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Of, at, or in the rear
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  1. Of, at, or in the rear
  2. Of, at, or located in the rear.
(Now Rare) Hind; rear; posterior
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  1. (Now Rare) Hind; rear; posterior
  2. Comparative form of hind: more hind
  3. Of or belonging to that part or end which is in the rear or hind, or which follows.
Nearer the rear (esp. of a ship or aircraft)
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  1. Nearer the rear (esp. of a ship or aircraft)
  2. Subsequent in time or place; later; following:
  3. Next; later
Behind others in progress or development:
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  1. Behind others in progress or development:
  2. Late or behindhand.
  3. Done or arranged in a manner or order that is opposite to previous occurrence or normal use.
Superlative form of hind: most hind
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  1. Superlative form of hind: most hind
  2. Farthest back; closest to the rear; last
  3. Farthest to the rear; last.
That follows, as in a line
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  1. That follows, as in a line
At or to the stern of a vessel.
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  1. At or to the stern of a vessel.
  2. With or having the stern foremost; backward.
  3. Behind a vessel.
Back; rear; posterior
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  1. Back; rear; posterior
  2. Located at or forming the back or rear; posterior:
At or in the rear.
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  1. At or in the rear.
  2. At, in, or toward the rear
At, in, toward, or close to the stern of a vessel or the rear of an aircraft or spacecraft.
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  1. At, in, toward, or close to the stern of a vessel or the rear of an aircraft or spacecraft.
(Bot.) Of or relating to the side of a leaf or other structure away from the axis; abaxial
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  1. (Bot.) Of or relating to the side of a leaf or other structure away from the axis; abaxial
  2. Relating to or on the back or upper surface of an animal.
  3. (Anatomy) Relating to, toward, on, in, or near the back or upper surface of an organ, part, or organism.
Of or like a tail
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  1. Of or like a tail
  2. Of, at, or near the tail or hind parts; posterior:
  3. Similar to a tail in form or function.
That follows; next after
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  1. That follows; next after
  2. Coming next in time or order:
  3. About to be specified.
(Botany) Next to or facing the main stem or axis.
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  1. (Botany) Next to or facing the main stem or axis.
  2. Later; following after; subsequent
  3. Coming after in order; following.
Causing, ending in, or approaching death; fatal:
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  1. Causing, ending in, or approaching death; fatal:
  2. (Computer Science) A device, often equipped with a keyboard and a video display, by which one can read, enter, or manipulate information in a computer system.
  3. Relating to, occurring at, or being the end of a section or series; final.
Leaving no further chance for action, discussion, or change; deciding; conclusive
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  1. Leaving no further chance for action, discussion, or change; deciding; conclusive
  2. Of or constituting the end result of a succession or process; ultimate:
  3. Forming or occurring at the end; last:
The place or position behind or at the back
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  1. The place or position behind or at the back
  2. The part of a military deployment usually farthest from the fighting front.
  3. The back or hind part of something
The buttocks.
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The tail of an animal; now used only of the tail of a dog.
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  1. The tail of an animal; now used only of the tail of a dog.
  2. (Nautical) The rear part or after end of a ship or vessel.
  3. The rear end of a ship or boat
On sailing ships, a raised deck at the stern
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  1. On sailing ships, a raised deck at the stern
  2. Inside information:
  3. A person regarded as very disagreeable.
A piece or part added to, or forming the end of, something
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  1. A piece or part added to, or forming the end of, something
  2. (Printing) An ornamental design put at the end of a chapter or at the bottom of a page
  3. A piece forming an end; an appendage.
The hind, bottom, last, or inferior part of anything
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  1. The hind, bottom, last, or inferior part of anything
  2. The long stream of gas and dust that is illuminated and directed away from the head of a comet when it is close to the sun.
  3. The rear end of an automobile or other vehicle.
Alternative form of back end.
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  1. Alternative form of back end.
The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary:
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  1. The outside or extreme edge or physical limit; a boundary:
  2. A particular area of responsibility:
  3. A warp end.
The side of a coin or medal that does not carry the principal design; the verso.
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  1. The side of a coin or medal that does not carry the principal design; the verso.
