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Solve
is to find a solution, like figuring out the answer to a complex riddle.
Hypothesize
a scientific way of saying "make a really good educated guess."
Cause
when people are trying to analyze how things happen.
Effect
is the result of an action
Rate
estimate the value of
Rank
often deals with an order of some kind
Interpret
to make sense of something
Design
is to conceive, create, sketch out, or invent something.
Formulate
is to come up with a plan.
Modify
is to change or transform, but only slightly.
Support
to bear weight or load
Validate
is to prove that something is based on truth or fact, or is acceptable. It can also mean to make something, like a contract, legal.
Verify
to show that it's true.
Relevant
if it's appropriate or connected to the matter at hand.
Irrelevant
not related to the subject at hand.
Thesis
is the most important or foundational idea of an argument.
Critique
to review or examine something critically.
Debate
a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
Crucial
describes something that is important or essential to success
Predict
is to say what you think is going to happen in the future
Evidence
is anything that can be used to prove something
Construct
create by organizing and linking ideas, arguments, or concepts
Reconstruct
cause somebody to adapt or reform socially or politically
Synthesize
you combine two or more things to create something more complex.
Derive
come from
Justify
show to be right by providing justification or proof
Persuade
cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action
Revise
means to alter or improve a preliminary draft of something, usually a text.
Specify
To explicitly name something or state a particular detail
Appraise
consider in a comprehensive way
Assess
evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of
Consider
means to think about, look at, or judge.
Conclude
means two related things: coming to a decision, and bringing to a close.
Criticize
find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
Determine
evoting full strength and concentrated attention to
Recommend
express a good opinion of
Explicit
is very clear
Implicit
something is understood but not clearly stated.