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1

internalize

to make (something, such as an idea or an attitude) an important part of the kind of person you are

v: 內化/深化(某種觀念知識成為自身的一部分)/向內沈澱

2

contemplate


1. to think deeply or carefully about~
to consider with continued attention
2. to think about doing something
3. to look at attentively or thoughtfully

v: 思忖思量/考慮打算/凝視

3

insulate


1. to separate from conducting bodies
by means of nonconductors so as
to prevent transfer of electricity, heat,
sound etc.
2. to prevent Sb or Sth from dealing
with or experiencing Sth; to keep
separated from Sth unpleasant, dangerous, etc.
-a material that is able to insulate against cold
3. to place in a detached situation

使絕緣/隔離

4

alleviate

to reduce the pain or trouble of Sth:
to make Sth less painful, difficult, severe, or more bearable.
-Her sympathy alleviated his stress.

減輕/緩和

5

disregard


to ignore Sth, to treat Sth as unimportant, to pay no attention to

- Please disregard what I said before.
- He disregarded his father's advice and left school.

v/n:忽視/漠視/不理會

6

dispute



1. to say or show that Sth may not
be true, correct or legal.
-
2. to argue about Sth:especially to argue
irritably or wig irritating persistence.
3. to fight in order to take control of~
to struggle against

v/n:爭論/辯駁/爭抗

7

reveal

1. to make (something secret or hidden) publicly or generally known
2. to open up to view
e.g. The test revealed the true cause of death
Reveal the identity of the stranger

揭露/透露/揭示

8

situate

v/a:to place (someone or something) in a particular location;to place in a site, situation, context, or category.

9

unwind

1. to cause to uncoil or unroll
2. to free from or as if from a binding or wrapping
3. to relax and stop thinking about work, problems etc.;to release from tension
-I wanted to unwind after a hard day.
-Reading is a good way to unwind.
-The fishing line unwound quickly.

展開/解開/(心情or大腦)放鬆

unwind/unwound/unwound

10

constrain

1. to limit or restrict Sth or Sb
2. to use pressure to force Sb to do Sth
3. to force or produce in an unnatural or strained manner:a constrained smile
4. to hold back or as if by force
-constraining my mind not to wander from the task

壓制/迫使/約束

11

restrain

1. to prevent (a person or animal) from doing something
2. to prevent (a person or animal) from moving by using physical force
3. to keep something under control
-try to restrain my anger

限制/約束/管束/遏制

n:restraint
-show some restraint
-show a lack of restraint

12

facilitate

1. to make easier:to help cause Sth
2. to help (something) to run more smoothly and effectively
-Cutting taxes may facilitate economic recovery.

使容易/有助於/促進

13

boost

1. to increase the force, power or amount of (something)
2. to push or shove Sth or Sb up from below;a push upward
3. help or encouragement
-Getting the job gave him a terrific boost

v/n:推動/推/舉/促進提升/激勵鼓舞/向上一推

14

synchronize

1. to happen at the same time and speed
2. to cause (things) to agree in time or to make (things) happen at the same time and speed

使同步/使同時發生/聲音畫面一致

15

presume

1. to think that something is true without clear justification or proof.
2. to accept legally or officially that Sth is true until it is proven not true.
3. to do Sth that you don't have the right or permission to do 擅自(做);越權行事
-presumed innocent until proven guilty
-We presume that we see the world in roughly the same way.

16

entitle

1. to give a title to (Sth, such as a book)
2. to give a right to Sb (to do Sth)

-He entitled his book "My Life on Mars".
-The card entitles my grandmother to the discount for senior citizens.

*be entitled to Sth/to do Sth:
有(做什麼)的資格/權利

17

unleash

1. to allow or cause (something very powerful) to happen suddenly
2. to move a leash from (an animal) so that it can freely run, attack people etc.
3. to free from or as if from a leash
- unleash the dogs
- unleash his anger

解開~皮帶/解除~束縛/釋放/宣洩