Transitive Verbs Starting with L
Labefy (v. t.) To weaken or impair.
Label (v. t.) To affix a label to; to mark with a name, etc.; as, to label a bottle or a package.
Label (v. t.) To affix in or on a label.
Labialize (v. t.) To modify by contraction of the lip opening.
Labiate (v. t.) To labialize.
Labor (v. t.) To work at; to work; to till; to cultivate by toil.
Labor (v. t.) To form or fabricate with toil, exertion, or care.
Labor (v. t.) To prosecute, or perfect, with effort; to urge stre/uously; as, to labor a point or argument.
Labor (v. t.) To belabor; to beat.
Lace (v. t.) To fasten with a lace; to draw together with a lace passed through eyelet holes; to unite with a lace or laces, or, figuratively. with anything resembling laces.
Lace (v. t.) To adorn with narrow strips or braids of some decorative material; as, cloth laced with silver.
Lace (v. t.) To beat; to lash; to make stripes on.
Lace (v. t.) To add spirits to (a beverage).
Laced (v. t.) Decorated with the fabric lace.
Lacerate (v. t.) To tear; to rend; to separate by tearing; to mangle; as, to lacerate the flesh. Hence: To afflict; to torture; as, to lacerate the heart.
Lack (v. t.) To blame; to find fault with.
Lack (v. t.) To be without or destitute of; to want; to need.
Lackey (v. t.) To attend as a lackey; to wait upon.
Lacquer (v. t.) To cover with lacquer.
Lade (v. t.) To load; to put a burden or freight on or in; -- generally followed by that which receives the load, as the direct object.
Lade (v. t.) To throw in out. with a ladle or dipper; to dip; as, to lade water out of a tub, or into a cistern.
Lade (v. t.) To transfer (the molten glass) from the pot to the forming table.
Lade (v. t.) To draw water.
Lade (v. t.) To admit water by leakage, as a ship, etc.
Ladify (v. t.) To make a lady of; to make ladylike.
Ladle (v. t.) A cuplike spoon, often of large size, with a long handle, used in lading or dipping.
Ladle (v. t.) A vessel to carry liquid metal from the furnace to the mold.
Ladle (v. t.) The float of a mill wheel; -- called also ladle board.
Ladle (v. t.) An instrument for drawing the charge of a cannon.
Ladle (v. t.) A ring, with a handle or handles fitted to it, for carrying shot.
Ladle (v. t.) To take up and convey in a ladle; to dip with, or as with, a ladle; as, to ladle out soup; to ladle oatmeal into a kettle.
Lag (v. t.) To cause to lag; to slacken.
Lag (v. t.) To cover, as the cylinder of a steam engine, with lags. See Lag, n., 4.
Lag (v. t.) To transport for crime.
Lam (v. t.) To beat soundly; to thrash.
Lambaste (v. t.) To beat severely.
Lame (v. t.) To make lame.
Lament (v. t.) To mourn for; to bemoan; to bewail.
Laminate (v. t.) To cause to separate into thin plates or layers; to divide into thin plates.
Laminate (v. t.) To form, as metal, into a thin plate, as by rolling.
Lamm (v. t.) See Lam.
Lampoon (v. t.) To subject to abusive ridicule expressed in writing; to make the subject of a lampoon.
Lance (v. t.) To pierce with a lance, or with any similar weapon.
Lance (v. t.) To open with a lancet; to pierce; as, to lance a vein or an abscess.
Lance (v. t.) To throw in the manner of a lance. See Lanch.
Lanch (v. t.) To throw, as a lance; to let fly; to launch.
Lanciname (v. t.) To tear; to lacerate; to pierce or stab.
Land (v. t.) To set or put on shore from a ship or other water craft; to disembark; to debark.
Land (v. t.) To catch and bring to shore; to capture; as, to land a fish.
Land (v. t.) To set down after conveying; to cause to fall, alight, or reach; to bring to the end of a course; as, he landed the quoit near the stake; to be thrown from a horse and landed in the mud; to land one in difficulties or mistakes.
Landlock (v. t.) To inclose, or nearly inclose, as a harbor or a vessel, with land.
Language (v. t.) To communicate by language; to express in language.
Laniate (v. t.) To tear in pieces.
Lantern (v. t.) To furnish with a lantern; as, to lantern a lighthouse.
Lap (v. t.) To rest or rec
Lap (v. t.) To cut or polish with a lap, as glass, gems, cutlery, etc. See 1st Lap, 10.
Lap (v. t.) To take into the mouth with the tongue; to lick up with a quick motion of the tongue.
