V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to expose yourself to the warmth of the sun; 2. to derive pleasure and enjoyment from something

Synonyms: wallow, revel, enjoy

Antonyms: suffer

Tips: Bask is thought to be derived from an Old Norse word meaning, "to bathe." Think of sun bathing and enjoying the warmth of the sun on your skin--this is basking in the sun. Figuratively, you can bask in praise or glory.

Usage Examples:

My favorite weekend activity is basking in the sun at the beach. (wallowing, bathing)

The little girl basked in the compliments she received from her teachers. (reveled, enjoyed)

Let's not do anything today but sit by the pool and bask in the sun. (wallow, enjoy [warmth])

He basked in his glory for days after winning the award. (reveled)

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