SET 1

advanceспособствовать; приближать, ускорять; продвигаться
pursueпреследовать, продолжать, заниматься; искать, добиваться
attend toобращать внимание; уделять внимание
assetимущество; средства; активы; ценное качество, вклад
priorityприоритет
undergoподвергаться, испытывать, переносить
fosterпоощрять, воспитывать, благоприятствовать
triggerинициировать, вызывать, дать начало
tangibleматериальный, ощутимый, осязаемый
feasibleвозможный, осуществимый, выполнимый, вероятный

PREPOSITIONS

  1. success in
  2. threat to
  3. prospect of
  4. tension over
  5. regardless of
  6. paradox for 
  7. renege on
  8. belonging to
  9. option for
  10. opportunities for 
  11. approach to
  12. account for
  13. basis for
  14. contribute to 
  15. attend to
FLASHCARDS
SYNONYMS

SET 2

resort toобращаться за помощью к, прибегать к
extensionрасширение, продолжение, удлинение, распространение
vulnerableуязвимый, ранимый
substantial существенный, значительный, важный
benevolentблаготворительный, доброжелательный
stymieзагнать в угол, ставить в тупик, безвыходное положение
combatвести бой, сражаться, бороться
capacityвместимость, мощность, способность, объем
promoteспособствовать, поощрять, продвигать, стимулировать
amplifyувеличивать, расширять; усиливать

PREPOSITIONS

  1. resort to
  2. in response to
  3. demands for 
  4. answer to 
  5. suffer from 
  6. relative to 
  7. owing to 
  8. benefit from 
  9. deal with 
  10. restrict to
FLASHCARDS
SYNONYMS
SET 3
deterудерживать, останавливать
apparentlyпо-видимому, очевидно, вероятно
unprecedentedбеспрецедентный
incentiveстимул, побуждение
implicationсмысл, значение, подтекст
exposeподвергать, показывать
embraceвключать, заключать в себе, охватывать
resilienceстойкость, жизнеспособность
robustкрепкий, сильный, устойчивый
shiftменять, изменять, перемещать

PREPOSITIONS

  1. a reduction in
  2. central to
  3. implication for 
  4. reaction to 
  5. expose to
  6. shelter from
  7. at any rate
  8. revert to
  9. exemplify by
  10. response to 
  11. at a pace
  12. critical for
  13. credited with 
  14. accuse of
  15. at the level
FLASHCARDS
SYNONYMS
SET 4
mitigateсмягчать, уменьшать
enhanceповышать, усиливать, увеличивать
disruptразрушать, срывать, разрывать
restrictограничивать, держать в определённых пределах; сводить к 
scrutinyизучение, исследование, внимательный осмотр
diversifyразнообразить, варьировать
emergenceпоявление, возникновение
undermineподрывать, разрушать
erodeразрушать, разъедать, размывать
boostфорсировать, повышать, стимулировать, ускорять

PREPOSITIONS

  1. to some extent
  2. depend on 
  3. support for 
  4. rely on
  5. with regard to
  6. access to
  7. incentive for
  8. emphasis on 
  9. increase in
  10. strain on 
FLASHCARDS
SYNONYMS
SET 5
anticipateожидать, предвосхищать, предчувствовать
concessionуступка
postponeоткладывать, отсрочивать
determine определять, устанавливать
rejectотвергать, отклонять
crucialрешающий, ключевой, критический
complianceсогласие, соблюдение, соответствие
abandon отказываться от, оставлять, покидать
reluctant вынужденный, неохотный
enforcement приведение в исполнение

PREPOSITIONS

  1. obstacle to 
  2. consequences for
  3. in particular
  4. change for the better
  5. reasons for
  6. benefits of
  7. relate to 
  8. acceptable to
  9. focused on
  10. compliance with
  11. disregard for
  12. succeed in
  13. invest in 
  14. sanctions for
  15. on the grounds
FLASHCARDS
SYNONYMS
SET 6
eventually в конечном счете
enduring прочный, продолжительный
deriveполучать, происходить, вытекать
distinctive отличительный, особый, характерный
conformсоответствовать, подчиняться
overlapping перекрывающий(ся); частично совпадающий
superimpose накладывать, впечатывать
convergeсходиться в одной точке, сосредоточиваться
envisage предусматривать, предвидеть, намечать
secure гарантировать, укреплять, обеспечивать (безопасность)

