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 #51 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

FOSTER

Possible Answers:

Speak

Promote

Liberate

Design

Fail

Correct answer:

Promote

Explanation:

"Foster" means to promote.

Example Question #52 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

BIDE

Possible Answers:

Propose

Discover

Steal

Chew

Wait

Correct answer:

Wait

Explanation:

"Bide" means to wait.

Example Question #53 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

INTERROGATE

Possible Answers:

Question

Incinerate

Interrupt

Suggest

Imply

Correct answer:

Question

Explanation:

"Interrogate" and "question" are synonymous. To "interrupt" something is to halt the continuity or jump into the middle of something. To "incinerate" something is to burn that thing up. "Imply" and "suggest" are synonyms meaning to give the impression of something without stating it directly.

Example Question #54 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

ECONOMIZE

Possible Answers:

Conserve

Deteriorate

Hone

Detain

Confine

Correct answer:

Conserve

Explanation:

The verb "economize" means to cut costs, to try and save money. This is closest in meaning to "conserve" which means to save something, to keep something for later. Additionally, "hone" means to sharpen one's skills; "confine" means imprison, lock up, prevent from leaving; "detain" means hold, imprison; "deteriorate" means weaken over time.

Example Question #55 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

HONE

Possible Answers:

Innovate

Sharpen

Impute

Mollify

Pratter

Correct answer:

Sharpen

Explanation:

The verb "hone" means to sharpen, particularly to sharpen one's skills and refine one's performance. Additionally, "innovate" means come up with new ideas and solutions; "pratter" means talk foolishly; "mollify" means calm, soothe, assuage; "impute" means attribute to, claim is responsible for or associated with.

Example Question #56 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

EMBROIDER

Possible Answers:

Warble

Acclaim

Desist

Decorate

Bellow

Correct answer:

Decorate

Explanation:

The verb "embroider" means to sew or stitch cloth so as to decorate it. Additionally, "desist" means stop doing; "warble" means sing (like a bird); "acclaim" means widely praise; "bellow" means shout, yell

Example Question #57 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

DISBURSE

Possible Answers:

Collect

Query

Spend

Entreat

Depose

Correct answer:

Spend

Explanation:

To "disburse" means to pay for the expense of, to "spend." Additionally, "depose" means take over power from; "query" means question, inquire about; "entreat" means urge, beg, plead.

Example Question #58 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

RENDER

Possible Answers:

Admire

Give

Despise

Hope

Take

Correct answer:

Give

Explanation:

The verb "render" means supply with, give to, provide for. It can also mean make manifest, cause to appear. The initial usage is less common in contemporary language, although certainly still in use. You will have likely heard it used in the context " . . . render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's." Which is a very famous quote from the Bible which means "give to your ruler what you should."

Example Question #59 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

EXONERATE

Possible Answers:

Flee

Free

Negotiate

Pardon

Enervate

Correct answer:

Pardon

Explanation:

To "exonerate" is to clear someone from accusations, blame, or guilt. To "liberate" someone is to free them; "exonerated" felons are liberated after their exoneration has already happened. To "negotiate" is to work together toward a mutually agreeable outcome. To "flee" is to run away. To "enervate" is to cause something to weaken or tire.

Example Question #60 : Synonyms: Other Verbs

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

ABDICATE

Possible Answers:

Speculate

Usurp

Resign

Cower

Arbitrate

Correct answer:

Resign

Explanation:

To "abdicate" is to resign or step down from a high position, usually a royal one. To "usurp" is to take over a leadership position by force. To "speculate" is to make conjectures, and to "arbitrate" is to judge or referee. To "cower" is to crouch and cringe in fear.

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