1. write, compose, pen, indite, create verbally

usage: produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote four novels"

2. write, communicate, intercommunicate

usage: communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every week"

3. publish, write, create verbally

usage: have (one's written work) issued for publication; "How many books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books during her long career"

4. write, drop a line, correspond

usage: communicate (with) in writing; "Write her soon, please!"

5. write, communicate, intercommunicate

usage: communicate by letter; "He wrote that he would be coming soon"

6. compose, write, make, create

usage: write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"

7. write, trace, draw, line, describe, delineate

usage: mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is written with the Cyrillic alphabet"

8. write, save, record, tape

usage: record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written on the hard disk"

9. spell, write

usage: write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word); "He spelled the word wrong in this letter"

10. write, create by mental act, create mentally

usage: create code, write a computer program; "She writes code faster than anybody else"


1. written (vs. spoken), backhand, left-slanting, cursive, engrossed, graphic, graphical, in writing(predicate), handwritten, holographic, inscribed, longhand, scrivened, shorthand, scripted#1, written

usage: set down in writing in any of various ways; "written evidence"

2. written (vs. unwritten), codified, statute(predicate)

usage: systematically collected and written down; "written laws"

3. scripted (vs. unscripted), written

usage: written as for a film or play or broadcast

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