Lapidate (v. t.) To stone.
Lapidify (v. t.) To convert into stone or stony material; to petrify.
Lappet (v. t.) To decorate with, or as with, a lappet.
Lapse (v. t.) To let slip; to permit to devolve on another; to allow to pass.
Lapse (v. t.) To surprise in a fault or error; hence, to surprise or catch, as an offender.
Lare (v. t.) To feed; to fatten.
Lariat (v. t.) To secure with a lariat fastened to a stake, as a horse or mule for grazing; also, to lasso or catch with a lariat.
Larrup (v. t.) To beat or flog soundly.
Lash (v. t.) To strike with a lash ; to whip or scourge with a lash, or with something like one.
Lash (v. t.) To strike forcibly and quickly, as with a lash; to beat, or beat upon, with a motion like that of a lash; as, a whale lashes the sea with his tail.
Lash (v. t.) To throw out with a jerk or quickly.
Lash (v. t.) To scold; to berate; to satirize; to censure with severity; as, to lash vice.
Lasso (v. t.) To catch with a lasso.
Last (v. t.) To shape with a last; to fasten or fit to a last; to place smoothly on a last; as, to last a boot.
Lat (v. t.) To let; to allow.
Latch (v. t.) To smear; to anoint.
Lath (v. t.) To cover or
Lather (v. t.) To beat severely with a thong, strap, or the like; to flog.
Latin (v. t.) To write or speak in Latin; to turn or render into Latin.
Latinize (v. t.) To give Latin terminations or forms to, as to foreign words, in writing Latin.
Latinize (v. t.) To bring under the power or influence of the Romans or Latins; to affect with the usages of the Latins, especially in speech.
Latinize (v. t.) To make like the Roman Catholic Church or diffuse its ideas in; as, to Latinize the Church of England.
Laudation (v. t.) The act of lauding; praise; high commendation.
Laugh (v. t.) To affect or influence by means of laughter or ridicule.
Laugh (v. t.) To express by, or utter with, laughter; -- with out.
Lave (v. t.) To wash; to bathe; as, to lave a bruise.
Lave (v. t.) To lade, dip, or pour out.
Lavish (v. t.) To expend or bestow with profusion; to use with prodigality; to squander; as, to lavish money or praise.
Law (v. t.) Same as Lawe, v. t.
Lawe (v. t.) To cut off the claws and balls of, as of a dog's fore feet.
Lax (v. t.) Not tense, firm, or rigid; loose; slack; as, a lax bandage; lax fiber.
Lax (v. t.) Not strict or stringent; not exact; loose; weak; vague; equivocal.
Lax (v. t.) Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.
Lay (v. t.) To cause to lie down, to be prostrate, or to lie against something; to put or set down; to deposit; as, to lay a book on the table; to lay a body in the grave; a shower lays the dust.
Lay (v. t.) To place in position; to establish firmly; to arrange with regularity; to dispose in ranks or tiers; as, to lay a corner stone; to lay bricks in a wall; to lay the covers on a table.
Lay (v. t.) To prepare; to make ready; to contrive; to provide; as, to lay a snare, an ambush, or a plan.
Lay (v. t.) To spread on a surface; as, to lay plaster or paint.
Lay (v. t.) To cause to be still; to calm; to allay; to suppress; to exorcise, as an evil spirit.
Lay (v. t.) To cause to lie dead or dying.
Lay (v. t.) To deposit, as a wager; to stake; to risk.
Lay (v. t.) To bring forth and deposit; as, to lay eggs.
Lay (v. t.) To apply; to put.
Lay (v. t.) To impose, as a burden, suffering, or punishment; to assess, as a tax; as, to lay a tax on land.
Lay (v. t.) To impute; to charge; to allege.
Lay (v. t.) To impose, as a command or a duty; as, to lay commands on one.
Lay (v. t.) To present or offer; as, to lay an indictment in a particular county; to lay a scheme before one.
Lay (v. t.) To state; to allege; as, to lay the venue.
Lay (v. t.) To point; to aim; as, to lay a gun.
Lay (v. t.) To put the strands of (a rope, a cable, etc.) in their proper places and twist or unite them; as, to lay a cable or rope.
Lay (v. t.) To place and arrange (pages) for a form upon the imposing stone.
Lay (v. t.) To place (new type) properly in the cases.
Lay (v. t.) A wager.
Lay (v. t.) A job, price, or profit.
Lay (v. t.) A share of the proceeds or profits of an enterprise; as, when a man ships for a whaling voyage, he agrees for a certain lay.
