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something given or promised in order to improperly influence a person's conduct or decision
  • as a sop to the teachers' union for supporting his reelection campaign, the mayor promised to push for the abolition of the residency requirement

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Synonyms & Antonyms of sop (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to wet thoroughly with liquid
  • sopped the sponge with the detergent and began scrubbing the floor vigorously

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2 to make wet
  • my book fell in the swimming pool and was thoroughly sopped before I could fish it out

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3 to sink or push (something) briefly into or as if into a liquid
  • hesitant to sop his bread in gravy, no matter how delicious, at such a formal banquet

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The first known use of sop was before the 12th century

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“Sop.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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