Vocabulary lesson 62

  • determine (v.) to find out; to influence

- After reading the contract, I was still unable to determine if our company was liable for back wages.

  • engage (v.) participate; involve

- Before engaging in a new business, it is important to do thorough research.

  • establish (v.) to institute permanently; to bring about

- The merger of the two companies established a powerful new corporation.

  • obligate (v.) to bind legally or morally

- The contractor was obligated by the contract to work 40 hours a week.

  • resolve (v.) to deal with successfully; to declare

- The mediator was able to resolve the problem to everyone's satisfaction.

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