v. i., 3.
Draggle (v. t.) To wet and soil by dragging on the ground, mud, or wet grass; to drabble; to trail.
Dragoon (v. t.) To harass or reduce to subjection by dragoons; to persecute by abandoning a place to the rage of soldiers.
Dragoon (v. t.) To compel submission by violent measures; to harass; to persecute.
Drain (v. t.) To draw off by degrees; to cause to flow gradually out or off; hence, to cause the exhaustion of.
Drain (v. t.) To exhaust of liquid contents by drawing them off; to make gradually dry or empty; to remove surface water, as from streets, by gutters, etc.; to deprive of moisture; hence, to exhaust; to empty of wealth, resources, or the like; as, to drain a country of its specie.
Drain (v. t.) To filter.
Draining (v. t.) The art of carrying off surplus water, as from land.
Dramatize (v. t.) To compose in the form of the drama; to represent in a drama; to adapt to dramatic representation; as, to dramatize a novel, or an historical episode.
Drape (v. t.) To cover or adorn with drapery or folds of cloth, or as with drapery; as, to drape a bust, a building, etc.
Drape (v. t.) To rail at; to banter.
Draught (v. t.) To draw out; to call forth. See Draft.
Draught (v. t.) To diminish or exhaust by drawing.
Draught (v. t.) To draw in out
Draw (v. t.) To cause to move continuously by force applied in advance of the thing moved; to pull along; to haul; to drag; to cause to follow.
Draw (v. t.) To influence to move or tend toward one's self; to exercise an attracting force upon; to call towards itself; to attract; hence, to entice; to allure; to induce.
Draw (v. t.) To cause to come out for one's use or benefit; to extract; to educe; to bring forth; as: (a) To bring or take out, or to let out, from some receptacle, as a stick or post from a hole, water from a cask or well, etc.
Draw (v. t.) To pull from a sheath, as a sword.
Draw (v. t.) To extract; to force out; to elicit; to derive.
Draw (v. t.) To obtain from some cause or origin; to infer from evidence or reasons; to deduce from premises; to derive.
Draw (v. t.) To take or procure from a place of deposit; to call for and receive from a fund, or the like; as, to draw money from a bank.
Draw (v. t.) To take from a box or wheel, as a lottery ticket; to receive from a lottery by the drawing out of the numbers for prizes or blanks; hence, to obtain by good fortune; to win; to gain; as, he drew a prize.
Draw (v. t.) To select by the drawing of lots.
Draw (v. t.) To remove the contents of
Draw (v. t.) To drain by emptying; to suck dry.
Draw (v. t.) To extract the bowels of; to eviscerate; as, to draw a fowl; to hang, draw, and quarter a criminal.
Draw (v. t.) To take into the lungs; to inhale; to inspire; hence, also, to utter or produce by an inhalation; to heave.
Draw (v. t.) To extend in length; to lengthen; to protract; to stretch; to extend, as a mass of metal into wire.
Draw (v. t.) To run, extend, or produce, as a
Draw (v. t.) To represent by
Draw (v. t.) To write in due form; to prepare a draught of; as, to draw a memorial, a deed, or bill of exchange.
Draw (v. t.) To require (so great a depth, as of water) for floating; -- said of a vessel; to sink so deep in (water); as, a ship draws ten feet of water.
Draw (v. t.) To withdraw.
Draw (v. t.) To trace by scent; to track; -- a hunting term.
Drawbore (v. t.) To make a drawbore in; as, to drawbore a tenon.
Drawbore (v. t.) To enlarge the bore of a gun barrel by drawing, instead of thrusting, a revolving tool through it.
Drawl (v. t.) To utter in a slow, lengthened tone.
Dread (v. t.) To fear in a great degree; to regard, or look forward to, with terrific apprehension.
Dream (v. t.) To have a dream of; to see, or have a vision of, in sleep, or in idle fancy; -- often followed by an objective clause.
Drecche (v. t.) To vex; to torment; to trouble.
Dredge (v. t.) To catch or gather with a dredge; to deepen with a dredging machine.
Dredge (v. t.) To sift or sprinkle flour, etc., on, as on roasting meat.
Dree (v. t.) To endure; to suffer.
Drench (v. t.) To cause to drink; especially, to dose by force; to put a potion down the throat of, as of a horse; hence. to purge violently by physic.
Drench (v. t.) To steep in moisture; to wet thoroughly; to soak; to saturate with water or other liquid; to immerse.
Drench (v. t.) A drink; a draught; specifically, a potion of medicine poured or forced down the throat; also, a potion that causes purging.
