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to advocate

to advocate

/ˈædvəˌkeɪt/, /ˈædvəkət/
verb
to publicly support something
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I advocate for bringing awareness to that issue.

I am advocating also for many countries that this is an opportunity for the governments is a bit tricky.

Instead, police reform proponents have been advocating a shift towards the guardian mentality.

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to acknowledge

to acknowledge

/ækˈnɑɫɪdʒ/
verb
to accept something as true or real
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He acknowledged that this new restaurant system was a good business model.

And we acknowledge that this is what we need.

I've always acknowledged it.

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to assert

to assert

/əˈsɝt/
verb
to behave in a confident way to cause people to recognize one's authority or right
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But the substance of what you assert has a name, too.

And a proposition is true if it asserts a claim that corresponds to reality.

Remember: Locke asserted that secondary qualities are not objectively real.

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dispute

dispute

/dɪˈspjut/
noun
a strong disagreement, particularly one that lasts long
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The Korean prime minister went on record to say he was personally embarrassed by this dispute.

China and the U.S. have disputes over the source of the virus.

The trade dispute has affected Ford's business as well.

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to imply

to imply

/ˌɪmˈpɫaɪ/
verb
to suggest something is true or existent without saying it directly
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One Day Cricket started back in 1971 and as the name implies cricket matches conclude within a single day.

This implies that these dogs were seen as very close companions, even in death.

Though the Kono myth differs, and that implies that Death is the one constant in the universe.

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to justify

to justify

/ˈdʒəstəˌfaɪ/
verb
to prove or show that something is just or reasonable, usually something that others consider wrong
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Some faithful friends of Stalin even admitted to having disloyal thoughts if not deeds, which was adequate sin to justify execution.

Can it keep growing and generate enough sales to justify the high price of its stock?

"Redditors thought there was no situation "where that was justified. "

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to object

to object

/ˈɑbdʒɛkt/, /əbˈdʒɛkt/
verb
to express opposition, disagreement, or disapproval
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'I can do what I like, and I intend to stay with you, unless you object.

Slamming objects on tables.

And almost half of Hong Kongers object to the development.

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to outline

to outline

/ˈaʊtˌɫaɪn/
verb
to give a brief description of something excluding the details
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Early in the 1520s, Luther wrote tracts outlining his beliefs in greater detail.

Galton didn’t conduct his own twin studies, but he outlined what future research should look like.

Hedge turns his hand into a lockpick and outlines the challenge ahead.

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to question

to question

/ˈkwɛstʃən/, /ˈkwɛʃən/
verb
to have or express uncertainty about something
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Then he asked the people questions about themselves.

He answers questions that people ask, but doesn't understand the give-and-take of conversation.

Scientists had many questions about the brain.

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to debate

to debate

/dəˈbeɪt/
verb
to formally discuss a matter
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Classifying cannabis as a schedule I drug has been highly debated since then.

Analysts and industry watchers debate the reasons why Tesla is so dominant in EVs.

There is some debate about whether this is a good thing.

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discussion

discussion

/dɪˈskəʃən/
noun
a conversation with someone about a serious subject
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There's a big discussion happening on my Discord right now.

Let's have a discussion about the show.

RIKKI: Have discussions with them.

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drawback

drawback

/ˈdɹɔˌbæk/
noun
a disadvantage or the feature of a situation that makes it unacceptable
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The current state highlighted a few drawbacks.

The big drawback, I think, here, is that it isn't that comfortable.

However, diesel engines do have their drawbacks.

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evidence

evidence

/ˈɛvədəns/
noun
anything that proves the truth or validity of something, such as facts, objects, or signs
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They carefully label each piece of evidence as they collect it.

The collected evidence is then sent to a forensics laboratory.

Sometimes the evidence will even show why it took place; that is, the motive for the killing.

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proof

proof

/ˈpɹuf/
noun
information or evidence that proves the truth or existence of something
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Do I have exact proof?

I mean, I guess you could, like, provide proof.

I don't like the fact that people feel like they need to present proof.

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recital

recital

/ɹəˈsaɪtəɫ/
noun
the act or process of giving a long and detailed account of something
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This is, like, a recital.

She's played for a recital.

Nathan Johnson: I think watching the recitals is so important.

