allow: to let, to give permission
The police wouldn’t allow the homeowners to enter their home.
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Baron Roth.
blush: to turn red (skin)
His direct question made her blush.
You could see her embarrassment when she blushed.
claim: to say that something is true
They claim not to know the victim.
He claimed he didn’t leave the party till 1:00 am.
depend: to trust (someone) to do something
You can depend on me to bring the supplies.
Children depend on their parents to feed them.
expect: to think something is going to happen
We expected you to arrive tomorrow morning..
I don’t expect you to believe me, but that’s the truth.
imagine: to create in your mind
I can imagine how she feels.
Can you imagine winning the lottery?
judge: to determine right and wrong, good and bad.
Don’t judge me until you’ve been in my shoes.
Her job was to judge singers for a singing contest.
mention: to say briefly
Did I mention that he was single?
He never mentioned being in the army when he was young.
occur: to happen
The robbery occurred some time between 2:00 and 4:00 in the morning.
The next full moon will occur in two weeks.
present: to give, to introduce
May I present my wife, Sharleen.
His coach presented him with the Most Valuable Player award.
realize: to know for the first time
When I got to work, I realized that I had forgotten my iPhone.
She realized she was in a bad relationship, so she broke up with him.
request: to ask for
The couple requested a room with a view of the mountains.
He called the radio station and requested his favorite song to be played.
state: to say (something) officially
Please state your full name for the court.
He stated his innocence many times.
support: to help (someone) when they need it
His parents supported him through university.
I support the arts by donating money every year
treat: to act toward someone in a certain way
Everyone treated her well on her first day of school.
They treated him with respect.
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