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The recording of an item, note, etc. in a list, journal, etc. or of data in a computer file
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  1. The recording of an item, note, etc. in a list, journal, etc. or of data in a computer file
  2. The act of entering upon real property; the making of a notation in a court or business record; in criminal law, the act of intruding into a residence with the intention of committing a crime. See also enter. The act of entering upon real property; the making of a notation in a court or business record; in criminal law, the act of intruding into a residence with the intention of committing a crime. See also enter.
  3. (Card Games) A card that can win a trick and thus gain the lead
(Accounting) The left-hand side of an account, where entries are made showing an increase in assets, a decrease in liabilities, etc.
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  1. (Accounting) The left-hand side of an account, where entries are made showing an increase in assets, a decrease in liabilities, etc.
  2. A sum deducted from one's bank account, as for a check
  3. An item of debt as recorded in an account.
The costs associated with property ownership, as taxes, upkeep, etc.
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  1. The costs associated with property ownership, as taxes, upkeep, etc.
  2. Interest or other extra charge paid on the balance owed in installment buying
An arrangement for deferred payment of a loan or purchase:
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  1. An arrangement for deferred payment of a loan or purchase:
  2. A credit line.
  3. A source of honor or distinction:
(Law) Charges incurred in bringing litigation, including court fees and charges that may be payable by the losing party, but usually not including attorneys' fees.
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  1. (Law) Charges incurred in bringing litigation, including court fees and charges that may be payable by the losing party, but usually not including attorneys' fees.
  2. Amount of money, time, etc. that is required or used.
  3. An amount paid or required in payment for a purchase; a price.
The cost of bribing someone:
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  1. The cost of bribing someone:
  2. The cost at which something is obtained:
  3. A reward offered for the capture or killing of a person:
  1. An appraisal or evaluation.
  2. An amount assessed
  3. The act of assessing or an amount (of tax, levy or duty etc) assessed.
A military attack, such as one launched against a fortified area or place.
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  1. A military attack, such as one launched against a fortified area or place.
  2. The concluding stage of an attack in which close combat occurs with the enemy.
  3. The close-combat phase of an attack
The act of invading, especially the entrance of an armed force into a territory to conquer.
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  1. The act of invading, especially the entrance of an armed force into a territory to conquer.
  2. An invading or being invaded
  3. An intrusion or encroachment:
An overwhelming outpouring:
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  1. An overwhelming outpouring:
  2. A violent, intense attack
(Archaic) An attack by military forces; an assault.
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  1. (Archaic) An attack by military forces; an assault.
  2. (Linguistics) The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (no͝o&STRESS;klē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
  3. An attack; assault
The act, process, or function of supervising.
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  1. The act, process, or function of supervising.
Watchful oversight; charge or supervision:
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  1. Watchful oversight; charge or supervision:
  2. Attentive assistance or treatment to those in need:
  3. Upkeep; maintenance:
Any significant restraint or control over a person’s freedom to ensure his or her presence at a hearing or trial in a criminal action.
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  1. Any significant restraint or control over a person’s freedom to ensure his or her presence at a hearing or trial in a criminal action.
  2. The control and care of a person or property, especially when granted by a court:
  3. A guarding or keeping safe; care; protection; guardianship
(Uncountable, management) Administration; the process or practice of managing.
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  1. (Uncountable, management) Administration; the process or practice of managing.
  2. The act, manner, or practice of managing; handling, supervision, or control:
  3. (Uncountable) Judicious use of means to accomplish an end.
Any of various devices for gripping or holding things together; a clasp or fastener.
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  1. Any of various devices for gripping or holding things together; a clasp or fastener.
