SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for SSAT Elementary Level Verbal

varsity tutors app store varsity tutors android store

Example Questions

← Previous 1 3 4 5 6

Example Question #1 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

A synonym of "select" is . . .

Possible Answers:

pick

reject

consider

break

move

Correct answer:

pick

Explanation:

"Select" is a word that can be used as a verb or an adjective, but because all of the answer choices are verbs, we will need to consider it as a verb. When used as a verb, "select" means "carefully choose as being the best or most suitable." So, we need to pick out a verb that means something like "carefully choose." "Reject" cannot be the correct answer, then, because "reject" is a word that when used as a verb, means "dismiss as inadequate, inappropriate, or not to one's taste," making it an antonym, not a synonym, of "select." "Pick," however, is a verb that can mean "choose (someone or something) from a number of alternatives, typically after careful thought," and because "pick" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "select," "pick" is the correct answer.

Example Question #2 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Synonyms: choose the answer with the meaning closest to the word in question.

Cheer

Possible Answers:

to enjoy

to oppose

to play

to encourage

to block

Correct answer:

to encourage

Explanation:

"Cheer" means to encourage.

Example Question #3 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Which word can replace the underlined word?

My sister used to love to annoy me.

Possible Answers:

compliment

bother

help 

None of the above

pinch

Correct answer:

bother

Explanation:

"Bother" can replace "annoy" to maintain the same meaning of the sentence. 

Example Question #4 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Synonyms: Select the one word or phrase whose meaning is closest to the word in capital letters.

RESPECT

Possible Answers:

Ignorance

Limp

Intelligence

Honor

Envy

Correct answer:

Honor

Explanation:

"Respect" can be a verb or a noun, so think about that when you choose the answer. Here, "honor" is the best choice, because to "respect" someone is to honor them, and "respect" also means honor when used as a noun. "Knowledge" and "ignorance" actually have opposite meanings. "Envy" means jealousy when used as a noun or be jealous of something when used as a verb, while to "limp" is to stumble.

Example Question #5 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Which is a synonym for dedicate? 

Possible Answers:

Devote

None of the other answer choices. 

Steal

Take

Hold

Correct answer:

Devote

Explanation:

To "dedicate" or "devote" both mean to assign something. 

Example Question #6 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

John could detect a bit of sarcasm in Fred's response. 

Which is a synonym for detect? 

Possible Answers:

Spot

Lose

Ignore

Miss

None of the other answer choices. 

Correct answer:

Spot

Explanation:

Only the word "spot" could be inserted into the original sentence to maintain a similar meaning. 

Example Question #7 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Which word could have a similar meaning to the underlined word in the sentence?

The king reigned over the land for fifty years.

Possible Answers:

lost

inquired

ruled

left

None of the above

Correct answer:

ruled

Explanation:

To reign means the same as to rule.  

Example Question #8 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Which word could have a similar meaning to the underlined word in the sentence?

He got abused by the point guards cross-over.

Possible Answers:

excited

none of the above

mistreated

bored

thrilled

Correct answer:

mistreated

Explanation:

In this sentence the word mistreated can be substitued for abused. Both would mean that the player got tripped up by the other player's great move. 

Example Question #9 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Which word could have a similar meaning to the underlined word in the sentence?

His stocks were declining as the market struggled. 

Possible Answers:

rising

high

stronger

suffering

None of the above

Correct answer:

suffering

Explanation:

The word "declining" can be replaced with "suffering" to describe the trouble he was having with the stock market. 

Example Question #10 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Assist

Possible Answers:

to reply

to speak

to trade

to help

to buy

Correct answer:

to help

Explanation:

Assist means to help.

← Previous 1 3 4 5 6
Learning Tools by Varsity Tutors

Incompatible Browser

Please upgrade or download one of the following browsers to use Instant Tutoring: