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Wednesday, September 09, 2020

synonym for develop


verb [ kuhl-tuh-veyt ]

cultivate is another word for develop

To cultivate something is to tend to it and help it flourish. This verb is widely used to talk about tilling fields and growing crops. However, as a synonym for the more general verb develop, cultivate veers into metaphorical gardens: when we cultivate talents or skills, we refine them, perhaps with lessons or practice; when we cultivate relationships or friendships, we encourage and promote them; and when a celebrity cultivates an image, they are carefully crafting a public persona.

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cultivate relationship(s)
To grow her professional network, the illustrator decided to cultivate relationships with artists she admired.
carefully cultivate
The celebrity had carefully cultivated an image as a troublemaker, but he was far from it in real life.

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Tuesday, September 08, 2020

synonym for goal


noun [ in-ten-shuhn ]

intention is another word for goal

A goal is an achievement toward which effort is directed, such as getting into a certain college or running a marathon. An intention is what one means or hopes to accomplish or carry out. It is close to a plan, emphasizing what is held the mind as motivation or purpose. Sometimes, however, the word is meant to highlight distance between what is planned or wished for and what is put into action, as in the case of good intentions that fall short of producing an outcome.

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announce + intention
The company announced its intention to go carbon neutral by 2035.
sole intention
The filmmaker’s sole intention was to raise awareness about global food insecurity; he was not interested in accolades.

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Monday, September 07, 2020

synonym for work


verb [ strahyv ]

strive is another word for work

To strive is to exert oneself vigorously or to try hard. When we strive for something, such as excellence or success, we are making strenuous efforts toward that goal. This verb emphasizes a tireless determination; after all, excellence and success are not easily attained. It also suggests a degree of strife, reflecting earlier, more outwardly oppositional uses of strive to mean “to rival,” “to compete,” and “to struggle vigorously, as in opposition or battle.”

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strive for excellence
The teacher instilled a love of learning in her students, and she encouraged them to strive for excellence in all they do.
strive to achieve
The scholar understood the historical document to be an expression of ideals that we should all strive to achieve.

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