  2. A mechanism, etc. for reversing, as a gear arrangement in a transmission that causes a machine, motor vehicle, etc. to run backward or in the opposite direction
  3. The back or rear of something; specif., the side, as of a coin or medal, not bearing the main image or design
The reverse or opposite, often sharply contrasting, side, aspect, effect, etc. of something or someone
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  1. The reverse or opposite, often sharply contrasting, side, aspect, effect, etc. of something or someone
  2. The reverse side, as of a phonograph record.
  3. The reverse side (of a phonograph record), esp. the less important or less popular side
The buttocks.
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The longitudinal, dorsal surface of a body segment of most arthropods
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  1. The longitudinal, dorsal surface of a body segment of most arthropods
  2. (Biology) The upper or dorsal surface of an articulated animal such as an arthropod
The back (of an animal)
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  1. The back (of an animal)
  2. Any part corresponding to or like the back
  3. The upper, outer surface of an organ, appendage, or part:
A cut of beef or veal from the rump.
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  1. A cut of beef or veal from the rump.
  2. A cut of meat, usually beef, from this part, behind the loin and above the round
  3. A legislature or other body having only a remnant of its former membership, as because of expulsions, and hence regarded as unrepresentative and without authority
The main support or major sustaining factor:
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  1. The main support or major sustaining factor:
  2. The column of bones along the center of the back of vertebrate animals, including humans, made up of separate bones connected by the spinal cord, ligaments, and disk-shaped cartilage; spine
  3. (Geology) A ridge forming the principal axis of a mountain.
Anything resembling either of these projections
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  1. Anything resembling either of these projections
  2. A sharp-pointed projection on a plant, especially a hard, narrow modified leaf, as on a cactus, that is adapted to reduce water loss.
  3. A sharp process of bone
Any of the defensive players forming a second line of defense behind the players on the line of scrimmage.
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  1. Any of the defensive players forming a second line of defense behind the players on the line of scrimmage.
  2. (Football) A defensive player positioned behind the defensive linemen
(Soccer, Rugby, etc.) A defensive player who generally plays back in the defensive end of the field near the goal so as to prevent the opponent's forwards from scoring
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  1. (Soccer, Rugby, etc.) A defensive player who generally plays back in the defensive end of the field near the goal so as to prevent the opponent's forwards from scoring
  2. (Football) One of the running backs, used typically for blocking
  3. (Football) An offensive backfield player whose position is behind the quarterback and halfbacks and who primarily performs offensive blocking and line plunges.
A defensive back, as a cornerback or safety
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  1. A defensive back, as a cornerback or safety
  2. (Football) One of the running backs positioned to the sides behind the quarterback when the ball is snapped.
  3. (Soccer, Field Hockey, etc.) A player positioned between the forwards and the fullbacks, who has both offensive and defensive responsibilities
(Football) An offensive back who calls the play, takes the ball from the center, and then passes, hands off, etc.
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  1. (Football) An offensive back who calls the play, takes the ball from the center, and then passes, hands off, etc.
  2. The offensive backfield player whose position is behind the line of scrimmage and who usually calls the signals for the plays and receives the ball when snapped.
(Brit.) A long line of slow-moving traffic; traffic jam
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  1. (Brit.) A long line of slow-moving traffic; traffic jam
  2. A line of motor vehicles caught up in traffic congestion; a traffic jam
  3. The back on an offensive team who lines up farthest from the line of scrimmage.
An offensive back positioned just behind and outside an offensive tackle or tight end
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  1. An offensive back positioned just behind and outside an offensive tackle or tight end
  2. (Sports) Either of two defensive players, especially in soccer, positioned to the side of the field and playing just behind the midfielders in order to support the offense.
  3. (Soccer) A player who doubles as a defender when their team is defending, and a winger when they are attacking.
An offensive back, such as a fullback or halfback, who has the responsibility of advancing the ball by running with it on plays from the line of scrimmage.
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  1. An offensive back, such as a fullback or halfback, who has the responsibility of advancing the ball by running with it on plays from the line of scrimmage.
  2. (Football) An offensive back, usually one of a pair, responsible primarily for rushing the ball; halfback or fullback
Either of two defensive backs normally positioned behind the linebackers and toward the sidelines.
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  1. Either of two defensive backs normally positioned behind the linebackers and toward the sidelines.
A safety who is positioned in the middle of the field farthest from the line of scrimmage and chiefly defends against passes.
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  1. A safety who is positioned in the middle of the field farthest from the line of scrimmage and chiefly defends against passes.