  2. (Film, TV) A sequence of film, videotape, etc., as a short selection taken from a longer feature or a brief piece inserted in a newscast
  3. A thing clipped; specif., the amount of wool clipped from sheep at one time or in one season
One drink for each person in a gathering or group:
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  1. One drink for each person in a gathering or group:
  2. Round dance
  3. A complete course, succession, or series:
The act of producing such a sound:
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  1. The act of producing such a sound:
  2. A powerful hit, blow, or shot.
  3. A sudden loud sound, especially one produced by a stream of forced air:
An admonishing, or warning to correct some fault
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  1. An admonishing, or warning to correct some fault
  2. Mild, kind, yet earnest reproof.
  3. A judge’s advice, cautionary statement, direction, reprimand, or warning to a jury, lawyer, party, spectator, or witness regarding any matter that arises during a judicial proceeding. A judge’s advice, cautionary statement, direction, reprimand, or warning to a jury, lawyer, party, spectator, or witness regarding any matter that arises during a judicial proceeding.
The thing stated; account, declaration, assertion, etc.
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  1. The thing stated; account, declaration, assertion, etc.
  2. A declaration of fact or an allegation by a witness; a piece of sworn testimony. See also closing statement, evidence, and opening statement. A declaration of fact or an allegation by a witness; a piece of sworn testimony. See also closing statement, evidence, and opening statement.
  3. A formal oral or written declaration, especially with regard to facts or claims:
A solemn charge or command
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  1. A solemn charge or command
  2. A grave warning
  3. An earnest, solemn appeal.
(--- Med.) An abnormal tremor, as of the circulatory system, that can be felt by the hand on palpation
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  1. (--- Med.) An abnormal tremor, as of the circulatory system, that can be felt by the hand on palpation
  2. Something that causes emotional excitement
  3. A sudden feeling of pleasure or excitement:
(Slang) Power; force:
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  1. (Slang) Power; force:
  2. One's turn at kicking
  3. Fun:
(--- Informal) A display of enthusiasm or vigor
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  1. (--- Informal) A display of enthusiasm or vigor
  2. (--- Slang) A thrill; excitement
  3. (Informal) A sudden burst of action:
To demand as obligatory or appropriate:
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  1. To demand as obligatory or appropriate:
  2. To be in need of; need
  3. To have as a requisite or necessity; need or depend on:
To pass off; foist, esp. by deception
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  1. To pass off; foist, esp. by deception
  2. To force oneself on or take unfair advantage of others:
  3. To offer or circulate fraudulently; pass off:
To enter as a debit or debits; enter on the left-hand side of an account
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  1. To enter as a debit or debits; enter on the left-hand side of an account
  2. To charge with a debit:
To give credit in a bank account, charge account, etc.
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  1. To give credit in a bank account, charge account, etc.
  2. To give credit to or deserved commendation for
  3. (Educ.) To enter a credit or credits on the record of (a student)
To attribute; credit
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  1. To attribute; credit
  2. To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction.
  3. To ascribe; attribute; credit with.
To hold back the motion or action of, as with a burden; hinder; hamper
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  1. To hold back the motion or action of, as with a burden; hinder; hamper
  2. To add a legal claim or other obligation
  3. To load or weigh down, as with claims, debts, etc.; burden
To keep in stock; offer for sale:
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  1. To keep in stock; offer for sale:
  2. To sing (a melody, for example) on key:
  3. To keep or have on one's person:
To attack violently, as with blows or military force; assault.
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  1. To attack violently, as with blows or military force; assault.
  2. To begin working on (a task, problem, etc.) with vigor and determination
  3. To attack physically and violently; assault
To make a violent assault upon; attack.
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  1. To make a violent assault upon; attack.
  2. To attack verbally; criticize or denounce.
  3. In criminal and tort law, an act, usually consisting of a threat or attempt to inflict bodily injury upon another person, coupled with the apparent present ability to succeed in carrying out the threat or the attempt if not prevented, that causes the person to have a reasonable fear or apprehension of immediate harmful or offensive contact. No intent to cause battery or the fear or apprehension is required so long as the victim is placed in reasonable apprehension or fear. No actual physical injury is needed to establish an assault, but if there is any physical contact, the act constitutes both an assault and a battery.
To perform with great haste:
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  1. To perform with great haste:
  2. (Football) To advance the ball or attempt to advance the ball from scrimmage by carrying it rather than passing.
  3. To overcome or capture by such an attack or assault
A low-pressure atmospheric disturbance resulting in strong winds accompanied by rain, snow, or other precipitation and often by thunder and lightning.
