ISEE Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for ISEE Middle Level Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #255 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

REVEAL

Possible Answers:

Rescind

Ask

Expose

Waver

Correct answer:

Expose

Explanation:

"Reveal" is a verb meaning make known, so the answer choice closest in meaning to "reveal" is "expose," a verb that means uncover something that was secret. Considering the other answer choices, none are close in meaning to "reveal": "waver"  means shake or hesitate between two possible options; "rescind" means repeal; and "ask" is verb that means present a question.

Example Question #256 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

ENHANCE

Possible Answers:

Improve

Incur

Increase

Engorge

Diminish 

Correct answer:

Improve

Explanation:

"Enhance" means improve, or make better or clearer. For example, one might write, "The powerful lens enhanced the quality of the photos." So, "improve" is the correct answer.

Example Question #257 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

PRECLUDE

Possible Answers:

Pause 

Suggest 

Stop 

Cancel 

Start 

Correct answer:

Stop 

Explanation:

To "preclude" something means to stop or prevent it. "Preclude" is an antonym of "start," but quite similar in meaning to "cancel." "Stop" is the best possible answer, however. 

Example Question #258 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

DEFILE

Possible Answers:

Taint

Cripple

Enhance

Fidget

Correct answer:

Taint

Explanation:

"Defile" means to make something dirty or to compromise its original character. Similarly, "taint" means to compromise something's purity or to adulterate something, so "taint" is the correct answer.

Example Question #259 : Synonyms: Verbs

Synonyms: Select the word or phrase that best matches the word in capital letters.

DETAIN

Possible Answers:

Arrest

Recommend 

Teach 

Counsel 

Liberate 

Correct answer:

Arrest

Explanation:

"Detain" means to hold back or to arrest. To further help you, "counsel" means give advice; "recommend" means suggest; "liberate" means help to free someone.

Example Question #1191 : Synonyms

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

ABJURE

Possible Answers:

Educate

Notable

Avoid

Tell

Correct answer:

Avoid

Explanation:

The word "abjure" means avoid. The best choice is "avoid" because it is a part of the definition of "abjure." Considering the other choices, "notable" means worthy of notice, "educate" means provide training, and "tell" means inform, usually in a verbal manner.

Example Question #831 : Identifying Synonyms

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

ENHANCE

Possible Answers:

Powerful

Weaken

Improve

Strong

Correct answer:

Improve

Explanation:

To "enhance" means to make better or improve, so "improve" is the correct answer.

Example Question #841 : Identifying Synonyms

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

ENDURE

Possible Answers:

Undermine

Undergo 

Forget

Accept

Train

Correct answer:

Undergo 

Explanation:

To "endure" something means to suffer through it or to "undergo" it.

Example Question #842 : Identifying Synonyms

Synonyms: Select the word or phrase that best matches the word in capital letters. 

TRANSPIRE

Possible Answers:

Take place 

Traverse 

Defer

Aspire 

Juxtapose 

Correct answer:

Take place 

Explanation:

"Transpire" means take place, so something that has "transpired" has happened. To further help you, "traverse" means travel across; "aspire" means to want to achieve something; "defer" means postpone or offer to someone else; "juxtapose" means to compare and contrast

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

INSTILL

Possible Answers:

Impart

Oppress

Hide

Concern

Quiet

Correct answer:

Impart

Explanation:

To "instill" means to impart gradually. Therefore, "impart" is the synonym.

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