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To relate or refer to; concern:
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  1. To relate or refer to; concern:
  2. To consider, look upon (something) in a given way etc. [from 16th c.]
  3. To have relation to; concern; have reference to
To survey mentally; consider
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  1. To survey mentally; consider
  2. To think of (something) in a particular way; regard:
  3. To survey or study mentally; consider:
(TV) To traverse (a surface) rapidly and point by point with a beam of light or electrons in transmitting or reproducing the lights and shades of an image
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  1. (TV) To traverse (a surface) rapidly and point by point with a beam of light or electrons in transmitting or reproducing the lights and shades of an image
  2. To encode (text, for example) in digital format by means of an optical scanner.
  3. To pass (luggage, for example) through a detector at a security checkpoint in order to detect weapons or banned materials.
To examine or review (troops, etc.) officially
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  1. To examine or review (troops, etc.) officially
  2. To look at carefully; examine critically, esp. in order to detect flaws or errors
  3. To examine carefully and critically, especially for flaws.
To study or analyze an organic material.
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  1. To study or analyze an organic material.
  2. To test by carefully questioning in order to find out the knowledge, skill, qualifications, etc. of (a student, witness, job applicant, etc.)
  3. To study or analyze:
To regard; observe; pay attention to
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  1. To regard; observe; pay attention to
  2. To take notice of; observe:
  3. To mention; refer to; comment on
To serve as evidence of
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  1. To serve as evidence of
  2. To consider as an example. Often used in the imperative:
  3. To act as witness of, often, in proof thereof, signing a statement that one has done so
To examine something (especially written material) carefully and attentively
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  1. To examine something (especially written material) carefully and attentively
(Old Poet.) To appear
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  1. (Old Poet.) To appear
  2. To look closely and searchingly, or squint, as in trying to see more clearly
  3. To come in sight; to appear.
To raise, move, or force with a pry
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  1. To raise, move, or force with a pry
  2. To look or inquire closely, curiously, or impertinently:
  3. To obtain with effort or difficulty:
Used in the imperative for the purpose of calling attention.
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  1. Used in the imperative for the purpose of calling attention.
  2. To hold in view; look at; see; regard
To perform a study of; investigate:
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  1. To perform a study of; investigate:
  2. To apply oneself to learning, especially by reading:
  3. To pursue a course of study:
To look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely
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  1. To look at very carefully; examine closely; inspect minutely
  2. To examine something with great care.
  3. To audit accounts etc in order to verify them.
To examine for some specific purpose; inspect or consider carefully; review in detail
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  1. To examine for some specific purpose; inspect or consider carefully; review in detail
  2. To determine the location, form, or boundaries of (a tract of land) by measuring the lines and angles in accordance with the principles of geometry and trigonometry
  3. To look over the parts, features, or contents of; view broadly:
To watch or be present without participating actively:
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  1. To watch or be present without participating actively:
  2. To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice:
  3. To arrive at as a conclusion after study
To scan-read and check for errors.
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  1. To scan-read and check for errors.
  2. To give a brief visual inspection.
To examine and check (accounts, claims, etc.)
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  1. To examine and check (accounts, claims, etc.)
  2. To examine, verify, or correct the financial accounts of:
  3. To attend (a college course) simply to hear the lectures without receiving credit
To investigate by means of a chemical probe.
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  1. To investigate by means of a chemical probe.
  2. To penetrate or explore physically, especially with a probe, in order to find or discover something:
  3. To subject (a person) to questioning; interrogate.
To cut or pass through with or as if with a sharp instrument; stab or penetrate.
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  1. To cut or pass through with or as if with a sharp instrument; stab or penetrate.
  2. To affect sharply the senses or feelings of
  3. To pass into or through as a pointed instrument does; penetrate; stab
To reflect or consider with thoroughness and care.
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  1. To reflect or consider with thoroughness and care.
  2. To think about (something) with thoroughness and care.
  3. To weigh mentally; think deeply about; consider carefully
To think or say meditatively
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  1. To think or say meditatively
  2. To be absorbed in one's thoughts; engage in thought.
  3. To consider or say thoughtfully:
To picture in the mind; imagine.
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  1. To picture in the mind; imagine.
  2. To imagine (something not yet in existence); picture in the mind
To think carefully about (something), especially before making a decision;
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  1. To think carefully about (something), especially before making a decision;
  2. To show consideration for:
  3. (Archaic) To look at carefully; examine
(Obs.) To appear (to the eyes)
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  1. (Obs.) To appear (to the eyes)
  2. (Anatomy) The vertebrate organ of sight, composed of a pair of fluid-filled spherical structures that occupy the orbits of the skull. Incoming light is refracted by the cornea of the eye and transmitted through the pupil to the lens, which focuses the image onto the retina.
