1. Be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something
2. To keep an account of; SYN. calculate.
3. To give an account or representation of in words
4. Furnish a justifying analysis or explanation
Alternate (chiefly British) spelling of authorize.
1. To remove objects of obstruction
2. To clear from impurities, blemishes, pollution, etc.
3. To go away or disappear
4. To make a way or path by removing objects:
5. To make clear, bright, light, or translucent
6. To pass by, over, or under without making contact; SYN. top.
7. To remove (people) from a building
8. To remove the occupants of
9. To rid of instructions or data
10. To sell
11. To settle, as of a debt
12. To free from payment of customs duties, as of a shipment
13. To pass an inspection or receive authorization
14. To be debited and credited to the proper bank accounts
To restore a device to a prescribed initial state, usually the zero state.
ETYM Latin demonstratus, p. p. of demonstrare to demonstrate; de- + monstrare to show. Related to Monster.
1. To give a demonstration of; SYN. show.
2. To march in protest; take part in a demonstration; SYN. march.
To make less mysterious or remove the mystery from.
To make clear or manifest; to render more intelligible; to illustrate.
1 archaic; explain
2. To deprive of a nucleus
3. To remove without cutting into
1. To give an explanation for; SYN. explicate.
2. To state by way of explanation.
1. To lay open; to expose to view; to examine.
2. To lay open the meaning of; to explain; to clear of obscurity; to interpret.
1. To depict with an illustration.
2. To e.g., illustrate a book with drawings.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: read).
1. To interpret something that is written or printed.
2. To look at, interpret, and say out loud something that is written or printed.
3. To indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; SYN. register, show, record.
4. To hear and understand.
5. To interpret the significance of, as of palms, tea leaves, the sky, etc.; also of human behavior.
6. To have or contain a certain wording or form; SYN. say.
7. To obtain data from magnetic tapes; SYN. scan.
To find the solution to (a problem or question): SYN. work, figure out, puzzle out, lick.
ETYM as. unfealdan. Related to Un-, and Fold.
1. To extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length; SYN. stretch, stretch out, extend.
2. To open to the view.
3. To spread out or open from a folded state; SYN. spread, spread out, open.