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 #844 : Identifying Synonyms

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

ENHANCE

Possible Answers:

Engross

Improve

Teach

Distance

Ingratiate

Correct answer:

Improve

Explanation:

"Enhance" means improve, so "improve" is the synonym.

Example Question #1431 : Isee Middle Level (Grades 7 8) Verbal Reasoning

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

RESIGN

Possible Answers:

Vanquish

Relish 

Relinquish

Admit

Quit

Correct answer:

Quit

Explanation:

"Resign" means give up or quit, so "quit" is the correct answer.

Example Question #1432 : Isee Middle Level (Grades 7 8) Verbal Reasoning

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

ENRICH

Possible Answers:

Personify

Augment 

Deplore

Render

Presume

Correct answer:

Augment 

Explanation:

“Enrich” means to make better, to enhance, to augment. To provide further help, “render” means turn into, cause to be; “presume” means to think something about someone before you have the facts; “deplore” means hate; “personify” means characterize, exemplify, to show all the traits evident of some idea

Example Question #1433 : Isee Middle Level (Grades 7 8) Verbal Reasoning

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

TRANSGRESS

Possible Answers:

Assist

Admonish 

Misbehave 

Endure 

Berate 

Correct answer:

Misbehave 

Explanation:

To “transgress” is to do something wrong, to step out of line, to break the rules. To provide further help, “assist” means help; “admonish” means criticize; “berate” means lecture or tell-off; “endure” means tolerate suffering

Example Question #1434 : Isee Middle Level (Grades 7 8) Verbal Reasoning

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

EXCEL

Possible Answers:

Entice

Fail

Succeed

Promise

Correct answer:

Succeed

Explanation:

"Surpass" is a verb meaning do better at something than someone else or be greater than, so the answer choice closest in meaning to "surpass" is "exceed," a verb that means be greater or more than or outdo. Considering the other choices, none are close in meaning to "excel": "fail" is a verb that means be unsuccessful in attempting to complete a task or goal; "promise," when used as a verb, means commit to do something; and "entice" means a lead on.

Example Question #1435 : Isee Middle Level (Grades 7 8) Verbal Reasoning

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

RECUR

Possible Answers:

Relish

Repeat

Abstain

Prevail

Demolish

Correct answer:

Repeat

Explanation:

"Recur" means repeat or happen again, so "repeat" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "recur": "abstain" means restrain oneself from doing something; "prevail" means win or triumph; "demolish" means destroy completely; and "relish" means take great enjoyment in doing something.

Example Question #1436 : Isee Middle Level (Grades 7 8) Verbal Reasoning

Which word in closest in meaning to INUNDATE?

Possible Answers:

Sink

Enter

Open

Overwhelm

Sanctify

Correct answer:

Overwhelm

Explanation:

"Inundate" means to flood, or overwhelm.

Example Question #1437 : Isee Middle Level (Grades 7 8) Verbal Reasoning

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

CONFISCATE

Possible Answers:

Desire

Attend

Remove

Manage

Apprehend

Correct answer:

Remove

Explanation:

When an item is "confiscated," it means the item is taken away; a common instance of "confiscation" is when a parent takes away a toy due to bad behavior from a child; therefore, the closest word in meaning is "remove." The other words have definitions as follows: "apprehend" is to capture; "attend" is to be present; and "manage" is to organize.

Example Question #1431 : Isee Middle Level (Grades 7 8) Verbal Reasoning

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

RECUR

Possible Answers:

Reuse

Repeat

Occur

Relapse

Recycle

Correct answer:

Repeat

Explanation:

An event that "recurs" continually happens or "repeats" itself. "Recycle" often refers to environmental reusing; "reuse" is using something again and again; "occur" refers to something that happens once; and "relapse" is deterioration.

Example Question #1439 : Isee Middle Level (Grades 7 8) Verbal Reasoning

Select the answer choice that is closest in meaning to the word in capital letters.

PROVOKE

Possible Answers:

Underscore

Perform

Find

Slide

Cause

Correct answer:

Cause

Explanation:

"Provoke" means to stimulate, give rise to, or cause something.

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