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adaptation

Type: noun Definitions: (noun) An adaptation is a change to fit a different situation or the result of that change, especially when a story goes from book to TV or movie. Examples: (noun) Over millions of years, there is constant adaptation of animals to fit the...

adult

Type: noun Definitions: An adult is a person who is mature (usually age 18 or above). Examples: At age 18 years, children become adults, allowing them to move out without their parents’ consent. Synonyms: grownup, man, woman Academic Word List Sublist and Group:...

advocate

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you advocate something, you recommend it. (noun) An advocate is someone who recommends something. Examples: (verb) Many groups advocate the rights of women in developing countries to have an education. (verb) We wish for...

aid

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you aid someone, you help them. (noun) An aid is a person or thing that helps you do an activity. (noun) Aid is the help that is given to people, usually by a government or institution. Examples: (verb) Don’t be afraid to...

channel

Type: verb, noun Definitions: (verb) If you channel something, you control its movement (typically for liquids). (noun) A channel is a path that carries or directs flow or movement, especially of TV & radio signals and water. Examples: (verb) Firefighters...

chemical

Type: noun Definitions: A chemical is a basic substance that is used in or produced by mixing elements or other chemicals. Examples: When you burn plastics, you put dangerous chemicals into the air. Synonyms: Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 7...

classical

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) Classical ideas or styles are those that were very common at a time in the past and sometimes continue into the present. Examples: (adjective) Classical music is very popular, even though some of it is over 500 years old....

comprehensive

Type: adjective Definitions: (adjective) If something is comprehensive, it includes everything that is related. Examples: (adjective) The syllabus is very comprehensive; it covers everything that a first year student needs to know about African history. (adjective)...

comprise

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) If A comprises B, B is part of A Examples: (verb) The school now comprises 15 classrooms. (verb) China comprises over 1 billion people. Synonyms: verbs: consist (of), include, contain. Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 7...

confirm

Type: verb Definitions: (verb) To confirm is to make sure that something is correct. Examples: (verb) Doctors haven’t confirmed the cause of death yet. (verb) The results of the study confirm previous research on the topic. Synonyms: verbs: prove, certify,...

contrary

Type: preposition, adjective, noun Definitions: (preposition) If an act or idea is contrary to something, it is against it. (adjective) A contrary view, sentence, etc. is opposite to other ones. (noun) The contrary is the opposite of an idea, sentence, etc. Examples:...

convert

Type: noun, verb Definitions: (noun) A convert is a person who changed their beliefs or religion. (verb) If you convert something, you change it so that it has a different function or form. Examples: (noun) And we must not discount those who became converts to the new...