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I usually use Google Translate to translate from my language into English and vice versa. But sometimes the translation is not right as words have different meanings depending on context, or maybe the source is not verified. For my mother tongue I can find an authoritative source, but what about English? Where can I find a trusted source to be used as reference?

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marked as duplicate by tchrist, aedia λ, Andrew Leach, RegDwigнt Apr 25 '13 at 14:08

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A regular reason for closing questions on this site is: “General reference” — questions that are too basic. If a single query in a well-known freely-available reference completely answers your question (for instance, searching for your question or a key word from it in Google, Wikipedia, or Dictionary.com), then you don’t need to ask it here. ... I'd say your question is just about the exact opposite - the further you research, the more complexities you'll discover. 'The trusted source' doesn't exist - look at all the differences of opinion and different sources given in the postings here. –  Edwin Ashworth Apr 23 '13 at 6:57
    
PS - I usually find that the AHD (US flavour) and Collins (UK flavour) at thefreedictionary give pretty comprehensive lists of the senses of polysemous words. They don't give exhaustive examples of such usages - searching Google for examples such as "fought with the French" after finding "fight with" in the dictionaries is a further step. –  Edwin Ashworth Apr 23 '13 at 7:04
    
Please. At least spell English correctly. Please. Thank you. –  RegDwigнt Apr 25 '13 at 14:09

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