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English adjective: hale

1. hale exhibiting or restored to vigorous good health


SamplesHale and hearty.
Whole in mind and body.
A whole person again.


Synonymswhole


Similarhealthy


Antonymsunhealthy


English noun: Hale

1. Hale (person) a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)


SynonymsNathan Hale


Instance hypernymAmerican Revolutionary leader

2. Hale (person) United States astronomer who discovered that sunspots are associated with strong magnetic fields (1868-1938)


SynonymsGeorge Ellery Hale


Instance hypernymastronomer, stargazer, uranologist

3. Hale (person) prolific United States writer (1822-1909)


SynonymsEdward Everett Hale


Instance hypernymauthor, writer


English verb: hale

1. hale (social) to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :


SamplesShe forced him to take a job in the city.
He squeezed her for information.


Synonymscoerce, force, pressure, squeeze


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something


Broader (hypernym)compel, obligate, oblige


Narrower (hyponym)bludgeon, bring oneself, dragoon, drive, railroad, sandbag, squeeze for, steamroll, steamroller, terrorise, terrorize, turn up the heat, turn up the pressure


Causeact, move

2. hale (contact) draw slowly or heavily


SamplesHaul stones.
Haul nets.


Synonymscart, drag, haul


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)draw, force, pull


Narrower (hyponym)bouse, bowse









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