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Tuesday, September 01, 2020


launch is a synonym of start

verb [ lawnch, lahnch ]

launch is another word for start

The verbs start and launch are both used to talk about setting something into motion, but launch implies movement of a bolder or more sudden nature. Material objects that are launched (rockets, missiles) are sent out with some force. This sense of blasting or bursting forth is carried over into the launching of things immaterial, such as campaigns, initiatives, or careers. Additionally, a person who launches into speech or action plunges right in, again suggesting a boldness or forcefulness that would be lost if they were to start to speak instead.

Commonly found as

officially launch
The technology company plans to officially launch its new music application online this month.
launch a campaign
The documentarian launched a campaign to raise funds for her next project.

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Monday, August 31, 2020


enact is a synonym of establish

verb [ en-akt ]

enact is another word for establish

The verb establish implies making something new more stable and enduring. The verb enact also creates permanence, but it does so primarily via legislation. To enact something is to make it into law—in fact, bills introduced by Congress begin with the phrase “Be it enacted.” Drawing on a different sense of act, enact can also mean to represent on or as on the stage, as in a performer who is enacting Hamlet. But in the saga of the English language, this sense plays merely a supporting role.

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enact laws, enact policies
The state lawmakers enacted new laws to combat voter suppression.
Congress enact
Congress enacted almost 450 public laws in the two-year time period.

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Sunday, August 30, 2020


obtain is a synonym of get

verb [ uhb-teyn ]

obtain is another word for get

The verbs get and obtain both imply gaining possession of something. But obtain suggests more effort toward that end. For instance, you might hear of information or permission being obtained after having been sought out or requested. This is not always the case with the verb get, which sometimes implies no effort. For instance, that lucky friend who will get the perfect birthday present from you may be blissfully unaware of how difficult it was to obtain!

Commonly found as

obtain information
The hackers obtained information that could be leveraged against the company.
illegally obtained
The lawyer argued that the evidence against his client was illegally obtained.

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