Transitive Verbs Starting with H
Habilitate (v. t.) To fit out; to equip; to qualify; to entitle.
Habitant (v. t.) An inhabitant; a dweller.
Habitant (v. t.) An inhabitant or resident; -- a name applied to and denoting farmers of French descent or origin in Canada, especially in the Province of Quebec; -- usually in plural.
Habitat (v. t.) The natural abode, locality or region of an animal or plant.
Habitat (v. t.) Place where anything is commonly found.
Habituate (v. t.) To make accustomed; to accustom; to familiarize.
Habituate (v. t.) To settle as an inhabitant.
Hack (v. t.) To cut irregulary, without skill or definite purpose; to notch; to mangle by repeated strokes of a cutting instrument; as, to hack a post.
Hack (v. t.) Fig.: To mangle in speaking.
Hack (v. t.) To use as a hack; to let out for hire.
Hack (v. t.) To use frequently and indiscriminately, so as to render trite and commonplace.
Hackle (v. t.) To separate, as the coarse part of flax or hemp from the fine, by drawing it through the teeth of a hackle or hatchel.
Hackle (v. t.) To tear asunder; to break in pieces.
Hackney (v. t.) To devote to common or frequent use, as a horse or carriage; to wear out in common service; to make trite or commonplace; as, a hackneyed metaphor or quotation.
Hackney (v. t.) To carry in a hackney coach.
Haft (v. t.) To set in, or furnish with, a haft; as, to haft a dagger.
Hag (v. t.) To harass; to weary with vexation.
Haggle (v. t.) To cut roughly or hack; to cut into small pieces; to notch or cut in an unskillful manner; to make rough or mangle by cutting; as, a boy haggles a stick of wood.
Hail (v. t.) To pour forcibly down, as hail.
Hail (v. t.) To call loudly to, or after; to accost; to salute; to address.
Hail (v. t.) To name; to designate; to call.
Hail (v. t.) An exclamation of respectful or reverent salutation, or, occasionally, of familiar greeting.
Hailse (v. t.) To greet; to salute.
Han (v. t.) To inclose for mowing; to set aside for grass.
Hake (v. t.) To loiter; to sneak.
Hale (v. t.) To pull; to drag; to haul.
Half (v. t.) To halve. [Obs.] See Halve.
Halfcock (v. t.) To set the cock of (a firearm) at the first notch.
Halloo (v. t.) To encourage with shouts.
Halloo (v. t.) To chase with shouts or outcries.
Halloo (v. t.) To call or shout to; to hail.
Hallow (v. t.) To make holy; to set apart for holy or religious use; to consecrate; to treat or keep as sacred; to reverence.
Halse (v. t.) To embrace about the neck; to salute; to greet.
Halse (v. t.) To adjure; to beseech; to entreat.
Halse (v. t.) To haul; to hoist.
Halt (v. t.) To cause to cease marching; to stop; as, the general halted his troops for refreshment.
Halter (v. t.) To tie by the neck with a rope, strap, or halter; to put a halter on; to subject to a hangman's halter.
Halve (v. t.) To divide into two equal parts; as, to halve an apple; to be or form half of.
Halve (v. t.) To join, as two pieces of timber, by cutting away each for half its thickness at the joining place, and fitting together.
Hal'yard (v. t.) A rope or tackle for hoisting or lowering yards, sails, flags, etc.
Hamble (v. t.) To hamstring.
Hamel (v. t.) Same as Hamele.
Hammer (v. t.) To beat with a hammer; to beat with heavy blows; as, to hammer iron.
Hammer (v. t.) To form or forge with a hammer; to shape by beating.
Hammer (v. t.) To form in the mind; to shape by hard intellectual labor; -- usually with out.
Hammer-harden (v. t.) To harden, as a metal, by hammering it in the cold state.
Hamper (v. t.) To put in a hamper.
Hamper (v. t.) To put a hamper or fetter on; to shackle; to insnare; to inveigle; hence, to impede in motion or progress; to embarrass; to encumber.
Hamshackle (v. t.) To fasten (an animal) by a rope binding the head to one of the fore legs; as, to hamshackle a horse or cow; hence, to bind or restrain; to curb.
Hamstring (v. t.) To lame or disable by cutting the tendons of the ham or knee; to hough; hence, to cripple; to incapacitate; to disable.
Hance (v. t.) To raise; to elevate.
Hand (v. t.) To give, pass, or transmit with the hand; as, he handed them the letter.
Hand (v. t.) To lead, guide, or assist with the hand; to conduct; as, to hand a lady into a carriage.
Hand (v. t.) To manage; as, I hand my oar.
Hand (v. t.) To seize; to lay hands on.
Hand (v. t.) To pledge by the hand; to handfast.
Hand (v. t.) To furl; -- said of a sail.
Handcuff (v. t.) To apply handcuffs to; to manacle.
