Intransitive Verbs Starting with R
Rabble (v. i.) To speak in a confused manner.
Rabble (v. i.) A tumultuous crowd of vulgar, noisy people; a mob; a confused, disorderly throng.
Rabble (v. i.) A confused, incoherent discourse; a medley of voices; a chatter.
Race (v. i.) To run swiftly; to contend in a race; as, the animals raced over the ground; the ships raced from port to port.
Race (v. i.) To run too fast at times, as a marine engine or screw, when the screw is lifted out of water by the action of a heavy sea.
Rack (v. i.) To fly, as vapor or broken clouds.
Racket (v. i.) To make a confused noise or racket.
Racket (v. i.) To engage in noisy sport; to frolic.
Racket (v. i.) To carouse or engage in dissipation.
Radiate (v. i.) To emit rays; to be radiant; to shine.
Radiate (v. i.) To proceed in direct
Radicate (v. i.) To take root; to become rooted.
Raffle (v. i.) To engage in a raffle; as, to raffle for a watch.
Rag (v. i.) To become tattered.
Rail (v. i.) To flow forth; to roll out; to course.
Rail (v. i.) To use insolent and reproachful language; to utter reproaches; to scoff; -- followed by at or against, formerly by on.
Rake (v. i.) To use a rake, as for searching or for collecting; to scrape; to search minutely.
Rake (v. i.) To pass with violence or rapidity; to scrape along.
Rake (v. i.) To inc
Rake (v. i.) To walk about; to gad or ramble idly.
Rake (v. i.) To act the rake; to lead a dissolute, debauched life.
Rally (v. i.) To come into orderly arrangement; to renew order, or united effort, as troops scattered or put to flight; to assemble; to unite.
Rally (v. i.) To collect one's vital powers or forces; to regain health or consciousness; to recuperate.
Rally (v. i.) To recover strength after a dec
Rally (v. i.) To use pleasantry, or satirical merriment.
Ramble (v. i.) To walk, ride, or sail, from place to place, without any determinate object in view; to roam carelessly or irregularly; to rove; to wander; as, to ramble about the city; to ramble over the world.
Ramble (v. i.) To talk or write in a discursive, aimless way.
Ramble (v. i.) To extend or grow at random.
Ramify (v. i.) To shoot, or divide, into branches or subdivisions, as the stem of a plant.
Ramify (v. i.) To be divided or subdivided, as a main subject.
Ramp (v. i.) To spring; to leap; to bound; to rear; to prance; to become rampant; hence, to frolic; to romp.
Ramp (v. i.) To move by leaps, or as by leaps; hence, to move swiftly or with violence.
Ramp (v. i.) To climb, as a plant; to creep up.
Rampage (v. i.) To leap or prance about, as an animal; to be violent; to rage.
Rand (v. i.) To rant; to storm.
Randon (v. i.) To go or stray at random.
Range (v. i.) To rove at large; to wander without restraint or direction; to roam.
Range (v. i.) To have range; to change or differ within limits; to be capable of projecting, or to admit of being projected, especially as to horizontal distance; as, the temperature ranged through seventy degrees Fahrenheit; the gun ranges three miles; the shot ranged four miles.
Range (v. i.) To be placed in order; to be ranked; to admit of arrangement or classification; to rank.
Range (v. i.) To have a certain direction; to correspond in direction; to be or keep in a corresponding
Range (v. i.) To be native to, or live in, a certain district or region; as, the peba ranges from Texas to Paraguay.
Rangle (v. i.) To range about in an irregular manner.
Rank (v. i.) To be ranged; to be set or disposed, as in a particular degree, class, order, or division.
Rank (v. i.) To have a certain grade or degree of elevation in the orders of civil or military life; to have a certain degree of esteem or consideration; as, he ranks with the first class of poets; he ranks high in public estimation.
Ransack (v. i.) To make a thorough search.
Rant (v. i.) To rave in violent, high-sounding, or extravagant language, without dignity of thought; to be noisy, boisterous, and bombastic in talk or declamation; as, a ranting preacher.
Rantipole (v. i.) To act like a rantipole.
Rap (v. i.) To strike with a quick, sharp blow; to knock; as, to rap on the door.
Rape (v. i.) To rob; to pillage.
Rarefy (v. i.) To become less dense; to become thin and porous.
Rase (v. i.) To be leveled with the ground; to fall; to suffer overthrow.
Rat (v. i.) In English politics, to desert one's party from interested motives; to forsake one's associates for one's own advantage; in the trades, to work for less wages, or on other conditions, than those established by a trades union.
Rat (v. i.) To catch or kill rats.
Rate (v. i.) To be set or considered in a class; to have rank; as, the ship rates as a ship of the
Rate (v. i.) To make an estimate.
Ratiocinate (v. i.) To reason, esp. deductively; to offer reason or argument.
Rationalize (v. i.) To use, and rely on, reason in forming a theory, belief, etc., especially in matters of religion: to accord with the principles of rationalism.
Ratoon (v. i.) Same as Rattoon, v. i.
Ratting (v. i.) The low sport of setting a dog upon rats confined in a pit to see how many he will kill in a given time.
Rattle (v. i.) To make a quick succession of sharp, inharmonious noises, as by the collision of hard and not very sonorous bodies shaken together; to clatter.
Rattle (v. i.) To drive or ride briskly, so as to make a clattering; as, we rattled along for a couple of miles.
Rattle (v. i.) To make a clatter with the voice; to talk rapidly and idly; to clatter; -- with on or away; as, she rattled on for an hour.
Rattoon (v. i.) To sprout or spring up from the root, as sugar cane from the root of the previous year's planting.
Rave (v. i.) To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging, as a madman.
Rave (v. i.) To rush wildly or furiously.
