1. in an exponential manner

    Examples :
    • inflation is growing exponentially


  1. run away secretly with one's beloved

    Synonyms : run off
    Type Of : flee, fly, take flight
    Examples :
    • The young couple eloped and got married in Las Vegas


  1. the act of releasing from a snarled or tangled condition

    Synonyms : disentanglement, unsnarling, untangling
    Type Of : freeing, liberation, release


  1. make an effort or attempt

    Synonyms : assay, attempt, seek, try
    Type Of : act, move
    Examples :
    • The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps
  2. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to

    Synonyms : examine, prove, test, try, try out
    Type Of : pass judgment, evaluate, judge
  3. an analytic or interpretive literary composition

    Type Of : piece of writing, written material, writing
  4. a tentative attempt

    Type Of : endeavor, effort, endeavour, attempt, try


  1. relating to or composed of electors

    Examples :
    • electoral college
  2. of or relating to elections

    Examples :
    • electoral process


  1. marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness

    Synonyms : in love, infatuated, potty, smitten, soft on, taken with
    Examples :
    • Narcissus was a beautiful Greek youth who became enamored of his own reflection


  1. showing empathy or ready comprehension of others' states

    Synonyms : empathic
    Examples :
    • a sensitive and empathetic school counselor


  1. confer dignity or honor upon

    Synonyms : dignify
    Type Of : honor, reward, honour
  2. give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility

    Synonyms : entitle, gentle
    Type Of : upgrade, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, advance


  1. deprive of possessions

    Type Of : deprive, divest, strip
    Examples :
    • The Communist government expropriated the landowners


  1. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

    Synonyms : elevated, grand, high-flown, high-minded, idealistic, lofty, noble-minded, rarefied, rarified, sublime
    Examples :
    • an exalted ideal