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Tuesday, December 08, 2020


quintessential is a synonym of typical

adjective [ kwin-tuh-sen-shuhl ]

quintessential is another word for typical

Something that is typical is characteristic or distinctive of a certain type or specimen. Something that is quintessential is not only characteristic or distinctive of a type, but goes a step further to capture the pure and essential essence of it—or to embody it perfectly. Quintessential is used to talk about people or things that are exactly as one might imagine or hope for them to be, based on widely circulated and understood ideas or ideals.

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quintessential example
With all of its towering skyscrapers and speedy, efficient transportation, Tokyo is the quintessential example of a modern city.
quintessential symbol
The writer chose an image of cotton candy for her book cover because she considered it a quintessential symbol of childhood.

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Monday, December 07, 2020


safeguard is a synonym of protect

verb [ seyf-gahrd ]

safeguard is another word for protect

To safeguard something is to guard, protect, or secure it. Often this term suggests taking forceful measures to ensure something does or does not happen. As a result, the term conveys a degree of assurance that the safety of something is guaranteed. Safeguard is more likely to be used of ideas or concepts—immaterial things—than it is of property or physical objects. For instance, you’re more likely to hear of a leader or governing body taking measures to safeguard the rights of a specific group than to safeguard a wetland, the latter being better suited for use with the verb protect.

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safeguard the rights
The committee voted on a new resolution in order to safeguard the rights of all the employees, regardless of the number of years they had been working.
safeguard against
Although it is annoying to have to change passwords constantly, the extra security measures help to safeguard against identity theft.

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Sunday, December 06, 2020


corroborate is a synonym of confirm

verb [ kuh-rob-uh-reyt ]

corroborate is another word for confirm

To corroborate something is to make more certain of it with evidence. In a courtroom, witnesses might be called to corroborate a story put forth by a defendant. Early findings in scientific research might be corroborated by additional scholarly work or laboratory results. More broadly, corroborate means “to strengthen”—and since this term's debut in English in the first half of the 16th century, it has been used to refer to strengthening or reinforcing things materially, to strengthening the health of things or people, and to strengthening a claim or statement.

Commonly found as

corroborate + story
His friends corroborated his story that he was far from the birthday cake when it got destroyed.
evidence to corroborate
The insurance company needed more evidence to corroborate her claim of not being at fault for the accident.

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