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Word for “putting an end to one's solitude” or “be with someone”?

In Arabic there is a one-word verb that approximately means "being with someone and not letting them be alone". It could be used in phrases like: "يؤنس وحدتي " "أنت تؤنسني" "يؤنس وحشتي" It is used ...
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46 views

Verb for “I wish I were” him?

Is there a verb to describe a person who you wish you could be? For example, if you wish you were Bob, then I __ Bob.
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793 views

What is the correct verb to imply the move of a moveable bridge?

Moveable bridges are the ones that can move, to allow the boats, etc. pass, like this one: For such purposes, the traffic on the road needs to be stopped, so that the bridge *move*s and allows the ...
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Verb for “to make something show its characteristics” [closed]

Using a real dataset with a limited variety of characteristics might fail to _____ the true performance of the algorithms. I need a verb with the meaning "to make something show its ...
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86 views

A single verb that means two entities mutually supplement one another

I'm about to take a degree in Linguistics and Japanese. I want to explain my thought that linguistics supplements Japanese, and Japanese supplements linguistics. Is there a single verb that implies ...
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3answers
357 views

A formal word for 'disemvowel'

According to Collins English Dictionary, disemvowel is a transitive verb meaning 'to remove the vowels from (a word in a text message, email, etc.) in order to abbreviate it'. Since the ...
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4answers
253 views

Is there a single-word verb meaning “to perform cunnilingus on”?

The single word for to perform fellatio on is the verb fellate. Is there an analogous word for cunnilingus?
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100 views

A verb that describes an action by someone who is new in town

Is there a verb that describes someone from the countryside (ie: new in town ) who tries to behave , dress and speak like its people to fit in and not be taken for a redneck ?
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8answers
1k views

Hypernym for reading a book and listening to an audiobook

I want to state that "I've read 10 books this year", but the books in question can be both dead-wood books and audiobooks. Is there a verb that works here in place of 'read'? Maybe something like ...
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14answers
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Is there a verb for remaining silent?

Dutch has the verb zwijgen, which means remaining silent. Ik zwijg means I remain silent or I say nothing. It is also often used as an imperative, similar to shut up. I have been discussing this ...
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What is the antonym of the verb “to depend”? [closed]

I've found in this community this question and this other question mentioning the antonym of the adjective dependent, which is independent. What I wanted to know is how to use a proper antonym verb ...
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Non-negative opposite of “to prefer”

What is the antonym of "to prefer" that does not sound too negative? Merriam-Webster lists several antonyms for "to prefer", but all of them sound a bit too negative to me. In a situation with many ...
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6answers
177 views

To make a lengthy process instantaneous

What is a word that describes the process of speeding up a lengthy process, so that it can be described as instantaneous? In a sense of to remove any delay. Instantiate comes to mind, but it is also ...
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7answers
570 views

What is the verb to use?

I am looking for the verb or expression to use to describe when you type quickly and nervously on your computer keyboard to find something (on a search engine for instance).
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5answers
54 views

An expression for undercharging

Is there an expression in English for what someone does if he/she charges well below the market rate for a product or a service? Here in Israel we call it "breaking the market" - a practiced shunned ...
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4answers
69 views

A verb for a mine “producing” ore

What verb can I use to say that a mine produces ore? The ore is not produced at the mine site, however, so I need a word for describing the whole operation (excavation, processing, etc.). The ...
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9answers
3k views

What do models do on the catwalk?

What is the appropriate verb that I should use to fill in the blank below? People march on parades, but models __ on the catwalk.
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3answers
44 views

To represent with a graph

I am preparing a number of charts to show demographic trends. Is there a word meaning to represent an event with a graph?
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3answers
85 views

A more formal alternative for “go with” in the context of food or literature

... or the literature on food. I need a verb for associating things that go particularly well together. Possibly with a wine or French lineage. It is not pairing. Other ideas thrown out are go with ...
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1answer
74 views

page : paginate :: paragraph :?

Is there a verb that means "to typographically format a paragraph" the same way that paginate means "to typographically format a page"? I'm inclined to coin paragraphinate.
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1answer
44 views

Verb meaning “selling charitably”

What term can you use to describe the act of "selling something charitably"? "Donated" is close, but it is referring to giving something away. "Graciously sold" is too wordy. I'm thinking of using ...
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3answers
364 views

A verb for transforming something into currency

I need a verb that expresses the concept of transforming a raw material into currency, as in this sentence "The bitcoin manufacturing process currenciates digital information." New coinages are fine ...
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2answers
77 views

One Word Alternative for “Increase Productivity”

Is there a single English word (preferably a verb) which can replace the phrase "increase productivity" or "increase your productivity"?
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1answer
36 views

to depart from the project?

Would it be OK to say: "The Subcontractor departs from the certified project" (meaning, that he does not comply with the established work order, stated in the project" and takes his own direction)? Is ...
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2answers
190 views

How to distinguish between uses of words like 'Marry'?

Marry can be used both transitively: "Paul Married Jane" and intransitively: "I got married". Thus making the word ambitransitive But it has a third use: "Paul, the vicar Married Jane ...
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131 views

Verb similar to “synchronize” but not for time

I am looking for a word that describes adjusting status to conform another. Let us say the status of the account is active but in our system shows inactive. Synchronize describes the situation with ...
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4answers
110 views

What do you do to a gap?

