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write /rait/Concise Dictionary
- nội động từ wrote, (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) writ; written, (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) writ
- to write legibly: viết rõ
- viết thư, giao dịch thư từ
- to write to someone: viết thư cho người nào
- viết văn, viết sách
- to write for a living: sống bằng nghề viết sách
- (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) làm thư ký
- ngoại động từ wrote, (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) writ; written, (từ cổ,nghĩa cổ) writ
- to write a good hand: viết tốt, viết đẹp
- viết, thảo ra, soạn
- to write a novel: viết một tiểu thuyết
- to write an account: thảo một bản báo cáo
- điền vào; viết vào
- to write a form: điền vào một mẫu khai
- (nghĩa bóng) lộ ra
- innocence is written on his face: sự vô tội lộ rõ trên nét mặt anh ta
- viết bài chỉ trích (người nào, vở kịch...)
- (thương nghiệp) giảm bớt (vốn)
- to write off
- thảo nhanh, viết một mạch (bản tường thuật một sự kiện)
- xoá bỏ ở sổ (nợ không đòi được)
- (quân sự) gạch tên đi (ở bảng phiên chế)
- two battalions were written off: hai tiểu đoàn đã bị gạch tên đi
- viết và gửi thư
- to write off for something: viết thư hỏi mua cái gì
- to write out
- chép toàn bộ, sao lại toàn bộ
- to write out fair: chép vào bản sạch
- to write out a cheque: viết một séc
- to write oneself out: viết hết ý, hết ý để viết
- to write uo
- viết tường tận (một bản báo cáo); viết một bài báo về
- (thương nghiệp) ghi, vào (sổ)
- (thông tục) viết bài ca tụng tán dương
- bổ sung (nhật ký...) đẻ bảo đảm tính thời gian
+produce a literary work
+communicate or express by writing
+have (one's written work) issued for publication
+communicate (with) in writing
+communicate by letter
+mark or trace on a surface
+record data on a computer
+write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word)
+create code, write a computer program
Advanced English Dictionary
1 pen, scribble, get off, dash off; indite, inscribe, make out:
I was writing you a note when you phoned. She wrote out a cheque for $1000.
2 correspond (with), send a letter or a note or a postcard or US also a postal card, communicate (with):
You don't write home often enough. Write and let me know when you get a job.
3 compose, create, make up, author:
We saw the house in which Elgar wrote the 'Enigma' Variations.
4 write down.
(a) register, list, catalogue, note, make a note or notation, record, transcribe, set or jot or take down, note, put in writing, put in black and white:
The teacher was known for Irish bulls like, 'All absent students must write down their names'.
(b) derogate, decry, disparage, put down, minimize, make little of, play down, detract, belittle:
Cumberland's contributions have been written down by his critics.
5 write off. delete, cancel, disregard, ignore, forgive, forget (about), annul, eradicate, erase:
The bad debts have been written off.
letters / numbersCollocation Dictionary
1 ~ (in / on / with sth) to make letters or numbers on a surface, especially using a pen or a pencil: [V] In some countries children don't start learning to read and write until they are six. + Please write in pen on both sides of the paper. + I haven't got anything to write with. + [VN] Write your name at the top of the paper. + The teacher wrote the answers on the board. + The 'b' had been wrongly written as a 'd'.
book / music / program
2 ~ (sth) (about / on sth) to produce sth in written form so that people can read, perform or use it, etc: [VN] to write a novel / a song / an essay / a computer program + He hopes to write a book about his experiences one day. + She had to write a report on the project. + Who was 'London Fields' written by? + Which opera did Verdi write first? + [V] I wanted to travel and then write about it. + He writes for the 'New Yorker' (= works as a writer). + No decision has been made at the time of writing. + [VNN] She wrote him several poems.
