attest

  1. provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes

    Synonyms : certify, demonstrate, evidence, manifest
    Type Of : show, prove, evidence, bear witness, testify
    Examples :
    • His high fever attested to his illness
  2. give testimony in a court of law

    Synonyms : bear witness, take the stand, testify
    Type Of : declare
  3. authenticate, affirm to be true, genuine, or correct, as in an official capacity

    Type Of : aver, avow, swan, affirm, verify, swear, assert
    Examples :
    • I attest this signature
  4. establish or verify the usage of

    Type Of : show
    Examples :
    • This word is not attested until 1993

astray

  1. far from the intended target

    Synonyms : wide
    Examples :
    • a bullet went astray and killed a bystander

acquit

  1. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

    Synonyms : assoil, clear, discharge, exculpate, exonerate
    Antonyms : convict
    Type Of : label, judge, pronounce
  2. behave in a certain manner

    Synonyms : bear, behave, carry, comport, conduct, deport
    Type Of : bear, carry, hold, act, move

assimilation

  1. the process of assimilating new ideas into an existing cognitive structure

    Synonyms : acculturation
    Type Of : education
  2. the social process of absorbing one cultural group into harmony with another

    Synonyms : absorption
    Type Of : social process
  3. the process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion

    Synonyms : absorption
    Type Of : organic process, biological process
  4. a linguistic process by which a sound becomes similar to an adjacent sound

    Type Of : linguistic process
  5. in the theories of Jean Piaget: the application of a general schema to a particular instance

    Type Of : developmental learning
  6. the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family

    Type Of : relationship

aubergine

  1. hairy upright herb native to southeastern Asia but widely cultivated for its large glossy edible fruit commonly used as a vegetable

    Synonyms : brinjal, eggplant, eggplant bush, garden egg, mad apple, solanum melongena
    Type Of : herb, herbaceous plant
  2. egg-shaped vegetable having a shiny skin typically dark purple but occasionally white or yellow

    Synonyms : eggplant, mad apple
    Type Of : solanaceous vegetable

averse

  1. (usually followed by `to') strongly opposed

    Synonyms : antipathetic, antipathetical, indisposed, loath, loth
    Examples :
    • averse to taking risks

affection

  1. a positive feeling of liking

    Synonyms : affectionateness, fondness, heart, philia, tenderness, warmheartedness, warmness
    Type Of : feeling
    Examples :
    • he had trouble expressing the affection he felt

alluring

  1. highly attractive and able to arouse hope or desire

    Synonyms : beguiling, enticing, tempting
    Examples :
    • an alluring prospect
    • her alluring smile

aromatic

  1. having a strong pleasant odor

    Synonyms : redolent
  2. (chemistry) of or relating to or containing one or more benzene rings

    Examples :
    • an aromatic organic compound

always

  1. at all times; all the time and on every occasion

    Synonyms : e'er, ever
    Examples :
    • I will always be there to help you
    • always arrives on time
    • there is always some pollution in the air
  2. without interruption

    Synonyms : constantly, forever, incessantly, perpetually
  3. without variation or change, in every case

    Synonyms : constantly, invariably
    Examples :
    • he always arrives on time