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Unit 24 - Relationships


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adjacent
(adj) next to or near something else
attach
(v) to fasten or join one thing to another
bond
1. (v) to fix two things firmly together, usually with flue, or to become fixed in this way 2. (n) the way that two surgaces are stuck together, usually with glue 3. (n) something that gives people or groups a reason to love one another or feel they have a duty to one another
coexist
(v) to live or exist at the same time or in the same place
coherent
(adj) a coherent statement is reasonable and sensible
compatible
(adj) likely to have a good relationship because of being similar
comprise
(v) to consist of two or more things
compromise
1. (v) to solve a problem or end an argument by accepting that you cannot have everything that you want 2. (n) a way of solving a problem or ending an argument in which both people or groups accept that they cannot have everything they want
conflict
1. (v) if different ideas or opinions conflict, they cannot all be right or cannot all happen 2. (n) angry disagreement between people or groups
confront
(v) 1. to deal with a difficult situation 2. to go close to someone in a threatening way
consistent
(adj) not changing in behaviour, attitudes or qualities
contradict
(v) 1. to say that the opposite of what someone has said is true 2. if one statement, piece of evidence, story, etc contradicts another, they disagree and cannot both be true
contrasting
(adj) different from each other in a noticeable or interesting way
cooperate
(v) to work with other people to achieve a reult that is good for everyone involved
correspond
(v) to be the same as something else or very much like it
dispute
1. (v) to say that something such as a fact is not true or correct 2. (n) a serious desagreement, especially one between groups of people that lasts for a long time
distinguish
(v) to recognise the differences between things
diverse
(adj) very different from each other
divorce
1. (v) to take legal action to end your marriage 2. (n) a legal way of ending a marriage
equivalent
1. (n) someone or something that has the same size, value, importance or meaning as someone or something else 2. (adj) of the same size, value, importance or meaning as something else
exclude
(v) to deliberately not include something
external
(adj) 1. coming from outside a place or arganisation 2. on or from the outside of something such as a building or someone's body
identify
(v) to recognise someone and be able to say who they are
identify with
(v) feel that you can understand and share someone else's feelings
integral
(adj) forming an essential part of something and needed to make it complete
integrate
(v) to make someone beome a full member of a group or society and be involved completely in its activities
interfere
(v) to deliberately become involved in a situation and try to influence the way that it develops, although you have no right to do this
intermediate
(adj) 1. in between two stages, places, levels, times, etc 2. at an academic level below advanced
internal
(adj) existing or happening inside an object, a building or your body
intervene
(v) to become involved in a situation in order to try to stop or change it
intimate
(adj) 1. an intimate relationship is a very close personal relationship, especially a sexual one 2. relating to very private or personal things
involve
(v) to include something as a necessary part of an activity, event or situation
joint
(adj) involving two or more people or done by them together
liken
(v) to say that someone or something is similar to someone or something else
link
1. (v) if people, things or events are linked, they are related to each other in some way 2. (v) to say or show that two things are related, or that one of the things causes the other 3. (n) a connection between two or more people, places, facts or events, especially when one is affected or caused by the other
merge
(v) if two organisations merge, or you merge them, they combine to form on bigger organisation
mutual
(adj) felt or done in the same way by each of two or more people
negotiate
(v) to try to reach an agreement by discussing something in a formal way, especially in a business or political situation
related
(adj) if two or more things are related, there is a connection between them
relative
(adj) having a particular quality when compared to something else
resemblance
(n) if there is a resemplance between two people or things, they are similar, especially in their appearance