Transitive Verbs Starting with E
Ear (v. t.) To take in with the ears; to hear.
Ear (v. t.) To plow or till; to cultivate.
Earmark (v. t.) To mark, as sheep, by cropping or slitting the ear.
Earn (v. t.) To merit or deserve, as by labor or service; to do that which entitles one to (a reward, whether the reward is received or not).
Earn (v. t.) To acquire by labor, service, or performance; to deserve and receive as compensation or wages; as, to earn a good living; to earn honors or laurels.
Earnest (v. t.) To use in earnest.
Earth (v. t.) To hide, or cause to hide, in the earth; to chase into a burrow or den.
Earth (v. t.) To cover with earth or mold; to inter; to bury; -- sometimes with up.
Earwig (v. t.) To influence, or attempt to influence, by whispered insinuations or private talk.
Easy (v. t.) At ease; free from pain, trouble, or constraint
Easy (v. t.) Free from pain, distress, toil, exertion, and the like; quiet; as, the patient is easy.
Easy (v. t.) Free from care, responsibility, discontent, and the like; not anxious; tranquil; as, an easy mind.
Easy (v. t.) Free from constraint, harshness, or formality; unconstrained; smooth; as, easy manners; an easy style.
Easy (v. t.) Not causing, or attended with, pain or disquiet, or much exertion; affording ease or rest; as, an easy carriage; a ship having an easy motion; easy movements, as in dancing.
Easy (v. t.) Not difficult; requiring little labor or effort; slight; inconsiderable; as, an easy task; an easy victory.
Easy (v. t.) Causing ease; giving freedom from care or labor; furnishing comfort; commodious; as, easy circumstances; an easy chair or cushion.
Easy (v. t.) Not making resistance or showing unwillingness; tractable; yielding; complying; ready.
Easy (v. t.) Moderate; sparing; frugal.
Easy (v. t.) Not straitened as to money matters; as, the market is easy; -- opposed to tight.
Eat (v. t.) To chew and swallow as food; to devour; -- said especially of food not liquid; as, to eat bread.
Eat (v. t.) To corrode, as metal, by rust; to consume the flesh, as a cancer; to waste or wear away; to destroy gradually; to cause to disappear.
Ebb (v. t.) To cause to flow back.
Ebonize (v. t.) To make black, or stain black, in imitation of ebony; as, to ebonize wood.
Ecchymose (v. t.) To discolor by the production of an ecchymosis, or effusion of blood, beneath the skin; -- chiefly used in the passive form; as, the parts were much ecchymosed.
Ecclesiastic (v. t.) Of or pertaining to the church. See Ecclesiastical.
Echelon (v. t.) To place in echelon; to station divisions of troops in echelon.
Echo (v. t.) To send back (a sound); to repeat in sound; to reverberate.
Echo (v. t.) To repeat with assent; to respond; to adopt.
Eclaircise (v. t.) To make clear; to clear up what is obscure or not understood; to explain.
Eclaircissement (v. t.) The clearing up of anything which is obscure or not easily understood; an explanation.
Eclipse (v. t.) To cause the obscuration of; to darken or hide; -- said of a heavenly body; as, the moon eclipses the sun.
Eclipse (v. t.) To obscure, darken, or extinguish the beauty, luster, honor, etc., of; to sully; to cloud; to throw into the shade by surpassing.
Economize (v. t.) To manage with economy; to use with prudence; to expend with frugality; as, to economize one's income.
Ecstasy (v. t.) To fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm.
Edder (v. t.) To bind the top interweaving edder; as, to edder a hedge.
Eddy (v. t.) To collect as into an eddy.
Edge (v. t.) The thin cutting side of the blade of an instrument; as, the edge of an ax, knife, sword, or scythe. Hence, figuratively, that which cuts as an edge does, or wounds deeply, etc.
Edge (v. t.) Any sharp terminating border; a margin; a brink; extreme verge; as, the edge of a table, a precipice.
Edge (v. t.) Sharpness; readiness of fitness to cut; keenness; intenseness of desire.
Edge (v. t.) The border or part adjacent to the
Edge (v. t.) To furnish with an edge as a tool or weapon; to sharpen.
Edge (v. t.) To shape or dress the edge of, as with a tool.
Edge (v. t.) To furnish with a fringe or border; as, to edge a dress; to edge a garden with box.
Edge (v. t.) To make sharp or keen, figuratively; to incite; to exasperate; to goad; to urge or egg on.
Edge (v. t.) To move by little and little or cautiously, as by pressing forward edgewise; as, edging their chairs forwards.
Edit (v. t.) To superintend the publication of; to revise and prepare for publication; to select, correct, arrange, etc., the matter of, for publication; as, to edit a newspaper.
Edituate (v. t.) To guard as a churchwarden does.
Educate (v. t.) To bring /// or guide the powers of, as a child; to develop and cultivate, whether physically, mentally, or morally, but more commonly limited to the mental activities or senses; to expand, strengthen, and discip
Educe (v. t.) To bring or draw out; to cause to appear; to produce against counter agency or influence; to extract; to evolve; as, to educe a form from matter.
Edulcorate (v. t.) To render sweet; to sweeten; to free from acidity.
Edulcorate (v. t.) To free from acids, salts, or other soluble substances, by washing; to purify.
Eek (v. t.) Alt. of Eeke
Eeke (v. t.) See Eke.
Efface (v. t.) To cause to disappear (as anything impresses or inscribed upon a surface) by rubbing out, striking out, etc.; to erase; to render illegible or indiscernible; as, to efface the letters on a monument, or the inscription on a coin.
Efface (v. t.) To destroy, as a mental impression; to wear away.
Effascinate (v. t.) To charm; to bewitch.
Effect (v. t.) To produce, as a cause or agent; to cause to be.
Effect (v. t.) To bring to pass; to execute; to enforce; to achieve; to accomplish.
Effectuate (v. t.) To bring to pass; to effect; to achieve; to accomplish; to fulfill.
Effeminate (v. t.) To make womanish; to make soft and delicate; to weaken.
Effeminize (v. t.) To make effeminate.
Effierce (v. t.) To make fierce.
Effigiate (v. t.) To form as an effigy; hence, to fashion; to adapt.
Efflagitate (v. t.) To ask urgently.
Efflate (v. t.) To fill with breath; to puff up.
Efflower (v. t.) To remove the epidermis of (a skin) with a concave knife, blunt in its middle part, -- as in making chamois leather.
Efforce (v. t.) To force; to constrain; to compel to yield.
Efform (v. t.) To form; to shape.
Effort (v. t.) To stimulate.
Effranchise (v. t.) To enfranchise.
Effray (v. t.) To frighten; to scare.
Effront (v. t.) To give assurance to.
Effulge (v. t.) To cause to shine with abundance of light; to radiate; to beam.
Effume (v. t.) To breathe or puff out.
Effund (v. t.) To pour out.
Effuse (v. t.) To pour out like a stream or freely; to cause to exude; to shed.
Egest (v. t.) To cast or throw out; to void, as excrement; to excrete, as the indigestible matter of the food; in an extended sense, to excrete by the lungs, skin, or kidneys.
Egg (v. t.) To urge on; to instigate; to incite/
Egger (v. t.) One who eggs or incites.
Eglomerate (v. t.) To unwind, as a thread from a ball.
Egyptize (v. t.) To give an Egyptian character or appearance to.
Ejaculate (v. t.) To throw out suddenly and swiftly, as if a dart; to dart; to eject.
Ejaculate (v. t.) To throw out, as an exclamation; to utter by a brief and sudden impulse; as, to ejaculate a prayer.
Eject (v. t.) To expel; to dismiss; to cast forth; to thrust or drive out; to discharge; as, to eject a person from a room; to eject a traitor from the country; to eject words from the language.
Eject (v. t.) To cast out; to evict; to dispossess; as, to eject tenants from an estate.
Eke (v. t.) To increase; to add to; to augment; -- now commonly used with out, the notion conveyed being to add to, or piece out by a laborious, inferior, or scanty addition; as, to eke out a scanty supply of one kind with some other.
Eking (v. t.) A lengthening or filling piece to make good a deficiency in length.
Eking (v. t.) The carved work under the quarter piece at the aft part of the quarter gallery.
Elaborate (v. t.) To produce with labor
Elaborate (v. t.) To perfect with painstaking; to improve or refine with labor and study, or by successive operations; as, to elaborate a painting or a literary work.
Elance (v. t.) To throw as a lance; to hurl; to dart.
Elaqueate (v. t.) To disentangle.
Elate (v. t.) To raise; to exalt.
Elate (v. t.) To exalt the spirit of; to fill with confidence or exultation; to elevate or flush with success; to puff up; to make proud.
Elbow (v. t.) To push or hit with the elbow, as when one pushes by another.
Eld (v. t.) To make old or ancient.
Elect (v. t.) To pick out; to select; to choose.
Elect (v. t.) To select or take for an office; to select by vote; as, to elect a representative, a president, or a governor.
Elect (v. t.) To designate, choose, or select, as an object of mercy or favor.
Electrify (v. t.) To communicate electricity to; to charge with electricity; as, to electrify a jar.
Electrify (v. t.) To cause electricity to pass through; to affect by electricity; to give an electric shock to; as, to electrify a limb, or the body.
Electrify (v. t.) To excite suddenly and violently, esp. by something highly delightful or inspiriting; to thrill; as, this patriotic sentiment electrified the audience.
Electrize (v. t.) To electricity.
Electrocute (v. t.) To execute or put to death by electricity. -- E*lec`tro*cu"tion, n. [Recent; Newspaper words]
Electrolyze (v. t.) To decompose by the direct action of electricity.
Electroplate (v. t.) To plate or cover with a coating of metal, usually silver, nickel, or gold, by means of electrolysis.
Electrotonize (v. t.) To cause or produce electrotonus.
Electrotype (v. t.) To make facsimile plates of by the electrotype process; as, to electrotype a page of type, a book, etc. See Electrotype, n.
Elegize (v. t.) To lament in an elegy; to celebrate in elegiac verse; to bewail.
Element (v. t.) To compound of elements or first principles.
Element (v. t.) To constitute; to make up with elements.
Elevate (v. t.) To bring from a lower place to a higher; to lift up; to raise; as, to elevate a weight, a flagstaff, etc.
Elevate (v. t.) To raise to a higher station; to promote; as, to elevate to an office, or to a high social position.
Elevate (v. t.) To raise from a depressed state; to animate; to cheer; as, to elevate the spirits.
Elevate (v. t.) To exalt; to ennoble; to dignify; as, to elevate the mind or character.
Elevate (v. t.) To raise to a higher pitch, or to a greater degree of loudness; -- said of sounds; as, to elevate the voice.
Elevate (v. t.) To intoxicate in a slight degree; to render tipsy.
Elevate (v. t.) To lessen; to detract from; to disparage.
Elf (v. t.) To entangle mischievously, as an elf might do.
Elicit (v. t.) To draw out or entice forth; to bring to light; to bring out against the will; to deduce by reason or argument; as, to elicit truth by discussion.
Elicitate (v. t.) To elicit.
Elide (v. t.) To break or dash in pieces; to demolish; as, to elide the force of an argument.
Elide (v. t.) To cut off, as a vowel or a syllable, usually the final one; to subject to elision.
Elimate (v. t.) To render smooth; to polish.
Eliminate (v. t.) To put out of doors; to expel; to discharge; to release; to set at liberty.
Eliminate (v. t.) To cause to disappear from an equation; as, to eliminate an unknown quantity.
Eliminate (v. t.) To set aside as unimportant in a process of inductive inquiry; to leave out of consideration.
Eliminate (v. t.) To obtain by separating, as from foreign matters; to deduce; as, to eliminate an idea or a conclusion.
Eliminate (v. t.) To separate; to expel from the system; to excrete; as, the kidneys eliminate urea, the lungs carbonic acid; to eliminate poison from the system.
Elinguate (v. t.) To deprive of the tongue.
Elix (v. t.) To extract.
Elixate (v. t.) To boil; to seethe; hence, to extract by boiling or seething.
