Alphabetical List – A


افعال مرکبی که با حرف A شروع می شوند.
Phrasal VerbMeaningExample
abide byRespect or obey
(the law, a decision, a rule)
If you want to stay at this school, you must abide by the rules.
account forExplain; give a reasonI hope you can account for the money you spent!
act onTake action as a result of somethingThe police acted on the call they received.
act upCause pain or annoyance by functioning badlyDad’s poor knee is acting up again.
add upMake sense; seem reasonableHer story just doesn’t add up.
adhere toSupport; follow; act in accordance withAll contestants must adhere to the rules.
advise againstRecommend not doing somethingThe doctor advised him against carrying heavy loads.
agree withHave the same opinion as someone elseagree with you. I think she deserves the award too.
aim atDirect towards a targetThe policeman aimed his gun at the hijacker.
allow forTake into consideration;
Include in a calculation
You’d better leave early to allow forheavy traffic.
angle atShow from a particular point of view.The documentary was angled at young viewers.
angle forTry to obtain something by hinting.I suspect Tom’s angling for a free ticket.
answer backReply rudely Don’t answer back your mother!
answer for1) Be responsible for something.

2) Speak on behalf of someone.

1) Normally parents have to answer fortheir children’s behaviour.
2) I agree, but I can’t answer for my associate.
appeal to1)Plead or make an earnest request.

2) Be attractive or interesting.

1) The organizers appealed to the crowd to stay calm.
2) Camping doesn’t appeal to me.
apply forMake a formal request for something
(job, permit, loan, etc.)
He applied for the job advertised.
ask afterEnquire about someone’s well-being.My mother is always asking after you.
ask aroundMention it to people you see or meet.I’ll ask around and see if anyone has seen your cat.
ask outInvite someone to lunch, dinner, the cinema …John has asked Mary out several times.
avail (oneself) ofTake advantage of something
(an opportunity)
When the company is privatized, you should avail yourself of the opportunity and buy some shares.

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