Transitive Verbs Starting with P
Pace (v. t.) To walk over with measured tread; to move slowly over or upon; as, the guard paces his round.
Pace (v. t.) To measure by steps or paces; as, to pace a piece of ground.
Pace (v. t.) To develop, guide, or control the pace or paces of; to teach the pace; to break in.
Pacify (v. t.) To make to be at peace; to appease; to calm; to still; to quiet; to allay the agitation, excitement, or resentment of; to tranquillize; as, to pacify a man when angry; to pacify pride, appetite, or importunity.
Packet (v. t.) To make up into a packet or bundle.
Packet (v. t.) To send in a packet or dispatch vessel.
Pad (v. t.) To travel upon foot; to tread.
Pad (v. t.) To stuff; to furnish with a pad or padding.
Pad (v. t.) To imbue uniformly with a mordant; as, to pad cloth.
Paddle (v. t.) To pat or stroke amorously, or gently.
Paddle (v. t.) To propel with, or as with, a paddle or paddles.
Paddle (v. t.) To pad; to tread upon; to trample.
Padlock (v. t.) To fasten with, or as with, a padlock; to stop; to shut; to confine as by a padlock.
Paganize (v. t.) To render pagan or heathenish; to convert to paganism.
Page (v. t.) To attend (one) as a page.
Page (v. t.) To mark or number the pages of, as a book or manuscript; to furnish with folios.
Pageant (v. t.) To exhibit in show; to represent; to mimic.
Paint (v. t.) To cover with coloring matter; to apply paint to; as, to paint a house, a signboard, etc.
Paint (v. t.) Fig.: To color, stain, or tinge; to adorn or beautify with colors; to diversify with colors.
Paint (v. t.) To form in colors a figure or likeness of on a flat surface, as upon canvas; to represent by means of colors or hues; to exhibit in a tinted image; to portray with paints; as, to paint a portrait or a landscape.
Paint (v. t.) Fig.: To represent or exhibit to the mind; to describe vividly; to de
Paint (v. t.) To practice the art of painting; as, the artist paints well.
Paint (v. t.) To color one's face by way of beautifying it.
Painture (v. t.) The art of painting.
Pair (v. t.) To unite in couples; to form a pair of; to bring together, as things which belong together, or which complement, or are adapted to one another.
Pair (v. t.) To engage (one's self) with another of opposite opinions not to vote on a particular question or class of questions.
Pair (v. t.) To impair.
Palatalize (v. t.) To palatize.
Palate (v. t.) To perceive by the taste.
Palatinate (v. t.) To make a palatinate of.
Palatize (v. t.) To modify, as the tones of the voice, by means of the palate; as, to palatize a letter or sound.
Pale (v. t.) To make pale; to diminish the brightness of.
Pale (v. t.) To inclose with pales, or as with pales; to encircle; to encompass; to fence off.
Palisade (v. t.) To surround, inclose, or fortify, with palisades.
Palisado (v. t.) To palisade.
Pall (v. t.) To cloak.
Pall (v. t.) To make vapid or insipid; to make lifeless or spiritless; to dull; to weaken.
Pall (v. t.) To satiate; to cloy; as, to pall the appetite.
Paladiumize (v. t.) To cover or coat with palladium.
Palliate (v. t.) To cover with a mantle or cloak; to cover up; to hide.
Palliate (v. t.) To cover with excuses; to conceal the enormity of, by excuses and apologies; to extenuate; as, to palliate faults.
Palliate (v. t.) To reduce in violence; to lessen or abate; to mitigate; to ease withhout curing; as, to palliate a disease.
Palm (v. t.) To handle.
Palm (v. t.) To manipulate with, or conceal in, the palm of the hand; to juggle.
Palm (v. t.) To impose by fraud, as by sleight of hand; to put by unfair means; -- usually with off.
Palmer (v. t.) One who palms or cheats, as at cards or dice.
Palp (v. t.) To have a distinct touch or feeling of; to feel.
Palsy (v. t.) To affect with palsy, or as with palsy; to deprive of action or energy; to paralyze.
Palter (v. t.) To trifle with; to waste; to squander in paltry ways or on worthless things.
Pamper (v. t.) To feed to the full; to feed luxuriously; to glut; as, to pamper the body or the appetite.
Pamper (v. t.) To gratify inordinately; to indulge to excess; as, to pamper pride; to pamper the imagination.
Pamperize (v. t.) To pamper.
Pan (v. t.) To separate, as gold, from dirt or sand, by washing in a kind of pan.
Pander (v. t.) To play the pander for.
Panegyrize (v. t.) To praise highly; to extol in a public speech; to write or deliver a panegyric upon; to eulogize.
Panel (v. t.) To form in or with panels; as, to panel a wainscot.
Pang (v. t.) To torture; to cause to have great pain or suffering; to torment.
Pant (v. t.) To breathe forth quickly or in a labored manner; to gasp out.
Pant (v. t.) To long for; to be eager after.
Pap (v. t.) To feed with pap.
Papalize (v. t.) To make papal.
Paper (v. t.) To cover with paper; to furnish with paper hangings; as, to paper a room or a house.
Paper (v. t.) To fold or inclose in paper.
Paper (v. t.) To put on paper; to make a memorandum of.
Parable (v. t.) To represent by parable.
Parade (v. t.) The ground where a military display is held, or where troops are drilled.
Parade (v. t.) An assembly and orderly arrangement or display of troops, in full equipments, for inspection or evolutions before some superior officer; a review of troops. Parades are general, regimental, or private (troop, battery, or company), according to the force assembled.
Parade (v. t.) Pompous show; formal display or exhibition.
Parade (v. t.) That which is displayed; a show; a spectacle; an imposing procession; the movement of any body marshaled in military order; as, a parade of firemen.
Parade (v. t.) Posture of defense; guard.
Parade (v. t.) A public walk; a promenade.
Parade (v. t.) To exhibit in a showy or ostentatious manner; to show off.
Parade (v. t.) To assemble and form; to marshal; to cause to maneuver or march ceremoniously; as, to parade troops.
Paradigmatize (v. t.) To set forth as a model or example.
Paradise (v. t.) To affect or exalt with visions of felicity; to entrance; to bewitch.
Paragon (v. t.) To compare; to parallel; to put in rivalry or emulation with.
Paragon (v. t.) To compare with; to equal; to rival.
Paragon (v. t.) To serve as a model for; to surpass.
Paragraph (v. t.) To divide into paragraphs; to mark with the character /.
Paragraph (v. t.) To express in the compass of a paragraph; as, to paragraph an article.
Paragraph (v. t.) To mention in a paragraph or paragraphs
Parallel (v. t.) To place or set so as to be parallel; to place so as to be parallel to, or to conform in direction with, something else.
Parallel (v. t.) Fig.: To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, or the like.
Parallel (v. t.) To equal; to match; to correspond to.
Parallel (v. t.) To produce or adduce as a parallel.
Parallelize (v. t.) To render parallel.
Paralyse (v. t.) Same as Paralyze.
Paralyze (v. t.) To affect or strike with paralysis or palsy.
Paralyze (v. t.) Fig.: To unnerve; to destroy or impair the energy of; to render ineffective; as, the occurrence paralyzed the community; despondency paralyzed his efforts.
Paraph (v. t.) To add a paraph to; to sign, esp. with the initials.
Paraphrase (v. t.) To express, interpret, or translate with latitude; to give the meaning of a passage in other language.
Parasol (v. t.) To shade as with a parasol.
Parboil (v. t.) To boil or cook thoroughly.
Parboil (v. t.) To boil in part; to cook partially by boiling.
Parbuckle (v. t.) To hoist or lower by means of a parbuckle.
Parcel (v. t.) To divide and distribute by parts or portions; -- often with out or into.
Parcel (v. t.) To add a parcel or item to; to itemize.
Parcel (v. t.) To make up into a parcel; as, to parcel a customer's purchases; the machine parcels yarn, wool, etc.
Parch (v. t.) To burn the surface of; to scorch; to roast over the fire, as dry grain; as, to parch the skin; to parch corn.
Parch (v. t.) To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat; as, the mouth is parched from fever.
Pardon (v. t.) The act of pardoning; forgiveness, as of an offender, or of an offense; release from penalty; remission of punishment; absolution.
Pardon (v. t.) An official warrant of remission of penalty.
Pardon (v. t.) The state of being forgiven.
Pardon (v. t.) A release, by a sovereign, or officer having jurisdiction, from the penalties of an offense, being distinguished from amenesty, which is a general obliteration and canceling of a particular
Pardon (v. t.) To absolve from the consequences of a fault or the punishment of crime; to free from penalty; -- applied to the offender.
Pardon (v. t.) To remit the penalty of; to suffer to pass without punishment; to forgive; -- applied to offenses.
Pardon (v. t.) To refrain from exacting as a penalty.
Pardon (v. t.) To give leave (of departure) to.
Pare (v. t.) To cut off, or shave off, the superficial substance or extremities of; as, to pare an apple; to pare a horse's hoof.
Pare (v. t.) To remove; to separate; to cut or shave, as the skin, ring, or outside part, from anything; -- followed by off or away; as; to pare off the ring of fruit; to pare away redundancies.
Pare (v. t.) Fig.: To diminish the bulk of; to reduce; to lessen.
Parenthesize (v. t.) To make a parenthesis of; to include within parenthetical marks.
Parer (v. t.) One who, or that which, pares; an instrument for paring.
Parforn (v. t.) Alt. of Parfourn
Parfourn (v. t.) To perform.
Parget (v. t.) To coat with parget; to plaster, as walls, or the interior of flues; as, to parget the outside of their houses.
Parget (v. t.) To paint; to cover over.
Paring (v. t.) The act of cutting off the surface or extremites of anything.
Paring (v. t.) That which is pared off.
Park (v. t.) To inclose in a park, or as in a park.
Park (v. t.) To bring together in a park, or compact body; as, to park the artillery, the wagons, etc.
Parochialize (v. t.) To render parochial; to form into parishes.
Parody (v. t.) To write a parody upon; to burlesque.
Parole (v. t.) To set at liberty on parole; as, to parole prisoners.
Parrot (v. t.) To repeat by rote, as a parrot.
Parry (v. t.) To ward off; to stop, or to turn aside; as, to parry a thrust, a blow, or anything that means or threatens harm.
Parry (v. t.) To avoid; to shift or put off; to evade.
Partake (v. t.) To partake of; to have a part or share in; to share.
Partake (v. t.) To admit to a share; to cause to participate; to give a part to.
Partake (v. t.) To distribute; to communicate.
Participate (v. t.) To partake of; to share in; to receive a part of.
Participate (v. t.) To impart, or give, or share of.
Participialize (v. t.) To form into, or put in the form of, a participle.
Particularize (v. t.) To give as a particular, or as the particulars; to mention particularly; to give the particulars of; to enumerate or specify in detail.
Partition (v. t.) To divide into parts or shares; to divide and distribute; as, to partition an estate among various heirs.
Partition (v. t.) To divide into distinct parts by
Partner (v. t.) To associate, to join.
Pash (v. t.) To strike; to crush; to smash; to dash in pieces.
Pash (v. t.) The head; the poll.
Pash (v. t.) A crushing blow.
Pash (v. t.) A heavy fall of rain or snow.
Pasquil (v. t.) See Pasquin.
Pasquin (v. t.) To lampoon; to satiraze.
Pasquinade (v. t.) To lampoon, to satirize.
Pass (v. t.) To go by, beyond, over, through, or the like; to proceed from one side to the other of; as, to pass a house, a stream, a boundary, etc.
Pass (v. t.) To go from one limit to the other of; to spend; to live through; to have experience of; to undergo; to suffer.
Pass (v. t.) To go by without noticing; to omit attention to; to take no note of; to disregard.
Pass (v. t.) To transcend; to surpass; to excel; to exceed.
Pass (v. t.) To go successfully through, as an examination, trail, test, etc.; to obtain the formal sanction of, as a legislative body; as, he passed his examination; the bill passed the senate.
Pass (v. t.) To cause to move or go; to send; to transfer from one person, place, or condition to another; to transmit; to deliver; to hand; to make over; as, the waiter passed bisquit and cheese; the torch was passed from hand to hand.
Pass (v. t.) To cause to pass the lips; to utter; to pronounce; hence, to promise; to pledge; as, to pass sentence.
Pass (v. t.) To cause to advance by stages of progress; to carry on with success through an ordeal, examination, or action; specifically, to give legal or official sanction to; to ratify; to enact; to approve as valid and just; as, he passed the bill through the committee; the senate passed the law.
Pass (v. t.) To put in circulation; to give currency to; as, to pass counterfeit money.