Rave (v. i.) To talk with unreasonable enthusiasm or excessive passion or excitement; -- followed by about, of, or on; as, he raved about her beauty.
Ravel (v. i.) To become untwisted or unwoven; to be disentangled; to be relieved of intricacy.
Ravel (v. i.) To fall into perplexity and confusion.
Ravel (v. i.) To make investigation or search, as by picking out the threads of a woven pattern.
Raven (v. i.) To prey with rapacity; to be greedy; to show rapacity.
Ray (v. i.) To shine, as with rays.
Reach (v. i.) To retch.
Reach (v. i.) To stretch out the hand.
Reach (v. i.) To strain after something; to make efforts.
Reach (v. i.) To extend in dimension, time, amount, action, influence, etc., so as to touch, attain to, or be equal to, something.
Reach (v. i.) To sail on the wind, as from one point of tacking to another, or with the wind nearly abeam.
React (v. i.) To return an impulse or impression; to resist the action of another body by an opposite force; as, every body reacts on the body that impels it from its natural state.
React (v. i.) To act upon each other; to exercise a reciprocal or a reverse effect, as two or more chemical agents; to act in opposition.
Read (v. i.) To give advice or counsel.
Read (v. i.) To tell; to declare.
Read (v. i.) To perform the act of reading; to peruse, or to go over and utter aloud, the words of a book or other like document.
Read (v. i.) To study by reading; as, he read for the bar.
Read (v. i.) To learn by reading.
Read (v. i.) To appear in writing or print; to be expressed by, or consist of, certain words or characters; as, the passage reads thus in the early manuscripts.
Read (v. i.) To produce a certain effect when read; as, that sentence reads queerly.
Readvance (v. i.) To advance again.
Reagree (v. i.) To agree again.
Realize (v. i.) To convert any kind of property into money, especially property representing investments, as shares in stock companies, bonds, etc.
Ream (v. i.) To cream; to mantle.
Reap (v. i.) To perform the act or operation of reaping; to gather a harvest.
Reappear (v. i.) To appear again.
Rear (v. i.) To rise up on the hind legs, as a horse; to become erect.
Reascend (v. i.) To rise, mount, or climb again.
Reave (v. i.) To take away by violence or by stealth; to snatch away; to rob; to despoil; to bereave. [Archaic]
Reawake (v. i.) To awake again.
Rebate (v. i.) To abate; to withdraw.
Rebel (v. i.) Pertaining to rebels or rebellion; acting in revolt; rebellious; as, rebel troops.
Rebel (v. i.) To renounce, and resist by force, the authority of the ruler or government to which one owes obedience. See Rebellion.
Rebel (v. i.) To be disobedient to authority; to assume a hostile or insubordinate attitude; to revolt.
Rebellion (v. i.) The act of rebelling; open and avowed renunciation of the authority of the government to which one owes obedience, and resistance to its officers and laws, either by levying war, or by aiding others to do so; an organized uprising of subjects for the purpose of coercing or overthrowing their lawful ruler or government by force; revolt; insurrection.
Rebellion (v. i.) Open resistance to, or defiance of, lawful authority.
Rebellow (v. i.) To bellow again; to repeat or echo a bellow.
Rebloom (v. i.) To bloom again.
Reblossom (v. i.) To blossom again.
Rebound (v. i.) To spring back; to start back; to be sent back or reverberated by elastic force on collision with another body; as, a rebounding echo.
Rebound (v. i.) To give back an echo.
Rebound (v. i.) To bound again or repeatedly, as a horse.
Rebut (v. i.) To retire; to recoil.
Rebut (v. i.) To make, or put in, an answer, as to a plaintiff's surrejoinder.
Recalcitrate (v. i.) To kick back; to kick against anything; hence, to express repugnance or opposition.
Recant (v. i.) To revoke a declaration or proposition; to unsay what has been said; to retract; as, convince me that I am wrong, and I will recant.
Recapitulate (v. i.) To sum up, or enumerate by heads or topics, what has been previously said; to repeat briefly the substance.
Recche (v. i.) To reck.
Recede (v. i.) To move back; to retreat; to withdraw.
Recede (v. i.) To withdraw a claim or pretension; to desist; to relinquish what had been proposed or asserted; as, to recede from a demand or proposition.
Recede (v. i.) To cede back; to grant or yield again to a former possessor; as, to recede conquered territory.
Receipt (v. i.) To give a receipt, as for money paid.
Receive (v. i.) To receive visitors; to be at home to receive calls; as, she receives on Tuesdays.
Receive (v. i.) To return, or bat back, the ball when served; as, it is your turn to receive.
Recheat (v. i.) To blow the recheat.
Recidivate (v. i.) To backslide; to fall again.
Reciprocate (v. i.) To move forward and backward alternately; to recur in vicissitude; to act interchangeably; to alternate.
Recite (v. i.) To repeat, pronounce, or rehearse, as before an audience, something prepared or committed to memory; to rehearse a lesson learned.
Reck (v. i.) To make account; to take heed; to care; to mind; -- often followed by of.
Reckon (v. i.) To make an enumeration or computation; to engage in numbering or computing.
Reckon (v. i.) To come to an accounting; to make up accounts; to settle; to examine and strike the balance of debt and credit; to adjust relations of desert or penalty.
Reclaim (v. i.) To cry out in opposition or contradiction; to exclaim against anything; to contradict; to take exceptions.
Reclaim (v. i.) To bring anyone back from evil courses; to reform.
Reclaim (v. i.) To draw back; to give way.
Reclasp (v. i.) To clasp or unite again.
Recognize (v. i.) To enter an obligation of record before a proper tribunal; as, A B recognized in the sum of twenty dollars.
Recoil (v. i.) To start, roll, bound, spring, or fall back; to take a reverse motion; to be driven or forced backward; to return.