Eloign (v. t.) To remove afar off; to withdraw.
Eloign (v. t.) To convey to a distance, or beyond the jurisdiction, or to conceal, as goods liable to distress.
Eloignate (v. t.) To remove.
Eloin (v. t.) See Eloign.
Eloinate (v. t.) See Eloignate.
Elong (v. t.) To lengthen out; to prolong.
Elong (v. t.) To put away; to separate; to keep off.
Elope (v. t.) To run away, or escape privately, from the place or station to which one is bound by duty; -- said especially of a woman or a man, either married or unmarried, who runs away with a paramour or a sweetheart.
Elucidate (v. t.) To make clear or manifest; to render more intelligible; to illustrate; as, an example will elucidate the subject.
Elude (v. t.) To avoid slyly, by artifice, stratagem, or dexterity; to escape from in a covert manner; to mock by an unexpected escape; to baffle; as, to elude an officer; to elude detection, inquiry, search, comprehension; to elude the force of an argument or a blow.
Elute (v. t.) To wash out.
Elutriate (v. t.) To wash or strain out so as to purify; as, to elutriate the blood as it passes through the lungs; to strain off or decant, as a powder which is separated from heavier particles by being drawn off with water; to cleanse, as by washing.
Eluxate (v. t.) To dislocate; to luxate.
Emaciate (v. t.) To cause to waste away in flesh and become very lean; as, his sickness emaciated him.
Emaculate (v. t.) To clear from spots or stains, or from any imperfection.
Emancipate (v. t.) To set free from the power of another; to liberate; as: (a) To set free, as a minor from a parent; as, a father may emancipate a child. (b) To set free from bondage; to give freedom to; to manumit; as, to emancipate a slave, or a country.
Emancipate (v. t.) To free from any controlling influence, especially from anything which exerts undue or evil influence; as, to emancipate one from prejudices or error.
Emarginate (v. t.) To take away the margin of.
Emasculate (v. t.) To deprive of virile or procreative power; to castrate power; to castrate; to geld.
Emasculate (v. t.) To deprive of mascu
Embace (v. t.) See Embase.
Embale (v. t.) To make up into a bale or pack.
Embale (v. t.) To bind up; to inclose.
Emball (v. t.) To encircle or embrace.
Embalm (v. t.) To anoint all over with balm; especially, to preserve from decay by means of balm or other aromatic oils, or spices; to fill or impregnate (a dead body), with aromatics and drugs that it may resist putrefaction.
Embalm (v. t.) To fill or imbue with sweet odor; to perfume.
Embalm (v. t.) To preserve from decay or oblivion as if with balm; to perpetuate in remembrance.
Embank (v. t.) To throw up a bank so as to confine or to defend; to protect by a bank of earth or stone.
Embar (v. t.) To bar or shut in; to inclose securely, as with bars.
Embar (v. t.) To stop; to hinder by prohibition; to block up.
Embarge (v. t.) To put in a barge.
Embargo (v. t.) To lay an embargo on and thus detain; to prohibit from leaving port; -- said of ships, also of commerce and goods.
Embark (v. t.) To cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard.
Embark (v. t.) To engage, enlist, or invest (as persons, money, etc.) in any affair; as, he embarked his fortune in trade.
Embarrass (v. t.) To hinder from freedom of thought, speech, or action by something which impedes or confuses mental action; to perplex; to discompose; to disconcert; as, laughter may embarrass an orator.
Embarrass (v. t.) To hinder from liberty of movement; to impede; to obstruct; as, business is embarrassed; public affairs are embarrassed.
Embarrass (v. t.) To involve in difficulties concerning money matters; to incumber with debt; to beset with urgent claims or demands; -- said of a person or his affairs; as, a man or his business is embarrassed when he can not meet his pecuniary engagements.
Embarrass (v. t.) Embarrassment.
Embase (v. t.) To bring down or lower, as in position, value, etc.; to debase; to degrade; to deteriorate.
Embasement (v. t.) Act of bringing down; depravation; deterioration.
Embastardize (v. t.) To bastardize.
Embathe (v. t.) To bathe; to imbathe.
Embattail (v. t.) To furnish with battlements; to fortify as with battlements.
Embattle (v. t.) To arrange in order of battle; to array for battle; also, to prepare or arm for battle; to equip as for battle.
Embattle (v. t.) To furnish with battlements.
Embay (v. t.) To bathe; to soothe or lull as by bathing.
Embay (v. t.) To shut in, or shelter, as in a bay.
Embeam (v. t.) To make brilliant with beams.
Embed (v. t.) To lay as in a bed; to lay in surrounding matter; to bed; as, to embed a thing in clay, mortar, or sand.
Embellish (v. t.) To make beautiful or elegant by ornaments; to decorate; to adorn; as, to embellish a book with pictures, a garden with shrubs and flowers, a narrative with striking anecdotes, or style with metaphors.
Embetter (v. t.) To make better.
Embezzle (v. t.) To appropriate fraudulently to one's own use, as property intrusted to one's care; to apply to one's private uses by a breach of trust; as, to embezzle money held in trust.
Embezzle (v. t.) To misappropriate; to waste; to dissipate in extravagance.
Embitter (v. t.) To make bitter or sad. See Imbitter.
Emblanch (v. t.) To whiten. See Blanch.
Emblaze (v. t.) To adorn with glittering embellishments.
Emblaze (v. t.) To paint or adorn with armorial figures; to blazon, or emblazon.
Emblazon (v. t.) To depict or represent; -- said of heraldic bearings. See Blazon.
Emblazon (v. t.) To deck in glaring colors; to set off conspicuously; to display pompously; to decorate.
Emblem (v. t.) To represent by an emblem; to symbolize.
Emblematiccize (v. t.) To render emblematic; as, to emblematicize a picture.
Emblematize (v. t.) To represent by, or as by, an emblem; to symbolize.
Emblemize (v. t.) To represent by an emblem; to emblematize.
Embloom (v. t.) To emblossom.
Emblossom (v. t.) To cover or adorn with blossoms.
Embody (v. t.) To form into a body; to invest with a body; to collect into a body, a united mass, or a whole; to incorporate; as, to embody one's ideas in a treatise.
Emboil (v. t.) To cause to boil with anger; to irritate; to chafe.
Embolden (v. t.) To give boldness or courage to; to encourage.
Emborder (v. t.) To furnish or adorn with a border; to imborder.
Embosom (v. t.) To take into, or place in, the bosom; to cherish; to foster.
Embosom (v. t.) To inclose or surround; to shelter closely; to place in the midst of something.
Emboss (v. t.) To arise the surface of into bosses or protuberances; particularly, to ornament with raised work.
Emboss (v. t.) To raise in relief from a surface, as an ornament, a head on a coin, or the like.
Emboss (v. t.) To make to foam at the mouth, like a hunted animal.
Emboss (v. t.) To hide or conceal in a thicket; to imbosk; to inclose, shelter, or shroud in a wood.
Emboss (v. t.) To surround; to ensheath; to immerse; to beset.
Embottle (v. t.) To bottle.
Embow (v. t.) To bend like a bow; to curve.
Embowel (v. t.) To disembowel.
Embowel (v. t.) To imbed; to hide in the inward parts; to bury.
Embower (v. t.) To cover with a bower; to shelter with trees.
Embowl (v. t.) To form like a bowl; to give a globular shape to.
Embox (v. t.) To inclose, as in a box; to imbox.
Embrace (v. t.) To fasten on, as armor.
Embraid (v. t.) To braid up, as hair.
Embraid (v. t.) To upbraid.
Embrangle (v. t.) To confuse; to entangle.
Embrave (v. t.) To inspire with bravery.
Embrave (v. t.) To decorate; to make showy and fine.
Embrawn (v. t.) To harden.
Embread (v. t.) To braid.
Embrew (v. t.) To imbrue; to stain with blood.
Embright (v. t.) To brighten.
Embrocate (v. t.) To moisten and rub (a diseased part) with a liquid substance, as with spirit, oil, etc., by means of a cloth or sponge.
Embroider (v. t.) To ornament with needlework; as, to embroider a scarf.
Embroil (v. t.) To throw into confusion or commotion by contention or discord; to entangle in a broil or quarrel; to make confused; to distract; to involve in difficulties by dissension or strife.
Embroil (v. t.) To implicate in confusion; to complicate; to jumble.
Embronze (v. t.) To embody in bronze; to set up a bronze representation of, as of a person.
Embronze (v. t.) To color in imitation of bronze. See Bronze, v. t.
Embrothel (v. t.) To inclose in a brothel.
Embroude (v. t.) Alt. of Embroyde
Embrowde (v. t.) Alt. of Embroyde
Embroyde (v. t.) To embroider; to adorn.
Embrown (v. t.) To give a brown color to; to imbrown.
Embrue (v. t.) See Imbrue, Embrew.
Embrute (v. t.) To brutify; to imbrute.
Embulk (v. t.) To enlarge in the way of bulk.
Emburse (v. t.) To furnish with money; to imburse.
Embush (v. t.) To place or hide in a thicket; to ambush.
Embusy (v. t.) To employ.
Emend (v. t.) To purge of faults; to make better; to correct; esp., to make corrections in (a literary work); to alter for the better by textual criticism, generally verbal.
Emendicate (v. t.) To beg.
Emit (v. t.) To send forth; to throw or give out; to cause to issue; to give vent to; to eject; to discharge; as, fire emits heat and smoke; boiling water emits steam; the sun emits light.
Emit (v. t.) To issue forth, as an order or decree; to print and send into circulation, as notes or bills of credit.
Emmantle (v. t.) To cover over with, or as with, a mantle; to put about as a protection.
Emmarble (v. t.) To turn to marble; to harden.
Emmew (v. t.) To mew or coop up.
Emmove (v. t.) To move; to rouse; to excite.
Emotionalize (v. t.) To give an emotional character to.
Emove (v. t.) To move.
Empair (v. t.) To impair.
Empale (v. t.) To make pale.
Empale (v. t.) To fence or fortify with stakes; to surround with a
Empale (v. t.) To inclose; to surround. See Impale.
Empale (v. t.) To put to death by thrusting a sharpened stake through the body.
Empale (v. t.) Same as Impale.
Empanel (v. t.) See Impanel.
Emparadise (v. t.) Same as Imparadise.
Empark (v. t.) To make a park of; to inclose, as with a fence; to impark.
Empassion (v. t.) To move with passion; to affect strongly. See Impassion.
Empawn (v. t.) To put in pawn; to pledge; to impawn.
Empeach (v. t.) To hinder. See Impeach.
Empearl (v. t.) To form like pearls; to decorate with, or as with, pearls; to impearl.
Empeople (v. t.) To form into a people or community; to inhabit; to people.
Emperil (v. t.) To put in peril. See Imperil.
Emphasize (v. t.) To utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice; to make emphatic; as, to emphasize a word or a phrase.
Emphrensy (v. t.) To madden.
Empierce (v. t.) To pierce; to impierce.
Emplead (v. t.) To accuse; to indict. See Implead.
Emplore (v. t.) See Implore.
Employ (v. t.) To inclose; to infold.
Employ (v. t.) To use; to have in service; to cause to be engaged in doing something; -- often followed by in, about, on, or upon, and sometimes by to; as: (a) To make use of, as an instrument, a means, a material, etc., for a specific purpose; to apply; as, to employ the pen in writing, bricks in building, words and phrases in speaking; to employ the mind; to employ one's energies.
Employ (v. t.) To occupy; as, to employ time in study.
Employ (v. t.) To have or keep at work; to give employment or occupation to; to intrust with some duty or behest; as, to employ a hundred workmen; to employ an envoy.
Emplunge (v. t.) To plunge; to implunge.
Empoison (v. t.) To poison; to impoison.
Empoverish (v. t.) See Impoverish.
Empower (v. t.) To give authority to; to delegate power to; to commission; to authorize (having commonly a legal force); as, the Supreme Court is empowered to try and decide cases, civil or criminal; the attorney is empowered to sign an acquittance, and discharge the debtor.
