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457 Verbs That Start With A

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Word Definitions Synonyms
aah (verb) express admiration and pleasure by uttering `ooh' or `aah' Synonyms: ooh
abacinate (verb) blind by holding a red-hot metal plate before someone's eyes
abandon (verb) forsake, leave behind
(verb) give up with the intent of never claiming again Synonyms: give up
(verb) leave behind empty; move out of Synonyms: empty, vacate
(verb) stop maintaining or insisting on; of ideas or claims Synonyms: give up
(verb) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch Synonyms: desert, desolate, forsake
abase (verb) cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of Synonyms: humble, humiliate, mortify, chagrin
abash (verb) cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious Synonyms: embarrass
abate (verb) make less active or intense Synonyms: slack, slake
(verb) become less in amount or intensity Synonyms: slack, die away, slack off, let up
abbreviate (verb) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements Synonyms: cut, reduce, contract, shorten, abridge, foreshorten
(verb) shorten
abdicate (verb) give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations Synonyms: renounce
abduce (verb) advance evidence for Synonyms: cite, adduce
abduct (verb) take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom Synonyms: nobble, kidnap, snatch
(verb) pull away from the body
aberrate (verb) diverge from the expected
(verb) diverge or deviate from the straight path; produce aberration
abet (verb) assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
abhor (verb) find repugnant Synonyms: execrate, abominate, loathe
abide (verb) dwell Synonyms: stay, bide
(verb) put up with something or somebody unpleasant Synonyms: digest, put up, endure, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, bear, brook, tolerate
abjure (verb) formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure Synonyms: resile, retract, recant, forswear
ablactate (verb) gradually deprive (infants and young mammals) of mother's milk Synonyms: wean
ablate (verb) wear away through erosion or vaporization
(verb) remove an organ or bodily structure
abnegate (verb) deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure Synonyms: deny
(verb) surrender (power or a position)
(verb) deny or renounce
abolish (verb) do away with Synonyms: get rid of
abominate (verb) find repugnant Synonyms: execrate, abhor, loathe
abort (verb) terminate before completion
(verb) cease development, die, and be aborted
(verb) terminate a pregnancy by undergoing an abortion
abound (verb) be abundant or plentiful; exist in large quantities
(verb) be in a state of movement or action Synonyms: bristle, burst
abrade (verb) wear away Synonyms: rub down, rub off, corrade, abrase
(verb) rub hard or scrub Synonyms: scour
abrase (verb) wear away Synonyms: rub down, rub off, corrade, abrade
abreact (verb) discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalization
abridge (verb) reduce in scope while retaining essential elements Synonyms: cut, reduce, contract, shorten, abbreviate, foreshorten
(verb) lessen, diminish, or curtail
abrogate (verb) revoke formally
abscise (verb) shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue
(verb) remove or separate by abscission
abscond (verb) run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along Synonyms: run off, make off, decamp, go off, absquatulate, bolt
abseil (verb) descend by means of a rappel Synonyms: rappel, rope down
absent (verb) stay away or leave Synonyms: remove
absolve (verb) grant remission of a sin to Synonyms: shrive
(verb) let off the hook Synonyms: free
absorb (verb) become imbued
(verb) take up mentally Synonyms: ingest, assimilate, take in
(verb) take up, as of debts or payments Synonyms: take over
(verb) take in, also metaphorically Synonyms: imbibe, draw, soak up, take in, take up, suck, sop up, suck up
(verb) cause to become one with
(verb) suck or take up or in Synonyms: take in
(verb) devote (oneself) fully to Synonyms: immerse, plunge, engross, engulf, soak up, steep
(verb) assimilate or take in
(verb) consume all of one's attention or time Synonyms: occupy, engage, engross
absquatulate (verb) run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along Synonyms: run off, make off, decamp, go off, abscond, bolt
abstain (verb) refrain from voting
(verb) choose not to consume Synonyms: refrain, desist
abstract (verb) consider a concept without thinking of a specific example; consider abstractly or theoretically
(verb) make off with belongings of others Synonyms: sneak, lift, hook, nobble, pilfer, pinch, purloin, snarf, swipe, cabbage, filch
(verb) consider apart from a particular case or instance
(verb) give an abstract (of)
abuse (verb) treat badly Synonyms: step, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, mistreat
(verb) change the inherent purpose or function of something Synonyms: pervert, misuse
(verb) use foul or abusive language towards Synonyms: shout, clapperclaw, blackguard
(verb) use wrongly or improperly or excessively
abut (verb) lie adjacent to another or share a boundary Synonyms: march, edge, border, adjoin, butt, butt against, butt on
aby (verb) make amends for Synonyms: expiate, abye, atone
abye (verb) make amends for Synonyms: expiate, aby, atone
accede (verb) yield to another's wish or opinion Synonyms: submit, bow, defer, give in
(verb) take on duties or office Synonyms: enter
(verb) to agree or express agreement Synonyms: acquiesce, assent
accelerate (verb) move faster Synonyms: speed, quicken, speed up
(verb) cause to move faster Synonyms: speed, speed up