Pass (v. t.) To cause to obtain entrance, admission, or conveyance; as, to pass a person into a theater, or over a railroad.
Pass (v. t.) To emit from the bowels; to evacuate.
Pass (v. t.) To take a turn with (a
Pass (v. t.) To make, as a thrust, punto, etc.
Passion (v. t.) To give a passionate character to.
Paste (v. t.) To unite with paste; to fasten or join by means of paste.
Pasteurize (v. t.) To subject to pasteurization.
Pasteurize (v. t.) To treat by pasteurism.
Pasture (v. t.) To feed, esp. to feed on growing grass; to supply grass as food for; as, the farmer pastures fifty oxen; the land will pasture forty cows.
Pat (v. t.) To strike gently with the fingers or hand; to stroke lightly; to tap; as, to pat a dog.
Patch (v. t.) To mend by sewing on a piece or pieces of cloth, leather, or the like; as, to patch a coat.
Patch (v. t.) To mend with pieces; to repair with pieces festened on; to repair clumsily; as, to patch the roof of a house.
Patch (v. t.) To adorn, as the face, with a patch or patches.
Patch (v. t.) To make of pieces or patches; to repair as with patches; to arrange in a hasty or clumsy manner; -- generally with up; as, to patch up a truce.
Patent (v. t.) To grant by patent; to make the subject of a patent; to secure or protect by patent; as, to patent an invention; to patent public lands.
Path (v. t.) To make a path in, or on (something), or for (some one).
Patient (v. t.) To compose, to calm.
Patrocinate (v. t.) To support; to patronize.
Patron (v. t.) To be a patron of; to patronize; to favor.
Patronage (v. t.) To act as a patron of; to maintain; to defend.
Patronize (v. t.) To act as patron toward; to support; to countenance; to favor; to aid.
Patronize (v. t.) To trade with customarily; to frequent as a customer.
Patronize (v. t.) To assume the air of a patron, or of a superior and protector, toward; -- used in an unfavorable sense; as, to patronize one's equals.
Patter (v. t.) To spatter; to sprinkle.
Pattern (v. t.) To make or design (anything) by, from, or after, something that serves as a pattern; to copy; to model; to imitate.
Pattern (v. t.) To serve as an example for; also, to parallel.
Paunch (v. t.) To pierce or rip the belly of; to eviscerate; to disembowel.
Paunch (v. t.) To stuff with food.
Pauperize (v. t.) To reduce to pauperism; as, to pauperize the peasantry.
Pause (v. t.) To cause to stop or rest; -- used reflexively.
Pave (v. t.) To lay or cover with stone, brick, or other material, so as to make a firm, level, or convenient surface for horses, carriages, or persons on foot, to travel on; to floor with brick, stone, or other solid material; as, to pave a street; to pave a court.
Pave (v. t.) Fig.: To make smooth, easy, and safe; to prepare, as a path or way; as, to pave the way to promotion; to pave the way for an enterprise.
Pavement (v. t.) To furnish with a pavement; to pave.
Pavilion (v. t.) To furnish or cover with, or shelter in, a tent or tents.
Paw (v. t.) To pass the paw over; to stroke or handle with the paws; hence, to handle fondly or rudely.
Paw (v. t.) To scrape or beat with the forefoot.
Pawl (v. t.) To stop with a pawl; to drop the pawls off.
Pawn (v. t.) To give or deposit in pledge, or as security for the payment of money borrowed; to put in pawn; to pledge; as, to pawn one's watch.
Pawn (v. t.) To pledge for the fulfillment of a promise; to stake; to risk; to wager; to hazard.
Pay (v. t.) To cover, as bottom of a vessel, a seam, a spar, etc., with tar or pitch, or waterproof composition of tallow, resin, etc.; to smear.
Pay (v. t.) To satisfy, or content; specifically, to satisfy (another person) for service rendered, property delivered, etc.; to discharge one's obligation to; to make due return to; to compensate; to remunerate; to recompense; to requite; as, to pay workmen or servants.
Pay (v. t.) Hence, figuratively: To compensate justly; to requite according to merit; to reward; to punish; to retort or retaliate upon.
Pay (v. t.) To discharge, as a debt, demand, or obligation, by giving or doing what is due or required; to deliver the amount or value of to the person to whom it is owing; to discharge a debt by delivering (money owed).
Pay (v. t.) To discharge or fulfill, as a duy; to perform or render duty, as that which has been promised.
Pay (v. t.) To give or offer, without an implied obligation; as, to pay attention; to pay a visit.
Paynize (v. t.) To treat or preserve, as wood, by a process resembling kyanizing.
Payse (v. t.) To poise.
Peach (v. t.) To accuse of crime; to inform against.
Peak (v. t.) To raise to a position perpendicular, or more nearly so; as, to peak oars, to hold them upright; to peak a gaff or yard, to set it nearer the perpendicular.
Peal (v. t.) To utter or give forth loudly; to cause to give out loud sounds; to noise abroad.
Peal (v. t.) To assail with noise or loud sounds.
Peal (v. t.) To pour out.
Pearl (v. t.) To set or adorn with pearls, or with mother-of-pearl. Used also figuratively.
Pearl (v. t.) To cause to resemble pearls; to make into small round grains; as, to pearl barley.
Pebble (v. t.) To grain (leather) so as to produce a surface covered with small rounded prominences.
Peculiarize (v. t.) To make peculiar; to set appart or assign, as an exclusive possession.
Pedagogue (v. t.) To play the pedagogue toward.
Peddle (v. t.) To sell from place to place; to retail by carrying around from customer to customer; to hawk; hence, to retail in very small quantities; as, to peddle vegetables or tinware.
Peel (v. t.) To plunder; to pillage; to rob.
Peel (v. t.) To strip off the skin, bark, or rind of; to strip by drawing or tearing off the skin, bark, husks, etc.; to flay; to decorticate; as, to peel an orange.
Peel (v. t.) To strip or tear off; to remove by stripping, as the skin of an animal, the bark of a tree, etc.
Peen (v. t.) To draw, bend, or straighten, as metal, by blows with the peen of a hammer or sledge.
Peer (v. t.) To make equal in rank.
Peer (v. t.) To be, or to assume to be, equal.
Peg (v. t.) To put pegs into; to fasten the parts of with pegs; as, to peg shoes; to confine with pegs; to restrict or limit closely.
Peg (v. t.) To score with a peg, as points in the game; as, she pegged twelwe points.
Peise (v. t.) To poise or weight.
Pell (v. t.) To pelt; to knock about.
Pelt (v. t.) To strike with something thrown or driven; to assail with pellets or missiles, as, to pelt with stones; pelted with hail.
Pelt (v. t.) To throw; to use as a missile.
Pen (v. t.) To write; to compose and commit to paper; to indite; to compose; as, to pen a sonnet.
Penalize (v. t.) To make penal.
Penalize (v. t.) To put a penalty on. See Penalty, 3.
Penance (v. t.) To impose penance; to punish.
Pencil (v. t.) To write or mark with a pencil; to paint or to draw.
Pend (v. t.) To pen; to confine.
Penetrate (v. t.) To enter into; to make way into the interior of; to effect an entrance into; to pierce; as, light penetrates darkness.
Penetrate (v. t.) To affect profoundly through the senses or feelings; to touch with feeling; to make sensible; to move deeply; as, to penetrate one's heart with pity.
Penetrate (v. t.) To pierce into by the mind; to arrive at the inner contents or meaning of, as of a mysterious or difficult subject; to comprehend; to understand.
Peninsulate (v. t.) To form into a peninsula.
Pension (v. t.) To grant a pension to; to pay a regular stipend to; in consideration of service already performed; -- sometimes followed by off; as, to pension off a servant.
Pent (v. t.) Penned or shut up; confined; -- often with up.
People (v. t.) To stock with people or inhabitants; to fill as with people; to populate.
Pepper (v. t.) To sprinkle or season with pepper.
Pepper (v. t.) Figuratively: To shower shot or other missiles, or blows, upon; to pelt; to fill with shot, or cover with bruises or wounds.
Peptonize (v. t.) To convert into peptone; to digest or dissolve by means of a proteolytic ferment; as, peptonized food.
Peract (v. t.) To go through with; to perform.
Peragrate (v. t.) To travel over or through.
Perambulate (v. t.) To walk through or over; especially, to travel over for the purpose of surveying or examining; to inspect by traversing; specifically, to inspect officially the boundaries of, as of a town or parish, by walking over the whole
Perce (v. t.) To pierce.
Perceive (v. t.) To obtain knowledge of through the senses; to receive impressions from by means of the bodily organs; to take cognizance of the existence, character, or identity of, by means of the senses; to see, hear, or feel; as, to perceive a distant ship; to perceive a discord.
Perceive (v. t.) To take intellectual cognizance of; to apprehend by the mind; to be convinced of by direct intuition; to note; to remark; to discern; to see; to understand.
Perceive (v. t.) To be affected of influented by.
Perch (v. t.) To place or to set on, or as on, a perch.
Perch (v. t.) To occupy as a perch.
Percolate (v. t.) To cause to pass through fine interstices, as a liquor; to filter; to strain.
Percuss (v. t.) To strike smartly; to strike upon or against; as, to percuss the chest in medical examination.
Perempt (v. t.) To destroy; to defeat.
Perfection (v. t.) To perfect.
Perfectionate (v. t.) To perfect.
Perfix (v. t.) To fix surely; to appoint.
Perflate (v. t.) To blow through.
Perforce (v. t.) To force; to compel.
Perform (v. t.) To carry through; to bring to completion; to achieve; to accomplish; to execute; to do.
Perform (v. t.) To discharge; to fulfill; to act up to; as, to perform a duty; to perform a promise or a vow.
Perform (v. t.) To represent; to act; to play; as in drama.
Perfricate (v. t.) To rub over.
Perfume (v. t.) To fill or impregnate with a perfume; to scent.
Perfuncturate (v. t.) To perform in a perfunctory manner; to do negligently.
Perfuse (v. t.) To suffuse; to fill full or to excess.
Periclitate (v. t.) To endanger.
Peril (v. t.) To expose to danger; to hazard; to risk; as, to peril one's life.
Period (v. t.) To put an end to.
Periphrase (v. t.) To express by periphrase or circumlocution.
Perish (v. t.) To cause perish.
Periwig (v. t.) To dress with a periwig, or with false hair.
Perjure (v. t.) To cause to violate an oath or a vow; to cause to make oath knowingly to what is untrue; to make guilty of perjury; to forswear; to corrupt; -- often used reflexively; as, he perjured himself.
Perjure (v. t.) To make a false oath to; to deceive by oaths and protestations.
Perk (v. t.) To make trim or smart; to straighten up; to erect; to make a jaunty or saucy display of; as, to perk the ears; to perk up one's head.
Permeate (v. t.) To pass through the pores or interstices of; to penetrate and pass through without causing rupture or displacement; -- applied especially to fluids which pass through substances of loose texture; as, water permeates sand.
Permeate (v. t.) To enter and spread through; to pervade.
Permit (v. t.) To consent to; to allow or suffer to be done; to tolerate; to put up with.
Permit (v. t.) To grant (one) express license or liberty to do an act; to authorize; to give leave; -- followed by an infinitive.
Permit (v. t.) To give over; to resign; to leave; to commit.
Permix (v. t.) To mix; to mingle.
Permute (v. t.) To interchange; to transfer reciprocally.
Permute (v. t.) To exchange; to barter; to traffic.
Pern (v. t.) To take profit of; to make profitable.
Peroxidize (v. t.) To oxidize to the utmost degree, so as to form a peroxide.
Perpend (v. t.) To weight carefully in the mind.
Perpetrate (v. t.) To do or perform; to carry through; to execute, commonly in a bad sense; to commit (as a crime, an offense); to be guilty of; as, to perpetrate a foul deed.
Perpetuate (v. t.) To make perpetual; to cause to endure, or to be continued, indefinitely; to preserve from extinction or oblivion; to eternize.
Persecute (v. t.) To pursue in a manner to injure, grieve, or afflict; to beset with cruelty or malignity; to harass; especially, to afflict, harass, punish, or put to death, for adherence to a particular religious creed or mode of worship.
Persecute (v. t.) To harass with importunity; to pursue with persistent solicitations; to annoy.
Persolve (v. t.) To pay wholly, or fully.
Person (v. t.) To represent as a person; to personify; to impersonate.
Personalize (v. t.) To make personal.
Personate (v. t.) To celebrate loudly; to extol; to praise.
Personate (v. t.) To assume the character of; to represent by a fictitious appearance; to act the part of; hence, to counterfeit; to feign; as, he tried to personate his brother; a personated devotion.
Personate (v. t.) To set forth in an unreal character; to disguise; to mask.