Lay (v. t.) A measure of yarn; a lea. See 1st Lea (a).
Lay (v. t.) The lathe of a loom. See Lathe, 3.
Lay (v. t.) A plan; a scheme.
Laze (v. t.) To waste in sloth; to spend, as time, in idleness; as, to laze away whole days.
Leach (v. t.) To remove the soluble constituents from by subjecting to the action of percolating water or other liquid; as, to leach ashes or coffee.
Leach (v. t.) To dissolve out; -- often used with out; as, to leach out alkali from ashes.
Lead (v. t.) To cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing leads the grooves of a rifle.
Lead (v. t.) To place leads between the
Lead (v. t.) To guide or conduct with the hand, or by means of some physical contact connection; as, a father leads a child; a jockey leads a horse with a halter; a dog leads a blind man.
Lead (v. t.) To guide or conduct in a certain course, or to a certain place or end, by making the way known; to show the way, esp. by going with or going in advance of. Hence, figuratively: To direct; to counsel; to instruct; as, to lead a traveler; to lead a pupil.
Lead (v. t.) To conduct or direct with authority; to have direction or charge of; as, to lead an army, an exploring party, or a search; to lead a political party.
Lead (v. t.) To go or to be in advance of; to precede; hence, to be foremost or chief among; as, the big sloop led the fleet of yachts; the Guards led the attack; Demosthenes leads the orators of all ages.
Lead (v. t.) To draw or direct by influence, whether good or bad; to prevail on; to induce; to entice; to allure; as, to lead one to espouse a righteous cause.
Lead (v. t.) To guide or conduct one's self in, through, or along (a certain course); hence, to proceed in the way of; to follow the path or course of; to pass; to spend. Also, to cause (one) to proceed or follow in (a certain course).
Lead (v. t.) To begin a game, round, or trick, with; as, to lead trumps; the double five was led.
Lead (v. t.) To tend or reach in a certain direction, or to a certain place; as, the path leads to the mill; gambling leads to other vices.
League (v. t.) To join in a league; to cause to combine for a joint purpose; to combine; to unite; as, common interests will league heterogeneous elements.
Leaguer (v. t.) To besiege; to beleaguer.
Lean (v. t.) To conceal.
Leap (v. t.) To pass over by a leap or jump; as, to leap a wall, or a ditch.
Leap (v. t.) To copulate with (a female beast); to cover.
Leap (v. t.) To cause to leap; as, to leap a horse across a ditch.
Lear (v. t.) To learn. See Lere, to learn.
Learn (v. t.) To gain knowledge or information of; to ascertain by inquiry, study, or investigation; to receive instruction concerning; to fix in the mind; to acquire understanding of, or skill; as, to learn the way; to learn a lesson; to learn dancing; to learn to skate; to learn the violin; to learn the truth about something.
Learn (v. t.) To communicate knowledge to; to teach.
Lease (v. t.) To grant to another by lease the possession of, as of lands, tenements, and hereditaments; to let; to demise; as, a landowner leases a farm to a tenant; -- sometimes with out.
Lease (v. t.) To hold under a lease; to take lease of; as, a tenant leases his land from the owner.
Lease (v. t.) A demise or letting of lands, tenements, or hereditaments to another for life, for a term of years, or at will, or for any less interest than that which the lessor has in the property, usually for a specified rent or compensation.
Lease (v. t.) The contract for such letting.
Lease (v. t.) Any tenure by grant or permission; the time for which such a tenure holds good; allotted time.
Leash (v. t.) To tie together, or hold, with a leash.
Leather (v. t.) To beat, as with a thong of leather.
Leave (v. t.) To raise; to levy.
Leaven (v. t.) To make light by the action of leaven; to cause to ferment.
Leaven (v. t.) To imbue; to infect; to vitiate.
Lech (v. t.) To lick.
Lecture (v. t.) To read or deliver a lecture to.
Lecture (v. t.) To reprove formally and with authority.
Leech (v. t.) See Leach, v. t.
Leech (v. t.) To treat as a surgeon; to doctor; as, to leech wounds.
Leech (v. t.) To bleed by the use of leeches.
Leer (v. t.) To learn.
Leer (v. t.) To entice with a leer, or leers; as, to leer a man to ruin.
Leese (v. t.) To lose.
Leese (v. t.) To hurt.
Leg (v. t.) To use as a leg, with it as object
Leg (v. t.) To bow.
Leg (v. t.) To run.
Legalize (v. t.) To make legal.
Legalize (v. t.) To interpret or apply in a legal spirit.
Lege (v. t.) To allege; to assert.