3 ~ (sth) (to sb) to put information, greetings, etc. in a letter and send it to sb: [V] Bye! Don't forget to write. + She wrote to him in France. + Can you write and confirm your booking? + I'm writing to enquire about language courses. + [VN, VNN] I wrote a letter to the Publicity Department. + I wrote the Publicity Department a letter. + [V that] She wrote that they were all fine. + [VN] (AmE) Write me while you're away. + [VN that] (AmE) He wrote me that he would be arriving Monday. + [V -ing] They wrote thanking us for the present.
state in writing
4 to state the information or the words mentioned: [V that] In his latest book he writes that the theory has since been disproved. + [V] Ancient historians wrote of a lost continent beneath the ocean. [also V speech]
cheque / form
5 ~ sth (out) to put information in the appropriate places on a cheque or other form: [VN] to write out a cheque + [VNN] I'll write you a receipt. + The doctor wrote her a prescription for more antibiotics.
6 ~ (sth) to / onto sth to record data in the memory of a computer: [VN] An error was reported when he tried to write data to the file for the first time. [also V]
of pen / pencil
7 [V] to work correctly or in the way mentioned: This pen won't write.
Idioms: be written all over sb's face (of a feeling) to be very obvious to other people from the expression on sb's face: Guilt was written all over his face.
have sth/sb written all over it / sb (informal) to show clearly the quality mentioned or the influence of the person mentioned: It was performance with star quality written all over it. + This essay has got Mike written all over it.
nothing (much) to write home about (informal) not especially good; ordinary: The team's performance was nothing to write home about.
more at WORTH adj.
Phrasal Verbs: write away = WRITE OFF / AWAY
write back (to sb) to write sb a letter replying to their letter: I'm afraid I never wrote back. + She wrote back saying that she couldn't come.
1 to write sth on paper, especially in order to remember or record it: Write down the address before you forget it.
2 (business) to reduce the value of ASSETS when stating it in a company's accounts: All stock over six months old was written down to 50%. + the written-down value of the stock
related noun WRITE-DOWN
write in (to sb/sth) (for sth) to write a letter to an organization or a company, for example to ask about sth or to express an opinion: I'll write in for more information. + She wrote in to the BBC to complain.
write sb/sth<->in (AmE, politics) to add an extra name to your voting paper in an election in order to be able to vote for them
related noun WRITE-IN
write sth into sth to include a rule or condition in a contract or an agreement when it is made: A penalty clause was written into the contract.
write off / away (to sb/sth) (for sth) to write to an organization or a company, usually in order to ask them to send you sth: I've written off for the catalogue.
1 (business) to cancel a debt; to recognize that sth is a failure, has no value, etc: to write off a debt / an investment
2 (BrE) to damage sth, especially a vehicle, so badly that it cannot be repaired: He's written off two cars this year.
related noun WRITE-OFF
See also - TOTAL
write sb/sth<->off (as sth) to decide that sb/sth is a failure or not worth paying any attention to
write sth<->out to write sth on paper, including all the details, especially a piece of work or an account of sth
See also - WRITE (5)
write sb<->out (of sth) to remove a character from a regular series on television or radio: She was written out after 20 years in the role.
write sth<->up to record sth in writing in a full and complete form, often using notes that you made earlier: to write up your notes / the minutes of a meeting + They had to do a survey of the island and write up their findings.
related noun WRITE-UP
1 form letters and words on paper
Children must learn to write neatly.
She was busily writing in an exercise book.
| down, out
I'd better write this down, otherwise I'll forget it.
VERB + WRITE
learn to | teach sb to
He wrote a list on the back of an old envelope.
2 produce a piece of writing
beautifully, well | badly | clearly
the ability to write clearly in plain English
He has written extensively on the subject.
VERB + WRITE
commission sb to
He has been commissioned to write a history of the town.
| inspire sb to, prompt sb to
She was inspired to write the poem by a visit to the cathedral.
a journalist who writes about problems in the developing world
She writes for ‘The Times’.
She wrote of her life in Africa.
He writes on political issues.
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