Personate (v. t.) To personify; to typify; to describe.
Personify (v. t.) To regard, treat, or represent as a person; to represent as a rational being.
Personify (v. t.) To be the embodiment or personification of; to impersonate; as, he personifies the law.
Personize (v. t.) To personify.
Perspire (v. t.) To emit or evacuate through the pores of the skin; to sweat; to excrete through pores.
Perstringe (v. t.) To touch; to graze; to glance on.
Perstringe (v. t.) To criticise; to touch upon.
Persuade (v. t.) To influence or gain over by argument, advice, entreaty, expostulation, etc.; to draw or inc
Persuade (v. t.) To try to influence.
Persuade (v. t.) To convince by argument, or by reasons offered or suggested from reflection, etc.; to cause to believe.
Persuade (v. t.) To inculcate by argument or expostulation; to advise; to recommend.
Perturb (v. t.) To disturb; to agitate; to vex; to trouble; to disquiet.
Perturb (v. t.) To disorder; to confuse.
Perturbate (v. t.) To perturb.
Peruke (v. t.) To dress with a peruke.
Peruse (v. t.) To observe; to examine with care.
Peruse (v. t.) To read through; to read carefully.
Pervade (v. t.) To pass or flow through, as an aperture, pore, or interstice; to permeate.
Pervade (v. t.) To pass or spread through the whole extent of; to be diffused throughout.
Pervert (v. t.) To turnanother way; to divert.
Pervert (v. t.) To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt; also, to misapply; to misinterpret designedly; as, to pervert one's words.
Pervestigate (v. t.) To investigate thoroughly.
Pester (v. t.) To trouble; to disturb; to annoy; to harass with petty vexations.
Pester (v. t.) To crowd together in an annoying way; to overcrowd; to infest.
Pet (v. t.) To treat as a pet; to fondle; to indulge; as, she was petted and spoiled.
Petition (v. t.) To make a prayer or request to; to ask from; to solicit; to entreat; especially, to make a formal written supplication, or application to, as to any branch of the government; as, to petition the court; to petition the governor.
Petrificate (v. t.) To petrify.
Petrify (v. t.) To convert, as any animal or vegetable matter, into stone or stony substance.
Petrify (v. t.) To make callous or obdurate; to stupefy; to paralyze; to transform; as by petrifaction; as, to petrify the heart. Young.
Pettifog (v. t.) To advocate like a pettifogger; to argue trickily; as, to pettifog a claim.
Pew (v. t.) To furnish with pews.
Pheese (v. t.) To comb; also, to beat; to worry.
Phial (v. t.) To put or keep in, or as in, a phial.
Philter (v. t.) To impregnate or mix with a love potion; as, to philter a draught.
Philter (v. t.) To charm to love; to excite to love or sexual desire by a potion.
Phlebotomize (v. t.) To let blood from by opening a vein; to bleed.
Phlogisticate (v. t.) To combine phlogiston with; -- usually in the form and sense of the p. p. or the adj.; as, highly phlogisticated substances.
Phonetize (v. t.) To represent by phonetic signs.
Phosphorate (v. t.) To impregnate, or combine, with phosphorus or its compounds; as, phosphorated oil.
Phosphorize (v. t.) To phosphorate.
Photograph (v. t.) To take a picture or likeness of by means of photography; as, to photograph a view; to photograph a group.
Photolithograph (v. t.) To produce (a picture, a copy) by the process of photolithography.
Phrase (v. t.) To express in words, or in peculiar words; to call; to style.
Phrensy (v. t.) To render frantic.
Physic (v. t.) To treat with physic or medicine; to administer medicine to, esp. a cathartic; to operate on as a cathartic; to purge.
Physic (v. t.) To work on as a remedy; to heal; to cure.
Physiognomize (v. t.) To observe and study the physiognomy of.
Pi (v. t.) To put into a mixed and disordered condition, as type; to mix and disarrange the type of; as, to pi a form.
Picket (v. t.) To fortify with pointed stakes.
Picket (v. t.) To inclose or fence with pickets or pales.
Picket (v. t.) To tether to, or as to, a picket; as, to picket a horse.
Picket (v. t.) To guard, as a camp or road, by an outlying picket.
Picket (v. t.) To torture by compelling to stand with one foot on a pointed stake.
Pickle (v. t.) A solution of salt and water, in which fish, meat, etc., may be preserved or corned; brine.
Pickle (v. t.) Vinegar, plain or spiced, used for preserving vegetables, fish, eggs, oysters, etc.
Pickle (v. t.) Any article of food which has been preserved in brine or in vinegar.
Pickle (v. t.) A bath of dilute sulphuric or nitric acid, etc., to remove burnt sand, scale rust, etc., from the surface of castings, or other articles of metal, or to brighten them or improve their color.
Pickle (v. t.) A troublesome child; as, a little pickle.
Pickle (v. t.) To preserve or season in pickle; to treat with some kind of pickle; as, to pickle herrings or cucumbers.
Pickle (v. t.) To give an antique appearance to; -- said of copies or imitations of paintings by the old masters.
Picture (v. t.) To draw or paint a resemblance of; to de
Picturize (v. t.) To picture.
Picturize (v. t.) To adorn with pictures.
Pie (v. t.) See Pi.
Piece (v. t.) To make, enlarge, or repair, by the addition of a piece or pieces; to patch; as, to piece a garment; -- often with out.
Piece (v. t.) To unite; to join; to combine.
Pierce (v. t.) To thrust into, penetrate, or transfix, with a pointed instrument.
Pierce (v. t.) To penetrate; to enter; to force a way into or through; to pass into or through; as, to pierce the enemy's
Pierce (v. t.) Fig.: To penetrate; to affect deeply; as, to pierce a mystery.
Pigeon (v. t.) To pluck; to fleece; to swindle by tricks in gambling.
Pigeonhole (v. t.) To place in the pigeonhole of a case or cabinet; hence, to put away; to lay aside indefinitely; as, to pigeonhole a letter or a report.
Pignerate (v. t.) To pledge or pawn.
Pignerate (v. t.) to receive in pawn, as a pawnbroker does.
Pile (v. t.) To drive piles into; to fill with piles; to strengthen with piles.
Pile (v. t.) To lay or throw into a pile or heap; to heap up; to collect into a mass; to accumulate; to amass; -- often with up; as, to pile up wood.
Pile (v. t.) To cover with heaps; or in great abundance; to fill or overfill; to load.
Pilfer (v. t.) To take by petty theft; to filch; to steal little by little.
Pill (v. t.) To deprive of hair; to make bald.
Pill (v. t.) To peel; to make by removing the skin.
Pillorize (v. t.) To set in, or punish with, the pillory; to pillory.
Pillory (v. t.) To set in, or punish with, the pillory.
Pillory (v. t.) Figuratively, to expose to public scorn.
Pillow (v. t.) To rest or lay upon, or as upon, a pillow; to support; as, to pillow the head.
Pilot (v. t.) To direct the course of, as of a ship, where navigation is dangerous.
Pilot (v. t.) Figuratively: To guide, as through dangers or difficulties.
Pin (v. t.) To peen.
Pin (v. t.) To inclose; to confine; to pen; to pound.
Pinch (v. t.) To press hard or squeeze between the ends of the fingers, between teeth or claws, or between the jaws of an instrument; to squeeze or compress, as between any two hard bodies.
Pinch (v. t.) o seize; to grip; to bite; -- said of animals.
Pinch (v. t.) To plait.
Pinch (v. t.) Figuratively: To cramp; to straiten; to oppress; to starve; to distress; as, to be pinched for money.
Pinch (v. t.) To move, as a railroad car, by prying the wheels with a pinch. See Pinch, n., 4.
Pinion (v. t.) To bind or confine the wings of; to confine by binding the wings.
Pinion (v. t.) To disable by cutting off the pinion joint.
Pinion (v. t.) To disable or restrain, as a person, by binding the arms, esp. by binding the arms to the body.
Pinion (v. t.) Hence, generally, to confine; to bind; to tie up.
Pink (v. t.) To pierce with small holes; to cut the edge of, as cloth or paper, in small scallops or angles.
Pink (v. t.) To stab; to pierce as with a sword.
Pink (v. t.) To choose; to cull; to pick out.
Pink (v. t.) A name given to several plants of the caryophyllaceous genus Dianthus, and to their flowers, which are sometimes very fragrant and often double in cultivated varieties. The species are mostly perennial herbs, with opposite
Pink (v. t.) A color resulting from the combination of a pure vivid red with more or less white; -- so called from the common color of the flower.
Pink (v. t.) Anything supremely excellent; the embodiment or perfection of something.
Pink (v. t.) The European minnow; -- so called from the color of its abdomen in summer.
Pinnacle (v. t.) To build or furnish with a pinnacle or pinnacles.
Pipe (v. t.) To perform, as a tune, by playing on a pipe, flute, fife, etc.; to utter in the shrill tone of a pipe.
Pipe (v. t.) To call or direct, as a crew, by the boatswain's whistle.
Pipe (v. t.) To furnish or equip with pipes; as, to pipe an engine, or a building.
Pipeclay (v. t.) To whiten or clean with pipe clay, as a soldier's accouterments.
Pipeclay (v. t.) To clear off; as, to pipeclay accounts.
Pique (v. t.) To wound the pride of; to sting; to nettle; to irritate; to fret; to offend; to excite to anger.
Pique (v. t.) To excite to action by causing resentment or jealousy; to stimulate; to prick; as, to pique ambition, or curiosity.
Pique (v. t.) To pride or value; -- used reflexively.
Pirate (v. t.) To publish, as books or writings, without the permission of the author.
Pirl (v. t.) To spin, as a top.
Pirl (v. t.) To twist or twine, as hair in making fishing
Pistol (v. t.) To shoot with a pistol.
Pit (v. t.) To place or put into a pit or hole.
Pit (v. t.) To mark with little hollows, as by various pustules; as, a face pitted by smallpox.
Pit (v. t.) To introduce as an antagonist; to set forward for or in a contest; as, to pit one dog against another.
Pitch (v. t.) To throw, generally with a definite aim or purpose; to cast; to hurl; to toss; as, to pitch quoits; to pitch hay; to pitch a ball.
Pitch (v. t.) To thrust or plant in the ground, as stakes or poles; hence, to fix firmly, as by means of poles; to establish; to arrange; as, to pitch a tent; to pitch a camp.
Pitch (v. t.) To set, face, or pave with rubble or undressed stones, as an embankment or a roadway.
Pitch (v. t.) To fix or set the tone of; as, to pitch a tune.
Pitch (v. t.) To set or fix, as a price or value.
Pitchfork (v. t.) To pitch or throw with, or as with, a pitchfork.
Pith (v. t.) To destroy the central nervous system of (an animal, as a frog), as by passing a stout wire or needle up and down the vertebral canal.
Pitted (v. t.) Having minute thin spots; as, pitted ducts in the vascular parts of vegetable tissue.
Pity (v. t.) To feel pity or compassion for; to have sympathy with; to compassionate; to commiserate; to have tender feelings toward (any one), awakened by a knowledge of suffering.
Pity (v. t.) To move to pity; -- used impersonally.
Pivot (v. t.) To place on a pivot.
Placard (v. t.) To post placards upon or within; as, to placard a wall, to placard the city.
Placard (v. t.) To announce by placards; as, to placard a sale.
Placate (v. t.) To appease; to pacify; to concilate.
Plagiarize (v. t.) To steal or purloin from the writings of another; to appropriate without due acknowledgement (the ideas or expressions of another).
Plague (v. t.) To infest or afflict with disease, calamity, or natural evil of any kind.
Plague (v. t.) Fig.: To vex; to tease; to harass.
Plain (v. t.) To lament; to mourn over; as, to plain a loss.
Plait (v. t.) To fold; to double in narrow folds; to pleat; as, to plait a ruffle.
Plait (v. t.) To interweave the strands or locks of; to braid; to plat; as, to plait hair; to plait rope.
Plan (v. t.) To form a de
Plan (v. t.) To scheme; to devise; to contrive; to form in design; as, to plan the conquest of a country.
Planch (v. t.) To make or cover with planks or boards; to plank.
Plancher (v. t.) To form of planks.
Plank (v. t.) To cover or lay with planks; as, to plank a floor or a ship.
Plank (v. t.) To lay down, as on a plank or table; to stake or pay cash; as, to plank money in a wager.
Plank (v. t.) To harden, as hat bodies, by felting.
Plank (v. t.) To splice together the ends of slivers of wool, for subsequent drawing.
Plash (v. t.) To splash, as water.
Plash (v. t.) To splash or sprinkle with coloring matter; as, to plash a wall in imitation of granite.
Plash (v. t.) To cut partly, or to bend and intertwine the branches of; as, to plash a hedge.
Plaster (v. t.) To cover with a plaster, as a wound or sore.
Plaster (v. t.) To overlay or cover with plaster, as the ceilings and walls of a house.
Plaster (v. t.) Fig.: To smooth over; to cover or conceal the defects of; to hide, as with a covering of plaster.
Plat (v. t.) To form by interlaying interweaving; to braid; to plait.
Plat (v. t.) To lay out in plats or plots, as ground.
Plate (v. t.) To cover or overlay with gold, silver, or other metals, either by a mechanical process, as hammering, or by a chemical process, as electrotyping.
Plate (v. t.) To cover or overlay with plates of metal; to arm with metal for defense.
Plate (v. t.) To adorn with plated metal; as, a plated harness.
Plate (v. t.) To beat into thin, flat pieces, or laminae.
Plate (v. t.) To calender; as, to plate paper.
Platform (v. t.) To place on a platform.
Platform (v. t.) To form a plan of; to model; to lay out.
Platinize (v. t.) To cover or combine with platinum.
Platonize (v. t.) To explain by, or accomodate to, the Platonic philosophy.
Plaud (v. t.) To applaud.
Plausibleize (v. t.) To render plausible.
Play (v. t.) To put in action or motion; as, to play cannon upon a fortification; to play a trump.
Play (v. t.) To perform music upon; as, to play the flute or the organ.
Play (v. t.) To perform, as a piece of music, on an instrument; as, to play a waltz on the violin.
Play (v. t.) To bring into sportive or wanton action; to exhibit in action; to execute; as, to play tricks.
Play (v. t.) To act or perform (a play); to represent in music action; as, to play a comedy; also, to act in the character of; to represent by acting; to simulate; to behave like; as, to play King Lear; to play the woman.
Play (v. t.) To engage in, or go together with, as a contest for amusement or for a wager or prize; as, to play a game at baseball.
Play (v. t.) To keep in play, as a hooked fish, in order to land it.
Pleach (v. t.) To unite by interweaving, as branches of trees; to plash; to interlock.
Plead (v. t.) To argue in support of a claim, or in defense against the claim of another; to urge reasons for or against a thing; to attempt to persuade one by argument or supplication; to speak by way of persuasion; as, to plead for the life of a criminal; to plead with a judge or with a father.
Plead (v. t.) To present an answer, by allegation of fact, to the declaration of a plaintiff; to deny the plaintiff's declaration and demand, or to allege facts which show that ought not to recover in the suit; in a less strict sense, to make an allegation of fact in a cause; to carry on the allegations of the respective parties in a cause; to carry on a suit or plea.
Plead (v. t.) To contend; to struggle.
Plead (v. t.) To discuss, defend, and attempt to maintain by arguments or reasons presented to a tribunal or person having uthority to determine; to argue at the bar; as, to plead a cause before a court or jury.
Plead (v. t.) To allege or cite in a legal plea or defense, or for repelling a demand in law; to answer to an indictment; as, to plead usury; to plead statute of limitations; to plead not guilty.
Plead (v. t.) To allege or adduce in proof, support, or vendication; to offer in excuse; as, the law of nations may be pleaded in favor of the rights of ambassadors.
Please (v. t.) To give pleasure to; to excite agreeable sensations or emotions in; to make glad; to gratify; to content; to satisfy.
Please (v. t.) To have or take pleasure in; hence, to choose; to wish; to desire; to will.
Please (v. t.) To be the will or pleasure of; to seem good to; -- used impersonally.
Pleasure (v. t.) To give or afford pleasure to; to please; to gratify.
Plebeianize (v. t.) To render plebeian, common, or vulgar.
Plenish (v. t.) To replenish.
Plenish (v. t.) To furnish; to stock, as a house or farm.
Plight (v. t.) To weave; to braid; to fold; to plait.
Plod (v. t.) To walk on slowly or heavily.
Plonge (v. t.) To cleanse, as open drains which are entered by the tide, by stirring up the sediment when the tide ebbs.
Plot (v. t.) To make a plot, map, pr plan, of; to mark the position of on a plan; to de
Plot (v. t.) To plan; to scheme; to devise; to contrive secretly.
Plow (v. t.) Alt. of Plough
Plough (v. t.) To turn up, break up, or trench, with a plow; to till with, or as with, a plow; as, to plow the ground; to plow a field.
Plough (v. t.) To furrow; to make furrows, grooves, or ridges in; to run through, as in sailing.
Plough (v. t.) To trim, or shave off the edges of, as a book or paper, with a plow. See Plow, n., 5.
Pluck (v. t.) To pull; to draw.
Pluck (v. t.) Especially, to pull with sudden force or effort, or to pull off or out from something, with a twitch; to twitch; also, to gather, to pick; as, to pluck feathers from a fowl; to pluck hair or wool from a skin; to pluck grapes.
Pluck (v. t.) To strip of, or as of, feathers; as, to pluck a fowl.
Pluck (v. t.) To reject at an examination for degrees.
Pluck (v. t.) The lyrie.
Pluff (v. t.) To throw out, as smoke, dust, etc., in puffs.
Plug (v. t.) To stop with a plug; to make tight by stopping a hole.
Plumb (v. t.) To adjust by a plumb
Plumb (v. t.) To sound with a plumb or plummet, as the depth of water; hence, to examine by test; to ascertain the depth, quality, dimension, etc.; to sound; to fathom; to test.
Plumb (v. t.) To seal with lead; as, to plumb a drainpipe.
Plumb (v. t.) To supply, as a building, with a system of plumbing.
Plume (v. t.) To pick and adjust the plumes or feathers of; to dress or prink.
Plume (v. t.) To strip of feathers; to pluck; to strip; to pillage; also, to peel.
Plume (v. t.) To adorn with feathers or plumes.
Plume (v. t.) To pride; to vaunt; to boast; -- used reflexively; as, he plumes himself on his skill.
Plump (v. t.) To make plump; to fill (out) or support; -- often with up.
Plump (v. t.) To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily; as, to plump a stone into water.
Plump (v. t.) To give (a vote), as a plumper. See Plumper, 2.
Plunder (v. t.) To take the goods of by force, or without right; to pillage; to spoil; to sack; to strip; to rob; as, to plunder travelers.
Plunder (v. t.) To take by pillage; to appropriate forcibly; as, the enemy plundered all the goods they found.
Plunge (v. t.) To thrust into water, or into any substance that is penetrable; to immerse; to cause to penetrate or enter quickly and forcibly; to thrust; as, to plunge the body into water; to plunge a dagger into the breast. Also used figuratively; as, to plunge a nation into war.
Plunge (v. t.) To baptize by immersion.
Plunge (v. t.) To entangle; to embarrass; to overcome.
Pluralize (v. t.) To make plural by using the plural termination; to attribute plurality to; to express in the plural form.
Pluralize (v. t.) To multiply; to make manifold.
Ply (v. t.) To bend.
Ply (v. t.) To lay on closely, or in folds; to work upon steadily, or with repeated acts; to press upon; to urge importunately; as, to ply one with questions, with solicitations, or with drink.
Ply (v. t.) To employ diligently; to use steadily.
Ply (v. t.) To practice or perform with diligence; to work at.
Poach (v. t.) To stab; to pierce; to spear, \as fish.
Poach (v. t.) To force, drive, or plunge into anything.
Poach (v. t.) To make soft or muddy by trampling
Poach (v. t.) To begin and not complete.
Pocket (v. t.) To put, or conceal, in the pocket; as, to pocket the change.
Pocket (v. t.) To take clandestinely or fraudulently.
Poind (v. t.) To impound, as cattle.
Poind (v. t.) To distrain.
Poke (v. t.) To thrust or push against or into with anything pointed; hence, to stir up; to excite; as, to poke a fire.
Poke (v. t.) To thrust with the horns; to gore.
Poke (v. t.) To put a poke on; as, to poke an ox.
Polarize (v. t.) To communicate polarity to.
Pole (v. t.) To furnish with poles for support; as, to pole beans or hops.
Pole (v. t.) To convey on poles; as, to pole hay into a barn.
Pole (v. t.) To impel by a pole or poles, as a boat.
Pole (v. t.) To stir, as molten glass, with a pole.
Police (v. t.) To keep in order by police.
Police (v. t.) To make clean; as, to police a camp.
Policy (v. t.) To regulate by laws; to reduce to order.
Polish (v. t.) To make smooth and glossy, usually by friction; to burnish; to overspread with luster; as, to polish glass, marble, metals, etc.
Polish (v. t.) Hence, to refine; to wear off the rudeness, coarseness, or rusticity of; to make elegant and polite; as, to polish life or manners.
Polite (v. t.) To polish; to refine; to render polite.
Poll (v. t.) To remove the poll or head of; hence, to remove the top or end of; to clip; to lop; to shear; as, to poll the head; to poll a tree.
Poll (v. t.) To cut off; to remove by clipping, shearing, etc.; to mow or crop; -- sometimes with off; as, to poll the hair; to poll wool; to poll grass.
Poll (v. t.) To extort from; to plunder; to strip.
Poll (v. t.) To impose a tax upon.
Poll (v. t.) To pay as one's personal tax.
Poll (v. t.) To enter, as polls or persons, in a list or register; to enroll, esp. for purposes of taxation; to enumerate one by one.
Poll (v. t.) To register or deposit, as a vote; to elicit or call forth, as votes or voters; as, he polled a hundred votes more than his opponent.
Poll (v. t.) To cut or shave smooth or even; to cut in a straight
Pollard (v. t.) To lop the tops of, as trees; to poll; as, to pollard willows.
Pollenize (v. t.) To supply with pollen; to impregnate with pollen.
Pollinate (v. t.) To apply pollen to (a stigma).
Pollute (v. t.) To make foul, impure, or unclean; to defile; to taint; to soil; to desecrate; -- used of physical or moral defilement.
Pollute (v. t.) To violate sexually; to debauch; to dishonor.
Pollute (v. t.) To render ceremonially unclean; to disqualify or unfit for sacred use or service, or for social intercourse.
Polymerize (v. t.) To cause polymerization of; to produce polymers from; to increase the molecular weight of, without changing the atomic proportions; thus, certain acids polymerize aldehyde.
Polytype (v. t.) To produce a polytype of; as, to polytype an engraving.
Pomatum (v. t.) To dress with pomatum.
Pommel (v. t.) To beat soundly, as with the pommel of a sword, or with something knoblike; hence, to beat with the fists.
Pond (v. t.) To make into a pond; to collect, as water, in a pond by damming.
Pond (v. t.) To ponder.
Ponder (v. t.) To weigh.
Ponder (v. t.) To weigh in the mind; to view with deliberation; to examine carefully; to consider attentively.
Ponderate (v. t.) To consider; to ponder.
Poniard (v. t.) To pierce with a poniard; to stab.
Pooh-pooh (v. t.) To make light of; to treat with derision or contempt, as if by saying pooh! pooh!
Pool (v. t.) To put together; to contribute to a common fund, on the basis of a mutual division of profits or losses; to make a common interest of; as, the companies pooled their traffic.
Poop (v. t.) To break over the poop or stern, as a wave.
Poop (v. t.) To strike in the stern, as by collision.
Pop (v. t.) To thrust or push suddenly; to offer suddenly; to bring suddenly and unexpectedly to notice; as, to pop one's head in at the door.
Pop (v. t.) To cause to pop; to cause to burst open by heat, as grains of Indian corn; as, to pop corn or chestnuts.
Popularize (v. t.) To make popular; to make suitable or acceptable to the common people; to make generally known; as, to popularize philosophy.
Populate (v. t.) To furnish with inhabitants, either by natural increase or by immigration or colonization; to cause to be inhabited; to people.
Porphyrize (v. t.) To cause to resemble porphyry; to make spotted in composition, like porphyry.
Port (v. t.) To carry; to bear; to transport.
Port (v. t.) To throw, as a musket, diagonally across the body, with the lock in front, the right hand grasping the small of the stock, and the barrel sloping upward and crossing the point of the left shoulder; as, to port arms.
Port (v. t.) To turn or put to the left or larboard side of a ship; -- said of the helm, and used chiefly in the imperative, as a command; as, port your helm.
Portcullis (v. t.) To obstruct with, or as with, a portcullis; to shut; to bar.
Portend (v. t.) To indicate (events, misfortunes, etc.) as in future; to foreshow; to foretoken; to bode; -- now used esp. of unpropitious signs.
Portend (v. t.) To stretch out before.
Portion (v. t.) To separate or divide into portions or shares; to parcel; to distribute.
Portion (v. t.) To endow with a portion or inheritance.
