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Wednesday, February 03, 2021

synonym for refresh


verb [ ri-joo-vuh-neyt ]

rejuvenate is another word for refresh

The verb refresh is a broad term that is used in many different ways to talk about newness, whether it be bringing a new element to something or making something familiar or forgotten seem new. One can refresh a room with some new paint, refresh a social media feed to see the latest news, or refresh another’s memory by reminding them of something. The verb rejuvenate is a close synonym of refresh, but it is used less often and in fewer contexts. Where refresh emphasizes making something fresh or new, rejuvenate emphasizes restoring things to how they once were, or, in the context of health and wellness, restoring a youthful vigor or appearance.

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help rejuvenate
Adding some compost to your garden will help rejuvenate the soil and increase your vegetable yield.
rejuvenate + body
A dip in the hot springs was exactly what the mountain climber needed to rejuvenate his body after his latest trek.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2021

synonym for predict


verb [ prog-nos-ti-keyt ]

prognosticate is another word for predict

To predict something is to tell in advance what will happen. This verb often (but not always) implies calculation, knowledge, or shrewd inference from facts or experience, as in the case of astronomers who predict an eclipse. The verb prognosticate deals primarily in signs and omens. A thing, such as the presence or absence of a certain groundhog’s shadow, can prognosticate, or presage, something (the estimated time of arrival for spring). Similarly, a person can prognosticate, or foretell, a future event from present indications or signs. The related word prognosis is used in medicine to talk about the probable course and outcome of a disease, especially of the chances of recovery.

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prognosticate the future
The TV pundits used the closing segment of their show to prognosticate the future of artificial intelligence—and the picture they painted resembled dystopian storylines from Hollywood.
try to prognosticate
The sports announcers tried to prognosticate the outcome of the championship, but it was impossible since both teams had played so well all season.

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Monday, February 01, 2021

synonym for inspire


verb [ hahr-tn ]

hearten is another word for inspire

To inspire someone is to fill that person with an animating, quickening, or exalting influence. A leader’s courage might inspire her followers. The verb hearten means “to give courage of confidence to” or “to cheer.” This verb draws on the notion of the heart as the seat of courage, spirit, or enthusiasm, an idea that is reflected in expressions such as take heart, put your heart into it, and be all heart, as in the case of someone who is admirably undaunted and energetic in an endeavor (she's all heart!).

Commonly found as

hearten + supporters
The latest poll numbers heartened supporters who had been worried their candidate was losing ground.
heartened by the fact
The future of the museum was uncertain, but staff members were heartened by the fact that the mayor had set up a task force to revitalize the arts district.

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