Verb Power Black Words
Terms in this set (26)
a verb used to emphasize or intensify something
hint, intimate, suggest; contains a casual or indirect reference
to expand upon a statement by using details, illustration, analysis
break down, explicate; to examine critically, so as to bring out the essential elements or give the essence of
to makes concerted or violent attack on
appraise, adjust, evaluate; to estimate or judge the value, character of; to impose a tax or other charge on.
to bear witness to; certify; declare to be correct, true, or genuine; declare the
truth of, in words or writing
to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; increase
to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner
to harass or urge persistently; pester; nag
to express deep sorrow for, lament, to express grief
to attack violently with weapons or words
to give encouragement or support to
to take captive, as by force or craft; seize; to gain possession or control of, as in
a game or contest"
to make an idea or statement intelligible; to free from ambiguity and confusion; to
make or become easy to understand
to settle (a matter) decisively, to secure (a nail, screw, etc.) in position by beating down the protruding point, to embrace
to feel or express sorrow or sympathy for; empathize with; pity, to sympathize
(usually follow by with)
to acknowledge as true, just, or proper; admit OR to acknowledge (an
opponent's victory, score, etc.) before it is officially established
to affect, produce, bring, influence, or call upon by some sort of spell or magic.
OR to bring to mind; recall. OR to appeal to solemnly or earnestly.
to signify or suggest (certain meanings, ideas, etc.) in addition to the explicit or primary
meaning. OR to involve as a condition or accompaniment.
to give the meaning or intention of; explain; interpret; infer. OR to arrange or combine or
analyze (words, phrases, etc.) syntactically
to impart or communicate by statement, suggestion, gesture, or appearance, to transfer or
deliver (as property) to another especially by a sealed writing
to expose the pretensions or falseness of, especially by ridicule.
to speak disparagingly of; denounce as faulty or worthless; express censure of.
to portray in words; describe or outline with precision.
to show clearly; to prove or make clear by reasoning or evidence