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    Lightbulb Temp,Test,Invite

    Hello,
    In the lesson 2 of 504 absolutely essential words book ,the temp verb has the synonym with 'test' and 'invite'
    but I couldn't figure out the relations between these three verbs , And I havn't found yet any definition in dictionary. :(

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/tempt
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/test_2
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/invite_1

    11. tempt (tempt) try to get someone to do something; test; invite

    a. A banana split can tempt me to break my diet.
    b. The sight of beautiful Louise tempted the bachelor* to change his mind about marriage.
    c. Your offer of a job tempts me greatly.

    Please help.
    Thanks
    Last edited by nininaz; 20-May-2014 at 16:47.

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    Re: Temp,Test,Invite

    The verbs "tempt" and "test" have entirely different meanings. There is some crossover of meaning between "tempt" and "invite", but they are certainly not synonyms.

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    Re: Temp,Test,Invite

    You can tempt fate and test someone's patience by inviting them for a fight.

    Are you tempting me? Are you testing my patience? Are you asking (inviting) me for a fight?


    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us..._english/tempt (verb 1)

    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us...sh/test?q=test (verb 1.1)

    http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us...nvite?q=invite (verb 1.2)


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    Re: Temp,Test,Invite

    Thanks.Sorry, but the second link is (verb 1.1) or (verb 1.2)?
    I was wrong, I checked the test (noun).
    you are right the verb 1.1 is correct , thanks.
    Last edited by nininaz; 20-May-2014 at 18:17.

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    Re: Temp,Test,Invite

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    The verbs "tempt" and "test" have entirely different meanings. There is some crossover of meaning between "tempt" and "invite", but they are certainly not synonyms.
    Something that tempts you may test you. Or test your willpower.

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