Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: verb, noun

Definitions: (verb) If you monitor something, you watch or listen to it for problems, changes, etc. (noun) A monitor is a person or group whose job is to watch for problems, changes, etc. (noun) A monitor is part of a computer or other similar machine, and it looks like a TV.

Examples: (verb) Parents should monitor their children’s computer use. (verb) The army was sent in to monitor the police. (noun) During the test, a monitor caught a student copying off another sitting right next to him. (noun) The engineers stood around the monitor making suggesting about how the drawing could be improved.

Synonyms: auditor, invigilator. verbs: watch, check, observe.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 5 E

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