Empower (v. t.) To give moral or physical power, faculties, or abilities to.
Emprint (v. t.) See Imprint.
Emprise (v. t.) To undertake.
Emprising (v. t.) Full of daring; adventurous.
Emprison (v. t.) See Imprison.
Empte (v. t.) To empty.
Empty (v. t.) To deprive of the contents; to exhaust; to make void or destitute; to make vacant; to pour out; to discharge; as, to empty a vessel; to empty a well or a cistern.
Empugn (v. t.) See Impugn.
Empurple (v. t.) To tinge or dye of a purple color; to color with purple; to impurple.
Empuzzle (v. t.) To puzzle.
Empyreumatize (v. t.) To render empyreumatic.
Emulate (v. t.) To strive to equal or to excel in qualities or actions; to imitate, with a view to equal or to outdo, to vie with; to rival; as, to emulate the good and the great.
Emule (v. t.) To emulate.
Emulge (v. t.) To milk out; to drain.
Emulsify (v. t.) To convert into an emulsion; to form an emulsion; to reduce from an oily substance to a milky fluid in which the fat globules are in a very finely divided state, giving it the semblance of solution; as, the pancreatic juice emulsifies the oily part of food.
Enable (v. t.) To give strength or ability to; to make firm and strong.
Enable (v. t.) To make able (to do, or to be, something); to confer sufficient power upon; to furnish with means, opportunities, and the like; to render competent for; to empower; to endow.
Enact (v. t.) To decree; to establish by legal and authoritative act; to make into a law; especially, to perform the legislative act with reference to (a bill) which gives it the validity of law.
Enact (v. t.) To act; to perform; to do; to effect.
Enact (v. t.) To act the part of; to represent; to play.
Enambush (v. t.) To ambush.
Enamel (v. t.) A variety of glass, used in ornament, to cover a surface, as of metal or pottery, and admitting of after decoration in color, or used itself for inlaying or application in varied colors.
Enamel (v. t.) A glassy, opaque bead obtained by the blowpipe.
Enamel (v. t.) That which is enameled; also, any smooth, glossy surface, resembling enamel, especially if variegated.
Enamel (v. t.) The intensely hard calcified tissue entering into the composition of teeth. It merely covers the exposed parts of the teeth of man, but in many animals is intermixed in various ways with the dentine and cement.
Enamel (v. t.) To lay enamel upon; to decorate with enamel whether inlaid or painted.
Enamel (v. t.) To variegate with colors as if with enamel.
Enamel (v. t.) To form a glossy surface like enamel upon; as, to enamel card paper; to enamel leather or cloth.
Enamel (v. t.) To disguise with cosmetics, as a woman's complexion.
Enamor (v. t.) To inflame with love; to charm; to captivate; -- with of, or with, before the person or thing; as, to be enamored with a lady; to be enamored of books or science.
Enarch (v. t.) To arch.
Enavigate (v. t.) To sail away or over.
Enbibe (v. t.) To imbibe.
Enbroude (v. t.) See Embroude.
Encage (v. t.) To confine in a cage; to coop up.
Encalendar (v. t.) To register in a calendar; to calendar.
Encamp (v. t.) To form into a camp; to place in a temporary habitation, or quarters.
Encanker (v. t.) To canker.
Encarnalize (v. t.) To carnalize; to make gross.
Encase (v. t.) To inclose as in a case. See Incase.
Encash (v. t.) To turn into cash; to cash.
Encave (v. t.) To hide in, or as in, a cave or recess.
Enchafe (v. t.) To chafe; to enrage; to heat.
Enchain (v. t.) To bind with a chain; to hold in chains.
Enchain (v. t.) To hold fast; to confine; as, to enchain attention.
Enchain (v. t.) To link together; to connect.
Enchair (v. t.) To seat in a chair.
Enchannel (v. t.) To make run in a channel.
Enchant (v. t.) To charm by sorcery; to act on by enchantment; to get control of by magical words and rites.
Enchant (v. t.) To delight in a high degree; to charm; to enrapture; as, music enchants the ear.
Encharge (v. t.) To charge (with); to impose (a charge) upon.
Enchase (v. t.) To incase or inclose in a border or rim; to surround with an ornamental casing, as a gem with gold; to encircle; to inclose; to adorn.
Enchase (v. t.) To chase; to ornament by embossing or engraving; as, to enchase a watch case.
Enchase (v. t.) To de
Enchasten (v. t.) To chasten.
Enchest (v. t.) To inclose in a chest.
Enchisel (v. t.) To cut with a chisel.
Encircle (v. t.) To form a circle about; to inclose within a circle or ring; to surround; as, to encircle one in the arms; the army encircled the city.
Enclasp (v. t.) To clasp. See Inclasp.
Enclave (v. t.) To inclose within an alien territory.
Encloister (v. t.) To shut up in a cloister; to cloister.
Enclose (v. t.) To inclose. See Inclose.
Enclothe (v. t.) To clothe.
Encloud (v. t.) To envelop in clouds; to cloud.
Encoach (v. t.) To carry in a coach.
Encoffin (v. t.) To put in a coffin.
Encolden (v. t.) To render cold.
Encollar (v. t.) To furnish or surround with a collar.
Encolor (v. t.) To color.
Encomber (v. t.) See Encumber.
Encompass (v. t.) To circumscribe or go round so as to surround closely; to encircle; to inclose; to environ; as, a ring encompasses the finger; an army encompasses a city; a voyage encompassing the world.
Encore (v. t.) To call for a repetition or reappearance of; as, to encore a song or a singer.
Encounter (v. t.) A meeting face to face; a running against; a sudden or incidental meeting; an interview.
Encounter (v. t.) A meeting, with hostile purpose; hence, a combat; a battle; as, a bloody encounter.
Encourage (v. t.) To give courage to; to inspire with courage, spirit, or hope; to raise, or to increase, the confidence of; to animate; enhearten; to incite; to help forward; -- the opposite of discourage.
Encowl (v. t.) To make a monk (or wearer of a cowl) of.
Encradle (v. t.) To lay in a cradle.
Encrimson (v. t.) To give a crimson or red color to; to crimson.
Encrust (v. t.) To incrust. See Incrust.
Encumber (v. t.) To impede the motion or action of, as with a burden; to retard with something superfluous; to weigh down; to obstruct or embarrass; as, his movements were encumbered by his mantle; his mind is encumbered with useless learning.
Encumber (v. t.) To load with debts, or other legal claims; as, to encumber an estate with mortgages.
Encurtain (v. t.) To inclose with curtains.
Encyst (v. t.) To inclose in a cyst.
End (v. t.) To bring to an end or conclusion; to finish; to close; to terminate; as, to end a speech.
End (v. t.) To form or be at the end of; as, the letter k ends the word back.
End (v. t.) To destroy; to put to death.
Endamage (v. t.) To bring loss or damage to; to harm; to injure.
Endamnify (v. t.) To damnify; to injure.
Endanger (v. t.) To put to hazard; to bring into danger or peril; to expose to loss or injury; as, to endanger life or peace.
Endanger (v. t.) To incur the hazard of; to risk.
Endark (v. t.) To darken.
Endazzle (v. t.) To dazzle.
Endear (v. t.) To make dear or beloved.
Endear (v. t.) To raise the price or cost of; to make costly or expensive.
Endeavor (v. t.) To exert physical or intellectual strength for the attainment of; to use efforts to effect; to strive to achieve or reach; to try; to attempt.
Endenize (v. t.) To endenizen.
Endenizen (v. t.) To admit to the privileges of a denizen; to naturalize.
Endiaper (v. t.) To decorate with a diaper pattern.
Endict (v. t.) See Indict.
Endite (v. t.) See Indite.
Endoctrine (v. t.) To teach; to indoctrinate.
Endome (v. t.) To cover as with a dome.
Endorse (v. t.) Same as Indorse.
Endoss (v. t.) To put upon the back or outside of anything; -- the older spelling of endorse.
Endow (v. t.) To furnish with money or its equivalent, as a permanent fund for support; to make pecuniary provision for; to settle an income upon; especially, to furnish with dower; as, to endow a wife; to endow a public institution.
Endow (v. t.) To enrich or furnish with anything of the nature of a gift (as a quality or faculty); -- followed by with, rarely by of; as, man is endowed by his Maker with reason; to endow with privileges or benefits.
Endower (v. t.) To endow.
Endrudge (v. t.) To make a drudge or slave of.
Endue (v. t.) To invest.
Endue (v. t.) An older spelling of Endow.
Endure (v. t.) To remain firm under; to sustain; to undergo; to support without breaking or yielding; as, metals endure a certain degree of heat without melting; to endure wind and weather.
Endure (v. t.) To bear with patience; to suffer without opposition or without sinking under the pressure or affliction; to bear up under; to put up with; to tolerate.
Endure (v. t.) To harden; to toughen; to make hardy.
Enecate (v. t.) To kill off; to destroy.
Energize (v. t.) To give strength or force to; to make active; to alacrify; as, to energize the will.
Enervate (v. t.) To deprive of nerve, force, strength, or courage; to render feeble or impotent; to make effeminate; to impair the moral powers of.
Enerve (v. t.) To weaken; to enervate.
Enfamish (v. t.) To famish; to starve.
Enfeeble (v. t.) To make feeble; to deprive of strength; to reduce the strength or force of; to weaken; to debilitate.
Enfeoff (v. t.) To give a feud, or right in land, to; to invest with a fief or fee; to invest (any one) with a freehold estate by the process of feoffment.
Enfeoff (v. t.) To give in vassalage; to make subservient.
Enfester (v. t.) To fester.
Enfetter (v. t.) To bind in fetters; to enchain.
Enfever (v. t.) To excite fever in.
Enfierce (v. t.) To make fierce.
Enfilade (v. t.) To pierce, scour, or rake with shot in the direction of the length of, as a work, or a
Enfire (v. t.) To set on fire.
Enflesh (v. t.) To clothe with flesh.
Enflower (v. t.) To cover or deck with flowers.
Enfold (v. t.) To infold. See Infold.
Enforce (v. t.) To put force upon; to force; to constrain; to compel; as, to enforce obedience to commands.
Enforce (v. t.) To make or gain by force; to obtain by force; as, to enforce a passage.
Enforce (v. t.) To put in motion or action by violence; to drive.
Enforce (v. t.) To give force to; to strengthen; to invigorate; to urge with energy; as, to enforce arguments or requests.
Enforce (v. t.) To put in force; to cause to take effect; to give effect to; to execute with vigor; as, to enforce the laws.
Enforce (v. t.) To urge; to ply hard; to lay much stress upon.
Enforest (v. t.) To turn into a forest.
Enform (v. t.) To form; to fashion.
Enframe (v. t.) To inclose, as in a frame.
Enfranchise (v. t.) To set free; to liberate from slavery, prison, or any binding power.
Enfranchise (v. t.) To endow with a franchise; to incorporate into a body politic and thus to invest with civil and political privileges; to admit to the privileges of a freeman.
Enfranchise (v. t.) To receive as denizens; to naturalize; as, to enfranchise foreign words.
Enfree (v. t.) To set free.
Enfreedom (v. t.) To set free.
Enfreeze (v. t.) To freeze; to congeal.
Enfroward (v. t.) To make froward, perverse, or ungovernable.
Engage (v. t.) To put under pledge; to pledge; to place under obligations to do or forbear doing something, as by a pledge, oath, or promise; to bind by contract or promise.
Engage (v. t.) To gain for service; to bring in as associate or aid; to enlist; as, to engage friends to aid in a cause; to engage men for service.
Engage (v. t.) To gain over; to win and attach; to attract and hold; to draw.
Engage (v. t.) To employ the attention and efforts of; to occupy; to engross; to draw on.
Engage (v. t.) To enter into contest with; to encounter; to bring to conflict.
Engage (v. t.) To come into gear with; as, the teeth of one cogwheel engage those of another, or one part of a clutch engages the other part.
Engallant (v. t.) To make a gallant of.