  3. To look at:
To have an appearance of conformity with:
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  1. To have an appearance of conformity with:
  2. To try to see or find something; search
  3. To seem or appear to be:
To think of (something) in a particular way; regard:
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  1. To think of (something) in a particular way; regard:
  2. To survey or study mentally; consider:
  3. To look at, examine, or inspect:
(Idiomatic) to consider, to ponder
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To think seriously and deeply (about); ponder; meditate; consider
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  1. To think seriously and deeply (about); ponder; meditate; consider
To think or deem to be; regard as:
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  1. To think or deem to be; regard as:
  2. To show consideration for:
  3. To regard as; think to be
To think or consider carefully and fully; esp., to consider reasons for and against a thing in order to make up one's mind
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  1. To think or consider carefully and fully; esp., to consider reasons for and against a thing in order to make up one's mind
  2. To consider (a matter) carefully and often slowly, as by weighing alternatives.
  3. To consider carefully
To hold the attention of (someone) with something amusing or diverting.
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  1. To hold the attention of (someone) with something amusing or diverting.
  2. To give hospitality to guests
  3. To allow oneself to think about; have in mind; consider
To contrive, devise, or invent by such thought
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  1. To contrive, devise, or invent by such thought
  2. To consider or think (something) out carefully and thoroughly.
To engage in meditation regarding (a religious mystery, for example).
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  1. To engage in meditation regarding (a religious mystery, for example).
  2. To engage in focused thought on scriptural passages or on particular doctrines or mysteries of a religion, especially Christianity.
  3. To think deeply and continuously; reflect; muse
To ruminate; ponder:
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  1. To ruminate; ponder:
  2. To heat and spice (wine, for example).
  3. To think about extensively; ponder.
To be absorbed in one's thoughts; engage in thought.
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  1. To be absorbed in one's thoughts; engage in thought.
  2. To consider or say thoughtfully:
  3. To think or say meditatively
To reflect or consider with thoroughness and care.
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  1. To reflect or consider with thoroughness and care.
  2. To think about (something) with thoroughness and care.
  3. To weigh mentally; think deeply about; consider carefully
(Intransitive) To think seriously; to ponder or consider.
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  1. (Intransitive) To think seriously; to ponder or consider.
  2. To give something back, as light or sound:
  3. To think seriously.
To cause to travel in a circle or orbit
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  1. To cause to travel in a circle or orbit
  2. To turn on an axis; rotate.
  3. To be oriented (around or about something regarded as a center)
To chew (the cud), as a cow does
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  1. To chew (the cud), as a cow does
  2. To reflect on over and over again.
  3. To turn (something) over in the mind; meditate (on)
To give attention, thought, or consideration to
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  1. To give attention, thought, or consideration to
  2. To perform a study of; investigate:
  3. To read (a book, lesson, etc.) so as to know and understand it
To consider or weigh an idea:
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  1. To consider or weigh an idea:
  2. To allow oneself to consider
  3. To reason about or reflect on; ponder:
(Idiomatic) To ponder or reflect on a subject.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To ponder or reflect on a subject.
To fully consider an action, and understand all its consequences.
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  1. To fully consider an action, and understand all its consequences.
(Sports) To give up control (of the ball and thus the ability to score).
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  1. (Sports) To give up control (of the ball and thus the ability to score).
  2. To flip over; to rotate uppermost to bottom.
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see turn,"Ž over.
  1. (Naut.) weigh anchor (see phrase under anchor)
  2. To balance or ponder in the mind; consider in order to make a choice
  3. To consider and choose carefully
To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group:
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  1. To direct toward or intend for a particular goal or group:
  2. To determine a course or direct an effort:
  3. To try or intend (to do or be something)
To plan to do; purpose; intend
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  1. To plan to do; purpose; intend
  2. To conceive or fashion in the mind; invent:
  3. To form (plans, etc.) in the mind; contrive
To mean (something) to be or be used (for); design; destine
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  1. To mean (something) to be or be used (for); design; destine
  2. To have in mind for a particular use:
  3. To have a design or purpose in mind.
To intend or design for a certain person or purpose
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  1. To intend or design for a certain person or purpose
  2. To have in mind; intend; purpose
  3. To have a purpose or intention in mind
To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend:
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  1. To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend:
  2. To formulate a scheme or program for the accomplishment, enactment, or attainment of:
  3. To have in mind as a project or purpose
To be effective in the projection of one's voice, ideas, etc.
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  1. To be effective in the projection of one's voice, ideas, etc.
  2. To get (ideas, feelings, one's presence, etc.) across to others effectively
  3. To attribute one's own emotion or motive, for example, to someone else unconsciously in order to avoid anxiety or guilt.
To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest:
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  1. To put forward for consideration, discussion, or adoption; suggest:
  2. To make known as one's intention; purpose or intend:
  3. To purpose, plan, or intend
To intend or resolve:
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  1. To intend or resolve:
  2. To intend, resolve, or plan
  3. Have set as one's purpose; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan.
To identify or treat as the object of action, criticism, or change:
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  1. To identify or treat as the object of action, criticism, or change:
  2. To establish as a target, goal, etc.
  3. To design for or direct toward a specific object or audience:
To take notice; give heed:
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  1. To take notice; give heed:
  2. (Regional) To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
  3. (--- Upper Southern US) To have in mind as a goal or purpose; intend.
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