Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb write

10 senses of write

Sense 1
write, compose, pen, indite -- (produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels")
       => create verbally -- (create with or from words)
          Phrasal Verb-> write out#1

Sense 2
write -- (communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 3
publish, write -- (have (one's written work) issued for publication; "How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books during her long career")
       => create verbally -- (create with or from words)

Sense 4
write, drop a line -- (communicate (with) in writing; "Write her soon, please!")
       => correspond -- (exchange messages; "My Russian pen pal and I have been corresponding for several years")

Sense 5
write -- (communicate by letter; "He wrote that he would be coming soon")
       => communicate, intercommunicate -- (transmit thoughts or feelings; "He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist")

Sense 6
compose, write -- (write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies")
       => make, create -- (make or cause to be or to become; "make a mess in one's office"; "create a furor")

Sense 7
write -- (mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet")
       => trace, draw, line, describe, delineate -- (make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand")

Sense 8
write, save -- (record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk")
       => record, tape -- (register electronically; "They recorded her singing")

Sense 9
spell, write -- (write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word); "He spelled the word wrong in this letter")

Sense 10
write -- (create code, write a computer program; "She writes code faster than anybody else")
       => create by mental act, create mentally -- (create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands)

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