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English definition of “write”


verb     /raɪt/ (wrote, written)
[I or T] to put letters , numbers or symbols on a piece of paper or a computer screen , using a pen , pencil or keyboard : Write your name and address on the form . The negative figures were written in red .
[I or T] to create a document in order to supply information or communicate with someone: He wrote a letter of complaint to the Customer Services Department . A report written by the finance committee made several cost-cutting recommendations . written communication / confirmation / statement
[T] (also write sth out) to put all the necessary information on a form : They wrote me a cheque for $5,000 in compensation .
[T] INSURANCE to provide insurance : The bank does not write its own insurance but offers building and contents cover through a third party .
[T] IT to record data in the memory of a computer or a disk : write sth to sth The file failed to write to disk because it was too large .
[T] IT to create a computer program : The computer package was specially written for market research purposes .
(Definition of write verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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