Handfast (v. t.) To pledge; to bind; to betroth by joining hands, in order to cohabitation, before the celebration of marriage.
Handicap (v. t.) To encumber with a handicap in any contest; hence, in general, to place at disadvantage; as, the candidate was heavily handicapped.
Handle (v. t.) To touch; to feel with the hand; to use or hold with the hand.
Handle (v. t.) To manage in using, as a spade or a musket; to wield; often, to manage skillfully.
Handle (v. t.) To accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with the hands.
Handle (v. t.) To receive and transfer; to have pass through one's hands; hence, to buy and sell; as, a merchant handles a variety of goods, or a large stock.
Handle (v. t.) To deal with; to make a business of.
Handle (v. t.) To treat; to use, well or ill.
Handle (v. t.) To manage; to control; to practice skill upon.
Handle (v. t.) To use or manage in writing or speaking; to treat, as a theme, an argument, or an objection.
Handling (v. t.) The mode of using the pencil or brush, etc.; style of touch.
Hadsome (v. t.) To render handsome.
Hank (v. t.) To fasten with a rope, as a gate.
Hank (v. t.) To form into hanks.
Hap (v. t.) To clothe; to wrap.
Harangue (v. t.) To address by an harangue.
Harass (v. t.) To fatigue; to tire with repeated and exhausting efforts; esp., to weary by importunity, teasing, or fretting; to cause to endure excessive burdens or anxieties; -- sometimes followed by out.
Harbinger (v. t.) To usher in; to be a harbinger of.
Hard (v. t.) To harden; to make hard.
Harden (v. t.) To make hard or harder; to make firm or compact; to indurate; as, to harden clay or iron.
Harden (v. t.) To accustom by labor or suffering to endure with constancy; to strengthen; to stiffen; to inure; also, to confirm in wickedness or shame; to make unimpressionable.
Hare (v. t.) To excite; to tease, or worry; to harry.
Harlequin (v. t.) Toremove or conjure away, as by a harlequin's trick.
Harmonize (v. t.) To adjust in fit proportions; to cause to agree; to show the agreement of; to reconcile the apparent contradiction of.
Harmonize (v. t.) To accompany with harmony; to provide with parts, as an air, or melody.
Harness (v. t.) To dress in armor; to equip with armor for war, as a horseman; to array.
Harness (v. t.) Fig.: To equip or furnish for defense.
Harness (v. t.) To make ready for draught; to equip with harness, as a horse. Also used figuratively.
Harp (v. t.) To play on, as a harp; to play (a tune) on the harp; to develop or give expression to by skill and art; to sound forth as from a harp; to hit upon.
Harpoon (v. t.) To strike, catch, or kill with a harpoon.
Harrage (v. t.) To harass; to plunder from.
Harrow (v. t.) To pillage; to harry; to oppress.
Harry (v. t.) To strip; to lay waste; as, the Northmen came several times and harried the land.
Harry (v. t.) To agitate; to worry; to harrow; to harass.
Harten (v. t.) To hearten; to encourage; to incite.
Harum-scarum (v. t.) Wild; giddy; flighty; rash; thoughtless.
Harvest (v. t.) To reap or gather, as any crop.
Hary (v. t.) To draw; to drag; to carry off by violence.
Hase (v. t.) See Haze, v. t.
Hasp (v. t.) To shut or fasten with a hasp.
Hasten (v. t.) To press; to drive or urge forward; to push on; to precipitate; to accelerate the movement of; to expedite; to hurry.
Hatch (v. t.) To cross with
Hatch (v. t.) To cross; to spot; to stain; to steep.
Hatch (v. t.) To produce, as young, from an egg or eggs by incubation, or by artificial heat; to produce young from (eggs); as, the young when hatched.
Hatch (v. t.) To contrive or plot; to form by meditation, and bring into being; to originate and produce; to concoct; as, to hatch mischief; to hatch heresy.
Hatch (v. t.) To close with a hatch or hatches.
Hatter (v. t.) To tire or worry; -- out.
Hauberk (v. t.) A coat of mail; especially, the long coat of mail of the European Middle Ages, as contrasted with the habergeon, which is shorter and sometimes sleeveless. By old writers it is often used synonymously with habergeon. See Habergeon.
Haul (v. t.) To pull or draw with force; to drag.
Haul (v. t.) To transport by drawing, as with horses or oxen; as, to haul logs to a sawmill.
Haul (v. t.) To pull apart, as oxen sometimes do when yoked.
Haunce (v. t.) To enhance.
Haunt (v. t.) To frequent; to resort to frequently; to visit pertinaciously or intrusively; to intrude upon.
Haunt (v. t.) To inhabit or frequent as a specter; to visit as a ghost or apparition.
Haunt (v. t.) To practice; to devote one's self to.
Haunt (v. t.) To accustom; to habituate.
Have (v. t.) To hold in possession or control; to own; as, he has a farm.
Have (v. t.) To possess, as something which appertains to, is connected with, or affects, one.
