appoint 任命 ; 指定 ; 約定
[Ex] 1. He appointed Robert to act as his deputy.
2. I have an appointment with him tomorrow morning.
3. That dental clinic accepts patients by appointment only.
[補充] 1. They appointed him (to be) manager.
2. He appointed Williams as his deputy in the city of York.
argue 爭論 ; 說服 ; 論點
[Ex] 1. Don’t argue with me about that dicision, just do what you are told.
2. She argued that he should go back to school.
3. He had a good argument in favor of electing a woman as the President.
[補充] 1. I'm not going to argue with you tonight.
2. We argued the matter over for hours.
3.Columbus argued that the world was round.
4.We argued her out of going on such a dangerous journey.
[片語補充] < argue with >
He often argued with his father.
arrange 安排 ; 設法 ; 準備
[Ex] 1. I will arrange for one of our company staff to meet you at the airport
upon your arrival.
2. I will arrange with the forwarder for the next shipment.
3. She is very good at flower arranging.
[補充] 1. It was arranged that they should leave the following spring.
2. I will arrange everything.
arrive 到達 ; 達成
[Ex] 1. He arrived too late.
2. We finally arrived at an agreement.
3. Our arrival at the LA airport was delayed by an hour.
[補充] 1. The delegation arrived in London last Monday.
2. What decision did you finally arrive at?
[片語補充] < arrive at >
We arrived at the airport at four.
My son has arrived at school age.
ask 詢問 ; 要求 ; 邀請
[Ex] 1. Don’t ask me!
2. I’m not going because I wasn’t asked.
3. May I ask you a favor ?
[補充] 1. He asked me where Tom was.
2. He asked that they (should) be allowed to use a dictionary.
3. I came to ask you a favor.
4. I asked her to get in touch with Henry as soon as possible.
5. We have asked the Conrads to come for dinner on Friday evening.
assess 評價 ; 估價
[Ex] 1. My house was assessed at NT$30 million according to current
market prices .
[補充] 1. It is too early to assess the effects of the new legislation.
assume 假設 ; 認為 ; 承擔
[Ex] 1. We assume that he is honest.
2. I will assume responsibility for it.
3. What he said to me was a mere assumption.
[補充] 1. I assumed that he had gone for a stroll.
2. The prince assumed power when he was only fifteen.
assure 保證 ; 確信 ; 把握
[Ex] 1. I can assure you that I will make it.
2. He looks very assured.
3. Despite his assurance of help, he did nothing for me when I needed it.
[補充] 1. I can assure you of the reliability of the information.
2. The captain of the ship assured the passengers that there was no danger.
3. We assured our clients of an enjoyable holiday.
[Ex] 1. I was attacked last night by a drunkard.
[補充] 1. The enemy attacked our airport all night.
2. The planes began their attack on the city.
attempt 試圖 ; 嘗試
[Ex] 1. He attempted to stop smoking many times, but it never worked out.
2. Would you taste my first attempt at grilled fish?
[補充] 1. They attempted to finish the task before July.
2. He made an attempt on the world record.
3.Her attempt at poetry was a failure.
attend 照料 ; 參加
[Ex] 1. Who attends to your baby when you go to work ?
2. There was a large attendance at the orchestra pertormance.
3. He paid no attention to my advice.
[補充] 1. He did not attend the meeting yesterday.
2. There was no one to attend him but Tina.
[片語補充] < attend on >
Jane has been attending on her sick mother for years.
< attend to >
You should attend better to your studies.
The nurse is attending to a sick man.
avoid 避免 ; 逃避
[Ex] 1. I couldn’t avoid hearing his tedious talk.
2. The brilliant accountants know how to manipulate tax avoidance
Without violating the law.
[補充] 1. I avoided him as much as possible.
2. They all avoided mentioning that name.
3. She braked suddenly and avoided an accident.