accent (verb) to stress, single out as important Synonyms: punctuate, stress, emphasise, emphasize, accentuate
(verb) put stress on; utter with an accent Synonyms: stress, accentuate
accentuate (verb) to stress, single out as important Synonyms: punctuate, stress, emphasise, emphasize, accent
(verb) put stress on; utter with an accent Synonyms: stress, accent
accept (verb) consider or hold as true
(verb) receive willingly something given or offered Synonyms: take, have
(verb) give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to Synonyms: go for, consent
(verb) react favorably to; consider right and proper
(verb) admit into a group or community Synonyms: take, take on, admit
(verb) take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person Synonyms: assume, bear, take over
(verb) tolerate or accommodate oneself to Synonyms: swallow, live with
(verb) be designed to hold or take Synonyms: take
(verb) receive (a report) officially, as from a committee
(verb) make use of or accept for some purpose Synonyms: take
(verb) be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal
access (verb) obtain or retrieve from a storage device; as of information on a computer
(verb) reach or gain access to Synonyms: get at
accession (verb) make a record of additions to a collection, such as a library
acclaim (verb) praise vociferously Synonyms: hail, herald
(verb) clap one's hands or shout after performances to indicate approval Synonyms: clap, spat, applaud
acclimate (verb) get used to a certain climate Synonyms: acclimatise, acclimatize
acclimatise (verb) get used to a certain climate Synonyms: acclimate, acclimatize
acclimatize (verb) get used to a certain climate Synonyms: acclimate, acclimatise
accommodate (verb) be agreeable or acceptable to Synonyms: fit, suit
(verb) make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose Synonyms: adapt
(verb) provide with something desired or needed
(verb) have room for; hold without crowding Synonyms: hold, admit
(verb) provide housing for Synonyms: lodge
(verb) provide a service or favor for someone Synonyms: oblige
(verb) make (one thing) compatible with (another) Synonyms: reconcile, conciliate
accompany (verb) be present or associated with an event or entity Synonyms: go with, come with, attach to
(verb) go or travel along with
(verb) perform an accompaniment to Synonyms: follow, play along
(verb) be a companion to somebody Synonyms: keep company, companion, company
accomplish (verb) put in effect Synonyms: execute, carry through, action, carry out, fulfil, fulfill
(verb) to gain with effort Synonyms: reach, attain, achieve
accord (verb) go together Synonyms: consort, agree, harmonise, harmonize, concord, fit in
(verb) allow to have Synonyms: grant, allot
accost (verb) speak to someone Synonyms: address, come up to
(verb) approach with an offer of sexual favors Synonyms: hook, solicit
account (verb) be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something
(verb) keep an account of Synonyms: calculate
(verb) to give an account or representation of in words Synonyms: describe, report
(verb) furnish a justifying analysis or explanation Synonyms: answer for
accouter (verb) provide with military equipment Synonyms: accoutre
accoutre (verb) provide with military equipment Synonyms: accouter
accredit (verb) grant credentials to Synonyms: recognise, recognize
(verb) provide or send (envoys or ambassadors) with official credentials
(verb) ascribe an achievement to Synonyms: credit
accrete (verb) grow together (of plants and organs) Synonyms: grow together
(verb) grow or become attached by accretion
accrue (verb) grow by addition
(verb) come into the possession of Synonyms: fall
acculturate (verb) assimilate culturally
accumulate (verb) get or gather together Synonyms: roll up, hoard, pile up, collect, compile, amass
(verb) increase in amount by collecting or gathering Synonyms: pile up, amass, gather, conglomerate, cumulate
accurse (verb) curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment Synonyms: execrate, comminate, anathematise, anathematize, anathemise, anathemize
accuse (verb) bring an accusation against; level a charge against Synonyms: incriminate, impeach, criminate
(verb) blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against Synonyms: charge
accustom (verb) make psychologically or physically used (to something) Synonyms: habituate
ace (verb) succeed at easily Synonyms: nail, pass with flying colors, sail through, sweep through, breeze through
(verb) score an ace against
(verb) play (a hole) in one stroke
(verb) serve an ace against (someone)
acerbate (verb) cause to be bitter or resentful Synonyms: envenom, embitter
(verb) make sour or bitter
acetify (verb) make sour or more sour Synonyms: sour, acidify, acidulate
(verb) turn acidic Synonyms: acidify
acetylate (verb) receive substitution of an acetyl group Synonyms: acetylise, acetylize
(verb) introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound) Synonyms: acetylise, acetylize
acetylise (verb) receive substitution of an acetyl group Synonyms: acetylate, acetylize
(verb) introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound) Synonyms: acetylate, acetylize
acetylize (verb) receive substitution of an acetyl group Synonyms: acetylate, acetylise
(verb) introduce an acetyl group into (a chemical compound) Synonyms: acetylate, acetylise
ache (verb) feel physical pain Synonyms: suffer, hurt
(verb) have a desire for something or someone who is not present Synonyms: languish, pine, yearn, yen
(verb) be the source of pain Synonyms: hurt, smart
achieve (verb) to gain with effort Synonyms: reach, attain, accomplish
achromatise (verb) remove color from Synonyms: achromatize
achromatize (verb) remove color from Synonyms: achromatise
