Internet Vocabulary: Verbs

internet verbsHere are 5 verbs you should know and understand when using the Internet in English:

  1. download: to take information off the Internet and store it on your computer for viewing later (opposite of “upload”)
    Ex: You can download music and listen to it on your MP3 player.
  2. launch: to offer or start something new
    Ex: The technology company will launch a new product on Friday.
  3. bookmark: to save a website or web page so that you can share it or find it easily another time
    Ex: You can use the Share button on EnglishClub to bookmark your favourite pages.
  4. embed: to insert something (such as a video) onto another webpage
    Ex. You can embed a YouTube video on your blog to attract more visitors.
  5. freeze: to suddenly stop working (technology)
    Ex. The screen froze, so I had to turn my computer off.

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Written by Tara Benwell for EnglishClub | November 2009
Tara Benwell is a Canadian freelance writer and editor who specializes in materials and articles for the ELT industry.

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