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(Entry 1 of 3)

an attitude that always favors one way of feeling or acting especially without considering any other possibilities
  • since taking a ply to French burgundies, he's hardly even looked at anything else in the wine store

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Synonyms of ply (Entry 2 of 3)

to bring to bear especially forcefully or effectively
  • she plied all of her charm and intelligence to convince everyone to volunteer as tutors

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Synonyms & Antonyms of ply (Entry 3 of 3)

to cause to twine about one another
  • two single yarns were plied together to get the fabric that smooth, firm feel

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The first known use of ply was in the 14th century

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“Ply.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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