Legend (v. t.) To tell or narrate, as a legend.
Legge (v. t.) To lay.
Legge (v. t.) To lighten; to allay.
Legitimate (v. t.) To make legitimate, lawful, or valid; esp., to put in the position or state of a legitimate person before the law, by legal means; as, to legitimate a bastard child.
Legitimatize (v. t.) To legitimate.
Legitimize (v. t.) To legitimate.
Lend (v. t.) To allow the custody and use of, on condition of the return of the same; to grant the temporary use of; as, to lend a book; -- opposed to borrow.
Lend (v. t.) To allow the possession and use of, on condition of the return of an equivalent in kind; as, to lend money or some article of food.
Lend (v. t.) To afford; to grant or furnish in general; as, to lend assistance; to lend one's name or influence.
Lend (v. t.) To let for hire or compensation; as, to lend a horse or gig.
Lene (v. t.) To lend; to grant; to permit.
Length (v. t.) To lengthen.
Lengthen (v. t.) To extent in length; to make longer in extent or duration; as, to lengthen a
Lenify (v. t.) To assuage; to soften; to mitigate; to alleviate.
Leperize (v. t.) To affect with leprosy.
Lered (v. t.) Learned.
Lese (v. t.) To lose.
Less (v. t.) To make less; to lessen.
Lessee (v. t.) The person to whom a lease is given, or who takes an estate by lease.
Lesses (v. t.) The leavings or dung of beasts.
Lesson (v. t.) To teach; to instruct.
Lessor (v. t.) One who leases; the person who lets to farm, or gives a lease.
Let (v. t.) To retard; to hinder; to impede; to oppose.
Let (v. t.) To leave; to relinquish; to abandon.
Let (v. t.) To consider; to think; to esteem.
Let (v. t.) To cause; to make; -- used with the infinitive in the active form but in the passive sense; as, let make, i. e., cause to be made; let bring, i. e., cause to be brought.
Let (v. t.) To permit; to allow; to suffer; -- either affirmatively, by positive act, or negatively, by neglecting to restrain or prevent.
Let (v. t.) To allow to be used or occupied for a compensation; to lease; to rent; to hire out; -- often with out; as, to let a farm; to let a house; to let out horses.
Let (v. t.) To give, grant, or assign, as a work, privilege, or contract; -- often with out; as, to let the building of a bridge; to let out the lathing and the plastering.
Lete (v. t.) To let; to leave.
Lethargize (v. t.) To make lethargic.
Lethargy (v. t.) To lethargize.
Letheonize (v. t.) To subject to the influence of letheon.
Lette (v. t.) To let; to hinder. See Let, to hinder.
Letter (v. t.) To impress with letters; to mark with letters or words; as, a book gilt and lettered.
Leve (v. t.) To believe.
Leve (v. t.) To grant; -- used esp. in exclamations or prayers followed by a dependent clause.
Levee (v. t.) To attend the levee or levees of.
Levee (v. t.) To keep within a channel by means of levees; as, to levee a river.
Level (v. t.) To make level; to make horizontal; to bring to the condition of a level
Level (v. t.) To bring to a lower level; to overthrow; to topple down; to reduce to a flat surface; to lower.
Level (v. t.) To bring to a horizontal position, as a gun; hence, to point in taking aim; to aim; to direct.
Level (v. t.) Figuratively, to bring to a common level or plane, in respect of rank, condition, character, privilege, etc.; as, to level all the ranks and conditions of men.
Level (v. t.) To adjust or adapt to a certain level; as, to level remarks to the capacity of children.
Levigable (v. t.) Capable of being levigated.
Levigate (v. t.) To make smooth in various senses
Levigate (v. t.) To free from grit; to reduce to an impalpable powder or paste.
Levigate (v. t.) To mix thoroughly, as liquids or semiliquids.
Levigate (v. t.) To polish.
Levigate (v. t.) To make smooth in action.
Levigate (v. t.) Technically, to make smooth by rubbing in a moist condition between hard surfaces, as in grinding pigments.
Levitate (v. t.) To make buoyant; to cause to float in the air; as, to levitate a table.
Levy (v. t.) To raise, as a siege.
Levy (v. t.) To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrollment, conscription, etc.
Levy (v. t.) To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority; as, to levy taxes, toll, tribute, or contributions.
Levy (v. t.) To gather or exact; as, to levy money.
Levy (v. t.) To erect, build, or set up; to make or construct; to raise or cast up; as, to levy a mill, dike, ditch, a nuisance, etc.
