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1. to separate into parts for close scrutiny; examine and explain.

construe , treat , review , research , resolve , examine , criticize , canvass , think , scrutinize , discuss , essay , process , explore , prove , scan , try
an-a-lyze

analyzed, analyzing, analyzes
1. to come or go near to.
2. to become more nearly equal to in quality, degree, or amount.

advance , broach , proffer , suggest , offer , present2 , introduce , propound , propose , sound3 , confront , address
ap-proach

approached, approaching, approaches
1. a place or region.
2. a field of study.
3. extent or scope

region (1) , locale (1) , place (1)
territory , sphere , zone , region , part , spot , belt
Similar Words territory , district , expanse , zone , quarter , section , locality
ar-e-a
1. to evaluate.
Example He assessed his situation carefully.

appraise (1) , judge (2) , evaluate, judge ,criticize , calculate , adjudge
gauge , weigh , examine , investigate
as-sess

assessed, assessing, assesses
1. to suppose (something) to be true without evidence; take for granted.
Example I assume the rightness of your position.

2. to take on, as a duty, role, or appearance.
Example She assumed the pains of the job ; The ghost assumed bodily form.
as-sume

assumed, assuming, assumes
1. the right, power, or ability to give orders, make decisions, or demand or compel obedience.

control (1) , power (2) , mastery (3) , command (1)
Crossref. Syn. say , power , sway , strength
Similar Words sovereignty , rule , jurisdiction , dominion
au-thor-i-ty
. able to be had for use or purchase; at hand.
Synonyms accessible (1,2) , obtainable {obtain (vt)}
Crossref. Syn. open , vacant , free
Similar Words on hand , procurable, procure , ready , handy , at one's fingertips
a-vail-a-ble
1. an object, service, or sum of money that enhances well-being; aid.
Synonyms profit (2) , gain (1) , good (2)
advantage , accommodation , asset, favor , aid , welfare , relief1 , perquisite , perk3 , assistance , blessing , help , godsend
ben-e-fit
1. a clear or logically formed idea.
Synonyms idea (2) , theory (1)
Crossref. Syn. construct , idea
Similar Words thought1 , postulate , premise , hypothesis , construct , formulation {formulate} , proposition , notion
con-cept
1. to be composed or formed (usu. fol. by of).
Example The United States consists of fifty states.
Crossref. Syn. amount
Definition 2. to have a foundation; lie (usu. fol. by in).
Example Success consists in hard work.
Crossref. Syn. lie
con-sist

consisted, consisting, consists
1. to form or compose.
Example Seven days constitute a week.
Synonyms compose (2) , comprise (2) , form (3) , make up {make (PHR 1)}
Crossref. Syn. compose
Similar Words embody , incorporate
Definition 2. to establish; found.
Example Her inheritance constituted a fund for her education.
Synonyms create (1) , found2 (1) , establish (1)
Similar Words institute , initiate , originate
con-sti-tute

constituted, constituting, constitutes
1. the language accompanying a particular word or phrase and thus often influencing its meaning or effect.
Example The meaning of "fly" depends on its context.
Definition 2. the set of circumstances or events in which a particular event occurs; situation.
Example Given the context, his resignation was sensible.
con-text
1. an agreement, usu. legally binding, entered into by two or more parties that specifies things that should or should not be done.
Synonyms compact2 , agreement (4)
Crossref. Syn. covenant , charter , obligation , agreement , treaty , concord
Similar Words covenant , concordat , bargain , deal1 , indenture , treaty , settlement , convention , understanding , alliance , pact , arrangement
con-tract
1. to bring into being.
Synonyms found2 (1) , form (1) , initiate (1) , originate , father (2) , invent (1) , fabricate (1) , develop (4)
Crossref. Syn. carve , author , constitute , procreate , establish , generate , compose , conceive , contrive , engender , start
Similar Words formulate , make , devise , design , establish , fashion , generate , conceive
cre-ate

created, creating, creates
1. (used with a sing. or pl. verb) pl. of datum.
Synonyms statistics (2) , input (3) , facts (2)
Crossref. Syn. material
Similar Words lowdown , information , evidence , figures , material
da-ta