Have (v. t.) To accept possession of; to take or accept.
Have (v. t.) To get possession of; to obtain; to get.
Have (v. t.) To cause or procure to be; to effect; to exact; to desire; to require.
Have (v. t.) To bear, as young; as, she has just had a child.
Have (v. t.) To hold, regard, or esteem.
Have (v. t.) To cause or force to go; to take.
Have (v. t.) To take or hold (one's self); to proceed promptly; -- used reflexively, often with ellipsis of the pronoun; as, to have after one; to have at one or at a thing, i. e., to aim at one or at a thing; to attack; to have with a companion.
Have (v. t.) To be under necessity or obligation; to be compelled; followed by an infinitive.
Have (v. t.) To understand.
Have (v. t.) To put in an awkward position; to have the advantage of; as, that is where he had him.
Haven (v. t.) To shelter, as in a haven.
Havoc (v. t.) To devastate; to destroy; to lay waste.
Haw (v. t.) To cause to turn, as a team, to the near side, or toward the driver; as, to haw a team of oxen.
Hawk (v. t.) To raise by hawking, as phlegm.
Hawk (v. t.) To offer for sale by outcry in the street; to carry (merchandise) about from place to place for sale; to peddle; as, to hawk goods or pamphlets.
Haze (v. t.) To harass by exacting unnecessary, disagreeable, or difficult work.
Haze (v. t.) To harass or annoy by playing abusive or shameful tricks upon; to humiliate by practical jokes; -- used esp. of college students; as, the sophomores hazed a freshman.
Hazle (v. t.) To make dry; to dry.
Head (v. t.) To be at the head of; to put one's self at the head of; to lead; to direct; to act as leader to; as, to head an army, an expedition, or a riot.
Head (v. t.) To form a head to; to fit or furnish with a head; as, to head a nail.
Head (v. t.) To behead; to decapitate.
Head (v. t.) To cut off the top of; to lop off; as, to head trees.
Head (v. t.) To go in front of; to get in the front of, so as to hinder or stop; to oppose; hence, to check or restrain; as, to head a drove of cattle; to head a person; the wind heads a ship.
Head (v. t.) To set on the head; as, to head a cask.
Heal (v. t.) To cover, as a roof, with tiles, slate, lead, or the like.
Heal (v. t.) To make hale, sound, or whole; to cure of a disease, wound, or other derangement; to restore to soundness or health.
Heal (v. t.) To remove or subdue; to cause to pass away; to cure; -- said of a disease or a wound.
Heal (v. t.) To restore to original purity or integrity.
Heal (v. t.) To reconcile, as a breach or difference; to make whole; to free from guilt; as, to heal dissensions.
Heal (v. t.) Health.
Heap (v. t.) To collect in great quantity; to amass; to lay up; to accumulate; -- usually with up; as, to heap up treasures.
Heap (v. t.) To throw or lay in a heap; to make a heap of; to pile; as, to heap stones; -- often with up; as, to heap up earth; or with on; as, to heap on wood or coal.
Heap (v. t.) To form or round into a heap, as in measuring; to fill (a measure) more than even full.
Hear (v. t.) To perceive by the ear; to apprehend or take cognizance of by the ear; as, to hear sounds; to hear a voice; to hear one call.
Hear (v. t.) To give audience or attention to; to listen to; to heed; to accept the doctrines or advice of; to obey; to examine; to try in a judicial court; as, to hear a recitation; to hear a class; the case will be heard to-morrow.
Hear (v. t.) To attend, or be present at, as hearer or worshiper; as, to hear a concert; to hear Mass.
Hear (v. t.) To give attention to as a teacher or judge.
Hear (v. t.) To accede to the demand or wishes of; to listen to and answer favorably; to favor.
Hearken (v. t.) To hear by listening.
Hearken (v. t.) To give heed to; to hear attentively.
Hearse (v. t.) To inclose in a hearse; to entomb.
Heart (v. t.) To give heart to; to hearten; to encourage; to inspirit.
Hearten (v. t.) To encourage; to animate; to incite or stimulate the courage of; to embolden.
Hearten (v. t.) To restore fertility or strength to, as to land.
Heartstrike (v. t.) To affect at heart; to shock.
Heat (v. t.) To make hot; to communicate heat to, or cause to grow warm; as, to heat an oven or furnace, an iron, or the like.
Heat (v. t.) To excite or make hot by action or emotion; to make feverish.
Heat (v. t.) To excite ardor in; to rouse to action; to excite to excess; to inflame, as the passions.
Heathenize (v. t.) To render heathen or heathenish.
Heave (v. t.) To cause to move upward or onward by a lifting effort; to lift; to raise; to hoist; -- often with up; as, the wave heaved the boat on land.
Heave (v. t.) To throw; to cast; -- obsolete, provincial, or colloquial, except in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the lead; to heave the log.