Levy (v. t.) To take or seize on execution; to collect by execution.
Liable (v. t.) Bound or obliged in law or equity; responsible; answerable; as, the surety is liable for the debt of his principal.
Liable (v. t.) Exposed to a certain contingency or casualty, more or less probable; -- with to and an infinitive or noun; as, liable to slip; liable to accident.
Lib (v. t.) To castrate.
Libel (v. t.) To defame, or expose to public hatred, contempt, or ridicule, by a writing, picture, sign, etc.; to lampoon.
Libel (v. t.) To proceed against by filing a libel, particularly against a ship or goods.
Liberalize (v. t.) To make liberal; to free from narrow views or prejudices.
Librate (v. t.) To poise; to balance.
License (v. t.) To permit or authorize by license; to give license to; as, to license a man to preach.
Licentiate (v. t.) To give a license to.
Lick (v. t.) To draw or pass the tongue over; as, a dog licks his master's hand.
Lick (v. t.) To lap; to take in with the tongue; as, a dog or cat licks milk.
Lick (v. t.) To strike with repeated blows for punishment; to flog; to whip or conquer, as in a pugilistic encounter.
Lifen (v. t.) To enliven.
Lift (v. t.) To move in a direction opposite to that of gravitation; to raise; to elevate; to bring up from a lower place to a higher; to upheave; sometimes implying a continued support or holding in the higher place; -- said of material things; as, to lift the foot or the hand; to lift a chair or a burden.
Lift (v. t.) To raise, elevate, exalt, improve, in rank, condition, estimation, character, etc.; -- often with up.
Lift (v. t.) To bear; to support.
Lift (v. t.) To collect, as moneys due; to raise.
Lift (v. t.) To steal; to carry off by theft (esp. cattle); as, to lift a drove of cattle.
Lift (v. t.) To live by theft.
Ligate (v. t.) To tie with a ligature; to bind around; to bandage.
Ligature (v. t.) To ligate; to tie.
Light (v. t.) To lighten; to ease of a burden; to take off.
Lighten (v. t.) To make light or clear; to light; to illuminate; as, to lighten an apartment with lamps or gas; to lighten the streets.
Lighten (v. t.) To illuminate with knowledge; to enlighten.
Lighten (v. t.) To emit or disclose in, or as in, lightning; to flash out, like lightning.
Lighten (v. t.) To free from trouble and fill with joy.
Lighten (v. t.) To make lighter, or less heavy; to reduce in weight; to relieve of part of a load or burden; as, to lighten a ship by unloading; to lighten a load or burden.
Lighten (v. t.) To make less burdensome or afflictive; to alleviate; as, to lighten the cares of life or the burden of grief.
Lighten (v. t.) To cheer; to exhilarate.
Lighter (v. t.) To convey by a lighter, as to or from the shore; as, to lighter the cargo of a ship.
Lignify (v. t.) To convert into wood or into a ligneous substance.
Lilt (v. t.) To utter with spirit, animation, or gayety; to sing with spirit and live
Limb (v. t.) To supply with limbs.
Limb (v. t.) To dismember; to tear off the limbs of.
Limbec (v. t.) To distill.
Limber (v. t.) To attach to the limber; as, to limber a gun.
Limber (v. t.) To cause to become limber; to make flexible or pliant.
Lime (v. t.) To smear with a viscous substance, as birdlime.
Lime (v. t.) To entangle; to insnare.
Lime (v. t.) To treat with lime, or oxide or hydrate of calcium; to manure with lime; as, to lime hides for removing the hair; to lime sails in order to whiten them.
Lime (v. t.) To cement.
Limit (v. t.) That which terminates, circumscribes, restrains, or confines; the bound, border, or edge; the utmost extent; as, the limit of a walk, of a town, of a country; the limits of human knowledge or endeavor.
Limit (v. t.) The space or thing defined by limits.
Limit (v. t.) That which terminates a period of time; hence, the period itself; the full time or extent.
Limit (v. t.) A restriction; a check; a curb; a hindrance.
Limit (v. t.) A determining feature; a distinguishing characteristic; a differentia.
Limit (v. t.) A determinate quantity, to which a variable one continually approaches, and may differ from it by less than any given difference, but to which, under the law of variation, the variable can never become exactly equivalent.
Limit (v. t.) To apply a limit to, or set a limit for; to terminate, circumscribe, or restrict, by a limit or limits; as, to limit the acreage of a crop; to limit the issue of paper money; to limit one's ambitions or aspirations; to limit the meaning of a word.
Limitaneous (v. t.) Of or pertaining to a limit.
