Transitive Verbs Starting with I
Iambize (v. t.) To satirize in iambics; to lampoon.
Ice (v. t.) To cover with ice; to convert into ice, or into something resembling ice.
Ice (v. t.) To cover with icing, or frosting made of sugar and milk or white of egg; to frost, as cakes, tarts, etc.
Ice (v. t.) To chill or cool, as with ice; to freeze.
Iconize (v. t.) To form an image or likeness of.
Idealize (v. t.) To make ideal; to give an ideal form or value to; to attribute ideal characteristics and excellences to; as, to idealize real life.
Idealize (v. t.) To treat in an ideal manner. See Idealization, 2.
Ideate (v. t.) To form in idea; to fancy.
Ideate (v. t.) To apprehend in thought so as to fix and hold in the mind; to memorize.
Identify (v. t.) To make to be the same; to unite or combine in such a manner as to make one; to treat as being one or having the same purpose or effect; to consider as the same in any relation.
Identify (v. t.) To establish the identity of; to prove to be the same with something described, claimed, or asserted; as, to identify stolen property.
Idle (v. t.) To spend in idleness; to waste; to consume; -- often followed by away; as, to idle away an hour a day.
Idolatrize (v. t.) To make in idol of; to idolize.
Idolize (v. t.) To make an idol of; to pay idolatrous worship to; as, to idolize the sacred bull in Egypt.
Idolize (v. t.) To love to excess; to love or reverence to adoration; as, to idolize gold, children, a hero.
Ignify (v. t.) To form into fire.
Ignite (v. t.) To kindle or set on fire; as, to ignite paper or wood.
Ignite (v. t.) To subject to the action of intense heat; to heat strongly; -- often said of incombustible or infusible substances; as, to ignite iron or platinum.
Ignoble (v. t.) To make ignoble.
Ignore (v. t.) To be ignorant of or not acquainted with.
Ignore (v. t.) To throw out or reject as false or ungrounded; -- said of a bill rejected by a grand jury for want of evidence. See Ignoramus.
Ignore (v. t.) Hence: To refuse to take notice of; to shut the eyes to; not to recognize; to disregard willfully and causelessly; as, to ignore certain facts; to ignore the presence of an objectionable person.
Illaqueate (v. t.) To insnare; to entrap; to entangle; to catch.
Illegalize (v. t.) To make or declare illegal or unlawful.
Illegitimate (v. t.) To render illegitimate; to declare or prove to be born out of wedlock; to bastardize; to illegitimatize.
Illegitimatize (v. t.) To render illegitimate; to bastardize.
Illiberalize (v. t.) To make illiberal.
Illighten (v. t.) To enlighten.
Illtreat (v. t.) To treat cruelly or improperly; to ill use; to maltreat.
Illude (v. t.) To play upon by artifice; to deceive; to mock; to excite and disappoint the hopes of.
Illume (v. t.) To throw or spread light upon; to make light or bright; to illuminate; to illumine.
Illuminate (v. t.) To make light; to throw light on; to supply with light, literally or figuratively; to brighten.
Illuminate (v. t.) To light up; to decorate with artificial lights, as a building or city, in token of rejoicing or respect.
Illuminate (v. t.) To adorn, as a book or page with borders, initial letters, or miniature pictures in colors and gold, as was done in manuscripts of the Middle Ages.
Illuminate (v. t.) To make plain or clear; to dispel the obscurity to by knowledge or reason; to explain; to elucidate; as, to illuminate a text, a problem, or a duty.
Illuminati (v. t.) Literally, those who are enlightened
Illuminati (v. t.) Persons in the early church who had received baptism; in which ceremony a lighted taper was given them, as a symbol of the spiritual illumination they has received by that sacrament.
Illuminati (v. t.) Members of a sect which sprung up in Spain about the year 1575. Their principal doctrine was, that, by means of prayer, they had attained to so perfect a state as to have no need of ordinances, sacraments, good works, etc.; -- called also Alumbrados, Perfectibilists, etc.
Illuminati (v. t.) Members of certain associations in Modern Europe, who combined to promote social reforms, by which they expected to raise men and society to perfection, esp. of one originated in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt, professor of canon law at Ingolstadt, which spread rapidly for a time, but ceased after a few years.
Illuminati (v. t.) An obscure sect of French Familists;
Illuminati (v. t.) The Hesychasts, Mystics, and Quietists;
Illuminati (v. t.) The Rosicrucians.
Illuminati (v. t.) Any persons who profess special spiritual or intellectual enlightenment.
Illumination (v. t.) That which is illuminated, as a house; also, an ornamented book or manuscript.
Illumination (v. t.) That which illuminates or gives light; brightness; splendor; especially, intellectual light or knowledge.
Illumination (v. t.) The special communication of knowledge to the mind by God; inspiration.
Illuminator (v. t.) A condenser or reflector of light in optical apparatus; also, an illuminant.
Illumine (v. t.) To illuminate; to light up; to adorn.
Illuminize (v. t.) To initiate the doctrines or principles of the Illuminati.
Illure (v. t.) To deceive; to entice; to lure.
Illustrate (v. t.) To make clear, bright, or luminous.
Illustrate (v. t.) To set in a clear light; to exhibit distinctly or conspicuously.
Illustrate (v. t.) To make clear, intelligible, or apprehensible; to elucidate, explain, or exemplify, as by means of figures, comparisons, and examples.
Illustrate (v. t.) To adorn with pictures, as a book or a subject; to elucidate with pictures, as a history or a romance.
Illustrate (v. t.) To give renown or honor to; to make illustrious; to glorify.
Image (v. t.) To represent or form an image of; as, the still lake imaged the shore; the mirror imaged her figure.
Image (v. t.) To represent to the mental vision; to form a likeness of by the fancy or recollection; to imagine.
Imagine (v. t.) To form in the mind a notion or idea of; to form a mental image of; to conceive; to produce by the imagination.
Imagine (v. t.) To contrive in purpose; to scheme; to devise; to compass; to purpose. See Compass, v. t., 5.
Imagine (v. t.) To represent to one's self; to think; to believe.
Imbalm (v. t.) See Embalm.
Imban (v. t.) To put under a ban.
Imband (v. t.) To form into a band or bands.
Imbank (v. t.) To inclose or defend with a bank or banks. See Embank.
Imbar (v. t.) To bar in; to secure.
Imbarn (v. t.) To store in a barn.
Imbase (v. t.) See Embase.
Imbastardize (v. t.) To bastardize; to debase.
Imbathe (v. t.) To bathe; to wash freely; to immerce.
Imbay (v. t.) See Embay.
Imbecile (v. t.) To weaken; to make imbecile; as, to imbecile men's courage.
Imbecilitate (v. t.) To weaken, as to the body or the mind; to enfeeble.
Imbed (v. t.) To sink or lay, as in a bed; to deposit in a partly inclosing mass, as of clay or mortar; to cover, as with earth, sand, etc.
Imbezzle (v. t.) See Embezzle.
Imbibe (v. t.) To drink in; to absorb; to suck or take in; to receive as by drinking; as, a person imbibes drink, or a sponge imbibes moisture.
Imbibe (v. t.) To receive or absorb into the mind and retain; as, to imbibe principles; to imbibe errors.
Imbibe (v. t.) To saturate; to imbue.
Imbitter (v. t.) To make bitter; hence, to make distressing or more distressing; to make sad, morose, sour, or malignant.
Imblaze (v. t.) See Emblaze.
Imblazon (v. t.) See Emblazon.
Imbolden (v. t.) See Embolden.
Imborder (v. t.) To furnish or inclose with a border; to form a border of.
Imbosk (v. t.) To conceal, as in bushes; to hide.
Imbosom (v. t.) To hold in the bosom; to cherish in the heart or affection; to embosom.
Imbosom (v. t.) To inclose or place in the midst of; to surround or shelter; as, a house imbosomed in a grove.
Imboss (v. t.) See Emboss.
Imbound (v. t.) To inclose in limits; to shut in.
Imbow (v. t.) To make like a bow; to curve; to arch; to vault; to embow.
Imbowel (v. t.) See Embowel.
Imbox (v. t.) To inclose in a box.
Imbraid (v. t.) See Embraid.
Imbrangle (v. t.) To entangle as in a cobweb; to mix confusedly.
Imbreed (v. t.) To generate within; to inbreed.
Imbricate (v. t.) To lay in order, one lapping over another, so as to form an imbricated surface.
Imbrown (v. t.) To make brown; to obscure; to darken; to tan; as, features imbrowned by exposure.
Imbrue (v. t.) To wet or moisten; to soak; to drench, especially in blood.
Imbrute (v. t.) To degrade to the state of a brute; to make brutal.
Imbue (v. t.) To tinge deeply; to dye; to cause to absorb; as, clothes thoroughly imbued with black.
Imbue (v. t.) To tincture deply; to cause to become impressed or penetrated; as, to imbue the minds of youth with good principles.
Imburse (v. t.) To supply or stock with money.
Imitate (v. t.) To follow as a pattern, model, or example; to copy or strive to copy, in acts, manners etc.
Imitate (v. t.) To produce a semblance or likeness of, in form, character, color, qualities, conduct, manners, and the like; to counterfeit; to copy.
Imitate (v. t.) To resemble (another species of animal, or a plant, or inanimate object) in form, color, ornamentation, or instinctive habits, so as to derive an advantage thereby; sa, when a harmless snake imitates a venomous one in color and manner, or when an odorless insect imitates, in color, one having secretion offensive to birds.
Immanacle (v. t.) To manacle; to fetter; hence; to confine; to restrain from free action.
Immantle (v. t.) See Emmantle.
Immask (v. t.) To cover, as with a mask; to disguise or conceal.
Immaterialize (v. t.) To render immaterial or incorporeal.
Immerge (v. t.) To plungel into, under, or within anything especially a fuid; to dip; to immerse. See Immerse.
Immerse (v. t.) To plunge into anything that surrounds or covers, especially into a fluid; to dip; to sink; to bury; to immerge.
Immerse (v. t.) To baptize by immersion.
Immerse (v. t.) To engage deeply; to engross the attention of; to involve; to overhelm.
Immesh (v. t.) To catch or entangle in, or as in, the meshes of a net. or in a web; to insnare.