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  1. A low-pressure atmospheric disturbance resulting in strong winds accompanied by rain, snow, or other precipitation and often by thunder and lightning.
  2. To blow with strong winds and usually produce copious rain, snow, or other precipitation:
  3. To travel around (a place) vigorously in an attempt to gain support:
To accuse of wrongdoing or criticize severely:
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  1. To accuse of wrongdoing or criticize severely:
  2. To charge with the commission of a crime; esp., to make a formal accusation against on the basis of positive legal evidence
  3. (Law) To charge (a party) by indictment.
To express strong disapproval of
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  1. To express strong disapproval of
  2. To express strong disapproval of or criticize severely, especially in an official capacity:
To relate (something, usually something bad) to a particular cause or source; place the fault or responsibility for:
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  1. To relate (something, usually something bad) to a particular cause or source; place the fault or responsibility for:
  2. (Theol.) To ascribe (the goodness or guilt of one person) to another as well
  3. To infer or attribute responsibility or causation. To infer or attribute responsibility or causation.
To put something into (a container, for example) to capacity or to a desired level:
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  1. To put something into (a container, for example) to capacity or to a desired level:
  2. To supply what is specified by or required for:
  3. To satisfy or meet; fulfill:
(Idiomatic, colloquial) To annoy, or displease, by taunting, or by excessive nagging.
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  1. (Idiomatic, colloquial) To annoy, or displease, by taunting, or by excessive nagging.
  2. (Poker slang) To make a full house on the turn or the river.
  3. To become full.
To supply again with fuel or the like
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  1. To supply again with fuel or the like
  2. To fill or make complete again; add a new stock or supply to:
  3. To become full again.
(Elec.) To supply voltage or current to (a circuit, component, etc.)
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  1. (Elec.) To supply voltage or current to (a circuit, component, etc.)
  2. To release or put out energy.
  3. To give energy to; activate or invigorate:
To give facts or information to on a particular matter; inform or guide
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  1. To give facts or information to on a particular matter; inform or guide
  2. To teach or direct; to give instructions.
  3. To order or direct
To manage or regulate the business or affairs of; be in charge of:
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  1. To manage or regulate the business or affairs of; be in charge of:
  2. To supervise the performance of:
  3. In a direct manner; directly
To give as a trust to (someone):
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  1. To give as a trust to (someone):
  2. To give over (something) to another for care, protection, or performance:
  3. To charge or invest with a trust or duty
To combine with, form a bond with, or be taken up by a chemical or chemical structure. An enzyme, for example, is structured in such a way as to be able to bind with its substrate.
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  1. To combine with, form a bond with, or be taken up by a chemical or chemical structure. An enzyme, for example, is structured in such a way as to be able to bind with its substrate.
  2. To hold or restrain by tying with rope or bonds:
  3. To unite or hold, as by a feeling of loyalty or love
To consign for future use or for preservation:
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  1. To consign for future use or for preservation:
  2. To give in charge or trust; deliver for safekeeping; entrust; consign
  3. To do, perform, or perpetrate:
To cause to be grateful or indebted; oblige:
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  1. To cause to be grateful or indebted; oblige:
  2. Capable of existing only in a particular environment or by assuming a particular role. An obligate aerobe, such as certain bacteria, can live only in the presence of oxygen. An obligate parasite cannot survive independently of its host.
  3. To bind by a contract, promise, sense of duty, etc.; put under obligation
To bind by a promise or agreement
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  1. To bind by a promise or agreement
  2. To promise to join (a fraternity or similar organization).
  3. To accept tentative membership in (a fraternity, etc.)
To charge or invest with a trust or duty
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  1. To charge or invest with a trust or duty
  2. To give over (something) to another for care, protection, or performance:
  3. To give as a trust to (someone):
To believe or suppose
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  1. To believe or suppose
  2. To have confidence in allowing (someone) to use, know, or look after something:
  3. To give credence to; believe:
To satisfy or meet; fulfill:
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  1. To satisfy or meet; fulfill:
  2. To put something into (a container, for example) to capacity or to a desired level:
  3. To supply what is specified by or required for:
To transport as or send by freight
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  1. To transport as or send by freight
  2. To load; burden
  3. To load with freight
To put or throw in a pile:
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  1. To put or throw in a pile:
  2. To give or supply in large amounts; load
  3. To fill (a plate, dry measure, etc.) full or to overflowing
To receive a load:
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  1. To receive a load:
  2. (Computers) To transfer (data) from a storage device into a computer's memory.
