SSAT Upper Level Verbal : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

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Example Questions

Example Question #21 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

ADHERE

Possible Answers:

Insult

Prize

Sticky

Obey

Develop

Correct answer:

Obey

Explanation:

"Adhere" is a verb with a variety of meanings; sticky things can adhere (stick to) other things, or a person can adhere to (obey) rules. "Sticky' may look like a potential synonym of "adhere," but whereas "stick" could be a synonym, "sticky" cannot, as it is an adjective and "adhere" a verb. "Obey," however, is a synonym of "adhere" as it is used to mean comply with, so "obey" is the correct answer.

Example Question #373 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

ENSUE

Possible Answers:

Result

Command

Define

Perish

Connect

Correct answer:

Result

Explanation:

"Ensue" means occur or result, so "result" is the correct answer. "Define" means state the definition of a word or phrase. "Connect" means join or combine. "Command" means direct or order. "Perish" means die.

Example Question #381 : Synonyms: Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

RENDER

Possible Answers:

decree

ratify

grab

supply

challenge

Correct answer:

supply

Explanation:

"Render" means to provide, give, or supply a service.

Example Question #382 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

SQUANDER.

Possible Answers:

Save 

Hoard 

Keep 

Waste 

Accumulate 

Correct answer:

Waste 

Explanation:

To “squander” something means to waste it. For clarification, the other four answer choices are all antonyms of squander.

Example Question #383 : Synonyms: Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

QUELL

Possible Answers:

substitute

rectify

enter

fantasize

quash

Correct answer:

quash

Explanation:

To "quell" means to put an end to something, suppress it, or quash it.

Example Question #384 : Synonyms: Verbs

Synonyms: choose the answer that is closest in meaning to the word in question.

Forsake

Possible Answers:

to differentiate

to relinquish

to retain

to correct

to contemplate

Correct answer:

to relinquish

Explanation:

"Forsake" means to give up or relinquish; to retain is to hold on to; to differentiate is to distinguish or set apart; to contemplate is to think; and to correct is to make right.

Example Question #385 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

PLUNDER

Possible Answers:

Degrade

Loot

Comment

Replace

Abuse

Correct answer:

Loot

Explanation:

"Plunder" can be used as a noun or verb, but because all of the answer choices can be used as verbs, we will need to consider "plunder" as a verb. When used as a verb, "plunder" means to steal or loot. "Replace" means to put back. "Abuse" means to treat badly. "Degrade" means to demean. "Comment" means to make an observation or remark.

Example Question #386 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

ACQUIRE

Possible Answers:

Obtain

Label

Comprehend

Dissolve

Clarify

Correct answer:

Obtain

Explanation:

"Acquire" means obtain, so "obtain" is the correct answer. "Dissolve" means disppear or  break down. "Label" means attach a tag containing information to an item. "Comprehend" means understand. "Clarify" means make clearer or easier to understand.

Example Question #387 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

BESTOW

Possible Answers:

Store

Realize

Take

Give

Join

Correct answer:

Give

Explanation:

"Bestow" means to present as a gift. "Give" is the best answer as it means to hand to someone. Considering the other choices, "join" means to bring into contact, "realize" means to understand, "store" means to put away for future use, and "take" means to get in one's possession.

Example Question #388 : Synonyms: Verbs

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

PIRATE

Possible Answers:

Seize

Detain

Steal

Classify

Elaborate

Correct answer:

Steal

Explanation:

When used as a verb, "pirate" means to plunder or "steal." "Classify" means to put in groups with similar characteristics. "Elaborate," when used as a verb, means to expand or provide additional details. "Detain" means to hold a person in a location or imprison. "Seize" means to grab or to take possession of something, usually without the owner's permission.

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