Dress (v. t.) To direct; to put right or straight; to regulate; to order.
Dress (v. t.) To arrange in exact continuity of
Dress (v. t.) To treat methodically with remedies, bandages, or curative appliances, as a sore, an ulcer, a wound, or a wounded or diseased part.
Dress (v. t.) To adjust; to put in good order; to arrange; specifically: (a) To prepare for use; to fit for any use; to render suitable for an intended purpose; to get ready; as, to dress a slain animal; to dress meat; to dress leather or cloth; to dress or trim a lamp; to dress a garden; to dress a horse, by currying and rubbing; to dress grain, by cleansing it; in mining and metallurgy, to dress ores, by sorting and separating them.
Dress (v. t.) To cut to proper dimensions, or give proper shape to, as to a tool by hammering; also, to smooth or finish.
Dress (v. t.) To put in proper condition by appareling, as the body; to put clothes upon; to apparel; to invest with garments or rich decorations; to clothe; to deck.
Dress (v. t.) To break and train for use, as a horse or other animal.
Dresser (v. t.) A table or bench on which meat and other things are dressed, or prepared for use.
Dresser (v. t.) A cupboard or set of shelves to receive dishes and cooking utensils.
Drib (v. t.) To do by little and little
Drib (v. t.) To cut off by a little at a time; to crop.
Drib (v. t.) To appropriate unlawfully; to filch; to defalcate.
Drib (v. t.) To lead along step by step; to entice.
Dribble (v. t.) To let fall in drops.
Drie (v. t.) To endure.
Drift (v. t.) To drive or carry, as currents do a floating body.
Drift (v. t.) To drive into heaps; as, a current of wind drifts snow or sand.
Drift (v. t.) To enlarge or shape, as a hole, with a drift.
Drill (v. t.) To pierce or bore with a drill, or a with a drill; to perforate; as, to drill a hole into a rock; to drill a piece of metal.
Drill (v. t.) To train in the military art; to exercise diligently, as soldiers, in military evolutions and exercises; hence, to instruct thoroughly in the rudiments of any art or branch of knowledge; to discip
Drill (v. t.) To cause to flow in drills or rills or by trickling; to drain by trickling; as, waters drilled through a sandy stratum.
Drill (v. t.) To sow, as seeds, by dribbling them along a furrow or in a row, like a trickling rill of water.
Drill (v. t.) To entice; to allure from step; to decoy; -- with on.
Drill (v. t.) To cause to slip or waste away by degrees.
Drink (v. t.) To swallow (a liquid); to receive, as a fluid, into the stomach; to imbibe; as, to drink milk or water.
Drink (v. t.) To take in (a liquid), in any manner; to suck up; to absorb; to imbibe.
Drink (v. t.) To take in; to receive within one, through the senses; to inhale; to hear; to see.
Drink (v. t.) To smoke, as tobacco.
Drip (v. t.) To let fall in drops.
Drive (v. t.) To impel or urge onward by force in a direction away from one, or along before one; to push forward; to compel to move on; to communicate motion to; as, to drive cattle; to drive a nail; smoke drives persons from a room.
Drive (v. t.) To urge on and direct the motions of, as the beasts which draw a vehicle, or the vehicle borne by them; hence, also, to take in a carriage; to convey in a vehicle drawn by beasts; as, to drive a pair of horses or a stage; to drive a person to his own door.
Drive (v. t.) To urge, impel, or hurry forward; to force; to constrain; to urge, press, or bring to a point or state; as, to drive a person by necessity, by persuasion, by force of circumstances, by argument, and the like.
Drive (v. t.) To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute.
Drive (v. t.) To clear, by forcing away what is contained.
Drive (v. t.) To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery or tunnel.
Drive (v. t.) To pass away; -- said of time.
Drizzle (v. t.) To shed slowly in minute drops or particles.
Droll (v. t.) To lead or influence by jest or trick; to banter or jest; to cajole.
Droll (v. t.) To make a jest of; to set in a comical light.
Droop (v. t.) To let droop or sink.
Drown (v. t.) To overwhelm in water; to submerge; to inundate.
Drown (v. t.) To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid.
Drown (v. t.) To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; -- said especially of sound.
Drowse (v. t.) To make heavy with sleepiness or imperfect sleep; to make dull or stupid.
Drub (v. t.) To beat with a stick; to thrash; to cudgel.
Drudge (v. t.) To consume laboriously; -- with away.
Drug (v. t.) To affect or season with drugs or ingredients; esp., to stupefy by a narcotic drug. Also Fig.
Drug (v. t.) To tincture with something offensive or injurious.
