Cabin (v. t.) To confine in, or as in, a cabin.
Cable (v. t.) To fasten with a cable.
Cable (v. t.) To ornament with cabling. See Cabling.
Cabob (v. t.) To roast, as a cabob.
Cade (v. t.) To bring up or nourish by hand, or with tenderness; to coddle; to tame.
Cadence (v. t.) To regulate by musical measure.
Cadger (v. t.) A packman or itinerant huckster.
Cadger (v. t.) One who gets his living by trickery or begging.
Caftan (v. t.) To clothe with a caftan.
Calcify (v. t.) To make stony or calcareous by the deposit or secretion of salts of lime.
Calcimine (v. t.) To wash or cover with calcimine; as, to calcimine walls.
Calendar (v. t.) To enter or write in a calendar; to register.
Calk (v. t.) To drive tarred oakum into the seams between the planks of (a ship, boat, etc.), to prevent leaking. The calking is completed by smearing the seams with melted pitch.
Calk (v. t.) To make an indentation in the edge of a metal plate, as along a seam in a steam boiler or an iron ship, to force the edge of the upper plate hard against the lower and so fill the crevice.
Calk (v. t.) To copy, as a drawing, by rubbing the back of it with red or black chalk, and then passing a blunt style or needle over the
Call (v. t.) To command or request to come or be present; to summon; as, to call a servant.
Call (v. t.) To summon to the discharge of a particular duty; to designate for an office, or employment, especially of a religious character; — often used of a divine summons; as, to be called to the ministry; sometimes, to invite; as, to call a minister to be the pastor of a church.
Call (v. t.) To invite or command to meet; to convoke; — often with together; as, the President called Congress together; to appoint and summon; as, to call a meeting of the Board of Aldermen.
Call (v. t.) To give name to; to name; to address, or speak of, by a specifed name.
Call (v. t.) To regard or characterize as of a certain kind; to denominate; to designate.
Call (v. t.) To state, or estimate, approximately or loosely; to characterize without strict regard to fact; as, they call the distance ten miles; he called it a full day’s work.
Call (v. t.) To show or disclose the class, character, or nationality of.
Call (v. t.) To utter in a loud or distinct voice; — often with off; as, to call, or call off, the items of an account; to call the roll of a military company.
Call (v. t.) To invoke; to appeal to.
Call (v. t.) To rouse from sleep; to awaken.
Calque (v. t.) See 2d Calk, v. t.
Calumniate (v. t.) To accuse falsely and maliciously of a crime or offense, or of something disreputable; to slander; to libel.
Calvinize (v. t.) To convert to Calvinism.
Camber (v. t.) To cut bend to an upward curve; to construct, as a deck, with an upward curve.
Camp (v. t.) To afford rest or lodging for, as an army or travelers.
Camphor (v. t.) To impregnate or wash with camphor; to camphorate.
Camphorate (v. t.) To impregnate or treat with camphor.
Can (v. t.) To preserve by putting in sealed cans
Cancellate (v. t.) Consisting of a network of veins, without intermediate parenchyma, as the leaves of certain plants; latticelike.
Cancellate (v. t.) Having the surface coveres with raised
Cancelli (v. t.) An interwoven or latticed wall or inclosure; latticework, rails, or crossbars, as around the bar of a court of justice, between the chancel and the nave of a church, or in a window.
Cancelli (v. t.) The interlacing osseous plates constituting the elastic porous tissue of certain parts of the bones, esp. in their articular extremities.
Candy (v. t.) To conserve or boil in sugar; as, to candy fruits; to candy ginger.
Candy (v. t.) To make sugar crystals of or in; to form into a mass resembling candy; as, to candy sirup.
Candy (v. t.) To incrust with sugar or with candy, or with that which resembles sugar or candy.
Candy (v. t.) A more or less solid article of confectionery made by boiling sugar or molasses to the desired consistency, and than crystallizing, molding, or working in the required shape. It is often flavored or colored, and sometimes contains fruit, nuts, etc.
Cane (v. t.) To beat with a cane.
Cane (v. t.) To make or furnish with cane or rattan; as, to cane chairs.
Canker (v. t.) To affect as a canker; to eat away; to corrode; to consume.
Canker (v. t.) To infect or pollute; to corrupt.
Cannonade (v. t.) To attack with heavy artillery; to batter with cannon shot.
Canonize (v. t.) To declare (a deceased person) a saint; to put in the catalogue of saints; as, Thomas a Becket was canonized.
Canonize (v. t.) To glorify; to exalt to the highest honor.
Canonize (v. t.) To rate as inspired; to include in the canon.
Canopy (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, a canopy.
Cant (v. t.) To inc
Cant (v. t.) To give a sudden turn or new direction to; as, to cant round a stick of timber; to cant a football.
Cant (v. t.) To cut off an angle from, as from a square piece of timber, or from the head of a bolt.
Cant (v. t.) to sell by auction, or bid a price at a sale by auction.
Canter (v. t.) To cause, as a horse, to go at a canter; to ride (a horse) at a canter.
Cantle (v. t.) To cut in pieces; to cut out from.
Cap (v. t.) To cover with a cap, or as with a cap; to provide with a cap or cover; to cover the top or end of; to place a cap upon the proper part of; as, to cap a post; to cap a gun.
Cap (v. t.) To deprive of cap.
Cap (v. t.) To complete; to crown; to bring to the highest point or consummation; as, to cap the climax of absurdity.
Cap (v. t.) To salute by removing the cap.
Cap (v. t.) To match; to mate in contest; to furnish a complement to; as, to cap text; to cap proverbs.
Capacify (v. t.) To quality.
Capacitate (v. t.) To render capable; to enable; to qualify.
Caparison (v. t.) To cover with housings, as a horse; to harness or fit out with decorative trappings, as a horse.
Caparison (v. t.) To aborn with rich dress; to dress.
Caperclaw (v. t.) To treat with cruel playfulness, as a cat treats a mouse; to abuse.
Capitalize (v. t.) To convert into capital, or to use as capital.
Capitalize (v. t.) To compute, appraise, or assess the capital value of (a patent right, an annuity, etc.)
Capitalize (v. t.) To print in capital letters, or with an initial capital.
Capitulate (v. t.) To surrender or transfer, as an army or a fortress, on certain conditions.
Capoch (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, a hood; hence, to hoodwink or blind.
Capon (v. t.) To castrate; to make a capon of.
Caponize (v. t.) To castrate, as a fowl.
Capot (v. t.) To win all the tricks from, in playing at piquet.
Captain (v. t.) To act as captain of; to lead.
Captivate (v. t.) To take prisoner; to capture; to subdue.
Captivate (v. t.) To acquire ascendancy over by reason of some art or attraction; to fascinate; to charm; as, Cleopatra captivated Antony; the orator captivated all hearts.
Captive (v. t.) To take prisoner; to capture.
Capture (v. t.) To seize or take possession of by force, surprise, or stratagem; to overcome and hold; to secure by effort.
Carbolize (v. t.) To apply carbolic acid to; to wash or treat with carbolic acid.
Carbonado (v. t.) Alt. of Carbonade
Carbonade (v. t.) To cut (meat) across for frying or broiling; to cut or slice and broil.
Carbonade (v. t.) To cut or hack, as in fighting.
Carbone (v. t.) To broil. [Obs.] “We had a calf’s head carboned”.
Carbonize (v. t.) To convert (an animal or vegetable substance) into a residue of carbon by the action of fire or some corrosive agent; to char.
Carbonize (v. t.) To impregnate or combine with carbon, as in making steel by cementation.
Carburet (v. t.) To combine or to impregnate with carbon, as by passing through or over a liquid hydrocarbon; to carbonize or carburize.
Carburize (v. t.) To combine with carbon or a carbon compound; — said esp. of a process for conferring a higher degree of illuminating power on combustible gases by mingling them with a vapor of volatile hydrocarbons.
Card (v. t.) To comb with a card; to cleanse or disentangle by carding; as, to card wool; to card a horse.
Card (v. t.) To clean or clear, as if by using a card.
Card (v. t.) To mix or mingle, as with an inferior or weaker article.
Cardinalize (v. t.) To exalt to the office of a cardinal.
Carding (v. t.) A roll of wool or other fiber as it comes from the carding machine.
Careen (v. t.) To cause (a vessel) to lean over so that she floats on one side, leaving the other side out of water and accessible for repairs below the water
Caricature (v. t.) An exaggeration, or distortion by exaggeration, of parts or characteristics, as in a picture.
Caricature (v. t.) A picture or other figure or description in which the peculiarities of a person or thing are so exaggerated as to appear ridiculous; a burlesque; a parody.
Caricature (v. t.) To make or draw a caricature of; to represent with ridiculous exaggeration; to burlesque.
Cark (v. t.) To vex; to worry; to make by anxious care or worry.
Carnalize (v. t.) To make carnal; to debase to carnality.
Carol (v. t.) To praise or celebrate in song.
Carol (v. t.) To sing, especially with joyful notes.
Carouse (v. t.) To drink up; to drain; to drink freely or jovially.
Carp (v. t.) To say; to tell.
Carp (v. t.) To find fault with; to censure.
Carpet (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, a carpet; to spread with carpets; to furnish with a carpet or carpets.
Carry (v. t.) To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; — often with away or off.
Carry (v. t.) To have or hold as a burden, while moving from place to place; to have upon or about one’s person; to bear; as, to carry a wound; to carry an unborn child.
Carry (v. t.) To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide.
Carry (v. t.) To transfer from one place (as a country, book, or column) to another; as, to carry the war from Greece into Asia; to carry an account to the ledger; to carry a number in adding figures.
Carry (v. t.) To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten miles farther.
Carry (v. t.) To bear or uphold successfully through conflict, as a leader or principle; hence, to succeed in, as in a contest; to bring to a successful issue; to win; as, to carry an election.
Carry (v. t.) To get possession of by force; to capture.
Carry (v. t.) To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of ; to show or exhibit; to imply.
Carry (v. t.) To bear (one’s self); to behave, to conduct or demean; — with the reflexive pronouns.
Carry (v. t.) To bear the charges or burden of holding or having, as stocks, merchandise, etc., from one time to another; as, a merchant is carrying a large stock; a farm carries a mortgage; a broker carries stock for a customer; to carry a life insurance.
Cart (v. t.) To carry or convey in a cart.
Cart (v. t.) To expose in a cart by way of punishment.
Cartel (v. t.) To defy or challenge.
Carve (v. t.) To cut.
Carve (v. t.) To cut, as wood, stone, or other material, in an artistic or decorative manner; to sculpture; to engrave.
Carve (v. t.) To make or shape by cutting, sculpturing, or engraving; to form; as, to carve a name on a tree.
Carve (v. t.) To cut into small pieces or slices, as meat at table; to divide for distribution or apportionment; to apportion.
Carve (v. t.) To cut: to hew; to mark as if by cutting.
Carve (v. t.) To take or make, as by cutting; to provide.
Carve (v. t.) To lay out; to contrive; to design; to plan.
Case (v. t.) To cover or protect with, or as with, a case; to inclose.
Case (v. t.) To strip the skin from; as, to case a box.
Caseharden (v. t.) To subject to a process which converts the surface of iron into steel.
Caseharden (v. t.) To render insensible to good influences.
Cash (v. t.) To pay, or to receive, cash for; to exchange for money; as, cash a note or an order.
Cash (v. t.) To disband.
Cashier (v. t.) To dismiss or discard; to discharge; to dismiss with ignominy from military service or from an office or place of trust.
Cashier (v. t.) To put away or reject; to disregard.
Cask (v. t.) To put into a cask.
Casket (v. t.) To put into, or preserve in, a casket.
Cass (v. t.) To render useless or void; to annul; to reject; to send away.
Cassate (v. t.) To render void or useless; to vacate or annul.
Cast (v. t.) To send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to impel.
Cast (v. t.) To direct or turn, as the eyes.
Cast (v. t.) To drop; to deposit; as, to cast a ballot.
Cast (v. t.) To throw down, as in wrestling.
Cast (v. t.) To throw up, as a mound, or rampart.
Cast (v. t.) To throw off; to eject; to shed; to lose.
Cast (v. t.) To bring forth prematurely; to slink.
Cast (v. t.) To throw out or emit; to exhale.
Cast (v. t.) To cause to fall; to shed; to reflect; to throw; as, to cast a ray upon a screen; to cast light upon a subject.
Cast (v. t.) To impose; to bestow; to rest.
Cast (v. t.) To dismiss; to discard; to cashier.
Cast (v. t.) To compute; to reckon; to calculate; as, to cast a horoscope.
Cast (v. t.) To contrive; to plan.
Cast (v. t.) To defeat in a lawsuit; to decide against; to convict; as, to be cast in damages.
Cast (v. t.) To turn (the balance or scale); to overbalance; hence, to make preponderate; to decide; as, a casting voice.
Cast (v. t.) To form into a particular shape, by pouring liquid metal or other material into a mold; to fashion; to found; as, to cast bells, stoves, bullets.
Cast (v. t.) To stereotype or electrotype.
Cast (v. t.) To fix, distribute, or allot, as the parts of a play among actors; also to assign (an actor) for a part.
Castigate (v. t.) To punish by stripes; to chastise by blows; to chasten; also, to chastise verbally; to reprove; to criticise severely.
Castigate (v. t.) To emend; to correct.
Castrate (v. t.) To deprive of the testicles; to emasculate; to geld; to alter.
Castrate (v. t.) To cut or take out; esp. to remove anything erroneous, or objectionable from, as the obscene parts of a writing; to expurgate.
Cat (v. t.) To bring to the cathead; as, to cat an anchor. See Anchor.
Catalogize (v. t.) To insert in a catalogue; to register; to catalogue.
Catalogue (v. t.) To make a list or catalogue; to insert in a catalogue.
Catch (v. t.) To lay hold on; to seize, especially with the hand; to grasp (anything) in motion, with the effect of holding; as, to catch a ball.
Catch (v. t.) To seize after pursuing; to arrest; as, to catch a thief.
Catch (v. t.) To take captive, as in a snare or net, or on a hook; as, to catch a bird or fish.
Catch (v. t.) Hence: To insnare; to entangle.
Catch (v. t.) To seize with the senses or the mind; to apprehend; as, to catch a melody.
Catch (v. t.) To communicate to; to fasten upon; as, the fire caught the adjoining building.
Catch (v. t.) To engage and attach; to please; to charm.
Catch (v. t.) To get possession of; to attain.
Catch (v. t.) To take or receive; esp. to take by sympathy, contagion, infection, or exposure; as, to catch the spirit of an occasion; to catch the measles or smallpox; to catch cold; the house caught fire.
Catch (v. t.) To come upon unexpectedly or by surprise; to find; as, to catch one in the act of stealing.
Catch (v. t.) To reach in time; to come up with; as, to catch a train.
Catechise (v. t.) To instruct by asking questions, receiving answers, and offering explanations and corrections, — esp. in regard to points of religious faith.
Catechise (v. t.) To question or interrogate; to examine or try by questions; — sometimes with a view to reproof, by eliciting from a person answers which condemn his own conduct.
Catechize (v. t.) See Catechise.
Categorize (v. t.) To insert in a category or list; to class; to catalogue.
Catenate (v. t.) To connect, in a series of links or ties; to chain.
Cater (v. t.) To cut diagonally.
Catheterize (v. t.) To operate on with a catheter.
Catstitch (v. t.) To fold and sew down the edge of with a coarse zigzag stitch.
Caudle (v. t.) To make into caudle.
Caudle (v. t.) Too serve as a caudle to; to refresh.
Cauterize (v. t.) To burn or sear with a cautery or caustic.
Cauterize (v. t.) To sear, as the conscience.
Caution (v. t.) To give notice of danger to; to warn; to exhort [one] to take heed.
Cavil (v. t.) To cavil at.
Cease (v. t.) To put a stop to; to bring to an end.
Cede (v. t.) To yield or surrender; to give up; to resign; as, to cede a fortress, a province, or country, to another nation, by treaty.
Ceil (v. t.) To overlay or cover the inner side of the roof of; to furnish with a ceiling; as, to ceil a room.
