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    I'm trying to make her brain process her sister's voice

    Hi teachers,

    I was reading a book and couldn't understand the meaning of "process" in the sentence. I even looked it up in the Cambridge dictionary.

    "I'm trying to make her brain process her sister's voice."

    Does it mean "I am trying to make her brain perform properly by listening to her voice"?

    Many thanks.
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    Re: I'm trying to make her brain process her sister's voice

    No. Click here, select dictionary #2 and scroll down to transitive verb #5.

    That might not give the exact meaning. What is the wider context? What was happening in the book when that was said? Could it mean 'recognise'?
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    Re: I'm trying to make her brain process her sister's voice

    Here is the wider context:

    I was shocked at first to hear a colleague making a hopeless comment. Then I replied, "I'm trying to make her brain process her sister's voice. Also, I am doing my best to ensure that her arms and legs get proper exercise. This might help her walk like a normal person."
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    Re: I'm trying to make her brain process her sister's voice

    Our brains "process" thousands of things every second. It means that we recognise, translate, work out, deal with, calculate ... and lots more!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I'm trying to make her brain process her sister's voice

    It sounds to me as if the woman had a stroke or is in a coma.
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