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To put into action boldly; employ or demonstrate:
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  1. To put into action boldly; employ or demonstrate:
  2. To maintain or defend (rights, claims, etc.)
  3. To defend or maintain (one's rights, for example).
To provide an argument or appeal:
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  1. To provide an argument or appeal:
  2. To set forth in a pleading:
  3. To present a case in a law court; argue the case of either party
To resort or turn (to) for decision, justification, etc.
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  1. To resort or turn (to) for decision, justification, etc.
  2. To request for an appeal of (a case) to a higher court for rehearing.
  3. To be attractive, interesting, etc.; arouse a favorable response
To keep in existence; sustain:
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  1. To keep in existence; sustain:
  2. To support by aid, influence, protection, etc.
  3. To defend or hold against criticism or attack:
To demand or ask for as rightfully belonging or due to one; assert one's right to (a title, accomplishment, etc. that should be recognized)
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  1. To demand or ask for as rightfully belonging or due to one; assert one's right to (a title, accomplishment, etc. that should be recognized)
  2. To state as a fact or as one's belief (something that may be called into question); assert
  3. To demand, ask for, or take as one's own or one's due:
To stop the movement or progress of:
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  1. To stop the movement or progress of:
  2. To keep from falling or moving; support:
  3. To carry or support (the body or a bodily part) in a certain position:
To account for; state reasons for
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  1. To account for; state reasons for
  2. To give an explanation
  3. To offer reasons for or a cause of; justify:
To demonstrate or prove to be just, right, or valid:
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  1. To demonstrate or prove to be just, right, or valid:
  2. To free (a human) of the guilt and penalty attached to grievous sin. Used of God.
  3. (Law) To show an adequate reason for something done
To make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify.
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  1. To make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify.
  2. To explain or clarify something:
To attach to (a pathologic antigen, such as a virus or bacterium) in order to allow the antigen to be recognized and destroyed by T cells. Used of certain immune cells, such as macrophages.
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  1. To attach to (a pathologic antigen, such as a virus or bacterium) in order to allow the antigen to be recognized and destroyed by T cells. Used of certain immune cells, such as macrophages.
  2. To hold, carry, or point (a weapon) in a particular manner as a salutation or sign of honor, usually along the center axis of the body.
  3. To offer for observation, examination, or consideration; show or display:
To cause or allow to be seen; display:
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  1. To cause or allow to be seen; display:
  2. To be or become seen or visible; appear
  3. To give a performance or present an exhibition:
To keep from falling in value, as by government purchases:
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  1. To keep from falling in value, as by government purchases:
  2. To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.
  3. To show or tend to show to be true; help prove, vindicate, or corroborate
To fight for; contest
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  1. To fight for; contest
  2. To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
  3. To argue; debate
To strive in combat; fight
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  1. To strive in combat; fight
  2. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
  3. To hold to be a fact; assert
To set as an opposite in position:
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  1. To set as an opposite in position:
  2. To contend with in speech or action; resist; withstand
  3. To present in counterbalance or contrast:
To show military power or preparedness
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  1. To show military power or preparedness
  2. To present by experiments, examples, or practical application; explain and illustrate:
  3. To show the operation or working of; specif., to show (a product) in use in an effort to sell it
To cause to be able to grow or thrive:
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  1. To cause to be able to grow or thrive:
  2. To bring about; generate or effect:
  3. To cause (an institution, for example) to come into existence or begin operating; found; set up.
To deliberate on; consider.
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  1. To deliberate on; consider.
  2. To discuss opposing reasons; argue
  3. To discuss or argue (a question, for example) formally.
To speak with another or others about something:
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  1. To speak with another or others about something:
  2. To talk or write about; take up in conversation or in a discourse; consider and argue the pros and cons of
  3. To examine or consider a subject in speech or writing.
To melt (butter) and remove the water and milk solids
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  1. To melt (butter) and remove the water and milk solids
  2. To make or become easier to understand
  3. To become clear.
To question the truth of; doubt
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  1. To question the truth of; doubt
  2. To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
  3. To argue; debate
To hold to be a fact; assert
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  1. To hold to be a fact; assert
  2. To strive in debate or controversy; dispute
  3. To strive in combat; fight
To try to overcome; struggle against or contend with
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  1. To try to overcome; struggle against or contend with
  2. To struggle or work hard in trying to beat or overcome someone or something; contend
  3. To argue or quarrel; dispute
To have a petty quarrel; squabble
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  1. To have a petty quarrel; squabble
  2. To engage in a bad-tempered quarrel, often in a petty manner over something trivial; squabble.
  3. To move or flow with a rippling or gurgling sound.
To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
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  1. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
  2. To hold to be a fact; assert
  3. To strive in debate or controversy; dispute
To discuss or argue (a question, for example) formally.
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  1. To discuss or argue (a question, for example) formally.
  2. To dispute about, esp. in a meeting or legislature
  3. To dispute or argue about.
To argue or debate (a question); discuss pro and con
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  1. To argue or debate (a question); discuss pro and con
  2. To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
  3. To argue; debate
To render (a legal issue or question) irrelevant.
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  1. To render (a legal issue or question) irrelevant.
  2. To bring up (a subject) for discussion or debate.
  3. To discuss or debate:
To move or flow with a rippling or gurgling sound.
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  1. To move or flow with a rippling or gurgling sound.