  3. To supply in large quantities; give much of something to
To fill (a box, bag, trunk, etc.) for carrying or storing
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  1. To fill (a box, bag, trunk, etc.) for carrying or storing
  2. To fill up with items:
  3. To fill up tight; cram.
To form a heap or pile.
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  1. To form a heap or pile.
  2. To cover with a pile; load
  3. To move in, out, or forward in a disorderly mass or group:
To put a burden on; load; weigh down; oppress
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  1. To put a burden on; load; weigh down; oppress
  2. To load or overload.
  3. To cause difficulty or distress to; distress or oppress.
To hinder by obstruction or interference; hamper
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  1. To hinder by obstruction or interference; hamper
  2. To burden in a troublesome way
  3. (Dated) To slow down, to hinder, to burden.
To hold back the motion or action of, as with a burden; hinder; hamper
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  1. To hold back the motion or action of, as with a burden; hinder; hamper
  2. To add a legal claim or other obligation
  3. To load or weigh down, as with claims, debts, etc.; burden
To transport as or send by freight
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  1. To transport as or send by freight
  2. To load with freight
  3. To load; burden
To load with or as if with cargo.
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  1. To load with or as if with cargo.
  2. To load
  3. To burden or oppress; weigh down.
(Games) To make (dice) heavier on one side by adding weight.
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  1. (Games) To make (dice) heavier on one side by adding weight.
  2. To weigh down with or as with a heavy load; burden; oppress
  3. The resistance, weight, or power drain sustained by a machine or electrical circuit.
To get into a saddle; mount a horse. Often used with up.
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  1. To get into a saddle; mount a horse. Often used with up.
  2. To impose as a burden, obligation, etc.
  3. To load or burden; encumber:
To require to pay a percentage of income, property value, etc. for the support of a government
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  1. To require to pay a percentage of income, property value, etc. for the support of a government
  2. A charge assessed on an individual or on property for the purpose of supporting the functioning of the government. Such charges may be imposed on sale of property or goods, imports, exports, wages and income, privileges, and just about anything else that one can think of. Although usually thought of as being monetary in nature, it is not necessarily so. A charge assessed on an individual or on property for the purpose of supporting the functioning of the government. Such charges may be imposed on sale of property or goods, imports, exports, wages and income, privileges, and just about anything else that one can think of. Although usually thought of as being monetary in nature, it is not necessarily so. The act of imposing a charge upon individuals or property by a government or other taxing authority; to strain or place weight upon.
  3. To assess a tax on (income, property, purchases, etc.)
To treat (thread or fabric) with a solution of metallic salts, in order to increase its weight
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  1. To treat (thread or fabric) with a solution of metallic salts, in order to increase its weight
  2. (Sports) To assign to (a horse) the weight it must carry as a handicap in a race.
  3. (Statistics) To assign a weight to in a frequency distribution
To load; burden
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  1. To load; burden
  2. To transport as or send by freight
  3. To load with freight
(Rare) To fill with moisture; saturate
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  1. (Rare) To fill with moisture; saturate
  2. To permeate or inspire (with principles, ideas, emotions, etc.)
  3. To inspire or influence thoroughly; pervade:
To fill or saturate; cause to be permeated
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  1. To fill or saturate; cause to be permeated
  2. To indoctrinate or imbue (with ideas, feelings, principles, etc.)
  3. To fill throughout; saturate:
To pass through the openings or interstices of:
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  1. To pass through the openings or interstices of:
  2. To spread or flow throughout; pervade:
  3. To pass into or through and affect every part of; penetrate and spread through
To be present throughout; permeate:
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  1. To be present throughout; permeate:
  2. To be in every part of; to spread through
  3. (Now Rare) To pass through; spread or be diffused throughout
To cause (something) to be filled, charged, supplied, etc. with the maximum that it can absorb
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  1. To cause (something) to be filled, charged, supplied, etc. with the maximum that it can absorb
  2. (Chem.) To cause (a substance) to combine to the full extent of its combining capacity with another; neutralize
  3. To dissolve the maximum amount of (a gas, liquid, or solid) in a solution at a given temperature and pressure
To overspread so as to fill with a glow, color, fluid, etc.