Ceil (v. t.) To
Ceiling (v. t.) The inside lining of a room overhead; the under side of the floor above; the upper surface opposite to the floor.
Ceiling (v. t.) The lining or finishing of any wall or other surface, with plaster, thin boards, etc.; also, the work when done.
Ceiling (v. t.) The inner planking of a vessel.
Celebrate (v. t.) To extol or honor in a solemn manner; as, to celebrate the name of the Most High.
Celebrate (v. t.) To honor by solemn rites, by ceremonies of joy and respect, or by refraining from ordinary business; to observe duly; to keep; as, to celebrate a birthday.
Celebrate (v. t.) To perform or participate in, as a sacrament or solemn rite; to solemnize; to perform with appropriate rites; as, to celebrate a marriage.
Celestialize (v. t.) To make celestial.
Celestify (v. t.) To make like heaven.
Cell (v. t.) To place or inclose in a cell.
Celticize (v. t.) To render Celtic; to assimilate to the Celts.
Cense (v. t.) To perfume with odors from burning gums and spices.
Center (v. t.) Alt. of Centre
Centre (v. t.) To place or fix in the center or on a central point.
Centre (v. t.) To collect to a point; to concentrate.
Centre (v. t.) To form a recess or indentation for the reception of a center.
Centralize (v. t.) To draw or bring to a center point; to gather into or about a center; to bring into one system, or under one control.
Centuple (v. t.) To increase a hundredfold.
Centuriate (v. t.) To divide into hundreds.
Cere (v. t.) To wax; to cover or close with wax.
Certificate (v. t.) To verify or vouch for by certificate.
Certificate (v. t.) To furnish with a certificate; as, to certificate the captain of a vessel; a certificated teacher.
Certify (v. t.) To give cetain information to; to assure; to make certain.
Certify (v. t.) To give certain information of; to make certain, as a fact; to verify.
Certify (v. t.) To testify to in writing; to make a declaration concerning, in writing, under hand, or hand and seal.
Cess (v. t.) To rate; to tax; to assess.
Cessment (v. t.) An assessment or tax.
Cessor (v. t.) An assessor.
Chace (v. t.) To pursue. See Chase v. t.
Chafe (v. t.) To excite heat in by friction; to rub in order to stimulate and make warm.
Chafe (v. t.) To excite passion or anger in; to fret; to irritate.
Chafe (v. t.) To fret and wear by rubbing; as, to chafe a cable.
Chafery (v. t.) An open furnace or forge, in which blooms are heated before being wrought into bars.
Chaff (v. t.) To make fun of; to turn into ridicule by addressing in ironical or bantering language; to quiz.
Chaffer (v. t.) To buy or sell; to trade in.
Chaffer (v. t.) To exchange; to bandy, as words.
Chaffern (v. t.) A vessel for heating water.
Chafing (v. t.) The act of rubbing, or wearing by friction; making by rubbing.
Chain (v. t.) To fasten, bind, or connect with a chain; to fasten or bind securely, as with a chain; as, to chain a bulldog.
Chain (v. t.) To keep in slavery; to enslave.
Chain (v. t.) To unite closely and strongly.
Chain (v. t.) To measure with the chain.
Chain (v. t.) To protect by drawing a chain across, as a harbor.
Chair (v. t.) To place in a chair.
Chair (v. t.) To carry publicly in a chair in triumph.
Chalk (v. t.) To rub or mark with chalk.
Chalk (v. t.) To manure with chalk, as land.
Chalk (v. t.) To make white, as with chalk; to make pale; to bleach.
Cham (v. t.) To chew.
Chamber (v. t.) To shut up, as in a chamber.
Chamber (v. t.) To furnish with a chamber; as, to chamber a gun.
Chameleonize (v. t.) To change into various colors.
Chamfer (v. t.) To cut a furrow in, as in a column; to groove; to channel; to flute.
Chamfer (v. t.) To make a chamfer on.
Champ (v. t.) To bite with repeated action of the teeth so as to be heard.
Champ (v. t.) To bite into small pieces; to crunch.
Champion (v. t.) To furnish with a champion; to attend or defend as champion; to support or maintain; to protect.
Chance (v. t.) To take the chances of; to venture upon; — usually with it as object.
Chance (v. t.) To befall; to happen to.
Chancel (v. t.) That part of a church, reserved for the use of the clergy, where the altar, or communion table, is placed.
Chancel (v. t.) All that part of a cruciform church which is beyond the
Change (v. t.) To alter; to make different; to cause to pass from one state to another; as, to change the position, character, or appearance of a thing; to change the countenance.
Change (v. t.) To alter by substituting something else for, or by giving up for something else; as, to change the clothes; to change one’s occupation; to change one’s intention.
Change (v. t.) To give and take reciprocally; to exchange; — followed by with; as, to change place, or hats, or money, with another.
Change (v. t.) Specifically: To give, or receive, smaller denominations of money (technically called change) for; as, to change a gold coin or a bank bill.
Change (v. t.) Any variation or alteration; a passing from one state or form to another; as, a change of countenance; a change of habits or principles.
Change (v. t.) A succesion or substitution of one thing in the place of another; a difference; novelty; variety; as, a change of seasons.
Change (v. t.) A passing from one phase to another; as, a change of the moon.
Change (v. t.) Alteration in the order of a series; permutation.
Change (v. t.) That which makes a variety, or may be substituted for another.
Change (v. t.) Small money; the money by means of which the larger coins and bank bills are made available in small dealings; hence, the balance returned when payment is tendered by a coin or note exceeding the sum due.
Change (v. t.) A place where merchants and others meet to transact business; a building appropriated for mercantile transactions.
Change (v. t.) A public house; an alehouse.
Change (v. t.) Any order in which a number of bells are struck, other than that of the diatonic scale.
Channel (v. t.) To form a channel in; to cut or wear a channel or channels in; to groove.
Channel (v. t.) To course through or over, as in a channel.
Chant (v. t.) To utter with a melodious voice; to sing.
Chant (v. t.) To celebrate in song.
Chant (v. t.) To sing or recite after the manner of a chant, or to a tune called a chant.
Chant (v. t.) Song; melody.
Chant (v. t.) A short and simple melody, divided into two parts by double bars, to which unmetrical psalms, etc., are sung or recited. It is the most ancient form of choral music.
Chant (v. t.) A psalm, etc., arranged for chanting.
Chant (v. t.) Twang; manner of speaking; a canting tone.
Chap (v. t.) To cause to open in slits or chinks; to split; to cause the skin of to crack or become rough.
Chap (v. t.) To strike; to beat.
Chapel (v. t.) To deposit or inter in a chapel; to enshrine.
Chapel (v. t.) To cause (a ship taken aback in a light breeze) so to turn or make a circuit as to recover, without bracing the yards, the same tack on which she had been sailing.
Chaperon (v. t.) To attend in public places as a guide and protector; to matronize.
Chaplet (v. t.) To adorn with a chaplet or with flowers.
Chapter (v. t.) To divide into chapters, as a book.
Chapter (v. t.) To correct; to bring to book, i. e., to demand chapter and verse.
Char (v. t.) Alt. of Chare
Chare (v. t.) To perform; to do; to finish.
Chare (v. t.) To work or hew, as stone.
Character (v. t.) To engrave; to inscribe.
Character (v. t.) To distinguish by particular marks or traits; to describe; to characterize.
Characterize (v. t.) To make distinct and recognizable by peculiar marks or traits; to make with distinctive features.
Characterize (v. t.) To engrave or imprint.
Characterize (v. t.) To indicate the character of; to describe.
Characterize (v. t.) To be a characteristic of; to make, or express the character of.
Charcoal (v. t.) Impure carbon prepared from vegetable or animal substances; esp., coal made by charring wood in a kiln, retort, etc., from which air is excluded. It is used for fuel and in various mechanical, artistic, and chemical processes.
Charcoal (v. t.) Finely prepared charcoal in small sticks, used as a drawing implement.
Charge (v. t.) To lay on or impose, as a load, tax, or burden; to load; to fill.
Charge (v. t.) To lay on or impose, as a task, duty, or trust; to command, instruct, or exhort with authority; to enjoin; to urge earnestly; as, to charge a jury; to charge the clergy of a diocese; to charge an agent.
Charge (v. t.) To lay on, impose, or make subject to or liable for.
Charge (v. t.) To fix or demand as a price; as, he charges two dollars a barrel for apples.
Charge (v. t.) To place something to the account of as a debt; to debit, as, to charge one with goods. Also, to enter upon the debit side of an account; as, to charge a sum to one.
Charge (v. t.) To impute or ascribe; to lay to one’s charge.
Charge (v. t.) To accuse; to make a charge or assertion against (a person or thing); to lay the responsibility (for something said or done) at the door of.
Charge (v. t.) To place within or upon any firearm, piece of apparatus or machinery, the quantity it is intended and fitted to hold or bear; to load; to fill; as, to charge a gun; to charge an electrical machine, etc.
Charge (v. t.) To ornament with or cause to bear; as, to charge an architectural member with a molding.
Charge (v. t.) To assume as a bearing; as, he charges three roses or; to add to or represent on; as, he charges his shield with three roses or.
Charge (v. t.) To call to account; to challenge.
Charge (v. t.) To bear down upon; to rush upon; to attack.
Charge (v. t.) A load or burder laid upon a person or thing.
Charge (v. t.) A person or thing commited or intrusted to the care, custody, or management of another; a trust.
Charge (v. t.) Custody or care of any person, thing, or place; office; responsibility; oversight; obigation; duty.
Charge (v. t.) Heed; care; anxiety; trouble.
Charge (v. t.) Harm.
Charge (v. t.) An order; a mandate or command; an injunction.
Charge (v. t.) An address (esp. an earnest or impressive address) containing instruction or exhortation; as, the charge of a judge to a jury; the charge of a bishop to his clergy.
Charge (v. t.) An accusation of a wrong of offense; allegation; indictment; specification of something alleged.
Charge (v. t.) Whatever constitutes a burden on property, as rents, taxes,
Charge (v. t.) The price demanded for a thing or service.
Charge (v. t.) An entry or a account of that which is due from one party to another; that which is debited in a business transaction; as, a charge in an account book.
Charge (v. t.) That quantity, as of ammunition, electricity, ore, fuel, etc., which any apparatus, as a gun, battery, furnace, machine, etc., is intended to receive and fitted to hold, or which is actually in it at one time
Charge (v. t.) The act of rushing upon, or towards, an enemy; a sudden onset or attack, as of troops, esp. cavalry; hence, the signal for attack; as, to sound the charge.
Charge (v. t.) A position (of a weapon) fitted for attack; as, to bring a weapon to the charge.
Charge (v. t.) A soft of plaster or ointment.
Charge (v. t.) A bearing. See Bearing, n., 8.
Chariot (v. t.) To convey in a chariot.
Chark (v. t.) To burn to a coal; to char.
Chart (v. t.) To lay down in a chart; to map; to de
Charter (v. t.) To establish by charter.
Charter (v. t.) To hire or let by charter, as a ship. See Charter party, under Charter, n.
Chase (v. t.) To pursue for the purpose of killing or taking, as an enemy, or game; to hunt.
Chase (v. t.) To follow as if to catch; to pursue; to compel to move on; to drive by following; to cause to fly; — often with away or off; as, to chase the hens away.
Chase (v. t.) To pursue eagerly, as hunters pursue game.
Chase (v. t.) To ornament (a surface of metal) by embossing, cutting away parts, and the like.
Chase (v. t.) To cut, so as to make a screw thread.
Chast (v. t.) to chasten.
Chasten (v. t.) To correct by punishment; to inflict pain upon the purpose of reclaiming; to discip
Chasten (v. t.) To purify from errors or faults; to refine.
Chastise (v. t.) To inflict pain upon, by means of stripes, or in any other manner, for the purpose of punishment or reformation; to punish, as with stripes.
Chastise (v. t.) To reduce to order or obedience; to correct or purify; to free from faults or excesses.
Chat (v. t.) To talk of.
Chatter (v. t.) To utter rapidly, idly, or indistinctly.
Chaw (v. t.) To grind with the teeth; to masticate, as food in eating; to chew, as the cud; to champ, as the bit.
Chaw (v. t.) To ruminate in thought; to consider; to keep the mind working upon; to brood over.
Chaw (v. t.) As much as is put in the mouth at once; a chew; a quid.
Chaw (v. t.) The jaw.
Cheapen (v. t.) To ask the price of; to bid, bargain, or chaffer for.
Check (v. t.) To make a move which puts an adversary’s piece, esp. his king, in check; to put in check.
Check (v. t.) To put a sudden restraint upon; to stop temporarily; to hinder; to repress; to curb.
Check (v. t.) To verify, to guard, to make secure, by means of a mark, token, or other check; to distinguish by a check; to put a mark against (an item) after comparing with an original or a counterpart in order to secure accuracy; as, to check an account; to check baggage.
Check (v. t.) To chide, rebuke, or reprove.
Check (v. t.) To slack or ease off, as a brace which is too stiffly extended.
Check (v. t.) To make checks or chinks in; to cause to crack; as, the sun checks timber.
Checker (v. t.) One who checks.
Checker (v. t.) A piece in the game of draughts or checkers.
Checker (v. t.) A pattern in checks; a single check.
Checker (v. t.) Checkerwork.
Checkmate (v. t.) To check (an adversary’s king) in such a manner that escape in impossible; to defeat (an adversary) by putting his king in check from which there is no escape.
Checkmate (v. t.) To defeat completely; to terminate; to thwart.
Cheek (v. t.) To be impudent or saucy to.
Cheep (v. t.) To give expression to in a chirping tone.
Cheer (v. t.) To cause to rejoice; to gladden; to make cheerful; — often with up.
Cheer (v. t.) To infuse life, courage, animation, or hope, into; to inspirit; to solace or comfort.
Cheer (v. t.) To salute or applaud with cheers; to urge on by cheers; as, to cheer hounds in a chase.
Cherish (v. t.) To treat with tenderness and affection; to nurture with care; to protect and aid.
Cherish (v. t.) To hold dear; to embrace with interest; to indulge; to encourage; to foster; to promote; as, to cherish religious principle.
Cherup (v. t.) To excite or urge on by making a short, shrill, cheerful sound; to cherup to. See Chirrup.
Chese (v. t.) To choose
Chevy (v. t.) See Chivy, v. t.
Chew (v. t.) To bite and grind with the teeth; to masticate.
Chew (v. t.) To ruminate mentally; to meditate on.
Chilblain (v. t.) To produce chilblains upon.
Chill (v. t.) To strike with a chill; to make chilly; to cause to shiver; to affect with cold.
Chill (v. t.) To check enthusiasm or warmth of feeling of; to depress; to discourage.
Chill (v. t.) To produce, by sudden cooling, a change of crystallization at or near the surface of, so as to increase the hardness; said of cast iron.
Chine (v. t.) To cut through the backbone of; to cut into chine pieces.
Chine (v. t.) Too chamfer the ends of a stave and form the chine..
Chink (v. t.) To cause to open in cracks or fissures.
Chink (v. t.) To fill up the chinks of; as, to chink a wall.
Chink (v. t.) To cause to make a sharp metallic sound, as coins, small pieces of metal, etc., by bringing them into collision with each other.
Chip (v. t.) To cut small pieces from; to diminish or reduce to shape, by cutting away a little at a time; to hew.
Chip (v. t.) To break or crack, or crack off a portion of, as of an eggshell in hatching, or a piece of crockery.
Chip (v. t.) To bet, as with chips in the game of poker.
Chirk (v. t.) To cheer; to enliven; as, to chirk one up.
Chirrup (v. t.) To quicken or animate by chirping; to cherup.
Chisel (v. t.) To cut, pare, gouge, or engrave with a chisel; as, to chisel a block of marble into a statue.
Chisel (v. t.) To cut close, as in a bargain; to cheat.
Chivy (v. t.) To goad, drive, hunt, throw, or pitch.
Chloridate (v. t.) To treat or prepare with a chloride, as a plate with chloride of silver, for the purposes of photography.
Chloridize (v. t.) See Chloridate.
Chlorinate (v. t.) To treat, or cause to combine, with chlorine.