Immethodize (v. t.) To render immethodical; to destroy the method of; to confuse.
Immew (v. t.) See Emmew.
Immigrate (v. t.) To come into a country of which one is not a native, for the purpose of permanent residence. See Emigrate.
Immingle (v. t.) To mingle; to mix; to unite; to blend.
Immit (v. t.) To send in; to inject; to infuse; -- the correlative of emit.
Immix (v. t.) To mix; to mingle.
Immobilize (v. t.) To make immovable; in surgery, to make immovable (a naturally mobile part, as a joint) by the use of splints, or stiffened bandages.
Immolate (v. t.) To sacrifice; to offer in sacrifice; to kill, as a sacrificial victim.
Immold (v. t.) Alt. of Immould
Immould (v. t.) To mold into shape, or form.
Immortalize (v. t.) To render immortal; to cause to live or exist forever.
Immortalize (v. t.) To exempt from oblivion; to perpetuate in fame.
Immure (v. t.) To wall around; to surround with walls.
Immure (v. t.) To inclose whithin walls, or as within walls; hence, to shut up; to imprison; to incarcerate.
Immute (v. t.) To change or alter.
Impact (v. t.) To drive close; to press firmly together: to wedge into a place.
Impaint (v. t.) To paint; to adorn with colors.
Impair (v. t.) To make worse; to diminish in quantity, value, excellence, or strength; to deteriorate; as, to impair health, character, the mind, value.
Impair (v. t.) To grow worse; to deteriorate.
Impale (v. t.) To pierce with a pale; to put to death by fixing on a sharp stake. See Empale.
Impale (v. t.) To inclose, as with pales or stakes; to surround.
Impale (v. t.) To join, as two coats of arms on one shield, palewise; hence, to join in honorable mention.
Impallid (v. t.) To make pallid; to blanch.
Impalm (v. t.) To grasp with or hold in the hand.
Impalsy (v. t.) To palsy; to paralyze; to deaden.
Impanate (v. t.) To embody in bread, esp. in the bread of the eucharist.
Impanel (v. t.) To enter in a list, or on a piece of parchment, called a panel; to form or enroll, as a list of jurors in a court of justice.
Imparadise (v. t.) To put in a state like paradise; to make supremely happy.
Impark (v. t.) To inclose for a park; to sever from a common; hence, to inclose or shut up.
Impassionate (v. t.) To affect powerfully; to arouse the passions of.
Impaste (v. t.) To knead; to make into paste; to concrete.
Impaste (v. t.) To lay color on canvas by uniting them skillfully together. [R.] Cf. Impasto.
Impasture (v. t.) To place in a pasture; to foster.
Impatronize (v. t.) To make lord or master; as, to impatronize one's self of a seigniory.
Impave (v. t.) To pave.
Impawn (v. t.) To put in pawn; to pledge.
Impeach (v. t.) To hinder; to impede; to prevent.
Impeach (v. t.) To charge with a crime or misdemeanor; to accuse; especially to charge (a public officer), before a competent tribunal, with misbehavior in office; to cite before a tribunal for judgement of official misconduct; to arraign; as, to impeach a judge. See Impeachment.
Impeach (v. t.) Hence, to charge with impropriety; to dishonor; to bring discredit on; to call in question; as, to impeach one's motives or conduct.
Impeach (v. t.) To challenge or discredit the credibility of, as of a witness, or the validity of, as of commercial paper.
Impearl (v. t.) To form into pearls, or into that which resembles pearls.
Impearl (v. t.) To decorate as with pearls or with anything resembling pearls.
Impede (v. t.) To hinder; to stop in progress; to obstruct; as, to impede the advance of troops.
Impediment (v. t.) To impede.
Impedite (v. t.) To impede.
Impel (v. t.) To drive or urge forward or on; to press on; to incite to action or motion in any way.
Impen (v. t.) To shut up or inclose, as in a pen.
Impend (v. t.) To pay.
Impeople (v. t.) To people; to give a population to.
Imperfect (v. t.) To make imperfect.
Imperialize (v. t.) To invest with imperial authority, character, or style; to bring to the form of an empire.
Imperil (v. t.) To bring into peril; to endanger.
Impersonate (v. t.) To invest with personality; to endow with the form of a living being.
Impersonate (v. t.) To ascribe the qualities of a person to; to personify.
Impersonate (v. t.) To assume, or to represent, the person or character of; to personate; as, he impersonated Macbeth.
Impest (v. t.) To affict with pestilence; to infect, as with plague.
Impester (v. t.) See Pester.
Impetrate (v. t.) To obtain by request or entreaty.
Impierce (v. t.) To pierce; to penetrate.
Impignorate (v. t.) To pledge or pawn.
Impinge (v. t.) To fall or dash against; to touch upon; to strike; to hit; to ciash with; -- with on or upon.
Impinguate (v. t.) To fatten; to make fat.
Implant (v. t.) To plant, or infix, for the purpose of growth; to fix deeply; to instill; to inculate; to introduce; as, to implant the seeds of virtue, or the principles of knowledge, in the minds of youth.
Implate (v. t.) To cover with plates; to sheathe; as, to implate a ship with iron.
Impleach (v. t.) To pleach; to interweave.
Implead (v. t.) To institute and prosecute a suit against, in court; to sue or prosecute at law; hence, to accuse; to impeach.
Impledge (v. t.) To pledge.
Implement (v. t.) To accomplish; to fulfill.
Implement (v. t.) To provide with an implement or implements; to cause to be fulfilled, satisfied, or carried out, by means of an implement or implements.
Implement (v. t.) To fulfill or perform, as a contract or an engagement.
Implicate (v. t.) To infold; to fold together; to interweave.
Implicate (v. t.) To bring into connection with; to involve; to connect; -- applied to persons, in an unfavorable sense; as, the evidence implicates many in this conspiracy; to be implicated in a crime, a discreditable transaction, a fault, etc.
Implore (v. t.) To call upon, or for, in supplication; to beseech; to prey to, or for, earnestly; to petition with urency; to entreat; to beg; -- followed directly by the word expressing the thing sought, or the person from whom it is sought.
Implunge (v. t.) To plunge.
Imply (v. t.) To infold or involve; to wrap up.
Imply (v. t.) To involve in substance or essence, or by fair inference, or by construction of law, when not include virtually; as, war implies fighting.
Imply (v. t.) To refer, ascribe, or attribute.
Impoison (v. t.) To poison; to imbitter; to impair.
Impone (v. t.) To stake; to wager; to pledge.
Impoor (v. t.) To impoverish.
Import (v. t.) To bring in from abroad; to introduce from without; especially, to bring (wares or merchandise) into a place or country from a foreign country, in the transactions of commerce; -- opposed to export. We import teas from China, coffee from Brasil, etc.
Import (v. t.) To carry or include, as meaning or intention; to imply; to signify.
Import (v. t.) To be of importance or consequence to; to have a bearing on; to concern.
Important (v. t.) Full of, or burdened by, import; charged with great interests; restless; anxious.
Important (v. t.) Carrying or possessing weight or consequence; of valuable content or bearing; significant; weighty.
Important (v. t.) Bearing on; forcible; driving.
Important (v. t.) Importunate; pressing; urgent.
Importation (v. t.) The act of carrying, conveying, or delivering.
Importation (v. t.) The act or practice of importing, or bringing into a country or state; -- opposed to exportation.
Importation (v. t.) That which is imported; commodities or wares introduced into a country from abroad.
Impose (v. t.) To lay on; to set or place; to put; to deposit.
Impose (v. t.) To lay as a charge, burden, tax, duty, obligation, command, penalty, etc.; to enjoin; to levy; to inflict; as, to impose a toll or tribute.
Impose (v. t.) To lay on, as the hands, in the religious rites of confirmation and ordination.
Impose (v. t.) To arrange in proper order on a table of stone or metal and lock up in a chase for printing; -- said of columns or pages of type, forms, etc.
Imposthumate (v. t.) To apostemate; to form an imposthume or abscess.
Imposthumate (v. t.) To affect with an imposthume or abscess.
Impound (v. t.) To shut up or place in an inclosure called a pound; hence, to hold in the custody of a court; as, to impound stray cattle; to impound a document for safe keeping.
Impoverish (v. t.) To make poor; to reduce to poverty or indigence; as, misfortune and disease impoverish families.
Impoverish (v. t.) To exhaust the strength, richness, or fertility of; to make sterile; as, to impoverish land.
Impower (v. t.) See Empower.
Imprecate (v. t.) To call down by prayer, as something hurtful or calamitous.
Imprecate (v. t.) To invoke evil upon; to curse; to swear at.
Impregn (v. t.) To impregnate; to make fruitful.
Impregnate (v. t.) To make pregnant; to cause to conceive; to render prolific; to get with child or young.
Impregnate (v. t.) To come into contact with (an ovum or egg) so as to cause impregnation; to fertilize; to fecundate.
Impregnate (v. t.) To infuse an active principle into; to render fruitful or fertile in any way; to fertilize; to imbue.
Impregnate (v. t.) To infuse particles of another substance into; to communicate the quality of another to; to cause to be filled, imbued, mixed, or furnished (with something); as, to impregnate India rubber with sulphur; clothing impregnated with contagion; rock impregnated with ore.
Impress (v. t.) To press, stamp, or print something in or upon; to mark by pressure, or as by pressure; to imprint (that which bears the impression).
Impress (v. t.) To produce by pressure, as a mark, stamp, image, etc.; to imprint (a mark or figure upon something).
Impress (v. t.) Fig.: To fix deeply in the mind; to present forcibly to the attention, etc.; to imprint; to inculcate.
Imprest (v. t.) A kind of earnest money; loan; -- specifically, money advanced for some public service, as in enlistment.
Imprint (v. t.) To impress; to mark by pressure; to indent; to stamp.
Imprint (v. t.) To stamp or mark, as letters on paper, by means of type, plates, stamps, or the like; to print the mark (figures, letters, etc., upon something).
Imprint (v. t.) To fix indelibly or permanently, as in the mind or memory; to impress.
Imprint (v. t.) Whatever is impressed or imprinted; the impress or mark left by something; specifically, the name of the printer or publisher (usually) with the time and place of issue, in the title-page of a book, or on any printed sheet.