Engaol (v. t.) To put in jail; to imprison.
Engarboil (v. t.) To throw into disorder; to disturb.
Engarland (v. t.) To encircle with a garland, or with garlands.
Engarrison (v. t.) To garrison; to put in garrison, or to protect by a garrison.
Engender (v. t.) To produce by the union of the sexes; to beget.
Engender (v. t.) To cause to exist; to bring forth; to produce; to sow the seeds of; as, angry words engender strife.
Engild (v. t.) To gild; to make splendent.
Engine (v. t.) To assault with an engine.
Engine (v. t.) To equip with an engine; -- said especially of steam vessels; as, vessels are often built by one firm and engined by another.
Engine (v. t.) (Pronounced, in this sense, /////.) To rack; to torture.
Engineer (v. t.) To lay out or construct, as an engineer; to perform the work of an engineer on; as, to engineer a road.
Engineer (v. t.) To use contrivance and effort for; to guide the course of; to manage; as, to engineer a bill through Congress.
Engird (v. t.) To gird; to encompass.
Engirdle (v. t.) To surround as with a girdle; to girdle.
Engirt (v. t.) To engird.
Engle (v. t.) To cajole or coax, as favorite.
English (v. t.) To translate into the English language; to Anglicize; hence, to interpret; to explain.
English (v. t.) To strike (the cue ball) in such a manner as to give it in addition to its forward motion a spinning motion, that influences its direction after impact on another ball or the cushion.
Engloom (v. t.) To make gloomy.
Englue (v. t.) To join or close fast together, as with glue; as, a coffer well englued.
Englut (v. t.) To swallow or gulp down.
Englut (v. t.) To glut.
Engore (v. t.) To gore; to pierce; to lacerate.
Engore (v. t.) To make bloody.
Engorge (v. t.) To gorge; to glut.
Engorge (v. t.) To swallow with greediness or in large quantities; to devour.
Engraff (v. t.) To graft; to fix deeply.
Engraft (v. t.) See Ingraft.
Engrail (v. t.) To variegate or spot, as with hail.
Engrail (v. t.) To indent with small curves. See Engrailed.
Engrain (v. t.) To dye in grain, or of a fast color. See Ingrain.
Engrain (v. t.) To incorporate with the grain or texture of anything; to infuse deeply. See Ingrain.
Engrain (v. t.) To color in imitation of the grain of wood; to grain. See Grain, v. t., 1.
Engrasp (v. t.) To grasp; to grip.
Engrave (v. t.) To deposit in the grave; to bury.
Engrave (v. t.) To cut in; to make by incision.
Engrave (v. t.) To cut with a graving instrument in order to form an inscription or pictorial representation; to carve figures; to mark with incisions.
Engrave (v. t.) To form or represent by means of incisions upon wood, stone, metal, or the like; as, to engrave an inscription.
Engrave (v. t.) To impress deeply; to infix, as if with a graver.
Engregge (v. t.) To aggravate; to make worse; to lie heavy on.
Engrieve (v. t.) To grieve.
Engross (v. t.) To make gross, thick, or large; to thicken; to increase in bulk or quantity.
Engross (v. t.) To amass.
Engross (v. t.) To copy or write in a large hand (en gross, i. e., in large); to write a fair copy of in distinct and legible characters; as, to engross a deed or like instrument on parchment.
Engross (v. t.) To seize in the gross; to take the whole of; to occupy wholly; to absorb; as, the subject engrossed all his thoughts.
Engross (v. t.) To purchase either the whole or large quantities of, for the purpose of enhancing the price and making a profit; hence, to take or assume in undue quantity, proportion, or degree; as, to engross commodities in market; to engross power.
Enguard (v. t.) To surround as with a guard.
Engulf (v. t.) To absorb or swallow up as in a gulf.
Enhalo (v. t.) To surround with a halo.
Enhance (v. t.) To raise or lift up; to exalt.
Enhance (v. t.) To advance; to augment; to increase; to heighten; to make more costly or attractive; as, to enhance the price of commodities; to enhance beauty or kindness; hence, also, to render more heinous; to aggravate; as, to enhance crime.
Enharbor (v. t.) To find harbor or safety in; to dwell in or inhabit.
Enharden (v. t.) To harden; to embolden.
Enhearten (v. t.) To give heart to; to fill with courage; to embolden.
Enhedge (v. t.) To surround as with a hedge.
Enhort (v. t.) To encourage.
Enhunger (v. t.) To make hungry.
Enjall (v. t.) To put into jail; to imprison.
Enjoin (v. t.) To lay upon, as an order or command; to give an injunction to; to direct with authority; to order; to charge.
Enjoin (v. t.) To prohibit or restrain by a judicial order or decree; to put an injunction on.
Enjoin (v. t.) To join or unite.
Enjoy (v. t.) To take pleasure or satisfaction in the possession or experience of; to feel or perceive with pleasure; to be delighted with; as, to enjoy the dainties of a feast; to enjoy conversation.
Enjoy (v. t.) To have, possess, and use with satisfaction; to occupy or have the benefit of, as a good or profitable thing, or as something desirable; as, to enjoy a free constitution and religious liberty.
Enjoy (v. t.) To have sexual intercourse with.
Enkennel (v. t.) To put into a kennel.
Enkindle (v. t.) To set on fire; to inflame; to kindle.
Enkindle (v. t.) To excite; to rouse into action; to incite.
Enlace (v. t.) To bind or encircle with lace, or as with lace; to lace; to encircle; to enfold; hence, to entangle.
Enlard (v. t.) To cover or dress with lard or grease; to fatten.
Enlarge (v. t.) To make larger; to increase in quantity or dimensions; to extend in limits; to magnify; as, the body is enlarged by nutrition; to enlarge one's house.
Enlarge (v. t.) To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, and the like; as, knowledge enlarges the mind.
Enlarge (v. t.) To set at large or set free.
Enlay (v. t.) See Inlay.
Enlengthen (v. t.) To lengthen.
Enlight (v. t.) To illumine; to enlighten.
Enlighten (v. t.) To supply with light; to illuminate; as, the sun enlightens the earth.
Enlighten (v. t.) To make clear to the intellect or conscience; to shed the light of truth and knowledge upon; to furnish with increase of knowledge; to instruct; as, to enlighten the mind or understanding.
Enlimn (v. t.) To adorn by illuminating or ornamenting with colored and decorated letters and figures, as a book or manuscript.
Enlink (v. t.) To chain together; to connect, as by links.
Enlist (v. t.) To enter on a list; to enroll; to register.
Enlist (v. t.) To engage for military or naval service, the name being entered on a list or register; as, to enlist men.
Enlist (v. t.) To secure the support and aid of; to employ in advancing interest; as, to enlist persons in the cause of truth, or in a charitable enterprise.
Enlive (v. t.) To enliven.
Enliven (v. t.) To give life, action, or motion to; to make vigorous or active; to excite; to quicken; as, fresh fuel enlivens a fire.
Enliven (v. t.) To give spirit or vivacity to; to make sprightly, gay, or cheerful; to animate; as, mirth and good humor enliven a company; enlivening strains of music.
Enlock (v. t.) To lock; to inclose.
Enlumine (v. t.) To illumine.
Enlute (v. t.) To coat with clay; to lute.
Enmarble (v. t.) To make hard as marble; to harden.
Enmesh (v. t.) To catch or entangle in, or as in, meshes.
Enmew (v. t.) See Emmew.
Enmist (v. t.) To infold, as in a mist.
Enmove (v. t.) See Emmove.
Enmuffle (v. t.) To muffle up.
Enmure (v. t.) To immure.
Ennew (v. t.) To make new.
Enniche (v. t.) To place in a niche.
Ennoble (v. t.) To make noble; to elevate in degree, qualities, or excellence; to dignify.
Ennoble (v. t.) To raise to the rank of nobility; as, to ennoble a commoner.
Enode (v. t.) To clear of knots; to make clear.
Enounce (v. t.) To announce; to declare; to state, as a proposition or argument.
Enounce (v. t.) To utter; to articulate.
Enpatron (v. t.) To act the part of a patron towards; to patronize.
Enpierce (v. t.) To pierce.
Enquicken (v. t.) To quicken; to make alive.
Enrace (v. t.) To enroot; to implant.
Enrage (v. t.) To fill with rage; to provoke to frenzy or madness; to make furious.
Enrange (v. t.) To range in order; to put in rank; to arrange.
Enrange (v. t.) To rove over; to range.
Enrank (v. t.) To place in ranks or in order.
Enrapture (v. t.) To transport with pleasure; to delight beyond measure; to enravish.
Enravish (v. t.) To transport with delight; to enrapture; to fascinate.
Enregister (v. t.) To register; to enroll or record; to inregister.
Enrich (v. t.) To make rich with any kind of wealth; to render opulent; to increase the possessions of; as, to enrich the understanding with knowledge.
Enrich (v. t.) To supply with ornament; to adorn; as, to enrich a ceiling by frescoes.
Enrich (v. t.) To make rich with manure; to fertilize; -- said of the soil; as, to enrich land by irrigation.
Enrich (v. t.) To supply with knowledge; to instruct; to store; -- said of the mind.
Enridge (v. t.) To form into ridges.
Enring (v. t.) To encircle.
Enripen (v. t.) To ripen.
Enrive (v. t.) To rive; to cleave.
Enrobe (v. t.) To invest or adorn with a robe; to attire.
Enroot (v. t.) To fix by the root; to fix fast; to implant deep.
Enround (v. t.) To surround.
Ensafe (v. t.) To make safe.
Ensample (v. t.) To exemplify, to show by example.
Ensanguine (v. t.) To stain or cover with blood; to make bloody, or of a blood-red color; as, an ensanguined hue.
Enscale (v. t.) To cover with scales.
Enshedule (v. t.) To insert in a schedule. See Schedule.
Ensconce (v. t.) To cover or shelter, as with a sconce or fort; to place or hide securely; to conceal.
Enseal (v. t.) To impress with a seal; to mark as with a seal; hence, to ratify.
Enseam (v. t.) To sew up; to inclose by a seam; hence, to include; to contain.
Enseam (v. t.) To cover with grease; to defile; to pollute.
Ensear (v. t.) To sear; to dry up.
Enseel (v. t.) To close eyes of; to seel; -- said in reference to a hawk.
Enshelter (v. t.) To shelter.
Enshield (v. t.) To defend, as with a shield; to shield.
Enshrine (v. t.) To inclose in a shrine or chest; hence, to preserve or cherish as something sacred; as, to enshrine something in memory.
Enshroud (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, a shroud; to shroud.
Ensign (v. t.) To designate as by an ensign.
Ensign (v. t.) To distinguish by a mark or ornament; esp. (Her.), by a crown; thus, any charge which has a crown immediately above or upon it, is said to be ensigned.
Ensilage (v. t.) To preserve in a silo; as, to ensilage cornstalks.
Ensky (v. t.) To place in the sky or in heaven.
Enslave (v. t.) To reduce to slavery; to make a slave of; to subject to a dominant influence.
Ensnare (v. t.) To catch in a snare. See Insnare.
Ensnarl (v. t.) To entangle.
Ensober (v. t.) To make sober.
Ensoul (v. t.) To indue or imbue (a body) with soul.
Ensphere (v. t.) To place in a sphere; to envelop.
Ensphere (v. t.) To form into a sphere.
Enstamp (v. t.) To stamp; to mark as /ith a stamp; to impress deeply.
Enstate (v. t.) See Instate.
Enstore (v. t.) To restore.
Enstyle (v. t.) To style; to name.
Ensue (v. t.) To follow; to pursue; to follow and overtake.
Ensure (v. t.) To make sure. See Insure.
Ensure (v. t.) To betroth.
Enswathe (v. t.) To swathe; to envelop, as in swaddling clothes.
Ensweep (v. t.) To sweep over or across; to pass over rapidly.
Entackle (v. t.) To supply with tackle.
Entame (v. t.) To tame.
Entangle (v. t.) To twist or interweave in such a manner as not to be easily separated; to make tangled, confused, and intricate; as, to entangle yarn or the hair.
