Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you document something, you make a record of it, usually in writing. (noun) A document is a written record, often official.

Examples: (verb) Wallace documented hundreds of species of insect around Indonesia. (verb) It’s important for newspaper reporters to be there to document the war. (noun) In March, the government published a document listing the companies which it planned to privatize. (noun) A number of Chinese documents from 1000 BCE was recently discovered.

Synonyms: nouns: paper, report, record. verbs: record, catalog, detail.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 3 E