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English verb: write

1. write (creation) produce a literary work


SamplesShe composed a poem.
He wrote four novels.


ExamplesSam and Sue write the movie


Synonymscompose, indite, pen


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create verbally


Narrower (hyponym)adopt, annotate, author, cite, dash off, draft, dramatise, dramatize, draw, fling off, footnote, knock off, lyric, outline, paragraph, paragraph, poetise, poetize, profile, reference, rewrite, scratch off, script, toss off, verse, versify, write about, write copy, write of, write off, write on, write out, write up


Entailspell, write


Verb grouppublish, write


Domain categoryauthorship, composition, penning, writing

2. write (communication) communicate or express by writing


SamplesPlease write to me every week.


ExamplesThey write them the information, They write the information to them


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate


Narrower (hyponym)apostrophise, apostrophize, cut, get down, handwrite, issue, jot, jot down, make out, put down, rewrite, scrabble, scribble, set down, sign, style, subscribe, type, typewrite, write down, write in, write out, write up


Verb groupdrop a line, write

3. write (creation) have (one's written work) issued for publication


SamplesHow many books did Georges Simenon write?.
She published 25 books during her long career.


ExamplesDid he write his major works over a short period of time?


Synonymspublish


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


Broader (hypernym)create verbally


Verb groupcompose, indite, pen, write

4. write (communication) communicate (with) in writing


SamplesWrite her soon, please!.


Synonymsdrop a line


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s to somebody


Broader (hypernym)correspond


Verb groupwrite, write

5. write (communication) communicate by letter


SamplesHe wrote that he would be coming soon.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)communicate, intercommunicate


Verb groupdrop a line, write

6. write (creation) write music


SamplesBeethoven composed nine symphonies.


ExamplesDid he write his major works over a short period of time?


Synonymscompose


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


Broader (hypernym)create, make


Narrower (hyponym)arrange, counterpoint, harmonise, harmonize, instrument, instrumentate, melodise, melodize, score, set, set to music


Domain categorymusic

7. write (creation) mark or trace on a surface


SamplesThe artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper.
Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet.


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


Broader (hypernym)delineate, describe, draw, line, trace


Narrower (hyponym)calligraph, capitalise, capitalize, copy, cross, dot, impress, letter, print, print, scrawl, scribble, stenograph, superscribe, superscribe

8. write (communication) record data on a computer


SamplesBoot-up instructions are written on the hard disk.


Synonymssave


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)record, tape


Narrower (hyponym)overwrite


Domain categorycomputer science, computing

9. write (creation) write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word)


SamplesHe spelled the word wrong in this letter.


Synonymsspell


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)hyphen, hyphenate, spell out

10. write (creation) create code, write a computer program


SamplesShe writes code faster than anybody else.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally









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