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  1. To overspread so as to fill with a glow, color, fluid, etc.
  2. To fill thoroughly or permeate, as with a quality or emotion:
  3. To spread through or over, as with liquid or light:
To cause to be instilled or imparted:
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  1. To cause to be instilled or imparted:
  2. To transfer or transmit by or as by causing to flow or be diffused
  3. To pour (something) out of one vessel into another.
To insert (a necessary material) into a device:
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  1. To insert (a necessary material) into a device:
  2. To receive a load:
  3. To weigh down with or as with a heavy load; burden; oppress
(Card Games) To state (the number of tricks or points one proposes to take and, in bridge, whether one proposes to play the hand with a specified suit as trump or with no suit as trump) in an effort to win the right to name trump
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  1. (Card Games) To state (the number of tricks or points one proposes to take and, in bridge, whether one proposes to play the hand with a specified suit as trump or with no suit as trump) in an effort to win the right to name trump
  2. To command, ask, or tell
  3. To issue a command to; direct:
To deserve and receive as due; exact:
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  1. To deserve and receive as due; exact:
  2. To deserve and get; require as due, proper, or becoming
  3. To give an order or orders to; direct with authority
To give guidance and instruction to (actors or musicians, for example) in the rehearsal and performance of a work.
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  1. To give guidance and instruction to (actors or musicians, for example) in the rehearsal and performance of a work.
  2. To give an order to; command:
  3. To order or command with authority
To require or impose (an action or behavior, for example) with authority and emphasis; prescribe.
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  1. To require or impose (an action or behavior, for example) with authority and emphasis; prescribe.
  2. To direct (a person) to do something; order or urge:
  3. To order or compel to stop or prohibit commencement of an activity; of a judge: to grant a court order directing a party to cease a particular activity. To order or compel to stop or prohibit commencement of an activity; of a judge: to grant a court order directing a party to cease a particular activity.
To order or direct
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  1. To order or direct
  2. To teach or direct; to give instructions.
  3. To give facts or information to on a particular matter; inform or guide
To give a command or instruction for:
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  1. To give a command or instruction for:
  2. To instruct to do something; give an order to; command
  3. To request to be supplied with:
To give instructions to; direct:
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  1. To give instructions to; direct:
  2. To give a detailed account of; narrate:
  3. To request; direct; order; command
To charge formally with a wrongdoing.
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  1. To charge formally with a wrongdoing.
  2. To bring formal charges against (of doing wrong, breaking the law, etc.)
  3. To formally institute a legal action against a person or corporation wherein they are charged with committing a crime.
(Law) To call (an accused person) before a criminal court to hear and answer the charge made against him or her.
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  1. (Law) To call (an accused person) before a criminal court to hear and answer the charge made against him or her.
  2. To call to account; accuse
  3. To officially charge someone in a court of law.
To inform against (someone); accuse publicly.
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  1. To inform against (someone); accuse publicly.
  2. To accuse publicly; inform against
  3. To give formal notice of the ending of (a treaty, armistice, etc.)
To reveal someone’s involvement in criminal acts. To reveal someone’s involvement in criminal acts.
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  1. To reveal someone’s involvement in criminal acts. To reveal someone’s involvement in criminal acts.
  2. To accuse of a crime or other wrongful act.
  3. To charge with a crime; accuse
To accuse of wrongdoing or criticize severely:
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  1. To accuse of wrongdoing or criticize severely:
  2. To charge with the commission of a crime; esp., to make a formal accusation against on the basis of positive legal evidence
  3. (Law) To charge (a party) by indictment.
To place a tax on (income, property, or goods).
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  1. To place a tax on (income, property, or goods).