Limitary (v. t.) Placed at the limit, as a guard.
Limitary (v. t.) Confined within limits; limited in extent, authority, power, etc.
Limitary (v. t.) Limiting, or tending to limit; restrictive.
Limitate (v. t.) Bounded by a distinct
Limitation (v. t.) The act of limiting; the state or condition of being limited; as, the limitation of his authority was approved by the council.
Limitation (v. t.) That which limits; a restriction; a qualification; a restraining condition, defining circumstance, or qualifying conception; as, limitations of thought.
Limitation (v. t.) A certain precinct within which friars were allowed to beg, or exercise their functions; also, the time during which they were permitted to exercise their functions in such a district.
Limitation (v. t.) A limited time within or during which something is to be done.
Limitation (v. t.) A certain period limited by statute after which the claimant shall not enforce his claims by suit.
Limitation (v. t.) A settling of an estate or property by specific rules.
Limitation (v. t.) A restriction of power; as, a constitutional limitation.
Limn (v. t.) To draw or paint; especially, to represent in an artistic way with pencil or brush.
Limn (v. t.) To illumine, as books or parchments, with ornamental figures, letters, or borders.
Lin (v. t.) To cease from.
Linger (v. t.) To protract; to draw out.
Linger (v. t.) To spend or pass in a lingering manner; -- with out; as, to linger out one's days on a sick bed.
Link (v. t.) To connect or unite with a link or as with a link; to join; to attach; to unite; to couple.
Lionize (v. t.) To treat or regard as a lion or object of great interest.
Lionize (v. t.) To show the lions or objects of interest to; to conduct about among objects of interest.
Lip (v. t.) To touch with the lips; to put the lips to; hence, to kiss.
Lip (v. t.) To utter; to speak.
Lip (v. t.) To clip; to trim.
Liquate (v. t.) To separate by fusion, as a more fusible from a less fusible material.
Liquefy (v. t.) To convert from a solid form to that of a liquid; to melt; to dissolve; and technically, to melt by the sole agency of heat.
Liquidate (v. t.) To determine by agreement or by litigation the precise amount of (indebtedness); or, where there is an indebtedness to more than one person, to determine the precise amount of (each indebtedness); to make the amount of (an indebtedness) clear and certain.
Liquidate (v. t.) In an extended sense: To ascertain the amount, or the several amounts, of , and apply assets toward the discharge of (an indebtedness).
Liquidate (v. t.) To discharge; to pay off, as an indebtedness.
Liquidate (v. t.) To make clear and intelligible.
Liquidate (v. t.) To make liquid.
Liquidize (v. t.) To render liquid.
Liquor (v. t.) To supply with liquor.
Liquor (v. t.) To grease.
Lisp (v. t.) To pronounce with a lisp.
Lisp (v. t.) To utter with imperfect articulation; to express with words pronounced imperfectly or indistinctly, as a child speaks; hence, to express by the use of simple, childlike language.
Lisp (v. t.) To speak with reserve or concealment; to utter timidly or confidentially; as, to lisp treason.
Liss (v. t.) To free, as from care or pain; to relieve.
List (v. t.) To inclose for combat; as, to list a field.
List (v. t.) To listen or hearken to.
List (v. t.) To sew together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a show of colors, or form a border.
List (v. t.) To cover with list, or with strips of cloth; to put list on; as, to list a door; to stripe as if with list.
List (v. t.) To enroll; to place or register in a list.
List (v. t.) To engage, as a soldier; to enlist.
List (v. t.) To cut away a narrow strip, as of sapwood, from the edge of; as, to list a board.
Listen (v. t.) To attend to.
Literalize (v. t.) To make literal; to interpret or put in practice according to the strict meaning of the words; -- opposed to spiritualize; as, to literalize Scripture.
Lithograph (v. t.) To trace on stone by the process of lithography so as to transfer the design to paper by printing; as, to lithograph a design; to lithograph a painting. See Lithography.
Lithotype (v. t.) To prepare for printing with plates made by the process of lithotypy. See Lithotypy.
Litigate (v. t.) To make the subject of a lawsuit; to contest in law; to prosecute or defend by pleadings, exhibition of evidence, and judicial debate in a court; as, to litigate a cause.
Litter (v. t.) To supply with litter, as cattle; to cover with litter, as the floor of a stall.
Litter (v. t.) To put into a confused or disordered condition; to strew with scattered articles; as, to litter a room.
Litter (v. t.) To give birth to; to bear; -- said of brutes, esp. those which produce more than one at a birth, and also of human beings, in abhorrence or contempt.
