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Saturday, April 03, 2021

synonym for make

fabricate

verb [ fab-ri-keyt ]

fabricate is another word for make

To make something is to bring it into existence by shaping or changing material or by combining parts. You can make a dress, or make a work of art—the possibilities are endless for this all-purpose verb! Fabricate moves us into industrial territory; this resourceful verb refers to making something by art or skill and labor, similar to the verbs construct and manufacture. More specifically, fabricate may refer to the forming of material, such as metal, into parts to be used in a finished product. In an immaterial sense, fabricate means “to devise or invent,” as a story or evidence.

Commonly found as

fabricate device
Rare metals were used to fabricate the device.
design + fabricate
A team of biomedical engineers designed and fabricated a new prosthetic leg for better shock absorption.

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Friday, April 02, 2021

synonym for try

endeavor

verb [ en-dev-er ]

endeavor is another word for try

The verbs try and endeavor both deal with putting forth an effort toward a specific end. Try is the more common and more general term—it is used of efforts both casual and serious, i.e., you can try halfheartedly to do something, or you can try hard to succeed. Endeavor emphasizes serious and continued exertion of effort, sometimes aimed at dutiful or socially appropriate behavior: to endeavor to fulfill one's obligations. There really is no halfhearted endeavoring—this verb is all in. Though for all its striving, endeavor is more commonly used as a noun, as in: The young teacher believed that nurturing the minds of next generation was a noble endeavor.

Commonly found as

endeavor to make
Each of the volunteers endeavored to make a difference in the lives of the young children by spending countless hours reading to them.
always endeavor
The concierge always endeavored in every way to provide the best service to the hotel guests, making all their dinner and daily excursion reservations ahead of time.

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Thursday, April 01, 2021

synonym for fool

dupe

verb [ doop, dyoop ]

dupe is another word for fool

There’s no shortage of synonyms for the verb fool (or the noun for that matter), and each of them has a slightly different texture. To fool someone is to trick or deceive them. The verb developed from the noun, which, in its earliest uses referred to a silly person or someone who lacks judgement or sense. The suggestion of silliness carries over into the verb, which, as words of deception go, is relatively lighthearted. Dupe is more pointed, emphasizing deception or being cheated, a nuance that is visible in the noun dupe, which refers to a person who is easily deceived or, especially, taken advantage of.

Commonly found as

easily duped
The couple did not like to think that they could be so easily duped by such a brazen charlatan, but they learned their lesson too late.
dupe + investor(s)
Thousands of investors were duped by the elaborate pyramid scheme.

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