I failed to find a way to reconcile the gap between reality and my ideal. I tried two expressions, 'bring down the gap' and 'overcome the gap', but I realized that the gap cannot be brought ...
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4answers
516 views

Is there a word for “to make humble” with a positive connotation?

The word "humiliate" carries very negative connotations; is there a verb for "making someone humble" or "giving someone humility" in a positive way? For instance, "Having children of my own ...
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3answers
84 views

What is the verb for “apoplexy”?

In the following sentence, He [the verb] apoplexy a few years back and was suffering from numbness on the left side of the body, hence the need for a cane to walk. what is the appropriate verb ...
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2answers
294 views

One word for “embrace challenges”

Is there a single word to describe "embrace challenges"? The full context would be, A man who loves to [embrace challenges].
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2answers
250 views

Word for “collecting money for a special event from a group of people”

What is the English word for "collecting money for a special event from a group of people"? For example, say some friends are planing a party. Each one has to contribute some amount of money to the ...
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4answers
196 views

Word for “to put something you earned into a project to make more money”

I forgot the word that means "to put something you have earned into a project to make more money". For example, ABC __ its profits into a new venture.
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2answers
188 views

Verb to describe water “hitting” an object from a relatively high place?

Example: A pan being hit by a continuous flux of tap water. I think hit is too strong for this sentence? Is there a better verb to use?
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2answers
321 views

Verb for being part of a team

One can lead a team. But what verb is best used for not leading but just being part of the team? That is, what verb belongs in the blank in the following sentence: One can _ a team. I am ...
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12answers
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What vivid verb should I use when someone “turns into” a zombie?

In conversation, when someone says they appreciate my brain, I need an effective comeback. I was going to say, "I hope that you are not turning into a zombie with your love for my brain." But I feel ...
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5answers
354 views

A better verb for “cement” in “cement one's interest”

Is there a better word for cemented in the following sentence? All the experiences I went through have cemented my interest in this field. I was told "cemented" doesn't quite fit in and I was ...
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Word for “when somebody does something without realizing it”

I can't think of this word. It's when somebody is doing something but they don't realize they are doing it. For example: Suppose you're a girl and you are falling in love with a guy. When he ...
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4answers
183 views

Word for “getting careless and slacking”

Can you suggest some words which can describe a person who is starting to get careless and who slacks, or the very action of becoming careless? A person who was efficiently and elaborately doing their ...
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1answer
131 views

Transitive verb meaning “to author a strong and direct refutation of or response to”

Wiktionary defines polemic as: ​A strong verbal or written attack on someone or something. I need a verb that means "to write a polemic of". Anyone knows one?
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1answer
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Word meaning “to put softy?”

I'm sure there are many words describing this but for some reason I can't think of an. Like to use in an example like this: You feel as though you'd been put softly in the cradle of Mother ...
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2answers
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How refer to the “strands” of algae and their movement in a current? [closed]

I'm referring to the algae attached at the bottom of a river. The one with long "leaves/stands." How are those "extensions" called? And which verb to use to describe their movement with the flow of ...
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1answer
136 views

What is a good word for filling in the following blank: “Insecurity has a million ways of ______ itself”

I am looking for a better word than "presenting". I cannot remember this word exactly. The word I am trying to remember is frequently used when talking about apparitions or supernatural beings. Like ...
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Verb to use when your finger are being “pushed” by the current of a stream?

What's the adequate verb to use to describe the current of a stream "pushing" your fingers downstream as you immerse them in it? Like for example: I immersed my fingers in the stream. Its current ...
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3answers
393 views

Words for building fire's intensity

What is the action ot slowly blowing air on the ignited fire to build heat and intensity called? Intensifying the flame. Making a dying flame alive.
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2answers
83 views

Verb for the action analogous to embezzlement, with goods rather than money/assets

I am looking for a verb analogous to "embezzle", but concerning goods rather than money. "Theft" is of course valid, but it's too broad - embezzle carries the connotation of stealing from your ...
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5answers
206 views

Verb to describe fluid pouring out in portions?

Is there a verb to describe fluid that pours out in portions? I mean, not a constant flow but partial. For example, gush, pour etc. mean a constant flow. But is there something consecutive? The only ...
2
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9answers
265 views

Verb to refer to objects that are orderly positioned side by side?

Like, say, books in a bookshelf. Example: The books were [...] perfectly side by side. If objects are orderly positioned vertically we say they are stacked. What's the word to use when they are ...
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7answers
461 views

What is the verb for developing a chip on one's shoulder? [closed]

I want to say that an individual has a chip on their shoulder, but a month ago, they did not. Did they "raise a chip on their shoulder", as might be inferred from the first cited history of the ...
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2answers
125 views

Something was being touched but no longer is

I'm looking for an (English) word meaning something that was being touched but no longer is - similar to disappear (for the visual sense). I'm thinking at the moment about using DISTACTED or ...
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4answers
69 views

Verb to refer to putting debris aside with machinery

The screen was showing a close up of some buildings in ruins. Excavators and bulldozers [...] debris aside, while the survivors watched the work with anguish and despair on their faces. OK, I ...