Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If one thing contacts another, it touches, meets or communicates with it. (noun) If one thing makes or has contact with another, it touches, meets or communicates with it.

Examples: (verb) You should contact the emergency services if you see a serious accident (noun) Celebrities often wear sunglasses to avoid eye contact with people who might recognise them. (noun) The trains in most major cities are so crowded that everyone has to stand in close contact to everyone else.

Synonyms: nouns: touch, relation. verbs: connect, reach, touch.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 5 C

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