acidify (verb) make sour or more sour Synonyms: sour, acetify, acidulate
(verb) turn acidic Synonyms: acetify
acidulate (verb) make sour or more sour Synonyms: sour, acetify, acidify
acknowledge (verb) declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of Synonyms: admit
(verb) report the receipt of Synonyms: receipt
(verb) express recognition of the presence or existence of, or acquaintance with Synonyms: notice
(verb) express obligation, thanks, or gratitude for Synonyms: recognise, recognize
(verb) accept as legally binding and valid
(verb) accept (someone) to be what is claimed or accept his power and authority Synonyms: recognise, recognize, know
acquaint (verb) cause to come to know personally Synonyms: introduce, present
(verb) make familiar or conversant with Synonyms: familiarise, familiarize
(verb) inform
acquiesce (verb) to agree or express agreement Synonyms: accede, assent
acquire (verb) come into the possession of something concrete or abstract Synonyms: get
(verb) take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect Synonyms: adopt, assume, take, take on
(verb) come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes) Synonyms: develop, get, grow, produce
(verb) locate (a moving entity) by means of a tracking system such as radar
(verb) win something through one's efforts Synonyms: gain, win
(verb) gain knowledge or skills Synonyms: larn, learn
(verb) gain through experience Synonyms: develop, evolve
acquit (verb) pronounce not guilty of criminal charges Synonyms: clear, discharge, exculpate, exonerate, assoil
(verb) behave in a certain manner Synonyms: carry, bear, conduct, deport, comport, behave
act (verb) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action) Synonyms: move
(verb) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself Synonyms: do, behave
(verb) play a role or part Synonyms: play, represent
(verb) discharge one's duties
(verb) pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind Synonyms: play, act as
(verb) be suitable for theatrical performance
(verb) have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected Synonyms: work
(verb) be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure
(verb) behave unnaturally or affectedly Synonyms: pretend, dissemble
(verb) perform on a stage or theater Synonyms: play, roleplay, playact
action (verb) institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against Synonyms: process, sue, litigate
(verb) put in effect Synonyms: execute, carry through, accomplish, carry out, fulfil, fulfill
activate (verb) put in motion or move to act Synonyms: set off, trip, trigger, spark, spark off, actuate, touch off, trigger off
(verb) make active or more active
(verb) make more adsorptive
(verb) aerate (sewage) so as to favor the growth of organisms that decompose organic matter Synonyms: aerate
(verb) make (substances) radioactive
actualise (verb) make real or concrete; give reality or substance to Synonyms: realise, realize, substantiate, actualize
(verb) represent or describe realistically Synonyms: actualize
actualize (verb) make real or concrete; give reality or substance to Synonyms: realise, realize, substantiate, actualise
(verb) represent or describe realistically Synonyms: actualise
actuate (verb) put in motion or move to act Synonyms: set off, trip, trigger, activate, spark, spark off, touch off, trigger off
(verb) give an incentive for action Synonyms: move, incite, prompt, propel, motivate
acuminate (verb) make sharp or acute; taper; make (something) come to a point
adapt (verb) make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose Synonyms: accommodate
(verb) adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions Synonyms: adjust, conform
add (verb) make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of
(verb) state or say further Synonyms: supply, append
(verb) bestow a quality on Synonyms: impart, bring, contribute, bestow, lend
(verb) make an addition by combining numbers Synonyms: add together
(verb) determine the sum of Synonyms: add together, tally, summate, total, sum, sum up, add up, tot, tot up, tote up
(verb) constitute an addition
addict (verb) to cause (someone or oneself) to become dependent (on something, especially a narcotic drug) Synonyms: hook
addle (verb) mix up or confuse Synonyms: muddle, puddle
(verb) become rotten
address (verb) speak to Synonyms: turn to
(verb) give a speech to Synonyms: speak
(verb) put an address on (an envelope) Synonyms: direct
(verb) direct a question at someone
(verb) address or apply oneself to something, direct one's efforts towards something, such as a question
(verb) greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name Synonyms: call
(verb) access or locate by address
(verb) act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression Synonyms: deal, treat, plow, cover, handle
(verb) speak to someone Synonyms: come up to, accost
(verb) adjust and aim (a golf ball) at in preparation of hitting
adduce (verb) advance evidence for Synonyms: cite, abduce
adduct (verb) draw a limb towards the body
adhere (verb) be compatible or in accordance with
(verb) follow through or carry out a plan without deviation
(verb) come or be in close contact with; stick or hold together and resist separation Synonyms: stick, cohere, cling, cleave
(verb) be a devoted follower or supporter Synonyms: stick
(verb) be loyal to Synonyms: stick, stand by, stick by
(verb) stick to firmly Synonyms: stick, bond, bind, stick to, hold fast
adjoin (verb) lie adjacent to another or share a boundary Synonyms: march, edge, border, abut, butt, butt against, butt on
(verb) be in direct physical contact with; make contact Synonyms: touch, meet, contact
(verb) attach or add

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