Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If something is functioning, it is working and is not completely broken. (noun) Something or someone’s function is its purpose or its job.

Examples: (verb) Some people can still function normally even after heavy brain injury. (noun) The function of the questionnaire was to find out what people knew about healthy food.

Synonyms: nouns: job, purpose. verbs: run, work.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 1 E

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