conceive

31 01 2008

Verbs
1. (verb) conceive, conceptualise, conceptualize, gestate;
  – have the idea for;
  – “He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients”; “This library was well conceived”;

2. (verb) believe, conceive, consider, think;
  – judge or regard; look upon; judge;
  – “I think he is very smart”; “I believe her to be very smart”; “I think that he is her boyfriend”; “The racist conceives such people to be inferior”;

3. (verb) conceive;
  – become pregnant; undergo conception;
  – “She cannot conceive”; “My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day”;

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fabricate

31 01 2008

Verbs
1. (verb) construct, fabricate, manufacture;
  – put together out of artificial or natural components or parts;
  – “the company fabricates plastic chairs”; “They manufacture small toys”; “He manufactured a popular cereal”;

2. (verb) cook up, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture;
  – make up something artificial or untrue;

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nil

31 01 2008

Nouns
1. (n.) aught, cipher, cypher, goose egg, nada, naught, nil, nix, nothing, null, zero, zilch, zip, zippo;
  – a quantity of no importance;
  – “it looked like nothing I had ever seen before”; “reduced to nil all the work we had done”; “we racked up a pathetic goose egg”; “it was all for naught”; “I didn’t hear zilch about it”;

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mismanage

31 01 2008

Verbs
1. (verb) misconduct, mishandle, mismanage;
  – manage badly or incompetently;
  – “The funds were mismanaged”;

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exaggerate

31 01 2008

Verbs
1. (verb) amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate;
  – to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth;
  – “tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South’ imagery”;

2. (verb) exaggerate, overdo;
  – do something to an excessive degree;
  – “He overdid it last night when he did 100 pushups”;

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