Chloroform (v. t.) To treat with chloroform, or to place under its influence.
Chock (v. t.) To stop or fasten, as with a wedge, or block; to scotch; as, to chock a wheel or cask.
Chock (v. t.) To encounter.
Choke (v. t.) To render unable to breathe by filling, pressing upon, or squeezing the windpipe; to stifle; to suffocate; to strangle.
Choke (v. t.) To obstruct by filling up or clogging any passage; to block up.
Choke (v. t.) To hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to stifle.
Choke (v. t.) To affect with a sense of strangulation by passion or strong feeling.
Choke (v. t.) To make a choke, as in a cartridge, or in the bore of the barrel of a shotgun.
Choose (v. t.) To make choice of; to select; to take by way of preference from two or more objects offered; to elect; as, to choose the least of two evils.
Choose (v. t.) To wish; to desire; to prefer.
Chop (v. t.) To cut by striking repeatedly with a sharp instrument; to cut into pieces; to mince; — often with up.
Chop (v. t.) To sever or separate by one more blows of a sharp instrument; to divide; — usually with off or down.
Chop (v. t.) To seize or devour greedily; — with up.
Chord (v. t.) To provide with musical chords or strings; to string; to tune.
Chouse (v. t.) To cheat, trick, defraud; — followed by of, or out of; as, to chouse one out of his money.
Chowder (v. t.) To make a chowder of.
Chowter (v. t.) To grumble or mutter like a froward child.
Christen (v. t.) To baptize and give a Christian name to.
Christen (v. t.) To give a name; to denominate.
Christen (v. t.) To Christianize.
Christen (v. t.) To use for the first time.
Christianize (v. t.) To make Christian; to convert to Christianity; as, to Christianize pagans.
Christianize (v. t.) To imbue with or adapt to Christian principles.
Chronicle (v. t.) To record in a history or chronicle; to record; to register.
Chuck (v. t.) To call, as a hen her chickens.
Chuck (v. t.) To strike gently; to give a gentle blow to.
Chuck (v. t.) To toss or throw smartly out of the hand; to pitch.
Chuck (v. t.) To place in a chuck, or hold by means of a chuck, as in turning; to bore or turn (a hole) in a revolving piece held in a chuck.
Chuckle (v. t.) To call, as a hen her chickens; to cluck.
Chuckle (v. t.) To fondle; to cocker.
Chud (v. t.) To champ; to bite.
Church (v. t.) To bless according to a prescribed form, or to unite with in publicly returning thanks in church, as after deliverance from the dangers of childbirth; as, the churching of women.
Churn (v. t.) A vessel in which milk or cream is stirred, beaten, or otherwise agitated (as by a plunging or revolving dasher) in order to separate the oily globules from the other parts, and obtain butter.
Churn (v. t.) To stir, beat, or agitate, as milk or cream in a churn, in order to make butter.
Churn (v. t.) To shake or agitate with violence.
Chuse (v. t.) See Choose.
Chymify (v. t.) To form into chyme.
Cicatrize (v. t.) To heal or induce the formation of a cicatrix in, as in wounded or ulcerated flesh.
Cicurate (v. t.) To tame.
Cinchonize (v. t.) To produce cinchonism in; to poison with quinine or with cinchona.
Cipher (v. t.) To write in occult characters.
Cipher (v. t.) To get by ciphering; as, to cipher out the answer.
Cipher (v. t.) To decipher.
Cipher (v. t.) To designate by characters.
Circinate (v. t.) To make a circle around; to encompass.
Circuit (v. t.) To travel around.
Circulate (v. t.) To cause to pass from place to place, or from person to person; to spread; as, to circulate a report; to circulate bills of credit.
Circumagitate (v. t.) To agitate on all sides.
Circumambulate (v. t.) To walk round about.
Circumcise (v. t.) To cut off the prepuce of foreskin of, in the case of males, and the internal labia of, in the case of females.
Circumcise (v. t.) To purify spiritually.
Circumduce (v. t.) To declare elapsed, as the time allowed for introducing evidence.
Circumduct (v. t.) To lead about; to lead astray.
Circumduct (v. t.) To contravene; to nullify; as, to circumduct acts of judicature.
Circumfer (v. t.) To bear or carry round.
Circumference (v. t.) To include in a circular space; to bound.
Circumflect (v. t.) To bend around.
Circumflect (v. t.) To mark with the circumflex accent, as a vowel.
Circumflex (v. t.) To mark or pronounce with a circumflex.
Circumfuse (v. t.) To pour round; to spread round.
Circummure (v. t.) To encompass with a wall.
Circumnavigate (v. t.) To sail completely round.
Circumscribe (v. t.) to write or engrave around.
Circumscribe (v. t.) To inclose within a certain limit; to hem in; to surround; to bound; to confine; to restrain.
Circumscribe (v. t.) To draw a
Circumstance (v. t.) To place in a particular situation; to supply relative incidents.
Circumstantiate (v. t.) To place in particular circumstances; to invest with particular accidents or adjuncts.
Circumstantiate (v. t.) To prove or confirm by circumstances; to enter into details concerning.
Circumvallate (v. t.) To surround with a rampart or wall.
Circumvent (v. t.) To gain advantage over by arts, stratagem, or deception; to decieve; to delude; to get around.
Circumvest (v. t.) To cover round, as with a garment; to invest.
Circumvolve (v. t.) To roll round; to cause to revolve; to put into a circular motion.
Cite (v. t.) To call upon officially or authoritatively to appear, as before a court; to summon.
Cite (v. t.) To urge; to enjoin.
Cite (v. t.) To quote; to repeat, as a passage from a book, or the words of another.
Cite (v. t.) To refer to or specify, as for support, proof, illustration, or confirmation.
Cite (v. t.) To bespeak; to indicate.
Cite (v. t.) To notify of a proceeding in court.
Civet (v. t.) To scent or perfume with civet.
Civilize (v. t.) To reclaim from a savage state; to instruct in the rules and customs of civilization; to educate; to refine.
Civilize (v. t.) To admit as suitable to a civilized state.
Clack (v. t.) To cause to make a sudden, sharp noise, or succession of noises; to click.
Clack (v. t.) To utter rapidly and inconsiderately.
Clack (v. t.) A sharp, abrupt noise, or succession of noises, made by striking an object.
Clack (v. t.) Anything that causes a clacking noise, as the clapper of a mill, or a clack valve.
Clack (v. t.) Continual or importunate talk; prattle; prating.
Clam (v. t.) A bivalve mollusk of many kinds, especially those that are edible; as, the long clam (Mya arenaria), the quahog or round clam (Venus mercenaria), the sea clam or hen clam (Spisula solidissima), and other species of the United States. The name is said to have been given originally to the Tridacna gigas, a huge East Indian bivalve.
Clam (v. t.) Strong pinchers or forceps.
Clam (v. t.) A kind of vise, usually of wood.
Clam (v. t.) To clog, as with glutinous or viscous matter.
Clamber (v. t.) To ascend by climbing with difficulty.
Clamor (v. t.) To salute loudly.
Clamor (v. t.) To stun with noise.
Clamor (v. t.) To utter loudly or repeatedly; to shout.
Clamp (v. t.) To fasten with a clamp or clamps; to apply a clamp to; to place in a clamp.
Clamp (v. t.) To cover, as vegetables, with earth.
Clang (v. t.) To strike together so as to produce a ringing metallic sound.
Clangor (v. t.) A sharp, harsh, ringing sound.
Clank (v. t.) To cause to sound with a clank; as, the prisoners clank their chains.
Clap (v. t.) To strike; to slap; to strike, or strike together, with a quick motion, so, as to make a sharp noise; as, to clap one’s hands; a clapping of wings.
Clap (v. t.) To thrust, drive, put, or close, in a hasty or abrupt manner; — often followed by to, into, on, or upon.
Clap (v. t.) To manifest approbation of, by striking the hands together; to applaud; as, to clap a performance.
Clap (v. t.) To express contempt or derision.
Clapboard (v. t.) To cover with clapboards; as, to clapboard the sides of a house.
Clapperclaw (v. t.) To fight and scratch.
Clapperclaw (v. t.) To abuse with the tongue; to revile; to scold.
Claps (v. t.) Variant of Clasp
Clarify (v. t.) To make clear or bright by freeing from feculent matter; to defecate; to fine; — said of liquids, as wine or sirup.
Clarify (v. t.) To make clear; to free from obscurities; to brighten or illuminate.
Clarify (v. t.) To glorify.
Clart (v. t.) To daub, smear, or spread, as with mud, etc.
Clash (v. t.) To strike noisily against or together.
Clasp (v. t.) To shut or fasten together with, or as with, a clasp; to shut or fasten (a clasp, or that which fastens with a clasp).
Clasp (v. t.) To inclose and hold in the hand or with the arms; to grasp; to embrace.
Clasp (v. t.) To surround and cling to; to entwine about.
Classify (v. t.) To distribute into classes; to arrange according to a system; to arrange in sets according to some method founded on common properties or characters.
Clatter (v. t.) To make a rattling noise with.
Clawback (v. t.) To flatter.
Clay (v. t.) To cover or manure with clay.
Clay (v. t.) To clarify by filtering through clay, as sugar.
Cleanse (v. t.) To render clean; to free from fith, pollution, infection, guilt, etc.; to clean.
Clear (v. t.) To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds.
Clear (v. t.) To free from impurities; to clarify; to cleanse.
Clear (v. t.) To free from obscurity or ambiguity; to relive of perplexity; to make perspicuous.
Clear (v. t.) To render more quick or acute, as the understanding; to make perspicacious.
Clear (v. t.) To free from impediment or incumbrance, from defilement, or from anything injurious, useless, or offensive; as, to clear land of trees or brushwood, or from stones; to clear the sight or the voice; to clear one’s self from debt; — often used with of, off, away, or out.
Clear (v. t.) To free from the imputation of guilt; to justify, vindicate, or acquit; — often used with from before the thing imputed.
Clear (v. t.) To leap or pass by, or over, without touching or failure; as, to clear a hedge; to clear a reef.
Clear (v. t.) To gain without deduction; to net.
Clearstarch (v. t.) To stiffen with starch, and then make clear by clapping with the hands; as, to clearstarch muslin.
Cleat (v. t.) To strengthen with a cleat.
Cleave (v. t.) To part or divide by force; to split or rive; to cut.
Cleave (v. t.) To part or open naturally; to divide.
Cleftgraft (v. t.) To ingraft by cleaving the stock and inserting a scion.
Clepe (v. t.) To call, or name.
Click (v. t.) To move with the sound of a click.
Click (v. t.) To cause to make a clicking noise, as by striking together, or against something.
Click (v. t.) To snatch.
Climb (v. t.) To ascend, as by means of the hands and feet, or laboriously or slowly; to mount.
Clinch (v. t.) To hold firmly; to hold fast by grasping or embracing tightly.
Clinch (v. t.) To set closely together; to close tightly; as, to clinch the teeth or the first.
Clinch (v. t.) To bend or turn over the point of (something that has been driven through an object), so that it will hold fast; as, to clinch a nail.
Clinch (v. t.) To make conclusive; to confirm; to establish; as, to clinch an argument.
Cling (v. t.) To cause to adhere to, especially by twining round or embracing.
Cling (v. t.) To make to dry up or wither.
Clip (v. t.) To embrace, hence; to encompass.
Clip (v. t.) To cut off; as with shears or scissors; as, to clip the hair; to clip coin.
Clip (v. t.) To curtail; to cut short.
Cloak (v. t.) To cover with, or as with, a cloak; hence, to hide or conceal.
Clock (v. t.) To ornament with figured work, as the side of a stocking.
Clod (v. t.) To pelt with clods.
Clod (v. t.) To throw violently; to hurl.
Clog (v. t.) To encumber or load, especially with something that impedes motion; to hamper.
Clog (v. t.) To obstruct so as to hinder motion in or through; to choke up; as, to clog a tube or a channel.
Clog (v. t.) To burden; to trammel; to embarrass; to perplex.
Cloister (v. t.) An inclosed place.
Cloister (v. t.) A covered passage or ambulatory on one side of a court;
Cloister (v. t.) the series of such passages on the different sides of any court, esp. that of a monastery or a college.
Cloister (v. t.) A monastic establishment; a place for retirement from the world for religious duties.
Cloister (v. t.) To confine in, or as in, a cloister; to seclude from the world; to immure.
Cloom (v. t.) To close with glutinous matter.
Close (v. t.) An inclosed place; especially, a small field or piece of land surrounded by a wall, hedge, or fence of any kind; — specifically, the precinct of a cathedral or abbey.
Close (v. t.) A narrow passage leading from a street to a court, and the houses within.
Close (v. t.) The interest which one may have in a piece of ground, even though it is not inclosed.
Close (v. t.) Shut fast; closed; tight; as, a close box.
Close (v. t.) Narrow; confined; as, a close alley; close quarters.
Close (v. t.) Oppressive; without motion or ventilation; causing a feeling of lassitude; — said of the air, weather, etc.
Close (v. t.) Strictly confined; carefully quarded; as, a close prisoner.
Close (v. t.) Out of the way observation; secluded; secret; hidden.
Close (v. t.) Disposed to keep secrets; secretive; reticent.
Close (v. t.) Having the parts near each other; dense; solid; compact; as applied to bodies; viscous; tenacious; not volatile, as applied to liquids.
Close (v. t.) Concise; to the point; as, close reasoning.
Close (v. t.) Adjoining; near; either in space; time, or thought; — often followed by to.
Close (v. t.) Short; as, to cut grass or hair close.
Close (v. t.) Intimate; familiar; confidential.
Close (v. t.) Nearly equal; almost evenly balanced; as, a close vote.
Close (v. t.) Difficult to obtain; as, money is close.
Close (v. t.) Parsimonious; stingy.
Close (v. t.) Adhering strictly to a standard or original; exact; strict; as, a close translation.
Close (v. t.) Accurate; careful; precise; also, attentive; undeviating; strict; not wandering; as, a close observer.
Close (v. t.) Uttered with a relatively contracted opening of the mouth, as certain sounds of e and o in French, Italian, and German; — opposed to open.
Closen (v. t.) To make close.
Closet (v. t.) To shut up in, or as in, a closet; to conceal.
Closet (v. t.) To make into a closet for a secret interview.
Closure (v. t.) The act of shutting; a closing; as, the closure of a chink.
Closure (v. t.) That which closes or shuts; that by which separate parts are fastened or closed.
Closure (v. t.) That which incloses or confines; an inclosure.
Closure (v. t.) A conclusion; an end.
Closure (v. t.) A method of putting an end to debate and securing an immediate vote upon a measure before a legislative body. It is similar in effect to the previous question. It was first introduced into the British House of Commons in 1882. The French word cloture was originally applied to this proceeding.
Clot (v. t.) To form into a slimy mass.
Clothe (v. t.) To put garments on; to cover with clothing; to dress.
Clothe (v. t.) To provide with clothes; as, to feed and clothe a family; to clothe one’s self extravagantly.
Clothe (v. t.) Fig.: To cover or invest, as with a garment; as, to clothe one with authority or power.
Cloud (v. t.) To overspread or hide with a cloud or clouds; as, the sky is clouded.
Cloud (v. t.) To darken or obscure, as if by hiding or enveloping with a cloud; hence, to render gloomy or sullen.
Cloud (v. t.) To blacken; to sully; to stain; to tarnish; to damage; — esp. used of reputation or character.
Cloud (v. t.) To mark with, or darken in, veins or sports; to variegate with colors; as, to cloud yarn.
Clove (v. t.) A cleft; a gap; a ravine; — rarely used except as part of a proper name; as, Kaaterskill Clove; Stone Clove.
Cloy (v. t.) To fill or choke up; to stop up; to clog.
Cloy (v. t.) To glut, or satisfy, as the appetite; to satiate; to fill to loathing; to surfeit.
Cloy (v. t.) To penetrate or pierce; to wound.
Cloy (v. t.) To spike, as a cannon.
Cloy (v. t.) To stroke with a claw.
Club (v. t.) To beat with a club.
Club (v. t.) To throw, or allow to fall, into confusion.
Club (v. t.) To unite, or contribute, for the accomplishment of a common end; as, to club exertions.
