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Time时代杂志核心单词:动词篇(12)

2016-06-14    来源:网络    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

Time时代杂志核心单词:动词篇(12)

 221.promote v. 1. 促进,鼓励;2. 促销,推销商品

【同】1. encourage 【反】1. discourage

In Bangkok he will promote the seven-member Association of South East Asian Nations, which Washington considers increasingly influential.

在曼谷,他将会促进由7个会员国所组成的东盟的发展,华盛顿方面认为东盟的影响力与日俱增。

222.pursue v.

(1)(继续)进行

Eventually, he dropped out of school to pursue his education in the online world --- the poor man’s university.

最后他中途退学,到网络世界这个穷人大学继续他的学业。

(2)v. 推行,实行(计划、调查、研究)

【同】carry out

Another problem is that government officials often pursue self-serving agendas.

另一个问题在于政府官员通常推行对自己有利的计划。

注: self-serving 自私的,利己的

(3)v. 追求,追寻(目标等)

【同】strive for

Given our history, these are extremely hard tasks, and we are forced to pursue both goals at the same time.

从我们的历史来看,这些是非常艰巨的任务,而且我们被迫同时追求两项目标。

223.reassure v. 使……安心,再向……保证

He could see how anxious I was and he spent some of his last hour or two reassuring me, reminding me that this was an act of love and that I should see it as such.

他看出我是多么的不安,在他生命即将结束之际还花了一两个小时一再要我放心,提醒我这是爱的举动,并且劝我也应该如此看待。

224.reduce v. 简化,减少,降低

【反】increase

IBM made a map of the world at one ten-trillionth scale from tiny blobs of gold, while Stanford scientists reduced the first page of A Tale of Two Cities 25000-fold.

IBM用黄金微粒做出一副十兆分之一比例的世界地图,而斯坦福大学的科学家则把《双城记》的第一页缩小为原来的2.5万分之一。

225.reflect v. 思索着说道

“I’ve always believed in simplicity, ” Klein reflects. ”’ve never been one to see women in riffles and all kinds of fanciful apparel. To me it’s just silly.”

克莱因思索着说道:“我一向敬仰简单的风格,从来不喜欢女人衣服上有一大堆褶子和花哨的装饰,那种衣服让我觉得可笑。”

注: ruffle n. 褶边;fanciful adj. (设计等)新奇的,别出心裁的;apparel n. (华丽的)衣服

226.refrain v. 抑制,避免

Presenters and recipients at the next Academy Awards would be advised to refrain from rambling thank-you and unentertaining political proclamations.

下一届奥斯卡颁奖典礼上,颁奖者和得奖者都将受到规劝:应避免拉拉杂杂的感谢词和乏味的政治宣言。

注: rambling adj. 谈话、文章漫无边际的,拉拉杂杂的;unentertaining adj. 无趣的

227.register v. 登记、注册

Here’s how the system works: starting this week, you’ll visit the CyberCash Web site, download an empty electronic wallet onto your hard drive and register it with the company.

这套系统的运作方式如下:从本周开始,你可以进入网络现金公司的网站,把一个空的电子皮夹下载到你的硬盘上,同时向该公司注册。

228.reinforce v. 强化,加强

【同】strengthen

If, on the other hand, the feelings they begin to express are not recognized and reinforced by the adults around them, they not only cease to express those feelings but they also become less able to recognize them in themselves or others.

另一方面,小孩开始表达感情时,若没有受到周围成人的肯定和鼓励,他们不但会停止继续表达,而且对自己或他人感情的感受力也会降低。

229.release v. (录影带、唱片等)发行,(影片)放映

It’s been another hot year for customer electronics, one that saw Toshiba release and impressive desktop PC, Sony take a first crack at a personal computer and a swarm of companies come out with hand-held devices… 

对于消费性电子产品来说,今年又是热销的一年。东芝推出一款令人印象深刻的台式电脑,索尼公司首度尝试打入个人电脑市场,同时不少公司推出了手提型的设备。

注: crack n. (口语)尝试;a swarm of 大群

230.render v. 提供(援助、服务)

【同】give

Teaming up with Jim Clark, then chairman of Silcon Graphics and now at Netscape, Lincoln devised a plan to stuff the graphics-rendering power of a $90000 SGI Reality Engine park … into a box that will be $250 in the U.S.

林肯与当时的硅图公司总裁,也就是今天网景公司的总裁克拉克合作,计划将硅图价值9万美金的“现实引擎”中的图形生成技术,塞到在美国售价250美元的盒装游戏机里去。

注: to team up with 与……合作; devise v. 设计,想出;stuff v.将……塞进



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