Portrait (v. t.) To portray; to draw.
Portraiture (v. t.) To represent by a portrait, or as by a portrait; to portray.
Portray (v. t.) To paint or draw the likeness of; as, to portray a king on horseback.
Portray (v. t.) Hence, figuratively, to describe in words.
Portray (v. t.) To adorn with pictures.
Pose (v. t.) The attitude or position of a person; the position of the body or of any member of the body; especially, a position formally assumed for the sake of effect; an artificial position; as, the pose of an actor; the pose of an artist's model or of a statue.
Pose (v. t.) To place in an attitude or fixed position, for the sake of effect; to arrange the posture and drapery of (a person) in a studied manner; as, to pose a model for a picture; to pose a sitter for a portrait.
Pose (v. t.) To interrogate; to question.
Pose (v. t.) To question with a view to puzzling; to embarrass by questioning or scrutiny; to bring to a stand.
Posit (v. t.) To dispose or set firmly or fixedly; to place or dispose in relation to other objects.
Posit (v. t.) To assume as real or conceded; as, to posit a principle.
Position (v. t.) To indicate the position of; to place.
Poss (v. t.) To push; to dash; to throw.
Possess (v. t.) To occupy in person; to hold or actually have in one's own keeping; to have and to hold.
Possess (v. t.) To have the legal title to; to have a just right to; to be master of; to own; to have; as, to possess property, an estate, a book.
Possess (v. t.) To obtain occupation or possession of; to accomplish; to gain; to seize.
Possess (v. t.) To enter into and influence; to control the will of; to fill; to affect; -- said especially of evil spirits, passions, etc.
Possess (v. t.) To put in possession; to make the owner or holder of property, power, knowledge, etc.; to acquaint; to inform; -- followed by of or with before the thing possessed, and now commonly used reflexively.
Possession (v. t.) To invest with property.
Posset (v. t.) To curdle; to turn, as milk; to coagulate; as, to posset the blood.
Posset (v. t.) To treat with possets; to pamper.
Post (v. t.) To attach to a post, a wall, or other usual place of affixing public notices; to placard; as, to post a notice; to post playbills.
Post (v. t.) To hold up to public blame or reproach; to advertise opprobriously; to denounce by public proclamation; as, to post one for cowardice.
Post (v. t.) To enter (a name) on a list, as for service, promotion, or the like.
Post (v. t.) To assign to a station; to set; to place; as, to post a sentinel.
Post (v. t.) To carry, as an account, from the journal to the ledger; as, to post an account; to transfer, as accounts, to the ledger.
Post (v. t.) To place in the care of the post; to mail; as, to post a letter.
Post (v. t.) To inform; to give the news to; to make (one) acquainted with the details of a subject; -- often with up.
Postdate (v. t.) To date after the real time; as, to postdate a contract, that is, to date it later than the time when it was in fact made.
Postdate (v. t.) To affix a date to after the event.
Postfix (v. t.) To annex; specifically (Gram.), to add or annex, as a letter, syllable, or word, to the end of another or principal word; to suffix.
Postil (v. t.) To write marginal or explanatory notes on; to gloss.
Postillate (v. t.) To explain by marginal notes; to postil.
Postmark (v. t.) To mark with a post-office stamp; as, to postmark a letter or parcel.
Postpone (v. t.) To defer to a future or later time; to put off; also, to cause to be deferred or put off; to delay; to adjourn; as, to postpone the consideration of a bill to the following day, or indefinitely.
Postpone (v. t.) To place after, behind, or below something, in respect to precedence, preference, value, or importance.
Postpose (v. t.) To postpone.
Postposit (v. t.) To postpone.
Postscribe (v. t.) To make a postscript.
Postulate (v. t.) To beg, or assume without proof; as, to postulate conclusions.
Postulate (v. t.) To take without express consent; to assume.
Postulate (v. t.) To invite earnestly; to solicit.
Posture (v. t.) To place in a particular position or attitude; to dispose the parts of, with reference to a particular purpose; as, to posture one's self; to posture a model.
Pot (v. t.) To place or inclose in pots
Pot (v. t.) To preserve seasoned in pots.
Pot (v. t.) To set out or cover in pots; as, potted plants or bulbs.
Pot (v. t.) To drain; as, to pot sugar, by taking it from the cooler, and placing it in hogsheads, etc., having perforated heads, through which the molasses drains off.
Pot (v. t.) To pocket.
Potch (v. t.) See Poach, to cook.
Potentiate (v. t.) To render active or potent.
Potentize (v. t.) To render the latent power of (anything) available.
Pother (v. t.) To harass and perplex; to worry.
Potion (v. t.) To drug.
Potter (v. t.) To poke; to push; also, to disturb; to confuse; to bother.
Pouch (v. t.) To put or take into a pouch.
Pouch (v. t.) To swallow; -- said of fowls.
Pouch (v. t.) To pout.
Pouch (v. t.) To pocket; to put up with.
Poultice (v. t.) To apply a poultice to; to dress with a poultice.
Pounce (v. t.) To sprinkle or rub with pounce; as, to pounce paper, or a pattern.
Pounce (v. t.) The claw or talon of a bird of prey.
Pounce (v. t.) A punch or stamp.
Pounce (v. t.) Cloth worked in eyelet holes.
Pounce (v. t.) To strike or seize with the talons; to pierce, as with the talons.
Pounce (v. t.) To punch; to perforate; to stamp holes in, or dots on, by way of ornament.
Pound (v. t.) To strike repeatedly with some heavy instrument; to beat.
Pound (v. t.) To comminute and pulverize by beating; to bruise or break into fine particles with a pestle or other heavy instrument; as, to pound spice or salt.
Pound (v. t.) To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound.
Poundage (v. t.) To collect, as poundage; to assess, or rate, by poundage.
Pour (v. t.) To cause to flow in a stream, as a liquid or anything flowing like a liquid, either out of a vessel or into it; as, to pour water from a pail; to pour wine into a decanter; to pour oil upon the waters; to pour out sand or dust.
Pour (v. t.) To send forth as in a stream or a flood; to emit; to let escape freely or wholly.
Pour (v. t.) To send forth from, as in a stream; to discharge uninterruptedly.
Pourtray (v. t.) See Portray.
Powder (v. t.) To reduce to fine particles; to pound, grind, or rub into a powder; to comminute; to pulverize; to triturate.
Powder (v. t.) To sprinkle with powder, or as with powder; to be sprinkle; as, to powder the hair.
Powder (v. t.) To sprinkle with salt; to corn, as meat.
Pox (v. t.) To infect with the pox, or syphilis.
Poze (v. t.) See 5th Pose.
Practicalize (v. t.) To render practical.
Practice (v. t.) To do or perform frequently, customarily, or habitually; to make a practice of; as, to practice gaming.
Practice (v. t.) To exercise, or follow, as a profession, trade, art, etc., as, to practice law or medicine.
Practice (v. t.) To exercise one's self in, for instruction or improvement, or to acquire discip
Practice (v. t.) To put into practice; to carry out; to act upon; to commit; to execute; to do.
Practice (v. t.) To make use of; to employ.
Practice (v. t.) To teach or accustom by practice; to train.
Praemnire (v. t.) The subject to the penalties of praemunire.
Praetermit (v. t.) See Pretermit.
Pragmatize (v. t.) To consider, represent, or embody (something unreal) as fact; to materialize.
Prank (v. t.) To adorn in a showy manner; to dress or equip ostentatiously; -- often followed by up; as, to prank up the body. See Prink.
Prate (v. t.) To utter foolishly; to speak without reason or purpose; to chatter, or babble.
Prattle (v. t.) To utter as prattle; to babble; as, to prattle treason.
Pray (v. t.) To address earnest request to; to supplicate; to entreat; to implore; to beseech.
Pray (v. t.) To ask earnestly for; to seek to obtain by supplication; to entreat for.
Pray (v. t.) To effect or accomplish by praying; as, to pray a soul out of purgatory.
Preach (v. t.) To proclaim by public discourse; to utter in a sermon or a formal religious harangue.
Preach (v. t.) To inculcate in public discourse; to urge with earnestness by public teaching.
Preach (v. t.) To deliver or pronounce; as, to preach a sermon.
Preach (v. t.) To teach or instruct by preaching; to inform by preaching.
Preach (v. t.) To advise or recommend earnestly.
Preacquaint (v. t.) To acquaint previously or beforehand.
Preact (v. t.) To act beforehand; to perform previously.
Preadmonish (v. t.) To admonish previously.
Preadvertise (v. t.) To advertise beforehand; to preannounce publicly.
Preannounce (v. t.) To announce beforehand.
Preappoint (v. t.) To appoint previously, or beforehand.
Prearm (v. t.) To forearm.
Prearrange (v. t.) To arrange beforehand.
Prebendate (v. t.) To invest with the office of prebendary; to present to a prebend.
Precalculate (v. t.) To calculate or determine beforehand; to prearrange.
Precaution (v. t.) To warn or caution beforehand.
Precaution (v. t.) To take precaution against.
Precede (v. t.) To go before in order of time; to occur first with relation to anything.
Precede (v. t.) To go before in place, rank, or importance.
Precede (v. t.) To cause to be preceded; to preface; to introduce; -- used with by or with before the instrumental object.
Precept (v. t.) To teach by precepts.
Precipitate (v. t.) To throw headlong; to cast down from a precipice or height.
Precipitate (v. t.) To urge or press on with eager haste or violence; to cause to happen, or come to a crisis, suddenly or too soon; as, precipitate a journey, or a conflict.
Precipitate (v. t.) To separate from a solution, or other medium, in the form of a precipitate; as, water precipitates camphor when in solution with alcohol.
Precogitate (v. t.) To cogitate beforehand.
Precognosce (v. t.) To examine beforehand, as witnesses or evidence.
Precompose (v. t.) To compose beforehand.
Preconceive (v. t.) To conceive, or form an opinion of, beforehand; to form a previous notion or idea of.
Preconcert (v. t.) To concert or arrange beforehand; to settle by previous agreement.
Precondemn (v. t.) To condemn beforehand.
Preconizate (v. t.) To proclaim; to publish; also, to summon; to call.
Preconize (v. t.) To approve by preconization.
Preconquer (v. t.) To conquer in anticipation.
Preconsign (v. t.) To consign beforehand; to make a previous consignment of.
Preconstitute (v. t.) To constitute or establish beforehand.
Precontract (v. t.) To contract, engage, or stipulate previously.
Predate (v. t.) To date anticipation; to affix to (a document) an earlier than the actual date; to antedate; as, a predated deed or letter.
Predecease (v. t.) To die sooner than.
Predeclare (v. t.) To declare or announce beforehand; to preannounce.
Predefine (v. t.) To define beforehand.
Predesign (v. t.) To design or purpose beforehand; to predetermine.
Predestinate (v. t.) To predetermine or foreordain; to appoint or ordain beforehand by an unchangeable purpose or decree; to preelect.
Predestine (v. t.) To decree beforehand; to foreordain; to predestinate.
Predetermine (v. t.) To determine (something) beforehand.
Predetermine (v. t.) To doom by previous decree; to foredoom.
Predicate (v. t.) To assert to belong to something; to affirm (one thing of another); as, to predicate whiteness of snow.
Predicate (v. t.) To found; to base.
Predicate (v. t.) That which is affirmed or denied of the subject. In these propositions, "Paper is white," "Ink is not white," whiteness is the predicate affirmed of paper and denied of ink.
Predicate (v. t.) The word or words in a proposition which express what is affirmed of the subject.
Predict (v. t.) To tell or declare beforehand; to foretell; to prophesy; to presage; as, to predict misfortune; to predict the return of a comet.
Predigest (v. t.) To subject (food) to predigestion or artificial digestion.
Predilect (v. t.) To elect or choose beforehand.
Prediscover (v. t.) To discover beforehand.
Predispose (v. t.) To dispose or inc
Predispose (v. t.) To make fit or susceptible beforehand; to give a tendency to; as, debility predisposes the body to disease.
Predominate (v. t.) To rule over; to overpower.
Predoom (v. t.) To foredoom.
Preelect (v. t.) To elect beforehand.
Preemploy (v. t.) To employ beforehand.
Preengage (v. t.) To engage by previous contract; to bind or attach previously; to preoccupy.
Preerect (v. t.) To erect beforehand.
Preestablish (v. t.) To establish beforehand.
Preexamine (v. t.) To examine beforehand.
Preface (v. t.) To introduce by a preface; to give a preface to; as, to preface a book discourse.
Prefer (v. t.) To carry or bring (something) forward, or before one; hence, to bring for consideration, acceptance, judgment, etc.; to offer; to present; to proffer; to address; -- said especially of a request, prayer, petition, claim, charge, etc.