Live (v. t.) To spend, as one's life; to pass; to maintain; to continue in, constantly or habitually; as, to live an idle or a useful life.
Live (v. t.) To act habitually in conformity with; to practice.
Livery (v. t.) To clothe in, or as in, livery.
Lixiviate (v. t.) To subject to a washing process for the purpose of separating soluble material from that which is insoluble; to leach, as ashes, for the purpose of extracting the alka
Load (v. t.) To lay a load or burden on or in, as on a horse or in a cart; to charge with a load, as a gun; to furnish with a lading or cargo, as a ship; hence, to add weight to, so as to oppress or embarrass; to heap upon.
Load (v. t.) To adulterate or drug; as, to load wine.
Load (v. t.) To magnetize.
Loaf (v. t.) To spend in idleness; -- with away; as, to loaf time away.
Loathe (v. t.) To feel extreme disgust at, or aversion for.
Loathe (v. t.) To dislike greatly; to abhor; to hate.
Lob (v. t.) To let fall heavily or lazily.
Lob (v. t.) See Cob, v. t.
Lobby (v. t.) To urge the adoption or passage of by soliciting members of a legislative body; as, to lobby a bill.
Localize (v. t.) To make local; to fix in, or assign to, a definite place.
Locate (v. t.) To place; to set in a particular spot or position.
Locate (v. t.) To designate the site or place of; to define the limits of; as, to locate a public building; to locate a mining claim; to locate (the land granted by) a land warrant.
Lock (v. t.) To fasten with a lock, or as with a lock; to make fast; to prevent free movement of; as, to lock a door, a carriage wheel, a river, etc.
Lock (v. t.) To prevent ingress or access to, or exit from, by fastening the lock or locks of; -- often with up; as, to lock or lock up, a house, jail, room, trunk. etc.
Lock (v. t.) To fasten in or out, or to make secure by means of, or as with, locks; to confine, or to shut in or out -- often with up; as, to lock one's self in a room; to lock up the prisoners; to lock up one's silver; to lock intruders out of the house; to lock money into a vault; to lock a child in one's arms; to lock a secret in one's breast.
Lock (v. t.) To link together; to clasp closely; as, to lock arms.
Lock (v. t.) To furnish with locks; also, to raise or lower (a boat) in a lock.
Lock (v. t.) To seize, as the sword arm of an antagonist, by turning the left arm around it, to disarm him.
Log (v. t.) To enter in a ship's log book; as, to log the miles run.
Loll (v. t.) To let hang from the mouth, as the tongue.
Loo (v. t.) To beat in the game of loo by winning every trick.
Look (v. t.) To look at; to turn the eyes toward.
Look (v. t.) To seek; to search for.
Look (v. t.) To expect.
Look (v. t.) To influence, overawe, or subdue by looks or presence as, to look down opposition.
Look (v. t.) To express or manifest by a look.
Loop (v. t.) To make a loop of or in; to fasten with a loop or loops; -- often with up; as, to loop a string; to loop up a curtain.
Loosen (v. t.) To make loose; to free from tightness, tension, firmness, or fixedness; to make less dense or compact; as, to loosen a string, or a knot; to loosen a rock in the earth.
Loosen (v. t.) To free from restraint; to set at liberty..
Loosen (v. t.) To remove costiveness from; to facilitate or increase the alvine discharges of.
Lop (v. t.) To cut off as the top or extreme part of anything; to sho/ -- by cutting off the extremities; to cut off, or remove as superfluous parts; as, to lop a tree or its branches.
Lop (v. t.) To cut partly off and bend down; as, to lop bushes in a hedge.
Lop (v. t.) To let hang down; as, to lop the head.
Lord (v. t.) To invest with the dignity, power, and privileges of a lord.
Lord (v. t.) To rule or preside over as a lord.
Lore (v. t.) That which is or may be learned or known; the knowledge gained from tradition, books, or experience; often, the whole body of knowledge possessed by a people or class of people, or pertaining to a particular subject; as, the lore of the Egyptians; priestly lore; legal lore; folklore.
Lore (v. t.) That which is taught; hence, instruction; wisdom; advice; counsel.
Lore (v. t.) Workmanship.
Loricate (v. t.) To cover with some protecting substance, as with lute, a crust, coating, or plates.
Lose (v. t.) To part with unintentionally or unwillingly, as by accident, misfortune, negligence, penalty, forfeit, etc.; to be deprived of; as, to lose money from one's purse or pocket, or in business or gaming; to lose an arm or a leg by amputation; to lose men in battle.