Club (v. t.) To raise, or defray, by a proportional assesment; as, to club the expense.
Clubhaul (v. t.) To put on the other tack by dropping the lee anchor as soon as the wind is out of the sails (which brings the vessel’s head to the wind), and by cutting the cable as soon as she pays off on the other tack. Clubhauling is attempted only in an exigency.
Cluck (v. t.) To call together, or call to follow, as a hen does her chickens.
Clump (v. t.) To arrange in a clump or clumps; to cluster; to group.
Cluster (v. t.) To collect into a cluster or clusters; to gather into a bunch or close body.
Clutter (v. t.) To crowd together in disorder; to fill or cover with things in disorder; to throw into disorder; to disarrange; as, to clutter a room.
Coacervate (v. t.) To heap up; to pile.
Coach (v. t.) To convey in a coach.
Coach (v. t.) To prepare for public examination by private instruction; to train by special instruction.
Coact (v. t.) To force; to compel; to drive.
Coadjust (v. t.) To adjust by mutual adaptations.
Coafforest (v. t.) To convert into, or add to, a forest.
Coagment (v. t.) To join together.
Coagulate (v. t.) To cause (a liquid) to change into a curdlike or semisolid state, not by evaporation but by some kind of chemical reaction; to curdle; as, rennet coagulates milk; heat coagulates the white of an egg.
Coak (v. t.) To unite, as timbers, by means of tenons or dowels in the edges or faces.
Coal (v. t.) To burn to charcoal; to char.
Coal (v. t.) To mark or de
Coal (v. t.) To supply with coal; as, to coal a steamer.
Coalite (v. t.) To cause to unite or coalesce.
Coannex (v. t.) To annex with something else.
Coarsen (v. t.) To make coarse or vulgar; as, to coarsen one’s character.
Coast (v. t.) The side of a thing.
Coast (v. t.) The exterior
Coast (v. t.) The seashore, or land near it.
Coast (v. t.) To draw near to; to approach; to keep near, or by the side of.
Coast (v. t.) To sail by or near; to follow the coast
Coast (v. t.) To conduct along a coast or river bank.
Coat (v. t.) To cover with a coat or outer garment.
Coat (v. t.) To cover with a layer of any substance; as, to coat a jar with tin foil; to coat a ceiling.
Coax (v. t.) To persuade by gentle, insinuating courtesy, flattering, or fondling; to wheedle; to soothe.
Cob (v. t.) To strike
Cob (v. t.) To break into small pieces, as ore, so as to sort out its better portions.
Cob (v. t.) To punish by striking on the buttocks with a strap, a flat piece of wood, or the like.
Cobble (v. t.) To make or mend coarsely; to patch; to botch; as, to cobble shoes.
Cobble (v. t.) To make clumsily.
Cobble (v. t.) To pave with cobblestones.
Cock (v. t.) To set erect; to turn up.
Cock (v. t.) To shape, as a hat, by turning up the brim.
Cock (v. t.) To set on one side in a pert or jaunty manner.
Cock (v. t.) To turn (the eye) obliquely and partially close its lid, as an expression of derision or insinuation.
Cock (v. t.) To draw the hammer of (a firearm) fully back and set it for firing.
Cock (v. t.) To put into cocks or heaps, as hay.
Cockbill (v. t.) To tilt up one end of so as to make almost vertical; as, to cockbill the yards as a sign of mourning.
Cocker (v. t.) To treat with too great tenderness; to fondle; to indulge; to pamper.
Cockle (v. t.) To cause to contract into wrinkles or ridges, as some kinds of cloth after a wetting.
Cockneyfy (v. t.) To form with the manners or character of a cockney.
Coddle (v. t.) To parboil, or soften by boiling.
Coddle (v. t.) To treat with excessive tenderness; to pamper.
Codify (v. t.) To reduce to a code, as laws.
Codle (v. t.) See Coddle.
Coerce (v. t.) To restrain by force, especially by law or authority; to repress; to curb.
Coerce (v. t.) To compel or constrain to any action; as, to coerce a man to vote for a certain candidate.
Coerce (v. t.) To compel or enforce; as, to coerce obedience.
Coextend (v. t.) To extend through the same space or time with another; to extend to the same degree.
Coffer (v. t.) To put into a coffer.
Coffer (v. t.) To secure from leaking, as a shaft, by ramming clay behind the masonry or timbering.
Coffer (v. t.) To form with or in a coffer or coffers; to furnish with a coffer or coffers.
Coffin (v. t.) To inclose in, or as in, a coffin.
Cog (v. t.) To seduce, or draw away, by adulation, artifice, or falsehood; to wheedle; to cozen; to cheat.
Cog (v. t.) To obtrude or thrust in, by falsehood or deception; as, to cog in a word; to palm off.
Cog (v. t.) To furnish with a cog or cogs.
Cogitate (v. t.) To think over; to plan.
Cognition (v. t.) The act of knowing; knowledge; perception.
Cognition (v. t.) That which is known.
Cognize (v. t.) To know or perceive; to recognize.
Cohibit (v. t.) To restrain.
Cohobate (v. t.) To repeat the distillation of, pouring the liquor back upon the matter remaining in the vessel.
Coif (v. t.) To cover or dress with, or as with, a coif.
Coil (v. t.) To wind cylindrically or spirally; as, to coil a rope when not in use; the snake coiled itself before springing.
Coil (v. t.) To encircle and hold with, or as with, coils.
Coin (v. t.) To make of a definite fineness, and convert into coins, as a mass of metal; to mint; to manufacture; as, to coin silver dollars; to coin a medal.
Coin (v. t.) To make or fabricate; to invent; to originate; as, to coin a word.
Coin (v. t.) To acquire rapidly, as money; to make.
Coinage (v. t.) The act or process of converting metal into money.
Coinage (v. t.) Coins; the aggregate coin of a time or place.
Coinage (v. t.) The cost or expense of coining money.
Coinage (v. t.) The act or process of fabricating or inventing; formation; fabrication; that which is fabricated or forged.
Coinquinate (v. t.) To pollute.
Coit (v. t.) To throw, as a stone. [Obs.] See Quoit.
Cojoin (v. t.) To join; to conjoin.
Coke (v. t.) To convert into coke.
Coll (v. t.) To embrace.
Collar (v. t.) To seize by the collar.
Collar (v. t.) To put a collar on.
Collate (v. t.) To compare critically, as books or manuscripts, in order to note the points of agreement or disagreement.
Collate (v. t.) To gather and place in order, as the sheets of a book for binding.
Collate (v. t.) To present and institute in a benefice, when the person presenting is both the patron and the ordinary; — followed by to.
Collate (v. t.) To bestow or confer.
Collation (v. t.) The act of collating or comparing; a comparison of one copy er thing (as of a book, or manuscript) with another of a like kind; comparison, in general.
Collation (v. t.) The gathering and examination of sheets preparatory to binding.
Collation (v. t.) The act of conferring or bestowing.
Collation (v. t.) A conference.
Collation (v. t.) The presentation of a clergyman to a benefice by a bishop, who has it in his own gift.
Collation (v. t.) The act of comparing the copy of any paper with its original to ascertain its conformity.
Collation (v. t.) The report of the act made by the proper officers.
Collation (v. t.) The right which an heir has of throwing the whole heritable and movable estates of the deceased into one mass, and sharing it equally with others who are of the same degree of kindred.
Collation (v. t.) A collection of the Lives of the Fathers or other devout work read daily in monasteries.
Collation (v. t.) A light repast or luncheon; as, a cold collation; — first applied to the refreshment on fast days that accompanied the reading of the collation in monasteries.
Collaud (v. t.) To join in praising.
Collect (v. t.) To gather into one body or place; to assemble or bring together; to obtain by gathering.
Collect (v. t.) To demand and obtain payment of, as an account, or other indebtedness; as, to collect taxes.
Collect (v. t.) To infer from observed facts; to conclude from premises.
Collect (v. t.) A short, comprehensive prayer, adapted to a particular day, occasion, or condition, and forming part of a liturgy.
Collectanea (v. t.) Passages selected from various authors, usually for purposes of instruction; miscellany; anthology.
Collide (v. t.) To strike or dash against.
Colligate (v. t.) To tie or bind together.
Colligate (v. t.) To bring together by colligation; to sum up in a single proposition.
Collimate (v. t.) To render parallel to a certain
Colling (v. t.) An embrace; dalliance.
Collocate (v. t.) To set or place; to set; to station.
Collodionize (v. t.) To prepare or treat with collodion.
Colloquialize (v. t.) To make colloquial and familiar; as, to colloquialize one’s style of writing.
Colly (v. t.) To render black or dark, as of with coal smut; to begrime.
Colonize (v. t.) To plant or establish a colony or colonies in; to people with colonists; to migrate to and settle in.
Color (v. t.) To change or alter the hue or tint of, by dyeing, staining, painting, etc.; to dye; to tinge; to paint; to stain.
Color (v. t.) To change or alter, as if by dyeing or painting; to give a false appearance to; usually, to give a specious appearance to; to cause to appear attractive; to make plausible; to palliate or excuse; as, the facts were colored by his prejudices.
Color (v. t.) To hide.
Colt (v. t.) To horse; to get with young.
Colt (v. t.) To befool.
Comb (v. t.) To disentangle, cleanse, or adjust, with a comb; to lay smooth and straight with, or as with, a comb; as, to comb hair or wool. See under Combing.
Combat (v. t.) To fight with; to oppose by force, argument, etc.; to contend against; to resist.
Comber (v. t.) To cumber.
Combine (v. t.) To unite or join; to link closely together; to bring into harmonious union; to cause or unite so as to form a homogeneous substance, as by chemical union.
Combine (v. t.) To bind; to hold by a moral tie.
Come (v. t.) To carry through; to succeed in; as, you can’t come any tricks here.
Co-meddle (v. t.) To mix; to mingle, to temper.
Comfit (v. t.) To preserve dry with sugar.
Comfort (v. t.) To make strong; to invigorate; to fortify; to corroborate.
Comfort (v. t.) To assist or help; to aid.
Comfort (v. t.) To impart strength and hope to; to encourage; to relieve; to console; to cheer.
Command (v. t.) To order with authority; to lay injunction upon; to direct; to bid; to charge.
Command (v. t.) To exercise direct authority over; to have control of; to have at one’s disposal; to lead.
Command (v. t.) To have within a sphere of control, influence, access, or vision; to dominate by position; to guard; to overlook.
Command (v. t.) To have power or influence of the nature of authority over; to obtain as if by ordering; to receive as a due; to challenge; to claim; as, justice commands the respect and affections of the people; the best goods command the best price.
Command (v. t.) To direct to come; to bestow.
Commeasure (v. t.) To be commensurate with; to equal.
Commemorate (v. t.) To call to remembrance by a special act or observance; to celebrate with honor and solemnity; to honor, as a person or event, by some act of respect or affection, intended to preserve the remembrance of the person or event; as, to commemorate the sufferings and dying love of our Savior by the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper; to commemorate the Declaration of Independence by the observance of the Fourth of July.
Commence (v. t.) To enter upon; to begin; to perform the first act of.
Commend (v. t.) To commit, intrust, or give in charge for care or preservation.
Commend (v. t.) To recommend as worthy of confidence or regard; to present as worthy of notice or favorable attention.
Commend (v. t.) To mention with approbation; to praise; as, to commend a person or an act.
Commend (v. t.) To mention by way of courtesy, implying remembrance and good will.
Commensurate (v. t.) To reduce to a common measure.
Commensurate (v. t.) To proportionate; to adjust.
Comment (v. t.) To comment on.
Comminute (v. t.) To reduce to minute particles, or to a fine powder; to pulverize; to triturate; to grind; as, to comminute chalk or bones; to comminute food with the teeth.
Commiserate (v. t.) To feel sorrow, pain, or regret for; to pity.
Commission (v. t.) To give a commission to; to furnish with a commission; to empower or authorize; as, to commission persons to perform certain acts; to commission an officer.
Commission (v. t.) To send out with a charge or commission.
Commissionate (v. t.) To commission
Commit (v. t.) To give in trust; to put into charge or keeping; to intrust; to consign; — used with to, unto.
Commit (v. t.) To put in charge of a jailor; to imprison.
Commit (v. t.) To do; to perpetrate, as a crime, sin, or fault.
Commit (v. t.) To join for a contest; to match; — followed by with.
Commit (v. t.) To pledge or bind; to compromise, expose, or endanger by some decisive act or preliminary step; — often used reflexively; as, to commit one’s self to a certain course.
Commit (v. t.) To confound.
Committee (v. t.) One to whom the charge of the person or estate of another, as of a lunatic, is committed by suitable authority; a guardian.
Commonplace (v. t.) To enter in a commonplace book, or to reduce to general heads.
Commote (v. t.) To commove; to disturb; to stir up.
Commove (v. t.) To urge; to persuade; to incite.
Commove (v. t.) To put in motion; to disturb; to unsettle.
Commute (v. t.) To exchange; to put or substitute something else in place of, as a smaller penalty, obligation, or payment, for a greater, or a single thing for an aggregate; hence, to lessen; to diminish; as, to commute a sentence of death to one of imprisonment for life; to commute tithes; to commute charges for fares.
Compact (v. t.) To thrust, drive, or press closely together; to join firmly; to consolidate; to make close; — as the parts which compose a body.
Compact (v. t.) To unite or connect firmly, as in a system.
Compages (v. t.) A system or structure of many parts united.
Compaginate (v. t.) To unite or hold together; as, the side pieces compaginate the frame.
Companion (v. t.) To be a companion to; to attend on; to accompany.
Companion (v. t.) To qualify as a companion; to make equal.
Company (v. t.) To accompany or go with; to be companion to.
Compare (v. t.) To examine the character or qualities of, as of two or more persons or things, for the purpose of discovering their resemblances or differences; to bring into comparison; to regard with discriminating attention.
Compare (v. t.) To represent as similar, for the purpose of illustration; to liken.
Compare (v. t.) To inflect according to the degrees of comparison; to state positive, comparative, and superlative forms of; as, most adjectives of one syllable are compared by affixing “- er” and “-est” to the positive form; as, black, blacker, blackest; those of more than one syllable are usually compared by prefixing “more” and “most”, or “less” and “least”, to the positive; as, beautiful, more beautiful, most beautiful.
Compare (v. t.) To get; to procure; to obtain; to acquire
Comparison (v. t.) To compare.
Compart (v. t.) To divide; to mark out into parts or subdivisions.
Compass (v. t.) To go about or entirely round; to make the circuit of.
Compass (v. t.) To inclose on all sides; to surround; to encircle; to environ; to invest; to besiege; — used with about, round, around, and round about.
Compass (v. t.) To reach round; to circumvent; to get within one’s power; to obtain; to accomplish.
Compass (v. t.) To curve; to bend into a circular form.
Compass (v. t.) To purpose; to intend; to imagine; to plot.
Compassion (v. t.) To pity.
Compassionate (v. t.) To have compassion for; to pity; to commiserate; to sympathize with.
Compeer (v. t.) To be equal with; to match.
Compel (v. t.) To drive or urge with force, or irresistibly; to force; to constrain; to oblige; to necessitate, either by physical or moral force.
Compel (v. t.) To take by force or violence; to seize; to exact; to extort.
Compel (v. t.) To force to yield; to overpower; to subjugate.
Compel (v. t.) To gather or unite in a crowd or company.
Compel (v. t.) To call forth; to summon.
Compendiate (v. t.) To sum or collect together.
Compensate (v. t.) To make equal return to; to remunerate; to recompense; to give an equivalent to; to requite suitably; as, to compensate a laborer for his work, or a merchant for his losses.
Compensate (v. t.) To be equivalent in value or effect to; to counterbalance; to make up for; to make amends for.
Compense (v. t.) To compensate.
Comperendinate (v. t.) To delay.
Compesce (v. t.) To hold in check; to restrain.
Compile (v. t.) To put together; to construct; to build.
Compile (v. t.) To contain or comprise.
Compile (v. t.) To put together in a new form out of materials already existing; esp., to put together or compose out of materials from other books or documents.
Compile (v. t.) To write; to compose.
