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verb [I/T]  us   /rɑɪt/ (past tense wrote  /roʊt/ , past participle written  /ˈrɪt·ən/ )

write verb [I/T] (CREATE)

to create something for other people to read or use, such as a book, poem, letter, or piece of music: [T] to write a poem/a story/a textbook [T] They wrote some of the best songs of the 70s. [T] They have written computer software to handle our sales records. [T] Hammond wrote a letter to his mother/wrote his mother a letter. [I] He writes well and is always a pleasure to read. To write is also to put letters, words, numbers, or symbols on a paper, screen, or other surface using a pen, pencil, keyboard (= the keys of a computer), etc.: [T] Please write your name on the dotted line. Someone whose job is to write creates articles, stories, or books to be published: [I] She writes for the New York Times. To write also means to express an idea or opinion in an article, book, etc.: [+ that clause] He writes that our highways are getting safer.
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