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Having a sharp point or tip.
Keenly perceptive or discerning: “a raw, chilling and psychologically acute novel of human passions reduced to their deadliest essence” (Literary Guild Magazine). See Synonyms at sharp.
Reacting readily to stimuli or impressions; sensitive: His hearing was unusually acute.
Of great importance or consequence; crucial: an acute lack of research funds.
Extremely sharp or severe; intense: acute pain; acute relief.
Having a rapid onset and following a short but severe course: acute disease.
Afflicted by a disease exhibiting a rapid onset followed by a short, severe course: acute patients.
Music. High in pitch; shrill.
Geometry. Having an acute angle: an acute triangle.
To make suitable to or fit for a specific use or situation.
Very skilled. See Synonyms at proficient.

n. (dpt)
A highly skilled person; an expert: “The adepts in Washington mean to give rather than to take”
To suspend until a later stated time.

v. intr.
To suspend proceedings to another time or place.
To move from one place to another: After the meal we adjourned to the living room.
Worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent.
Worthy of being recommended or suggested; prudent.
To offer advice to; counsel.
To recommend; suggest: advised patience.
Usage Problem. To inform; notify.
To declare positively or firmly; maintain to be true.
To support or uphold the validity of; confirm.
The act of initiating hostilities or invasion.
The practice or habit of launching attacks.
Hostile or destructive behavior or actions.
An assumed name: The swindler worked under various aliases.
Electronics. A false signal in telecommunication links from beats between signal frequency and sampling frequency.
A close association of nations or other groups, formed to advance common interests or causes: an alliance of labor unions opposing the bill.
A formal agreement establishing such an association, especially an international treaty of friendship.
A connection based on kinship, marriage, or common interest; a bond or tie: the shifting alliances within a large family.
Close similarity in nature or type; affinity: the ancient alliance between mathematics and music.
The act of becoming allied or the condition of being allied: the church, acting in alliance with community groups.
Loyalty or the obligation of loyalty, as to a nation, sovereign, or cause. See Synonyms at fidelity.
The obligations of a vassal to a lord.
To let do or happen; permit: We allow smoking only in restricted areas.
To permit the presence of: No pets are allowed inside.
To permit to have: allow oneself a little treat.
To make provision for; assign: The schedule allows time for a coffee break.
To plan for in case of need: allow two inches in the fabric for shrinkage.
To grant as a discount or in exchange: allowed me 20 dollars on my old typewriter.
Chiefly Southern & Midland U.S.
To admit; concede: I allowed he was right.
To think; suppose: “We allow he's straight” (American Speech).
To assert; declare: Mother allowed that we'd better come in for dinner.

v. intr.
To offer a possibility; admit: The poem allows of several interpretations.
To take a possibility into account; make allowance: In calculating profit, retailers must allow for breakage and spoilage.
To place in a friendly association, as by treaty: Italy allied itself with Germany during World War II.
To unite or connect in a personal relationship, as in friendship or marriage.

v. intr.
To enter into an alliance: Several tribes allied to fend off the invaders.

n. pl. al·lies
One that is allied with another, especially by treaty: entered the war as an ally of France.
One in helpful association with another: legislators who are allies on most issues. See Synonyms at partner.
The nations allied against the Central Powers of Europe during World War I. They were Russia, France, Great Britain, and later many others, including the United States.
The nations, primarily Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States, allied against the Axis during World War II.
To change for the better; improve: amended the earlier proposal so as to make it more comprehensive.
To remove the faults or errors in; correct. See Synonyms at correct.
To alter (a legislative measure, for example) formally by adding, deleting, or rephrasing.
To enrich (soil), especially by mixing in organic matter or sand.

v. intr.
To better one's conduct; reform.