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(adj) next to or near something else: The theatre is adjacent to the library.
(v) to fasten or join one thing to another: You need to attach these two parts.
(v) to fix two things firmly together, usually with glue, or to become fixed in this way: It's not easy to bond plastic and metal together.
(n) the way that two surfaces are stuck together, usually with glue: The bond should be strong enough to support quite a lot of weight.
(n) something that gives people or groups a reason to love one another or feel they have a duty to one another: We were at school together, so there's quite a strong bond between us.
(v) to live or exist at the same time or in the same place: Two different species of bear coexist in this area.
(adj) a coherent statement is reasonable and sensible: You need to rewrite your essay so that your argument is more coherent.
(adj) likely to have a good relationship because of being similar: I suppose Lisa and I just weren't compatible.
v) to consist of two or more things: The country comprises a number of independent areas.
(v) to solve a problem or end an argument by accepting that you cannot have everything that you want: Young children have to learn how to compromise.
(n) a way of solving a problem or ending an argument in which both people or groups accept that they cannot have everything they want: You'll just have to find a compromise.
(v) if different ideas or opinions conflict, they cannot all be right or cannot all happen: This statement conflicts with what the Prime Minister said earlier.
(n) angry disagreement between people or groups: Many people have died in the conflict.
(v) to go close to someone in a threatening way: A man in a suit confronted me as I tried to enter the building.
(v) to deal with a difficult situation: It's best to just confront the problem head on.
(adj) not changing in behaviour, attitudes or qualities: He might be strict, but at least he's consistent.
(v) to say that the opposite of what someone has said is true: I wish you wouldn't contradict me all the time.
(v) if one statement, piece of evidence, story, etc contradicts another, they disagree and cannot both be true: What the witness said contradicted the accused man's story.
(adj) different from each other in a noticeable or interesting way: They write in contrasting styles.
(v) to work with other people to achieve a result that is good for everyone involved: We can achieve more if we cooperate.
(v) to be the same as something else or very much like it: The two accounts of the incident correspond with each other.
(v) to say that something such as a fact is not true or correct: I'm not disputing the facts, just your interpretation of them.
(n) a serious disagreement, especially one between groups of people that lasts for a long time: The dispute seems likely to continue.
(v) to recognise the differences between things: I couldn't distinguish between the expensive coffee and the cheap brand.
(adj) very different from each other: Our English teacher knows a lot about quite a diverse range of subjects.
(v) to take legal action to end your marriage: She divorced her husband about ten years ago.
(n) a legal way of ending a marriage: I've been meaning to tell you for some time now that I'd like a divorce.
(n) someone or something that has the same size, value, importance or meaning as someone or something else: There's no equivalent for that word in English.
(adj) of the same size, value, importance or meaning as something else: We can either give you a refund or you can exchange the item for one of equivalent value.
(v) to deliberately not include something: Excluding ourselves, we're inviting 18 people to the party.
(adj) coming from outside a place or organisation: You'll be interviewed by an external examiner.
(adj) on or from the outside of something such as a building or someone's body: This cream is for external use only.
(v) to recognise someone and be able to say who they are: The witness wasn't able to identify the man.
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(v) feel that you can understand and share someone else's feelings: I could really identify with the character of Melissa in the film.
(adj) forming an essential part of something and needed to make it complete: Learning to forgive is an integral part of growing up.
(v) to make someone become a full member of a group or society and be involved completely in its activities: I think that people who come to this country should make an effort to integrate.
(v) to deliberately become involved in a situation and try to influence the way that it develops, although you have no right to do this: Stop interfering in my relationship with Jane!
(adj) in between two stages, places, levels, times, etc: You can't become a pilot without going through a lot of intermediate steps along the way.
(adj) at an academic level below advanced: This course is aimed at intermediate learners.
(adj) existing or happening inside an object, a building or your body: We've decided to knock down one of the internal walls.
(v) to become involved in a situation in order to try to stop or change it: The fight could have got ugly if the teacher hadn't intervened.
(adj) an intimate relationship is a very close personal relationship, especially a sexual one: Martin seems to have problems being intimate with people.
(adj) relating to very private or personal things: I record all my most intimate thoughts in my diary.
(v) to include something as a necessary part of an activity, event or situation: Getting your degree is going to involve quite a lot of hard work, you know.
(adj) involving two or more people or done by them together: We decided to open a joint bank account.
(v) to say that someone or something is similar to someone or something else: Mary likened herself to Bill Gates, and I suppose they have got one or two things in common.
(v) if people, things or events are linked, they are related to each other in some way: Do you think this robbery is linked to the one that happened last week?
(v) to say or show that two things are related, or that one of the things causes the other: The psychiatrist linked how I felt to the problems I'd had as a child.
(n) a connection between two or more people, places, facts or events, especially when one is affected or caused by the other: There's a strong link between the power of the USA and the spread of English.
(v) if two organisations merge, or you merge them, they combine to form one bigger organisation: I might lose my job when the two businesses merge.
(adj) felt or done in the same way by each of two or more people: John doesn't like me, and the feeling is mutual.
(v) to try to reach an agreement by discussing something in a formal way, especially in a business or political situation: We've managed to negotiate a discount of 20%.
(adj) if two or more things are related, there is a connection between them: Your illness is related to the stress you are under at work.
(adj) having a particular quality when compared to something else: After the failure of his first film, the last one was a relative success.
(n) if there is a resemblance between two people or things, they are similar, especially in their appearance: Can you see the resemblance between me and my father?