Determine, Level, Happiness, Quotient, Consumers

Determine, Level, Happiness, Quotient, Consumers

1. DetermineExample Sentences: Verb
§ The purpose of this line of inquiry was to determine whether children would object to the stupid questions or simply answer them.
§ Tells the procedure used to determine where to drill a rescue hole.
§ But some researchers say it’s too soon to use the variation to determine treatment.
§ By following these guidelines it becomes easier to determine whether or not you have really found a fossil bone.
§ Besides staging games that are exciting and safe, three criteria will determine how well it does.
§ Together, cycle life and calendar life determine how long a battery will be useful.
§ The size and strength of the bubbles determine the durability of the meringue.
§ State policies also determine a teacher certification requirement-meaning who gets to teach and who doesn’t get to teach.
§ The professors harvested tweets for key words and plugged them into an algorithm to determine the mood of the broader market.
§ If a gun is recovered, a forensic scientist test-fires it to determine the markings it leaves on bullets and cartridge casings.

Main Entry: determine  [dih-tur-min]
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: conclude, decide
Synonyms: actuate, arbitrate, call the shots, cinch, clinch, complete, dispose, drive, end, figure, finish, fix upon, halt, impel, incline, induce, move, nail down, opt, ordain, persuade, pin down, predispose, regulate, resolve, rule, settle, take a decision, tap, terminate, ultimate, wind up, wrap up Antonyms: begin, start

2. Level
Example Sentences: adjective
Other Examples

  • The new faculty member will teach introductory chemistry and upper level inorganic chemistry and will direct student research.
  • Adjust position of grill if necessary so grill and liquid in pan are level.
  • But this ignores the fact that the level of water vapour depends on temperature.
  • The searchable site allows visitors to indicate a grade level and subject area for resources tailored to specific needs.
  • Then pull off any foliage or flowers that will be below the water level in the vase.


  • Many animals have some level of social intelligence, allowing them to coexist and cooperate with other members of their species.
  • Her garden is situated downhill from her house, but she wanted an outdoor dining area at house level.
  • Yet discussions regarding implementing a single payer system at the state or national level seem to be taboo.
  • Brant cannot claim that level of renown, but his résumé is not shabby.
  • Sea level rise affects more than beaches and oceanfront land owners.

Main Entry: level  [lev-uhl]
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: smooth, balanced
Synonyms: akin, aligned, alike, calm, commensurate, common, comparable, consistent, constant, continuous, equable, equivalent, even, exact, flat, flush, horizontal, identical, in line, leveled, like, lined up, matched, matching, of same height, on a line, on a par, on one plane, parallel, plain, planate, plane, planed, polished, precise, proportionate, regular, rolled, same, stable, steady, straight, trim, trimmed, unbroken, unfluctuating, uniform, uninterrupted
Antonyms: ragged, uneven

3. Happiness
Main Entry: happiness [hap-ee-nis]
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: high spirits, satisfaction
Synonyms: beatitude, blessedness, bliss, cheer, cheerfulness, cheeriness, content, contentment, delectation, delight, delirium, ecstasy, elation, enchantment, enjoyment, euphoria, exhilaration, exuberance, felicity, gaiety, geniality, gladness, glee, good cheer, good humor, good spirits, hilarity, hopefulness, joviality, joy, jubilation, laughter, lightheartedness, merriment, mirth, optimism, paradise, peace of mind, playfulness, pleasure, prosperity, rejoicing, sanctity, seventh heaven, vivacity, well-being
Antonyms: depression, gloom, misery, pain, sadness, sorrow, unhappiness, woe

4. Quotient
Example Sentences
§ It could jack up the entertainment quotient, he says.
§ Since he has achieved all these goals, and is a happy surgeon, his happiness quotient is high.
§ Cramming bold flavors into lean proteins helps with the satisfaction quotient.
§ My system of writing was to type my way through successive drafts until their ungainliness quotient declined.
§ His video spots are always edited tightly to get the maximum laugh quotient.
§ Intelligence quotient and economic status have nothing to do with anything.
§ There’s a nursery where the cuteness quotient can be ratcheted up and a camera to snap photos of those special moments.
§ The number of bushels of shelled corn will be two-thirds of the quotient
Main Entry: quotient  [kwoh-shuhnt]
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: outcome
Synonyms: computation, remainder, result

5. Consumer
Example Sentences
§ Even as consumer spending increases modestly, those dollars are buying fewer goods and services.
§ They argue that new network services and consumer access to vital information could be stifled by added fees.
§ But the light-speed innovations in consumer electronics have turned many of us into serial replacers.
§ Brakes-even new ones-are plagued with the problem of squeal, a major cause of consumer complaint and warranty repairs.
§ Yet it is estimated that about half such food spoils on the way to the consumer.
§ Become a smart consumer and learn what natural and organic labels mean.
§ But ads in the trade papers have been slashed, as have campaigns in the big consumer newspapers.
§ It seems that every generation needs its public, tweedy, literary personality to sell its consumer electronics.
§ Recycling also helps reuse and conserve valuable resources, reducing the need for fresh materials in creating consumer products.
§ Cheap plastic has unleashed a flood of consumer goods.
Main Entry: consumer  [kuhn-soo-mer]
Part of Speech: noun
Definition: person who buys merchandise, services
Synonyms: buyer, customer, end user, enjoyer, purchaser, shopper, user
Antonyms: marketer, merchandiser

Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition. Copyright © 2012 by the Philip Lief Group.

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