  2. To require to pay a percentage of income, property value, etc. for the support of a government
  3. To assess a tax on (income, property, purchases, etc.)
To attribute; credit
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  1. To attribute; credit
  2. To put or bring into credit; to invest with credit or authority; to sanction.
  3. To ascribe; attribute; credit with.
To regard as belonging to or produced by a specified agent, place, or time:
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  1. To regard as belonging to or produced by a specified agent, place, or time:
  2. To assign (something) to a supposed cause; impute; attribute
  3. To regard as arising from a specified cause or source:
(Computing, programming) To give (a value) to a variable.
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  1. (Computing, programming) To give (a value) to a variable.
  2. To give out as a task; allot:
  3. To transfer one’s duty, interest, or right to another, especially regarding property or under a contract, so that the transferee has the same duty, interest, or right as the transferor had. See also assignment and delegate.
To set down or think of as belonging to, produced by, resulting from, or originating in; assign or ascribe (to)
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  1. To set down or think of as belonging to, produced by, resulting from, or originating in; assign or ascribe (to)
  2. To regard (a work, for example) as belonging to or produced by a specified agent, place, or time:
  3. To regard as arising from a particular cause or source; ascribe:
To give credit in a bank account, charge account, etc.
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  1. To give credit in a bank account, charge account, etc.
  2. To give credit to or deserved commendation for
  3. (Educ.) To enter a credit or credits on the record of (a student)
(Theol.) To ascribe (the goodness or guilt of one person) to another as well
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  1. (Theol.) To ascribe (the goodness or guilt of one person) to another as well
  2. To relate (something, usually something bad) to a particular cause or source; place the fault or responsibility for:
  3. To assign as a characteristic; credit:
To cause to lie down:
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  1. To cause to lie down:
  2. To produce and deposit:
  3. To put or set in order or readiness for use:
To assign or attribute to; regard as originated by.
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  1. To assign or attribute to; regard as originated by.
  2. To direct to a source for help or information:
  3. To turn for information, aid, or authority (to)
Amount of money, time, etc. that is required or used.
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  1. Amount of money, time, etc. that is required or used.
  2. (Law) Charges incurred in bringing litigation, including court fees and charges that may be payable by the losing party, but usually not including attorneys' fees.
  3. An amount paid or required in payment for a purchase; a price.
The cost of bribing someone:
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  1. The cost of bribing someone:
  2. The cost at which something is obtained:
  3. A reward offered for the capture or killing of a person:
Cost; price:
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  1. Cost; price:
  2. An attached or projecting piece as of a file folder, often with a label, used in filing
  3. Total cost or expenses
Excessive or unjust demand; extortion.
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  1. Excessive or unjust demand; extortion.
  2. An exacting, as of money, time, etc.
  3. An exacted fee, tax, etc.
Payment asked or given for professional services, admissions, licenses, tuition, etc.; charge
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  1. Payment asked or given for professional services, admissions, licenses, tuition, etc.; charge
  2. A fixed sum charged, as by an institution or by law, for a privilege:
  3. A charge for professional services:
A charge for a service, such as a telephone call to another country.
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  1. A charge for a service, such as a telephone call to another country.
  2. A tax or charge for a privilege, esp. for permission to pass over a bridge, along a highway, etc.
  3. A charge for service or extra service, as for transportation, for a long-distance telephone call, or, formerly, for having one's grain milled
(Elec.) The amount of power delivered by a generator, motor, etc. or carried by a circuit
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  1. (Elec.) The amount of power delivered by a generator, motor, etc. or carried by a circuit
  2. (Finance) An amount, expressed as a percentage of the net asset value, added to the price of some mutual fund shares to cover sales commissions and other marketing costs
  3. Genetic load.
Something that is emotionally difficult to bear.
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  1. Something that is emotionally difficult to bear.
  2. Anything one has to bear or put up with; heavy load, as of work, duty, responsibility, or sorrow
  3. In property law, anything that encumbers or restrict the use or value of land, such as an easement, restrictive covenant, or zoning ordinance. The burden indefinitely binds the current and all future owners until it is extinguished, so it is the land, and the landowner, that is burdened by the encumbrance or restriction. See estate.