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drama

drama

/ˈdɹɑmə/
noun
a situation or event involving a lot of action and excitement, rooted in contrasting elements or forces
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Do we really need drama channels anymore?

MALE VOICE-OVER: This first diner overhears the drama right away.

It was a drama channel, maybe it was iDubbbz.

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amateur

amateur

/ˈæməˌtɝ/, /ˈæməˌtʃɝ/
adjective
lacking skill or not done in a professional way
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They roam the blood and lymph, looking for hijacked amateur body cells that are asking to be killed.

This was where the wealthy German businessman and amateur archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann came in.

Many fields do rely on amateur collectors.

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classical

classical

/ˈkɫæsɪkəɫ/
adjective
following a long-established and standard form, style or set of ideas
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Classical computer and other potential use comes from Wall Street.

One solution is to switch from classical rockets to electric spaceships.

Four classical bits can be in one of two to the power of four different configurations at a time.

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to assemble

to assemble

/əˈsɛmbəɫ/
verb
(of people) to gather in a place for a particular purpose
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Once the paintbrush is assembled, it needs to be branded and tested.

The classic officer's knife is assembled by machine at the factory.

Other editions are assembled by hand.

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to attend

to attend

/əˈtɛnd/
verb
to go to school, university, church, etc. periodically
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Spartan girls lived at home with their mothers as they attended school.

Do you wish you attended a residential school?

They attended this workshop and they were sitting, of course, in the way back.

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to broadcast

to broadcast

/ˈbɹɔdˌkæst/
verb
to cause something, especially a secret, to be known by a lot of people
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[Narrator] The company broadcasts live on Facebook.

They broadcast an IPO matches on India's Sony Macs TV channel.

Oysters reproduce by broadcasting their gametes into the ocean.

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to establish

to establish

/ɪˈstæbɫɪʃ/
verb
to prove the fact of a situation
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The body is subsequently taken away for a detailed examination that will establish the cause and time of the victim's death.

Philadelphia was carefully planned out by William Penn, who established the city in 1682.

it's never established at the very beginning that I'm deaf.

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to observe

to observe

/əbˈzɝv/
verb
to make a written or spoken remark
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Observing them closely, I felt very sure that he would soon marry this fine lady.

I had plenty of opportunities to observe St John and Miss Oliver together.

Sometimes I had the impression he was observing us.

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to organize

to organize

/ˈɔɹɡəˌnaɪz/
verb
to form a group of people with a particular purpose, especially a political cause
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Google began organizing its health initiatives under the name Google Health in 2018, and now it boasts over 500 employees.

She's like fantastic at organizing.

They're organizing the files and things in those spaces.

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to participate

to participate

/pɑɹˈtɪsəˌpeɪt/
verb
to become involved or take part in an event
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The hospital where the patient was treated must have chosen to participate in the program.

How many restaurants are participating?

Individual retail investors can also participate as long as it's approved by their brokerage.

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to resign

to resign

/ɹiˈsaɪn/, /ɹiˈzaɪn/, /ɹɪˈzaɪn/
verb
to officially announce one's departure from a job, position, etc.
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I think I've resigned myself to the fact that at some point, I'll get sick.

Several ERCOT board members and the public utility commissioner for the state also resigned.

He must resign from the Senate and face prosecution.

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encouragement

encouragement

/ɛnˈkɝɪdʒmənt/
noun
the act of supporting and giving someone confidence to do something
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I hope that gives you the encouragement that you need to go out and flourish and spread your wings.

That gives me the encouragement that this is economic today relative to mining.

While this encouragement is nice, you don’t want to be encouraged off a cliff.

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stimulus

stimulus

/ˈstɪmjəɫəs/
noun
something that encourages an activity or causes a reaction in a person or thing
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The 900 billion dollar stimulus package hadn't passed in time to avoid the lapse.

Not even the fiscal stimulus that people like Fed Chair Jerome Powell are requesting without the approval of Congress.

We essentially bought the Q3 recovery with stimulus checks and with boosted unemployment benefits.

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push

push

/ˈpʊʃ/
noun
a determined effort to achieve or do something
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she shouted angrily, and gave the sofa a violent push.

They pushed and pulled for a long time, and then they put the cupboard down. '

I jumped in and pushed it across the river with a long stick.

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