Heave (v. t.) To force from, or into, any position; to cause to move; also, to throw off; -- mostly used in certain nautical phrases; as, to heave the ship ahead.
Heave (v. t.) To raise or force from the breast; to utter with effort; as, to heave a sigh.
Heave (v. t.) To cause to swell or rise, as the breast or bosom.
Heaven (v. t.) To place in happiness or bliss, as if in heaven; to beatify.
Heavenize (v. t.) To render like heaven or fit for heaven.
Heavy (v. t.) To make heavy.
Hebetate (v. t.) To render obtuse; to dull; to blunt; to stupefy; as, to hebetate the intellectual faculties.
Hebraize (v. t.) To convert into the Hebrew idiom; to make Hebrew or Hebraistic.
Hector (v. t.) To treat with insolence; to threaten; to bully; hence, to torment by words; to tease; to taunt; to worry or irritate by bullying.
Heddle (v. t.) To draw (the warp thread) through the heddle-eyes, in weaving.
Hedge (v. t.) To inclose or separate with a hedge; to fence with a thickly set
Hedge (v. t.) To obstruct, as a road, with a barrier; to hinder from progress or success; -- sometimes with up and out.
Hedge (v. t.) To surround for defense; to guard; to protect; to hem (in).
Hedge (v. t.) To surround so as to prevent escape.
Heed (v. t.) To mind; to regard with care; to take notice of; to attend to; to observe.
Heel (v. t.) To perform by the use of the heels, as in dancing, running, and the like.
Heel (v. t.) To add a heel to; as, to heel a shoe.
Heel (v. t.) To arm with a gaff, as a cock for fighting.
Heeltap (v. t.) To add a piece of leather to the heel of (a shoe, boot, etc.)
Heft (v. t.) To heave up; to raise aloft.
Heft (v. t.) To prove or try the weight of by raising.
Heighten (v. t.) To make high; to raise higher; to elevate.
Heighten (v. t.) To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to aggravate; to intensify; to render more conspicuous; -- used of things, good or bad; as, to heighten beauty; to heighten a flavor or a tint.
Heir (v. t.) To inherit; to succeed to.
Hele (v. t.) To hide; to cover; to roof.
Hell (v. t.) The place of the dead, or of souls after death; the grave; -- called in Hebrew sheol, and by the Greeks hades.
Hell (v. t.) The place or state of punishment for the wicked after death; the abode of evil spirits. Hence, any mental torment; anguish.
Hell (v. t.) A place where outcast persons or things are gathered
Hell (v. t.) A dungeon or prison; also, in certain running games, a place to which those who are caught are carried for detention.
Hell (v. t.) A gambling house.
Hell (v. t.) A place into which a tailor throws his shreds, or a printer his broken type.
Hell (v. t.) To overwhelm.
Hellenize (v. t.) To give a Greek form or character to; to Grecize; as, to Hellenize a word.
Hellier (v. t.) One who heles or covers; hence, a tiler, slater, or thatcher.
Helm (v. t.) To steer; to guide; to direct.
Helm (v. t.) To cover or furnish with a helm or helmet.
Help (v. t.) To furnish with strength or means for the successful performance of any action or the attainment of any object; to aid; to assist; as, to help a man in his work; to help one to remember; -- the following infinitive is commonly used without to; as, "Help me scale yon balcony."
Help (v. t.) To furnish with the means of deliverance from trouble; as, to help one in distress; to help one out of prison.
Help (v. t.) To furnish with relief, as in pain or disease; to be of avail against; -- sometimes with of before a word designating the pain or disease, and sometimes having such a word for the direct object.
Help (v. t.) To change for the better; to remedy.
Help (v. t.) To prevent; to hinder; as, the evil approaches, and who can help it?
Help (v. t.) To forbear; to avoid.
Help (v. t.) To wait upon, as the guests at table, by carving and passing food.
Help (v. t.) Strength or means furnished toward promoting an object, or deliverance from difficulty or distress; aid; ^; also, the person or thing furnishing the aid; as, he gave me a help of fifty dollars.
Help (v. t.) Remedy; relief; as, there is no help for it.
Help (v. t.) A helper; one hired to help another; also, thew hole force of hired helpers in any business.
Help (v. t.) Specifically, a domestic servant, man or woman.
Helve (v. t.) To furnish with a helve, as an ax.
Hem (v. t.) To form a hem or border to; to fold and sew down the edge of.
Hem (v. t.) To border; to edge
Hemisect (v. t.) To divide along the mesial plane.
Hemstitch (v. t.) To ornament at the head of a broad hem by drawing out a few parallel threads, and fastening the cross threads in successive small clusters; as, to hemstitch a handkerchief.
Hence (v. t.) To send away.
Henpeck (v. t.) To subject to petty authority; -- said of a wife who thus treats her husband. Commonly used in the past participle (often adjectively).
Hent (v. t.) To seize; to lay hold on; to catch; to get.