Recoil (v. i.) To draw back, as from anything repugnant, distressing, alarming, or the like; to shrink.
Recoil (v. i.) To turn or go back; to withdraw one's self; to retire.
Recommence (v. i.) To commence or begin again.
Recommence (v. i.) To begin anew to be; to act again as.
Recompense (v. i.) To give recompense; to make amends or requital.
Reconcile (v. i.) To become reconciled.
Record (v. i.) To reflect; to ponder.
Record (v. i.) To sing or repeat a tune.
Recouch (v. i.) To retire again to a couch; to lie down again.
Recourse (v. i.) To return; to recur.
Recourse (v. i.) To have recourse; to resort.
Recover (v. i.) To regain health after sickness; to grow well; to be restored or cured; hence, to regain a former state or condition after misfortune, alarm, etc.; -- often followed by of or from; as, to recover from a state of poverty; to recover from fright.
Recover (v. i.) To make one's way; to come; to arrive.
Recover (v. i.) To obtain a judgement; to succeed in a lawsuit; as, the plaintiff has recovered in his suit.
Recreate (v. i.) To take recreation.
Recriminate (v. i.) To return one charge or accusation with another; to charge back fault or crime upon an accuser.
Recruit (v. i.) To gain new supplies of anything wasted; to gain health, flesh, spirits, or the like; to recuperate; as, lean cattle recruit in fresh pastures.
Recruit (v. i.) To gain new supplies of men for military or other service; to raise or enlist new soldiers; to enlist troops.
Recule (v. i.) To recoil.
Recumb (v. i.) To lean; to rec
Recuperate (v. i.) To recover health; to regain strength; to convalesce.
Recur (v. i.) To come back; to return again or repeatedly; to come again to mind.
Recur (v. i.) To occur at a stated interval, or according to some regular rule; as, the fever will recur to-night.
Recur (v. i.) To resort; to have recourse; to go for help.
Redden (v. i.) To grow or become red; to blush.
Redescend (v. i.) To descend again.
Redouble (v. i.) To become greatly or repeatedly increased; to be multiplied; to be greatly augmented; as, the noise redoubles.
Redound (v. i.) To roll back, as a wave or flood; to be sent or driven back; to flow back, as a consequence or effect; to conduce; to contribute; to result.
Redound (v. i.) To be in excess; to remain over and above; to be redundant; to overflow.
Redraw (v. i.) To draw a new bill of exchange, as the holder of a protested bill, on the drawer or indorsers.
Redsear (v. i.) To be brittle when red-hot; to be red-short.
Reecho (v. i.) To give echoes; to return back, or be reverberated, as an echo; to resound; to be resonant.
Reek (v. i.) To emit vapor, usually that which is warm and moist; to be full of fumes; to steam; to smoke; to exhale.
Reel (v. i.) To inc
Reel (v. i.) To have a whirling sensation; to be giddy.
Reembrace (v. i.) To embrace again.
Reemerge (v. i.) To emerge again.
Reenjoy (v. i.) To enjoy anew.
Reenter (v. i.) To enter anew or again.
Refer (v. i.) To have recourse; to apply; to appeal; to betake one's self; as, to refer to a dictionary.
Refer (v. i.) To have relation or reference; to relate; to point; as, the figure refers to a footnote.
Refer (v. i.) To carry the mind or thought; to direct attention; as, the preacher referred to the late election.
Refer (v. i.) To direct inquiry for information or a guarantee of any kind, as in respect to one's integrity, capacity, pecuniary ability, and the like; as, I referred to his employer for the truth of his story.
Refine (v. i.) To become pure; to be cleared of feculent matter.
Refine (v. i.) To improve in accuracy, delicacy, or excellence.
Refine (v. i.) To affect nicety or subtilty in thought or language.
Refit (v. i.) To obtain repairs or supplies; as, the fleet returned to refit.
Reflame (v. i.) To kindle again into flame.
Reflect (v. i.) To throw back light, heat, or the like; to return rays or beams.
Reflect (v. i.) To be sent back; to rebound as from a surface; to revert; to return.
Reflect (v. i.) To throw or turn back the thoughts upon anything; to contemplate. Specifically: To attend earnestly to what passes within the mind; to attend to the facts or phenomena of consciousness; to use attention or earnest thought; to meditate; especially, to think in relation to moral truth or rules.
Reflect (v. i.) To cast reproach; to cause censure or dishonor.
Reflow (v. i.) To flow back; to ebb.
Reform (v. i.) To return to a good state; to amend or correct one's own character or habits; as, a man of settled habits of vice will seldom reform.
Reformalize (v. i.) To affect reformation; to pretend to correctness.
Refragate (v. i.) To oppose.
Refrain (v. i.) To keep one's self from action or interference; to hold aloof; to forbear; to abstain.
Refuse (v. i.) To deny compliance; not to comply.
Regale (v. i.) To feast; t/ fare sumtuously.
Regard (v. i.) To look attentively; to consider; to notice.
Regelate (v. i.) To freeze together again; to undergo regelation, as ice.
Regerminate (v. i.) To germinate again.
Register (v. i.) The compass of a voice or instrument; a specified portion of the compass of a voice, or a series of vocal tones of a given compass; as, the upper, middle, or lower register; the soprano register; the tenor register.
Register (v. i.) A stop or set of pipes in an organ.
Register (v. i.) To enroll one's name in a register.
Register (v. i.) To correspond in relative position; as, two pages, columns, etc. , register when the corresponding parts fall in the same
Regrade (v. i.) To retire; to go back.
Regrede (v. i.) To go back; to retrograde, as the apsis of a planet's orbit.
Regress (v. i.) To go back; to return to a former place or state.
Regurgitate (v. i.) To be thrown or poured back; to rush or surge back.