Imprison (v. t.) To put in prison or jail; To arrest and detain in custody; to confine.
Imprison (v. t.) To limit, restrain, or confine in any way.
Improbate (v. t.) To disapprove of; to disallow.
Improlificate (v. t.) To impregnate.
Improper (v. t.) To appropriate; to limit.
Impropriate (v. t.) To appropriate to one's self; to assume.
Impropriate (v. t.) To place the profits of (ecclesiastical property) in the hands of a layman for care and disbursement.
Improve (v. t.) To disprove or make void; to refute.
Improve (v. t.) To disapprove; to find fault with; to reprove; to censure; as, to improve negligence.
Improve (v. t.) To make better; to increase the value or good qualities of; to ameliorate by care or cultivation; as, to improve land.
Improve (v. t.) To use or employ to good purpose; to make productive; to turn to profitable account; to utilize; as, to improve one's time; to improve his means.
Improve (v. t.) To advance or increase by use; to augment or add to; -- said with reference to what is bad.
Improvise (v. t.) To compose, recite, or sing extemporaneously, especially in verse; to extemporize; also, to play upon an instrument, or to act, extemporaneously.
Improvise (v. t.) To bring about, arrange, or make, on a sudden, or without previous preparation.
Improvise (v. t.) To invent, or provide, offhand, or on the spur of the moment; as, he improvised a hammer out of a stone.
Impugn (v. t.) To attack by words or arguments; to contradict; to assail; to call in question; to make insinuations against; to gainsay; to oppose.
Impulse (v. t.) To impel; to incite.
Impure (v. t.) To defile; to pollute.
Impurple (v. t.) To color or tinge with purple; to make red or reddish; to purple; as, a field impurpled with blood.
Impute (v. t.) To charge; to ascribe; to attribute; to set to the account of; to charge to one as the author, responsible originator, or possessor; -- generally in a bad sense.
Impute (v. t.) To adjudge as one's own (the sin or righteousness) of another; as, the righteousness of Christ is imputed to us.
Impute (v. t.) To take account of; to consider; to regard.
In (v. t.) To inclose; to take in; to harvest.
Inable (v. t.) See Enable.
Inactuate (v. t.) To put in action.
Inanimate (v. t.) To animate.
Inanitiate (v. t.) To produce inanition in; to exhaust for want of nourishment.
Inarch (v. t.) To graft by uniting, as a scion, to a stock, without separating either from its root before the union is complete; -- also called to graft by approach.
Inaugur (v. t.) To inaugurate.
Inaugurate (v. t.) To introduce or induct into an office with suitable ceremonies or solemnities; to invest with power or authority in a formal manner; to install; as, to inaugurate a president; to inaugurate a king.
Inaugurate (v. t.) To cause to begin, esp. with formality or solemn ceremony; hence, to set in motion, action, or progress; to initiate; -- used especially of something of dignity or worth or public concern; as, to inaugurate a new era of things, new methods, etc.
Inaugurate (v. t.) To celebrate the completion of, or the first public use of; to dedicate, as a statue.
Inaugurate (v. t.) To begin with good omens.
Inaurate (v. t.) To cover with gold; to gild.
Inbind (v. t.) To inclose.
Inbreathe (v. t.) To infuse by breathing; to inspire.
Inbreed (v. t.) To produce or generate within.
Inbreed (v. t.) To breed in and in. See under Breed, v. i.
Incage (v. t.) To confine in, or as in, a cage; to coop up.
Incanton (v. t.) To unite to, or form into, a canton or separate community.
Incapacitate (v. t.) To deprive of capacity or natural power; to disable; to render incapable or unfit; to disqualify; as, his age incapacitated him for war.
Incapacitate (v. t.) To deprive of legal or constitutional requisites, or of ability or competency for the performance of certain civil acts; to disqualify.
Incapsulate (v. t.) To inclose completely, as in a membrane.
Incarcerate (v. t.) To imprison; to confine in a jail or prison.
Incarcerate (v. t.) To confine; to shut up or inclose; to hem in.
Incarn (v. t.) To cover or invest with flesh.
Incarnadine (v. t.) To dye red or crimson.
Incarnate (v. t.) To clothe with flesh; to embody in flesh; to invest, as spirits, ideals, etc., with a human from or nature.
Incase (v. t.) To inclose in a case; to inclose; to cover or surround with something solid.
Incask (v. t.) To cover with a casque or as with a casque.
Incend (v. t.) To inflame; to excite.
Incense (v. t.) To set on fire; to inflame; to kindle; to burn.
Incense (v. t.) To inflame with anger; to endkindle; to fire; to incite; to provoke; to heat; to madden.
Inch (v. t.) To drive by inches, or small degrees.
Inch (v. t.) To deal out by inches; to give sparingly.
Inchamber (v. t.) To lodge in a chamber.
Inchant (v. t.) See Enchant.
Inchase (v. t.) See Enchase.
Inchest (v. t.) To put into a chest.
Inchoate (v. t.) To begin.
Incide (v. t.) To cut; to separate and remove; to resolve or break up, as by medicines.
Incinerate (v. t.) To burn to ashes; to consume; to burn.
Incircle (v. t.) See Encircle.
Incise (v. t.) To cut in or into with a sharp instrument; to carve; to engrave.
Incise (v. t.) To cut, gash, or wound with a sharp instrument; to cut off.
Incite (v. t.) To move to action; to stir up; to rouse; to spur or urge on.
Inclasp (v. t.) To clasp within; to hold fast to; to embrace or encircle.
Inclip (v. t.) To clasp; to inclose.
Incloister (v. t.) To confine as in a cloister; to cloister.
Inclose (v. t.) To surround; to shut in; to confine on all sides; to include; to shut up; to encompass; as, to inclose a fort or an army with troops; to inclose a town with walls.
Inclose (v. t.) To put within a case, envelope, or the like; to fold (a thing) within another or into the same parcel; as, to inclose a letter or a bank note.
Inclose (v. t.) To separate from common grounds by a fence; as, to inclose lands.
Inclose (v. t.) To put into harness; to harness.
Incloud (v. t.) To envelop as in clouds; to darken; to obscure.
Include (v. t.) To confine within; to hold; to contain; to shut up; to inclose; as, the shell of a nut includes the kernel; a pearl is included in a shell.
Include (v. t.) To comprehend or comprise, as a genus the species, the whole a part, an argument or reason the inference; to contain; to embrace; as, this volume of Shakespeare includes his sonnets; he was included in the invitation to the family; to and including page twenty-five.
Include (v. t.) To conclude; to end; to terminate.
Incoach (v. t.) To put a coach.
Incomber (v. t.) See Encumber.
Incommodate (v. t.) To incommode.
Incommode (v. t.) To give inconvenience or trouble to; to disturb or molest; to discommode; to worry; to put out; as, we are incommoded by want of room.
Incompass (v. t.) See Encompass.
Inconvenience (v. t.) To put to inconvenience; to incommode; as, to inconvenience a neighbor.
Incorporate (v. t.) To form into a body; to combine, as different ingredients. into one consistent mass.
Incorporate (v. t.) To unite with a material body; to give a material form to; to embody.
Incorporate (v. t.) To unite with, or introduce into, a mass already formed; as, to incorporate copper with silver; -- used with with and into.
Incorporate (v. t.) To unite intimately; to blend; to assimilate; to combine into a structure or organization, whether material or mental; as, to incorporate provinces into the realm; to incorporate another's ideas into one's work.
Incorporate (v. t.) To form into a legal body, or body politic; to constitute into a corporation recognized by law, with special functions, rights, duties and liabilities; as, to incorporate a bank, a railroad company, a city or town, etc.
Incorpse (v. t.) To incorporate.
Incrassate (v. t.) To make thick or thicker; to thicken; especially, in pharmacy, to thicken (a liquid) by the mixture of another substance, or by evaporating the thinner parts.
Increase (v. t.) To augment or make greater in bulk, quantity, extent, value, or amount, etc.; to add to; to extend; to lengthen; to enhance; to aggravate; as, to increase one's possessions, influence.
Increate (v. t.) To create within.
Incremate (v. t.) To consume or reduce to ashes by burning, as a dead body; to cremate.
Increpate (v. t.) To chide; to rebuke; to reprove.
Increst (v. t.) To adorn with a crest.
Incriminate (v. t.) To accuse; to charge with a crime or fault; to criminate.
Incrust (v. t.) To cover or
Incrust (v. t.) To inlay into, as a piece of carving or other ornamental object.
Incrustate (v. t.) To incrust.
Incube (v. t.) To fix firmly, as in cube; to secure or place firmly.
Inculcate (v. t.) To teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions; to urge on the mind; as, Christ inculcates on his followers humility.
Inculk (v. t.) To inculcate.
Inculp (v. t.) To inculpate.
Inculpate (v. t.) To blame; to impute guilt to; to accuse; to involve or implicate in guilt.
Incumber (v. t.) See Encumber.
Incur (v. t.) To meet or fall in with, as something inconvenient, harmful, or onerous; to put one's self in the way of; to expose one's self to; to become liable or subject to; to bring down upon one's self; to encounter; to contract; as, to incur debt, danger, displeasure/ penalty, responsibility, etc.
Incur (v. t.) To render liable or subject to; to occasion.
Incurtain (v. t.) To curtain.
Incurvate (v. t.) To turn from a straight
Incurve (v. t.) To bend; to curve; to make crooked.
Incuse (v. t.) Cut or stamped in, or hollowed out by engraving.
Incuse (v. t.) Alt. of Incuss
Incuss (v. t.) To form, or mold, by striking or stamping, as a coin or medal.
Incute (v. t.) To strike or stamp in.
Incyst (v. t.) See Encyst.
Indagate (v. t.) To seek or search out.
Indamage (v. t.) See Endamage.
Indart (v. t.) To pierce, as with a dart.
Indear (v. t.) See Endear.
Indebt (v. t.) To bring into debt; to place under obligation; -- chiefly used in the participle indebted.
Indemnify (v. t.) To save harmless; to secure against loss or damage; to insure.
Indemnify (v. t.) To make restitution or compensation for, as for that which is lost; to make whole; to reimburse; to compensate.
Indenize (v. t.) To naturalize.
Indenizen (v. t.) To invest with the privileges of a denizen; to naturalize.