Compinge (v. t.) To compress; to shut up.
Complain (v. t.) To lament; to bewail.
Complanate (v. t.) Flattened to a level surface.
Complanate (v. t.) To make level.
Complement (v. t.) That which fills up or completes; the quantity or number required to fill a thing or make it complete.
Complement (v. t.) That which is required to supply a deficiency, or to complete a symmetrical whole.
Complement (v. t.) Full quantity, number, or amount; a complete set; completeness.
Complement (v. t.) A second quantity added to a given quantity to make it equal to a third given quantity.
Complement (v. t.) Something added for ornamentation; an accessory.
Complement (v. t.) The whole working force of a vessel.
Complement (v. t.) The interval wanting to complete the octave; — the fourth is the complement of the fifth, the sixth of the third.
Complement (v. t.) A compliment.
Complement (v. t.) To supply a lack; to supplement.
Complement (v. t.) To compliment.
Complete (v. t.) To bring to a state in which there is no deficiency; to perfect; to consummate; to accomplish; to fulfill; to finish; as, to complete a task, or a poem; to complete a course of education.
Complicate (v. t.) To fold or twist together; to combine intricately; to make complex; to combine or associate so as to make intricate or difficult.
Compliment (v. t.) To praise, flatter, or gratify, by expressions of approbation, respect, or congratulation; to make or pay a compliment to.
Compone (v. t.) To compose; to settle; to arrange.
Component (v. t.) Serving, or helping, to form; composing; constituting; constituent.
Comport (v. t.) To bear; to endure; to brook; to put with.
Comport (v. t.) To carry; to conduct; — with a reflexive pronoun.
Compose (v. t.) To form by putting together two or more things or parts; to put together; to make up; to fashion.
Compose (v. t.) To form the substance of, or part of the substance of; to constitute.
Compose (v. t.) To construct by mental labor; to design and execute, or put together, in a manner involving the adaptation of forms of expression to ideas, or to the laws of harmony or proportion; as, to compose a sentence, a sermon, a symphony, or a picture.
Compose (v. t.) To dispose in proper form; to reduce to order; to put in proper state or condition; to adjust; to regulate.
Compose (v. t.) To free from agitation or disturbance; to tranquilize; to soothe; to calm; to quiet.
Compose (v. t.) To arrange (types) in a composing stick in order for printing; to set (type).
Composite (v. t.) Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded; as, a composite language.
Composite (v. t.) Belonging to a certain order which is composed of the Ionic order grafted upon the Corinthian. It is called also the Roman or the Italic order, and is one of the five orders recognized by the Italian writers of the sixteenth century. See Capital.
Composite (v. t.) Belonging to the order Compositae; bearing involucrate heads of many small florets, as the daisy, thistle, and dandelion.
Compost (v. t.) To manure with compost.
Compost (v. t.) To mingle, as different fertilizing substances, in a mass where they will decompose and form into a compost.
Compound (v. t.) To form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine.
Compound (v. t.) To put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.
Compound (v. t.) To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else.
Compound (v. t.) To compose; to constitute.
Compound (v. t.) To settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise; to discharge from obligation upon terms different from those which were stipulated; as, to compound a debt.
Compound (v. t.) Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word.
Comprehend (v. t.) To contain; to embrace; to include; as, the states comprehended in the Austrian Empire.
Comprehend (v. t.) To take in or include by construction or implication; to comprise; to imply.
Comprehend (v. t.) To take into the mind; to grasp with the understanding; to apprehend the meaning of; to understand.
Compress (v. t.) To press or squeeze together; to force into a narrower compass; to reduce the volume of by pressure; to compact; to condense; as, to compress air or water.
Compress (v. t.) To embrace sexually.
Comprise (v. t.) To comprehend; to include.
Compt (v. t.) To compute; to count.
Comptible (v. t.) Accountable; responsible; sensitive.
Compurgation (v. t.) The act or practice of justifying or confirming a man’s veracity by the oath of others; — called also wager of law. See Purgation; also Wager of law, under Wager.
Compurgation (v. t.) Exculpation by testimony to one’s veracity or innocence.
Compute (v. t.) To determine calculation; to reckon; to count.
Con (v. t.) To know; to understand; to acknowledge.
Con (v. t.) To study in order to know; to peruse; to learn; to commit to memory; to regard studiously.
Con (v. t.) To conduct, or superintend the steering of (a vessel); to watch the course of (a vessel) and direct the helmsman how to steer.
Conacre (v. t.) To underlet a portion of, for a single crop; — said of a farm.
Concamerate (v. t.) To arch over; to vault.
Concamerate (v. t.) To divide into chambers or cells.
Concatenate (v. t.) To link together; to unite in a series or chain, as things depending on one another.
Concave (v. t.) To make hollow or concave.
Conceal (v. t.) To hide or withdraw from observation; to cover; to cover or keep from sight; to prevent the discovery of; to withhold knowledge of.
Concede (v. t.) To yield or suffer; to surrender; to grant; as, to concede the point in question.
Concede (v. t.) To grant, as a right or privilege; to make concession of.
Concede (v. t.) To admit to be true; to acknowledge.
Conceit (v. t.) To conceive; to imagine.
Conceive (v. t.) To receive into the womb and begin to breed; to begin the formation of the embryo of.
Conceive (v. t.) To form in the mind; to plan; to devise; to generate; to originate; as, to conceive a purpose, plan, hope.
Conceive (v. t.) To apprehend by reason or imagination; to take into the mind; to know; to imagine; to comprehend; to understand.
Concelebrate (v. t.) To celebrate together.
Concenter (v. t.) Alt. of Concentre
Concentre (v. t.) To draw or direct to a common center; to bring together at a focus or point, as two or more
Concentrate (v. t.) To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force; to fix; as, to concentrate rays of light into a focus; to concentrate the attention.
Concentrate (v. t.) To increase the strength and diminish the bulk of, as of a liquid or an ore; to intensify, by getting rid of useless material; to condense; as, to concentrate acid by evaporation; to concentrate by washing; — opposed to dilute.
Concern (v. t.) To relate or belong to; to have reference to or connection with; to affect the interest of; to be of importance to.
Concern (v. t.) To engage by feeling or sentiment; to interest; as, a good prince concerns himself in the happiness of his subjects.
Concerned (v. t.) Disturbed; troubled; solicitous; as, to be much concerned for the safety of a friend.
Concert (v. t.) To plan together; to settle or adjust by conference, agreement, or consultation.
Concert (v. t.) To plan; to devise; to arrange.
Concert (v. t.) Agreement in a design or plan; union formed by mutual communication of opinions and views; accordance in a scheme; harmony; simultaneous action.
Concert (v. t.) Musical accordance or harmony; concord.
Concert (v. t.) A musical entertainment in which several voices or instruments take part.
Conciliate (v. t.) To win ower; to gain from a state of hostility; to gain the good will or favor of; to make friendly; to mollify; to propitiate; to appease.
Concinnate (v. t.) To place fitly together; to adapt; to clear.
Concite (v. t.) To excite or stir up.
Conclude (v. t.) To shut up; to inclose.
Conclude (v. t.) To include; to comprehend; to shut up together; to embrace.
Conclude (v. t.) To reach as an end of reasoning; to infer, as from premises; to close, as an argument, by inferring; — sometimes followed by a dependent clause.
Conclude (v. t.) To make a final determination or judgment concerning; to judge; to decide.
Conclude (v. t.) To bring to an end; to close; to finish.
Conclude (v. t.) To bring about as a result; to effect; to make; as, to conclude a bargain.
Conclude (v. t.) To shut off; to restrain; to limit; to estop; to bar; — generally in the passive; as, the defendant is concluded by his own plea; a judgment concludes the introduction of further evidence argument.
Concoct (v. t.) To digest; to convert into nourishment by the organs of nutrition.
Concoct (v. t.) To purify or refine chemically.
Concoct (v. t.) To prepare from crude materials, as food; to invent or prepare by combining different ingredients; as, to concoct a new dish or beverage.
Concoct (v. t.) To digest in the mind; to devise; to make up; to contrive; to plan; to plot.
Concoct (v. t.) To mature or perfect; to ripen.
Concreate (v. t.) To create at the same time.
Concrete (v. t.) To form into a mass, as by the cohesion or coalescence of separate particles.
Concrete (v. t.) To cover with, or form of, concrete, as a pavement.
Conculcate (v. t.) To tread or trample under foot.
Concuss (v. t.) To shake or agitate.
Concuss (v. t.) To force (a person) to do something, or give up something, by intimidation; to coerce.
Cond (v. t.) To con, as a ship.
Condemn (v. t.) To pronounce to be wrong; to disapprove of; to censure.
Condemn (v. t.) To declare the guilt of; to make manifest the faults or unworthiness of; to convict of guilt.
Condemn (v. t.) To pronounce a judicial sentence against; to sentence to punishment, suffering, or loss; to doom; — with to before the penalty.
Condemn (v. t.) To amerce or fine; — with in before the penalty.
Condemn (v. t.) To adjudge or pronounce to be unfit for use or service; to adjudge or pronounce to be forfeited; as, the ship and her cargo were condemned.
Condemn (v. t.) To doom to be taken for public use, under the right of eminent domain.
Condensate (v. t.) Made dense; condensed.
Condensate (v. t.) To condense.
Condense (v. t.) To make more close, compact, or dense; to compress or concentrate into a smaller compass; to consolidate; to abridge; to epitomize.
Condense (v. t.) To reduce into another and denser form, as by cold or pressure; as, to condense gas into a liquid form, or steam into water.
Condite (v. t.) To pickle; to preserve; as, to condite pears, quinces, etc.
Conditionate (v. t.) Conditional.
Conditionate (v. t.) To qualify by conditions; to regulate.
Conditionate (v. t.) To put under conditions; to render conditional.
Condole (v. t.) To lament or grieve over.
Condone (v. t.) To pardon; to forgive.
Condone (v. t.) To pardon; to overlook the offense of; esp., to forgive for a violation of the marriage law; — said of either the husband or the wife.
Conduce (v. t.) To conduct; to lead; to guide.
Cone (v. t.) To render cone-shaped; to bevel like the circular segment of a cone; as, to cone the tires of car wheels.
Confect (v. t.) To prepare, as sweetmeats; to make a confection of.
Confect (v. t.) To construct; to form; to mingle or mix.
Confederate (v. t.) To unite in a league or confederacy; to ally.
Confer (v. t.) To bring together for comparison; to compare.
Confer (v. t.) To grant as a possession; to bestow.
Confer (v. t.) To contribute; to conduce.
Confess (v. t.) To make acknowledgment or avowal in a matter pertaining to one’s self; to acknowledge, own, or admit, as a crime, a fault, a debt.
Confess (v. t.) To acknowledge faith in; to profess belief in.
Confess (v. t.) To admit as true; to assent to; to acknowledge, as after a previous doubt, denial, or concealment.
Confess (v. t.) To make known or acknowledge, as one’s sins to a priest, in order to receive absolution; — sometimes followed by the reflexive pronoun.
Confess (v. t.) To hear or receive such confession; — said of a priest.
Confess (v. t.) To disclose or reveal, as an effect discloses its cause; to prove; to attest.
Confide (v. t.) To intrust; to give in charge; to commit to one’s keeping; — followed by to.
Configure (v. t.) To arrange or dispose in a certain form, figure, or shape.
Confine (v. t.) To restrain within limits; to restrict; to limit; to bound; to shut up; to inclose; to keep close.
Confirm (v. t.) To make firm or firmer; to add strength to; to establish; as, health is confirmed by exercise.
Confirm (v. t.) To strengthen in judgment or purpose.
Confirm (v. t.) To give new assurance of the truth of; to render certain; to verify; to corroborate; as, to confirm a rumor.
Confirm (v. t.) To render valid by formal assent; to complete by a necessary sanction; to ratify; as, to confirm the appoinment of an official; the Senate confirms a treaty.
Confirm (v. t.) To administer the rite of confirmation to. See Confirmation, 3.
Confix (v. t.) To fix; to fasten.
Conflate (v. t.) To blow together; to bring together; to collect; to fuse together; to join or weld; to consolidate.
Conform (v. t.) To shape in accordance with; to make like; to bring into harmony or agreement with; — usually with to or unto.
Confound (v. t.) To mingle and blend, so that different elements can not be distinguished; to confuse.
Confound (v. t.) To mistake for another; to identify falsely.
Confound (v. t.) To throw into confusion or disorder; to perplex; to strike with amazement; to dismay.
Confound (v. t.) To destroy; to ruin; to waste.
Confront (v. t.) To stand facing or in front of; to face; esp. to face hostilely; to oppose with firmness.
Confront (v. t.) To put face to face; to cause to face or to meet; as, to confront one with the proofs of his wrong doing.
Confront (v. t.) To set in opposition for examination; to put in contrast; to compare.
Confuse (v. t.) To mix or blend so that things can not be distinguished; to jumble together; to confound; to render indistinct or obscure; as, to confuse accounts; to confuse one’s vision.
Confuse (v. t.) To perplex; to disconcert; to abash; to cause to lose self-possession.
Confute (v. t.) To overwhelm by argument; to refute conclusively; to prove or show to be false or defective; to overcome; to silence.
Congeal (v. t.) To change from a fluid to a solid state by cold; to freeze.
Congeal (v. t.) To affect as if by freezing; to check the flow of, or cause to run cold; to chill.
Congenialize (v. t.) To make congenial.
Conglobate (v. t.) To collect or form into a ball or rounded mass; to gather or mass together.
Conglomerate (v. t.) To gather into a ball or round body; to collect into a mass.
Conglutinate (v. t.) To glue together; to unite by some glutinous or tenacious substance; to cause to adhere or to grow together.
Congratulate (v. t.) To address with expressions of sympathetic pleasure on account of some happy event affecting the person addressed; to wish joy to.
Congreet (v. t.) To salute mutually.
Congregate (v. t.) To collect into an assembly or assemblage; to assemble; to bring into one place, or into a united body; to gather together; to mass; to compact.
Conject (v. t.) To conjecture; also, to plan.
Conjecture (v. t.) To arrive at by conjecture; to infer on slight evidence; to surmise; to guess; to form, at random, opinions concerning.
Conjoin (v. t.) To join together; to unite.
Conjugate (v. t.) To unite in marriage; to join.
Conjugate (v. t.) To inflect (a verb), or give in order the forms which it assumed in its several voices, moods, tenses, numbers, and persons.
Conjure (v. t.) To call on or summon by a sacred name or in solemn manner; to implore earnestly; to adjure.
Conjure (v. t.) To affect or effect by conjuration; to call forth or send away by magic arts; to excite or alter, as if by magic or by the aid of supernatural powers.
Conn (v. t.) See Con, to direct a ship.
Connaturalize (v. t.) To bring to the same nature as something else; to adapt.
Connect (v. t.) To join, or fasten together, as by something intervening; to associate; to combine; to unite or link together; to establish a bond or relation between.
Connect (v. t.) To associate (a person or thing, or one’s self) with another person, thing, business, or affair.
Connex (v. t.) To connect.
Connive (v. t.) To shut the eyes to; to overlook; to pretend not to see.
Connotate (v. t.) To connote; to suggest or designate (something) as additional; to include; to imply.
Connote (v. t.) To mark along with; to suggest or indicate as additional; to designate by implication; to include in the meaning; to imply.
Connote (v. t.) To imply as an attribute.
Conquadrate (v. t.) To bring into a square.
Conquassate (v. t.) To shake; to agitate.
Conquer (v. t.) To gain or acquire by force; to take possession of by violent means; to gain dominion over; to subdue by physical means; to reduce; to overcome by force of arms; to cause to yield; to vanquish.
Conquer (v. t.) To subdue or overcome by mental or moral power; to surmount; as, to conquer difficulties, temptation, etc.
Conquer (v. t.) To gain or obtain, overcoming obstacles in the way; to win; as, to conquer freedom; to conquer a peace.
Conscribe (v. t.) To enroll; to enlist.
Conscript (v. t.) To enroll, by compulsion, for military service.
Consecrate (v. t.) To make, or declare to be, sacred; to appropriate to sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote, to the service or worship of God; as, to consecrate a church; to give (one’s self) unreservedly, as to the service of God.