Lose (v. t.) To cease to have; to possess no longer; to suffer diminution of; as, to lose one's relish for anything; to lose one's health.
Lose (v. t.) Not to employ; to employ ineffectually; to throw away; to waste; to squander; as, to lose a day; to lose the benefits of instruction.
Lose (v. t.) To wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to and; to go astray from; as, to lose one's way.
Lose (v. t.) To ruin; to destroy; as destroy; as, the ship was lost on the ledge.
Lose (v. t.) To be deprived of the view of; to cease to see or know the whereabouts of; as, he lost his companion in the crowd.
Lose (v. t.) To fail to obtain or enjoy; to fail to gain or win; hence, to fail to catch with the mind or senses; to miss; as, I lost a part of what he said.
Lose (v. t.) To cause to part with; to deprive of.
Lose (v. t.) To prevent from gaining or obtaining.
Losing (v. t.) Causing or incurring loss; as, a losing game or business.
Loss (v. t.) The act of losing; failure; destruction; privation; as, the loss of property; loss of money by gaming; loss of health or reputation.
Loss (v. t.) The state of losing or having lost; the privation, defect, misfortune, harm, etc., which ensues from losing.
Loss (v. t.) That which is lost or from which one has parted; waste; -- opposed to gain or increase; as, the loss of liquor by leakage was considerable.
Loss (v. t.) The state of being lost or destroyed; especially, the wreck or foundering of a ship or other vessel.
Loss (v. t.) Failure to gain or win; as, loss of a race or battle.
Loss (v. t.) Failure to use advantageously; as, loss of time.
Loss (v. t.) Killed, wounded, and captured persons, or captured property.
Loss (v. t.) Destruction or diminution of value, if brought about in a manner provided for in the insurance contract (as destruction by fire or wreck, damage by water or smoke), or the death or injury of an insured person; also, the sum paid or payable therefor; as, the losses of the company this year amount to a million of dollars.
Lost (v. t.) Parted with unwillingly or unintentionally; not to be found; missing; as, a lost book or sheep.
Lost (v. t.) Parted with; no longer held or possessed; as, a lost limb; lost honor.
Lost (v. t.) Not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed ineffectually; wasted; squandered; as, a lost day; a lost opportunity or benefit.
Lost (v. t.) Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way; bewildered; perplexed; as, a child lost in the woods; a stranger lost in London.
Lost (v. t.) Ruined or destroyed, either physically or morally; past help or hope; as, a ship lost at sea; a woman lost to virtue; a lost soul.
Lost (v. t.) Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated; insensible; as, lost to shame; lost to all sense of honor.
Lost (v. t.) Not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible; as, an island lost in a fog; a person lost in a crowd.
Lost (v. t.) Occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as to be insensible of external things; as, to be lost in thought.
Lot (v. t.) To allot; to sort; to portion.
Louse (v. t.) To clean from lice.
Lout (v. t.) To treat as a lout or fool; to neglect; to disappoint.
Low (v. t.) To depress; to lower.
Lowbell (v. t.) To frighten, as with a lowbell.
Lubricate (v. t.) To make smooth or slippery; as, mucilaginous and saponaceous remedies lubricate the parts to which they are applied.
Lubricate (v. t.) To apply a lubricant to, as oil or tallow.
Lucubrate (v. t.) To elaborate, perfect, or compose, by night study or by laborious endeavor.
Lull (v. t.) To cause to rest by soothing influences; to compose; to calm; to soothe; to quiet.
lullaby (v. t.) A song to quiet babes or lull them to sleep; that which quiets.
lullaby (v. t.) Hence: Good night; good-by.
Luminate (v. t.) To illuminate.
Lunge (v. t.) To cause to go round in a ring, as a horse, while holding his halter.
Lurch (v. t.) To leave in the lurch; to cheat.
Lurch (v. t.) To steal; to rob.
Luster (v. t.) Alt. of Lustre
Lustre (v. t.) To make lustrous.
Lustrate (v. t.) To make clear or pure by means of a propitiatory offering; to purify.
Lute (v. t.) To close or seal with lute; as, to lute on the cover of a crucible; to lute a joint.
Lute (v. t.) To play on a lute, or as on a lute.
Lux (v. t.) To put out of joint; to luxate.
Luxate (v. t.) To displace, or remove from its proper place, as a joint; to put out of joint; to dislocate.
Lyken (v. t.) To please; -- chiefly used impersonally.
Lynch (v. t.) To inflict punishment upon, especially death, without the forms of law, as when a mob captures and hangs a suspected person. See Lynch law.
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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".