Saturday, 13 February 2010

Ready for CAE p 94. Vocabulary

1. To advise or try hard to persuade somebody to do something.
- Urge somebody to do something. E.g. She urged him to stay. Police are urging anyone who saw the accident to contact them immediately.
- Urge that… E.g. The report urged that all children be taught to swim.
- Urge (somebody) + speech ‘Why not give it a try?’ she urged (him).

Reassure: to say or do something that makes somebody less frightened or worried. Set somebody's mind at rest. Tranquilizar. E.g. They tried to reassure her, but she still felt anxious. The doctor reassured him that there was nothing seriously wrong.

Concede: Admit that something is true. Reconocer. He was forced to concede (that) there might be difficulties. It must be conceded that different judges have different approaches to these cases.

Proceeds: (pl)Profits. Recaudación. E.g. The proceeds of the concert will go to charity.

Board: a group of people who have power to make decisions and control a company or other organization. Junta directiva. E.g. She has a seat on the board of directors.

Reinstate: To give back a job or position that had been taken away from somebody. Readmitir. E.g. He was reinstated in his post.

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