Rehearse (v. i.) To recite or repeat something for practice.
Rein (v. i.) To be guided by reins.
Reinfund (v. i.) To flow in anew.
Rejoice (v. i.) To feel joy; to experience gladness in a high degree; to have pleasurable satisfaction; to be delighted.
Rejoin (v. i.) To answer to a reply.
Rejoin (v. i.) To answer, as the defendant to the plaintiff's replication.
Rejoinder (v. i.) To make a rejoinder.
Reland (v. i.) To go on shore after having embarked; to land again.
Relapse (v. i.) To slip or slide back, in a literal sense; to turn back.
Relapse (v. i.) To slide or turn back into a former state or practice; to fall back from some condition attained; -- generally in a bad sense, as from a state of convalescence or amended condition; as, to relapse into a stupor, into vice, or into barbarism; -- sometimes in a good sense; as, to relapse into slumber after being disturbed.
Relapse (v. i.) To fall from Christian faith into paganism, heresy, or unbelief; to backslide.
Relate (v. i.) To stand in some relation; to have bearing or concern; to pertain; to refer; -- with to.
Relate (v. i.) To make reference; to take account.
Relax (v. i.) To become lax, weak, or loose; as, to let one's grasp relax.
Relax (v. i.) To abate in severity; to become less rigorous.
Relax (v. i.) To remit attention or effort; to become less diligent; to unbend; as, to relax in study.
Relent (v. i.) To become less rigid or hard; to yield; to dissolve; to melt; to deliquesce.
Relent (v. i.) To become less severe or intense; to become less hard, harsh, cruel, or the like; to soften in temper; to become more mild and tender; to feel compassion.
Relish (v. i.) To have a pleasing or appetizing taste; to give gratification; to have a flavor.
Relive (v. i.) To live again; to revive.
Reluct (v. i.) To strive or struggle against anything; to make resistance; to draw back; to feel or show repugnance or reluctance.
Reluctate (v. i.) To struggle against anything; to resist; to oppose.
Rely (v. i.) To rest with confidence, as when fully satisfied of the veracity, integrity, or ability of persons, or of the certainty of facts or of evidence; to have confidence; to trust; to depend; -- with on, formerly also with in.
Remain (v. i.) To stay behind while others withdraw; to be left after others have been removed or destroyed; to be left after a number or quantity has been subtracted or cut off; to be left as not included or comprised.
Remain (v. i.) To continue unchanged in place, form, or condition, or undiminished in quantity; to abide; to stay; to endure; to last.
Remark (v. i.) To make a remark or remarks; to comment.
Remember (v. i.) To execise or have the power of memory; as, some remember better than others.
Rememorate (v. i.) To recall something by means of memory; to remember.
Remerge (v. i.) To merge again.
Remigrate (v. i.) To migrate again; to go back; to return.
Remit (v. i.) To abate in force or in violence; to grow less intense; to become moderated; to abate; to relax; as, a fever remits; the severity of the weather remits.
Remit (v. i.) To send money, as in payment.
Remonstrate (v. i.) To present and urge reasons in opposition to an act, measure, or any course of proceedings; to expostulate; as, to remonstrate with a person regarding his habits; to remonstrate against proposed taxation.
Remord (v. i.) To feel remorse.
Remove (v. i.) To change place in any manner, or to make a change in place; to move or go from one residence, position, or place to another.
Rencounter (v. i.) To meet unexpectedly; to encounter in a hostile manner; to come in collision; to skirmish.
Rend (v. i.) To be rent or torn; to become parted; to separate; to split.
Render (v. i.) To give an account; to make explanation or confession.
Render (v. i.) To pass; to run; -- said of the passage of a rope through a block, eyelet, etc.; as, a rope renders well, that is, passes freely; also, to yield or give way.
Rendezvous (v. i.) To assemble or meet at a particular place.
Renege (v. i.) To deny.
Renege (v. i.) To revoke.
Renew (v. i.) To become new, or as new; to grow or begin again.
Renne (v. i.) To run.
Renounce (v. i.) To make renunciation.
Renounce (v. i.) To dec
Rent (v. i.) To rant.
Rent (v. i.) To be leased, or let for rent; as, an estate rents for five hundred dollars a year.
Repair (v. i.) To return.
Repair (v. i.) To go; to betake one's self; to resort; ass, to repair to sanctuary for safety.
Repartee (v. i.) To make smart and witty replies.
Repass (v. i.) To pass or go back; to move back; as, troops passing and repassing before our eyes.
Repel (v. i.) To act with force in opposition to force impressed; to exercise repulsion.
Repent (v. i.) To feel pain, sorrow, or regret, for what one has done or omitted to do.
Repent (v. i.) To change the mind, or the course of conduct, on account of regret or dissatisfaction.
Repent (v. i.) To be sorry for sin as morally evil, and to seek forgiveness; to cease to love and practice sin.
Repine (v. i.) To fail; to wane.
Repine (v. i.) To continue pining; to feel inward discontent which preys on the spirits; to indulge in envy or complaint; to murmur.
Replenish (v. i.) To recover former fullness.
Reply (v. i.) To make a return in words or writing; to respond; to answer.
Reply (v. i.) To answer a defendant's plea.
Reply (v. i.) Figuratively, to do something in return for something done; as, to reply to a signal; to reply to the fire of a battery.
Reply (v. i.) That which is said, written, or done in answer to what is said, written, or done by another; an answer; a response.
Report (v. i.) To make a report, or response, in respect of a matter inquired of, a duty enjoined, or information expected; as, the committee will report at twelve o'clock.
Report (v. i.) To furnish in writing an account of a speech, the proceedings at a meeting, the particulars of an occurrence, etc., for publication.
