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English definition of “write”

write

verb [I/T] (CREATE)   /rɑɪt/ (past tense wrote  /roʊt/, past participle written  /ˈrɪt·ən/)
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 .
(Definition of write verb (CREATE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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