PREPOSITIONS

  1. emerge from 
  2. lead to
  3. subordination to 
  4. derive from 
  5. date from 
  6. conform to
  7. worthy of
  8. motive for
  9. accompanied by 
  10. problems for
  11. model on
  12. respect for
  13. interference in
  14. integrate into
  15. squabble over
FLASHCARDS
SYNONYMS
SET 7
cloutвлияние, авторитет, мощь, вес
profound глубокий, основательный, фундаментальный
impact воздействие, влияние
bolsterподдерживать, укреплять
insulateотделять, обособлять, изолировать
pivotal основной, центральный, кардинальный
facilitateсодействовать, способствовать, облегчать, продвигать
evolveразвивать, развертывать
stance позиция, установка
reinforceукреплять, усиливать, подкреплять

PREPOSITIONS

  1. grapple with 
  2. under pressure
  3. an impact on
  4. faced with
  5. insulated against 
  6. respond to
  7. at scale
  8. praise for
  9. discriminate against 
  10. integral to
  11. give rise to 
  12. at risk
  13. commitment to
  14. vision for 
  15. stance on

VOCABULARY NOTES 1
advance
способствовать; приближать,
ускорять; продвигаться
definition
to move or go forward; proceed; to increase in quantity, value, price; to improve or make progress; to grow or rise in importance, status

synonyms
move forward, proceed, go forward, continue, progress

collocations
advance [with caution, carefully, slowly]
advance in [your career, in the company]
advance through [time, the years, generations]
advance [humanity, society, the nation, your career][failed, efforts] to advance (the) [negotiations, talks]
advance the [understanding, development, cause] of
pursue
преследовать,
продолжать,
заниматься;
искать, добиваться
definition
to follow in order to overtake; to strive to gain; seek to attain or accomplish

synonyms
follow, track, engage, participate

collocations
to pursue a goal
to pursue an aim/objective
to pursue a policy 
to pursue a career
attend to
обращать внимание; 
уделять внимание
definition
pay attention to; take seriously; to deal with somebody/something

synonyms
assist, take care of, look after

collocations
attend to [business, the matter at hand]
(have) [business] to attend 
to attend to the needs
asset
имущество; средства; активы; ценное качество, вклад
definition
a useful or valuable quality, item

synonyms
belongings, holding, property, aid, benefit, resource, service

collocations
[public, private] assets
[digital, capital, real, total, net] assets
is a [liquid, fixed, variable] asset
is [an important, an essential, a valuable] asset (to)
an asset of the [public, people, company]
[allocate, invest, protect, insure, liquidate, sell off] your assets
has [a number, many] assets
priority
приоритет
definition
status established in order of importance or urgency 

synonyms
precedence

collocations
should be treated as a priority
should be considered a priority
your [number one, top] priority
it is your [number one] priority to [go, pick up, find, complete] this [project, assignment, task]
is your [number one] priority
make it your [number one] priority
it is a priority to [ensure, provide, get]
is of the [utmost, highest] priority
has never been a priority
undergo
подвергаться,
испытывать,
переносить
definition
to be subjected to; experience; pass through, to endure;
sustain; suffer

synonyms
to experience; to endure; sustain; suffer

collocations
undergo [a procedure, an operation]
is undergoing [treatment, therapy, surgery] (for)
has undergone a major [change, breakup, move]
undergo (further) [training, testing, renovation, development]
has undergone (extensive) [training]
undergo (additional) [scrutiny, examination, screening]
undergo [starvation, deprivation, hardships]
foster
поощрять,
воспитывать, благоприятствовать
definition
to promote the growth or development of; further; encourage

synonyms
promote , encourage , cultivate, advance , nurture

collocations
foster a [child, dog]
[woman, family] who fosters [children, orphans]
foster the [creation, development, growth] of
foster and [promote, encourage, support]
foster a sense of [responsibility, pride]
is fostering (a sense of) resentment
foster [negative, destructive] thoughts
trigger
инициировать,
вызывать,
дать начало
definition
to initiate or precipitate; put in motion or move to act

synonyms
cause, generate, produce, prompt, provoke, activate, incite

collocations
trigger the [alarm]
triggers [asthma, allergies]
[can, may] trigger the [symptoms, disease]
triggered by [stress, poor diet]
triggered to [produce, release, send]
triggered the [development, creation, invention] of
trigger the [collapse, destruction] of the [company, organization, empire, government]
tangible
материальный,
ощутимый,
осязаемый
definition
that can be touched, definite; not vague; clear

synonyms
material, physical, substantial, touchable, concrete, visible, observable

collocations
tangible [goals, targets, objectives]
make a tangible [improvement, difference, contribution]
[have, calculate, sell] tangible assets
present tangible [evidence, proof]
[reach, set] a tangible goal
the goal [seems, looks] tangible
feasible
возможный,
осуществимый, выполнимый,
вероятный
definition
capable of being done, effected, or accomplished, probable; likely

