Vocabulary lesson 9

Definitions and samples

  • induce (v.) to persuade; to cause

- Everyone knows that chamomile tea can be used to induce sleep.

  • magnitude (n.) greatness in significance, size, or rank

- The size and magnitude of the attendance alone is mind-boggling.

  • utmost (n.) the greatest amount or level; maximum

(adj.) most extreme; greatest

- They deserve our utmost respect and recognition for simply making the Olympic team.

  • placate (v.) to pacify; to calm

- It took a lot to placate him but finally I did and promised I would print a correction and apology.

  • ascertain (v.) to find out definitely; to learn with certainty

- It would be appreciated if you would ascertain this information in a timely manner.

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