Write

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write

\ ˈrīt 

verb  

  1. to trace or form (characters, letters, words, etc.) on the surface of some material, as with a pen, pencil, or other instrument or means; inscribe.
  2. to express or communicate in writing; give a written account of. to produce as author or composer.

 

Synonyms:
compose, pen, author, draft, create

Antonyms:
destroy, ignore, keep, read, ruin, stop

 

Prefix: mis-, re-, un-

Suffix: -able, -ten, -ing

 

wrote \ˈrōt\; written \ˈri-tᵊn\ writ  \ˈrit\ or writing  \ˈrī-tiŋ\

 

Derived:
rewrites, overwrites, typewriter, songwriter, songwriters, typewriters, scriptwriter, speechwriter, scriptwriters, speechwriters, ghostwriter, ghostwriters, rewriter, rewriters, screenwriter, screenwriters, sportswriter, sportswriters, newswriter, copywriter, copywriters, teletypewriter, teletypewriters, underwrites, underwriters, underwriter, cowriter, storywriter

 

Origin and Etymology:
before 900; Middle English writen, Old English wrītan; cognate with Old Saxon wrītan to cut, write, German reissen to tear, draw, Old Norse rīta to score, write.

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