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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

synonym for improve

revamp

verb [ verb ree-vamp ]

revamp is another word for improve

To improve something is to make it more desirable in some way. To revamp something is to renovate, redo, or revise it. Revamp comes from the verb vamp, which in its earliest uses meant “to repair (a shoe or boot) with a new vamp.” The noun vamp here refers to the portion of a shoe or boot upper that covers the instep and toes. Revamp entered English with its own footprint, but the idea of making something old new remains central to its meaning.

Commonly found as

revamp + system
To improve conditions in public schools, the senator wanted to revamp the state tax system.
completely revamp
The chemistry department completely revamped its curriculum to better serve students in pharmacology.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

synonym for explore

scrutinize

verb [ skroot-n-ahyz ]

scrutinize is another word for explore

The verbs explore and scrutinize both mean “to examine,” but scrutinize implies doing so with a more critical eye. To scrutinize something is to inspect it methodically with very close attention to detail. Items that are commonly scrutinized, such as budgets, data, and applications, tend to be complex and consequential. Similarly, people seeking positions of rank and consequence, such as candidates for political office, may be subjected to scrutiny.

Commonly found as

carefully scrutinize, closely scrutinize
The investigators carefully scrutinized the company's internet security protocol in order to determine the cause of the data breach.
scrutinize detail
The vetting committee scrutinized every last detail of the candidate's background.

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Sunday, August 09, 2020

synonym for provide

furnish

verb [ fur-nish ]

furnish is another word for provide

The verbs provide and furnish both mean to make something available, but provide is the more general and far more prevalent term. Furnish suggests equipping someone (or a group of people) with needed or useful items or information for a specific task or purpose. Where furnish very notably diverges from provide is in its ability to pull a room together; furnish in this sense means “to supply (a house or room) with necessary furniture, carpets, appliances, etc.”

Commonly found as

furnish information, furnish details
Congress demanded the agency furnish information related to the investigation.
furnish + with
The manager furnished her employees with the equipment they needed to perform their work remotely.

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