Indent (v. t.) To notch; to jag; to cut into points like a row of teeth; as, to indent the edge of paper.
Indent (v. t.) To dent; to stamp or to press in; to impress; as, indent a smooth surface with a hammer; to indent wax with a stamp.
Indent (v. t.) To bind out by indenture or contract; to indenture; to apprentice; as, to indent a young man to a shoemaker; to indent a servant.
Indent (v. t.) To begin (a
Indent (v. t.) To make an order upon; to draw upon, as for military stores.
Indenture (v. t.) To indent; to make hollows, notches, or wrinkles in; to furrow.
Indenture (v. t.) To bind by indentures or written contract; as, to indenture an apprentice.
Indew (v. t.) To indue.
Index (v. t.) To provide with an index or table of references; to put into an index; as, to index a book, or its contents.
Indiadem (v. t.) To place or set in a diadem, as a gem or gems.
Indicate (v. t.) To point out; to discover; to direct to a knowledge of; to show; to make known.
Indicate (v. t.) To show or manifest by symptoms; to point to as the proper remedies; as, great prostration of strength indicates the use of stimulants.
Indicate (v. t.) To investigate the condition or power of, as of steam engine, by means of an indicator.
Indict (v. t.) To write; to compose; to dictate; to indite.
Indict (v. t.) To appoint publicly or by authority; to proclaim or announce.
Indict (v. t.) To charge with a crime, in due form of law, by the finding or presentment of a grand jury; to find an indictment against; as, to indict a man for arson. It is the peculiar province of a grand jury to indict, as it is of a house of representatives to impeach.
Indigitate (v. t.) To point out with the finger; to indicate.
Indignify (v. t.) To treat disdainfully or with indignity; to contemn.
Indispose (v. t.) To render unfit or unsuited; to disqualify.
Indispose (v. t.) To disorder slightly as regards health; to make somewhat.
Indispose (v. t.) To disinc
Inditch (v. t.) To bury in, or cast into, a ditch.
Indite (v. t.) To compose; to write; to be author of; to dictate; to prompt.
Indite (v. t.) To invite or ask.
Indite (v. t.) To indict; to accuse; to censure.
Individualize (v. t.) The mark as an individual, or to distinguish from others by peculiar properties; to invest with individuality.
Individuate (v. t.) To distinguish from others from others of the species; to endow with individuality; to divide into individuals; to discriminate.
Indoctrinate (v. t.) To instruct in the rudiments or principles of learning, or of a branch of learning; to imbue with learning; to instruct in, or imbue with, principles or doctrines; to teach; -- often followed by in.
Indorse (v. t.) To cover the back of; to load or burden.
Indorse (v. t.) To write upon the back or outside of a paper or letter, as a direction, heading, memorandum, or address.
Indorse (v. t.) To write one's name, alone or with other words, upon the back of (a paper), for the purpose of transferring it, or to secure the payment of a /ote, draft, or the like; to guarantee the payment, fulfillment, performance, or validity of, or to certify something upon the back of (a check, draft, writ, warrant of arrest, etc.).
Indorse (v. t.) To give one's name or support to; to sanction; to aid by approval; to approve; as, to indorse an opinion.
Indow (v. t.) See Endow.
Indrench (v. t.) To overwhelm with water; to drench; to drown.
Indubitate (v. t.) To bring into doubt; to cause to be doubted.
Induce (v. t.) To lead in; to introduce.
Induce (v. t.) To draw on; to overspread.
Induce (v. t.) To lead on; to influence; to prevail on; to incite; to move by persuasion or influence.
Induce (v. t.) To bring on; to effect; to cause; as, a fever induced by fatigue or exposure.
Induce (v. t.) To produce, or cause, by proximity without contact or transmission, as a particular electric or magnetic condition in a body, by the approach of another body in an opposite electric or magnetic state.
Induce (v. t.) To generalize or conclude as an inference from all the particulars; -- the opposite of deduce.
Induct (v. t.) To bring in; to introduce; to usher in.
Induct (v. t.) To introduce, as to a benefice or office; to put in actual possession of the temporal rights of an ecclesiastical living, or of any other office, with the customary forms and ceremonies.
Indue (v. t.) To put on, as clothes; to draw on.
Indue (v. t.) To clothe; to invest; hence, to endow; to furnish; to supply with moral or mental qualities.
Indulge (v. t.) To be complacent toward; to give way to; not to oppose or restrain
Indulge (v. t.) to give free course to; to give one's self up to; as, to indulge sloth, pride, selfishness, or inclinations;
Indulge (v. t.) to yield to the desire of; to gratify by compliance; to humor; to withhold restraint from; as, to indulge children in their caprices or willfulness; to indulge one's self with a rest or in pleasure.
Indulge (v. t.) To grant as by favor; to bestow in concession, or in compliance with a wish or request.
Indulgence (v. t.) To grant an indulgence to.
Indulgiate (v. t.) To indulge.
Indurate (v. t.) To make hard; as, extreme heat indurates clay; some fossils are indurated by exposure to the air.
Indurate (v. t.) To make unfeeling; to deprive of sensibility; to render obdurate.
Inearth (v. t.) To inter.
Inebriate (v. t.) To make drunk; to intoxicate.
Inebriate (v. t.) Fig.: To disorder the senses of; to exhilarate or elate as if by spirituous drink; to deprive of sense and judgment; also, to stupefy.
Inequitate (v. t.) To ride over or through.
Inescate (v. t.) To allure; to lay a bait for.
Ineye (v. t.) To ingraft, as a tree or plant, by the insertion of a bud or eye; to inoculate.
Infame (v. t.) To defame; to make infamous.
Infamize (v. t.) To make infamous; to defame.
Infant (v. t.) To bear or bring forth, as a child; hence, to produce, in general.
Infarce (v. t.) To stuff; to swell.
Infatuate (v. t.) To make foolish; to affect with folly; to weaken the intellectual powers of, or to deprive of sound judgment.
Infatuate (v. t.) To inspire with a foolish and extravagant passion; as, to be infatuated with gaming.
Infect (v. t.) Infected. Cf. Enfect.
Infect (v. t.) To taint with morbid matter or any pestilential or noxious substance or effluvium by which disease is produced; as, to infect a lancet; to infect an apartment.
Infect (v. t.) To affect with infectious disease; to communicate infection to; as, infected with the plague.
Infect (v. t.) To communicate to or affect with, as qualities or emotions, esp. bad qualities; to corrupt; to contaminate; to taint by the communication of anything noxious or pernicious.
Infect (v. t.) To contaminate with illegality or to expose to penalty.
Infeeble (v. t.) See Enfeeble.
Infeoff (v. t.) See Enfeoff.
Infer (v. t.) To bring on; to induce; to occasion.
Infer (v. t.) To offer, as violence.
Infer (v. t.) To bring forward, or employ as an argument; to adduce; to allege; to offer.
Infer (v. t.) To derive by deduction or by induction; to conclude or surmise from facts or premises; to accept or derive, as a consequence, conclusion, or probability; to imply; as, I inferred his determination from his silence.
Infer (v. t.) To show; to manifest; to prove.
Infest (v. t.) Mischievous; hurtful; harassing.
Infest (v. t.) To trouble greatly by numbers or by frequency of presence; to disturb; to annoy; to frequent and molest or harass; as, fleas infest dogs and cats; a sea infested with pirates.
Infield (v. t.) To inclose, as a field.
Infile (v. t.) To arrange in a file or rank; to place in order.
Infilm (v. t.) To cover with a film; to coat thinly; as, to infilm one metal with another in the process of gilding; to infilm the glass of a mirror.
Infiltrate (v. t.) To penetrate gradually; -- sometimes used reflexively.
Infirm (v. t.) To weaken; to enfeeble.
Infix (v. t.) To set; to fasten or fix by piercing or thrusting in; as, to infix a sting, spear, or dart.
Infix (v. t.) To implant or fix; to instill; to inculcate, as principles, thoughts, or instructions; as, to infix good principles in the mind, or ideas in the memory.
Inflame (v. t.) To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow.
Inflame (v. t.) Fig.: To kindle or intensify, as passion or appetite; to excite to an excessive or unnatural action or heat; as, to inflame desire.
Inflame (v. t.) To provoke to anger or rage; to exasperate; to irritate; to incense; to enrage.
Inflame (v. t.) To put in a state of inflammation; to produce morbid heat, congestion, or swelling, of; as, to inflame the eyes by overwork.
Inflame (v. t.) To exaggerate; to enlarge upon.
Inflate (v. t.) To swell or distend with air or gas; to dilate; to expand; to enlarge; as, to inflate a bladder; to inflate the lungs.
Inflate (v. t.) Fig.: To swell; to puff up; to elate; as, to inflate one with pride or vanity.
Inflate (v. t.) To cause to become unduly expanded or increased; as, to inflate the currency.
Inflatus (v. t.) A blowing or breathing into; inflation; inspiration.
Inflect (v. t.) To turn from a direct
Inflect (v. t.) To vary, as a noun or a verb in its terminations; to dec
Inflect (v. t.) To modulate, as the voice.
Inflesh (v. t.) To incarnate.
Inflex (v. t.) To bend; to cause to become curved; to make crooked; to deflect.
Inflict (v. t.) To give, cause, or produce by striking, or as if by striking; to apply forcibly; to lay or impose; to send; to cause to bear, feel, or suffer; as, to inflict blows; to inflict a wound with a dagger; to inflict severe pain by ingratitude; to inflict punishment on an offender; to inflict the penalty of death on a criminal.
Influence (v. t.) To control or move by power, physical or moral; to affect by gentle action; to exert an influence upon; to modify, bias, or sway; to move; to persuade; to induce.
Infold (v. t.) To wrap up or cover with folds; to envelop; to inwrap; to inclose; to involve.
Infold (v. t.) To clasp with the arms; to embrace.
Infoliate (v. t.) To cover or overspread with, or as with, leaves.
Inform (v. t.) To give form or share to; to give vital ororganizing power to; to give life to; to imbue and actuate with vitality; to animate; to mold; to figure; to fashion.
Inform (v. t.) To communicate knowledge to; to make known to; to acquaint; to advise; to instruct; to tell; to notify; to enlighten; -- usually followed by of.
