Definition of 'write'
Example sentences containing 'write'
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Write a letter and say you will tackle the problem. The Sun (2017)He asked the journalist how he could write something without apparently being able to prove that it had taken place. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Write a letter telling him you love him and explaining why you felt driven to lie in the first place. The Sun (2016)It's amazingly convenient for writing tunes and recording them at home. The Sun (2016)When a woman writes something it's her that is judged. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's true that she wrote a letter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He wrote letters to their British boarding schools announcing that he would not pay their fees. Times, Sunday Times (2016)So it seemed like a natural thing to approach his publisher and see if there was away of persuading him to write something new. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The fact that something he wrote literally drunk in his pavilion is now going to be in actual print at 60 years old. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Think of the difference between speaking and writing. Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)It is something that is probably going to be written in the record books. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We have normal conversations but they have to sell books and you have to write something. The Sun (2009)This has also involved me searching my files for letters they have written to me. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They end up writing their own cheques. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Then he would usually write his own ending. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It seems paradoxical to suggest that you will discover what you want to write by writing. Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric and Handbook (1995)The four women looked at each other then wrote something down again. No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Tale (2007)She is writing a letter to him to ask for a meeting. The Sun (2016)The young actor has been told he can basically write his own cheque. The Sun (2010)The money you owe can usually be written off. The Sun (2013)He reinvented the genre of sports writing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was written by something outside of myself through me. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Forgiveness is more like writing a book than writing a letter. Christianity Today (2000)It takes patience to write something meaningful. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Lansdown is the man writing the cheques. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was always intended that there would be at least one written record in the form of the minutes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Republicans do not usually write such things about their likely nominees just a few weeks before the first vote. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We then reunited, realised the chemistry and wrote the record. The Sun (2009) Writing it down slowed my pulse, literally. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Just writing, recording and having family time. The Sun (2012)He wrote her nice letters, one of which she rightly has framed. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Usually he writes a book during the holidays, but this year he has to pack. Times, Sunday Times (2013)What is it about writing about writing that gets up people's noses? The Times Literary Supplement (2014)
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Translations for 'write'
British English: write /raɪt/ VERB
When you write something on a surface, you use something such as a pen or pencil to produce words, letters, or numbers on it.
They were still trying to teach her to read and write.
She took a card out and wrote an address on it.
- American English: write
- Arabic: يَكْتُبُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: escrever
- Chinese: 写
- Croatian: pisati
- Czech: psát
- Danish: skrive
- Dutch: schrijven
- European Spanish: escribir
- Finnish: kirjoittaa
- French: écrire
- German: schreiben
- Greek: γράφω
- Italian: scrivere
- Japanese: 書く
- Korean: 글씨를 쓰다
- Norwegian: skrive
- Polish: napisać
- European Portuguese: escrever
- Romanian: a scrie
- Russian: писать
- Spanish: escribir
- Swedish: skriva
- Thai: เขียน
- Turkish: yazmak
- Ukrainian: писати
- Vietnamese: viết
Definition of write from the Collins English Dictionary
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