verbal - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    using words, or relating to words

    Verbal ability is dominant in the left side of the brain.

    1. a.
      using words, not physical force
      verbal abuse (=rude or offensive words):

      They can be subjected to verbal and physical abuse.

    2. b.
      using spoken communication rather than writing

      They had a verbal agreement for her to receive £3,000 a month.

  2. 2
    linguistics acting as a verb, or relating to a verb

    a verbal phrase