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

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

IDOLIZE

Possible Answers:

Denounce

Invite

Pester

Disown

Venerate

Correct answer:

Venerate

Explanation:

"Idolize" means worship or greatly esteem, so "venerate," which means revere, is the correct answer.

Example Question #42 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

EDIT

Possible Answers:

Finish

Erase

Print

Type

Modify

Correct answer:

Modify

Explanation:

"Edit" means to revise, amend, or alter a text or piece of work, often to get it ready to be published, so "modify" is the correct answer. "Erase" would mean to completely remove the text. While you may "type" and "print" a work while editing it, these actions are not necessarily a part of editing, so neither can be correct. And while editing is often done near the end of the composition process, "edit" is not synonymous with "finish."

Example Question #43 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

ANALYZE

Possible Answers:

Test

Ignore

Mock

Study

Decide

Correct answer:

Study

Explanation:

"Analyze" means to study closely, so "study" is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "study": "ignore" means refuse to pay any attention to; "mock" means make fun of; "decide" means choose; and "test," when used as a verb, means evaluate or investigate.

Example Question #44 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

CONTRADICT

Possible Answers:

Agree

Confirm

Dispute

Concur

Accept

Correct answer:

Dispute

Explanation:

To “contradict” means to argue with or to challenge, so "dispute," which means to argue against some point and say it is incorrect, is the correct answer. To provide further help, all the other four answer choices are loose synonyms of one another; they all generally mean agree with.

Example Question #41 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

VOW

Possible Answers:

Deceive

Demonstrate

Say

Accept

Promise

Correct answer:

Promise

Explanation:

To “vow” means to promise. To provide further help, “demonstrate” means show how something is done; “accept” means receive or trust and not argue with; “deceive” means trick; and "say" means speak some words out loud.

Example Question #46 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

CONFESS

Possible Answers:

Join

Admit

Resume

Retreat

Mock

Correct answer:

Admit

Explanation:

The word “confess” means admit to something done wrong, to say that you have done something you should not have, so the correct answer is “admit.” To provide further help, “mock” means make fun of; “resume” means continue or restart something you have paused; “retreat” means run away from; and “join” means connect or become part of.

Example Question #41 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

PLEAD

Possible Answers:

Defend

Beg

Scream

Decide

Brag

Correct answer:

Beg

Explanation:

"Plead" is a verb that means beg, so "beg" is the correct answer.

Example Question #48 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

TRANSMIT

Possible Answers:

Retract

Apply

Create

Send

Correct answer:

Send

Explanation:

"Transmit" means to send or give something to someone. You could transmit a message by writing it down. You could transmit a disease to another person by sneezing on them. To retract something is to take it back. To "create" something is to come up with or make that thing.

Example Question #49 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

UNVEIL

Possible Answers:

Fix

Alter

Show

Break

Hide

Correct answer:

Show

Explanation:

To "veil" something means to hide it, so to "unveil" something means to show it. The prefix un- causes the meaning of the word to change to the opposite meaning. To provide further help, "alter" means to change

Example Question #50 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

MIMIC

Possible Answers:

Wish

Display

Copy

Fix

Forget

Correct answer:

Copy

Explanation:

"Mimic" means copy, imitate. To provide further help, "display" means to show, to make something visible.

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