wrote

verb

past tense and dialectal past participle of write

transitive verb

1
a
: to form (characters, symbols, etc.) on a surface with an instrument (such as a pen)
b
: to form (words) by inscribing characters or symbols on a surface
write one's name
c
: to spell in writing
words written alike but pronounced differently
d
: to cover, fill, or fill in by writing
wrote ten pages
write a check
2
: to set down in writing: such as
a
: draw up, draft
write a will
b(1)
: to be the author of : compose
writes poems and essays
(2)
: to compose in musical form
write a string quartet
c
: to express in literary form
if I could write the beauty of your eyesWilliam Shakespeare
d
: to communicate by letter
writes that they are coming
e
: to use or exhibit (a specific script, language, or literary form or style) in writing
write braille
writes French with ease
f
: to write contracts or orders for
especially : underwrite
write life insurance
3
: to make a permanent impression of
4
: to communicate with in writing
we'll write you when we get there
5
: ordain, fate
so be it, it is writtenD. C. Peattie
6
: to make evident or obvious
guilt written on his face
7
: to force, effect, introduce, or remove by writing
write oneself into fame and fortuneCharles Lee
8
: to take part in or bring about (something worth recording)
9
a
: to introduce (information) into the storage device or medium of a computer
b
: to transfer (information) from the main memory of a computer to a storage or output device
10
: sell
write a stock option

intransitive verb

1
a
: to make significant characters or inscriptions
also : to permit or be adapted to writing
b
: to form or produce written letters, words, or sentences
2
: to compose, communicate by, or send a letter
3
a
: to produce a written work
b
: to compose music

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past of write

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