Hepatize (v. t.) To impregnate with sulphureted hydrogen gas, formerly called hepatic gas.
Hepatize (v. t.) To gorge with effused matter, as the lungs.
Herald (v. t.) To introduce, or give tidings of, as by a herald; to proclaim; to announce; to foretell; to usher in.
Herbarize (v. t.) See Herborize.
Herborize (v. t.) To form the figures of plants in; -- said in reference to minerals. See Arborized.
Herd (v. t.) To form or put into a herd.
Hereticate (v. t.) To decide to be heresy or a heretic; to denounce as a heretic or heretical.
Herie (v. t.) To praise; to worship.
Herse (v. t.) Same as Hearse, v. t.
Hery (v. t.) To worship; to glorify; to praise.
Hesitate (v. t.) To utter with hesitation or to intimate by a reluctant manner.
Hetchel (v. t.) Same as Hatchel.
Hew (v. t.) To cut with an ax; to fell with a sharp instrument; -- often with down, or off.
Hew (v. t.) To form or shape with a sharp instrument; to cut; hence, to form laboriously; -- often with out; as, to hew out a sepulcher.
Hew (v. t.) To cut in pieces; to chop; to hack.
Hide (v. t.) To conceal, or withdraw from sight; to put out of view; to secrete.
Hide (v. t.) To withhold from knowledge; to keep secret; to refrain from avowing or confessing.
Hide (v. t.) To remove from danger; to shelter.
Hide (v. t.) To flog; to whip.
Hile (v. t.) To hide. See Hele.
Hill (v. t.) A single cluster or group of plants growing close together, and having the earth heaped up about them; as, a hill of corn or potatoes.
Hill (v. t.) To surround with earth; to heap or draw earth around or upon; as, to hill corn.
Hindrance (v. t.) The act of hindering, or the state of being hindered.
Hindrance (v. t.) That which hinders; an impediment.
Hinge (v. t.) To attach by, or furnish with, hinges.
Hinge (v. t.) To bend.
Hint (v. t.) To bring to mind by a slight mention or remote allusion; to suggest in an indirect manner; as, to hint a suspicion.
Hip (v. t.) To dislocate or sprain the hip of, to fracture or injure the hip bone of (a quadruped) in such a manner as to produce a permanent depression of that side.
Hip (v. t.) To throw (one's adversary) over one's hip in wrestling (technically called cross buttock).
Hip (v. t.) To make with a hip or hips, as a roof.
Hispanicize (v. t.) To give a Spanish form or character to; as, to Hispanicize Latin words.
Hiss (v. t.) To condemn or express contempt for by hissing.
Hiss (v. t.) To utter with a hissing sound.
Historicize (v. t.) To record or narrate in the manner of a history; to chronicle.
Histority (v. t.) To record in or as history.
Historize (v. t.) To relate as history; to chronicle; to historicize.
History (v. t.) To narrate or record.
Histrionize (v. t.) To act; to represent on the stage, or theatrically.
Hit (v. t.) To reach with a stroke or blow; to strike or touch, usually with force; especially, to reach or touch (an object aimed at).
Hit (v. t.) To reach or attain exactly; to meet according to the occasion; to perform successfully; to attain to; to accord with; to be conformable to; to suit.
Hit (v. t.) To guess; to light upon or discover.
Hit (v. t.) To take up, or replace by a piece belonging to the opposing player; -- said of a single unprotected piece on a point.
Hitch (v. t.) To become entangled or caught; to be linked or yoked; to unite; to cling.
Hitch (v. t.) To move interruptedly or with halts, jerks, or steps; -- said of something obstructed or impeded.
Hitch (v. t.) To hit the legs together in going, as horses; to interfere.
Hitch (v. t.) To hook; to catch or fasten as by a hook or a knot; to make fast, unite, or yoke; as, to hitch a horse, or a halter.
Hitch (v. t.) To move with hitches; as, he hitched his chair nearer.
Hive (v. t.) To collect into a hive; to place in, or cause to enter, a hive; as, to hive a swarm of bees.
Hive (v. t.) To store up in a hive, as honey; hence, to gather and accumulate for future need; to lay up in store.
Hoar (v. t.) To become moldy or musty.
Hoard (v. t.) To collect and lay up; to amass and deposit in secret; to store secretly, or for the sake of keeping and accumulating; as, to hoard grain.
Hoarsen (v. t.) To make hoarse.
Hoax (v. t.) To deceive by a story or a trick, for sport or mischief; to impose upon sportively.
Hobble (v. t.) To fetter by tying the legs; to hopple; to clog.
Hobble (v. t.) To perplex; to embarrass.
Hobnail (v. t.) To tread down roughly, as with hobnailed shoes.
Hock (v. t.) To disable by cutting the tendons of the hock; to hamstring; to hough.
Hockle (v. t.) To hamstring; to hock; to hough.
Hockle (v. t.) To mow, as stubble.