Entangle (v. t.) To involve in such complications as to render extrication a bewildering difficulty; hence, metaphorically, to insnare; to perplex; to bewilder; to puzzle; as, to entangle the feet in a net, or in briers.
Entender (v. t.) To make tender.
Entender (v. t.) To treat with tenderness.
Enter (v. t.) To come or go into; to pass into the interior of; to pass within the outer cover or shell of; to penetrate; to pierce; as, to enter a house, a closet, a country, a door, etc.; the river enters the sea.
Enter (v. t.) To unite in; to join; to be admitted to; to become a member of; as, to enter an association, a college, an army.
Enter (v. t.) To engage in; to become occupied with; as, to enter the legal profession, the book trade, etc.
Enter (v. t.) To pass within the limits of; to attain; to begin; to commence upon; as, to enter one's teens, a new era, a new dispensation.
Enter (v. t.) To cause to go (into), or to be received (into); to put in; to insert; to cause to be admitted; as, to enter a knife into a piece of wood, a wedge into a log; to enter a boy at college, a horse for a race, etc.
Enter (v. t.) To inscribe; to enroll; to record; as, to enter a name, or a date, in a book, or a book in a catalogue; to enter the particulars of a sale in an account, a manifest of a ship or of merchandise at the customhouse.
Enter (v. t.) To go into or upon, as lands, and take actual possession of them.
Enter (v. t.) To place in regular form before the court, usually in writing; to put upon record in proper from and order; as, to enter a writ, appearance, rule, or judgment.
Enter (v. t.) To make report of (a vessel or her cargo) at the customhouse; to submit a statement of (imported goods), with the original invoices, to the proper officer of the customs for estimating the duties. See Entry, 4.
Enter (v. t.) To file or inscribe upon the records of the land office the required particulars concerning (a quantity of public land) in order to entitle a person to a right pf preemption.
Enter (v. t.) To deposit for copyright the title or description of (a book, picture, map, etc.); as, "entered according to act of Congress."
Enter (v. t.) To initiate; to introduce favorably.
Enterlace (v. t.) See Interlace.
Enterprise (v. t.) To undertake; to begin and attempt to perform; to venture upon.
Enterprise (v. t.) To treat with hospitality; to entertain.
Entertain (v. t.) To be at the charges of; to take or keep in one's service; to maintain; to support; to harbor; to keep.
Entertain (v. t.) To give hospitable reception and maintenance to; to receive at one's board, or into one's house; to receive as a guest.
Entertain (v. t.) To engage the attention of agreeably; to amuse with that which makes the time pass pleasantly; to divert; as, to entertain friends with conversation, etc.
Entertain (v. t.) To give reception to; to receive, in general; to receive and take into consideration; to admit, treat, or make use of; as, to entertain a proposal.
Entertain (v. t.) To meet or encounter, as an enemy.
Entertain (v. t.) To keep, hold, or maintain in the mind with favor; to keep in the mind; to harbor; to cherish; as, to entertain sentiments.
Entertain (v. t.) To lead on; to bring along; to introduce.
Entertake (v. t.) To entertain.
Enthrall (v. t.) To hold in thrall; to enslave. See Inthrall.
Enthrill (v. t.) To pierce; to thrill.
Enthrone (v. t.) To seat on a throne; to exalt to the seat of royalty or of high authority; hence, to invest with sovereign authority or dignity.
Enthrone (v. t.) To induct, as a bishop, into the powers and privileges of a vacant see.
Enthronize (v. t.) To place on a throne; hence, to induct into office, as a bishop.
Entice (v. t.) To draw on, by exciting hope or desire; to allure; to attract; as, the bait enticed the fishes. Often in a bad sense: To lead astray; to induce to evil; to tempt; as, the sirens enticed them to listen.
Entitle (v. t.) To give a title to; to affix to as a name or appellation; hence, also, to dignify by an honorary designation; to denominate; to call; as, to entitle a book "Commentaries;" to entitle a man "Honorable."
Entitle (v. t.) To give a claim to; to qualify for, with a direct object of the person, and a remote object of the thing; to furnish with grounds for seeking or claiming with success; as, an officer's talents entitle him to command.
Entitle (v. t.) To attribute; to ascribe.
Entitule (v. t.) To entitle.
Entoil (v. t.) To take with toils or bring into toils; to insnare.
Entomb (v. t.) To deposit in a tomb, as a dead body; to bury; to inter; to inhume.
Entrail (v. t.) To interweave; to intertwine.
Entrain (v. t.) To draw along as a current does; as, water entrained by steam.
Entrain (v. t.) To put aboard a railway train; as, to entrain a regiment.
Entrammel (v. t.) To trammel; to entangle.
Entrance (v. t.) To put into a trance; to make insensible to present objects.
Entrance (v. t.) To put into an ecstasy; to ravish with delight or wonder; to enrapture; to charm.
Entrap (v. t.) To catch in a trap; to insnare; hence, to catch, as in a trap, by artifices; to involve in difficulties or distresses; to catch or involve in contradictions; as, to be entrapped by the devices of evil men.
Entreat (v. t.) To treat, or conduct toward; to deal with; to use.
Entreat (v. t.) To treat with, or in respect to, a thing desired; hence, to ask earnestly; to beseech; to petition or pray with urgency; to supplicate; to importune.
Entreat (v. t.) To beseech or supplicate successfully; to prevail upon by prayer or solicitation; to persuade.
Entreat (v. t.) To invite; to entertain.
Entrench (v. t.) See Intrench.
Entrick (v. t.) To trick, to perplex.
Entrust (v. t.) See Intrust.
Entune (v. t.) To tune; to intone.
Entwine (v. t.) To twine, twist, or wreathe together or round.
Entwist (v. t.) To twist or wreathe round; to intwine.
Enubilate (v. t.) To clear from mist, clouds, or obscurity.
Enucleate (v. t.) To bring or peel out, as a kernel from its enveloping husks its enveloping husks or shell.
Enucleate (v. t.) To remove without cutting (as a tumor).
Enucleate (v. t.) To bring to light; to make clear.
Enumerate (v. t.) To count; to tell by numbers; to count over, or tell off one after another; to number; to reckon up; to mention one by one; to name over; to make a special and separate account of; to recount; as, to enumerate the stars in a constellation.
Enunciate (v. t.) To make a formal statement of; to announce; to proclaim; to declare, as a truth.
Enunciate (v. t.) To make distinctly audible; to utter articulately; to pronounce; as, to enunciate a word distinctly.
Enure (v. t.) See Inure.
Envassal (v. t.) To make a vassal of.
Envault (v. t.) To inclose in a vault; to entomb.
Enveigle (v. t.) To entice. See Inveigle.
Envelop (v. t.) To put a covering about; to wrap up or in; to inclose within a case, wrapper, integument or the like; to surround entirely; as, to envelop goods or a letter; the fog envelops a ship.
Envenime (v. t.) To envenom.
Envenom (v. t.) To taint or impregnate with venom, or any substance noxious to life; to poison; to render dangerous or deadly by poison, as food, drink, a weapon; as, envenomed meat, wine, or arrow; also, to poison (a person) by impregnating with venom.
Envenom (v. t.) To taint or impregnate with bitterness, malice, or hatred; to imbue as with venom; to imbitter.
Envermeil (v. t.) To color with, or as with, vermilion; to dye red.
Envigor (v. t.) To invigorate.
Environ (v. t.) To surround; to encompass; to encircle; to hem in; to be round about; to involve or envelop.
Envisage (v. t.) To look in the face of; to apprehend; to regard.
Envolume (v. t.) To form into, or incorporate with, a volume.
Envolup (v. t.) To wrap up; to envelop.
Envy (v. t.) To feel envy at or towards; to be envious of; to have a feeling of uneasiness or mortification in regard to (any one), arising from the sight of another's excellence or good fortune and a longing to possess it.
Envy (v. t.) To feel envy on account of; to have a feeling of grief or repining, with a longing to possess (some excellence or good fortune of another, or an equal good fortune, etc.); to look with grudging upon; to begrudge.
Envy (v. t.) To long after; to desire strongly; to covet.
Envy (v. t.) To do harm to; to injure; to disparage.
Envy (v. t.) To hate.
Envy (v. t.) To emulate.
Enwall (v. t.) See Inwall.
Enwallow (v. t.) To plunge into, or roll in, flith; to wallow.
Enwheel (v. t.) To encircle.
Enwiden (v. t.) To widen.
Enwind (v. t.) To wind about; to encircle.
Enwoman (v. t.) To endow with the qualities of a woman.
Enwomb (v. t.) To conceive in the womb.
Enwomb (v. t.) To bury, as it were in a womb; to hide, as in a gulf, pit, or cavern.
Enwrap (v. t.) To envelop. See Inwrap.
Enwreathe (v. t.) See Inwreathe.
Epidermis (v. t.) The outer, nonsensitive layer of the skin; cuticle; scarfskin. See Dermis.
Epidermis (v. t.) The outermost layer of the cells, which covers both surfaces of leaves, and also the surface of stems, when they are first formed. As stems grow old this layer is lost, and never replaced.
Epigrammatize (v. t.) To represent by epigrams; to express by epigrams.
Episcopize (v. t.) To make a bishop of by consecration.
Epistle (v. t.) To write; to communicate in a letter or by writing.
Epitaph (v. t.) To commemorate by an epitaph.
Epithet (v. t.) To describe by an epithet.
Epitomize (v. t.) To make an epitome of; to shorten or abridge, as a writing or discourse; to reduce within a smaller space; as, to epitomize the works of Justin.
Epitomize (v. t.) To diminish, as by cutting off something; to curtail; as, to epitomize words.
Equal (v. t.) To be or become equal to; to have the same quantity, the same value, the same degree or rank, or the like, with; to be commen/urate with.
Equal (v. t.) To make equal return to; to recompense fully.
Equal (v. t.) To make equal or equal to; to equalize; hence, to compare or regard as equals; to put on equality.
Equalize (v. t.) To make equal; to cause to correspond, or be like, in amount or degree as compared; as, to equalize accounts, burdens, or taxes.
Equalize (v. t.) To pronounce equal; to compare as equal.
Equalize (v. t.) To be equal to; equal; to match.
Equate (v. t.) To make equal; to reduce to an average; to make such an allowance or correction in as will reduce to a common standard of comparison; to reduce to mean time or motion; as, to equate payments; to equate
Equibalance (v. t.) To make of equal weight; to balance equally; to counterbalance; to equiponderate.
Equilibrate (v. t.) To balance two scales, sides, or ends; to keep even with equal weight on each side; to keep in equipoise.
Equip (v. t.) To furnish for service, or against a need or exigency; to fit out; to supply with whatever is necessary to efficient action in any way; to provide with arms or an armament, stores, munitions, rigging, etc.; -- said esp. of ships and of troops.
Equip (v. t.) To dress up; to array; accouter.
Equiparate (v. t.) To compare.
Equipensate (v. t.) To weigh equally; to esteem alike.
Equiponderate (v. t.) To make equal in weight; to counterbalance.
Equivalence (v. t.) To be equivalent or equal to; to counterbalance.
Equivalent (v. t.) To make the equivalent to; to equal; equivalence.
Equivalue (v. t.) To put an equal value upon; to put (something) on a par with another thing.
Equivocate (v. t.) To render equivocal or ambiguous.
Eradicate (v. t.) To pluck up by the roots; to root up; as, an oak tree eradicated.
Eradicate (v. t.) To root out; to destroy utterly; to extirpate; as, to eradicate diseases, or errors.
Erase (v. t.) To rub or scrape out, as letters or characters written, engraved, or painted; to efface; to expunge; to cross out; as, to erase a word or a name.
Erase (v. t.) Fig.: To obliterate; to expunge; to blot out; -- used of ideas in the mind or memory.
Ere (v. t.) To plow. [Obs.] See Ear, v. t.
Erect (v. t.) To raise and place in an upright or perpendicular position; to set upright; to raise; as, to erect a pole, a flagstaff, a monument, etc.
