Know Your Next Word : doctor

19. doctor :

verb & noun :

1. a person licensed to practice medicine, as a physician, surgeon, dentist, or veterinarian

2. a person who has been awarded a doctor's degree

3. an eminent scholar and teacher

4. to give medical treatment to

usage :

  • He is a Doctor of Philosophy.

  • He feels he can doctor himself for just a common cold.

  • He doctored the birthdate on his passport.

  • He doctors people.

  • He did his undergraduate work in the U.S. and was doctored at Oxford.

  • doctored the evidence

  • She was able to doctor the chipped vase with a little plastic cement.

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