Report (v. i.) To present one's self, as to a superior officer, or to one to whom service is due, and to be in readiness for orders or to do service; also, to give information, as of one's address, condition, etc.; as, the officer reported to the general for duty; to report weekly by letter.
Repose (v. i.) To lie at rest; to rest.
Repose (v. i.) Figuratively, to remain or abide restfully without anxiety or alarms.
Repose (v. i.) To lie; to be supported; as, trap reposing on sand.
Repullulate (v. i.) To bud again.
Rereign (v. i.) To reign again.
Rese (v. i.) To shake; to quake; to tremble.
Resent (v. i.) To feel resentment.
Resent (v. i.) To give forth an odor; to smell; to savor.
Resettle (v. i.) To settle again, or a second time.
Reship (v. i.) To engage one's self again for service on board of a vessel after having been discharged.
Reside (v. i.) To dwell permanently or for a considerable time; to have a settled abode for a time; to abide continuosly; to have one's domicile of home; to remain for a long time.
Reside (v. i.) To have a seat or fixed position; to inhere; to lie or be as in attribute or element.
Reside (v. i.) To sink; to settle, as sediment.
Resile (v. i.) To start back; to recoil; to recede from a purpose.
Resist (v. i.) To make opposition.
Resolve (v. i.) To separate the component parts of; to reduce to the constituent elements; -- said of compound substances; hence, sometimes, to melt, or dissolve.
Resolve (v. i.) To reduce to simple or intelligible notions; -- said of complex ideas or obscure questions; to make clear or certain; to free from doubt; to disentangle; to unravel; to explain; hence, to clear up, or dispel, as doubt; as, to resolve a riddle.
Resolve (v. i.) To cause to perceive or understand; to acquaint; to inform; to convince; to assure; to make certain.
Resolve (v. i.) To determine or decide in purpose; to make ready in mind; to fix; to settle; as, he was resolved by an unexpected event.
Resolve (v. i.) To express, as an opinion or determination, by resolution and vote; to declare or decide by a formal vote; -- followed by a clause; as, the house resolved (or, it was resolved by the house) that no money should be apropriated (or, to appropriate no money).
Resolve (v. i.) To change or convert by resolution or formal vote; -- used only reflexively; as, the house resolved itself into a committee of the whole.
Resolve (v. i.) To solve, as a problem, by enumerating the several things to be done, in order to obtain what is required; to find the answer to, or the result of.
Resolve (v. i.) To dispere or scatter; to discuss, as an inflammation or a tumor.
Resolve (v. i.) To let the tones (as of a discord) follow their several tendencies, resulting in a concord.
Resolve (v. i.) To relax; to lay at ease.
Resolve (v. i.) To be separated into its component parts or distinct principles; to undergo resolution.
Resolve (v. i.) To melt; to dissolve; to become fluid.
Resolve (v. i.) To be settled in opinion; to be convinced.
Resolve (v. i.) To form a purpose; to make a decision; especially, to determine after reflection; as, to resolve on a better course of life.
Resort (v. i.) To go; to repair; to betake one's self.
Resort (v. i.) To fall back; to revert.
Resort (v. i.) To have recourse; to apply; to one's self for help, relief, or advantage.
Resound (v. i.) To sound loudly; as, his voice resounded far.
Resound (v. i.) To be filled with sound; to ring; as, the woods resound with song.
Resound (v. i.) To be echoed; to be sent back, as sound.
Resound (v. i.) To be mentioned much and loudly.
Resound (v. i.) To echo or reverberate; to be resonant; as, the earth resounded with his praise.
Respire (v. i.) To take breath again; hence, to take rest or refreshment.
Respire (v. i.) To breathe; to inhale air into the lungs, and exhale it from them, successively, for the purpose of maintaining the vitality of the blood.
Respond (v. i.) To say somethin in return; to answer; to reply; as, to respond to a question or an argument.
Respond (v. i.) To show some effect in return to a force; to act in response; to accord; to correspond; to suit.
Respond (v. i.) To render satisfaction; to be answerable; as, the defendant is held to respond in damages.
Rest (v. i.) To be left; to remain; to continue to be.
Restagnate (v. i.) To stagnate; to cease to flow.
Restrive (v. i.) To strive anew.
Result (v. i.) To leap back; to rebound.
Result (v. i.) To come out, or have an issue; to terminate; to have consequences; -- followed by in; as, this measure will result in good or in evil.
Result (v. i.) To proceed, spring, or rise, as a consequence, from facts, arguments, premises, combination of circumstances, consultation, thought, or endeavor.
Resuscitate (v. i.) To come to life again; to revive.
Retain (v. i.) To belong; to pertain.
Retain (v. i.) To keep; to continue; to remain.
Retaliate (v. i.) To return like for like; specifically, to return evil for evil; as, to retaliate upon an enemy.
Retard (v. i.) To stay back.
Retch (v. i.) To make an effort to vomit; to strain, as in vomiting.
Retire (v. i.) To go back or return; to draw back or away; to keep aloof; to withdraw or retreat, as from observation; to go into privacy; as, to retire to his home; to retire from the world, or from notice.
Retire (v. i.) To retreat from action or danger; to withdraw for safety or pleasure; as, to retire from battle.
Retire (v. i.) To withdraw from a public station, or from business; as, having made a large fortune, he retired.
Retire (v. i.) To recede; to fall or bend back; as, the shore of the sea retires in bays and gulfs.
Retire (v. i.) To go to bed; as, he usually retires early.
Retort (v. i.) To return an argument or a charge; to make a severe reply.
Retract (v. i.) To draw back; to draw up; as, muscles retract after amputation.
Retract (v. i.) To take back what has been said; to withdraw a concession or a declaration.
Retreat (v. i.) To make a retreat; to retire from any position or place; to withdraw; as, the defeated army retreated from the field.
