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if a room, building etc. can accommodate a particular number of people or things, it has enough space for them:
He bought a huge house to ------------- his library.
to complete something successfully or get a good result, especially by working hard:
Miriam is trying to --------- very good results.
to change something to make it suitable for a different purpose:
He wants to -------- stories and put them in a book to teach children.
someone whose job involves managing the work of a company or organization:
As an -----------, she works long hours.
a method of doing something or dealing with a problem:
Task-based learning is a new ----------- to teaching languages.
one part of a situation, plan, idea etc. that has many parts: feature
Dealing with people is the most important ----------- of my work.
When you go against your country, friends, or someone who trusts you:
The people criticized the new government for a serious --------- of their election promises.
the condition that affects a situation, action, event etc.:
Unless there is an unusual --------------, all students must be present on the day of the exam.
to carry out a particular activity or process, especially in order to get information or prove facts:
We will ------------- a survey of consumer attitudes towards organic food.
to show that something is definitely true, especially by providing more proof:
They are sure that the new evidence will ------------ the first witness' story.
something that happens as a result of a particular action or set of conditions: outcome; result
Many believe that poverty is a direct ----------------- of overpopulation.
to make someone feel certain that something is true:
The lawyer had to ------------ jurors that his client had been nowhere near the scene of the murder.
discussion of a particular subject that often continues for a long time and in which people express different opinions:
There has been widespread public ------------ over the problems in Gaza.
behavior that is intended to make someone believe something that is not true:
Her ----------- caused many people to lose money on the project.
to decrease in quantity or importance:
There has been a ----------- in car sales this year.
someone who has a special skill or special knowledge of a subject, gained as a result of training or experience:
He's a world ------------ on Islamic art.
something that you hope to achieve in the future; aim:
His -------- was to set up his own business.
a subject or problem that is often discussed or argued about, especially a social or political problem that affects the interests of a lot of people:
The ------------ of pollution is a serious problem for the government.
harmful, unpleasant, not wanted:
There are many ------------ effects of eating fast food.
an idea, belief, or opinion:
The traditional ---------- of marriage goes back thousands of years.
someone who is trained in psychology:
The school ------------ helps any student with an emotional problem or stress.
the study of the mind and how it influences people's behavior: (uncountable)
----------- has answered many questions about human behavior.
to remember a particular fact, event or situation from the past:
I can't --------- his name. Do you remember it?
to get better after an illness, accident, shock etc:
After a few days of fever, she began to ----------.
directly relating to the subject or problem being discussed or considered ≠ irrelevant:
We received all the ------------ information.
one of the parts that something such as an object or place is divided into:
The area around Decoration Roundabout is a busy ---------- of Salwa road.
seriously showing strong disapproval of someone's behavior:
The mother ----------- disciplined her children.
a person or animal that is used in a test or experiment:
The ----------- of this experiment was a woman aged 35.
when something is officially stopped for a period of time; when someone is not allowed to go to school, do their job, or take part in an activity for a period of time as a punishment:
He received a six-month ------------ for unprofessional behavior.
a formal statement saying that something is true:
The judge listened to the ---------- of each person before making a decision.
the cause, idea etc. that is the most important, although it is not easily noticed:
There is an --------------- idea that younger workers are easier to train.
an official decision made in a court of law, especially about whether someone is guilty of a crime:
The -------- was 'innocent', and the man was freed.
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