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 #31 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

DEMONSTRATE

Possible Answers:

Show

Drench

Tease

Recover

Measure

Correct answer:

Show

Explanation:

"Demonstrate" is to show; to recover is to get better; to tease is to make fun of; and to drench is to soak with a liquid.

Example Question #32 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

IMPLY

Possible Answers:

State

Locate

Help

Suggest

Express

Correct answer:

Suggest

Explanation:

"Imply" and "suggest" both hint at the meaning of something. 

Example Question #33 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

DEPICT

Possible Answers:

Confirm 

Normal 

Abnormal 

Represent 

Restore 

Correct answer:

Represent 

Explanation:

"Depict" means show or represent something, so "represent" is the correct answer. To help you, "abnormal" means not normal or weird, and "restore" means return to an earlier, better condition.

Example Question #34 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

Synonyms: choose the word closest in meaning to the word in question.

Estimate

Possible Answers:

to create

to guess

to discuss

to study

to write

Correct answer:

to guess

Explanation:

"Estimate" is to guess, and to discuss is to talk.

Example Question #35 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

OUTLINE

Possible Answers:

Watch 

Vulgar 

Embarrass

Infamous 

Plan 

Correct answer:

Plan 

Explanation:

To "outline" something means to plan it or to trace it, so "plan" is the correct answer. To help you, "infamous" means famous for the wrong reasons, and "vulgar" means rude and disgusting.

Example Question #36 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ACKNOWLEDGE

Possible Answers:

Depict 

Recognize 

Serious 

Alarmed 

Portray 

Correct answer:

Recognize 

Explanation:

"Acknowledge" means recognize or accept, so "recognize" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "acknowledge": "recognize" means know or see; "alarmed" means scared; and "portray" and "depict" both mean to show.

Example Question #37 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

MURMUR

Possible Answers:

Whisper 

Chatter

Guffaw

Groan 

Shriek

Correct answer:

Whisper 

Explanation:

To “murmur” means to speak softly, almost to the point where you can't be understood, and as such is most similar to “whisper.” To provide further help, “groan” means to make a noise expressing pain.

Example Question #38 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ASSIGN

Possible Answers:

Delegate

Promote 

Demand

Proceed 

Produce 

Correct answer:

Delegate

Explanation:

“Assign” means give to or decide who does what, and often refers to tasks, such as doing some specific kind of homework or reading a particular section of a book. As such, "assign" is most similar to the word “delegate.” To provide further help, “promote” means to support or to give someone in a company or group a more prestigious and demanding job; “produce” means make; and “proceed” means continue.

Example Question #39 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

HARASS

Possible Answers:

Bother

Ignore 

Burden 

Support 

Wonder 

Correct answer:

Bother

Explanation:

To “harass” someone is to irritate, annoy, or “bother”that person. To provide further help, “burden” means ask someone to do something that takes up a lot of time and effort; “ignore” means purposely not listen to; and “wonder” means think about.

Example Question #40 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

BARTER

Possible Answers:

Trade 

Copy 

Remedy 

Alter 

Encourage

Correct answer:

Trade 

Explanation:

To “barter” means to trade with someone or to exchange money for goods. To provide further help, “alter” means change, and “remedy” means fix or make better.

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