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improve
  • v  to make better
    The editor improved the manuscript with his changes
  • v  get better
    The weather improved toward evening
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improvise
  • v  perform without preparation
  • v  manage in a makeshift way; do with whatever is at hand
    after the hurricane destroyed our house, we had to improvise for weeks
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impute
  • v  attribute or credit to
    People impute great cleverness to cats
  • v  attribute (responsibility or fault) to a cause or source
    The teacher imputed the student's failure to his nervousness
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inactivate
  • v  release from military service or remove from the active list of military service
  • v  make inactive
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inaugurate
  • v  commence officially
  • v  open ceremoniously or dedicate formally
  • v  be a precursor of
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incandesce
  • v  cause to become incandescent or glow
    the lamp was incandesced
  • v  become incandescent or glow with heat
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incapacitate
  • v  make unable to perform a certain action
  • v  injure permanently
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incarcerate
  • v  lock up or confine, in or as in a jail
    the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life
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incinerate
  • v  become reduced to ashes
    The paper incinerated quickly
  • v  cause to undergo combustion
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incite
  • v  give an incentive for action
  • v  provoke or stir up
    incite a riot
  • v  urge on; cause to act
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inclose
  • v  surround completely
  • v  introduce
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include
  • v  have as a part, be made up out of
    The list includes the names of many famous writers
  • v  consider as part of something
    I include you in the list of culprits
  • v  add as part of something else; put in as part of a set, group, or category
    We must include this chemical element in the group
  • v  allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of
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inconvenience oneself
  • v  take the trouble to do something; concern oneself
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