Consecrate (v. t.) To set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a bishop.
Consecrate (v. t.) To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll among the gods, as a Roman emperor.
Consecrate (v. t.) To render venerable or revered; to hallow; to dignify; as, rules or principles consecrated by time.
Consecute (v. t.) To follow closely; to endeavor to overtake; to pursue.
Consent (v. t.) To grant; to allow; to assent to; to admit.
Conserve (v. t.) To keep in a safe or sound state; to save; to preserve; to protect.
Conserve (v. t.) To prepare with sugar, etc., for the purpose of preservation, as fruits, etc.; to make a conserve of.
Consider (v. t.) To fix the mind on, with a view to a careful examination; to think on with care; to ponder; to study; to meditate on.
Consider (v. t.) To look at attentively; to observe; to examine.
Consider (v. t.) To have regard to; to take into view or account; to pay due attention to; to respect.
Consider (v. t.) To estimate; to think; to regard; to view.
Consign (v. t.) To give, transfer, or deliver, in a formal manner, as if by signing over into the possession of another, or into a different state, with the sense of fixedness in that state, or permanence of possession; as, to consign the body to the grave.
Consign (v. t.) To give in charge; to commit; to intrust.
Consign (v. t.) To send or address (by bill of lading or otherwise) to an agent or correspondent in another place, to be cared for or sold, or for the use of such correspondent; as, to consign a cargo or a ship; to consign goods.
Consign (v. t.) To assign; to devote; to set apart.
Consign (v. t.) To stamp or impress; to affect.
Consignify (v. t.) To signify or denote in combination with something else.
Consociate (v. t.) To bring into alliance, confederacy, or relationship; to bring together; to join; to unite.
Consociate (v. t.) To unite in an ecclesiastical consociation.
Consolate (v. t.) To console; to comfort.
Console (v. t.) To cheer in distress or depression; to alleviate the grief and raise the spirits of; to relieve; to comfort; to soothe.
Consolidate (v. t.) To make solid; to unite or press together into a compact mass; to harden or make dense and firm.
Consolidate (v. t.) To unite, as various particulars, into one mass or body; to bring together in close union; to combine; as, to consolidate the armies of the republic.
Consolidate (v. t.) To unite by means of applications, as the parts of a broken bone, or the lips of a wound.
Consonantize (v. t.) To change into, or use as, a consonant.
Consopite (v. t.) To lull to sleep; to quiet; to compose.
Consort (v. t.) To unite or join, as in affection, harmony, company, marriage, etc.; to associate.
Consort (v. t.) To attend; to accompany.
Conspire (v. t.) To plot; to plan; to combine for.
Conspurcate (v. t.) To pollute; to defile.
Constant (v. t.) Firm; solid; fixed; immovable; — opposed to fluid.
Constant (v. t.) Not liable, or given, to change; permanent; regular; continuous; continually recurring; steadfast; faithful; not fickle.
Constant (v. t.) Remaining unchanged or invariable, as a quantity, force, law, etc.
Constant (v. t.) Consistent; logical.
Constate (v. t.) To ascertain; to verify; to establish; to prove.
Constellate (v. t.) To unite in one luster or radiance, as stars.
Constellate (v. t.) To set or adorn with stars or constellations; as, constellated heavens.
Constipate (v. t.) To crowd or cram into a narrow compass; to press together or condense.
Constipate (v. t.) To stop (a channel) by filling it, and preventing passage through it; as, to constipate the capillary vessels.
Constipate (v. t.) To render costive; to cause constipation in.
Constitute (v. t.) To cause to stand; to establish; to enact.
Constitute (v. t.) To make up; to compose; to form.
Constitute (v. t.) To appoint, depute, or elect to an office; to make and empower.
Constrain (v. t.) To secure by bonds; to chain; to bond or confine; to hold tightly; to constringe.
Constrain (v. t.) To bring into a narrow compass; to compress.
Constrain (v. t.) To hold back by force; to restrain; to repress.
Constrain (v. t.) To compel; to force; to necessitate; to oblige.
Constrain (v. t.) To violate; to ravish.
Constrain (v. t.) To produce in such a manner as to give an unnatural effect; as, a constrained voice.
Constrict (v. t.) To draw together; to render narrower or smaller; to bind; to cramp; to contract or cause to shrink.
Constringe (v. t.) To dawn together; to contract; to force to contract itself; to constrict; to cause to shrink.
Construct (v. t.) To put together the constituent parts of (something) in their proper place and order; to build; to form; to make; as, to construct an edifice.
Construct (v. t.) To devise; to invent; to set in order; to arrange; as, to construct a theory of ethics.
Constuprate (v. t.) To ravish; to debauch.
Consult (v. t.) To ask advice of; to seek the opinion of; to apply to for information or instruction; to refer to; as, to consult a physician; to consult a dictionary.
Consult (v. t.) To have reference to, in judging or acting; to have regard to; to consider; as, to consult one’s wishes.
Consult (v. t.) To deliberate upon; to take for.
Consult (v. t.) To bring about by counsel or contrivance; to devise; to contrive.
Consume (v. t.) To destroy, as by decomposition, dissipation, waste, or fire; to use up; to expend; to waste; to burn up; to eat up; to devour.
Contain (v. t.) To hold within fixed limits; to comprise; to include; to inclose; to hold.
Contain (v. t.) To have capacity for; to be able to hold; to hold; to be equivalent to; as, a bushel contains four pecks.
Contain (v. t.) To put constraint upon; to restrain; to confine; to keep within bounds.
Contaminate (v. t.) To soil, stain, or corrupt by contact; to tarnish; to sully; to taint; to pollute; to defile.
Contemn (v. t.) To view or treat with contempt, as mean and despicable; to reject with disdain; to despise; to scorn.
Contemper (v. t.) To modify or temper; to allay; to qualify; to moderate; to soften.
Contemperate (v. t.) To temper; to moderate.
Contemplate (v. t.) To look at on all sides or in all its bearings; to view or consider with continued attention; to regard with deliberate care; to meditate on; to study.
Contemplate (v. t.) To consider or have in view, as contingent or probable; to look forward to; to purpose; to intend.
Contend (v. t.) To struggle for; to contest.
Contentment (v. t.) The state of being contented or satisfied; content.
Contentment (v. t.) The act or process of contenting or satisfying; as, the contentment of avarice is impossible.
Contentment (v. t.) Gratification; pleasure; satisfaction.
Contest (v. t.) To make a subject of dispute, contention, litigation, or emulation; to contend for; to call in question; to controvert; to oppose; to dispute.
Contest (v. t.) To strive earnestly to hold or maintain; to struggle to defend; as, the troops contested every inch of ground.
Contest (v. t.) To make a subject of litigation; to defend, as a suit; to dispute or resist; as a claim, by course of law; to controvert.
Contex (v. t.) To context.
Context (v. t.) To knit or bind together; to unite closely.
Continue (v. t.) To unite; to connect.
Continue (v. t.) To protract or extend in duration; to preserve or persist in; to cease not.
Continue (v. t.) To carry onward or extend; to prolong or produce; to add to or draw out in length.
Continue (v. t.) To retain; to suffer or cause to remain; as, the trustees were continued; also, to suffer to live.
Contort (v. t.) To twist, or twist together; to turn awry; to bend; to distort; to wrest.
Contraband (v. t.) To import illegally, as prohibited goods; to smuggle.
Contraband (v. t.) To declare prohibited; to forbid.
Contradict (v. t.) To assert the contrary of; to oppose in words; to take issue with; to gainsay; to deny the truth of, as of a statement or a speaker; to impugn.
Contradict (v. t.) To be contrary to; to oppose; to resist.
Contraindicate (v. t.) To indicate, as by a symptom, some method of treatment contrary to that which the general tenor of the case would seem to require.
Contrast (v. t.) To set in opposition, or over against, in order to show the differences between, or the comparative excellences and defects of; to compare by difference or contrariety of qualities; as, to contrast the present with the past.
Contrast (v. t.) To give greater effect to, as to a figure or other object, by putting it in some relation of opposition to another figure or object.
Contravene (v. t.) To meet in the way of opposition; to come into conflict with; to oppose; to contradict; to obstruct the operation of; to defeat.
Contravene (v. t.) To violate; to nullify; to be inconsistent with; as, to contravene a law.
Contribute (v. t.) To give or grant i common with others; to give to a common stock or for a common purpose; to furnish or suply in part; to give (money or other aid) for a specified object; as, to contribute food or fuel for the poor.
Contrist (v. t.) To make sad.
Contriturate (v. t.) To triturate; to pulverize.
Contrive (v. t.) To form by an exercise of ingenuity; to devise; to invent; to design; to plan.
Control (v. t.) To check by a counter register or duplicate account; to prove by counter statements; to confute.
Control (v. t.) To exercise restraining or governing influence over; to check; to counteract; to restrain; to regulate; to govern; to overpower.
Controverse (v. t.) To dispute; to controvert.
Controvert (v. t.) To make matter of controversy; to dispute or oppose by reasoning; to contend against in words or writings; to contest; to debate.
Contuse (v. t.) To beat, pound, or together.
Contuse (v. t.) To bruise; to injure or disorganize a part without breaking the skin.
Convene (v. t.) To cause to assemble; to call together; to convoke.
Convene (v. t.) To summon judicially to meet or appear.
Convent (v. t.) To call before a judge or judicature; to summon; to convene.
Conventionalizw (v. t.) To make conventional; to bring under the influence of, or cause to conform to, conventional rules; to establish by usage.
Conventionalizw (v. t.) To represent by selecting the important features and those which are expressible in the medium employed, and omitting the others.
Conventionalizw (v. t.) To represent according to an established principle, whether religious or traditional, or based upon certain artistic rules of supposed importance.
Converge (v. t.) To cause to tend to one point; to cause to inc
Convert (v. t.) To cause to turn; to turn.
Convert (v. t.) To change or turn from one state or condition to another; to alter in form, substance, or quality; to transform; to transmute; as, to convert water into ice.
Convert (v. t.) To change or turn from one belief or course to another, as from one religion to another or from one party or sect to another.
Convert (v. t.) To produce the spiritual change called conversion in (any one); to turn from a bad life to a good one; to change the heart and moral character of (any one) from the controlling power of sin to that of ho
Convert (v. t.) To apply to any use by a diversion from the proper or intended use; to appropriate dishonestly or illegally.
Convert (v. t.) To exchange for some specified equivalent; as, to convert goods into money.
Convert (v. t.) To change (one proposition) into another, so that what was the subject of the first becomes the predicate of the second.
Convert (v. t.) To turn into another language; to translate.
Convey (v. t.) To carry from one place to another; to bear or transport.
Convey (v. t.) To cause to pass from one place or person to another; to serve as a medium in carrying (anything) from one place or person to another; to transmit; as, air conveys sound; words convey ideas.
Convey (v. t.) To transfer or deliver to another; to make over, as property; more strictly (Law), to transfer (real estate) or pass (a title to real estate) by a sealed writing.
Convey (v. t.) To impart or communicate; as, to convey an impression; to convey information.
Convey (v. t.) To manage with privacy; to carry out.
Convey (v. t.) To carry or take away secretly; to steal; to thieve.
Convey (v. t.) To accompany; to convoy.
Convict (v. t.) To prove or find guilty of an offense or crime charged; to pronounce guilty, as by legal decision, or by one’s conscience.
Convict (v. t.) To prove or show to be false; to confute; to refute.
Convict (v. t.) To demonstrate by proof or evidence; to prove.
Convict (v. t.) To defeat; to doom to destruction.
Convince (v. t.) To overpower; to overcome; to subdue or master.
Convince (v. t.) To overcome by argument; to force to yield assent to truth; to satisfy by proof.
Convince (v. t.) To confute; to prove the fallacy of.
Convince (v. t.) To prove guilty; to convict.
Convocate (v. t.) To convoke; to call together.
Convoke (v. t.) To call together; to summon to meet; to assemble by summons.
Convolve (v. t.) To roll or wind together; to roll or twist one part on another.
Convoy (v. t.) To accompany for protection, either by sea or land; to attend for protection; to escort; as, a frigate convoys a merchantman.
Convulse (v. t.) To contract violently and irregulary, as the muscular parts of an animal body; to shake with irregular spasms, as in excessive laughter, or in agony from grief or pain.
Convulse (v. t.) To agitate greatly; to shake violently.
Cony-catch (v. t.) To deceive; to cheat; to trick.
Cook (v. t.) To throw.
Cook (v. t.) To prepare, as food, by boiling, roasting, baking, broiling, etc.; to make suitable for eating, by the agency of fire or heat.
Cook (v. t.) To concoct or prepare; hence, to tamper with or alter; to garble; — often with up; as, to cook up a story; to cook an account.
Cool (v. t.) To make cool or cold; to reduce the temperature of; as, ice cools water.
Cool (v. t.) To moderate the heat or excitement of; to allay, as passion of any kind; to calm; to moderate.
Coop (v. t.) To confine in a coop; hence, to shut up or confine in a narrow compass; to cramp; — usually followed by up, sometimes by in.
Coop (v. t.) To work upon in the manner of a cooper.
Cooper (v. t.) To do the work of a cooper upon; as, to cooper a cask or barrel.
Coopt (v. t.) To choose or elect in concert with another.
Cooptate (v. t.) To choose; to elect; to coopt.
Coordain (v. t.) To ordain or appoint for some purpose along with another.
Coordinate (v. t.) To make coordinate; to put in the same order or rank; as, to coordinate ideas in classification.
Coordinate (v. t.) To give a common action, movement, or condition to; to regulate and combine so as to produce harmonious action; to adjust; to harmonize; as, to coordinate muscular movements.
Copart (v. t.) To share.
Cope (v. t.) To pare the beak or talons of (a hawk).
Cope (v. t.) To bargain for; to buy.
Cope (v. t.) To make return for; to requite; to repay.
Cope (v. t.) To match one’s self against; to meet; to encounter.
Copper (v. t.) To cover or coat with copper; to sheathe with sheets of copper; as, to copper a ship.
Copse (v. t.) To trim or cut; — said of small trees, brushwood, tufts of grass, etc.
Copse (v. t.) To plant and preserve, as a copse.
Copyright (v. t.) To secure a copyright on.
Coquet (v. t.) To attempt to attract the notice, admiration, or love of; to treat with a show of tenderness or regard, with a view to deceive and disappoint.
Corbel (v. t.) To furnish with a corbel or corbels; to support by a corbel; to make in the form of a corbel.
Cord (v. t.) To bind with a cord; to fasten with cords; to connect with cords; to ornament or finish with a cord or cords, as a garment.
Cord (v. t.) To arrange (wood, etc.) in a pile for measurement by the cord.
Cordialize (v. t.) To make into a cordial.
Cordialize (v. t.) To render cordial; to reconcile.
Corduroy (v. t.) To form of logs laid side by side.
Core (v. t.) To take out the core or inward parts of; as, to core an apple.
Core (v. t.) To form by means of a core, as a hole in a casting.
Corival (v. t.) To rival; to pretend to equal.
Cork (v. t.) To stop with a cork, as a bottle.
Cork (v. t.) To furnish or fit with cork; to raise on cork.
Corkscrew (v. t.) To press forward in a winding way; as, to corkscrew one’s way through a crowd.
Corn (v. t.) To preserve and season with salt in grains; to sprinkle with salt; to cure by salting; now, specifically, to salt slightly in brine or otherwise; as, to corn beef; to corn a tongue.
Corn (v. t.) To form into small grains; to granulate; as, to corn gunpowder.
Corn (v. t.) To feed with corn or (in Sctland) oats; as, to corn horses.
Corn (v. t.) To render intoxicated; as, ale strong enough to corn one.
Corner (v. t.) To drive into a corner.
Corner (v. t.) To drive into a position of great difficulty or hopeless embarrassment; as, to corner a person in argument.
Corner (v. t.) To get command of (a stock, commodity, etc.), so as to be able to put one’s own price on it; as, to corner the shares of a railroad stock; to corner petroleum.
Cornute (v. t.) To bestow horns upon; to make a cuckold of; to cuckold.
Corporate (v. t.) To incorporate.