Erect (v. t.) To raise, as a building; to build; to construct; as, to erect a house or a fort; to set up; to put together the component parts of, as of a machine.
Erect (v. t.) To lift up; to elevate; to exalt; to magnify.
Erect (v. t.) To animate; to encourage; to cheer.
Erect (v. t.) To set up as an assertion or consequence from premises, or the like.
Erect (v. t.) To set up or establish; to found; to form; to institute.
Ergat (v. t.) To deduce logically, as conclusions.
Ermine (v. t.) To clothe with, or as with, ermine.
Erode (v. t.) To eat into or away; to corrode; as, canker erodes the flesh.
Erogate (v. t.) To lay out, as money; to deal out; to expend.
Eruct (v. t.) Alt. of Eructate
Eructate (v. t.) To eject, as wind, from the stomach; to belch.
Erudiate (v. t.) To instruct; to educate; to teach.
Erupt (v. t.) To cause to burst forth; to eject; as, to erupt lava.
Escalade (v. t.) A furious attack made by troops on a fortified place, in which ladders are used to pass a ditch or mount a rampart.
Escalade (v. t.) To mount and pass or enter by means of ladders; to scale; as, to escalate a wall.
Escarp (v. t.) To make into, or furnish with, a steep slope, like that of a scrap.
Escheat (v. t.) To forfeit.
Escot (v. t.) To pay the reckoning for; to support; to maintain.
Esloin (v. t.) To remove; to banish; to withdraw; to avoid; to eloign.
Espalier (v. t.) To form an espalier of, or to protect by an espalier.
Espouse (v. t.) To betroth; to promise in marriage; to give as spouse.
Espouse (v. t.) To take as spouse; to take to wife; to marry.
Espouse (v. t.) To take to one's self with a view to maintain; to make one's own; to take up the cause of; to adopt; to embrace.
Espy (v. t.) To catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; to discover, as a distant object partly concealed, or not obvious to notice; to see at a glance; to discern unexpectedly; to spy; as, to espy land; to espy a man in a crowd.
Espy (v. t.) To inspect narrowly; to examine and keep watch upon; to watch; to observe.
Esquire (v. t.) To wait on as an esquire or attendant in public; to attend.
Essence (v. t.) To perfume; to scent.
Essentiate (v. t.) To form or constitute the essence or being of.
Estate (v. t.) To establish.
Estate (v. t.) Tom settle as a fortune.
Estate (v. t.) To endow with an estate.
Esteem (v. t.) To set a value on; to appreciate the worth of; to estimate; to value; to reckon.
Esteem (v. t.) To set a high value on; to prize; to regard with reverence, respect, or friendship.
Esteem (v. t.) Estimation; opinion of merit or value; hence, valuation; reckoning; price.
Esteem (v. t.) High estimation or value; great regard; favorable opinion, founded on supposed worth.
Estimate (v. t.) To judge and form an opinion of the value of, from imperfect data, -- either the extrinsic (money), or intrinsic (moral), value; to fix the worth of roughly or in a general way; as, to estimate the value of goods or land; to estimate the worth or talents of a person.
Estimate (v. t.) To from an opinion of, as to amount,, number, etc., from imperfect data, comparison, or experience; to make an estimate of; to calculate roughly; to rate; as, to estimate the cost of a trip, the number of feet in a piece of land.
Estimation (v. t.) The act of estimating.
Estimation (v. t.) An opinion or judgment of the worth, extent, or quantity of anything, formed without using precise data; valuation; as, estimations of distance, magnitude, amount, or moral qualities.
Estimation (v. t.) Favorable opinion; esteem; regard; honor.
Estimation (v. t.) Supposition; conjecture.
Estop (v. t.) To impede or bar by estoppel.
Estrange (v. t.) To withdraw; to withhold; hence, reflexively, to keep at a distance; to cease to be familiar and friendly with.
Estrange (v. t.) To divert from its original use or purpose, or from its former possessor; to alienate.
Estrange (v. t.) To alienate the affections or confidence of; to turn from attachment to enmity or indifference.
Estrangle (v. t.) To strangle.
Estreat (v. t.) To extract or take out from the records of a court, and send up to the court of exchequer to be enforced; -- said of a forfeited recognizance.
Estreat (v. t.) To bring in to the exchequer, as a fine.
Estrepe (v. t.) To strip or lay bare, as land of wood, houses, etc.; to commit waste.
Etch (v. t.) To produce, as figures or designs, on mental, glass, or the like, by means of
Etch (v. t.) To subject to etching; to draw upon and bite with acid, as a plate of metal.
Etch (v. t.) To sketch; to de
Etching (v. t.) A design carried out by means of the above process; a pattern on metal, glass, etc., produced by etching.
Etching (v. t.) An impression on paper, parchment, or other material, taken in ink from an etched plate.
Eternalize (v. t.) To make eternal.
Eternify (v. t.) To make eternal.
Eternize (v. t.) To make eternal or endless.
Eternize (v. t.) To make forever famous; to immortalize; as, to eternize one's self, a name, exploits.
Etherealize (v. t.) To convert into ether, or into subtile fluid; to saturate with ether.
Etherealize (v. t.) To render ethereal or spiritlike.
Etherize (v. t.) To convert into ether.
Etherize (v. t.) To render insensible by means of ether, as by inhalation; as, to etherize a patient.
Etiolate (v. t.) To blanch; to bleach; to whiten by depriving of the sun's rays.
Etiolate (v. t.) To cause to grow pale by disease or absence of light.
Ettle (v. t.) To earn. [Obs.] See Addle, to earn.
Etymologize (v. t.) To give the etymology of; to trace to the root or primitive, as a word.
Etymologize (v. t.) To search into the origin of words; to deduce words from their simple roots.
Euchre (v. t.) To defeat, in a game of euchre, the side that named the trump.
Euchre (v. t.) To defeat or foil thoroughly in any scheme.
Euhemerize (v. t.) To interpret (mythology) on the theory of euhemerism.
Eulogize (v. t.) To speak or write in commendation of (another); to extol in speech or writing; to praise.
Eunuch (v. t.) Alt. of Eunuchate
Eunuchate (v. t.) To make a eunuch of; to castrate. as a man.
Euphonize (v. t.) To make euphonic.
Euphuize (v. t.) To affect excessive refinement in language; to be overnice in expression.
Euripize (v. t.) To whirl hither and thither.
Europeanize (v. t.) To cause to become like the Europeans in manners or character; to habituate or accustom to European usages.
Evacate (v. t.) To empty.
Evacuate (v. t.) To make empty; to empty out; to remove the contents of; as, to evacuate a vessel or dish.
Evacuate (v. t.) Fig.: To make empty; to deprive.
Evacuate (v. t.) To remove; to eject; to void; to discharge, as the contents of a vessel, or of the bowels.
Evacuate (v. t.) To withdraw from; to quit; to retire from; as, soldiers from a country, city, or fortress.
Evacuate (v. t.) To make void; to nullify; to vacate; as, to evacuate a contract or marriage.
Evade (v. t.) To get away from by artifice; to avoid by dexterity, subterfuge, address, or ingenuity; to elude; to escape from cleverly; as, to evade a blow, a pursuer, a punishment; to evade the force of an argument.
Evade (v. t.) To escape; to slip away; -- sometimes with from.
Evade (v. t.) To attempt to escape; to practice artifice or sophistry, for the purpose of eluding.
Evaluate (v. t.) To fix the value of; to rate; to appraise.
Evangelize (v. t.) To instruct in the gospel; to preach the gospel to; to convert to Christianity; as, to evangelize the world.
Evaporate (v. t.) To pass off in vapor, as a fluid; to escape and be dissipated, either in visible vapor, or in practice too minute to be visible.
Evaporate (v. t.) To escape or pass off without effect; to be dissipated; to be wasted, as, the spirit of writer often evaporates in the process of translation.
Evaporate (v. t.) To convert from a liquid or solid state into vapor (usually) by the agency of heat; to dissipate in vapor or fumes.
Evaporate (v. t.) To expel moisture from (usually by means of artificial heat), leaving the solid portion; to subject to evaporation; as, to evaporate apples.
Evaporate (v. t.) To give vent to; to dissipate.
Even (v. t.) To make even or level; to level; to lay smooth.
Even (v. t.) To equal
Even (v. t.) To place in an equal state, as to obligation, or in a state in which nothing is due on either side; to balance, as accounts; to make quits.
Even (v. t.) To set right; to complete.
Even (v. t.) To act up to; to keep pace with.
Event (v. t.) To break forth.
Eventerate (v. t.) To rip open; todisembowel.
Eventilate (v. t.) To winnow out; to fan.
Eventilate (v. t.) To discuss; to ventilate.
Everse (v. t.) To overthrow or subvert.
Evert (v. t.) To overthrow; to subvert.
Evert (v. t.) To turn outwards, or inside out, as an intestine.
Evestigate (v. t.) To investigate.
Evict (v. t.) To dispossess by a judicial process; to dispossess by paramount right or claim of such right; to eject; to oust.
Evict (v. t.) To evince; to prove.
Evidence (v. t.) To render evident or clear; to prove; to evince; as, to evidence a fact, or the guilt of an offender.
Evince (v. t.) To conquer; to subdue.
Evince (v. t.) To show in a clear manner; to prove beyond any reasonable doubt; to manifest; to make evident; to bring to light; to evidence.
Evirate (v. t.) To emasculate; to dispossess of manhood.
Eviscerate (v. t.) To take out the entrails of; to disembowel; to gut.
Evitate (v. t.) To shun; to avoid.
Evite (v. t.) To shun.
Evocate (v. t.) To call out or forth; to summon; to evoke.
Evoke (v. t.) To call out; to summon forth.
Evoke (v. t.) To call away; to remove from one tribunal to another.
Evolve (v. t.) To unfold or unroll; to open and expand; to disentangle and exhibit clearly and satisfactorily; to develop; to derive; to educe.
Evolve (v. t.) To throw out; to emit; as, to evolve odors.
Evomit (v. t.) To vomit.
Evulgate (v. t.) To publish abroad.
Exacerbate (v. t.) To render more violent or bitter; to irriate; to exasperate; to imbitter, as passions or disease.
Exacinate (v. t.) To remove the kernel form.
Exacuate (v. t.) To whet or sharpen.
Exaggerate (v. t.) To heap up; to accumulate.
Exaggerate (v. t.) To amplify; to magnify; to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth ; to de
Exagitate (v. t.) To stir up; to agitate.
Exagitate (v. t.) To satirize; to censure severely.
Exalt (v. t.) To raise high; to elevate; to lift up.
Exalt (v. t.) To elevate in rank, dignity, power, wealth, character, or the like; to dignify; to promote; as, to exalt a prince to the throne, a citizen to the presidency.
Exalt (v. t.) To elevate by prise or estimation; to magnify; to extol; to glorify.
Exalt (v. t.) To lift up with joy, pride, or success; to inspire with delight or satisfaction; to elate.
Exalt (v. t.) To elevate the tone of, as of the voice or a musical instrument.
Exalt (v. t.) To render pure or refined; to intensify or concentrate; as, to exalt the juices of bodies.
Examine (v. t.) To test by any appropriate method; to inspect carefully with a view to discover the real character or state of; to subject to inquiry or inspection of particulars for the purpose of obtaining a fuller insight into the subject of examination, as a material substance, a fact, a reason, a cause, the truth of a statement; to inquire or search into; to explore; as, to examine a mineral; to examine a ship to know whether she is seaworthy; to examine a proposition, theory, or quest>
Examine (v. t.) To interrogate as in a judicial proceeding; to try or test by question; as, to examine a witness in order to elicit testimony, a student to test his qualifications, a bankrupt touching the state of his property, etc.
Example (v. t.) To set an example for; to give a precedent for; to exemplify; to give an instance of; to instance.
Exanimate (v. t.) To deprive of animation or of life.
Exantlate (v. t.) To exhaust or wear out.
Exarate (v. t.) To plow up; also, to engrave; to write.
