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Monday, May 10, 2021

synonym for disturb

perturb

verb [ per-turb ]

perturb is another word for disturb

Perturb is a synonym of disturb, but, like most synonyms, the two terms are not exactly interchangeable. Disturb is the more common verb of the two, and it is often used to mean “to interrupt,” as in, Please don’t disturb me when I’m working, or, He kept the TV volume low because he didn’t want to disturb his wife’s nap. Perturb implies more agitation and sometimes annoyance or frustration. The careless actions or insensitive words of a person might perturb someone more attuned to their surroundings. Perturb has a distinct meaning in astronomy, where it means "to cause deviation of a celestial body from a regular orbit," as by the presence of one or more other bodies. This celestial disturbance is called perturbation.

Commonly found as

perturbed + little
The customer's rude comments perturbed him a little, but the barista kept calm and focused on the task at hand.
seem to perturb
The screech owl’s shrill calls seemed to perturb the horses, who jostled and paced in their stalls. 

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Sunday, May 09, 2021

synonym for treasure

cherish

verb [ cher-ish ]

cherish is another word for treasure

When you treasure someone or something, you regard that person or thing as precious, the way you might regard literal treasure (you know, all those gold bars and jewels you have tucked in a giant chest somewhere). When you cherish someone, the affection and fondness is even greater. To cherish is to hold or treat as dear, or to feel love for. On this Mother's Day, many of us are taking time to express just how much we cherish our moms (though it's a tall order!). Cherish is also used to talk about clinging fondly to something, such as a special memory or a gift from a loved one: She cherished the summer she spent traveling with her kids and grandkids.

Commonly found as

cherish forever
Though she couldn't really make out what the drawings were supposed to be in the card her kids made for her, she knew she would cherish it forever
cherish + memory
The speaker told the graduates to cherish the memories and friendships they had made in high school.

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Saturday, May 08, 2021

synonym for admit

concede

verb [ kuhn-seed ]

concede is another word for admit

We admit: the English language is no picnic. In part because its words have so many meanings! For example, in the example we just gave, the verb admit means something close to “acknowledge” or even “confess.” But admit can also refer to allowing entry, as in the case of a college that admits a student, or to giving right of entrance, as in the case of a ticket that admits two people. The synonym concede is used more narrowly to talk about acknowledging claims or statements as true, just, or proper: He finally conceded that she was right. During an election, concede is used to talk about acknowledging an opponent’s victory before it is officially established or admitting defeat.

Commonly found as

concede the point
I didn't agree with much in the film review, but I will concede the point that the movie was far too long!
readily concede
He wanted to order everything on the menu, but readily conceded that his colleague was right: $200 was a lot of money to spend on lunch.

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