synonyms
possible, doable, achievable, attainable, practicable, workable

collocations
it is (not) feasible to [have, use, provide]
it is (not) feasible for them to [have]
is (not) feasible for [many, some]
is not feasible for [investment, travel]
is not feasible at present
[is, seems, would be] perfectly feasible
it’s technically feasible, but
VOCABULARY NOTES 2
resort to
прибегать,
обращаться
definition
to have recourse for use, help, or accomplishing something, often as a final available option or resource

synonyms

recourse, recur

collocations
to resort to warresort to [drastic, emergency] measures
resort to [violence, killing]
(without) resorting to dirty [tricks, play]
extension
расширение,
продолжение,
удлинение,
распространение
definition
an act or instance of extending, lengthening, stretching out, or enlarging the scope of something

synonyms
lengthening, enlargement, prolonging, augmentation, expansion, increase, protraction

collocations
a [loan, credit, payment, mortgage] extension
[asked, applied] for a [loan] extension
[an assignment, an essay, a project, a homework] extension
an extension of the deadline
an extension of six [weeks, months, days]
the [bank, government] has [granted, approved] an extension
vulnerable
уязвимый,
ранимый
definition
capable of being wounded or hurt physically or emotionally; open to or defenseless against criticism or moral attack; open to assault; difficult to defend

synonyms
unprotected, defenseless, exposed, susceptible, sensitive, liable, subject 

collocations
vulnerable [patients, residents, families, children]
vulnerable [groups, sections, areas, property]
are vulnerable to [floods, disasters, attacks]
have been left vulnerable by the [decision, storm]
found themselves in a vulnerable [position, situation]
have become [increasingly] vulnerable
amongst the most vulnerable areas
the most vulnerable in [society, the area]
substantial 
существенный,
значительный,
важный
definition
of a considerable size or value, having wealth or importance, sufficient and nourishing

synonyms
considerable, ample, abundant, plentiful, sizable, large-scale, consequential, important

collocations
a substantial [number, amount, quantity] (of)
has a substantial amount of [food, money, ammunition]
a substantial [decrease, fall, growth, rise] (in)
a substantial [decrease] in [interest, profits, price, value]
the [army, enemy, forces] suffered substantial losses
the [market, company, organization] reported substantial [profits, losses]
is substantial in terms of [size, number, impact]
is substantial [against, compared to]
benevolent
благотворительный, доброжелательный
definition
characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings; intended for benefits rather than profit

synonyms
generous, altruistic, kindly, charitable, beneficent, compassionate, sympathetic

collocations
a benevolent smile
gifts from benevolent alumnia
benevolent attitude
a benevolent institution
stymie
загнать в угол,
ставить в тупик, безвыходное положение
definition
to block or prevent from proceeding or going forward

synonyms

impede, obstruct, hamper, block

collocations
stymie growing protests
stymie access
stymie the career
combat
вести бой,
сражаться, бороться
definition
to fight or contend against;oppose vigorously

synonyms
oppose, resist, contend with, do battle with, counter

collocations
combat crime, problem, drug, pollution, inflation, terrorism, threat, unimployment, abuse, desease, effects, racism
capacity
вместимость,
мощность,
способность, объем
definition
the maximum amount or number that can be contained;volume; the power or ability of the mind; mental ability, ability to perform, yield, or withstand

synonyms
ability, capacity, skill, aptitude, facility, competence, faculty, capability, potential, inclination

collocations
a maximum capacity of [40,000] [people, guests]
the capacity is [limited, restricted] to [40,000]
the capacity has been [extended, boosted, increased] to
is full to capacity
is at full capacity
has the capacity to [provide, meet, produce, make]
[mental, emotional, cognitive] capacities
the [child’s, student’s] capacity to [learn, improve]
promote
способствовать, поощрять, продвигать, стимулировать
definition
encourage; to advance in rank or position; to aid in organizing 

synonyms
material, physical, substantial, touchable, concrete, visible, observable

collocations
promoted from [assistant, manager]
promoted to [manager, CEO]
promote (good) health (and wellbeing)
promote a [positive, healthy, better]
promote the [development, interests, growth, health] of
promote economic [growth, development] (in)promote [awareness, understanding, acceptance, openness]
promote [the event, a concert, his movie]
amplify
увеличивать, расширять; усиливать
definition
to make larger, greater, or stronger

synonyms
enlarge, extend, increase, intensify, raise, expand , magnify, inflate, enlarge, augment