  2. (Football) The safety who is without an assignment of covering a particular player on the other team and is, typically, responsible for defending against long pass plays
A player who carries the ball on an offensive play.
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  1. A player who carries the ball on an offensive play.
(Slang) A surprise ending, ironic twist, etc.
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  1. (Slang) A surprise ending, ironic twist, etc.
  2. (Informal) A sudden, surprising turn of events or ending; a twist.
  3. One that kicks:
To cause (an engine or mechanism) to function in reverse.
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  1. To cause (an engine or mechanism) to function in reverse.
  2. To put a motor, engine, etc. in reverse; reverse the action of a mechanism
  3. To turn inside out or upside down:
To remove from use, consideration, etc.
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  1. To remove from use, consideration, etc.
  2. To become detached from social or emotional involvement:
  3. To leave or return, as from a military position.
To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.
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  1. To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.
  2. To keep from falling in value, as by government purchases:
  3. To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.
To keep from falling; support
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  1. To keep from falling; support
  2. To give moral or spiritual support or encouragement to
  3. To decide in favor of; agree with and support against opposition; sustain
Used other than as an idiom: see stand,"Ž behind.
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  1. Used other than as an idiom: see stand,"Ž behind.
  2. (Idiomatic) To support; express one's support
To provide or raise the funds or capital for:
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  1. To provide or raise the funds or capital for:
  2. To supply funds to:
  3. To obtain money, credit, or capital for
To make or become stiff or stiffer
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  1. To make or become stiff or stiffer
  2. (Intransitive) To become stiff.
To flog with a cane
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  1. To flog with a cane
  2. To make, supply, or repair with flexible woody material.
  3. To hit or beat with a rod.
To fill or supply (something), as a purse with money.
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  1. To fill or supply (something), as a purse with money.
  2. To form a line along
  3. (Baseball) To hit a line drive
The part of a military deployment usually farthest from the fighting front.
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  1. The part of a military deployment usually farthest from the fighting front.
  2. The place or position behind or at the back
  3. The point or area farthest from the front:
A rearward direction, point, or position.
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  1. A rearward direction, point, or position.
  2. The rear guard of an armed force.
  3. (Archaic) rear
To move the pedals of a bicycle or similar vehicle backward, especially to apply a brake.
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  1. To move the pedals of a bicycle or similar vehicle backward, especially to apply a brake.
  2. To move backward by taking short quick steps, as in boxing or football.
  3. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To distance oneself from an earlier claim or statement; back off from an idea.
To reverse one's position or policy.
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  1. To reverse one's position or policy.
  2. To return to a previous point or subject, as in a lecture or discussion.
  3. To withdraw from a position, attitude, etc.
To move back from a position of advancement or become smaller:
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  1. To move back from a position of advancement or become smaller:
  2. To move backward or away; withdraw or retire:
  3. To change or undergo change in one's thinking or in a position:
To cede or give back (a territory, for example); return.
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  1. To cede or give back (a territory, for example); return.
To become worse; decline; deteriorate; degenerate
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  1. To become worse; decline; deteriorate; degenerate
  2. Having a rotational or orbital movement that is opposite to the movement of most bodies within a celestial system. In the solar system, retrograde bodies are those that rotate or orbit in a clockwise direction (east to west) when viewed from a vantage point above the Earth's north pole. Venus, Uranus, and Pluto have retrograde rotational movements. No planets in the solar system have retrograde orbital movements, but four of Jupiter's moons exhibit such movement.
  3. Having a brief, regularly occurring, apparently backward movement in the sky as viewed from Earth against the background of fixed stars. Retrograde movement of the planets is caused by the differing orbital velocities of Earth and the body observed. For example, the outer planets normally appear to drift gradually eastward in the sky in relation to the fixed stars; that is, they appear night after night to fall a little farther behind the neighboring stars in their westward passage across the sky. However, at certain times a particular planet appears briefly to speed up and move westward a bit more quickly than the neighboring stars. This happens as Earth, in its faster inner orbit, overtakes and passes the planet in its slower outer orbit; the appearance of moving counter to its usual eastward drift is thus simply the result of perspective as seen from Earth.
To go or move backward.
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  1. To go or move backward.
  2. To move backward, esp. into an earlier, less complex, or worse condition; decline; degenerate
To include (expenditures) in business accounts as assets instead of expenses.