Hocus (v. t.) To deceive or cheat.
Hocus (v. t.) To adulterate; to drug; as, liquor is said to be hocused for the purpose of stupefying the drinker.
Hocus (v. t.) To stupefy with drugged liquor.
Hocuspocus (v. t.) To cheat.
Hoe (v. t.) To cut, dig, scrape, turn, arrange, or clean, with a hoe; as, to hoe the earth in a garden; also, to clear from weeds, or to loosen or arrange the earth about, with a hoe; as, to hoe corn.
Hog (v. t.) To cut short like bristles; as, to hog the mane of a horse.
Hog (v. t.) To scrub with a hog, or scrubbing broom.
Hoise (v. t.) To hoist.
Hoist (v. t.) To raise; to lift; to elevate; esp., to raise or lift to a desired elevation, by means of tackle, as a sail, a flag, a heavy package or weight.
Hold (v. t.) To cause to remain in a given situation, position, or relation, within certain limits, or the like; to prevent from falling or escaping; to sustain; to restrain; to keep in the grasp; to retain.
Hold (v. t.) To retain in one's keeping; to maintain possession of, or authority over; not to give up or relinquish; to keep; to defend.
Hold (v. t.) To have; to possess; to be in possession of; to occupy; to derive title to; as, to hold office.
Hold (v. t.) To impose restraint upon; to limit in motion or action; to bind legally or morally; to confine; to restrain.
Hold (v. t.) To maintain in being or action; to carry on; to prosecute, as a course of conduct or an argument; to continue; to sustain.
Hold (v. t.) To prosecute, have, take, or join in, as something which is the result of united action; as to, hold a meeting, a festival, a session, etc.; hence, to direct and bring about officially; to conduct or preside at; as, the general held a council of war; a judge holds a court; a clergyman holds a service.
Hold (v. t.) To receive and retain; to contain as a vessel; as, this pail holds milk; hence, to be able to receive and retain; to have capacity or containing power for.
Hold (v. t.) To accept, as an opinion; to be the adherent of, openly or privately; to persist in, as a purpose; to maintain; to sustain.
Hold (v. t.) To consider; to regard; to esteem; to account; to think; to judge.
Hold (v. t.) To bear, carry, or manage; as he holds himself erect; he holds his head high.
Hollow (v. t.) To make hollow, as by digging, cutting, or engraving; to excavate.
Hollow (v. t.) To urge or call by shouting.
Holystone (v. t.) To scrub with a holystone, as the deck of a vessel.
Homage (v. t.) To pay reverence to by external action.
Homage (v. t.) To cause to pay homage.
Homicide (v. t.) The killing of one human being by another.
Homicide (v. t.) One who kills another; a manslayer.
Homologate (v. t.) To approve; to allow; to confirm; as, the court homologates a proceeding.
Homologize (v. t.) To determine the homologies or structural relations of.
Hone (v. t.) To sharpen on, or with, a hone; to rub on a hone in order to sharpen; as, to hone a razor.
Honey (v. t.) To make agreeable; to cover or sweeten with, or as with, honey.
Hood (v. t.) To cover with a hood; to furnish with a hood or hood-shaped appendage.
Hood (v. t.) To cover; to hide; to blind.
Hoodwink (v. t.) To blind by covering the eyes.
Hoodwink (v. t.) To cover; to hide.
Hoodwink (v. t.) To deceive by false appearance; to impose upon.
Hook (v. t.) To catch or fasten with a hook or hooks; to seize, capture, or hold, as with a hook, esp. with a disguised or baited hook; hence, to secure by allurement or artifice; to entrap; to catch; as, to hook a dress; to hook a trout.
Hook (v. t.) To seize or pierce with the points of the horns, as cattle in attacking enemies; to gore.
Hook (v. t.) To steal.
Hoop (v. t.) To bind or fasten with hoops; as, to hoop a barrel or puncheon.
Hoop (v. t.) To clasp; to encircle; to surround.
Hoop (v. t.) To drive or follow with a shout.
Hoop (v. t.) To call by a shout or peculiar cry.
Hoot (v. t.) To assail with contemptuous cries or shouts; to follow with derisive shouts.
Hop (v. t.) To impregnate with hops.
Hope (v. t.) To desire with expectation or with belief in the possibility or prospect of obtaining; to look forward to as a thing desirable, with the expectation of obtaining it; to cherish hopes of.
Hope (v. t.) To expect; to fear.
Hopple (v. t.) To impede by a hopple; to tie the feet of (a horse or a cow) loosely together; to hamper; to hobble; as, to hopple an unruly or straying horse.
Hopple (v. t.) Fig.: To entangle; to hamper.
Horn (v. t.) To furnish with horns; to give the shape of a horn to.
Horn (v. t.) To cause to wear horns; to cuckold.
Hornify (v. t.) To horn; to cuckold.
