ISEE Lower Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, or Location

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

WITHDRAW

Possible Answers:

Engage

Stay

Begin

Remove

Correct answer:

Remove

Explanation:

The correct answer is "remove." To "withdraw" something means to remove it. The other words are all the opposites of "remove." 

Example Question #772 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

RETAIN

Possible Answers:

Keep

Lose

Desert

Abandon

Correct answer:

Keep

Explanation:

The correct answer is "keep," because to "retain" something means to keep it. The other words all mean the opposite of "keep."

Example Question #773 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

LUG

Possible Answers:

Nut

Hold

Carry

Disclose

Correct answer:

Carry

Explanation:

The word "lug," when used as a verb, means carry. "Carry" is the best choice, as it is a part of the definition of "lug." Considering the other choices, a "nut" is a fruit made up of a kernel in a shell, "hold" means keep in hand or in a certain state, and "disclose" means make private information known to someone else or other people.

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

ATTACH

Possible Answers:

Connect

Prepare

Injure

Place

Correct answer:

Connect

Explanation:

"Attach" means connect or join"Connect" is the best choice because it is part of the definition of "attach." Considering the other choices, "prepare" means make ready, "injure" means harm, and "place," when used as a verb, means set in a particular location, and when used as a noun, means location.

Example Question #775 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

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

DRENCH

Possible Answers:

Make cold

Make hot

Make dry

Make wet

Make trouble

Correct answer:

Make wet

Explanation:

To "drench" something means to make it wet, so "make wet" is the correct answer. When you are covered in water after being caught in a rain shower, it can be said that you are drenched.

Example Question #776 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Synonyms: Choose the answer that most closely matches the word in capital letters.

DISMISS

Possible Answers:

Ascertain 

Send away 

Exasperate 

Convert 

Evade

Correct answer:

Send away 

Explanation:

Dismiss means to send away or to ignore information. To further help you, convert means to change something from one thing to another; exasperate means to frustrate or madden; evade means to avoid or dodge; ascertain means to figure out or find out

Example Question #777 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Synonyms: Choose the answer that most closely matches the word in capital letters.

ABRIDGE

Possible Answers:

Mediocre

Shorten

Lengthen 

Average

Elongate

Correct answer:

Shorten

Explanation:

"Abridge" means to make something shorter, to shorten. To further help you, "mediocre" means average or not very good; an "amateur" is someone who is not paid for what they do; "elongate" and "lengthen" are synonyms and both mean to make something longer.

Example Question #778 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Synonyms: Choose the answer that most closely matches the word in capital letters.

BUDGE

Possible Answers:

Slither

Mischief

Resemble

Move

Sore

Correct answer:

Move

Explanation:

"Budge" means move. To further help you, "sore" means in pain or upset; "slither" means to move on the ground like a snake; "resemble" means look like; "mischief" is bad behavior.

Example Question #779 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Synonyms: Select the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

SHORTEN

Possible Answers:

Acronym

Yearn

Elongate

Abridge

Correct answer:

Abridge

Explanation:

"Shorten" means to make or become shorter. Since the word "abridge" means to shorten a book, movie, play, or similar media by leaving some parts out, "abridge" is the best answer choice. "Elongate" is an antonym of "shorten."

Example Question #781 : Isee Lower Level (Grades 5 6) Verbal Reasoning

Synonyms: Select the word that is most nearly the same in meaning as the word in capital letters.

CLIMB

Possible Answers:

Ascend

Design

Fall

Engorge

Correct answer:

Ascend

Explanation:

"Climb" is a verb that means go up a sloped surface. So, the answer choice closest in meaning to "climb" is "ascend," a verb that means go up or climb. None of the other answers are close in meaning to "climb": "fall" is an antonym of "climb" and means go downwards, often accidentally due to having lost one's balance; "engorge" is a verb that means swell; and "design," when used as a verb, means devise a specific look for something.

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