Exasperate (v. t.) To irritate in a high degree; to provoke; to enrage; to exscite or to inflame the anger of; as, to exasperate a person or his feelings.
Exasperate (v. t.) To make grievous, or more grievous or malignant; to aggravate; to imbitter; as, to exasperate enmity.
Exauctorate (v. t.) See Exauthorate.
Exaugurate (v. t.) To annul the consecration of; to secularize; to unhellow.
Exauthorate (v. t.) To deprive of authority or office; to depose; to discharge.
Exauthorize (v. t.) To deprive of uthority.
Exauthorize (v. t.) To deprive of authority.
Excalceate (v. t.) To deprive of shoes.
Excamb (v. t.) Alt. of Excambie
Excambie (v. t.) To exchange; -- used with reference to transfers of land.
Excarnate (v. t.) To deprive or clear of flesh.
Excarnificate (v. t.) To clear of flesh; to excarnate.
Excavate (v. t.) To hollow out; to form cavity or hole in; to make hollow by cutting, scooping, or digging; as, to excavate a ball; to excavate the earth.
Excavate (v. t.) To form by hollowing; to shape, as a cavity, or anything that is hollow; as, to excavate a canoe, a cellar, a channel.
Excavate (v. t.) To dig out and remove, as earth.
Excave (v. t.) To excavate.
Excecate (v. t.) To blind.
Excedent (v. t.) Excess.
Exceed (v. t.) To go beyond; to proceed beyond the given or supposed limit or measure of; to outgo; to surpass; -- used both in a good and a bad sense; as, one man exceeds another in bulk, stature, weight, power, skill, etc.; one offender exceeds another in villainy; his rank exceeds yours.
Excel (v. t.) To go beyond or surpass in good qualities or laudable deeds; to outdo or outgo, in a good sense.
Excel (v. t.) To exceed or go beyond; to surpass.
Excelsior (v. t.) More lofty; still higher; ever upward.
Except (v. t.) To take or leave out (anything) from a number or a whole as not belonging to it; to exclude; to omit.
Except (v. t.) To object to; to protest against.
Excern (v. t.) To excrete; to throw off through the pores; as, fluids are excerned in perspiration.
Excerpt (v. t.) To select; to extract; to cite; to quote.
Exchequer (v. t.) To institute a process against (any one) in the Court of Exchequer.
Excide (v. t.) To cut off.
Excipient (v. t.) Taking an exception.
Excise (v. t.) To lay or impose an excise upon.
Excise (v. t.) To impose upon; to overcharge.
Excise (v. t.) To cut out or off; to separate and remove; as, to excise a tumor.
Excitate (v. t.) To excite.
Excite (v. t.) To call to activity in any way; to rouse to feeling; to kindle to passionate emotion; to stir up to combined or general activity; as, to excite a person, the spirits, the passions; to excite a mutiny or insurrection; to excite heat by friction.
Excite (v. t.) To call forth or increase the vital activity of an organism, or any of its parts.
Exclude (v. t.) To shut out; to hinder from entrance or admission; to debar from participation or enjoyment; to deprive of; to except; -- the opposite to admit; as, to exclude a crowd from a room or house; to exclude the light; to exclude one nation from the ports of another; to exclude a taxpayer from the privilege of voting.
Exclude (v. t.) To thrust out or eject; to expel; as, to exclude young animals from the womb or from eggs.
Excoct (v. t.) To boil out; to produce by boiling.
Excogitate (v. t.) To think out; to find out or discover by thinking; to devise; to contrive.
Excommune (v. t.) To exclude from participation in; to excommunicate.
Excommunicate (v. t.) To put out of communion; especially, to cut off, or shut out, from communion with the church, by an ecclesiastical sentence.
Excommunicate (v. t.) To lay under the ban of the church; to interdict.
Eccoriate (v. t.) To strip or wear off the skin of; to abrade; to gall; to break and remove the cuticle of, in any manner, as by rubbing, beating, or by the action of acrid substances.
Excorticate (v. t.) To strip of bark or skin; to decorticate.
Excreate (v. t.) To spit out; to discharge from the throat by hawking and spitting.
Excrete (v. t.) To separate and throw off; to excrete urine.
Excruciate (v. t.) To inflict agonizing pain upon; to torture; to torment greatly; to rack; as, to excruciate the heart or the body.
Exculpate (v. t.) To clear from alleged fault or guilt; to prove to be guiltless; to relieve of blame; to acquit.
Excurse (v. t.) To journey or pass thought.
Excuse (v. t.) To free from accusation, or the imputation of fault or blame; to clear from guilt; to release from a charge; to justify by extenuating a fault; to exculpate; to absolve; to acquit.
Excuse (v. t.) To pardon, as a fault; to forgive entirely, or to admit to be little censurable, and to overlook; as, we excuse irregular conduct, when extraordinary circumstances appear to justify it.
Excuse (v. t.) To regard with indulgence; to view leniently or to overlook; to pardon.
Excuse (v. t.) To free from an impending obligation or duty; hence, to disengage; to dispense with; to release by favor; also, to remit by favor; not to exact; as, to excuse a forfeiture.
Excuse (v. t.) To relieve of an imputation by apology or defense; to make apology for as not seriously evil; to ask pardon or indulgence for.
Excuse (v. t.) The act of excusing, apologizing, exculpating, pardoning, releasing, and the like; acquittal; release; absolution; justification; extenuation.
Excuse (v. t.) That which is offered as a reason for being excused; a plea offered in extenuation of a fault or irregular deportment; apology; as, an excuse for neglect of duty; excuses for delay of payment.
Excuse (v. t.) That which excuses; that which extenuates or justifies a fault.
Excuss (v. t.) To shake off; to discard.
Excuss (v. t.) To inspect; to investigate; to decipher.
Excuss (v. t.) To seize and detain by law, as goods.
Execrate (v. t.) To denounce evil against, or to imprecate evil upon; to curse; to protest against as unholy or detestable; hence, to detest utterly; to abhor; to abominate.
Exect (v. t.) To cut off or out. [Obs.] See Exsect.
Execute (v. t.) To follow out or through to the end; to carry out into complete effect; to complete; to finish; to effect; to perform.
Execute (v. t.) To complete, as a legal instrument; to perform what is required to give validity to, as by signing and perhaps sealing and delivering; as, to execute a deed, lease, mortgage, will, etc.
Execute (v. t.) To give effect to; to do what is provided or required by; to perform the requirements or stimulations of; as, to execute a decree, judgment, writ, or process.
Execute (v. t.) To infect capital punishment on; to put to death in conformity to a legal sentence; as, to execute a traitor.
Execute (v. t.) Too put to death illegally; to kill.
Execute (v. t.) To perform, as a piece of music, either on an instrument or with the voice; as, to execute a difficult part brilliantly.
Exemplify (v. t.) To show or illustrate by example.
Exemplify (v. t.) To copy; to transcribe; to make an attested copy or transcript of, under seal, as of a record.
Exemplify (v. t.) To prove or show by an attested copy.
Exenterate (v. t.) To take out the bowels or entrails of; to disembowel; to eviscerate; as, exenterated fishes.
Exercise (v. t.) To set in action; to cause to act, move, or make exertion; to give employment to; to put in action habitually or constantly; to school or train; to exert repeatedly; to busy.
Exercise (v. t.) To exert for the sake of training or improvement; to practice in order to develop; hence, also, to improve by practice; to discip
Exercise (v. t.) To occupy the attention and effort of; to task; to tax, especially in a painful or vexatious manner; harass; to vex; to worry or make anxious; to affect; to discip
Exercise (v. t.) To put in practice; to carry out in action; to perform the duties of; to use; to employ; to practice; as, to exercise authority; to exercise an office.
Exert (v. t.) To thrust forth; to emit; to push out.
Exert (v. t.) To put force, ability, or anything of the nature of an active faculty; to put in vigorous action; to bring into active operation; as, to exert the strength of the body, limbs, faculties, or imagination; to exert the mind or the voice.
Exert (v. t.) To put forth, as the result or exercise of effort; to bring to bear; to do or perform.
Exfoliate (v. t.) To remove scales, laminae, or splinters from the surface of.
Exhale (v. t.) To breathe out. Hence: To emit, as vapor; to send out, as an odor; to evaporate; as, the earth exhales vapor; marshes exhale noxious effluvia.
Exhale (v. t.) To draw out; to cause to be emitted in vapor; as, the sum exhales the moisture of the earth.
Exhaust (v. t.) To draw or let out wholly; to drain off completely; as, to exhaust the water of a well; the moisture of the earth is exhausted by evaporation.
Exhaust (v. t.) To empty by drawing or letting out the contents; as, to exhaust a well, or a treasury.
Exhaust (v. t.) To drain, metaphorically; to use or expend wholly, or till the supply comes to an end; to deprive wholly of strength; to use up; to weary or tire out; to wear out; as, to exhaust one's strength, patience, or resources.
Exhaust (v. t.) To bring out or develop completely; to discuss thoroughly; as, to exhaust a subject.
Exhaust (v. t.) To subject to the action of various solvents in order to remove all soluble substances or extractives; as, to exhaust a drug successively with water, alcohol, and ether.
Exheredate (v. t.) To disinherit.
Exhibit (v. t.) To hold forth or present to view; to produce publicly, for inspection; to show, especially in order to attract notice to what is interesting; to display; as, to exhibit commodities in a warehouse, a picture in a gallery.
Exhibit (v. t.) To submit, as a document, to a court or officer, in course of proceedings; also, to present or offer officially or in legal form; to bring, as a charge.
Exhibit (v. t.) To administer as a remedy; as, to exhibit calomel.
Exhilarate (v. t.) To make merry or jolly; to enliven; to animate; to gladden greatly; to cheer; as, good news exhilarates the mind; wine exhilarates a man.
Exhort (v. t.) To incite by words or advice; to animate or urge by arguments, as to a good deed or laudable conduct; to address exhortation to; to urge strongly; hence, to advise, warn, or caution.
Exhume (v. t.) To dig out of the ground; to take out of a place of burial; to disinter.
Exiccate (v. t.) See Exsiccate.
Exile (v. t.) To banish or expel from one's own country or home; to drive away.
Exinanite (v. t.) To make empty; to render of no effect; to humble.
Exoculate (v. t.) To deprive of eyes.
Exolve (v. t.) To loose; to pay.
Exonerate (v. t.) To unload; to disburden; to discharge.
Exonerate (v. t.) To relieve, in a moral sense, as of a charge, obligation, or load of blame resting on one; to clear of something that lies upon oppresses one, as an accusation or imputation; as, to exonerate one's self from blame, or from the charge of avarice.
Exonerate (v. t.) To discharge from duty or obligation, as a ball.
Exorate (v. t.) To persuade, or to gain, by entreaty.
Exorcise (v. t.) To cast out, as a devil, evil spirits, etc., by conjuration or summoning by a holy name, or by certain ceremonies; to expel (a demon) or to conjure (a demon) to depart out of a person possessed by one.
Exorcise (v. t.) To deliver or purify from the influence of an evil spirit or demon.
Exosculate (v. t.) To kiss; especially, to kiss repeatedly or fondly.
Exosstate (v. t.) To deprive of bones; to take out the bones of; to bone.
Expand (v. t.) To lay open by extending; to open wide; to spread out; to diffuse; as, a flower expands its leaves.
Expand (v. t.) To cause the particles or parts of to spread themselves or stand apart, thus increasing bulk without addition of substance; to make to occupy more space; to dilate; to distend; to extend every way; to enlarge; -- opposed to contract; as, to expand the chest; heat expands all bodies; to expand the sphere of benevolence.
Expand (v. t.) To state in enlarged form; to develop; as, to expand an equation. See Expansion, 5.
Expanse (v. t.) To expand.
Expatiate (v. t.) To expand; to spread; to extend; to diffuse; to broaden.
Expatriate (v. t.) To banish; to drive or force (a person) from his own country; to make an exile of.
Expatriate (v. t.) Reflexively, as To expatriate one's self: To withdraw from one's native country; to renounce the rights and liabilities of citizenship where one is born, and become a citizen of another country.
Expect (v. t.) To wait for; to await.
Expect (v. t.) To look for (mentally); to look forward to, as to something that is believed to be about to happen or come; to have a previous apprehension of, whether of good or evil; to look for with some confidence; to anticipate; -- often followed by an infinitive, sometimes by a clause (with, or without, that); as, I expect to receive wages; I expect that the troops will be defeated.
Expect (v. t.) To wait; to stay.
Expectorate (v. t.) To eject from the trachea or lungs; to discharge, as phlegm or other matter, by coughing, hawking, and spitting; to spit forth.
Expede (v. t.) To expedite; to hasten.
Expediate (v. t.) To hasten; to expedite.
Expeditate (v. t.) To deprive of the claws or the balls of the fore feet; as, to expeditate a dog that he may not chase deer.
Expedite (v. t.) To relieve of impediments; to facilitate; to accelerate the process or progress of; to hasten; to quicken; as, to expedite the growth of plants.
Expedite (v. t.) To despatch; to send forth; to issue officially.
Expel (v. t.) To drive or force out from that within which anything is contained, inclosed, or situated; to eject; as to expel air from a bellows.
Expel (v. t.) To drive away from one's country; to banish.
Expel (v. t.) To cut off from further connection with an institution of learning, a society, and the like; as, to expel a student or member.
Expel (v. t.) To keep out, off, or away; to exclude.
Expel (v. t.) To discharge; to shoot.
Expend (v. t.) To lay out, apply, or employ in any way; to consume by use; to use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations; to spend; as, they expend money for food or in charity; to expend time labor, and thought; to expend hay in feeding cattle, oil in a lamp, water in mechanical operations.
Exrerience (v. t.) To make practical acquaintance with; to try personally; to prove by use or trial; to have trial of; to have the lot or fortune of; to have befall one; to be affected by; to feel; as, to experience pain or pleasure; to experience poverty; to experience a change of views.
Exrerience (v. t.) To exercise; to train by practice.
Experiment (v. t.) To make experiment; to operate by test or trial; -- often with on, upon, or in, referring to the subject of an experiment; with, referring to the instrument; and by, referring to the means; as, to experiment upon electricity; he experimented in plowing with ponies, or by steam power.
Experiment (v. t.) To try; to know, perceive, or prove, by trial experience.
Expert (v. t.) To experience.
Expiate (v. t.) To extinguish the guilt of by sufferance of penalty or some equivalent; to make complete satisfaction for; to atone for; to make amends for; to make expiation for; as, to expiate a crime, a guilt, or sin.
Expiate (v. t.) To purify with sacred rites.
Expire (v. t.) To breathe out; to emit from the lungs; to throw out from the mouth or nostrils in the process of respiration; -- opposed to inspire.
Expire (v. t.) To give forth insensibly or gently, as a fluid or vapor; to emit in minute particles; to exhale; as, the earth expires a damp vapor; plants expire odors.
Expire (v. t.) To emit; to give out.
Expire (v. t.) To bring to a close; to terminate.
Expiscate (v. t.) To fish out; to find out by skill or laborious investigation; to search out.
Explat (v. t.) Alt. of Explate
Explate (v. t.) To explain; to unfold.
Explicate (v. t.) To unfold; to expand; to lay open.
Explicate (v. t.) To unfold the meaning or sense of; to explain; to clear of difficulties or obscurity; to interpret.
Explode (v. t.) To drive from the stage by noisy expressions of disapprobation; to hoot off; to drive away or reject noisily; as, to explode a play.
Explode (v. t.) To bring into disrepute, and reject; to drive from notice and acceptance; as, to explode a scheme, fashion, or doctrine.
Explode (v. t.) To cause to explode or burst noisily; to detonate; as, to explode powder by touching it with fire.
Explode (v. t.) To drive out with violence and noise, as by powder.
Explorate (v. t.) To explore.
Explore (v. t.) To seek for or after; to strive to attain by search; to look wisely and carefully for.
Explore (v. t.) To search through or into; to penetrate or range over for discovery; to examine thoroughly; as, to explore new countries or seas; to explore the depths of science.
Expolish (v. t.) To polish thoroughly.
Expone (v. t.) To expound; to explain; also, to expose; to imperil.
Export (v. t.) To carry away; to remove.
Export (v. t.) To carry or send abroad, or out of a country, especially to foreign countries, as merchandise or commodities in the way of commerce; -- the opposite of import; as, to export grain, cotton, cattle, goods, etc.
Expose (v. t.) To set forth; to set out to public view; to exhibit; to show; to display; as, to expose goods for sale; to expose pictures to public inspection.
Expose (v. t.) To lay bare; to lay open to attack, danger, or anything objectionable; to render accessible to anything which may affect, especially detrimentally; to make liable; as, to expose one's self to the heat of the sun, or to cold, insult, danger, or ridicule; to expose an army to destruction or defeat.
Expose (v. t.) To deprive of concealment; to discover; to lay open to public inspection, or bring to public notice, as a thing that shuns publicity, something criminal, shameful, or the like; as, to expose the faults of a neighbor.
Expose (v. t.) To disclose the faults or reprehensible practices of; to lay open to general condemnation or contempt by making public the character or arts of; as, to expose a cheat, liar, or hypocrite.
Expose (v. t.) A formal recital or exposition of facts; exposure, or revelation, of something which some one wished to keep concealed.
Expostulate (v. t.) To discuss; to examine.
Expound (v. t.) To lay open; to expose to view; to examine.
Expound (v. t.) To lay open the meaning of; to explain; to clear of obscurity; to interpret; as, to expound a text of Scripture, a law, a word, a meaning, or a riddle.
Exprobrate (v. t.) To charge upon with reproach; to upbraid.
Expropriate (v. t.) To put out of one's possession; to surrender the ownership of; also, to deprive of possession or proprietary rights.
Expugn (v. t.) To take by assault; to storm; to overcome; to vanquish; as, to expugn cities; to expugn a person by arguments.
Expulse (v. t.) To drive out; to expel.
Expunge (v. t.) To blot out, as with pen; to rub out; to efface designedly; to obliterate; to strike out wholly; as, to expunge words,
Expunge (v. t.) To strike out; to wipe out or destroy; to annihilate; as, to expugne an offense.
Expurgate (v. t.) To purify; to clear from anything noxious, offensive, or erroneous; to cleanse; to purge; as, to expurgate a book.
Expurge (v. t.) To purge away.
Exquire (v. t.) To search into or out.
Exscind (v. t.) To cut off; to separate or expel from union; to extirpate.
Exscribe (v. t.) To copy; to transcribe.
Exsect (v. t.) A cutting out or away.
Exsect (v. t.) The removal by operation of a portion of a limb; particularly, the removal of a portion of a bone in the vicinity of a joint; the act or process of cutting out.
Exsiccate (v. t.) To exhaust or evaporate moisture from; to dry up.
Exsufflate (v. t.) To exorcise or renounce by blowing.
Exsuscitate (v. t.) To rouse; to excite.
Extemporize (v. t.) To do, make, or utter extempore or off-hand; to prepare in great haste, under urgent necessity, or with scanty or unsuitable materials; as, to extemporize a dinner, a costume, etc.
Extend (v. t.) To stretch out; to prolong in space; to carry forward or continue in length; as, to extend a
Extend (v. t.) To enlarge, as a surface or volume; to expand; to spread; to amplify; as, to extend metal plates by hammering or rolling them.
Extend (v. t.) To enlarge; to widen; to carry out further; as, to extend the capacities, the sphere of usefulness, or commerce; to extend power or influence; to continue, as time; to lengthen; to prolong; as, to extend the time of payment or a season of trail.
Extend (v. t.) To hold out or reach forth, as the arm or hand.
Extend (v. t.) To bestow; to offer; to impart; to apply; as, to extend sympathy to the suffering.
Extend (v. t.) To increase in quantity by weakening or adulterating additions; as, to extend liquors.
Extend (v. t.) To value, as lands taken by a writ of extent in satisfaction of a debt; to assign by writ of extent.
Extense (v. t.) Outreaching; expansive; extended, superficially or otherwise.
Extension (v. t.) The act of extending or the state of being extended; a stretching out; enlargement in breadth or continuation of length; increase; augmentation; expansion.
Extension (v. t.) That property of a body by which it occupies a portion of space.
Extension (v. t.) Capacity of a concept or general term to include a greater or smaller number of objects; -- correlative of intension.
Extension (v. t.) The operation of stretching a broken bone so as to bring the fragments into the same straight
Extension (v. t.) The straightening of a limb, in distinction from flexion.
Extension (v. t.) A written engagement on the part of a creditor, allowing a debtor further time to pay a debt.
Extenuate (v. t.) To make thin or slender; to draw out so as to lessen the thickness.
Extenuate (v. t.) To lessen; to palliate; to lessen or weaken the force of; to diminish the conception of, as crime, guilt, faults, ills, accusations, etc.; -- opposed to aggravate.
Extenuate (v. t.) To lower or degrade; to detract from.
Exterminate (v. t.) To drive out or away; to expel.
Exterminate (v. t.) To destroy utterly; to cut off; to extirpate; to annihilate; to root out; as, to exterminate a colony, a tribe, or a nation; to exterminate error or vice.
Exterminate (v. t.) To eliminate, as unknown quantities.
Extermine (v. t.) To exterminate; to destroy.
Externalize (v. t.) To make external; to manifest by outward form.
Extimulate (v. t.) To stimulate.
Extinct (v. t.) To cause to be extinct.
Extinguish (v. t.) To quench; to put out, as a light or fire; to stifle; to cause to die out; to put an end to; to destroy; as, to extinguish a flame, or life, or love, or hope, a pretense or a right.
Extinguish (v. t.) To obscure; to eclipse, as by superior splendor.
Extirp (v. t.) To extirpate.
Extirpate (v. t.) To pluck up by the stem or root; to root out; to eradicate, literally or figuratively; to destroy wholly; as, to extirpate weeds; to extirpate a tumor; to extirpate a sect; to extirpate error or heresy.
Extol (v. t.) To place on high; to lift up; to elevate.
Extol (v. t.) To elevate by praise; to eulogize; to praise; to magnify; as, to extol virtue; to extol an act or a person.
Extort (v. t.) To wrest from an unwilling person by physical force, menace, duress, torture, or any undue or illegal exercise of power or ingenuity; to wrench away (from); to tear away; to wring (from); to exact; as, to extort contributions from the vanquished; to extort confessions of guilt; to extort a promise; to extort payment of a debt.
Extort (v. t.) To get by the offense of extortion. See Extortion, 2.
Extract (v. t.) To draw out or forth; to pull out; to remove forcibly from a fixed position, as by traction or suction, etc.; as, to extract a tooth from its socket, a stump from the earth, a splinter from the finger.
Extract (v. t.) To withdraw by expression, distillation, or other mechanical or chemical process; as, to extract an essence. Cf. Abstract, v. t., 6.
Extract (v. t.) To take by selection; to choose out; to cite or quote, as a passage from a book.
Extradite (v. t.) To deliver up by one government to another, as a fugitive from justice. See Extradition.
Extravasate (v. t.) To force or let out of the proper vessels or arteries, as blood.
Extricate (v. t.) To free, as from difficulties or perplexities; to disentangle; to disembarrass; as, to extricate a person from debt, peril, etc.
Extricate (v. t.) To cause to be emitted or evolved; as, to extricate heat or moisture.
Extruct (v. t.) To construct.
Extrude (v. t.) To thrust out; to force, press, or push out; to expel; to drive off or away.
Exude (v. t.) To discharge through pores or incisions, as moisture or other liquid matter; to give out.
Exungulate (v. t.) To pare off, as nails, the hoof, etc.
Exuperate (v. t.) To excel; to surmount.
Exuscitate (v. t.) See Exsuscitate
Eye (v. t.) To fix the eye on; to look on; to view; to observe; particularly, to observe or watch narrowly, or with fixed attention; to hold in view.
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