Prefer (v. t.) To go before, or be before, in estimation; to outrank; to surpass.
Prefer (v. t.) To cause to go before; hence, to advance before others, as to an office or dignity; to raise; to exalt; to promote; as, to prefer an officer to the rank of general.
Prefer (v. t.) To set above or before something else in estimation, favor, or liking; to regard or honor before another; to hold in greater favor; to choose rather; -- often followed by to, before, or above.
Prefigurate (v. t.) To prefigure.
Prefigure (v. t.) To show, suggest, or announce, by antecedent types and similitudes; to foreshadow.
Prefine (v. t.) To limit beforehand.
Prefix (v. t.) To put or fix before, or at the beginning of, another thing; as, to prefix a syllable to a word, or a condition to an agreement.
Prefix (v. t.) To set or appoint beforehand; to settle or establish antecedently.
Preform (v. t.) To form beforehand, or for special ends.
Pregage (v. t.) To preengage.
Pregravate (v. t.) To bear down; to depress.
Prehend (v. t.) To lay hold of; to seize.
Preindispose (v. t.) To render indisposed beforehand.
Preinstruct (v. t.) To instruct previously or beforehand.
Prejudge (v. t.) To judge before hearing, or before full and sufficient examination; to decide or sentence by anticipation; to condemn beforehand.
Prejudicate (v. t.) To determine beforehand, especially to disadvantage; to prejudge.
Prelatize (v. t.) To bring under the influence of prelacy.
Prelect (v. t.) To read publicly, as a lecture or discourse.
Prelimit (v. t.) To limit previously.
Prelude (v. t.) An introductory performance, preceding and preparing for the principal matter; a preliminary part, movement, strain, etc.; especially (Mus.), a strain introducing the theme or chief subject; a movement introductory to a fugue, yet independent; -- with recent composers often synonymous with overture.
Prelude (v. t.) To introduce with a previous performance; to play or perform a prelude to; as, to prelude a concert with a lively air.
Prelude (v. t.) To serve as prelude to; to precede as introductory.
Premediate (v. t.) To advocate.
Premeditate (v. t.) To think on, and revolve in the mind, beforehand; to contrive and design previously; as, to premeditate robbery.
Premerit (v. t.) To merit or deserve beforehand.
Premit (v. t.) To premise.
Premonish (v. t.) To forewarn; to admonish beforehand.
Premonstrate (v. t.) To show beforehand; to foreshow.
Premunite (v. t.) To fortify beforehand; to guard against objection.
Prenominate (v. t.) To forename; to name beforehand; to tell by name beforehand.
Prenote (v. t.) To note or designate beforehand.
Preobtain (v. t.) To obtain beforehand.
Preoccupate (v. t.) To anticipate; to take before.
Preoccupate (v. t.) To prepossess; to prejudice.
Preoccupy (v. t.) To take possession of before another; as, to preoccupy a country not before held.
Preoccupy (v. t.) To prepossess; to engage, occupy, or engross the attention of, beforehand; hence, to prejudice.
Preominate (v. t.) To ominate beforehand; to portend.
Preordain (v. t.) To ordain or appoint beforehand: to predetermine: to foreordain.
Preorder (v. t.) To order to arrange beforehand; to foreordain.
Prepare (v. t.) To fit, adapt, or qualify for a particular purpose or condition; to make ready; to put into a state for use or application; as, to prepare ground for seed; to prepare a lesson.
Prepare (v. t.) To procure as suitable or necessary; to get ready; to provide; as, to prepare ammunition and provisions for troops; to prepare ships for defence; to prepare an entertainment.
Prepay (v. t.) To pay in advance, or beforehand; as, to prepay postage.
Prepense (v. t.) To weigh or consider beforehand; to premeditate.
Prepense (v. t.) Devised, contrived, or planned beforehand; preconceived; premeditated; aforethought; -- usually placed after the word it qualifies; as, malice prepense.
Preponder (v. t.) To preponderate.
Preponderate (v. t.) To outweigh; to overpower by weight; to exceed in weight; to overbalance.
Preponderate (v. t.) To overpower by stronger or moral power.
Preponderate (v. t.) To cause to prefer; to inc
Prepose (v. t.) To place or set before; to prefix.
Prepossess (v. t.) To preoccupy, as ground or land; to take previous possession of.
Prepossess (v. t.) To preoccupy, as the mind or heart, so as to preclude other things; hence, to bias or prejudice; to give a previous inclination to, for or against anything; esp., to induce a favorable opinion beforehand, or at the outset.
Preprovide (v. t.) To provide beforehand.
Prerequire (v. t.) To require beforehand.
Presage (v. t.) Something which foreshows or portends a future event; a prognostic; an omen; an augury.
Presage (v. t.) Power to look the future, or the exercise of that power; foreknowledge; presentiment.
Presage (v. t.) To have a presentiment of; to feel beforehand; to foreknow.
Presage (v. t.) To foretell; to predict; to foreshow; to indicate.
Prescind (v. t.) To cut off; to abstract.
Prescind (v. t.) To consider by a separate act of attention or analysis.
Prescribe (v. t.) To lay down authoritatively as a guide, direction, or rule of action; to impose as a peremptory order; to dictate; to appoint; to direct.
Prescribe (v. t.) To direct, as a remedy to be used by a patient; as, the doctor prescribed quinine.
Preselect (v. t.) To select beforehand.
Presentee (v. t.) One to whom something is presented; also, one who is presented; specifically (Eccl.), one presented to benefice.
Presentiate (v. t.) To make present.
Preserve (v. t.) To keep or save from injury or destruction; to guard or defend from evil, harm, danger, etc.; to protect.
Preserve (v. t.) To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, as sugar, salt, etc.; to season and prepare for remaining in a good state, as fruits, meat, etc.; as, to preserve peaches or grapes.
Preserve (v. t.) To maintain throughout; to keep intact; as, to preserve appearances; to preserve silence.
Preshow (v. t.) To foreshow.
Presignify (v. t.) To intimate or signify beforehand; to presage.
Presspack (v. t.) To pack, or prepare for packing, by means of a press.
Prest (v. t.) To give as a loan; to lend.
Presume (v. t.) To assume or take beforehand; esp., to do or undertake without leave or authority previously obtained.
Presume (v. t.) To take or suppose to be true, or entitled to belief, without examination or proof, or on the strength of probability; to take for granted; to infer; to suppose.
Presuppose (v. t.) To suppose beforehand; to imply as antecedent; to take for granted; to assume; as, creation presupposes a creator.
Pretend (v. t.) To lay a claim to; to allege a title to; to claim.
Pretend (v. t.) To hold before, or put forward, as a cloak or disguise for something else; to exhibit as a veil for something hidden.
Pretend (v. t.) To hold out, or represent, falsely; to put forward, or offer, as true or real (something untrue or unreal); to show hypocritically, or for the purpose of deceiving; to simulate; to feign; as, to pretend friendship.
Pretend (v. t.) To intend; to design; to plot; to attempt.
Pretend (v. t.) To hold before one; to extend.
Pretermit (v. t.) To pass by; to omit; to disregard.
Pretex (v. t.) To frame; to devise; to disguise or excuse; hence, to pretend; to declare falsely.
Pretorture (v. t.) To torture beforehand.
Pretypify (v. t.) To prefigure; to exhibit previously in a type.
Prevaricate (v. t.) To evade by a quibble; to transgress; to pervert.
Prevent (v. t.) To go before; to precede; hence, to go before as a guide; to direct.
Prevent (v. t.) To be beforehand with; to anticipate.
Prevent (v. t.) To intercept; to hinder; to frustrate; to stop; to thwart.
Previse (v. t.) To foresee.
Previse (v. t.) To inform beforehand; to warn.
Price (v. t.) To pay the price of.
Price (v. t.) To set a price on; to value. See Prize.
Price (v. t.) To ask the price of; as, to price eggs.
Prickle (v. t.) To prick slightly, as with prickles, or fine, sharp points.
Pricksong (v. t.) Music written, or noted, with dots or points; -- so called from the points or dots with which it is noted down.
Pride (v. t.) To indulge in pride, or self-esteem; to rate highly; to plume; -- used reflexively.
Priest (v. t.) To ordain as priest.
Prieve (v. t.) To prove.
Prig (v. t.) To cheapen.
Prig (v. t.) To filch or steal; as, to prig a handkerchief.
Prim (v. t.) To deck with great nicety; to arrange with affected preciseness; to prink.
Principiate (v. t.) To begin; to initiate.
Principle (v. t.) To equip with principles; to establish, or fix, in certain principles; to impress with any tenet, or rule of conduct, good or ill.
Prink (v. t.) To dress or adjust one's self for show; to prank.
Prink (v. t.) To prank or dress up; to deck fantastically.
Print (v. t.) To fix or impress, as a stamp, mark, character, idea, etc., into or upon something.
Print (v. t.) To stamp something in or upon; to make an impression or mark upon by pressure, or as by pressure.
Print (v. t.) To strike off an impression or impressions of, from type, or from stereotype, electrotype, or engraved plates, or the like; in a wider sense, to do the typesetting, presswork, etc., of (a book or other publication); as, to print books, newspapers, pictures; to print an edition of a book.
Print (v. t.) To stamp or impress with colored figures or patterns; as, to print calico.
Print (v. t.) To take (a copy, a positive picture, etc.), from a negative, a transparent drawing, or the like, by the action of light upon a sensitized surface.
Prison (v. t.) To imprison; to shut up in, or as in, a prison; to confine; to restrain from liberty.
Prison (v. t.) To bind (together); to enchain.
Privilege (v. t.) To grant some particular right or exemption to; to invest with a peculiar right or immunity; to authorize; as, to privilege representatives from arrest.
Privilege (v. t.) To bring or put into a condition of privilege or exemption from evil or danger; to exempt; to deliver.
Prize (v. t.) To move with a lever; to force up or open; to pry.
Prize (v. t.) To set or estimate the value of; to appraise; to price; to rate.
Prize (v. t.) To value highly; to estimate to be of great worth; to esteem.
Probate (v. t.) To obtain the official approval of, as of an instrument purporting to be the last will and testament; as, the executor has probated the will.
Probe (v. t.) To examine, as a wound, an ulcer, or some cavity of the body, with a probe.
Probe (v. t.) Fig.: to search to the bottom; to scrutinize or examine thoroughly.
Problematize (v. t.) To propose problems.
Procession (v. t.) To ascertain, mark, and establish the boundary
Prochronize (v. t.) To antedate.
Proclaim (v. t.) To make known by public announcement; to give wide publicity to; to publish abroad; to promulgate; to declare; as, to proclaim war or peace.
Proclaim (v. t.) To outlaw by public proclamation.
Procrastinate (v. t.) To put off till to-morrow, or from day to day; to defer; to postpone; to delay; as, to procrastinate repentance.
Procrastine (v. t.) To procrastinate.
Procreate (v. t.) To generate and produce; to beget; to engender.
Procrusteanize (v. t.) To stretch or contract according to some rule or standard.
Proctor (v. t.) To act as a proctor toward; to manage as an attorney or agent.
Procure (v. t.) To bring into possession; to cause to accrue to, or to come into possession of; to acquire or provide for one's self or for another; to gain; to get; to obtain by any means, as by purchase or loan.
Procure (v. t.) To contrive; to bring about; to effect; to cause.
Procure (v. t.) To solicit; to entreat.
Procure (v. t.) To cause to come; to bring; to attract.
Procure (v. t.) To obtain for illicit intercourse or prostitution.
Prod (v. t.) To thrust some pointed instrument into; to prick with something sharp; as, to prod a soldier with a bayonet; to prod oxen; hence, to goad, to incite, to worry; as, to prod a student.
Prodigalize (v. t.) To expend lavishly.
Prodigate (v. t.) To squander.
Produce (v. t.) To bring forward; to lead forth; to offer to view or notice; to exhibit; to show; as, to produce a witness or evidence in court.
Produce (v. t.) To bring forth, as young, or as a natural product or growth; to give birth to; to bear; to generate; to propagate; to yield; to furnish; as, the earth produces grass; trees produce fruit; the clouds produce rain.
Produce (v. t.) To cause to be or to happen; to originate, as an effect or result; to bring about; as, disease produces pain; vice produces misery.
Produce (v. t.) To give being or form to; to manufacture; to make; as, a manufacturer produces excellent wares.
Produce (v. t.) To yield or furnish; to gain; as, money at interest produces an income; capital produces profit.
Produce (v. t.) To draw out; to extend; to lengthen; to prolong; as, to produce a man's life to threescore.
Produce (v. t.) To extend; -- applied to a
Product (v. t.) To produce; to bring forward.