Something pledged, especially an engagement by contract involving financial obligation.
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  1. Something pledged, especially an engagement by contract involving financial obligation.
  2. A financial liability undertaken, as an agreement to buy or sell securities
  3. An order, especially one from a court, directing that a person be taken to and placed in the care or custody of a hospital, mental health facility, prison, or similar institution.
A measure of efficiency expressed as the amount of work done per unit of energy used.
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  1. A measure of efficiency expressed as the amount of work done per unit of energy used.
  2. The application of something for a purpose; use:
  3. A legally-defined responsibility to perform certain acts or meet certain standards of performance; an essential element of proof in a tort action is that the defendant had a duty to act in a certain manner, such as the duty to use due care in the operation of a motor vehicle. Duties may be mandated by law, such as the duty to pay taxes, or may be voluntary, such as those assumed under a contract. A legally-defined responsibility to perform certain acts or meet certain standards of performance; an essential element of proof in a tort action is that the defendant had a duty to act in a certain manner, such as the duty to use due care in the operation of a motor vehicle. Duties may be mandated by law, such as the duty to pay taxes, or may be voluntary, such as those assumed under a contract.
A verb form of the imperative mood.
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  1. A verb form of the imperative mood.
  2. A command; an order.
  3. A rule, principle, or need that requires or compels certain action:
The unfermented or fermenting juice expressed from fruit, especially grapes.
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  1. The unfermented or fermenting juice expressed from fruit, especially grapes.
  2. A state of frenzy in animals, esp. in the male elephant, usually associated with sexual heat
  3. Something that is absolutely required or indispensable:
Necessity or obligation created by some situation
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  1. Necessity or obligation created by some situation
  2. A lack of something useful, required, or desired
  3. A condition or situation in which something must be supplied in order for a certain condition to be maintained or a desired state to be achieved:
The constraining power of a promise, contract, law, or sense of duty:
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  1. The constraining power of a promise, contract, law, or sense of duty:
  2. (Law) An agreement or duty by which one person (the obligor) is legally bound to make payment or perform services for the benefit of another (the obligee)
  3. A binding, formal arrangement or an agreement to a liability to pay a specified amount or to do a certain thing for a person or group of persons. See also duty and liability.
Something for which one is responsible; a duty, obligation, or burden.
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  1. Something for which one is responsible; a duty, obligation, or burden.
  2. (Military) The obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success. (JP 1-02 Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms).
  3. The liability for an act and the obligation to repair any damage caused by that act; in criminal law, a person’s mental capacity to understand and answer in court for her or his actions; guilt. See also competent and capacity. The liability for an act and the obligation to repair any damage caused by that act; in criminal law, a person’s mental capacity to understand and answer in court for her or his actions; guilt. See also competent and capacity.
One who relies on another, especially for financial support.
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  1. One who relies on another, especially for financial support.
  2. A person relying on another for financial support; a relative for whom a taxpayer may claim an exemption on his income tax return. A person relying on another for financial support; a relative for whom a taxpayer may claim an exemption on his income tax return.
  3. A person who depends on someone else for existence, support, etc.
A defensive movement or attitude, especially in fencing; a guard.
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  1. A defensive movement or attitude, especially in fencing; a guard.
  2. The act of keeping watch or being a lookout.
  3. (Archaic) The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship.
Watchful oversight; charge or supervision:
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  1. Watchful oversight; charge or supervision:
  2. Attentive assistance or treatment to those in need:
  3. Upkeep; maintenance:
Any significant restraint or control over a person’s freedom to ensure his or her presence at a hearing or trial in a criminal action.
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  1. Any significant restraint or control over a person’s freedom to ensure his or her presence at a hearing or trial in a criminal action.
  2. The control and care of a person or property, especially when granted by a court:
  3. A guarding or keeping safe; care; protection; guardianship
Reservation for future use; preservation
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  1. Reservation for future use; preservation
  2. The act of holding, guarding, maintaining, or supporting:
  3. Custody; care:
The act, process, or function of supervising.
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  1. The act, process, or function of supervising.
