Do you refer Dictionary / Thesaurus to get the word or just assume it

India
July 13, 2010 9:07pm CST
while reading Books/Magazines/Newspapers do you refer Dictionary or Thesaurus to get the meaning of the word or just assume it and continue to read..
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@o0jopak0o (6408)
• Philippines
14 Jul 10
well if i fount a word i dont know usually go to a dictionary to know the definition then sometimes use it also. but there are times where you can just assume the meaning.
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@bloggeroo (2171)
• Philippines
14 Jul 10
Well, I'm online most of the day so I can just look up the meaning in the online dictionary I'm using. But if the computer is rather far, I will just have to continue reading and put the word in the overall context to understand the author.
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@rajeshout (208)
• India
14 Jul 10
whenever i find a new word,first i used to guess the meaning of the word using the scenario portrayed in the text.then,i vl refer the dictionary to get complete meaning of the word
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@nxwkev (244)
• United States
14 Jul 10
I just make a guess from the context of the word. Much easier.
• India
14 Jul 10
this is possible only with few words and not all, this is guessing and guessing can be correct or even wrong.
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@dodo19 (31938)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
14 Jul 10
If I don't understand a certain word, then I will use a dictionary or a thesaurus. I much rather understand the word. I don't want to assume that a word means something. I really want to know what something means.
• India
14 Jul 10
good! keep it up!.. understanding is the best way to get the word
@ada8may21 (2419)
• Philippines
14 Jul 10
If I really have hard time understanding the word I would rather go for thesaurus cause I could find the words and then at the same time it will add to my vocabulary if I will get the synonyms and antonyms of those words.
• India
14 Jul 10
clever! informative to me.
• United States
21 Aug 10
Usually I try to work it out from the context. It's likely that the author will use the word again a few paragraphs or pages later, and from that extra information I'll be able to guess at a meaning. If I stumble across the same word again and it's within a context that would call for a completely different meaning... then I look it up and make sure I have it right. If a word I don't know just strikes me as interesting, I'll probably look it up the first time.