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 #31 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

ASSIMILATE

Possible Answers:

Subsume

Learn

Portray

Assist

Recover

Correct answer:

Subsume

Explanation:

"Assimilate" is a verb that has several different meanings, including absorb ideas or people into a group. While "assist" may look like a potentially correct answer, the meaning of "assist" does not match any of the meanings of "assimilate," so it cannot be the correct answer. "Subsume," however, is a verb meaning include or absorb, and since "subsume" is the answer choice closest in meaning to "assimilate," "subsume" is the correct answer.

Example Question #32 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

USURP

Possible Answers:

Seize

Retaliate

Protect

Demand

Disband

Correct answer:

Seize

Explanation:

"Usurp" means seize or overthrow, so "seize" is the correct answer.

Example Question #33 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

FORSAKE. 

Possible Answers:

Condemn 

Assuage 

Limit 

Encourage

Abandon 

Correct answer:

Abandon 

Explanation:

To “forsake” something means to abandon it. For clarification, "condemn" means to declare something is wrong or bad; "assuage" means alleviate, calm or make better.

Example Question #34 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

RENDER

Possible Answers:

Send

Wonder

Provide

Ripple

Churn

Correct answer:

Provide

Explanation:

"Render" means to provide something, usually a service or a kind of help.

Example Question #35 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

EXPLOIT

Possible Answers:

Abuse

Rotate

Expel

Provoke

Persuade

Correct answer:

Abuse

Explanation:

"Exploit" means take advantage of or use for one's own gain, so "abuse," which means misuse, is the correct answer. None of the other answer choices are close in meaning to "exploit" and "abuse": "persuade" means convince; "rotate" means spin or revolve; "expel" means banish or oust; and "provoke" means precipitate or enrage.

Example Question #36 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

REFORM

Possible Answers:

Challenge

Improvement

summary

Multitude

Task

Correct answer:

Improvement

Explanation:

Reform means the process of improving a practice or institution.

Example Question #37 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

COMPROMISE

Possible Answers:

Settlement

Laughter

Disaster

Provocation

Margin

Correct answer:

Settlement

Explanation:

A compromise is an agreement or settlement reached when both sides give something up.

Example Question #38 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

HEW

Possible Answers:

Cringe

Undercut

Conform

Predict

Cook

Correct answer:

Conform

Explanation:

Hew means to conform or adhere to something.

Example Question #39 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

SUBSIDIZE

Possible Answers:

Fund

Dig

Promote

Dream

Lie

Correct answer:

Fund

Explanation:

Subsidize means to support financially, or to fund.

Example Question #40 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

ANTICIPATE

Possible Answers:

Suction

Visualize

Expect

Perform

Mold

Correct answer:

Expect

Explanation:

Anticipate means to expect or predict

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