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with object Express (something spoken or written) in particular words.‘he words his request in a particularly ironic way’‘a strongly worded letter of protest’
phrase, express, put, couch, frame, set forth, formulate, styleView synonyms
- ‘These e-mails should be worded as carefully as any fundraising letter, if not more so.’
- ‘He told it without any emotion and worded it as if it were coming from a text book.’
- ‘She just hated the way her mother worded her problems with people when she spoke to them.’
- ‘Moreover the survey was worded in such a way as to discourage any other reply, the alternatives being unlikely to attract votes.’
- ‘I guess I should have worded it better and used less background on my post.’
- ‘Public opinion on the issue often depends on how the topic is worded and framed in poll questions.’
- ‘Looking at the way the relevant paragraph is worded, I can see how it might be read that way.’
- ‘Even so, his boast that we ‘are overtaking the Conservatives’ was carefully worded.’
- ‘I could tell he wasn't quite sure the way he had worded it was the way he wanted it to come out.’
- ‘His voice was strong and the way he worded things made it sound like poetry.’
- ‘The reason that I mention it was that it came with a politely worded suggestion that I should change my browser.’
- ‘We worded a letter in such a way that it was OK for them to let our citizens out.’
- ‘She had to be careful how she worded the question, for fear of upsetting or angering the short-tempered man.’
- ‘I ask the nurse for a scribbling pad and a pen and write out a carefully worded resignation.’
- ‘It would be aimed at one person, although it would be worded to cover all naturalised Indians.’
- ‘A strongly worded letter is to be sent to the county council asking for an explanation.’
- ‘It was nicely worded, and enough to convince me to stay with the service.’
- ‘He also asked that an amendment be made to the incitement charge, which he admitted was erroneously worded.’
- ‘The letter was worded in such a way that made the exam sound like something horrific.’
- ‘This strongly worded claim is not entirely without justification.’
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