Inform (v. t.) To communicate a knowledge of facts to,by way of accusation; to warn against anybody.
Inform (v. t.) To take form; to become visible or manifest; to appear.
Inform (v. t.) To give intelligence or information; to tell.
Informant (v. t.) One who, or that which, informs, animates, or vivifies.
Informant (v. t.) One who imparts information or instruction.
Informant (v. t.) One who offers an accusation; an informer. See Informer.
Information (v. t.) The act of informing, or communicating knowledge or intelligence.
Information (v. t.) News, advice, or knowledge, communicated by others or obtained by personal study and investigation; intelligence; knowledge derived from reading, observation, or instruction.
Information (v. t.) A proceeding in the nature of a prosecution for some offens against the government, instituted and prosecuted, really or nominally, by some authorized public officer on behalt of the government. It differs from an indictment in criminal cases chiefly in not being based on the finding of a grand juri. See Indictment.
Infound (v. t.) To pour in; to infuse.
Infract (v. t.) To break; to infringe.
Infranchise (v. t.) See Enfranchise.
Infrapose (v. t.) To place under or beneath.
Infrigidate (v. t.) To chill; to make cold; to cool.
Infringe (v. t.) To break; to violate; to transgress; to neglect to fulfill or obey; as, to infringe a law or contract.
Infringe (v. t.) To hinder; to destroy; as, to infringe efficacy; to infringe delight or power.
Infucate (v. t.) To stain; to paint; to daub.
Infumate (v. t.) To dry by exposing to smoke; to expose to smoke.
Infuneral (v. t.) To inter with funeral rites; to bury.
Infuriate (v. t.) Enraged; rading; furiously angry; infuriated.
Infuriate (v. t.) To render furious; to enrage; to exasperate.
Infuscate (v. t.) To darken; to make black; to obscure.
Infuse (v. t.) To pour in, as a liquid; to pour (into or upon); to shed.
Infuse (v. t.) To instill, as principles or qualities; to introduce.
Infuse (v. t.) To inspire; to inspirit or animate; to fill; -- followed by with.
Infuse (v. t.) To steep in water or other fluid without boiling, for the propose of extracting medicinal qualities; to soak.
Infuse (v. t.) To make an infusion with, as an ingredient; to tincture; to saturate.
Infusion (v. t.) The act of infusing, pouring in, or instilling; instillation; as, the infusion of good principles into the mind; the infusion of ardor or zeal.
Infusion (v. t.) That which is infused; suggestion; inspiration.
Infusion (v. t.) The act of plunging or dipping into a fluid; immersion.
Infusion (v. t.) The act or process of steeping or soaking any substance in water in order to extract its virtues.
Infusion (v. t.) The liquid extract obtained by this process.
Ingeminate (v. t.) To redouble or repeat; to reiterate.
Ingender (v. t.) See Engender.
Ingenerate (v. t.) To generate or produce within; to begete; to engener; to occasion; to cause.
Ingerminate (v. t.) To cause to germinate.
Ingest (v. t.) To take into, or as into, the stomach or alimentary canal.
Ingirt (v. t.) To encircle to gird; to engirt.
Ingle (v. t.) To cajole or coax; to wheedle. See Engle.
Inglobe (v. t.) To infix, as in a globe; to fix or secure firmly.
Inglut (v. t.) To glut.
Ingrace (v. t.) To ingratiate.
Ingraff (v. t.) See Ingraft.
Ingraft (v. t.) To insert, as a scion of one tree, shrub, or plant in another for propagation; as, to ingraft a peach scion on a plum tree; figuratively, to insert or introduce in such a way as to make a part of something.
Ingraft (v. t.) To subject to the process of grafting; to furnish with grafts or scions; to graft; as, to ingraft a tree.
Ingrain (v. t.) To dye with or in grain or kermes.
Ingrain (v. t.) To dye in the grain, or before manufacture.
Ingrain (v. t.) To work into the natural texture or into the mental or moral constitution of; to stain; to saturate; to imbue; to infix deeply.
Ingratiate (v. t.) To introduce or commend to the favor of another; to bring into favor; to insinuate; -- used reflexively, and followed by with before the person whose favor is sought.
Ingratiate (v. t.) To recommend; to render easy or agreeable; -- followed by to.
Ingrave (v. t.) To engrave.
Ingrave (v. t.) To bury.
Ingravidate (v. t.) To impregnate.
Ingreat (v. t.) To make great; to enlarge; to magnify.
Ingrieve (v. t.) To render more grievous; to aggravate.
Ingroove (v. t.) To groove in; to join in or with a groove.
Ingross (v. t.) See Engross.
Ingulf (v. t.) To swallow up or overwhelm in, or as in, a gulf; to cast into a gulf. See Engulf.
Ingurgitate (v. t.) To swallow, devour, or drink greedily or in large quantity; to guzzle.
Ingurgitate (v. t.) To swallow up, as in a gulf.
Inhabit (v. t.) To live or dwell in; to occupy, as a place of settled residence; as, wild beasts inhabit the forest; men inhabit cities and houses.
Inhabitate (v. t.) To inhabit.
Inhale (v. t.) To breathe or draw into the lungs; to inspire; as, to inhale air; -- opposed to exhale.
Inhance (v. t.) See Enhance.
Inhearse (v. t.) To put in, or as in, a hearse or coffin.
Inherit (v. t.) To take by descent from an ancestor; to take by inheritance; to take as heir on the death of an ancestor or other person to whose estate one succeeds; to receive as a right or title descendible by law from an ancestor at his decease; as, the heir inherits the land or real estate of his father; the eldest son of a nobleman inherits his father's title; the eldest son of a king inherits the crown.
Inherit (v. t.) To receive or take by birth; to have by nature; to derive or acquire from ancestors, as mental or physical qualities; as, he inherits a strong constitution, a tendency to disease, etc.
Inherit (v. t.) To come into possession of; to possess; to own; to enjoy as a possession.
Inherit (v. t.) To put in possession of.
Inherse (v. t.) See Inhearse.
Inhibit (v. t.) To check; to hold back; to restrain; to hinder.
Inhibit (v. t.) To forbid; to prohibit; to interdict.
Inhive (v. t.) To place in a hive; to hive.
Inhold (v. t.) To have inherent; to contain in itself; to possess.
Inhoop (v. t.) To inclose in a hoop, or as in a hoop.
Inhumate (v. t.) To inhume; to bury; to inter.
Inhume (v. t.) To deposit, as a dead body, in the earth; to bury; to inter.
Inhume (v. t.) To bury or place in warm earth for chemical or medicinal purposes.
Inisle (v. t.) To form into an island; to surround.
Initial (v. t.) To put an initial to; to mark with an initial of initials.
Initiate (v. t.) To introduce by a first act; to make a beginning with; to set afoot; to originate; to commence; to begin or enter upon.
Initiate (v. t.) To acquaint with the beginnings; to instruct in the rudiments or principles; to introduce.
Initiate (v. t.) To introduce into a society or organization; to confer membership on; especially, to admit to a secret order with mysterious rites or ceremonies.
Inject (v. t.) To throw in; to dart in; to force in; as, to inject cold water into a condenser; to inject a medicinal liquid into a cavity of the body; to inject morphine with a hypodermic syringe.
Inject (v. t.) Fig.: To throw; to offer; to propose; to instill.
Inject (v. t.) To cast or throw; -- with on.
Inject (v. t.) To fill (a vessel, cavity, or tissue) with a fluid or other substance; as, to inject the blood vessels.
Injelly (v. t.) To place in jelly.
Injoin (v. t.) See Enjoin.
Injoint (v. t.) To join; to unite.
Injoint (v. t.) To disjoint; to separate.
Injure (v. t.) To do harm to; to impair the excellence and value of; to hurt; to damage; -- used in a variety of senses; as: (a) To hurt or wound, as the person; to impair soundness, as of health. (b) To damage or lessen the value of, as goods or estate. (c) To slander, tarnish, or impair, as reputation or character. (d) To impair or diminish, as happiness or virtue. (e) To give pain to, as the sensibilities or the feelings; to grieve; to annoy. (f) To impair, as the intellect or mind.
Ink (v. t.) To put ink upon; to supply with ink; to blacken, color, or daub with ink.
Inkle (v. t.) To guess.
Inknot (v. t.) To fasten or bind, as with a knot; to knot together.
Inlace (v. t.) To work in, as lace; to embellish with work resembling lace; also, to lace or enlace.
Inlapidate (v. t.) To convert into a stony substance; to petrity.
Inlard (v. t.) See Inlard.
Inlaw (v. t.) To clear of outlawry or attainder; to place under the protection of the law.
Inlay (v. t.) To lay within; hence, to insert, as pieces of pearl, iviry, choice woods, or the like, in a groundwork of some other material; to form an ornamental surface; to diversify or adorn with insertions.
Inleague (v. t.) To ally, or form an alliance witgh; to unite; to combine.
Inleaguer (v. t.) To beleaguer.
Inlighten (v. t.) See Enlighten.
Inlist (v. t.) See Enlist.
Inlive (v. t.) To animate.
Inlock (v. t.) To lock in, or inclose.
Inlumine (v. t.) See Illumine.
Inmesh (v. t.) To bring within meshes, as of a net; to enmesh.
Inmew (v. t.) To inclose, as in a mew or cage.
Inn (v. t.) To house; to lodge.
Inn (v. t.) To get in; to in. See In, v. t.
Innate (v. t.) To cause to exit; to call into being.
Innervate (v. t.) To supply with nerves; as, the heart is innervated by pneumogastric and sympathetic branches.
Innerve (v. t.) To give nervous energy or power to; to give increased energy,force,or courage to; to invigorate; to stimulate.
Innodate (v. t.) To bind up,as in a knot; to include.
Innovate (v. t.) To bring in as new; to introduce as a novelty; as, to innovate a word or an act.
Innovate (v. t.) To change or alter by introducing something new; to remodel; to revolutionize.
Inoculate (v. t.) To bud; to insert, or graft, as the bud of a tree or plant in another tree or plant.
Inoculate (v. t.) To insert a foreign bud into; as, to inoculate a tree.
Inoculate (v. t.) To communicate a disease to ( a person ) by inserting infectious matter in the skin or flesh; as, to inoculate a person with the virus of smallpox,rabies, etc. See Vaccinate.
