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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.




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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