Corporify (v. t.) To embody; to form into a body.
Corrade (v. t.) To gnaw into; to wear away; to fret; to consume.
Corrade (v. t.) To erode, as the bed of a stream. See Corrosion.
Corradiate (v. t.) To converge to one point or focus, as light or rays.
Corral (v. t.) To surround and inclose; to coop up; to put into an inclosed space; — primarily used with reference to securing horses and cattle in an inclosure of wagons while traversing the plains, but in the Southwestern United States now colloquially applied to the capturing, securing, or penning of anything.
Correct (v. t.) To make right; to bring to the standard of truth, justice, or propriety; to rectify; as, to correct manners or principles.
Correct (v. t.) To remove or retrench the faults or errors of; to amend; to set right; as, to correct the proof (that is, to mark upon the margin the changes to be made, or to make in the type the changes so marked).
Correct (v. t.) To bring back, or attempt to bring back, to propriety in morals; to reprove or punish for faults or deviations from moral rectitude; to chastise; to discip
Correct (v. t.) To counteract the qualities of one thing by those of another; — said of whatever is wrong or injurious; as, to correct the acidity of the stomach by alka
Correctify (v. t.) To correct.
Correlate (v. t.) To put in relation with each other; to connect together by the disclosure of a mutual relation; as, to correlate natural phenomena.
Corrivate (v. t.) To cause to flow together, as water drawn from several streams.
Corroborate (v. t.) To make strong, or to give additional strength to; to strengthen.
Corroborate (v. t.) To make more certain; to confirm; to establish.
Corrode (v. t.) To eat away by degrees; to wear away or diminish by gradually separating or destroying small particles of, as by action of a strong acid or a caustic alkali.
Corrode (v. t.) To consume; to wear away; to prey upon; to impair.
Corrodiate (v. t.) To eat away by degrees; to corrode.
Corrugate (v. t.) To form or shape into wrinkles or folds, or alternate ridges and grooves, as by drawing, contraction, pressure, bending, or otherwise; to wrinkle; to purse up; as, to corrugate plates of iron; to corrugate the forehead.
Corrump (v. t.) To corrupt. See Corrupt.
Corrupt (v. t.) To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy.
Corrupt (v. t.) To change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to pervert; to debase; to defile.
Corrupt (v. t.) To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty; as, to corrupt a judge by a bribe.
Corrupt (v. t.) To debase or render impure by alterations or innovations; to falsify; as, to corrupt language; to corrupt the sacred text.
Corrupt (v. t.) To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.
Corset (v. t.) To inclose in corsets.
Cosen (v. t.) See Cozen.
Cosher (v. t.) To levy certain exactions or tribute upon; to lodge and eat at the expense of. See Coshering.
Cosher (v. t.) To treat with hospitality; to pet.
Cosset (v. t.) To treat as a pet; to fondle.
Cost (v. t.) To require to be given, expended, or laid out therefor, as in barter, purchase, acquisition, etc.; to cause the cost, expenditure, relinquishment, or loss of; as, the ticket cost a dollar; the effort cost his life.
Cost (v. t.) To require to be borne or suffered; to cause.
Cost (v. t.) The amount paid, charged, or engaged to be paid, for anything bought or taken in barter; charge; expense; hence, whatever, as labor, self-denial, suffering, etc., is requisite to secure benefit.
Cost (v. t.) Loss of any kind; detriment; pain; suffering.
Cost (v. t.) Expenses incurred in litigation.
Cote (v. t.) To go side by side with; hence, to pass by; to outrun and get before; as, a dog cotes a hare.
Cote (v. t.) To quote.
Cotter (v. t.) To fasten with a cotter.
Couch (v. t.) To lay upon a bed or other resting place.
Couch (v. t.) To arrange or dispose as in a bed; — sometimes followed by the reflexive pronoun.
Couch (v. t.) To lay or deposit in a bed or layer; to bed.
Couch (v. t.) To transfer (as sheets of partly dried pulp) from the wire cloth mold to a felt blanket, for further drying.
Couch (v. t.) To conceal; to include or involve darkly.
Couch (v. t.) To arrange; to place; to inlay.
Couch (v. t.) To put into some form of language; to express; to phrase; — used with in and under.
Couch (v. t.) To treat by pushing down or displacing the opaque lens with a needle; as, to couch a cataract.
Couch (v. t.) A bed or place for repose or sleep; particularly, in the United States, a lounge.
Couch (v. t.) Any place for repose, as the lair of a beast, etc.
Couch (v. t.) A mass of steeped barley spread upon a floor to germinate, in malting; or the floor occupied by the barley; as, couch of malt.
Couch (v. t.) A preliminary layer, as of color, size, etc.
Couchant (v. t.) Lying down with head erect; squatting.
Couchant (v. t.) Lying down with the head raised, which distinguishes the posture of couchant from that of dormant, or sleeping; — said of a lion or other beast.
Couche (v. t.) Not erect; inc
Couche (v. t.) Lying on its side; thus, a chevron couche is one which emerges from one side of the escutcheon and has its apex on the opposite side, or at the fess point.
Couchee (v. t.) A reception held at the time of going to bed, as by a sovereign or great prince.
Cough (v. t.) To expel from the lungs or air passages by coughing; — followed by up; as, to cough up phlegm.
Cough (v. t.) To bring to a specified state by coughing; as, he coughed himself hoarse.
Co-une (v. t.) To combine or unite.
Co-unite (v. t.) To unite.
Counsel (v. t.) To give advice to; to advice, admonish, or instruct, as a person.
Counsel (v. t.) To advise or recommend, as an act or course.
Count (v. t.) To tell or name one by one, or by groups, for the purpose of ascertaining the whole number of units in a collection; to number; to enumerate; to compute; to reckon.
Count (v. t.) To place to an account; to ascribe or impute; to consider or esteem as belonging.
Count (v. t.) To esteem; to account; to reckon; to think, judge, or consider.
Count (v. t.) The act of numbering; reckoning; also, the number ascertained by counting.
Count (v. t.) An object of interest or account; value; estimation.
Count (v. t.) A formal statement of the plaintiff’s case in court; in a more technical and correct sense, a particular allegation or charge in a declaration or indictment, separately setting forth the cause of action or prosecution.
Countenance (v. t.) To encourage; to favor; to approve; to aid; to abet.
Countenance (v. t.) To make a show of; to pretend.
Counter (v. t.) One who counts, or reckons up; a calculator; a reckoner.
Counter (v. t.) A piece of metal, ivory, wood, or bone, used in reckoning, in keeping account of games, etc.
Counter (v. t.) Money; coin; — used in contempt.
Counter (v. t.) A prison; either of two prisons formerly in London.
Counter (v. t.) A telltale; a contrivance attached to an engine, printing press, or other machine, for the purpose of counting the revolutions or the pulsations.
Counter (v. t.) A table or board on which money is counted and over which business is transacted; a long, narrow table or bench, on which goods are laid for examination by purchasers, or on which they are weighed or measured.
Counteract (v. t.) To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteract the effect of medicines; to counteract good advice.
Counterbalance (v. t.) To oppose with an equal weight or power; to counteract the power or effect of; to countervail; to equiponderate; to balance.
Counterbore (v. t.) To form a counterbore in, by boring, turning, or drilling; to enlarge, as a hole, by means of a counterbore.
Counterbrace (v. t.) To brace in opposite directions; as, to counterbrace the yards, i. e., to brace the head yards one way and the after yards another.
Counterbrace (v. t.) To brace in such a way that opposite strains are resisted; to apply counter braces to.
Counterbuff (v. t.) To strike or drive back or in an opposite direction; to stop by a blow or impulse in front.
Counterchange (v. t.) To give and receive; to cause to change places; to exchange.
Counterchange (v. t.) To checker; to diversify, as in heraldic counterchanging. See Counterchaged, a., 2.
Countercharm (v. t.) To destroy the effect of a charm upon.
Countercheck (v. t.) To oppose or check by some obstacle; to check by a return check.
Counterdraw (v. t.) To copy, as a design or painting, by tracing with a pencil on oiled paper, or other transparent substance.
Counterfeit (v. t.) To imitate, or put on a semblance of; to mimic; as, to counterfeit the voice of another person.
Counterfeit (v. t.) To imitate with a view to deceiving, by passing the copy for that which is original or genuine; to forge; as, to counterfeit the signature of another, coins, notes, etc.
Counterirritate (v. t.) To produce counter irritation in; to treat with one morbid process for the purpose of curing another.
Countermand (v. t.) To revoke (a former command); to cancel or rescind by giving an order contrary to one previously given; as, to countermand an order for goods.
Countermand (v. t.) To prohibit; to forbid.
Countermand (v. t.) To oppose; to revoke the command of.
Countermark (v. t.) To apply a countermark to; as, to countermark silverware; to countermark a horse’s teeth.
Countermine (v. t.) To oppose by means of a countermine; to intercept with a countermine.
Countermine (v. t.) To frustrate or counteract by secret measures.
Countermure (v. t.) To fortify with a wall behind another wall.
Counterplead (v. t.) To plead the contrary of; to plead against; to deny.
Counterplot (v. t.) To oppose, as another plot, by plotting; to attempt to frustrate, as a stratagem, by stratagem.
Counterpoise (v. t.) To act against with equal weight; to equal in weight; to balance the weight of; to counterbalance.
Counterpoise (v. t.) To act against with equal power; to balance.
Counterponderate (v. t.) To equal in weight; to counterpoise; to equiponderate.
Counterprove (v. t.) To take a counter proof of, or a copy in reverse, by taking an impression directly from the face of an original. See Counter proof, under Counter.
Counterseal (v. t.) To seal or ratify with another or others.
Countersecure (v. t.) To give additional security to or for.
Countersign (v. t.) To sign on the opposite side of (an instrument or writing); hence, to sign in addition to the signature of a principal or superior, in order to attest the authenticity of a writing.
Countersink (v. t.) To chamfer or form a depression around the top of (a hole in wood, metal, etc.) for the reception of the head of a screw or bolt below the surface, either wholly or in part; as, to countersink a hole for a screw.
Countersink (v. t.) To cause to sink even with or below the surface; as, to countersink a screw or bolt into woodwork.
Countervail (v. t.) To act against with equal force, power, or effect; to thwart or overcome by such action; to furnish an equivalent to or for; to counterbalance; to compensate.
Countervote (v. t.) To vote in opposition to; to balance or overcome by voting; to outvote.
Counterwait (v. t.) To wait or watch for; to be on guard against.
Counterweigh (v. t.) To weigh against; to counterbalance.
Counterwheel (v. t.) To cause to wheel or turn in an opposite direction.
Counterwork (v. t.) To work in opposition to; to counteract.
Countor (v. t.) An advocate or professional pleader; one who counted for his client, that is, orally pleaded his cause.
Countreplete (v. t.) To counterplead.
Countrify (v. t.) To give a rural appearance to; to cause to appear rustic.
Couage (v. t.) To inspire with courage.
Course (v. t.) To run, hunt, or chase after; to follow hard upon; to pursue.
Course (v. t.) To cause to chase after or pursue game; as, to course greyhounds after deer.
Course (v. t.) To run through or over.
Court (v. t.) To endeavor to gain the favor of by attention or flattery; to try to ingratiate one’s self with.
Court (v. t.) To endeavor to gain the affections of; to seek in marriage; to woo.
Court (v. t.) To attempt to gain; to solicit; to seek.
Court (v. t.) To invite by attractions; to allure; to attract.
Courtesy (v. t.) To treat with civility.
Court-martial (v. t.) To subject to trial by a court-martial.
Cove (v. t.) To arch over; to build in a hollow concave form; to make in the form of a cove.
Cove (v. t.) To brood, cover, over, or sit over, as birds their eggs.
Covenant (v. t.) To grant or promise by covenant.
Cover (v. t.) To overspread the surface of (one thing) with another; as, to cover wood with paint or lacquer; to cover a table with a cloth.
Cover (v. t.) To envelop; to clothe, as with a mantle or cloak.
Cover (v. t.) To invest (one’s self with something); to bring upon (one’s self); as, he covered himself with glory.
Cover (v. t.) To hide sight; to conceal; to cloak; as, the enemy were covered from our sight by the woods.
Cover (v. t.) To brood or sit on; to incubate.
Cover (v. t.) To shelter, as from evil or danger; to protect; to defend; as, the cavalry covered the retreat.
Cover (v. t.) To remove from remembrance; to put away; to remit.
Cover (v. t.) To extend over; to be sufficient for; to comprehend, include, or embrace; to account for or solve; to counterbalance; as, a mortgage which fully covers a sum loaned on it; a law which covers all possible cases of a crime; receipts than do not cover expenses.
Cover (v. t.) To put the usual covering or headdress on.
Cover (v. t.) To copulate with (a female); to serve; as, a horse covers a mare; — said of the male.
Covert (v. t.) Covered over; private; hid; secret; disguised.
Covert (v. t.) Sheltered; not open or exposed; retired; protected; as, a covert nook.
Covert (v. t.) Under cover, authority or protection; as, a feme covert, a married woman who is considered as being under the protection and control of her husband.
Covet (v. t.) To wish for with eagerness; to desire possession of; — used in a good sense.
Covet (v. t.) To long for inordinately or unlawfully; to hanker after (something forbidden).
Covetise (v. t.) Avarice.
Covetous (v. t.) Very desirous; eager to obtain; — used in a good sense.
Covetous (v. t.) Inordinately desirous; excessively eager to obtain and possess (esp. money); avaricious; — in a bad sense.
Cow (v. t.) To depress with fear; to daunt the spirits or courage of; to overawe.
Coward (v. t.) To make timorous; to frighten.
Cower (v. t.) To cherish with care.
Cowhide (v. t.) To flog with a cowhide.
Cowish (v. t.) Timorous; fearful; cowardly.
Coy (v. t.) To allure; to entice; to decoy.
Coy (v. t.) To caress with the hand; to stroke.
Cozen (v. t.) To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way.
Crab (v. t.) To make sour or morose; to embitter.
Crab (v. t.) To beat with a crabstick.
Crack (v. t.) To break or burst, with or without entire separation of the parts; as, to crack glass; to crack nuts.
Crack (v. t.) To rend with grief or pain; to affect deeply with sorrow; hence, to disorder; to distract; to craze.
Crack (v. t.) To cause to sound suddenly and sharply; to snap; as, to crack a whip.
Crack (v. t.) To utter smartly and sententiously; as, to crack a joke.
Crack (v. t.) To cry up; to extol; — followed by up.
Cracknel (v. t.) A hard brittle cake or biscuit.
Cradle (v. t.) To lay to rest, or rock, as in a cradle; to lull or quiet, as by rocking.
Cradle (v. t.) To nurse or train in infancy.
Cradle (v. t.) To cut and lay with a cradle, as grain.
Cradle (v. t.) To transport a vessel by means of a cradle.
Craft (v. t.) To play tricks; to practice artifice.
Cram (v. t.) To press, force, or drive, particularly in filling, or in thrusting one thing into another; to stuff; to crowd; to fill to superfluity; as, to cram anything into a basket; to cram a room with people.
Cram (v. t.) To fill with food to satiety; to stuff.
Cram (v. t.) To put hastily through an extensive course of memorizing or study, as in preparation for an examination; as, a pupil is crammed by his tutor.
Cramp (v. t.) To compress; to restrain from free action; to confine and contract; to hinder.
Cramp (v. t.) To fasten or hold with, or as with, a cramp.
Cramp (v. t.) to bind together; to unite.
Cramp (v. t.) To form on a cramp; as, to cramp boot legs.
Cramp (v. t.) To afflict with cramp.
Cranch (v. t.) See Craunch.
Crane (v. t.) To cause to rise; to raise or lift, as by a crane; — with up.
Crane (v. t.) To stretch, as a crane stretches its neck; as, to crane the neck disdainfully.
Crankle (v. t.) To break into bends, turns, or angles; to crinkle.
Crase (v. t.) To break in pieces; to crack.
Crate (v. t.) To pack in a crate or case for transportation; as, to crate a sewing machine; to crate peaches.
Crave (v. t.) To ask with earnestness or importunity; to ask with submission or humility; to beg; to entreat; to beseech; to implore.
