33 Phrasal Verbs beginning with A
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If you account for something, you explain how it came to be the way it is.
to perform the same function as a particular person or thing
If you act for someone, you represent them.
If you act on somebody's advice, you do as they suggest.
If you act out, you express your feelings through acts or words.
If a part of your body or a piece of equipment acts up, it doesn't work properly.
If something adds to something, it makes it better, greater, stronger or more extreme in some way.
to add two or more numbers in order to find the total amount
If two or more numbers add up to another number, this is the total you get if you add them together.
If you adhere to a law, a rule or a contract, you obey it or follow it.
to suggest to someone that they should not do something they are thinking of doing
If you advise someone of something, you tell them about it.
If a certain place or lifestyle agrees with you, it suits you and is good for you.
If you aim a product or a creative work at a particular group of people, you see those people as your market or your audience.
to consider something, or take it into account, when making plans or making a decision
to mention or refer to something or someone in an indirect way
to be similar to, or to have the same effect as
to reply rudely to someone who is in a position of authority, such as a teacher, a parent or a coach
to be held responsible for something
to ask for something, usually in order to help deal with a crisis or an emergency
If something appeals to you, you like it.
If something applies to you, it is relevant to you or you are affected by it.
to reach a result, a conclusion or a decision after considering relevant factors or details
If you ask after someone, you ask about them when you talk to someone who's seen them recently.
to let someone know that you'd like them to give you something
If you ask somebody out, you ask someone you like to go on a date with you.
If you ask some people over, you invite them to your house.
If you associate with someone, you regularly spend time with them.
to believe that something has importance or significance in relation to something else
to deal with something or someone
to believe that something results directly from a certain event or fact
to sell something to the highest bidder at an auction
to come to a certain amount on average