Retrench (v. i.) To cause or suffer retrenchment; specifically, to cut down living expenses; as, it is more reputable to retrench than to live embarrassed.
Retrieve (v. i.) To discover and bring in game that has been killed or wounded; as, a dog naturally inc
Retroact (v. i.) To act backward, or in return; to act in opposition; to be retrospective.
Retrocede (v. i.) To go back.
Retrograde (v. i.) To go in a retrograde direction; to move, or appear to move, backward, as a planet.
Retrograde (v. i.) Hence, to dec
Retrospect (v. i.) To look backward; hence, to affect or concern what is past.
Return (v. i.) To turn back; to go or come again to the same place or condition.
Return (v. i.) To come back, or begin again, after an interval, regular or irregular; to appear again.
Return (v. i.) To speak in answer; to reply; to respond.
Return (v. i.) To revert; to pass back into possession.
Return (v. i.) To go back in thought, narration, or argument.
Revegetate (v. i.) To vegetate anew.
Revel (v. i.) A feast with loose and noisy jollity; riotous festivity or merrymaking; a carousal.
Revel (v. i.) To feast in a riotous manner; to carouse; to act the bacchanalian; to make merry.
Revel (v. i.) To move playfully; to indulge without restraint.
Revenge (v. i.) To take vengeance; -- with
Reverberate (v. i.) To resound; to echo.
Reverberate (v. i.) To be driven back; to be reflected or repelled, as rays of light; to be echoed, as sound.
Reverse (v. i.) To return; to revert.
Reverse (v. i.) To become or be reversed.
Revert (v. i.) To return; to come back.
Revert (v. i.) To return to the proprietor after the termination of a particular estate granted by him.
Revert (v. i.) To return, wholly or in part, towards some preexistent form; to take on the traits or characters of an ancestral type.
Revert (v. i.) To change back, as from a soluble to an insoluble state or the reverse; thus, phosphoric acid in certain fertilizers reverts.
Revest (v. i.) To take effect or vest again, as a title; to revert to former owner; as, the title or right revests in A after alienation.
Revibrate (v. i.) To vibrate back or in return.
Revie (v. i.) To exceed an adversary's wager in card playing.
Revie (v. i.) To make a retort; to bandy words.
Review (v. i.) To look back; to make a review.
Revive (v. i.) To return to life; to recover life or strength; to live anew; to become reanimated or reinvigorated.
Revive (v. i.) Hence, to recover from a state of oblivion, obscurity, neglect, or depression; as, classical learning revived in the fifteenth century.
Revive (v. i.) To recover its natural or metallic state, as a metal.
Revive (v. i.) To restore, or bring again to life; to reanimate.
Revive (v. i.) To raise from coma, languor, depression, or discouragement; to bring into action after a suspension.
Revive (v. i.) Hence, to recover from a state of neglect or disuse; as, to revive letters or learning.
Revive (v. i.) To renew in the mind or memory; to bring to recollection; to recall attention to; to reawaken.
Revive (v. i.) To restore or reduce to its natural or metallic state; as, to revive a metal after calcination.
Revoke (v. i.) To fail to follow suit when holding a card of the suit led, in violation of the rule of the game; to renege.
Revolve (v. i.) To turn or roll round on, or as on, an axis, like a wheel; to rotate, -- which is the more specific word in this sense.
Revolve (v. i.) To move in a curved path round a center; as, the planets revolve round the sun.
Revolve (v. i.) To pass in cycles; as, the centuries revolve.
Revolve (v. i.) To return; to pass.
Reyse (v. i.) To go on a military expedition.
Rhapsodize (v. i.) To utter rhapsodies.
Rhetoricate (v. i.) To play the orator.
Rhetorize (v. i.) To play the orator.
Ricochet (v. i.) To skip with a rebound or rebounds, as a flat stone on the surface of water, or a cannon ball on the ground. See Ricochet, n.
Riddle (v. i.) To speak ambiguously or enigmatically.
Ride (v. i.) To be carried on the back of an animal, as a horse.
Ride (v. i.) To be borne in a carriage; as, to ride in a coach, in a car, and the like. See Synonym, below.
Ride (v. i.) To be borne or in a fluid; to float; to lie.
Ride (v. i.) To be supported in motion; to rest.
Ride (v. i.) To manage a horse, as an equestrian.
Ride (v. i.) To support a rider, as a horse; to move under the saddle; as, a horse rides easy or hard, slow or fast.
Ridotto (v. i.) To hold ridottos.
Rifle (v. i.) To raffle.
Rifle (v. i.) To commit robbery.
Rift (v. i.) To burst open; to split.
Rift (v. i.) To belch.
Rig (v. i.) To play the wanton; to act in an unbecoming manner; to play tricks.
Riggle (v. i.) See Wriggle.
Right (v. i.) To recover the proper or natural condition or position; to become upright.
Right (v. i.) Hence, to regain an upright position, as a ship or boat, after careening.
Rill (v. i.) To run a small stream.
Rime (v. i.) To freeze or congeal into hoarfrost.
Ring (v. i.) To sound, as a bell or other sonorous body, particularly a metallic one.
Ring (v. i.) To practice making music with bells.
Ring (v. i.) To sound loud; to resound; to be filled with a ringing or reverberating sound.
Ring (v. i.) To continue to sound or vibrate; to resound.
Ring (v. i.) To be filled with report or talk; as, the whole town rings with his fame.
Ring (v. i.) To rise in the air spirally.
Riot (v. i.) To engage in riot; to act in an unrestrained or wanton manner; to indulge in excess of luxury, feasting, or the like; to revel; to run riot; to go to excess.
Riot (v. i.) To disturb the peace; to raise an uproar or sedition. See Riot, n., 3.