  2. To engage in a bad-tempered quarrel, often in a petty manner over something trivial; squabble.
  3. To have a petty quarrel; squabble
To hold to be a fact; assert
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  1. To hold to be a fact; assert
  2. To strive in debate or controversy; dispute
  3. To strive in combat; fight
To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
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  1. To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
  2. To argue; debate
  3. To quarrel angrily.
To take part in a physical struggle or battle; struggle
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  1. To take part in a physical struggle or battle; struggle
  2. To struggle or work hard in trying to beat or overcome someone or something; contend
  3. To argue or quarrel; dispute
To find fault or disagree:
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  1. To find fault or disagree:
  2. To have a heated dispute or disagreement, often, specif., with a resultant breach in friendship
  3. To engage in a quarrel; dispute angrily.
To argue or find fault over trivial matters or minor concerns; cavil.
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  1. To argue or find fault over trivial matters or minor concerns; cavil.
  2. To evade the truth of a point under discussion by caviling; resort to a quibble
To engage in a brief quarrel.
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  1. To engage in a brief quarrel.
  2. To strike with a quick, slapping sound
  3. (Informal) To engage in a spat, or quarrel
To quarrel noisily over a small matter; wrangle
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  1. To quarrel noisily over a small matter; wrangle
  2. To engage in a bad-tempered argument, often over a trivial matter; bicker.
(Obsolete) To deck out; to dress.
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  1. (Obsolete) To deck out; to dress.
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
  3. To quarrel.
To attempt to deal with or understand something; contend or struggle:
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  1. To attempt to deal with or understand something; contend or struggle:
  2. To quarrel angrily and noisily
  3. To argue; dispute
To argue or fight:
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  1. To argue or fight:
  2. To annoy, harass, etc.
  3. To have a hassle
To be or become entangled.
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  1. To be or become entangled.
  2. To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
  3. (Informal) To fight, quarrel, or argue
To declare positively; assert to be true:
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  1. To declare positively; assert to be true:
  2. To assert that one will give true testimony equivalent to that which would be given while under oath.
  3. To say positively; declare firmly; assert to be true
(Archaic) To bring forward as an authority.
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  1. (Archaic) To bring forward as an authority.
  2. To assert to be true; affirm:
  3. To state (a plea or excuse, for example) in support or denial of a claim or accusation:
To maintain or defend (rights, claims, etc.)
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  1. To maintain or defend (rights, claims, etc.)
  2. To defend or maintain (one's rights, for example).
  3. To state or express positively; affirm:
To affirm positively; declare:
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  1. To affirm positively; declare:
  2. To formally assert as a fact, such as in a pleading; to allege. To formally assert as a fact, such as in a pleading; to allege.
  3. To declare to be true; state positively; affirm
To acknowledge openly; avow
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  1. To acknowledge openly; avow
  2. To declare the truth of; assert; affirm
  3. To accept responsibility for (an action, for example); acknowledge.
To declare openly or admit frankly
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  1. To declare openly or admit frankly
  2. To acknowledge or claim (oneself) to be
  3. To state positively; declare:
To demand or ask for as rightfully belonging or due to one; assert one's right to (a title, accomplishment, etc. that should be recognized)
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  1. To demand or ask for as rightfully belonging or due to one; assert one's right to (a title, accomplishment, etc. that should be recognized)
  2. To demand, ask for, or take as one's own or one's due:
  3. To state as a fact or as one's belief (something that may be called into question); assert
To strive in combat; fight
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  1. To strive in combat; fight
  2. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
  3. To hold to be a fact; assert
To make clearly known; state or announce openly, formally, etc.
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  1. To make clearly known; state or announce openly, formally, etc.
  2. To say positively or emphatically
  3. To state openly a choice, opinion, etc. (for or against)
To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
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  1. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
  2. To stop the movement or progress of:
  3. To carry or support (the body or a bodily part) in a certain position:
To declare to be true; affirm:
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  1. To declare to be true; affirm:
  2. To defend or hold against criticism or attack:
  3. To keep in an existing state; preserve or retain:
For instance:
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  1. For instance:
  2. To state as a determination of fact:
  3. To express in words; state; declare; tell
To express or present in a nonverbal way
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  1. To express or present in a nonverbal way
  2. To set forth in words; declare.
  3. To set forth in words, esp. in a specific, definite, or formal way
To supply or be evidence of:
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  1. To supply or be evidence of:
  2. (--- Linguistics) To confirm the existence, usage, or currency of (a word, for example), as by being recorded in writing.
  3. (Linguis.) To verify the existence of (a form believed to have occurred in a language)
To be indicative of; show
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  1. To be indicative of; show
  2. To engage, hire, or order in advance:
  3. To be or give a sign of; indicate:
To be or give a sign of:
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  1. To be or give a sign of:
  2. To be a token or sign of; indicate; show
To be or give a sign, token, or indication of; signify; betoken
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  1. To be or give a sign, token, or indication of; signify; betoken
  2. To serve as a sign, symptom, or token of; signify:
  3. To suggest or demonstrate the necessity, expedience, or advisability of:
To single out or indicate by or as if by a mark:
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  1. To single out or indicate by or as if by a mark:
  2. To show or indicate by a mark or marks
  3. To give attention to; notice:
To tell a court what pertinent information to a case one has, while under oath, and while the defendant is present.
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  1. To tell a court what pertinent information to a case one has, while under oath, and while the defendant is present.
  2. To be evidence of; indicate
  3. To give testimony in a legal case or before a deliberative body:
To act as witness of, often, in proof thereof, signing a statement that one has done so
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  1. To act as witness of, often, in proof thereof, signing a statement that one has done so
  2. To be present at; see personally
  3. To consider as an example. Often used in the imperative:
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