V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


noun, verb

Definition: (n.) 1. something official, usually written, that provides some information; 2. a file kept on a computer; (v.) 1. to record information; 2. to provide support or evidence for something

Synonyms: (n.) file, record, evidence, (v.) substantiate, verify


Tips: Document comes from the Latin documentum, or "lesson," which comes from docere, "to teach" (the same root word as docile.) The noun document refers to a paper or set of papers with written or printed information. The verb to document denotes the process of "recording" information on paper or providing information on paper to support a claim.

Usage Examples:

Please place the newest document on my desk with the other papers and reports. (file, report) noun

If an accident occurs, be sure to document exactly what happens. (record) verb

I keep hard copies of my important computer documents in a filing cabinet. (file) noun

Make sure you document all the evidence to be presented in the case. (record, verify) verb

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