Crave (v. t.) To call for, as a gratification; to long for; hence, to require or demand; as, the stomach craves food.
Craven (v. t.) To make recreant, weak, spiritless, or cowardly.
Crayon (v. t.) To sketch, as with a crayon; to sketch or plan.
Craze (v. t.) To break into pieces; to crush; to grind to powder. See Crase.
Craze (v. t.) To weaken; to impair; to render decrepit.
Craze (v. t.) To derange the intellect of; to render insane.
Creak (v. t.) To produce a creaking sound with.
Cream (v. t.) To skim, or take off by skimming, as cream.
Cream (v. t.) To take off the best or choicest part of.
Cream (v. t.) To furnish with, or as with, cream.
Crease (v. t.) To make a crease or mark in, as by folding or doubling.
Create (v. t.) To bring into being; to form out of nothing; to cause to exist.
Create (v. t.) To effect by the agency, and under the laws, of causation; to be the occasion of; to cause; to produce; to form or fashion; to renew.
Create (v. t.) To invest with a new form, office, or character; to constitute; to appoint; to make; as, to create one a peer.
Creaturize (v. t.) To make like a creature; to degrade
Credence (v. t.) To give credence to; to believe.
Credit (v. t.) To confide in the truth of; to give credence to; to put trust in; to believe.
Credit (v. t.) To bring honor or repute upon; to do credit to; to raise the estimation of.
Credit (v. t.) To enter upon the credit side of an account; to give credit for; as, to credit the amount paid; to set to the credit of; as, to credit a man with the interest paid on a bond.
Creed (v. t.) A definite summary of what is believed; esp., a summary of the articles of Christian faith; a confession of faith for public use; esp., one which is brief and comprehensive.
Creed (v. t.) Any summary of principles or opinions professed or adhered to.
Creed (v. t.) To believe; to credit.
Creep (v. t.) To move along the ground, or on any other surface, on the belly, as a worm or reptile; to move as a child on the hands and knees; to crawl.
Creep (v. t.) To move slowly, feebly, or timorously, as from unwillingness, fear, or weakness.
Creep (v. t.) To move in a stealthy or secret manner; to move imperceptibly or clandestinely; to steal in; to insinuate itself or one’s self; as, age creeps upon us.
Creep (v. t.) To slip, or to become slightly displaced; as, the collodion on a negative, or a coat of varnish, may creep in drying; the quicksilver on a mirror may creep.
Creep (v. t.) To move or behave with servility or exaggerated humility; to fawn; as, a creeping sycophant.
Creep (v. t.) To grow, as a vine, clinging to the ground or to some other support by means of roots or rootlets, or by tendrils, along its length.
Creep (v. t.) To have a sensation as of insects creeping on the skin of the body; to crawl; as, the sight made my flesh creep. See Crawl, v. i., 4.
Cremate (v. t.) To burn; to reduce to ashes by the action of fire, either directly or in an oven or retort; to incremate or incinerate; as, to cremate a corpse, instead of burying it.
Crenelate (v. t.) To furnish with crenelles.
Crenelate (v. t.) To indent; to notch; as, a crenelated leaf.
Creosote (v. t.) To saturate or impregnate with creosote, as timber, for the prevention of decay.
Crescent (v. t.) To form into a crescent, or something resembling a crescent.
Crescent (v. t.) To adorn with crescents.
Crest (v. t.) To furnish with, or surmount as, a crest; to serve as a crest for.
Crest (v. t.) To mark with
Crevice (v. t.) To crack; to flaw.
Crib (v. t.) To shut up or confine in a narrow habitation; to cage; to cramp.
Crib (v. t.) To pilfer or purloin; hence, to steal from an author; to appropriate; to plagiarize; as, to crib a
Cribbage (v. t.) A game of cards, played by two or four persons, in which there is a crib. (See Crib, 11.) It is characterized by a great variety of chances.
Cribble (v. t.) To cause to pass through a sieve or riddle; to sift.
Crimp (v. t.) To fold or plait in regular undulation in such a way that the material will retain the shape intended; to give a wavy appearance to; as, to crimp the border of a cap; to crimp a ruffle. Cf. Crisp.
Crimp (v. t.) To pinch and hold; to seize.
Crimp (v. t.) to entrap into the military or naval service; as, to crimp seamen.
Crimp (v. t.) To cause to contract, or to render more crisp, as the flesh of a fish, by gashing it, when living, with a knife; as, to crimp skate, etc.
Crimple (v. t.) To cause to shrink or draw together; to contract; to curl.
Crimson (v. t.) To dye with crimson or deep red; to redden.
Cringe (v. t.) To draw one’s self together as in fear or servility; to bend or crouch with base humility; to wince; hence; to make court in a degrading manner; to fawn.
Cringe (v. t.) To contract; to draw together; to cause to shrink or wrinkle; to distort.
Crinkle (v. t.) To form with short turns, bends, or wrinkles; to mold into inequalities or sinuosities; to cause to wrinkle or curl.
Cripple (v. t.) To deprive of the use of a limb, particularly of a leg or foot; to lame.
Cripple (v. t.) To deprive of strength, activity, or capability for service or use; to disable; to deprive of resources; as, to be financially crippled.
Crisscross (v. t.) To mark or cover with cross
Criticise (v. t.) To examine and judge as a critic; to pass literary or artistic judgment upon; as, to criticise an author; to criticise a picture.
Criticise (v. t.) To express one’s views as to the merit or demerit of; esp., to animadvert upon; to find fault with; as, to criticise conduct.
Croak (v. t.) To utter in a low, hoarse voice; to announce by croaking; to forebode; as, to croak disaster.
Crock (v. t.) To soil by contact, as with soot, or with the coloring matter of badly dyed cloth.
Crock (v. t.) To lay up in a crock; as, to crock butter.
Crooken (v. t.) To make crooked.
Croon (v. t.) To sing in a low tone, as if to one’s self; to hum.
Croon (v. t.) To soothe by singing softly.
Crop (v. t.) To cut off the tops or tips of; to bite or pull off; to browse; to pluck; to mow; to reap.
Crop (v. t.) Fig.: To cut off, as if in harvest.
Crop (v. t.) To cause to bear a crop; as, to crop a field.
Croquet (v. t.) In the game of croquet, to drive away an opponent’s ball, after putting one’s own in contact with it, by striking one’s own ball with the mallet.
Cross (v. t.) To put across or athwart; to cause to intersect; as, to cross the arms.
Cross (v. t.) To lay or draw something, as a
Cross (v. t.) To pass from one side to the other of; to pass or move over; to traverse; as, to cross a stream.
Cross (v. t.) To pass, as objects going in an opposite direction at the same time.
Cross (v. t.) To run counter to; to thwart; to obstruct; to hinder; to clash or interfere with.
Cross (v. t.) To interfere and cut off; to debar.
Cross (v. t.) To make the sign of the cross upon; — followed by the reflexive pronoun; as, he crossed himself.
Cross (v. t.) To cancel by marking crosses on or over, or drawing a
Cross (v. t.) To cause to interbreed; — said of different stocks or races; to mix the breed of.
Crosscut (v. t.) To cut across or through; to intersect.
Cross-examine (v. t.) To examine or question, as a witness who has been called and examined by the opposite party.
Crossnath (v. t.) To shade by means of crosshatching.
Crossing (v. t.) The act by which anything is crossed; as, the crossing of the ocean.
Crossing (v. t.) The act of making the sign of the cross.
Crossing (v. t.) The act of interbreeding; a mixing of breeds.
Crossing (v. t.) Intersection, as of two paths or roads.
Crossing (v. t.) A place where anything (as a stream) is crossed; a paved walk across a street.
Crossing (v. t.) Contradiction; thwarting; obstruction.
Cross-question (v. t.) To cross-examine; to subject to close questioning.
Crouch (v. t.) To sign with the cross; to bless.
Crouch (v. t.) To bend, or cause to bend, as in humility or fear.
Crowd (v. t.) To push, to press, to shove.
Crowd (v. t.) To press or drive together; to mass together.
Crowd (v. t.) To fill by pressing or thronging together; hence, to encumber by excess of numbers or quantity.
Crowd (v. t.) To press by solicitation; to urge; to dun; hence, to treat discourteously or unreasonably.
Crowd (v. t.) A number of things collected or closely pressed together; also, a number of things adjacent to each other.
Crowd (v. t.) A number of persons congregated or collected into a close body without order; a throng.
Crowd (v. t.) The lower orders of people; the populace; the vulgar; the rabble; the mob.
Crowd (v. t.) To play on a crowd; to fiddle.
Cruciate (v. t.) To torture; to torment. [Obs.] See Excruciate.
Crucify (v. t.) To fasten to a cross; to put to death by nailing the hands and feet to a cross or gibbet.
Crucify (v. t.) To destroy the power or ruling influence of; to subdue completely; to mortify.
Crucify (v. t.) To vex or torment.
Crumb (v. t.) To break into crumbs or small pieces with the fingers; as, to crumb bread.
Crumble (v. t.) To break into small pieces; to cause to fall in pieces.
Crumple (v. t.) To draw or press into wrinkles or folds; to crush together; to rumple; as, to crumple paper.
Crunch (v. t.) To crush with the teeth; to chew with a grinding noise; to craunch; as, to crunch a biscuit.
Crupper (v. t.) To fit with a crupper; to place a crupper upon; as, to crupper a horse.
Crush (v. t.) To press or bruise between two hard bodies; to squeeze, so as to destroy the natural shape or integrity of the parts, or to force together into a mass; as, to crush grapes.
Crush (v. t.) To reduce to fine particles by pounding or grinding; to comminute; as, to crush quartz.
Crush (v. t.) To overwhelm by pressure or weight; to beat or force down, as by an incumbent weight.
Crush (v. t.) To oppress or burden grievously.
Crush (v. t.) To overcome completely; to subdue totally.
Crutch (v. t.) To support on crutches; to prop up.
Cry (v. t.) To utter loudly; to call out; to shout; to sound abroad; to declare publicly.
Cry (v. t.) To cause to do something, or bring to some state, by crying or weeping; as, to cry one’s self to sleep.
Cry (v. t.) To make oral and public proclamation of; to declare publicly; to notify or advertise by outcry, especially things lost or found, goods to be sold, ets.; as, to cry goods, etc.
Cry (v. t.) to publish the banns of, as for marriage.
Crystallize (v. t.) To cause to form crystals, or to assume the crystal
Cub (v. t.) To shut up or confine.
Cube (v. t.) To raise to the third power; to obtain the cube of.
Cuckold (v. t.) To make a cuckold of, as a husband, by seducing his wife, or by her becoming an adulteress.
Cuckoldize (v. t.) To cuckold.
Cuddle (v. t.) To embrace closely; to fondle.
Cudgel (v. t.) To beat with a cudgel.
Cue (v. t.) To form into a cue; to braid; to twist.
Cuff (v. t.) To strike; esp., to smite with the palm or flat of the hand; to slap.
Cuff (v. t.) To buffet.
Cull (v. t.) To separate, select, or pick out; to choose and gather or collect; as, to cull flowers.
Cullet (v. t.) Broken glass for remelting.
Culls (v. t.) Refuse timber, from which the best part has been culled out.
Culls (v. t.) Any refuse stuff, as rolls not properly baked.
Cultivate (v. t.) To bestow attention, care, and labor upon, with a view to valuable returns; to till; to fertilize; as, to cultivate soil.
Cultivate (v. t.) To direct special attention to; to devote time and thought to; to foster; to cherish.
Cultivate (v. t.) To seek the society of; to court intimacy with.
Cultivate (v. t.) To improve by labor, care, or study; to impart culture to; to civilize; to refine.
Cultivate (v. t.) To raise or produce by tillage; to care for while growing; as, to cultivate corn or grass.
Culture (v. t.) To cultivate; to educate.
Cumber (v. t.) To rest upon as a troublesome or useless weight or load; to be burdensome or oppressive to; to hinder or embarrass in attaining an object, to obstruct or occupy uselessly; to embarrass; to trouble.
Cumshaw (v. t.) To give or make a present to.
Cumulate (v. t.) To gather or throw into a heap; to heap together; to accumulate.
Cun (v. t.) To con (a ship).
Cun (v. t.) To know. See Con.
Cund (v. t.) To con (a ship).
Cup (v. t.) To supply with cups of wine.
Cup (v. t.) To apply a cupping apparatus to; to subject to the operation of cupping. See Cupping.
Cup (v. t.) To make concave or in the form of a cup; as, to cup the end of a screw.
Cupboard (v. t.) To collect, as into a cupboard; to hoard.
Cupel (v. t.) To refine by means of a cupel.
Curable (v. t.) Capable of being cured; admitting remedy.
Curarize (v. t.) To poison with curare.
Curative (v. t.) Relating to, or employed in, the cure of diseases; tending to cure.
Curb (v. t.) To bend or curve
Curb (v. t.) To guide and manage, or restrain, as with a curb; to bend to one’s will; to subject; to subdue; to restrain; to confine; to keep in check.
Curb (v. t.) To furnish wich a curb, as a well; also, to restrain by a curb, as a bank of earth.
Curd (v. t.) To cause to coagulate or thicken; to cause to congeal; to curdle.
Curdle (v. t.) To change into curd; to cause to coagulate.
Curdle (v. t.) To congeal or thicken.
Cure (v. t.) To heal; to restore to health, soundness, or sanity; to make well; — said of a patient.
Cure (v. t.) To subdue or remove by remedial means; to remedy; to remove; to heal; — said of a malady.
Cure (v. t.) To set free from (something injurious or blameworthy), as from a bad habit.
Cure (v. t.) To prepare for preservation or permanent keeping; to preserve, as by drying, salting, etc.; as, to cure beef or fish; to cure hay.
Curry (v. t.) To dress or prepare for use by a process of scraping, cleansing, beating, smoothing, and coloring; — said of leather.
Curry (v. t.) To dress the hair or coat of (a horse, ox, or the like) with a currycomb and brush; to comb, as a horse, in order to make clean.
Curry (v. t.) To beat or bruise; to drub; — said of persons.
Curry (v. t.) To flavor or cook with curry.
Currycomb (v. t.) To comb with a currycomb.
Curse (v. t.) To call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate.
Curse (v. t.) To bring great evil upon; to be the cause of serious harm or unhappiness to; to furnish with that which will be a cause of deep trouble; to afflict or injure grievously; to harass or torment.
Curse (v. t.) An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction.
Curse (v. t.) Evil pronounced or invoked upon another, solemnly, or in passion; subjection to, or sentence of, divine condemnation.
Curse (v. t.) The cause of great harm, evil, or misfortune; that which brings evil or severe affliction; torment.
Curtail (v. t.) To cut off the end or tail, or any part, of; to shorten; to abridge; to diminish; to reduce.
Curtain (v. t.) To inclose as with curtains; to furnish with curtains.
Curvet (v. t.) To cause to curvet.
Cushion (v. t.) To seat or place on, or as on a cushion.
Cushion (v. t.) To furnish with cushions; as, to cushion a chaise.
Cushion (v. t.) To conceal or cover up, as under a cushion.
Cusp (v. t.) To furnish with a cusp or cusps.
Cuspidate (v. t.) To make pointed or sharp.
Custom (v. t.) To make familiar; to accustom.
Custom (v. t.) To supply with customers.
Custom (v. t.) To pay the customs of.
Cut (v. t.) To separate the parts of with, or as with, a sharp instrument; to make an incision in; to gash; to sever; to divide.
Cut (v. t.) To sever and cause to fall for the purpose of gathering; to hew; to mow or reap.
Cut (v. t.) To sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as, to cut the hair; to cut the nails.
Cut (v. t.) To castrate or geld; as, to cut a horse.
Cut (v. t.) To form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, etc.; to carve; to hew out.
Cut (v. t.) To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce; to lacerate; as, sarcasm cuts to the quick.
Cut (v. t.) To intersect; to cross; as, one
Cut (v. t.) To refuse to recognize; to ignore; as, to cut a person in the street; to cut one’s acquaintance.
Cut (v. t.) To absent one’s self from; as, to cut an appointment, a recitation. etc.