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Words at the tip of your tongue and language
« on: October 15, 2015, 03:22:25 PM »
Do you ever have those moments where you know a certain word you want to use to get a certain point across but that word just won't come out? 

Here's mine right now:  the word I'm looking for means to slowly direct someone...I can't even think/type right now...not direct.  To change someone's opinion or though or lead to a different idea.  Argh.  Something like that.


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Re: Words at the tip of your tongue
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2015, 03:38:04 PM »
Persuade? Sway? Coax? Cajole? Stockholm syndrome? Hehe



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Re: Words at the tip of your tongue
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2015, 12:12:44 AM »
Nope.  None of those.  I still haven't found that word!

Not dissuade either.  It's not really to change their mind but more like have them see/understand it differently. I think.



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Re: Words at the tip of your tongue
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2015, 12:11:09 PM »
Indoctrinate?



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Re: Words at the tip of your tongue
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2015, 03:46:00 PM »
manipulate... O0

haha...no.

Indoctrinate?

Nope.

It's a very smooth flowing word (I think).  Usually the word will come to mind but this has been the longest I've ever had a word on the tip of my tongue.



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Re: Words at the tip of your tongue
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2015, 12:46:45 AM »
No clue. I give up.



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Re: Words at the tip of your tongue
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2015, 09:49:12 AM »
How about provoke, instigate, guide, influence, generate, inspire, insinuate?



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Re: Words at the tip of your tongue
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2015, 01:52:22 PM »
Coerce?



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Re: Words at the tip of your tongue
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2015, 04:14:57 PM »
How about provoke, instigate, guide, influence, generate, inspire, insinuate?

That's the word.  I came across it earlier today while reading the news, came on here to say I found it, and I see that Trouble has listed it. Good job, Trouble!  O0 O0 O0

"insinuate evolved from the Latin word insinuare, meaning "wind one's way into"

I know, it's not even close to my previous thought of what the word means, but it happens often.  ::)




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Re: Words at the tip of your tongue
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2015, 04:45:00 PM »
Those were what came to mind with your descriptions of the word.   ;D



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Re: Words at the tip of your tongue
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2016, 09:55:23 PM »
This word is not at the tip of my tongue but it's a word that I suddenly found interesting.  It's the word, initiative. It's pronounced: i - ni - sha - tiv.  BUT...just today I pronounced it, i - ni - tia - tiv.  LOLOLOL!

I think I'm losing brain cells.  :idiot2:



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Re: Words at the tip of your tongue
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2016, 11:22:53 AM »
Do you ever have those moments where you know a certain word you want to use to get a certain point across but that word just won't come out? 

Here's mine right now:  the word I'm looking for means to slowly direct someone...I can't even think/type right now...not direct.  To change someone's opinion or though or lead to a different idea.  Argh.  Something like that.

Yup, that happens to me too.  I think it's knowing the word's meaning but not using it enough in practice so then when you need it, it doesn't come easily to you.



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Re: Words at the tip of your tongue
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2016, 05:52:11 PM »
And other times the words you use all the time slips from your mind too when you need them most, for some odd reason.  Sometimes I forget people's names that I see every day.  Memory loss.  Scary!



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Re: Words at the tip of your tongue
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2016, 06:16:40 PM »
Yup, that happens to me too.  I think it's knowing the word's meaning but not using it enough in practice so then when you need it, it doesn't come easily to you.

I actually use that word a lot.  It's just I don't write it out or read it often anymore so when I do write it and pronounce it as I write it, I'm like, oh...that's how you spell it?  And, it's not like I've never spelled it too.  It's such a common word so it's weird.

There are even times when I can say a word in my head and it sounds right but when I say it out loud, it does not sound right.  And, it's not that I can't say it.  It's just I haven't said it for so long so I've forgotten how to pronounce it.  If I could find that word, I'll share it. Right now my brain is cotton.

And other times the words you use all the time slips from your mind too when you need them most, for some odd reason.  Sometimes I forget people's names that I see every day.  Memory loss.  Scary!

Yes.  Insinuate is one of them...LOL.  But, now I will never forget it.  I've stamped it in.  I have a difficult time with people's names as well.  I hate introductions because one second after I hear their name, I forget it.  I wonder if it's anything they are putting in our water. hmm.



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Re: Words at the tip of your tongue
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2016, 01:09:44 PM »
The word that when I say it in my head it sounds different then when I say it out loud is, toward.

I think in general, that is just one funny looking and funny sounding word, now that I think about it.



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