Phrasal Verbs, Alphabetical List of English Verbs



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abide by

respect or obey (the law, a decision, a rule)

If you want to stay at this school, you must abide by the rules.



account for

explain, give a reason

I hope you can account for the money you spent!



add up

make sense, seem reasonable

Her story just doesn't add up.



advise against

recommend not doing something

The doctor advised him against carrying heavy loads.



agree with

have the same opinion as somebody else

I agree with you. I think she deserves the award too.



aim at

point something in the direction of a target

The policeman aimed his gun at the hijacker.



allow for

take into consideration, include in a calculation

You'd better leave early to allow for traffic jams.



answer back

reply rudely

Don't answer back your mother!



appeal to

plead or make an earnest request

The organizers appealed to the crowd to stay calm.



appeal to

be attractive or interesting

A trekking holiday doesn't appeal to me.



apply for

make a formal request for something (job, permit, loan etc.)

He applied for the job he saw advertised in the newspaper.



avail (oneself) of

take advantage of something (an opportunity)

When the company is privatized, you should avail yourself of the opportunity and buy some shares.


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