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Friday, March 05, 2021

synonym for examine

peruse

verb [ puh-rooz ]

peruse is another word for examine

To examine something is to inspect or scrutinize it carefully. If you examine a piece of fruit before buying it, you’re giving it a thorough inspection. As a synonym for examine, peruse means “to survey or examine in detail” or sometimes “to read through with thoroughness or care.” A legally binding document is something you’d want to peruse, or read thoroughly, before signing. Attorneys in a trial will peruse, or examine in detail, evidence. But there’s a confounding twist: peruse is also used to mean “to scan or browse,” a breezy use that contradicts the careful attention to detail implied by its other meanings. Isn't English grand? All meanings are widely used and understood, but some style guides urge against the use of peruse as "to skim."

Commonly found as

carefully peruse
The defense attorneys carefully perused the new evidence introduced by the prosecution.
opportunity to peruse
The investors had not had an opportunity to peruse the financials of the company, and were not ready to enter into a deal.

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Thursday, March 04, 2021

synonym for suggest

insinuate

verb [ in-sin-yoo-eyt ]

insinuate is another word for suggest

The verbs under discussion today come in handy when you want to say something without actually saying it—if you catch the drift. First, we’ll look at suggest: to suggest something is to bring it before a person’s mind without plain expression: I didn’t tell him to leave, I only suggested it! The synonym insinuate works on a less perceptible level. To insinuate something is to hint at it slyly or to instill or infuse it subtly or artfully, as into the mind. Insinuate connotes a degree of sneakiness or cunning that suggest does not, and it is especially used of ideas or accusations that one would not dare to say directly.

Commonly found as

dare + insinuate
After hearing her colleagues’ disparaging remarks, she turned to them and snapped, “How dare you insinuate that I’m lying!”
insinuate + doubt
The purpose of the misinformation campaign was to insinuate doubt through propaganda.

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Wednesday, March 03, 2021

synonym for tireless

indefatigable

adjective [ in-di-fat-i-guh-buhl ]

indefatigable is another word for tireless

The adjective tireless usually describes people that never seem to tire or to have their strength reduced or exhausted by labor or exertion, e.g., She was a tireless worker. But if you’re looking to wake up your readers with a little lexical variety, indefatigable is a strong choice. Indefatigable is defined as “incapable of being tired out” or “not yielding to fatigue.” Just like tireless, indefatigable often describes people who seem to have an endless reserve of energy, strength, or patience (an indefatigable researcher who left no stone of knowledge unturned), but this term is also likely to be found describing qualities of such people, as in someone who tackles big challenges or daunting situations with an indefatigable spirit.

Commonly found as

indefatigable spirit
The entrepreneur’s indefatigable spirit and resourcefulness kept her company afloat in times of paucity.
seemingly indefatigable
He was seemingly indefatigable: after running twelve miles, he chopped wood all afternoon, and then went out dancing!

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