Drug (v. t.) To dose to excess with, or as with, drugs.
Drum (v. t.) To execute on a drum, as a tune.
Drum (v. t.) (With out) To expel ignominiously, with beat of drum; as, to drum out a deserter or rogue from a camp, etc.
Drum (v. t.) (With up) To assemble by, or as by, beat of drum; to collect; to gather or draw by solicitation; as, to drum up recruits; to drum up customers.
Dry-beat (v. t.) To beat severely.
Drynurse (v. t.) To feed, attend, and bring up without the breast.
Dry-rub (v. t.) To rub and cleanse without wetting.
Dub (v. t.) To confer knighthood upon; as, the king dubbed his son Henry a knight.
Dub (v. t.) To invest with any dignity or new character; to entitle; to call.
Dub (v. t.) To clothe or invest; to ornament; to adorn.
Dub (v. t.) To strike, rub, or dress smooth; to dab;
Dub (v. t.) To dress with an adz; as, to dub a stick of timber smooth.
Dub (v. t.) To strike cloth with teasels to raise a nap.
Dub (v. t.) To rub or dress with grease, as leather in the process of cyrrying it.
Dub (v. t.) To prepare for fighting, as a gamecock, by trimming the hackles and cutting off the comb and wattles.
Duck (v. t.) To thrust or plunge under water or other liquid and suddenly withdraw.
Duck (v. t.) To plunge the head of under water, immediately withdrawing it; as, duck the boy.
Duck (v. t.) To bow; to bob down; to move quickly with a downward motion.
Duck (v. t.) Any bird of the subfamily Anatinae, family Anatidae.
Duck (v. t.) A sudden inclination of the bead or dropping of the person, resembling the motion of a duck in water.
Dudder (v. t.) To confuse or confound with noise.
Due (v. t.) To endue.
Dulce (v. t.) To make sweet; to soothe.
Dulcify (v. t.) To sweeten; to free from acidity, saltness, or acrimony.
Dulcify (v. t.) Fig. : To mollify; to sweeten; to please.
Dulcorate (v. t.) To sweeten; to make less acrimonious.
Dull (v. t.) To deprive of sharpness of edge or point.
Dull (v. t.) To make dull, stupid, or sluggish; to stupefy, as the senses, the feelings, the perceptions, and the like.
Dull (v. t.) To render dim or obscure; to sully; to tarnish.
Dull (v. t.) To deprive of live
Dumb (v. t.) To put to silence.
Dumfound (v. t.) To strike dumb; to confuse with astonishment.
Dumfounder (v. t.) To dumfound; to confound.
Dump (v. t.) A dull, gloomy state of the mind; sadness; melancholy; low spirits; despondency; ill humor; -- now used only in the plural.
Dump (v. t.) Absence of mind; revery.
Dump (v. t.) A melancholy strain or tune in music; any tune.
Dump (v. t.) An old kind of dance.
Dump (v. t.) To knock heavily; to stump.
Dump (v. t.) To put or throw down with more or less of violence; hence, to unload from a cart by tilting it; as, to dump sand, coal, etc.
Dumple (v. t.) To make dumpy; to fold, or bend, as one part over another.
Dun (v. t.) To cure, as codfish, in a particular manner, by laying them, after salting, in a pile in a dark place, covered with salt grass or some like substance.
Duncify (v. t.) To make stupid in intellect.
Dung (v. t.) To manure with dung.
Dung (v. t.) To immerse or steep, as calico, in a bath of hot water containing cow dung; -- done to remove the superfluous mordant.
Dungeon (v. t.) To shut up in a dungeon.
Dup (v. t.) To open; as, to dup the door.
Duplicate (v. t.) To double; to fold; to render double.
Duplicate (v. t.) To make a duplicate of (something); to make a copy or transcript of.
Duplicate (v. t.) To divide into two by natural growth or spontaneous action; as, infusoria duplicate themselves.
Duress (v. t.) To subject to duress.
Dusk (v. t.) To make dusk.
Dusken (v. t.) To make dusk or obscure.
Dust (v. t.) To free from dust; to brush, wipe, or sweep away dust from; as, to dust a table or a floor.
Dust (v. t.) To sprinkle with dust.
Dust (v. t.) To reduce to a fine powder; to levigate.
Dwarf (v. t.) To hinder from growing to the natural size; to make or keep small; to stunt.
Dwell (v. t.) To inhabit.
Dwindle (v. t.) To make less; to bring low.
Dwindle (v. t.) To break; to disperse.
Dye (v. t.) To stain; to color; to give a new and permanent color to, as by the application of dyestuffs.
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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".