Product (v. t.) To lengthen out; to extend.
Product (v. t.) To produce; to make.
Proem (v. t.) To preface.
Profanate (v. t.) To profane.
Profanation (v. t.) The act of violating sacred things, or of treating them with contempt or irreverence; irreverent or too familiar treatment or use of what is sacred; desecration; as, the profanation of the Sabbath; the profanation of a sanctuary; the profanation of the name of God.
Profanation (v. t.) The act of treating with abuse or disrespect, or with undue publicity, or lack of delicacy.
Profess (v. t.) To make open declaration of, as of one's knowledge, belief, action, etc.; to avow or acknowledge; to confess publicly; to own or admit freely.
Profess (v. t.) To set up a claim to; to make presence to; hence, to put on or present an appearance of.
Profess (v. t.) To present to knowledge of, to proclaim one's self versed in; to make one's self a teacher or practitioner of, to set up as an authority respecting; to declare (one's self to be such); as, he professes surgery; to profess one's self a physician.
Proffer (v. t.) To offer for acceptance; to propose to give; to make a tender of; as, to proffer a gift; to proffer services; to proffer friendship.
Proffer (v. t.) To essay or attempt of one's own accord; to undertake, or propose to undertake.
Profligate (v. t.) To drive away; to overcome.
Profound (v. t.) To cause to sink deeply; to cause to dive or penetrate far down.
Profuse (v. t.) To pour out; to give or spend liberally; to lavish; to squander.
Progenerate (v. t.) To beget; to generate; to produce; to procreate; as, to progenerate a race.
Prognostic (v. t.) To prognosticate.
Prognosticate (v. t.) To indicate as future; to foretell from signs or symptoms; to prophesy; to foreshow; to predict; as, to prognosticate evil.
Progress (v. t.) To make progress in; to pass through.
Prohibit (v. t.) To forbid by authority; to interdict; as, God prohibited Adam from eating of the fruit of a certain tree; we prohibit a person from doing a thing, and also the doing of the thing; as, the law prohibits men from stealing, or it prohibits stealing.
Prohibit (v. t.) To hinder; to debar; to prevent; to preclude.
Proin (v. t.) To lop; to trim; to prune; to adorn.
Project (v. t.) To throw or cast forward; to shoot forth.
Project (v. t.) To cast forward or revolve in the mind; to contrive; to devise; to scheme; as, to project a plan.
Project (v. t.) To draw or exhibit, as the form of anything; to de
Prolate (v. t.) To utter; to pronounce.
Proliferate (v. t.) To produce or form cells; especially, to produce cells rapidly.
Proliferate (v. t.) To produce zooids by budding.
Prolificate (v. t.) To make prolific; to fertilize; to impregnate.
Proll (v. t.) To search or prowl after; to rob; to plunder.
Prologue (v. t.) To introduce with a formal preface, or prologue.
Prolongate (v. t.) To prolong; to extend in space or in time.
Promerit (v. t.) To oblige; to confer a favor on.
Promerit (v. t.) To deserve; to procure by merit.
Promise (v. t.) To engage to do, give, make, or to refrain from doing, giving, or making, or the like; to covenant; to engage; as, to promise a visit; to promise a cessation of hostilities; to promise the payment of money.
Promise (v. t.) To afford reason to expect; to cause hope or assurance of; as, the clouds promise rain.
Promise (v. t.) To make declaration of or give assurance of, as some benefit to be conferred; to pledge or engage to bestow; as, the proprietors promised large tracts of land; the city promised a reward.
Promote (v. t.) To contribute to the growth, enlargement, or prosperity of (any process or thing that is in course); to forward; to further; to encourage; to advance; to excite; as, to promote learning; to promote disorder; to promote a business venture.
Promote (v. t.) To exalt in station, rank, or honor; to elevate; to raise; to prefer; to advance; as, to promote an officer.
Promove (v. t.) To move forward; to advance; to promote.
Prompt (v. t.) To assist or induce the action of; to move to action; to instigate; to incite.
Prompt (v. t.) To suggest; to dictate.
Prompt (v. t.) To remind, as an actor or an orator, of words or topics forgotten.
Promulgate (v. t.) To make known by open declaration, as laws, decrees, or tidings; to publish; as, to promulgate the secrets of a council.
Promulge (v. t.) To promulgate; to publish or teach.
Pronominalize (v. t.) To give the effect of a pronoun to; as, to pronominalize the substantives person, people, etc.
Pronounce (v. t.) To utter articulately; to speak out or distinctly; to utter, as words or syllables; to speak with the proper sound and accent as, adults rarely learn to pronounce a foreign language correctly.
Pronounce (v. t.) To utter officially or solemnly; to deliver, as a decree or sentence; as, to pronounce sentence of death.
Pronounce (v. t.) To speak or utter rhetorically; to deliver; to recite; as, to pronounce an oration.
Pronounce (v. t.) To declare or affirm; as, he pronounced the book to be a libel; he pronounced the act to be a fraud.
Proof (v. t.) Armor of excellent or tried quality, and deemed impenetrable; properly, armor of proof.
Proof-arm (v. t.) To arm with proof armor; to arm securely; as, to proof-arm herself.
Prop (v. t.) To support, or prevent from falling, by placing something under or against; as, to prop up a fence or an old building; (Fig.) to sustain; to maintain; as, to prop a declining state.
Propagate (v. t.) To cause to continue or multiply by generation, or successive production; -- applied to animals and plants; as, to propagate a breed of horses or sheep; to propagate a species of fruit tree.
Propagate (v. t.) To cause to spread to extend; to impel or continue forward in space; as, to propagate sound or light.
Propagate (v. t.) To spread from person to person; to extend the knowledge of; to originate and spread; to carry from place to place; to disseminate; as, to propagate a story or report; to propagate the Christian religion.
Propagate (v. t.) To multiply; to increase.
Propagate (v. t.) To generate; to produce.
Propel (v. t.) To drive forward; to urge or press onward by force; to move, or cause to move; as, the wind or steam propels ships; balls are propelled by gunpowder.
Property (v. t.) To invest which properties, or qualities.
Property (v. t.) To make a property of; to appropriate.
Prophesy (v. t.) To foretell; to predict; to prognosticate.
Prophesy (v. t.) To foreshow; to herald; to prefigure.
Propine (v. t.) To pledge; to offer as a toast or a health in the manner of drinking, that is, by drinking first and passing the cup.
Propine (v. t.) Hence, to give in token of friendship.
Propine (v. t.) To give, or deliver; to subject.
Propitiate (v. t.) To appease to render favorable; to make propitious; to conciliate.
Propone (v. t.) To propose; to bring forward.
Propound (v. t.) To offer for consideration; to exhibit; to propose; as, to propound a question; to propound an argument.
Propound (v. t.) To propose or name as a candidate for admission to communion with a church.
Propugn (v. t.) To contend for; to defend; to vindicate.
Propulse (v. t.) To repel; to drive off or away.
Prorate (v. t.) To divide or distribute proportionally; to assess pro rata.
Prorogate (v. t.) To prorogue.
Prorogue (v. t.) To protract; to prolong; to extend.
Prorogue (v. t.) To defer; to delay; to postpone; as, to proroguedeath; to prorogue a marriage.
Prorogue (v. t.) To end the session of a parliament by an order of the sovereign, thus deferring its business.
Proscribe (v. t.) To doom to destruction; to put out of the protection of law; to outlaw; to exile; as, Sylla and Marius proscribed each other's adherents.
Proscribe (v. t.) To denounce and condemn; to interdict; to prohibit; as, the Puritans proscribed theaters.
Prose (v. t.) To write in prose.
Prose (v. t.) To write or repeat in a dull, tedious, or prosy way.
Prosecute (v. t.) To follow or pursue with a view to reach, execute, or accomplish; to endeavor to obtain or complete; to carry on; to continue; as, to prosecute a scheme, hope, or claim.
Prosecute (v. t.) To seek to obtain by legal process; as, to prosecute a right or a claim in a court of law.
Prosecute (v. t.) To pursue with the intention of punishing; to accuse of some crime or breach of law, or to pursue for redress or punishment, before a legal tribunal; to proceed against judicially; as, to prosecute a man for trespass, or for a riot.
Proselyte (v. t.) To convert to some religion, opinion, or system; to bring over.
Proselytize (v. t.) To convert to some religion, system, opinion, or the like; to bring, or cause to come, over; to proselyte.
Prospect (v. t.) To look over; to explore or examine for something; as, to prospect a district for gold.
Prosper (v. t.) To favor; to render successful.
Prostitute (v. t.) To offer, as a woman, to a lewd use; to give up to lewdness for hire.
Prostitute (v. t.) To devote to base or unworthy purposes; to give up to low or indiscriminate use; as, to prostitute talents; to prostitute official powers.
Prostrate (v. t.) To lay fiat; to throw down; to level; to fell; as, to prostrate the body; to prostrate trees or plants.
Prostrate (v. t.) to overthrow; to demolish; to destroy; to deprive of efficiency; to ruin; as, to prostrate a village; to prostrate a government; to prostrate law or justice.
Prostrate (v. t.) To throw down, or cause to fall in humility or adoration; to cause to bow in humble reverence; used reflexively; as, he prostrated himself.
Prostrate (v. t.) To cause to sink totally; to deprive of strength; to reduce; as, a person prostrated by fever.
Protect (v. t.) To cover or shield from danger or injury; to defend; to guard; to preserve in safety; as, a father protects his children.
Protend (v. t.) To hold out; to stretch forth.
Protest (v. t.) To make a solemn declaration or affirmation of; to proclaim; to display; as, to protest one's loyalty.
Protest (v. t.) To call as a witness in affirming or denying, or to prove an affirmation; to appeal to.
Protocol (v. t.) To make a protocol of.
Protoxidize (v. t.) To combine with oxygen, as any elementary substance, in such proportion as to form a protoxide.
Protract (v. t.) To draw out or lengthen in time or (rarely) in space; to continue; to prolong; as, to protract an argument; to protract a war.
Protract (v. t.) To put off to a distant time; to delay; to defer; as, to protract a decision or duty.
Protract (v. t.) To draw to a scale; to lay down the
Protract (v. t.) To extend; to protrude; as, the cat can protract its claws; -- opposed to retract.
Protrude (v. t.) To thrust forward; to drive or force along.
Protrude (v. t.) To thrust out, as through a narrow orifice or from confinement; to cause to come forth.
Provant (v. t.) To supply with provender or provisions; to provide for.
Prove (v. t.) To try or to ascertain by an experiment, or by a test or standard; to test; as, to prove the strength of gunpowder or of ordnance; to prove the contents of a vessel by a standard measure.
Prove (v. t.) To evince, establish, or ascertain, as truth, reality, or fact, by argument, testimony, or other evidence.
Prove (v. t.) To ascertain or establish the genuineness or validity of; to verify; as, to prove a will.
Prove (v. t.) To gain experience of the good or evil of; to know by trial; to experience; to suffer.
Prove (v. t.) To test, evince, ascertain, or verify, as the correctness of any operation or result; thus, in subtraction, if the difference between two numbers, added to the lesser number, makes a sum equal to the greater, the correctness of the subtraction is proved.
Prove (v. t.) To take a trial impression of; to take a proof of; as, to prove a page.
Proverb (v. t.) To name in, or as, a proverb.
Proverb (v. t.) To provide with a proverb.
Provide (v. t.) To look out for in advance; to procure beforehand; to get, collect, or make ready for future use; to prepare.
Provide (v. t.) To supply; to afford; to contribute.
Provide (v. t.) To furnish; to supply; -- formerly followed by of, now by with.
Provide (v. t.) To establish as a previous condition; to stipulate; as, the contract provides that the work be well done.
Provide (v. t.) To foresee.
Provide (v. t.) To appoint to an ecclesiastical benefice before it is vacant. See Provisor.
Provincialize (v. t.) To render provincial.
Provinciate (v. t.) To convert into a province or provinces.
Provine (v. t.) To lay a stock or branch of a vine in the ground for propagation.
Provision (v. t.) To supply with food; to victual; as, to provision a garrison.
Provoke (v. t.) To call forth; to call into being or action; esp., to incense to action, a faculty or passion, as love, hate, or ambition; hence, commonly, to incite, as a person, to action by a challenge, by taunts, or by defiance; to exasperate; to irritate; to offend intolerably; to cause to retaliate.
Prowl (v. t.) To rove over, through, or about in a stealthy manner; esp., to search in, as for prey or booty.
Prowl (v. t.) To collect by plunder; as, to prowl money.
Prune (v. t.) To lop or cut off the superfluous parts, branches, or shoots of; to clear of useless material; to shape or smooth by trimming; to trim: as, to prune trees; to prune an essay.