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  1. To include (expenditures) in business accounts as assets instead of expenses.
  2. To establish the capital stock of (a business firm) at a certain figure
  3. To convert (debt) into capital stock or shares.
To provide or raise the funds or capital for:
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  1. To provide or raise the funds or capital for:
  2. To obtain money, credit, or capital for
  3. To supply funds to:
To provide funds for:
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  1. To provide funds for:
  2. To provide money for the payment of principal or interest on (a debt)
  3. To convert (short-term government debt) into a long-term or floating debt with fixed interest payments.
To provide with a grubstake
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  1. To provide with a grubstake
  2. To supply with funds in return for a promised share of profits.
To support (a plant, etc.) by tying to a stake
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  1. To support (a plant, etc.) by tying to a stake
  2. To gamble or risk; hazard:
  3. To claim, establish, or register as one's own. Often used with out:
To assist or support with a subsidy.
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  1. To assist or support with a subsidy.
  2. To buy the aid or support of with a subsidy, often as a kind of bribe
  3. To secure the assistance of by granting a subsidy.
To supply with money; finance
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  1. To supply with money; finance
  2. To fund a project; to underwrite something.
  3. To underwrite the expense of (a business venture, for example).
To act as an advocate:
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  1. To act as an advocate:
  2. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. One who actively assists, defends, pleads, prosecutes, speaks, writes, or otherwise supports the cause of another. A lawyer. To speak, write, or otherwise support a cause by argument.
  3. To speak or write in support of; be in favor of
To fight for, defend, or support as a champion:
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  1. To fight for, defend, or support as a champion:
  2. (Obs.) To challenge to a fight
  3. To fight for; defend; support
To recommend (a product), often in exchange for payment, as in an advertisement.
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  1. To recommend (a product), often in exchange for payment, as in an advertisement.
  2. To express approval of or give support to, especially by public statement; sanction:
  3. To give approval to; support; sanction
To praise or commend to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse:
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  1. To praise or commend to another as being worthy or desirable; endorse:
  2. To give advice or counsel:
  3. To suggest favorably as suited for some use, function, position, etc.
To choose to take the same point of view as (someone).
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  1. To choose to take the same point of view as (someone).
Used other than as an idiom: see stand,"Ž behind.
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  1. Used other than as an idiom: see stand,"Ž behind.
  2. (Idiomatic) To support; express one's support
(Idiomatic, intransitive) To wait in expectation of some event; to make ready.
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To wait in expectation of some event; to make ready.
  2. To do nothing. To be inactive in a situation.
  3. (Idiomatic) To remain loyal or faithful to.
To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.
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  1. To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.
  2. To keep from falling in value, as by government purchases:
  3. To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.
To keep from falling; support
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  1. To keep from falling; support
  2. To give moral or spiritual support or encouragement to
  3. To decide in favor of; agree with and support against opposition; sustain
(Obs.) To strengthen
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  1. (Obs.) To strengthen
  2. To make more certain the validity of; confirm; bolster; support
  3. To confirm, ratify, strengthen, or support, especially by additional authority or evidence. To confirm, ratify, strengthen, or support, especially by additional authority or evidence.
To give substance or true existence to
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  1. To give substance or true existence to
  2. To show to be true or real by giving evidence; prove; confirm
  3. To prove the truth of or support with proof or evidence:
To establish the truth of; verify
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  1. To establish the truth of; verify
  2. To render authentic; to give authority to, by the proof, attestation, or formalities required by law, or sufficient to entitle to credit.
  3. To prove that something, such as a document, is what it purports to be, especially so that the item can be admitted into evidence at a trial or hearing. For example, a party wishing to admit a letter into evidence may ask the witness whether it is, indeed, the letter he received, does he recognize the handwriting, and similar questions.
To cause to undergo the religious ceremony of confirmation
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  1. To cause to undergo the religious ceremony of confirmation
  2. To support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify:
  3. To prove the truth, validity, or authenticity of; verify
(Obs.) To strengthen
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  1. (Obs.) To strengthen
  2. To make more certain the validity of; confirm; bolster; support
  3. To confirm, ratify, strengthen, or support, especially by additional authority or evidence. To confirm, ratify, strengthen, or support, especially by additional authority or evidence.
