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accompany   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 4 uses
1  —1 use as in:
accompany on the journey
The nurse accompanies the old woman everywhere.
accompanies = travels with
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accompany means:
to travel along with
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 34
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2  —3 uses as in:
illness and accompanying symptoms
We'll need to increase public transportation to address the congestion that accompanies higher population density.
accompanies = occurs at the same time (as a result of)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accompany means:
to be present with at the same time and/or location
Word Statistics
Book3 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 10
1st useChapter 10
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accord   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 22 uses
1  —17 uses as in:
according to, or in accord with
She will get a fair trial in accordance with the law.
accordance = keeping
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
in keeping with; or in agreement/harmony/unity with
This sense of accord is often seen in the form according to or accordingly where it can take on more specific meanings. For example:
  • "According to Kim, ..." — as stated by
  • "To each according to her ability." — based upon
  • "Points are scored according to how well they perform." — depending upon
  • "The dose is calculated according to body weight." — in proportion to
  • "We got a flat tire. Accordingly, I pulled to the side of the road." — because of what was just said; or as a result
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Book17 uses
Library53 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 5
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2  —4 uses as in:
done of her own accord
She was not forced. She did it of her own accord.
own accord = own mind — voluntarily (without anyone asking)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
mind
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Book4 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 37
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3  —1 use as in:
accord her the respect deserved
They expect to be accorded the same respect as any other nuclear armed nation.
accorded = given special treatment
DefinitionGenerally this sense of accord means:
to give someone special treatment — especially respect
Word Statistics
Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 24
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consequence   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 26 uses
1  —20 uses as in:
a direct consequence of
Your decision will have three major consequences.
consequences = results
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
a result of something (often an undesired side effect)
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Book20 uses
Library28 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 6
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2  —6 uses as in:
of little consequence
Think carefully. This is a consequential decision.
consequential = important
DefinitionGenerally this sense of consequence means:
importance or relevance
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Book6 uses
Library3 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 2000
1st useChapter 11
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contrast   (3 meanings)
3 meanings, 16 uses
1  —2 uses as in:
contrast their writing styles
Contrast winter in Panama with winter in Alaska.
contrast = point to differences between
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contrast means:
point to differences between; or compare to show differences
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Book2 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 30
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2  —13 uses as in:
there is a contrast
The contrast in their leadership styles is striking. Olivia motivated people with fear. Isabella motivated them with praise.
contrast = notable difference
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contrast means:
a difference — especially a notable difference; or the side-x-side arrangement of things that draws attention to an unmissable difference
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Book13 uses
Library8 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 11
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3  —1 use as in:
it is a contrast
College is quite a contrast to high school.
contrast = something notably different compared to
DefinitionGenerally this sense of contrast means:
something noticeably different (compared to something else or to other things)
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Book1 use
Library1 use in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 27
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convey   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 14 uses
1  —6 uses as in:
convey her thoughts
She dresses to convey a sense of a successful, no-nonsense woman.
convey = communicate or express
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library9 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 28
Web Links
2  —8 uses as in:
convey her safely to
I was ordered to convey her to London.
convey = transport
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Book8 uses
Library5 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 10
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direct   (6 meanings)
6 meanings, 45 uses
1  —13 uses as in:
depart directly
I walked directly to work.
directly = without interruption in the straightest or quickest possible manner
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
without delay, or in the quickest manner, or without going somewhere else first
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Book13 uses
Library16 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 2
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2  —4 uses as in:
directly above; or buy direct from
This flower does best in direct sunlight.
direct = without intervention from anything (in this case, not sun that is partially blocked or reflected)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
straight (exactly where stated); or without involvement of anything in between
The exact meaning of this sense of direct is subject to its context. For example:
  • "The road runs directly to Las Vegas." — straight (without varying from a straight line)
  • "It was a direct hit." — exact
  • "The plant is in direct sunlight." — unobstructed (without anything in between)
  • "She wants a direct meeting with him." — personal (without other people in between)
  • "She paid direct attention to what he was reading." — close
  • "a direct gaze" — straight, steady, or focused—not a brief glance taken while generally looking at other things; not a sideways look
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Book4 uses
Library62 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 19
Web Links
3  —6 uses as in:
was direct in my instructions
I left them with direct instructions.
direct = straightforward
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
straightforward (uncomplicated or simple — perhaps also indicating openness and honesty)
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library13 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 29
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4  —14 uses as in:
directed her question to
The sprinkler head needs to be fixed so it directs water away from the house.
directs = aims
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
to indicate direction; or to cause movement or focus in a direction or towards an object
The exact meaning of this sense of direct is subject to its context. For example:
  • "intentionally directed fire at unarmed civilians" — aimed a gun
  • "directed the question to her" — aimed a question
  • "directed her north" — pointed in a particular direction
  • "directed attention to the 3rd paragraph" — focused attention on a particular object
  • "The sound of her voice directed him to the kitchen." — guided or gave directions to someone to help them move to a particular place
  • "She directed him to the airport." — gave directions to send someone to a particular place
  • "She directed the boat north." — steered it
  • "directed the letter to" — send a letter to a particular person by putting a name and address on it
Word Statistics
Book14 uses
Library36 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 7
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5  —3 uses as in:
directed the jury to...
On the SAT test, some questions direct you to look at an underlined or numbered portion of a passage.
direct = instruct
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
give instructions or commands
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Book3 uses
Library7 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 11
Web Links
6  —5 uses as in:
directed the movie
She directed the move.
directed = supervised the making of
DefinitionGenerally this sense of direct means:
supervise, control, or to be in charge of
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Book5 uses
Library29 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 18
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yield   (2 meanings)
2 meanings, 26 uses
1  —6 uses as in:
will yield valuable data
The discovery could yield a more effective treatment for diabetes.
yield = produce (lead to)
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to produce (usually something wanted); or the thing or amount produced
Word Statistics
Book6 uses
Library4 uses in 10 avg bks
SAT®*top 100
1st useChapter 23
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2  —20 uses as in:
yield to pressure
The country vowed not to yield to pressure from its larger neighbors.
yield = give in
DefinitionGenerally this sense of yield means:
to give in, give way, or give up
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Book20 uses
Library14 uses in 10 avg bks
1st useChapter 20
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