Prune (v. t.) To cut off or cut out, as useless parts.
Prune (v. t.) To preen; to prepare; to dress.
Pry (v. t.) To raise or move, or attempt to raise or move, with a pry or lever; to prize.
Psalm (v. t.) To extol in psalms; to sing; as, psalming his praises.
Publish (v. t.) To make public; to make known to mankind, or to people in general; to divulge, as a private transaction; to promulgate or proclaim, as a law or an edict.
Publish (v. t.) To make known by posting, or by reading in a church; as, to publish banns of marriage.
Publish (v. t.) To send forth, as a book, newspaper, musical piece, or other printed work, either for sale or for general distribution; to print, and issue from the press.
Publish (v. t.) To utter, or put into circulation; as, to publish counterfeit paper.
Pudder (v. t.) To perplex; to embarrass; to confuse; to bother; as, to pudder a man.
Puddle (v. t.) To make foul or muddy; to pollute with dirt; to mix dirt with (water).
Puddle (v. t.) To make dense or close, as clay or loam, by working when wet, so as to render impervious to water.
Puddle (v. t.) To make impervious to liquids by means of puddle; to apply puddle to.
Puddle (v. t.) To subject to the process of puddling, as iron, so as to convert it from the condition of cast iron to that of wrought iron.
Puff (v. t.) To drive with a puff, or with puffs.
Puff (v. t.) To repel with words; to blow at contemptuously.
Puff (v. t.) To cause to swell or dilate; to inflate; to ruffle with puffs; -- often with up; as, a bladder puffed with air.
Puff (v. t.) To inflate with pride, flattery, self-esteem, or the like; -- often with up.
Puff (v. t.) To praise with exaggeration; to flatter; to call public attention to by praises; to praise unduly.
Pug (v. t.) To mix and stir when wet, as clay for bricks, pottery, etc.
Pug (v. t.) To fill or stop with clay by tamping; to fill in or spread with mortar, as a floor or partition, for the purpose of deadening sound. See Pugging, 2.
Pugger (v. t.) To pucker.
Pugging (v. t.) The act or process of working and tempering clay to make it plastic and of uniform consistency, as for bricks, for pottery, etc.
Pugging (v. t.) Mortar or the like, laid between the joists under the boards of a floor, or within a partition, to deaden sound; -- in the United States usually called deafening.
Puke (v. t.) To eject from the stomach; to vomit up.
Pull (v. t.) To draw, or attempt to draw, toward one; to draw forcibly.
Pull (v. t.) To draw apart; to tear; to rend.
Pull (v. t.) To gather with the hand, or by drawing toward one; to pluck; as, to pull fruit; to pull flax; to pull a finch.
Pull (v. t.) To move or operate by the motion of drawing towards one; as, to pull a bell; to pull an oar.
Pull (v. t.) To hold back, and so prevent from winning; as, the favorite was pulled.
Pull (v. t.) To take or make, as a proof or impression; -- hand presses being worked by pulling a lever.
Pull (v. t.) To strike the ball in a particular manner. See Pull, n., 8.
Pulley (v. t.) A wheel with a broad rim, or grooved rim, for transmitting power from, or imparting power to, the different parts of machinery, or for changing the direction of motion, by means of a belt, cord, rope, or chain.
Pulp (v. t.) To reduce to pulp.
Pulp (v. t.) To deprive of the pulp, or integument.
Pulse (v. t.) To drive by a pulsation; to cause to pulsate.
Pult (v. t.) To put.
Pulverate (v. t.) To beat or reduce to powder or dust; to pulverize.
Pulverize (v. t.) To reduce of fine powder or dust, as by beating, grinding, or the like; as, friable substances may be pulverized by grinding or beating, but to pulverize malleable bodies other methods must be pursued.
Pulvil (v. t.) To apply pulvil to.
Pumicate (v. t.) To make smooth with pumice.
Pump (v. t.) To raise with a pump, as water or other liquid.
Pump (v. t.) To draw water, or the like, from; to from water by means of a pump; as, they pumped the well dry; to pump a ship.
Pump (v. t.) Figuratively, to draw out or obtain, as secrets or money, by persistent questioning or plying; to question or ply persistently in order to elicit something, as information, money, etc.
Pun (v. t.) To pound.
Pun (v. t.) To persuade or affect by a pun.
Punch (v. t.) To thrust against; to poke; as, to punch one with the end of a stick or the elbow.
Punctuate (v. t.) To mark with points; to separate into sentences, clauses, etc., by points or stops which mark the proper pauses in expressing the meaning.
Puncture (v. t.) To pierce with a small, pointed instrument, or the like; to prick; to make a puncture in; as, to puncture the skin.
Pungent (v. t.) Causing a sharp sensation, as of the taste, smell, or feelings; pricking; biting; acrid; as, a pungent spice.
Pungent (v. t.) Sharply painful; penetrating; poignant; severe; caustic; stinging.
Pungent (v. t.) Prickly-pointed; hard and sharp.
Punice (v. t.) To punish.
Punish (v. t.) To impose a penalty upon; to afflict with pain, loss, or suffering for a crime or fault, either with or without a view to the offender's amendment; to cause to suffer in retribution; to chasten; as, to punish traitors with death; a father punishes his child for willful disobedience.
Punish (v. t.) To inflict a penalty for (an offense) upon the offender; to repay, as a fault, crime, etc., with pain or loss; as, to punish murder or treason with death.
Punish (v. t.) To injure, as by beating; to pommel.
Punt (v. t.) To propel, as a boat in shallow water, by pushing with a pole against the bottom; to push or propel (anything) with exertion.
Punt (v. t.) To kick (the ball) before it touches the ground, when let fall from the hands.
Punter (v. t.) One who punts; specifically, one who plays against the banker or dealer, as in baccara and faro.
Pur (v. t.) To signify or express by purring.
Purchase (v. t.) To pursue and obtain; to acquire by seeking; to gain, obtain, or acquire.
Purchase (v. t.) To obtain by paying money or its equivalent; to buy for a price; as, to purchase land, or a house.
Purchase (v. t.) To obtain by any outlay, as of labor, danger, or sacrifice, etc.; as, to purchase favor with flattery.
Purchase (v. t.) To expiate by a fine or forfeit.
Purchase (v. t.) To acquire by any means except descent or inheritance.
Purchase (v. t.) To buy for a price.
Purchase (v. t.) To apply to (anything) a device for obtaining a mechanical advantage; to get a purchase upon, or apply a purchase to; as, to purchase a cannon.
Purchase (v. t.) The act of seeking, getting, or obtaining anything.
Purchase (v. t.) The act of seeking and acquiring property.
Purchase (v. t.) The acquisition of title to, or properly in, anything for a price; buying for money or its equivalent.
Purchase (v. t.) That which is obtained, got, or acquired, in any manner, honestly or dishonestly; property; possession; acquisition.
Purchase (v. t.) That which is obtained for a price in money or its equivalent.
Purchase (v. t.) Any mechanical hold, or advantage, applied to the raising or removing of heavy bodies, as by a lever, a tackle, capstan, and the like; also, the apparatus, tackle, or device by which the advantage is gained.
Purchase (v. t.) Acquisition of lands or tenements by other means than descent or inheritance, namely, by one's own act or agreement.
Purfle (v. t.) To decorate with a wrought or flowered border; to embroider; to ornament with metallic threads; as, to purfle with blue and white.
Purfle (v. t.) To ornament with a bordure of emines, furs, and the like; also, with gold studs or mountings.
Purge (v. t.) To cleanse, clear, or purify by separating and carrying off whatever is impure, heterogeneous, foreign, or superfluous.
Purge (v. t.) To operate on as, or by means of, a cathartic medicine, or in a similar manner.
Purge (v. t.) To clarify; to defecate, as liquors.
Purge (v. t.) To clear of sediment, as a boiler, or of air, as a steam pipe, by driving off or permitting escape.
Purge (v. t.) To clear from guilt, or from moral or ceremonial defilement; as, to purge one of guilt or crime.
Purge (v. t.) To clear from accusation, or the charge of a crime or misdemeanor, as by oath or in ordeal.
Purge (v. t.) To remove in cleansing; to deterge; to wash away; -- often followed by away.
Purge (v. t.) The act of purging.
Purge (v. t.) That which purges; especially, a medicine that evacuates the intestines; a cathartic.
Purify (v. t.) To make pure or clear from material defilement, admixture, or imperfection; to free from extraneous or noxious matter; as, to purify liquors or metals; to purify the blood; to purify the air.
Purify (v. t.) Hence, in figurative uses: (a) To free from guilt or moral defilement; as, to purify the heart.
Purify (v. t.) To free from ceremonial or legal defilement.
Purify (v. t.) To free from improprieties or barbarisms; as, to purify a language.
Purl (v. t.) To decorate with fringe or embroidery.
Purloin (v. t.) To take or carry away for one's self; hence, to steal; to take by theft; to filch.
Purple (v. t.) To make purple; to dye of purple or deep red color; as, hands purpled with blood.
Purpose (v. t.) To set forth; to bring forward.
Purpose (v. t.) To propose, as an aim, to one's self; to determine upon, as some end or object to be accomplished; to intend; to design; to resolve; -- often followed by an infinitive or dependent clause.
Purse (v. t.) To put into a purse.
Purse (v. t.) To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles, like the mouth of a purse; to pucker; to knit.
Pursue (v. t.) To follow with a view to overtake; to follow eagerly, or with haste; to chase; as, to pursue a hare.
Pursue (v. t.) To seek; to use or adopt measures to obtain; as, to pursue a remedy at law.
Pursue (v. t.) To proceed along, with a view to some and or object; to follow; to go in; as, Captain Cook pursued a new route; the administration pursued a wise course.
Pursue (v. t.) To prosecute; to be engaged in; to continue.
Pursue (v. t.) To follow as an example; to imitate.
Pursue (v. t.) To follow with enmity; to persecute; to call to account.
Pursuit (v. t.) The act of following or going after; esp., a following with haste, either for sport or in hostility; chase; prosecution; as, the pursuit of game; the pursuit of an enemy.
Pursuit (v. t.) A following with a view to reach, accomplish, or obtain; endeavor to attain to or gain; as, the pursuit of knowledge; the pursuit of happiness or pleasure.
Pursuit (v. t.) Course of business or occupation; continued employment with a view to same end; as, mercantile pursuits; a literary pursuit.
Pursuit (v. t.) Prosecution.
Pursuivant (v. t.) To pursue.
Purvey (v. t.) To furnish or provide, as with a convenience, provisions, or the like.
Purvey (v. t.) To procure; to get.
Push (v. t.) To press against with force; to drive or impel by pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without striking; -- opposed to draw.
Push (v. t.) To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.
Push (v. t.) To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection too far.
Push (v. t.) To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass.
Push (v. t.) To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease.
Pustulant (v. t.) Producing pustules.
Pustulate (v. t.) To form into pustules, or blisters.
Put (v. t.) To move in any direction; to impel; to thrust; to push; -- nearly obsolete, except with adverbs, as with by (to put by = to thrust aside; to divert); or with forth (to put forth = to thrust out).
Put (v. t.) To bring to a position or place; to place; to lay; to set; figuratively, to cause to be or exist in a specified relation, condition, or the like; to bring to a stated mental or moral condition; as, to put one in fear; to put a theory in practice; to put an enemy to fight.
Put (v. t.) To attach or attribute; to assign; as, to put a wrong construction on an act or expression.
Put (v. t.) To lay down; to give up; to surrender.
Put (v. t.) To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection; to bring to the attention; to offer; to state; to express; figuratively, to assume; to suppose; -- formerly sometimes followed by that introducing a proposition; as, to put a question; to put a case.
Put (v. t.) To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.
Put (v. t.) To throw or cast with a pushing motion "overhand," the hand being raised from the shoulder; a practice in athletics; as, to put the shot or weight.
Put (v. t.) To convey coal in the mine, as from the working to the tramway.
Putrefy (v. t.) To render putrid; to cause to decay offensively; to cause to be decomposed; to cause to rot.
Putrefy (v. t.) To corrupt; to make foul.
Putrefy (v. t.) To make morbid, carious, or gangrenous; as, to putrefy an ulcer or wound.
Putty (v. t.) To cement, or stop, with putty.
Puzzle (v. t.) To perplex; to confuse; to embarrass; to put to a stand; to nonplus.
Puzzle (v. t.) To make intricate; to entangle.
Puzzle (v. t.) To solve by ingenuity, as a puzzle; -- followed by out; as, to puzzle out a mystery.
Pyritize (v. t.) To convert into pyrites.
Pyx (v. t.) To test as to weight and fineness, as the coins deposited in the pyx.
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