Ripe (v. i.) To ripen; to grow ripe.
Ripen (v. i.) To grow ripe; to become mature, as grain, fruit, flowers, and the like; as, grapes ripen in the sun.
Ripen (v. i.) To approach or come to perfection.
Ripple (v. i.) To become fretted or dimpled on the surface, as water when agitated or running over a rough bottom; to be covered with small waves or undulations, as a field of grain.
Ripple (v. i.) To make a sound as of water running gently over a rough bottom, or the breaking of ripples on the shore.
Rival (v. i.) To be in rivalry.
Rive (v. i.) To be split or rent asunder.
River (v. i.) To hawk by the side of a river; to fly hawks at river fowl.
Roam (v. i.) To go from place to place without any certain purpose or direction; to rove; to wander.
Roar (v. i.) To cry with a full, loud, continued sound.
Roar (v. i.) To bellow, or utter a deep, loud cry, as a lion or other beast.
Roar (v. i.) To cry loudly, as in pain, distress, or anger.
Roar (v. i.) To make a loud, confused sound, as winds, waves, passing vehicles, a crowd of persons when shouting together, or the like.
Roar (v. i.) To be boisterous; to be disorderly.
Roar (v. i.) To laugh out loudly and continuously; as, the hearers roared at his jokes.
Roar (v. i.) To make a loud noise in breathing, as horses having a certain disease. See Roaring, 2.
Roast (v. i.) To cook meat, fish, etc., by heat, as before the fire or in an oven.
Roast (v. i.) To undergo the process of being roasted.
Rob (v. i.) To take that which belongs to another, without right or permission, esp. by violence.
Rock (v. i.) To move or be moved backward and forward; to be violently agitated; to reel; to totter.
Rock (v. i.) To roll or saway backward and forward upon a support; as, to rock in a rocking-chair.
Rocket (v. i.) To rise straight up; said of birds; usually in the present participle or as an adjective.
Rock staff (v. i.) An oscillating bar in a machine, as the lever of the bellows of a forge.
Rodomontade (v. i.) To boast; to brag; to bluster; to rant.
Rogue (v. i.) To wander; to play the vagabond; to play knavish tricks.
Roil (v. i.) To wander; to roam.
Roil (v. i.) To romp.
Roist (v. i.) See Roister.
Roister (v. i.) To bluster; to swagger; to bully; to be bold, noisy, vaunting, or turbulent.
Roll (v. i.) To move, as a curved object may, along a surface by rotation without sliding; to revolve upon an axis; to turn over and over; as, a ball or wheel rolls on the earth; a body rolls on an inc
Roll (v. i.) To move on wheels; as, the carriage rolls along the street.
Roll (v. i.) To be wound or formed into a cylinder or ball; as, the cloth rolls unevenly; the snow rolls well.
Roll (v. i.) To fall or tumble; -- with over; as, a stream rolls over a precipice.
Roll (v. i.) To perform a periodical revolution; to move onward as with a revolution; as, the rolling year; ages roll away.
Roll (v. i.) To turn; to move circularly.
Roll (v. i.) To move, as waves or billows, with alternate swell and depression.
Roll (v. i.) To inc
Roll (v. i.) To turn over, or from side to side, while lying down; to wallow; as, a horse rolls.
Roll (v. i.) To spread under a roller or rolling-pin; as, the paste rolls well.
Roll (v. i.) To beat a drum with strokes so rapid that they can scarcely be distinguished by the ear.
Roll (v. i.) To make a loud or heavy rumbling noise; as, the thunder rolls.
Rollic (v. i.) To move or play in a careless, swaggering manner, with a frolicsome air; to frolic; to sport; commonly in the form rollicking.
Romance (v. i.) To write or tell romances; to indulge in extravagant stories.
Romanize (v. i.) To use Latin words and idioms.
Romanize (v. i.) To conform to Roman Catholic opinions, customs, or modes of speech.
Romp (v. i.) To play rudely and boisterously; to leap and frisk about in play.
Rook (v. i.) To squat; to ruck.
Room (v. i.) To occupy a room or rooms; to lodge; as, they arranged to room together.
Roost (v. i.) To sit, rest, or sleep, as fowls on a pole, limb of a tree, etc.; to perch.
Roost (v. i.) Fig.; To lodge; to rest; to sleep.
Root (v. i.) To turn up the earth with the snout, as swine.
Root (v. i.) Hence, to seek for favor or advancement by low arts or groveling servility; to fawn servilely.
Root (v. i.) To fix the root; to enter the earth, as roots; to take root and begin to grow.
Root (v. i.) To be firmly fixed; to be established.
Rope (v. i.) To be formed into rope; to draw out or extend into a filament or thread, as by means of any glutinous or adhesive quality.
Roquet (v. i.) To hit another's ball with one's own.
Rot (v. i.) To undergo a process common to organic substances by which they lose the cohesion of their parts and pass through certain chemical changes, giving off usually in some stages of the process more or less offensive odors; to become decomposed by a natural process; to putrefy; to decay.
Rot (v. i.) Figuratively: To perish slowly; to decay; to die; to become corrupt.
Rotate (v. i.) To turn, as a wheel, round an axis; to revolve.
Rotate (v. i.) To perform any act, function, or operation in turn, to hold office in turn; as, to rotate in office.
Rotate (v. i.) To cause to turn round or revolve, as a wheel around an axle.
Rotate (v. i.) To cause to succeed in turn; esp., to cause to succeed some one, or to be succeeded by some one, in office.
Rote (v. i.) To go out by rotation or succession; to rotate.
Rouge (v. i.) To paint the face or cheeks with rouge.
Roughen (v. i.) To grow or become rough.
Rouk (v. i.) See 5th Ruck, and Roke.
Round (v. i.) To grow round or full; hence, to attain to fullness, completeness, or perfection.
