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writeverb

uk   /raɪt/ us   /raɪt/ wrote, written or old use writ
A1 [I or T] to make marks that represent letters, words, or numbers on a surface, such as paper or a computer screen, using a pen, pencil, or keyboard, or to use this method to record thoughts, facts, or messages: When you fill in the form, please write clearly/legibly in black ink. [+ speech] "I hope to see you next Saturday," she wrote. Why not write (down) your ideas on a piece of paper before you start?
A2 [I or T] to send a letter or message to someone, giving them information or expressing your thoughts or feelings: She hasn't written to me (US also written me) recently. [+ two objects] I wrote my sister a letter. [+ to infinitive] My mother wrote to give me details about the party. [+ -ing verb] The travel company has written giving information about the trip.
[T] also write sth out to put all the information that is needed on a document: Please will you write (out) your name and address in full. [+ two objects] I wrote him a cheque for £50.
B1 [T] to create and record something, such as a book, poem, song, or computer program, on paper or on a computer: She writes children's books/poems. Adam designed and wrote the software. He wrote music for films and TV shows. The book is very well written.
B1 [I] to have the job of creating books, stories, or articles that will be published: She writes for a national newspaper.
[+ that] to say something in a book, newspaper, magazine, or document: In the article, he writes that the problems in the refugee camps are getting worse.
[I] specialized computing to record information in the memory of a computer: There was a problem writing to the disk in the A drive.

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(Definition of write from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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writeverb [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.
(Definition of write from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"write" in Business English

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writeverb

uk   /raɪt/ us   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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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