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condole
  • v  express one's sympathetic grief, on the occasion of someone's death
    You must condole the widow
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condone
  • v  excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with
    She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities
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confabulate
  • v  unconsciously replace fact with fantasy in one's memory
  • v  talk socially without exchanging too much information
  • v  have a conference in order to talk something over
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confer
  • v  have a conference in order to talk something over
    We conferred about a plan of action
  • v  present
    The university conferred a degree on its most famous former student, who never graduated
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confess
  • v  confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure
  • v  admit (to a wrongdoing)
    She confessed that she had taken the money
  • v  confess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith
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confide
  • v  reveal in private; tell confidentially
  • v  confer a trust upon
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configure
  • v  set up for a particular purpose
    configure my new computer
    configure a plane for a combat mission
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confine
  • v  place limits on (extent or access)
  • v  restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
  • v  prevent from leaving or from being removed
  • v  close in; darkness enclosed him"
  • v  deprive of freedom; take into confinement
  • v  to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement
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confirm
  • v  establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
    his story confirmed my doubts
  • v  strengthen or make more firm
    The witnesses confirmed the victim's account
  • v  make more firm
  • v  support a person for a position
    The Senate confirmed the President's candidate for Secretary of Defense
  • v  administer the rite of confirmation to
    the children were confirmed in their mother's faith
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conflagrate
  • v  cause to start burning
  • v  start to burn or burst into flames
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conform
  • v  be similar, be in line with
  • v  adapt or conform oneself to new or different conditions
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conform_to
  • v  satisfy a condition or restriction
  • v  observe
  • v  behave in accordance or in agreement with
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confound
  • v  be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
  • v  mistake one thing for another
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confront
  • v  oppose, as in hostility or a competition
    You must confront your opponent
    The two enemies finally confronted each other
  • v  deal with (something unpleasant) head on
    You must confront your problems
  • v  present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize
    We confronted him with the evidence
  • v  be face to face with
    The child screamed when he confronted the man in the Halloween costume
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confuse
  • v  mistake one thing for another
  • v  be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
    These questions confuse even the experts
  • v  cause to feel embarrassment
    The constant attention of the young man confused her
  • v  assemble without order or sense
  • v  make unclear, indistinct, or blurred
    Her remarks confused the debate
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