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:

Obey

Develop

Insult

Prize

Sticky

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 #22 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

ENSUE

Possible Answers:

Command

Result

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 #23 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

RENDER

Possible Answers:

grab

decree

supply

challenge

ratify

Correct answer:

supply

Explanation:

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

Example Question #24 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

SQUANDER.

Possible Answers:

Waste 

Accumulate 

Hoard 

Keep 

Save 

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 #25 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

Choose the best synonym for the word in capital letters.

QUELL

Possible Answers:

enter

substitute

rectify

quash

fantasize

Correct answer:

quash

Explanation:

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

Example Question #26 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

Forsake

Possible Answers:

to relinquish

to differentiate

to correct

to retain

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 #27 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

PLUNDER

Possible Answers:

Degrade

Abuse

Comment

Replace

Loot

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 #28 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

ACQUIRE

Possible Answers:

Clarify

Comprehend

Dissolve

Obtain

Label

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 #29 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

BESTOW

Possible Answers:

Give

Take

Realize

Store

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 #30 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

PIRATE

Possible Answers:

Detain

Classify

Steal

Elaborate

Seize

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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