Round (v. i.) To go round, as a guard.
Round (v. i.) To go or turn round; to wheel about.
Rouse (v. i.) To get or start up; to rise.
Rouse (v. i.) To awake from sleep or repose.
Rouse (v. i.) To be exited to thought or action from a state of indolence or inattention.
Rout (v. i.) To roar; to bellow; to snort; to snore loudly.
Rout (v. i.) To search or root in the ground, as a swine.
Rout (v. i.) To assemble in a crowd, whether orderly or disorderly; to collect in company.
Rove (v. i.) To practice robbery on the seas; to wander about on the seas in piracy.
Rove (v. i.) Hence, to wander; to ramble; to rauge; to go, move, or pass without certain direction in any manner, by sailing, walking, riding, flying, or otherwise.
Rove (v. i.) To shoot at rovers; hence, to shoot at an angle of elevation, not at point-blank (rovers usually being beyond the point-blank range).
Rover (v. i.) One who practices robbery on the seas; a pirate.
Rover (v. i.) One who wanders about by sea or land; a wanderer; a rambler.
Rover (v. i.) Hence, a fickle, inconstant person.
Rover (v. i.) A ball which has passed through all the hoops and would go out if it hit the stake but is continued in play; also, the player of such a ball.
Rover (v. i.) Casual marks at uncertain distances.
Rover (v. i.) A sort of arrow.
Row (v. i.) To use the oar; as, to row well.
Row (v. i.) To be moved by oars; as, the boat rows easily.
Rub (v. i.) To move along the surface of a body with pressure; to grate; as, a wheel rubs against the gatepost.
Rub (v. i.) To fret; to chafe; as, to rub upon a sore.
Rub (v. i.) To move or pass with difficulty; as, to rub through woods, as huntsmen; to rub through the world.
Ruck (v. i.) To cower; to huddle together; to squat; to sit, as a hen on eggs.
Rue (v. i.) To have compassion.
Rue (v. i.) To feel sorrow and regret; to repent.
Ruffian (v. i.) To play the ruffian; to rage; to raise tumult.
Ruffle (v. i.) To grow rough, boisterous, or turbulent.
Ruffle (v. i.) To become disordered; to play loosely; to flutter.
Ruffle (v. i.) To be rough; to jar; to be in contention; hence, to put on airs; to swagger.
Ruin (v. i.) To fall to ruins; to go to ruin; to become decayed or dilapidated; to perish.
Ruinate (v. i.) To fall; to tumble.
Rule (v. i.) To have power or command; to exercise supreme authority; -- often followed by over.
Rule (v. i.) To lay down and settle a rule or order of court; to decide an incidental point; to enter a rule.
Rule (v. i.) To keep within a (certain) range for a time; to be in general, or as a rule; as, prices ruled lower yesterday than the day before.
Rumble (v. i.) To make a low, heavy, continued sound; as, the thunder rumbles at a distance.
Rumble (v. i.) To murmur; to ripple.
Ruminate (v. i.) To chew the cud; to chew again what has been slightly chewed and swallowed.
Ruminate (v. i.) To think again and again; to muse; to meditate; to ponder; to reflect.
Rummage (v. i.) To search a place narrowly.
Run (v. i.) To pursue in thought; to carry in contemplation.
Run (v. i.) To cause to enter; to thrust; as, to run a sword into or through the body; to run a nail into the foot.
Run (v. i.) To drive or force; to cause, or permit, to be driven.
Run (v. i.) To fuse; to shape; to mold; to cast; as, to run bullets, and the like.
Run (v. i.) To cause to be drawn; to mark out; to indicate; to determine; as, to run a
Run (v. i.) To cause to pass, or evade, offical restrictions; to smuggle; -- said of contraband or dutiable goods.
Run (v. i.) To go through or accomplish by running; as, to run a race; to run a certain career.
Run (v. i.) To cause to stand as a candidate for office; to support for office; as, to run some one for Congress.
Run (v. i.) To encounter or incur, as a danger or risk; as, to run the risk of losing one's life. See To run the chances, below.
Run (v. i.) To put at hazard; to venture; to risk.
Run (v. i.) To discharge; to emit; to give forth copiously; to be bathed with; as, the pipe or faucet runs hot water.
Run (v. i.) To be charged with, or to contain much of, while flowing; as, the rivers ran blood.
Run (v. i.) To conduct; to manage; to carry on; as, to run a factory or a hotel.
Run (v. i.) To tease with sarcasms and ridicule.
Run (v. i.) To sew, as a seam, by passing the needle through material in a continuous
Run (v. i.) To migrate or move in schools; -- said of fish; esp., to ascend a river in order to spawn.
Rupture (v. i.) To suffer a breach or disruption.
Ruralize (v. i.) To become rural; to go into the country; to rusticate.
Rush (v. i.) To move forward with impetuosity, violence, and tumultuous rapidity or haste; as, armies rush to battle; waters rush down a precipice.
Rush (v. i.) To enter into something with undue haste and eagerness, or without due deliberation and preparation; as, to rush business or speculation.
Rust (v. i.) To contract rust; to be or become oxidized.
Rust (v. i.) To be affected with the parasitic fungus called rust; also, to acquire a rusty appearance, as plants.
Rust (v. i.) To degenerate in idleness; to become dull or impaired by inaction.
Rusticate (v. i.) To go into or reside in the country; to ruralize.
Rustle (v. i.) To make a quick succession of small sounds, like the rubbing or moving of silk cloth or dry leaves.
Rustle (v. i.) To stir about energetically; to strive to succeed; to bustle about.
Rut (v. i.) To have a strong sexual impulse at the reproductive period; -- said of deer, cattle, etc.
Rutilate (v. i.) To shine; to emit rays of light.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".