Definitions and samples
attract (v.) to draw by appeal
- The new advertising attracts the wrong kind of customer into the store.
compare (v.) to examine similarities and differences
- Once the customer compared the two products, her choice was easy.
competition (n.) a contest or struggle
- The company has decided not to join the growing competition for dominance in the semiconductor market.
consume (v.) to absorb; to use up
- This printer consumes more toner than the downstairs printer.
convince (v.) to bring to believe by argument; to persuade
- The salesman convinced his customer to buy his entire inventory of pens.