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

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #61 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

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

DISSEMINATE

Possible Answers:

Provoke 

Wonder

Liberate

Broadcast

Impress

Correct answer:

Broadcast

Explanation:

“Disseminate” means to spread something, usually to spread an idea. In this sense, the word is most similar to “broadcast,” which means to send out a message or idea. To further help you, “impress” means make a positive impact on someone; “liberate” means set free; “wonder” is a feeling of amazement; “provoke” means to cause a reaction.

Example Question #62 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

Which of the following is a synonym of "expedite?"

Possible Answers:

Impede

Prevent

Block

Advance

Delay

Correct answer:

Advance

Explanation:

Expedite most nearly means "advance." Typically the term is used in conjunction with speeding up a certain event. For example, "your assistance seemed to expedite the process."

The other words are all antonyms.

Example Question #63 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

A synonym of "avert" is __________.

Possible Answers:

watch

stop

bungle

avoid

notice

Correct answer:

avoid

Explanation:

"Avert" is a verb meaning "turn away one's eyes or thoughts," or "prevent or ward off an undesirable occurrence." Neither "notice" nor "watch" can be the correct answer because "avert" specifically means to "turn away one's eyes or thoughts," and "bungle" ("mess up") has nothing to do with "avert." "Stop" might look like a good answer, but "avert" means "prevent," not "stop," so it cannot be correct either. "Avoid" is the closest synonym to "avert," as one meaning of "avoid" is "prevent from happening." So, "avoid" is the correct answer.

Example Question #64 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

DEPLETE

Possible Answers:

promote

rotate

terrify

exhaust

display

Correct answer:

exhaust

Explanation:

"Deplete" means to use up or exhaust a supply of something.

Example Question #65 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

A synonym of "resuscitate" is __________.

Possible Answers:

bring

survive

revive

map out

execute

Correct answer:

revive

Explanation:

"Resuscitate" is a verb that means either "revive (someone) from unconsciousness or apparent death," or "make (something such as an idea or enterprise) active or vigorous again." So, we need to pick out a verb that means something like "revive" or "make active again." That means that "execute" cannot be the correct answer, because one meaning of "execute" is "carry out a sentence of death on (a legally condemned person)." So, "execute" is an antonym, not a synonym, of "resuscitate." "Revive," however, is a verb that means "restore to life or consciousness," and because "revive" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "resuscitate," "revive" is the correct answer.

Example Question #66 : Synonyms: Verbs About Physical Changes, Movement, Or Location

A synonym of “abate” is __________.

Possible Answers:

harden

understand

augment

diminish

frighten

Correct answer:

diminish

Explanation:

“Abate” is a verb that can mean “to become less intense” when referring to something perceived as hostile, threatening, or negative, so we need to pick out an answer choice that means something like “become less intense.” That means that “augment” cannot be the correct answer, because “augment” means “adding to something; increase,” making it a near antonym, not a synonym, of “abate.”“Diminish,” however, is a verb that means “make or become less,” and because “diminish” is the answer choice closest in meaning to “abate,” “diminish” is the correct answer.

Example Question #181 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

EMIT

Possible Answers:

Condescend

Verify

Tarnish

Give off

Include

Correct answer:

Give off

Explanation:

When something (like light) is "emitted," it means that it is given off. So, "give off" is the correct answer.

Example Question #761 : Identifying Synonyms

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

IMPALE

Possible Answers:

Stitch

Collapse

Lance

Prance

Explore

Correct answer:

Lance

Explanation:

"Impale" means pierce with something pointed, so "lance," which means pierce, is the best choice.

Example Question #69 : 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.

EXPEDITE

Possible Answers:

Behoove

Hasten

Impale

Erode

Hinder

Correct answer:

Hasten

Explanation:

"Expedite" means to speed up the process or progress of, so the best choice for a synonym is "hasten," which means speed up or go somewhere quickly.

Example Question #70 : 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.

DECIMATE

Possible Answers:

Obliterate

Dice

Cavort

Amass

Correct answer:

Obliterate

Explanation:

The word "decimate" means destroy. The best choice is "obliterate" because it means completely destroy. Considering the other options, "dice" means chop up into cubes, "amass" means gather, and "cavort" means act merily or prance about.

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