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Definition of the verb engross

What does engross mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: engrossed | engrossing | engrosses

  1. devote (oneself) fully to
  2. consume all of one's attention or time
    • example: The performance is likely to engross Sue
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • synonyms of engross: absorb / engage / occupy
    • more generic word: interest = excite the curiosity of
    • more specific words:

Alternative definition of the verb engross

verb

  1. [transitive, now legal] To write (a document) in large, aesthetic, and legible lettering; to make a finalized copy of.
  2. [transitive, business, obsolete] To buy up wholesale, especially to buy the whole supply of (a commodity etc.).
  3. [transitive] To monopolize; to concentrate (something) in the single possession of someone, especially unfairly.
  4. [transitive] To completely engage the attention of.
  5. [transitive, obsolete] To make gross or fat.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for engross

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Google previewWisconsin Bill Drafting Manual (1972)

ENGROSS. Engross means to prepare the bill as it - l2 - D-72 -l.

Google previewBarron's Civil Service Clerical Exam (2010)

by Jerry Bobrow, Peter Z. Orton, Bobrow Test Preparation Servic, William A. Covino

To engross means most nearly to A) outnumber C) absorb B) revile D) dislike 6. To deduce means most nearly to A) reason C) remain B) subtract D) forbid 7. Contorted means most nearly A) aborted B) playful C) twisted D) harbored 8.

Google previewA dictionary of derivations ... Ninth edition (1860)

by Robert SULLIVAN (LL.D.)

ENGRoss, to take the gross or whole; to monopolize; also, to copy in gross or large letters, as in records or law writings. See GRoss. “All our praises why should lords engross, Rise honest Muse, and sing the man of Ross.” “A clerk foredoomed ...

Google previewThe Pacific Law Encyclopedia (1873)

A Complete Hand Book of All Matters Ordinarily Coming Before Judges, Attorneys, Justices of the Peace ... Farmers, Merchants and Business Men ... with Forms, in Conformity with the Statutes Of, and Designed for Use In, the States and Territories of the Pacific Coast by Jabez Franklin Cowdery

ENGROSS.

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Usage statistics about engross

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb engross:

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Engross Meaning

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Quotes about engross

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Time feels so vast that were it not
For an Eternity—
I fear me this Circumference
Engross my Finity—

To His exclusion, who prepare
By Processes of Size
For the Stupendous Vision
Of his diameters— (Emily Dickinson)
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Scrabble value of E1N1G2R1O1S1S1

The value of this 7-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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