SSAT Elementary Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, and Understanding

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

INDICATE

Possible Answers:

Answer

Lack

Show

Increase

Reply

Correct answer:

Show

Explanation:

"Indicate" is a verb that means show, so "show" is the correct answer.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ASSERT

Possible Answers:

Insist 

Deny 

Cancel 

Consider 

Convey 

Correct answer:

Insist 

Explanation:

"Assert" means to say something forcibly or insist, so "insist" is the correct answer. To help you, "convey" means express an idea, "consider" means think, and "deny" means refuse or say that something is not true.

Example Question #13 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

DIGNIFY

Possible Answers:

Mock 

Honor 

Support 

Ridicule 

Supplant 

Correct answer:

Honor 

Explanation:

To "dignify" something is to make it seem honorable and important, so "honor" is the correct answer. To help you, "mock" and "ridicule" both mean make fun of someone or something, and "supplant" means replace.

Example Question #11 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

RAMBLE

Possible Answers:

Admire

Coax

Climb

Jabber

Correct answer:

Jabber

Explanation:

"Jabber" is the correct answer.  "Ramble" and "jabber" are both verbs that mean talk or write at length in a confused or inconsequential way, such as, "He jabbered about his acting career, but nobody was really listening to him." You could say, "He rambled about his acting career" and mean the same thing.

Example Question #15 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

CONVINCE

Possible Answers:

Return

Persuade

Fail

Confuse

Correct answer:

Persuade

Explanation:

The correct answer is "persuade." "Persuade" and "convince" are both verbs that mean gain the confidence of someone or successfully encourage someone to do something. For example, one might say, "Susan persuaded him to change his mind."

Example Question #16 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

BETRAY

Possible Answers:

Trick 

Establish

Conjure

Random 

Bad 

Correct answer:

Trick 

Explanation:

"Betray" means say you will help someone and then go back on you word, so "trick" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "betray," because "trick" means purposely mislead or deceive. To help you, "conjure" means summon by magic or as if by magic, "establish" means set up, and "random" means by chance or accidental.

Example Question #17 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

BEWILDER

Possible Answers:

Support 

Demand 

Reject 

Confuse 

Supply 

Correct answer:

Confuse 

Explanation:

To "bewilder" someone is to confuse him or her, and to feel "bewildered" is to feel confused. So, "confuse" is the correct answer, because it is the answer choice closest in meaning to "bewilder." To help you, "reject" means turn down, "support" means encourage, "demand" means forcefully ask for something, and "supply" means provide with.

Example Question #18 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

DENY

Possible Answers:

Mild 

Refuse 

Fight 

Ideal 

Usurp 

Correct answer:

Refuse 

Explanation:

To "deny" means to refuse to accept, so "refuse" is the correct answer. To help you, "mild" means calm, "ideal" means perfect, and to "usurp" means to take over a powerful role or position.

Example Question #19 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

DEFINE

Possible Answers:

Sprint 

Exit 

Describe 

Smite 

Stumble 

Correct answer:

Describe 

Explanation:

To "define" something is to name and group it,or to specify what something is like. This definition is most similar in meaning to "describe," which means say what something is like, so "describe" is the correct answer. To help you, to "smite" means to hit, to "stumble" means to fall, and to "sprint" means to run very quickly.

Example Question #12 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ADVERTISE

Possible Answers:

Listen 

Steal 

Admit 

Promote 

Sincere 

Correct answer:

Promote 

Explanation:

To "advertise" means to tell others about the positive qualities of something, usually in order to make money. This definition is most similar to “promote,” which means to support. To help you, someone who is "sincere" is honest, and "admit" means to confess.

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