Something committed into the care of another; a charge:
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  1. Something committed into the care of another; a charge:
  2. Custody; care:
  3. Keeping; care; custody
Limitation; restriction; restraint
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  1. Limitation; restriction; restraint
  2. The act of confining or the state of being confined.
  3. Lying-in, time of giving birth
The state of being detained or held under guard, especially by the police:
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  1. The state of being detained or held under guard, especially by the police:
  2. Any significant restraint or control over a person’s freedom to ensure his or her presence at a hearing or trial in a criminal action.
  3. The control and care of a person or property, especially when granted by a court:
The act of keeping an individual imprisoned or in custody. The act of keeping an individual imprisoned or in custody.
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  1. The act of keeping an individual imprisoned or in custody. The act of keeping an individual imprisoned or in custody.
  2. A holding of a person in custody or confinement by authorities for political or military reasons.
  3. A keeping in custody; confinement
A child or legally incompetent person placed under the care of a guardian or court
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  1. A child or legally incompetent person placed under the care of a guardian or court
  2. A room in a hospital usually holding six or more patients.
  3. (Mormon Ch.) A local unit presided over by a bishop and two counselors
An authoritative command.
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  1. An authoritative command.
  2. An urgent request:
  3. An order, command, or request
A command or request
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  1. A command or request
  2. Bids considered as a group, as at an auction or in card games:
  3. That which one is bidden to do; a command.
The post where the person in command is stationed
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  1. The post where the person in command is stationed
  2. (Comput.) A request entered by means of a keyboard, mouse, etc. to have a particular function performed
  3. An order; direction; mandate
The act of commanding; exercise of authority.
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  1. The act of commanding; exercise of authority.
  2. Something that must be obeyed; a command or edict.
  3. An authoritative command or order; mandate; precept; specif., any of the Ten Commandments
A guiding principle:
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  1. A guiding principle:
  2. An authoritative command
  3. A guiding principle or requirement
(Music) A word, phrase, or sign showing how a note, passage, etc. is to be played
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  1. (Music) A word, phrase, or sign showing how a note, passage, etc. is to be played
  2. The management, supervision, or guidance of a group or operation:
  3. An authoritative order or command
An order or instruction, especially one issued by an authority.
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  1. An order or instruction, especially one issued by an authority.
  2. A general instruction or order issued authoritatively
(Law) A court order requiring a party to refrain from doing a particular act or to do a particular act.
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  1. (Law) A court order requiring a party to refrain from doing a particular act or to do a particular act.
  2. A writ or order from a court prohibiting a person or group from carrying out a given action, or ordering a given action to be done
  3. That which is enjoined; an order; a mandate; a decree; a command; a precept; a direction.
Imparted knowledge:
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  1. Imparted knowledge:
  2. An authoritative direction to be obeyed; an order:
  3. A command or order
An authoritative order or command, esp. a written one
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  1. An authoritative order or command, esp. a written one
  2. A court’s order directing a lower court or judicial officer to perform a particular action.
  3. The wishes of constituents expressed to a representative, legislature, etc., as through an election and regarded as an order
A command, direction, or instruction, usually backed by authority
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  1. A command, direction, or instruction, usually backed by authority
  2. A style of building:
  3. A sequence or arrangement of successive things:
Used euphemistically in combination with the initial letter of a term that is considered offensive or taboo or that one does not want to utter:
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  1. Used euphemistically in combination with the initial letter of a term that is considered offensive or taboo or that one does not want to utter:
  2. An assurance or promise; sworn intention:
  3. A command or direction; an order:
A charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party.
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  1. A charge of wrongdoing that is made against a person or other party.
  2. An act of accusing or the state of being accused.
  3. An accusing or being accused
The act of denouncing
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  1. The act of denouncing
  2. The act of denouncing; public menace or accusation; the act of inveighing against, stigmatizing, or publicly arraigning; arraignment.
  3. The reporting of a person to the authorities for possible criminal prosecution.
Something imputed, ascribed, or attributed.
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  1. Something imputed, ascribed, or attributed.
  2. The act of imputing or ascribing; attribution.