Inoculate (v. t.) Fig.: To introduce into the mind; -- used especially of harmful ideas or principles; to imbue; as, to inoculate one with treason or infidelity.
Inodiate (v. t.) To make odious or hateful.
Inosculate (v. t.) To unite by apposition or contact, as two vessels in an animal body.
Inosculate (v. t.) To unite intimately; to cause to become as one.
Inquiet (v. t.) To disquiet.
Inquinate (v. t.) To defile; to pollute; to contaminate; to befoul.
Inquire (v. t.) To ask about; to seek to know by asking; to make examination or inquiry respecting.
Inquire (v. t.) To call or name.
Inquisition (v. t.) To make inquisistion concerning; to inquire into.
Inracinate (v. t.) To enroot or implant.
Inrail (v. t.) To rail in; to inclose or surround, as with rails.
Inregister (v. t.) To register; to enter, as in a register.
Inroad (v. t.) To make an inroad into; to invade.
Inroll (v. t.) See Enroll.
Insaniate (v. t.) To render unsound; to make mad.
Insconce (v. t.) See Ensconce.
Inscribe (v. t.) To write or engrave; to mark down as something to be read; to imprint.
Inscribe (v. t.) To mark with letters, charakters, or words.
Inscribe (v. t.) To assign or address to; to commend to by a shot address; to dedicate informally; as, to inscribe an ode to a friend.
Inscribe (v. t.) To imprint deeply; to impress; to stamp; as, to inscribe a sentence on the memory.
Inscribe (v. t.) To draw within so as to meet yet not cut the boundaries.
Inscroll (v. t.) To write on a scroll; to record.
Insculp (v. t.) To engrave; to carve; to sculpture.
Inseam (v. t.) To impress or mark with a seam or cicatrix.
Insearch (v. t.) To make search after; to investigate or examine; to ensearch.
Inseminate (v. t.) To sow; to impregnate.
Insense (v. t.) To make to understand; to instruct.
Insert (v. t.) To set within something; to put or thrust in; to introduce; to cause to enter, or be included, or contained; as, to insert a scion in a stock; to insert a letter, word, or passage in a composition; to insert an advertisement in a newspaper.
Inset (v. t.) To infix.
Insheathe (v. t.) To insert as in a sheath; to sheathe.
Inshell (v. t.) To hide in a shell.
Inship (v. t.) To embark.
Inshrine (v. t.) See Enshrine.
Insidiate (v. t.) To lie in ambush for.
Insimulate (v. t.) To accuse.
Insinew (v. t.) To strengthen, as with sinews; to invigorate.
Insinuate (v. t.) To introduce gently or slowly, as by a winding or narrow passage, or a gentle, persistent movement.
Insinuate (v. t.) To introduce artfully; to infuse gently; to instill.
Insinuate (v. t.) To hint; to suggest by remote allusion; -- often used derogatorily; as, did you mean to insinuate anything?
Insinuate (v. t.) To push or work (one's self), as into favor; to introduce by slow, gentle, or artful means; to ingratiate; -- used reflexively.
Insnare (v. t.) To catch in a snare; to entrap; to take by artificial means.
Insnare (v. t.) To take by wiles, stratagem, or deceit; to involve in difficulties or perplexities; to seduce by artifice; to inveigle; to allure; to entangle.
Insnarl (v. t.) To make into a snarl or knot; to entangle; to snarl.
Insolate (v. t.) To dry in, or to expose to, the sun's rays; to ripen or prepare by such exposure.
Insolence (v. t.) To insult.
Insoul (v. t.) To set a soul in; reflexively, to fix one's strongest affections on.
Inspect (v. t.) To look upon; to view closely and critically, esp. in order to ascertain quality or condition, to detect errors, etc., to examine; to scrutinize; to investigate; as, to inspect conduct.
Inspect (v. t.) To view and examine officially, as troops, arms, goods offered, work done for the public, etc.; to oversee; to superintend.
Inspect (v. t.) Inspection.
Insperse (v. t.) To sprinkle; to scatter.
Insphere (v. t.) To place in, or as in, an orb a sphere. Cf. Ensphere.
Inspire (v. t.) To breathe into; to fill with the breath; to animate.
Inspire (v. t.) To infuse by breathing, or as if by breathing.
Inspire (v. t.) To draw in by the operation of breathing; to inhale; -- opposed to expire.
Inspire (v. t.) To infuse into the mind; to communicate to the spirit; to convey, as by a divine or supernatural influence; to disclose preternaturally; to produce in, as by inspiration.
Inspire (v. t.) To infuse into; to affect, as with a superior or supernatural influence; to fill with what animates, enlivens, or exalts; to communicate inspiration to; as, to inspire a child with sentiments of virtue.
Inspirit (v. t.) To infuse new life or spirit into; to animate; to encourage; to invigorate.
Inspissate (v. t.) To thicken or bring to greater consistence, as fluids by evaporation.
Install (v. t.) To set in a seat; to give a place to; establish (one) in a place.
Install (v. t.) To place in an office, rank, or order; to invest with any charge by the usual ceremonies; to instate; to induct; as, to install an ordained minister as pastor of a church; to install a college president.
Instamp (v. t.) See Enstamp.
Instance (v. t.) To mention as a case or example; to refer to; to cite; as, to instance a fact.
Instar (v. t.) To stud as with stars.
Instate (v. t.) To set, place, or establish, as in a rank, office, or condition; to install; to invest; as, to instate a person in greatness or in favor.
Instaurate (v. t.) To renew or renovate.
Instaure (v. t.) To renew or renovate; to instaurate.
Insteep (v. t.) To steep or soak; to drench.
Instigate (v. t.) To goad or urge forward; to set on; to provoke; to incite; -- used chiefly with reference to evil actions; as to instigate one to a crime.
Instill (v. t.) To drop in; to pour in drop by drop; hence, to impart gradually; to infuse slowly; to cause to be imbibed.
Instimulate (v. t.) Not to stimulate; to soothe; to quiet.
Instimulate (v. t.) To stimulate; to excite.
Instinct (v. t.) To impress, as an animating power, or instinct.
Institute (v. t.) To set up; to establish; to ordain; as, to institute laws, rules, etc.
Institute (v. t.) To originate and establish; to found; to organize; as, to institute a court, or a society.
Institute (v. t.) To nominate; to appoint.
Institute (v. t.) To begin; to commence; to set on foot; as, to institute an inquiry; to institute a suit.
Institute (v. t.) To ground or establish in principles and rudiments; to educate; to instruct.
Institute (v. t.) To invest with the spiritual charge of a benefice, or the care of souls.
Instop (v. t.) To stop; to close; to make fast; as, to instop the seams.
Instore (v. t.) To store up; to inclose; to contain.
Instruct (v. t.) To put in order; to form; to prepare.
Instruct (v. t.) To form by communication of knowledge; to inform the mind of; to impart knowledge or information to; to enlighten; to teach; to discip
Instruct (v. t.) To furnish with directions; to advise; to direct; to command; as, the judge instructs the jury.
Instrument (v. t.) To perform upon an instrument; to prepare for an instrument; as, a sonata instrumented for orchestra.
Instyle (v. t.) To style.
Insulate (v. t.) To make an island of.
Insulate (v. t.) To place in a detached situation, or in a state having no communication with surrounding objects; to isolate; to separate.
Insulate (v. t.) To prevent the transfer o/ electricity or heat to or from (bodies) by the interposition of nonconductors.
Insult (v. t.) The act of leaping on; onset; attack.
Insult (v. t.) Gross abuse offered to another, either by word or act; an act or speech of insolence or contempt; an affront; an indignity.
Insult (v. t.) To leap or trample upon; to make a sudden onset upon.
Insult (v. t.) To treat with abuse, insolence, indignity, or contempt, by word or action; to abuse; as, to call a man a coward or a liar, or to sneer at him, is to insult him.
Insume (v. t.) To take in; to absorb.
Insure (v. t.) To make sure or secure; as, to insure safety to any one.
Insure (v. t.) Specifically, to secure against a loss by a contingent event, on certain stipulated conditions, or at a given rate or premium; to give or to take an insurance on or for; as, a merchant insures his ship or its cargo, or both, against the dangers of the sea; goods and buildings are insured against fire or water; persons are insured against sickness, accident, or death; and sometimes hazardous debts are insured.
Inswathe (v. t.) To wrap up; to infold; to swathe.
Intail (v. t.) See Entail, v. t.
Intangle (v. t.) See Entangle.
Integrate (v. t.) To form into one whole; to make entire; to complete; to renew; to restore; to perfect.
Integrate (v. t.) To indicate the whole of; to give the sum or total of; as, an integrating anemometer, one that indicates or registers the entire action of the wind in a given time.
Integrate (v. t.) To subject to the operation of integration; to find the integral of.
Intellectualize (v. t.) To treat in an intellectual manner; to discuss intellectually; to reduce to intellectual form; to express intellectually; to idealize.
Intellectualize (v. t.) To endow with intellect; to bestow intellectual qualities upon; to cause to become intellectual.
Intemperate (v. t.) To disorder.
Intend (v. t.) To stretch' to extend; to distend.
Intend (v. t.) To strain; to make tense.
Intend (v. t.) To intensify; to strengthen.
Intend (v. t.) To apply with energy.
Intend (v. t.) To bend or turn; to direct, as one's course or journey.
Intend (v. t.) To fix the mind on; to attend to; to take care of; to superintend; to regard.
Intend (v. t.) To fix the mind upon (something to be accomplished); to be intent upon; to mean; to design; to plan; to purpose; -- often followed by an infinitely with to, or a dependent clause with that; as, he intends to go; he intends that she shall remain.
Intend (v. t.) To design mechanically or artistically; to fashion; to mold.
Intend (v. t.) To pretend; to counterfeit; to simulate.
Intensate (v. t.) To intensify.
Intensify (v. t.) To render more intense; as, to intensify heat or cold; to intensify colors; to intensify a photographic negative; to intensify animosity.
Inter (v. t.) To deposit and cover in the earth; to bury; to inhume; as, to inter a dead body.
Interanimate (v. t.) To animate or inspire mutually.
Intercalate (v. t.) To insert, as a day or other portion of time, in a calendar.
