Definition: 'Ought'

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  • Length: 5 characters
  • Syllables: 1

Results for word: ought

Lexical Information:
  • In the top 2,000 words in the Brown Corpus
  • SAT vocabulary item
  • A list of about 3,000 words defined as easy for the Dale-Chall Readability Formula
Grammatical Information:
  • Modal verb
  • Present Tense
  • A verb describes an action or a state
  • A verb can include information about the duration, time of the action or state, the people involved and whether it is habitual, complete or not
  • Auxiliary Verbs are used to show Voice and Tense and are used in Negatives and Questions
  • Modal verbs are used to show Obligation, Possibilty, Permission, Prohibition, etc
Usage Notes:
  • Used in Conditionals

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Similar Words (using 'ought' as word stem):

Prefix + 'ought'

abought, aforethought, afterthought, besought, bethought, bought, brought, dogfought, dought, dreadnought, drought, forethought, fought, gunfought, hardbought, infought, interwrought, inwrought, methought, misthought, nought, outfought, outthought, outwrought, overbought, overwrought, rebought, refought, resought, rethought, rewrought, sought, thought, unbesought, unbought, underbought, unfought, unsought, unthought, vought, wrought,

'ought' + Suffix

oughted, oughting, oughts,