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Verbs that start with A

Verbs that start with A

Verbs are things you do. Action words!
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Ais forAbandon

You abandon something when you completely leave it alone. You can abandon a place, a person, a project or many other things. Abandon might also mean that you give up all your restraint and self-control, for example "She abandoned herself to the music".
An abbreviation of the phrase et cetera.
Abbreviate means to shorten a word or phrase. For example, the phrase et cetera is abbreviated to etc.

Ais forAbsorb

To absorb means to take in or soak up. Things like sponges are absorbent.

Ais forAccept

Accept means to approve of or receive something. For example, you can accept or reject a phone call.

Ais forAchieve

Achieve means to complete or accomplish a task or goal successfully. A team works together to achieve more than each member of the team could do individually.

Ais forAdmire

Admire means that you really like something. You may admire your teacher, which means you respect and look up to him or her. Parents often admire their children, which means they feel a lot of affection and approval for them.
Man adores Audrey Hepburn

Ais forAdore

When you adore someone or something it means you have a high level of respect, admiration or love for that person or thing. For example, the man in the picture adores Audrey Hepburn because she was a great actress.

Ais forAdorn

Adorn means to make a person or thing more attractive by adding something beautiful to it. People often adorn themselves with jewelry. The statue in the picture has been adorned with flowers.
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Ais forAim

You aim something that fires a projectile by pointing it so the projectile will hit a target. You can also aim for a more abstract goal, like you can aim to lose five pounds by Christmas.
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Ais forAlight

Alight can have many different meanings. It might mean something that is on fire. It might also mean you are getting off something after it has stopped moving, like a horse or a train. It could also mean you are coming onto something after a flight, as in "see the bird alight on that branch".