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Friday, September 11, 2020


invaluable is a synonym of valuable

adjective [ in-val-yoo-uh-buhl ]

invaluable is another word for valuable

Something that is valuable has considerable monetary worth or is particularly useful for a specific purpose. This adjective is often used to talk about things that offer or may one day offer a material advantage or quantifiable benefit. Something that is invaluable has value beyond calculation or appraisal; it is priceless. Here we get into things so important or meaningful, such as the support of a dear friend through a difficult time, or yielding benefits of such great magnitude that they defy measurement or estimation.

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invaluable experience
Though he lost the match, the tennis player said competing against his hero was an invaluable experience.
prove invaluable
Knowing how to drive a manual transmission car proved invaluable when she moved to Europe.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020


prevailing is a synonym of common

adjective [ pri-vey-ling ]

prevailing is another word for common

Something that is common is widespread or universal. Something that is prevailing is generally current and supersedes others of its kind. The key difference is the suggestion of predominance. For instance, a prevailing view on a matter is a view that has taken over or displaced other views. A prevailing fashion is one that has caught on and emerged as the most notable or influential at a particular time.

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prevailing view
The scientist’s findings challenged the prevailing view of how water arrived on the planet.
reflect the prevailing
The senator’s position on the matter reflects the prevailing opinion of her constituents.

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Wednesday, September 09, 2020


cultivate is a synonym of 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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