Horrify (v. t.) To cause to feel horror; to strike or impress with horror; as, the sight horrified the beholders.
Horse (v. t.) To provide with a horse, or with horses; to mount on, or as on, a horse.
Horse (v. t.) To sit astride of; to bestride.
Horse (v. t.) To cover, as a mare; -- said of the male.
Horse (v. t.) To take or carry on the back; as, the keeper, horsing a deer.
Horse (v. t.) To place on the back of another, or on a wooden horse, etc., to be flogged; to subject to such punishment.
Horsewhip (v. t.) To flog or chastise with a horsewhip.
Hospitalize (v. t.) To render (a building) unfit for habitation, by long continued use as a hospital.
Hospitate (v. t.) To receive with hospitality; to lodge as a guest.
Host (v. t.) To give entertainment to.
Hostilize (v. t.) To make hostile; to cause to become an enemy.
Hotpress (v. t.) To apply to, in conjunction with mechanical pressure, for the purpose of giving a smooth and glosay surface, or to express oil, etc.; as, to hotpress paper,
Hough (v. t.) Same as Hock, to hamstring.
Hough (v. t.) To cut with a hoe.
Hound (v. t.) To set on the chase; to incite to pursuit; as, to hounda dog at a hare; to hound on pursuers.
Hound (v. t.) To hunt or chase with hounds, or as with hounds.
House (v. t.) To take or put into a house; to shelter under a roof; to cover from the inclemencies of the weather; to protect by covering; as, to house one's family in a comfortable home; to house farming utensils; to house cattle.
House (v. t.) To drive to a shelter.
House (v. t.) To admit to residence; to harbor.
House (v. t.) To deposit and cover, as in the grave.
House (v. t.) To stow in a safe place; to take down and make safe; as, to house the upper spars.
Housel (v. t.) To administer the eucharist to.
Housewife (v. t.) Alt. of Housewive
Housewive (v. t.) To manage with skill and economy, as a housewife or other female manager; to economize.
Hovel (v. t.) To put in a hovel; to shelter.
Howel (v. t.) To smooth; to plane; as, to howel a cask.
Howl (v. t.) To utter with outcry.
Hox (v. t.) To hock; to hamstring. See Hock.
Huddle (v. t.) To crowd (things) together to mingle confusedly; to assemble without order or system.
Huddle (v. t.) To do, make, or put, in haste or roughly; hence, to do imperfectly; -- usually with a following preposition or adverb; as, to huddle on; to huddle up; to huddle together.
Huff (v. t.) To swell; to enlarge; to puff up; as, huffed up with air.
Huff (v. t.) To treat with insolence and arrogance; to chide or rebuke with insolence; to hector; to bully.
Huff (v. t.) To remove from the board (the piece which could have captured an opposing piece). See Huff, v. i., 3.
Hug (v. t.) To press closely within the arms; to clasp to the bosom; to embrace.
Hug (v. t.) To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish.
Hug (v. t.) To keep close to; as, to hug the land; to hug the wind.
Huggle (v. t.) To hug.
Huisher (v. t.) To usher.
Hulk (v. t.) To take out the entrails of; to disembowel; as, to hulk a hare.
Hull (v. t.) The outer covering of anything, particularly of a nut or of grain; the outer skin of a kernel; the husk.
Hull (v. t.) The frame or body of a vessel, exclusive of her masts, yards, sails, and rigging.
Hull (v. t.) To strip off or separate the hull or hulls of; to free from integument; as, to hull corn.
Hull (v. t.) To pierce the hull of, as a ship, with a cannon ball.
Hum (v. t.) To sing with shut mouth; to murmur without articulation; to mumble; as, to hum a tune.
Hum (v. t.) To express satisfaction with by humming.
Hum (v. t.) To flatter by approving; to cajole; to impose on; to humbug.
Humanify (v. t.) To make human; to invest with a human personality; to incarnate.
Humanize (v. t.) To render human or humane; to soften; to make gentle by overcoming cruel dispositions and rude habits; to refine or civilize.
Humanize (v. t.) To give a human character or expression to.
Humanize (v. t.) To convert into something human or belonging to man; as, to humanize vaccine lymph.
Humble (v. t.) To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humilate.
Humble (v. t.) To make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride or arrogance of; to reduce the self-sufficiently of; to make meek and submissive; -- often used rexlexively.
Humbug (v. t.) To deceive; to impose; to cajole; to hoax.
Humect (v. t.) Alt. of Humectate
Humectate (v. t.) To moisten; to wet.
Humiliate (v. t.) To reduce to a lower position in one's own eyes, or in the eyes of others; to humble; to mortify.
Hummel (v. t.) To separate from the awns; -- said of barley.
Humor (v. t.) To comply with the humor of; to adjust matters so as suit the peculiarities, caprices, or exigencies of; to adapt one's self to; to indulge by skillful adaptation; as, to humor the mind.