Intercalate (v. t.) To insert among others, as a verse in a stanza; specif. (Geol.), to introduce as a bed or stratum, between the layers of a regular series of rocks.
Intercede (v. t.) To be, to come, or to pass, between; to separate.
Intercept (v. t.) To take or seize by the way, or before arrival at the destined place; to cause to stop on the passage; as, to intercept a letter; a telegram will intercept him at Paris.
Intercept (v. t.) To obstruct or interrupt the progress of; to stop; to hinder or oppose; as, to intercept the current of a river.
Intercept (v. t.) To interrupt communication with, or progress toward; to cut off, as the destination; to blockade.
Intercept (v. t.) To include between; as, that part of the
Intercessionate (v. t.) To entreat.
Interchain (v. t.) To link together; to unite closely or firmly, as by a chain.
Interchange (v. t.) To put each in the place of the other; to give and take mutually; to exchange; to reciprocate; as, to interchange places; they interchanged friendly offices and services.
Interchange (v. t.) To cause to follow alternately; to intermingle; to vary; as, to interchange cares with pleasures.
Interclose (v. t.) To shut in; to inclose.
Intercloud (v. t.) To cloud.
Interclude (v. t.) To shut off or out from a place or course, by something intervening; to intercept; to cut off; to interrupt.
Intercommon (v. t.) To share with others; to participate; especially, to eat at the same table.
Intercommon (v. t.) To graze cattle promiscuously in the commons of each other, as the inhabitants of adjoining townships, manors, etc.
Intercommunicate (v. t.) To communicate mutually; to interchange.
Interconnect (v. t.) To join together.
Interdash (v. t.) To dash between or among; to intersperse.
Interdigitate (v. t.) To interweave.
Interess (v. t.) To interest or affect.
Interested (v. t.) Having the attention engaged; having emotion or passion excited; as, an interested listener.
Interested (v. t.) Having an interest; concerned in a cause or in consequences; liable to be affected or prejudiced; as, an interested witness.
Interfoliate (v. t.) To interleave.
Interfuse (v. t.) To pour or spread between or among; to diffuse; to scatter.
Interfuse (v. t.) To spread through; to permeate; to pervade.
Interfuse (v. t.) To mix up together; to associate.
Intergrave (v. t.) To grave or carve between; to engrave in the alternate sections.
Interjaculate (v. t.) To ejaculate parenthetically.
Interject (v. t.) To throw in between; to insert; to interpose.
Interjectionalize (v. t.) To convert into, or to use as, an interjection.
Interjoin (v. t.) To join mutually; to unite.
Interknit (v. t.) To knit together; to unite closely; to intertwine.
Interknow (v. t.) To know mutually.
Interlard (v. t.) To place lard or bacon amongst; to mix, as fat meat with lean.
Interlard (v. t.) Hence: To insert between; to mix or mingle; especially, to introduce that which is foreign or irrelevant; as, to interlard a conservation with oaths or allusions.
Interlay (v. t.) To lay or place among or between.
Interleave (v. t.) To insert a leaf or leaves in; to bind with blank leaves inserted between the others; as, to interleave a book.
Interlibel (v. t.) To libel mutually.
Interlink (v. t.) To link together; to join, as one chain to another.
Interlock (v. t.) To unite by locking or linking together; to secure in place by mutual fastening.
Interlucate (v. t.) To let in light upon, as by cutting away branches.
Intermeddle (v. t.) To intermix; to mingle.
Interment (v. t.) The act or ceremony of depositing a dead body in the earth; burial; sepulture; inhumation.
Intermention (v. t.) To mention among other things, or casually or incidentally.
Interminate (v. t.) To menace; to threaten.
Intermine (v. t.) To intersect or penetrate with mines.
Intermingle (v. t.) To mingle or mix together; to intermix.
Intermit (v. t.) To cause to cease for a time, or at intervals; to interrupt; to suspend.
Intermix (v. t.) To mix together; to intermingle.
Intermure (v. t.) To wall in; to inclose.
Internationalize (v. t.) To make international; to cause to affect the mutual relations of two or more nations; as, to internationalize a principle of law, or a philanthropic enterprise.
Interpale (v. t.) To place pales between or among; to separate by pales.
Interpale (v. t.) To interweave or interlace.
Interpeal (v. t.) To interpel.
Interpel (v. t.) To interrupt, break in upon, or intercede with.
Interpellate (v. t.) To question imperatively, as a minister, or other executive officer, in explanation of his conduct; -- generally on the part of a legislative body.
Interpenetrate (v. t.) To penetrate between or within; to penetrate mutually.
Interplace (v. t.) To place between or among; as, to interplace a name.
Interpledge (v. t.) To pledge mutually.
Interpoint (v. t.) To point; to mark with stops or pauses; to punctuate.
Interpolate (v. t.) To renew; to carry on with intermission.
Interpolate (v. t.) To alter or corrupt by the insertion of new or foreign matter; especially, to change, as a book or text, by the insertion of matter that is new, or foreign to the purpose of the author.
Interpolate (v. t.) To fill up intermediate terms of, as of a series, according to the law of the series; to introduce, as a number or quantity, in a partial series, according to the law of that part of the series.
Interpone (v. t.) To interpose; to insert or place between.
Interpose (v. t.) To place between; as, to interpose a screen between the eye and the light.
Interpose (v. t.) To thrust; to intrude; to between, either for aid or for troubling.
Interpose (v. t.) To introduce or inject between the parts of a conversation or argument.
Interpret (v. t.) To explain or tell the meaning of; to expound; to translate orally into intelligible or familiar language or terms; to decipher; to define; -- applied esp. to language, but also to dreams, signs, conduct, mysteries, etc.; as, to interpret the Hebrew language to an Englishman; to interpret an Indian speech.
Interpret (v. t.) To apprehend and represent by means of art; to show by illustrative representation; as, an actor interprets the character of Hamlet; a musician interprets a sonata; an artist interprets a landscape.
Interreceive (v. t.) To receive between or within.
Interrogate (v. t.) To question formally; to question; to examine by asking questions; as, to interrogate a witness.
Interrupt (v. t.) To break into, or between; to stop, or hinder by breaking in upon the course or progress of; to interfere with the current or motion of; to cause a temporary cessation of; as, to interrupt the remarks speaking.
Interrupt (v. t.) To divide; to separate; to break the monotony of; as, the evenness of the road was not interrupted by a single hill.
Interscind (v. t.) To cut off.
Interscribe (v. t.) To write between.
Intersect (v. t.) To cut into or between; to cut or cross mutually; to divide into parts; as, any two diameters of a circle intersect each other at the center.
Interseminate (v. t.) To sow between or among.
Intersert (v. t.) To put in between other things; to insert.
Interset (v. t.) To set between or among.
Intershock (v. t.) To shock mutually.
Intersperse (v. t.) To scatter or set here and there among other things; to insert at intervals; as, to intersperse pictures in a book.
Intersperse (v. t.) To diversify or adorn with things set or scattered at intervals; to place something at intervals in or among; as, to intersperse a book with pictures.
Interstratify (v. t.) To put or insert between other strata.
Intertangle (v. t.) To entangle; to intertwine.
Intertex (v. t.) To intertwine; to weave or bind together.
Intertwine (v. t.) To unite by twining one with another; to entangle; to interlace.
Intertwist (v. t.) To twist together one with another; to intertwine.
Intervene (v. t.) To come between.
Intervent (v. t.) To thwart; to obstruct.
Intervert (v. t.) To turn to another course or use.
Interview (v. t.) To have an interview with; to question or converse with, especially for the purpose of obtaining information for publication.
Intervolve (v. t.) To involve one within another; to twist or coil together.
Interweave (v. t.) To weave together; to intermix or unite in texture or construction; to intertwine; as, threads of silk and cotton interwoven.
Interweave (v. t.) To intermingle; to unite intimately; to connect closely; as, to interweave truth with falsehood.
Interwish (v. t.) To wish mutually in regarded to each other.
Interwreathe (v. t.) To weave into a wreath; to intertwine.
Inthirst (v. t.) To make thirsty.
Inthrall (v. t.) To reduce to bondage or servitude; to make a thrall, slave, vassal, or captive of; to enslave.
Inthrone (v. t.) Same as Enthrone.
Inthronize (v. t.) To enthrone.
Intice (v. t.) See Entice.
Intimidate (v. t.) To make timid or fearful; to inspire of affect with fear; to deter, as by threats; to dishearten; to abash.
Intitle (v. t.) See Entitle.
Intitule (v. t.) To entitle; to give a title to.
Intomb (v. t.) To place in a tomb; to bury; to entomb. See Entomb.
Intonate (v. t.) To utter in a musical or sonorous manner; to chant; as, to intonate the liturgy.
Intone (v. t.) To utter with a musical or prolonged note or tone; to chant; as, to intone the church service.
Intort (v. t.) To twist in and out; to twine; to wreathe; to wind; to wring.
Intoxicate (v. t.) To poison; to drug.
Intoxicate (v. t.) To make drunk; to inebriate; to excite or to stupefy by strong drink or by a narcotic substance.
Intoxicate (v. t.) To excite to a transport of enthusiasm, frenzy, or madness; to elate unduly or excessively.
Intrap (v. t.) See Entrap.
Intreasure (v. t.) To lay up, as in a treasury; to hoard.
Intreat (v. t.) See Entreat.
Intrench (v. t.) To cut in; to furrow; to make trenches in or upon.
Intrench (v. t.) To surround with a trench or with intrenchments, as in fortification; to fortify with a ditch and parapet; as, the army intrenched their camp, or intrenched itself.
Intricate (v. t.) To entangle; to involve; to make perplexing.
Intrigue (v. t.) To fill with artifice and duplicity; to complicate; to embarrass.
Introduce (v. t.) To lead or bring in; to conduct or usher in; as, to introduce a person into a drawing-room.
Introduce (v. t.) To put (something into a place); to insert; as, to introduce the finger, or a probe.
Introduce (v. t.) To lead to and make known by formal announcement or recommendation; hence, to cause to be acquainted; as, to introduce strangers; to introduce one person to another.
Introduce (v. t.) To bring into notice, practice, cultivation, or use; as, to introduce a new fashion, method, or plant.
Introduce (v. t.) To produce; to cause to exist; to induce.
