1. food that is a component of a mixture in cooking

    Synonyms : fixings
    Type Of : foodstuff, food product
  2. an abstract part of something

    Synonyms : component, constituent, element, factor
    Type Of : part, division, section
    Examples :
    • humor: an effective ingredient of a speech
  3. a component of a mixture or compound

    Type Of : constituent, element, component


  1. give spiritual insight to; in religion

    Synonyms : enlighten
    Type Of : prophesy, vaticinate
  2. expose to radiation

    Synonyms : ray
    Type Of : process, treat
    Examples :
    • irradiate food
  3. cast rays of light upon

    Type Of : lighten up, lighten


  1. long past; beyond the limits of memory or tradition or recorded history

    Examples :
    • time immemorial


  1. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic

    Synonyms : arouse, bring up, call down, call forth, conjure, conjure up, evoke, put forward, raise, stir
    Type Of : summon, call up
  2. request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection

    Synonyms : appeal
    Type Of : bespeak, request, ask for, call for, quest
  3. cite as an authority; resort to

    Synonyms : appeal
    Type Of : advert, cite, refer, name, bring up, mention
    Examples :
    • He invoked the law that would save him
    • She invoked an ancient law


  1. (computer science) the format of sectors on the surface of a hard disk drive so that the operating system can access them and setting a starting position

    Synonyms : initialisation, low-level formatting
    Type Of : data format, data formatting, format, formatting


  1. get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force

    Synonyms : interpose, intervene, step in
    Type Of : interact
  2. come between so as to be hindrance or obstacle

    Type Of : hinder, impede
    Examples :
    • Your talking interferes with my work!


  1. lock up or confine, in or as in a jail

    Synonyms : gaol, immure, imprison, jail, jug, lag, put away, put behind bars, remand
    Type Of : confine, detain
    Examples :
    • the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life


  1. tap a telephone or telegraph wire to get information

    Synonyms : bug, tap, wiretap
    Type Of : eavesdrop, listen in
  2. seize on its way

    Synonyms : stop
    Type Of : grab, catch, take hold of
    Examples :
    • The fighter plane was ordered to intercept an aircraft that had entered the country's airspace
  3. the point at which a line intersects a coordinate axis

    Type Of : point


  1. get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force

    Synonyms : interfere, intervene, step in
    Type Of : interact
  2. to insert between other elements

    Synonyms : come in, inject, interject, put in, throw in
    Type Of : break up, interrupt, disrupt, cut off
  3. introduce

    Type Of : introduce
    Examples :
    • God interposed death


  1. receive a specified treatment (abstract)

    Synonyms : find, get, obtain, receive
    Type Of : change
  2. make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to

    Type Of : subject
    Examples :
    • People who smoke incur a great danger to their health