Humor (v. t.) To help on by indulgence or compliant treatment; to soothe; to gratify; to please.
Humorize (v. t.) To humor.
Hunch (v. t.) To push or jostle with the elbow; to push or thrust suddenly.
Hunch (v. t.) To thrust out a hump or protuberance; to crook, as the back.
Hunger (v. t.) To make hungry; to famish.
Hunger-starve (v. t.) To starve with hunger; to famish.
Hunt (v. t.) To search for or follow after, as game or wild animals; to chase; to pursue for the purpose of catching or killing; to follow with dogs or guns for sport or exercise; as, to hunt a deer.
Hunt (v. t.) To search diligently after; to seek; to pursue; to follow; -- often with out or up; as, to hunt up the facts; to hunt out evidence.
Hunt (v. t.) To drive; to chase; -- with down, from, away, etc.; as, to hunt down a criminal; he was hunted from the parish.
Hunt (v. t.) To use or manage in the chase, as hounds.
Hunt (v. t.) To use or traverse in pursuit of game; as, he hunts the woods, or the country.
Hurdle (v. t.) To hedge, cover, make, or inclose with hurdles.
Hurl (v. t.) To send whirling or whizzing through the air; to throw with violence; to drive with great force; as, to hurl a stone or lance.
Hurl (v. t.) To emit or utter with vehemence or impetuosity; as, to hurl charges or invective.
Hurl (v. t.) To twist or turn.
Hurrah (v. t.) To salute, or applaud, with hurrahs.
Hurry (v. t.) To hasten; to impel to greater speed; to urge on.
Hurry (v. t.) To impel to precipitate or thoughtless action; to urge to confused or irregular activity.
Hurry (v. t.) To cause to be done quickly.
Hurt (v. t.) To cause physical pain to; to do bodily harm to; to wound or bruise painfully.
Hurt (v. t.) To impar the value, usefulness, beauty, or pleasure of; to damage; to injure; to harm.
Hurt (v. t.) To wound the feelings of; to cause mental pain to; to offend in honor or self-respect; to annoy; to grieve.
Hurter (v. t.) A butting piece; a strengthening piece, esp.: (Mil.) A piece of wood at the lower end of a platform, designed to prevent the wheels of gun carriages from injuring the parapet.
Hurtle (v. t.) To meet with violence or shock; to clash; to jostle.
Hurtle (v. t.) To move rapidly; to wheel or rush suddenly or with violence; to whirl round rapidly; to skirmish.
Hurtle (v. t.) To make a threatening sound, like the clash of arms; to make a sound as of confused clashing or confusion; to resound.
Hurtle (v. t.) To move with violence or impetuosity; to whirl; to brandish.
Hurtle (v. t.) To push; to jostle; to hurl.
Husband (v. t.) To direct and manage with frugality; to use or employ to good purpose and the best advantage; to spend, apply, or use, with economy.
Husband (v. t.) To cultivate, as land; to till.
Husband (v. t.) To furnish with a husband.
Hush (v. t.) To still; to silence; to calm; to make quiet; to repress the noise or clamor of.
Hush (v. t.) To appease; to allay; to calm; to soothe.
Husk (v. t.) To strip off the external covering or envelope of; as, to husk Indian corn.
Hustle (v. t.) To shake together in confusion; to push, jostle, or crowd rudely; to handle roughly; as, to hustle a person out of a room.
Huswife (v. t.) To manage with frugality; -- said of a woman.
Hutch (v. t.) To hoard or lay up, in a chest.
Hutch (v. t.) To wash (ore) in a box or jig.
Huzza (v. t.) To receive or attend with huzzas.
Hybridize (v. t.) To render hybrid; to produce by mixture of stocks.
Hydrate (v. t.) To form into a hydrate; to combine with water.
Hydrogenate (v. t.) To hydrogenize.
Hydrogenize (v. t.) To combine with hydrogen; to treat with, or subject to the action of, hydrogen; to reduce; -- contrasted with oxidize.
Hymn (v. t.) To praise in song; to worship or extol by singing hymns; to sing.
Hyp (v. t.) To make melancholy.
Hyperbolize (v. t.) To state or represent hyperbolically.
Hypercriticise (v. t.) To criticise with unjust severity; to criticise captiously.
Hyphen (v. t.) To connect with, or separate by, a hyphen, as two words or the parts of a word.
Hypnotize (v. t.) To induce hypnotism in; to place in a state of hypnotism.
Hypostasize (v. t.) To make into a distinct substance; to conceive or treat as an existing being; to hypostatize.
Hypostatize (v. t.) To make into, or regarded as, a separate and distinct substance.
Hypostatize (v. t.) To attribute actual or personal existence to.
Hypothecate (v. t.) To subject, as property, to liability for a debt or engagement without delivery of possession or transfer of title; to pledge without delivery of possession; to mortgage, as ships, or other personal property; to make a contract by bottomry. See Hypothecation, Bottomry.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".