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'To' Idioms

Also found in: Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia. (rĭ-zĭs′təns) n. 1. The act or an instance of resisting or the capacity to resist. 2. A force that tends to oppose or retard motion. 3. often Resistance An underground organization engaged in a struggle for national liberation in a country under military or totalitarian occupation.

Define responsibility. responsibility synonyms, responsibility pronunciation, responsibility translation, English dictionary definition of responsibility. n. pl. re·spon·si·bil·i·ties 1. The state, quality, or fact of being responsible. 2. Something for which one is responsible; a duty, obligation, or burden....

Also found in: Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia. (so͝o-pîr′ē-ər) adj. 1. Higher than another in rank, station, or authority: a superior officer. 2. Of a higher nature or kind. 3. Of great value or excellence; extraordinary. 4. Greater in number or amount than another: an army defeated by superior numbers of enemy troops.

Noun 1. posterior - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

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prefer

and would (just) as soon do something prefer to do something else; to be content to do something. (The would or had is usually expressed as the contraction 'd.) They want me to go into town. I'd as soon stay home. If you're cooking stew tonight, we'd as soon eat somewhere else.

Define anterior. anterior synonyms, anterior pronunciation, anterior translation, English dictionary definition of anterior. adj. 1. Placed before or in front. 2. Occurring before in time; earlier. 3. Anatomy a. Located near or toward the head in lower animals. b. Located on or...

Noun 1. posterior - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"

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tie to

to bind someone or something to something. The robber tied the clerk to a chair. I tied colored yarn to the birthday present. Fig. to associate someone with something; to make a connection between someone and something. The police are trying to tie Lefty to the burglary.

to forfeit someone or something for the sake of someone or something. Surely you won't sacrifice your dear wife for a silly twit like Francine! Would you sacrifice your bank account for a chance to go to Europe? to make an offering of or give up someone or something to someone or some power.

to send or dispatch something from one place to another. Can you transmit a fax from your hotel to your office? I can transmit it to any place in the world. to send or dispatch something to someone or something. Please transmit this message to Rachel. I will transmit the message to my office.

to consent to something; to allow something to be done; to approve something. If you don't agree to my leaving early, I'll just do it anyway. v. To consent to something; accede to something: The store owner agreed to the supplier's new proposal for a weekly shipment.

to please or attract someone. Fast food doesn't appeal to me. The idea of a vacation to Florida this winter appeals to me a lot. v. 1. To make an earnest or urgent request to someone or something: The citizens appealed to their mayor to try to find a solution to the housing crisis.

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attend

to take care of the needs of someone or something; to respond to a request or demand from someone or something. Please attend to your wounded friend. Would you please attend to the action points of this memo? to listen to someone. Please attend to your teacher's instructions.

to ascribe something to someone or something; to believe that someone or something is the source of something. We attribute our success to your good advice. I attribute all these ill-mannered memos to Andrew. ( slightly formal) to say that someone else was responsible for creating something Any quotation included in your writing has to be attributed to the person who originally wrote it.

to agree with or behave within guidelines or regulations. I hope that your policies will conform to our guidelines. Does my casual dress conform to your regulations?

Definition of disclose to in the Idioms Dictionary. disclose to phrase. What does disclose to expression mean? Definitions by the largest Idiom Dictionary.

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enable

Definition of enable in the Idioms Dictionary. enable phrase. What does enable expression mean? Definitions by the largest Idiom Dictionary.

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expose

Definition of expose in the Idioms Dictionary. expose phrase. What does expose expression mean? Definitions by the largest Idiom Dictionary.

and drive someone to the wall Fig. to push someone to an extreme position; to put someone into an awkward position. He wouldn't tell the truth until we forced him to the wall. They don't pay their bills until you drive them to the wall. Want to thank TFD for its existence?

Definition of in contrast to in the Legal Dictionary - by Free online English dictionary and encyclopedia. What is in contrast to? Meaning of in contrast to as a legal term. What does in contrast to mean in law?

to signify something to someone. (By speech, writing, or some other sign.) Karen indicated her agreement to the lawyer. Fred indicated his assent to me. and may as well a phrase indicating that it is probably better to do something than not to do it.

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lead to

Definition of lead to in the Idioms Dictionary. lead to phrase. What does lead to expression mean? Definitions by the largest Idiom Dictionary.

to direct someone to someone or something; to send someone to someone or something. The front office referred me to you, and you are now referring me to someone else! They should have referred you to the personnel department. to mention someone or something.

to talk to someone. I am angry with him and I refuse to speak to him. Were you speaking to me? [for something] to address, indicate, or signal something. This event speaks to the need for good communication. Your present state of employment speaks to your need for a better education.

Definition of subscribe to in the Idioms Dictionary. subscribe to phrase. What does subscribe to expression mean? Definitions by the largest Idiom Dictionary.