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to invest

to invest

/ˌɪnˈvɛst/
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to buy houses, shares, lands, etc. with the hope of gaining a profit

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to occur

to occur

/əˈkɝ/
verb
to come to be or to happen

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to perform

to perform

/pɝˈfɔɹm/
verb
to do a task, a piece of work, etc.

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to handle

to handle

/ˈhændəɫ/
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to deal with a situation or problem successfully

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to deliver

to deliver

/dɪˈɫɪvɝ/
verb
to bring and give a letter, package, etc. to a specific person or place

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to expand

to expand

/ɪkˈspænd/
verb
to become or make something greater in quantity, importance, or size

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to reveal

to reveal

/ɹiˈviɫ/, /ɹɪˈviɫ/
verb
to bring into light some information that was previously unknown or kept in secrecy

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to measure

to measure

/ˈmɛʒɝ/
verb
to find out the exact size or amount of something or someone

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to seek

to seek

/ˈsik/
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to try to find something or someone

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to point

to point

/ˈpɔɪnt/
verb
to show the place or direction of someone or something by holding out a finger or an object

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to determine

to determine

/dəˈtɝmən/, /dɪˈtɝmən/
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to find out and confirm the facts about something through calculation or research

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to repeat

to repeat

/ɹiˈpit/, /ɹɪˈpit/
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to say, write or do something again

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to struggle

to struggle

/ˈstɹəɡəɫ/
verb
to put a great deal of effort into doing something, although it is extremely hard
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Don't struggle, Jane, like a wild restless bird!' '

I had been struggling with tears for some time and now I let them flow freely.

Not really struggling with accessibility.

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to present

to present

/ˈpɹɛzənt/, /pɝˈzɛnt/, /pɹiˈzɛnt/
verb
to show, offer, or provide something for others to consider or look at
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They present a challenge to scientists, who want to study them without further isolating them from normal society.

The clients differ mainly in how they choose to present the data.

and they wanted me to present for ten minutes.

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to sign

to sign

/ˈsaɪn/
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to write one's name on something such as a check, letter, etc. for people to recognize it

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to train

to train

/ˈtɹeɪn/
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to teach a specific skill or a type of behavior to a person or an animal by exercise and instruction over time

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to mail

to mail

/ˈmeɪɫ/
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to send a letter or package by post

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to gain

to gain

/ˈɡeɪn/
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to obtain or achieve something that is needed or desired
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The de Vere theory gained a lot of support after 1991.

I don't know if it's really gained in size.

So we're going to set up our 3:1 mechanical advantage just to gain a little bit of force.

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to maintain

to maintain

/meɪnˈteɪn/
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to make something stay in the same state or condition
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The gavel that judges rap to convene court and maintain order is another such symbol of authority.

The soil surrounding the plant roots helps the plants maintain a vertical growth pattern.

Soil is not needed if another method is used to maintain a plant's vertical growth pattern.

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to define

to define

/dɪˈfaɪn/
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to say the meaning of an expression or word, particularly in a dictionary

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to remind

to remind

/ɹiˈmaɪnd/
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to make someone remember something that was probably forgotten

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to mix

to mix

/ˈmɪks/
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to combine different substances together to form one substance

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to surprise

to surprise

/səˈpɹaɪz/, /sɝˈpɹaɪz/
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to make someone feel mildly shocked

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to encourage

to encourage

/ɛnˈkɝɪdʒ/, /ɪnˈkɝədʒ/
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to provide someone with support, hope, or confidence

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to retire

to retire

/ˌɹiˈtaɪɝ/, /ɹiˈtaɪɹ/, /ɹɪˈtaɪɹ/
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to leave one's job and stop working, usually on reaching a certain age

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