Introduce (v. t.) To open to notice; to begin; to present; as, he introduced the subject with a long preface.
Introduct (v. t.) To introduce.
Intromit (v. t.) To send in or put in; to insert or introduce.
Intromit (v. t.) To allow to pass in; to admit.
Introspect (v. t.) To look into or within; to view the inside of.
Introsume (v. t.) To draw in; to swallow.
Introvert (v. t.) To turn or bend inward.
Introvert (v. t.) To look within; to introspect.
Intrude (v. t.) To thrust or force (something) in or upon; especially, to force (one's self) in without leave or welcome; as, to intrude one's presence into a conference; to intrude one's opinions upon another.
Intrude (v. t.) To enter by force; to invade.
Intrude (v. t.) The cause to enter or force a way, as into the crevices of rocks.
Intrunk (v. t.) To inclose as in a trunk; to incase.
Intrust (v. t.) To deliver (something) to another in trust; to deliver to (another) something in trust; to commit or surrender (something) to another with a certain confidence regarding his care, use, or disposal of it; as, to intrust a servant with one's money or intrust money or goods to a servant.
Intune (v. t.) To intone. Cf. Entune.
Inturbidate (v. t.) To render turbid; to darken; to confuse.
Intwine (v. t.) To twine or twist into, or together; to wreathe; as, a wreath of flowers intwined.
Intwist (v. t.) To twist into or together; to interweave.
Inumbrate (v. t.) To shade; to darken.
Inundate (v. t.) To cover with a flood; to overflow; to deluge; to flood; as, the river inundated the town.
Inundate (v. t.) To fill with an overflowing abundance or superfluity; as, the country was inundated with bills of credit.
Inure (v. t.) To apply in use; to train; to discip
Inurn (v. t.) To put in an urn, as the ashes of the dead; hence, to bury; to intomb.
Invade (v. t.) To go into or upon; to pass within the confines of; to enter; -- used of forcible or rude ingress.
Invade (v. t.) To enter with hostile intentions; to enter with a view to conquest or plunder; to make an irruption into; to attack; as, the Romans invaded Great Britain.
Invade (v. t.) To attack; to infringe; to encroach on; to violate; as, the king invaded the rights of the people.
Invade (v. t.) To grow or spread over; to affect injuriously and progressively; as, gangrene invades healthy tissue.
Invaginate (v. t.) To insert as in a sheath; to produce intussusception in.
Invalid (v. t.) To make or render invalid or infirm.
Invalid (v. t.) To classify or enroll as an invalid.
Invalidate (v. t.) To render invalid; to weaken or lessen the force of; to destroy the authority of; to render of no force or effect; to overthrow; as, to invalidate an agreement or argument.
Inveigle (v. t.) To lead astray as if blind; to persuade to something evil by deceptive arts or flattery; to entice; to insnare; to seduce; to wheedle.
Inveil (v. t.) To cover, as with a vail.
Invenom (v. t.) See Envenom.
Invent (v. t.) To come or light upon; to meet; to find.
Invent (v. t.) To discover, as by study or inquiry; to find out; to devise; to contrive or produce for the first time; -- applied commonly to the discovery of some serviceable mode, instrument, or machine.
Invent (v. t.) To frame by the imagination; to fabricate mentally; to forge; -- in a good or a bad sense; as, to invent the machinery of a poem; to invent a falsehood.
Inventory (v. t.) To make an inventory of; to make a list, catalogue, or schedule of; to insert or register in an account of goods; as, a merchant inventories his stock.
Invert (v. t.) To turn over; to put upside down; to upset; to place in a contrary order or direction; to reverse; as, to invert a cup, the order of words, rules of justice, etc.
Invert (v. t.) To change the position of; -- said of tones which form a chord, or parts which compose harmony.
Invert (v. t.) To divert; to convert to a wrong use.
Invert (v. t.) To convert; to reverse; to decompose by, or subject to, inversion. See Inversion, n., 10.
Invest (v. t.) To put garments on; to clothe; to dress; to array; -- opposed to divest. Usually followed by with, sometimes by in; as, to invest one with a robe.
Invest (v. t.) To put on.
Invest (v. t.) To clothe, as with office or authority; to place in possession of rank, dignity, or estate; to endow; to adorn; to grace; to bedeck; as, to invest with honor or glory; to invest with an estate.
Invest (v. t.) To surround, accompany, or attend.
Invest (v. t.) To confer; to give.
Invest (v. t.) To inclose; to surround of hem in with troops, so as to intercept succors of men and provisions and prevent escape; to lay siege to; as, to invest a town.
Invest (v. t.) To lay out (money or capital) in business with the /iew of obtaining an income or profit; as, to invest money in bank stock.
Investigate (v. t.) To follow up step by step by patient inquiry or observation; to trace or track mentally; to search into; to inquire and examine into with care and accuracy; to find out by careful inquisition; as, to investigate the causes of natural phenomena.
Investure (v. t.) To clothe; to invest; to install.
Inveterate (v. t.) To fix and settle by long continuance.
Invigor (v. t.) To invigorate.
Invigorate (v. t.) To give vigor to; to strengthen; to animate; to give life and energy to.
Invile (v. t.) To render vile.
Inviscate (v. t.) To daub or catch with glue or birdlime; to entangle with glutinous matter.
Inviscerate (v. t.) To breed; to nourish.
Invite (v. t.) To ask; to request; to bid; to summon; to ask to do some act, or go to some place; esp., to ask to an entertainment or visit; to request the company of; as, to invite to dinner, or a wedding, or an excursion.
Invite (v. t.) To allure; to draw to; to tempt to come; to induce by pleasure or hope; to attract.
Invite (v. t.) To give occasion for; as, to invite criticism.
Invocate (v. t.) To invoke; to call on, or for, in supplication; to implore.
Invoice (v. t.) To make a written list or account of, as goods to be sent to a consignee; to insert in a priced list; to write or enter in an invoice.
Invoke (v. t.) To call on for aid or protection; to invite earnestly or solemnly; to summon; to address in prayer; to solicit or demand by invocation; to implore; as, to invoke the Supreme Being, or to invoke His and blessing.
Involve (v. t.) To roll or fold up; to wind round; to entwine.
Involve (v. t.) To envelop completely; to surround; to cover; to hide; to involve in darkness or obscurity.
Involve (v. t.) To complicate or make intricate, as in grammatical structure.
Involve (v. t.) To connect with something as a natural or logical consequence or effect; to include necessarily; to imply.
Involve (v. t.) To take in; to gather in; to mingle confusedly; to blend or merge.
Involve (v. t.) To envelop, infold, entangle, or embarrass; as, to involve a person in debt or misery.
Involve (v. t.) To engage thoroughly; to occupy, employ, or absorb.
Involve (v. t.) To raise to any assigned power; to multiply, as a quantity, into itself a given number of times; as, a quantity involved to the third or fourth power.
Invulgar (v. t.) To cause to become or appear vulgar.
Inwall (v. t.) To inclose or fortify as with a wall.
Inweave (v. t.) To weave in or together; to intermix or intertwine by weaving; to interlace.
Inwheel (v. t.) To encircle.
Inwrap (v. t.) To cover by wrapping; to involve; to infold; as, to inwrap in a cloak, in smoke, etc.
Inwrap (v. t.) To involve, as in difficulty or perplexity; to perplex.
Inwreathe (v. t.) To surround or encompass as with a wreath.
Iodize (v. t.) To treat or impregnate with iodine or its compounds; as, to iodize a plate for photography.
Iridize (v. t.) To point or tip with iridium, as a gold pen.
Iridize (v. t.) To make iridescent; as, to iridize glass.
Irk (v. t.) To weary; to give pain; to annoy; -- used only impersonally at present.
Iron (v. t.) To smooth with an instrument of iron; especially, to smooth, as cloth, with a heated flatiron; -- sometimes used with out.
Iron (v. t.) To shackle with irons; to fetter or handcuff.
Iron (v. t.) To furnish or arm with iron; as, to iron a wagon.
Irradiate (v. t.) To throw rays of light upon; to illuminate; to brighten; to adorn with luster.
Irradiate (v. t.) To enlighten intellectually; to illuminate; as, to irradiate the mind.
Irradiate (v. t.) To animate by heat or light.
Irradiate (v. t.) To radiate, shed, or diffuse.
Irradicate (v. t.) To root deeply.
Irreconcile (v. t.) To prevent from being reconciled; to alienate or disaffect.
Irregulate (v. t.) To make irregular; to disorder.
Irrigate (v. t.) To water; to wet; to moisten with running or dropping water; to bedew.
Irrigate (v. t.) To water, as land, by causing a stream to flow upon, over, or through it, as in artificial channels.
Irritate (v. t.) To render null and void.
Irritate (v. t.) To increase the action or violence of; to heighten excitement in; to intensify; to stimulate.
Irritate (v. t.) To excite anger or displeasure in; to provoke; to tease; to exasperate; to annoy; to vex; as, the insolence of a tyrant irritates his subjects.
Irritate (v. t.) To produce irritation in; to stimulate; to cause to contract. See Irritation, n., 2.
Irrorate (v. t.) To sprinkle or moisten with dew; to bedew.
Irrugate (v. t.) To wrinkle.
Island (v. t.) To cause to become or to resemble an island; to make an island or islands of; to isle.
Island (v. t.) To furnish with an island or with islands; as, to island the deep.
Isle (v. t.) To cause to become an island, or like an island; to surround or encompass; to island.
Isolate (v. t.) To place in a detached situation; to place by itself or alone; to insulate; to separate from others.
Isolate (v. t.) To insulate. See Insulate.
Isolate (v. t.) To separate from all foreign substances; to make pure; to obtain in a free state.
Issue (v. t.) To send out; to put into circulation; as, to issue notes from a bank.
Issue (v. t.) To deliver for use; as, to issue provisions.
Issue (v. t.) To send out officially; to deliver by authority; as, to issue an order; to issue a writ.
Italianate (v. t.) To render Italian, or conformable to Italian customs; to Italianize.
Item (v. t.) To make a note or memorandum of.
Itemize (v. t.) To state in items, or by particulars; as, to itemize the cost of a railroad.
Iterate (v. t.) To utter or do a second time or many times; to repeat; as, to iterate advice.
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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".