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attain

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) When you reach or achieve something, you attain it. Examples: (verb) The level of education that the country has attained is impressive. (verb) After 4 years at university, she attained her degree. Synonyms: verbs: achieve, accomplish,...

devote

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If someone devotes time or energy to something, they feel that it is important and they spend a lot of time or energy on it. Examples: (verb) He decided to devote his life to helping people overcome poverty. (verb) She devoted ten years...

duration

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) Duration is the length of time something takes. Examples: (noun) The duration of this event will be three hours. (noun) In the duration of his speech, ten more people came into the room Synonyms: nouns: length, period, span. Academic...

found

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) To found is to start some type of organization or company. Examples: (verb) The company was founded on the idea that transportation needn’t be expensive. (verb) They founded the company in 2003. Synonyms: verbs: create, establish,...

inherent

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is inherent, it is a part of something that is natural and cannot be separated from it. Examples: (adjective) Everybody understands the inherent value of education. (adjective) There may be problems inherent in...

insight

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) If you have insight, you have a very good understanding of something; a clear idea about how something works. Examples: (noun) The documentary gives us an insight into the poor conditions that factory employees work in. (noun) We need to...

overlap

Type: noun, verb Definitions: (noun) An overlap is an amount that two things are in the same place or happen at the same time. (verb) Something overlaps another thing if part of it is 1) on top of, or 2) at the same time as, the other thing. Examples: (noun) There is...

protocol

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A protocol is a rule, guideline, or document about how certain activities are done. Examples: (noun) The protocols for transporting gas are strict because an accident can be very dangerous. (noun) There is a certain protocol that should...

refine

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) When people refine a food or other thing, they make it purer. (verb) When someone refines something, they make it better. Examples: (verb) They take sugar cane and refine it to make white sugar. (verb) We need to refine our ideas of how...

restraint

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) A restraint is something that stops people from doing something. (noun) A restraint is a strap or other thing that holds a person in place, like a seatbelt in a car or handcuffs that the police use to hold someone. (noun) Restraint is...

route

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) To route something is to send it on a specific path. (noun) A route is the way from one place or idea to another place or idea. Examples: (verb) This computer routes email to the main computer. (verb) While the road was being...

team

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you team two people, groups, or things, you group them to work together. (noun) A team is a group of people who play or work together on the same side. Examples: (verb) The different organisations teamed together to deal with...