SSAT Middle Level Verbal : Synonyms: Verbs

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #81 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

CONCEDE

Possible Answers:

Giggle

Acknowledge

Portray

Stomp

Sell

Correct answer:

Acknowledge

Explanation:

"Concede" is a verb that means " admit that something is true or valid after first denying or resisting it," or "surrender or yield something one possesses" when referring to the object conceded. So, we need to pick out another verb that means something like "admit." Since "acknowledge" means " accept or admit the existence or truth of," "acknowledge" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "concede" and the correct answer.

Example Question #81 : Synonyms: Verbs

Synonyms

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

CONCEDE

Possible Answers:

to resist

to join together

deflect

sew

to give in

Correct answer:

to give in

Explanation:

Concede means to give in.

Example Question #82 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

INQUIRE

Possible Answers:

Activate

Emote

Discover

Scrutinize

Celebrate

Correct answer:

Scrutinize

Explanation:

The definition of "inquire" is to interrogate or seek information by questioning. "Scrutinize," to examine something closely and critically, is the best answer.

Example Question #83 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

BAFFLE

Possible Answers:

Clear

Bewilder

Convinced

Mythical

Complete

Correct answer:

Bewilder

Explanation:

As a verb, "baffle" means to confuse someone, or to be confused. An example is, "Walking through the maze, Diana was baffled about how to get out." If you're "confused," you are bewildered.

Someone who is "baffled" is certainly not "convinced" of anything, probably because their situation is not "clear!"

Example Question #84 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

ALLEGE

Possible Answers:

Prove

Accuse

Testify

Confirm

Claim

Correct answer:

Claim

Explanation:

“Allege” is a verb that means to claim without proof. “Confirm,” “testify,” and “prove,” are all actions that require proof. “Accuse” is a verb that means to charge with an offense or crime. Of the answer choices, “claim” has the closest meaning.

Example Question #85 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

RESCIND

Possible Answers:

Refute

Transcend

Return

Void

Donate

Correct answer:

Void

Explanation:

"Rescind" means to make something void or to retract something, such as an offer.

None of the other words are synonyms of rescind:

"Donate" means to give something as a gift.

"Transcend" means to surpass or exceed.

"Refute" means to prove incorrect or to contradict something.

"Return" means to go back to a place.

Example Question #86 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

ACCEDE

Possible Answers:

Concede

Agree

Merge

Dominate

Loathe

Correct answer:

Agree

Explanation:

"Accede" means to agree or to accept something.

"Merge" means to combine, to join, or to meld things together.

"Concede" means to admit defeat, to capitulate or to give up.

"Dominate" means to govern, or to have influence over something.

"Loathe" means to hate or to dislike strongly.  

Example Question #88 : Synonyms: Verbs About Communicating, Arguing, And Understanding

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

MIMIC

Possible Answers:

Cherish

Bolster

Imitate

Distort

Drawl

Correct answer:

Imitate

Explanation:

"Mimic" means to imitate or to copy someone's actions.

"Drawl" means to speak in a lazy manner, typically involving stretching the length of the vowels.

"Cherish" means to prize dearly or to love something.

"Bolster" means to support something, either physically or conceptually. For example, to support an argument with further evidence.

"Distort" means to change the appearance of something or to misrepresent something.

Example Question #87 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

ACQUIESCE

Possible Answers:

Negate

Refuse

Perplex

Gesticulate

Comply

Correct answer:

Comply

Explanation:

"Acquiesce" means to "comply" or to begrudgingly agree.

"Perplex" means to confuse, to astonish or to befuddle.

"Negate" means to contradict, to disprove or to nullify.

"Gesticulate" means to gesture or to move one's hands expressively.

"Refuse" means to say no or to deny or to reject

Example Question #88 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

DELUDE

Possible Answers:

Slander

Confide

Atone

Clarify

Mislead

Correct answer:

Mislead

Explanation:

"Delude" means to "mislead" or to trick someone.

"Confide" means to put one's trust in, or to reveal a secret to someone.

"Clarify" means to make clear, to make understandable, to explain.

"Atone" means to apologize or make amends for a wrongdoing

"Slander" means to make scandalous comments or to misrepresent someone in a negative way.

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