To bear witness to; attest
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  1. To bear witness to; attest
  2. To make evident; indicate; show
  3. To indicate clearly; exemplify or prove:
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. (Law) To demonstrate sufficient legal reason for (an action taken).
  3. To prove qualified as surety
To verify something by supplying evidence; to corroborate or authenticate
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  1. To verify something by supplying evidence; to corroborate or authenticate
  2. To show to be true or real by giving evidence; prove; confirm
  3. To prove the truth of or support with proof or evidence:
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 give testimony in a legal case or before a deliberative body:
  3. To be evidence of; indicate
To check or prove the validity of; verify.
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  1. To check or prove the validity of; verify.
  2. To render valid.
  3. To establish the soundness, accuracy, or legitimacy of:
To test or check the accuracy or correctness of, as by investigation, comparison with a standard, or reference to the facts
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  1. To test or check the accuracy or correctness of, as by investigation, comparison with a standard, or reference to the facts
  2. To demonstrate the truth or accuracy of, as by the presentation of evidence:
  3. To prove to be true by demonstration, evidence, or testimony; confirm or substantiate
(Law) To guarantee clear title to (real property).
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  1. (Law) To guarantee clear title to (real property).
  2. To serve as justification or reasonable grounds for (an act, belief, etc.)
  3. To justify; to give grounds for.
Located at or forming the back or rear; posterior:
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  1. Located at or forming the back or rear; posterior:
  2. Back; rear; posterior
Farthest to the rear; last.
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  1. Farthest to the rear; last.
  2. Farthest back; closest to the rear; last
  3. Superlative form of hind: most hind
(Bot.) On the side next to the main stem
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  1. (Bot.) On the side next to the main stem
  2. Relating to the caudal end of the body in quadrupeds or the back of the body in humans and other primates.
  3. At or toward the rear; behind; specif., dorsal
Of or resembling a postern, as in being at the rear, or private
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  1. Of or resembling a postern, as in being at the rear, or private
  2. Situated in the back or at the side.
Of, at, or in the rear
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  1. Of, at, or in the rear
  2. Of, at, or located in the rear.
Subsequent in time or place; later; following:
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  1. Subsequent in time or place; later; following:
  2. Located near the stern of a vessel or the rear or an aircraft or spacecraft.
  3. Nearer the rear (esp. of a ship or aircraft)
Circumscribed and detached in outlook and experience; narrow or provincial.
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  1. Circumscribed and detached in outlook and experience; narrow or provincial.
  2. Of, or having the form of, an island
  3. (Med.) Characterized by isolated spots
Far from others or difficult to get to; remote:
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  1. Far from others or difficult to get to; remote:
  2. Characterized by little social contact:
  3. Occasional or rare:
Of place or time, unfrequented by people; desolate.
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  1. Of place or time, unfrequented by people; desolate.
  2. Of person, without companions; solitary.
  3. Standing apart from others of its kind; isolated
Producing such dejection:
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  1. Producing such dejection:
  2. Having or causing a lonely feeling
  3. Unhappy due to being alone; lonely
(--- Linguistics) Having the reduced, neutral sound represented by schwa (ə).
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  1. (--- Linguistics) Having the reduced, neutral sound represented by schwa (ə).
  2. So faintly perceptible as to lack clear delineation; indistinct:
  3. Not readily noticed or seen; inconspicuous:
Located outside of some boundary or limit.
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  1. Located outside of some boundary or limit.
  2. Relatively remote from some central location.
  3. Relatively far out from a certain point or center; remote
Being in a remote or secluded location:
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  1. Being in a remote or secluded location:
  2. Being out of the ordinary; unusual:
  3. (Idiomatic) Taken care of.
Distant in time:
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  1. Distant in time:
  2. Not immediate or primary; far removed in influence
  3. Far removed in connection or relevance:
Distant in space, time, or nature; remote.
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  1. Distant in space, time, or nature; remote.
  2. Separated in relationship by a given degree of descent:
  3. Of a different generation, older or younger
Cut off from the public view; hidden, intimate, etc.
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  1. Cut off from the public view; hidden, intimate, etc.
  2. Removed or remote from others; solitary:
  3. Hidden, isolated, remote.
Single and set apart from others:
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  1. Single and set apart from others:
  2. Remote from civilization; secluded:
  3. Not inhabited or occupied; without signs of inhabitants or occupation; desolate; deserted; silent; still; hence, gloomy; dismal.
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