collocations
amplify creativity, energy, positive attitudes, enrollment
VOCABULARY NOTES 3
deter
удерживать, останавливать
definition
to discourage or restrain from acting or proceeding

synonyms
hinder, hamper, impede, inhibit, curb, prevent, forestall

collocations
(to) deter [trespassers, thieves, burglars]
(to) deter [speeding, theft, vandalism]
apparently
по-видимому, очевидно,
вероятно
definition
as far as can be known or supposed; obviously; clearly

synonyms
seemingly, evidently, allegedly, supposedly, presumably 

collocations
apparently, it is [going, supposed] to [rain, storm, snow] 
was apparently an [accident, suicide, murder]
apparently it was an [accident]
apparently, we’re not [allowed, going, supposed] to
unprecedented
беспрецедентный
definition
without previous instance; never before known/ experienced

synonyms 
uncommon, unique , unusual, unexampled, unparalleled

collocations
an unprecedented decision
an unprecedented [display, performance] (of)
an unprecedented [social, sporting, political] event
an unprecedented [rise, fall, growth, increase, decrease] (in)
an unprecedented [level, extent, degree] of [CO2, lead, unemployment]
unprecedented [personal, economic, financial] growth
unprecedented in [modern, human, political] terms
incentive
стимул, побуждение
definition      
a positive motivational influence; an additional payment (or other remuneration) to employees as a means of increasing output

synonyms
motivation, motive, stimulus

collocations
a [financial, cash, tax] incentive
a [little, strong] incentive (to)[tax]
incentives for [creating, employing, reducing]
an incentive to [make, help, get, keep]
offer their [employees, workers]
an incentive (to)an investment incentive
incentives for [people, companies, citizens]
incentives and rewards
implication
смысл,
значение,
подтекст
definition          
inferred, deduced or entailed 

synonyms
consequence, result, ramification, outcome, repercussions, effects

collocations
political implications
to consider the implications of 
the implications of the theory
expose
подвергать, показывать
definition
to lay open to danger, attack, or harm; to present to view;exhibit

synonyms
uncover, reveal, disclose; display, exhibit 

collocations
expose your [skin, face, eyes] to the sun
expose to [high, low, freezing] temperatures
the [politician, student, teacher] was exposed to [ridicule, criticism]
exposed to [the elements, bad language]
embrace
включать,
заключать в себе, охватывать
definition
to accept or adopt willingly; to include or contain

synonyms
adopt, follow, support, include, enclose, encompass 

collocations
embrace the [idea, thought, concept, words, philosophy] of
embrace [change, diversity]
embrace [technology, the modern world, the new way of life, their culture]
resilience
стойкость, жизнеспособность
definition
the ability of a person to adjust to or recover readily from illness, adversity, major life changes; the ability of a system or organization to respond to or recover readily from a crisis, disruptive process

synonyms
flexibility, strength, stamina, adaptability

collocations
[tough, strong, weak, no, little] resilience
[extreme, great, remarkable] resiliencethe
resilience of [workers, consumers, the economy, a nation]
resilience to [trauma, setbacks, attacks, shocks]
[build up, develop, improve, boost] resilience
resilience to [high temperatures, extreme pressure]
robust
крепкий,
сильный, устойчивый
definition
strong and healthy; hardy; vigorous

synonyms
sturdy, tough, dynamic, powerful 

collocations

a robust [method, framework]
a robust approach towardsa
robust [system, program, version]
a robust economy
robust [growth, expansion, health]
shift
менять,
изменять, перемещать
definition
to put aside/ replace; change or exchange, to transfer from one place, position, person, etc., to another 

synonyms

modify, vary, adjust, alter 

collocations

shift your [position, opinion] on
shift sides to 
shift your [thinking, perspective, ideas]
shifting towards [greater, higher, better] [communism, the left]
shift away from the [noise, flash]
shift the [burden, blame, responsibility, burden, emphasis]
VOCABULARY NOTES 4
mitigate
смягчать, уменьшать
definition
to lessen in force or intensity; make less severe

synonyms
alleviate, relieve, diminish, decrease, reduce

collocations
to mitigate punishment 
to mitigate penalty 
to mitigate risks 
to mitigate losses 
to mitigate competition 
to mitigate the effect
to mitigate the loss 
enhance
повышать, усиливать, увеличивать
definition
to increase the value, attractiveness, or quality of;improve

synonyms
intensify,boost, magnify, amplify, strengthen

collocations
enhance the [quality, performance] of
enhance the [understanding, awareness] of
enhance the security of the [building, country, school]
enhance the [taste, flavor, appeal] of
enhance communication [between, within, among]
disrupt
разрушать, срывать, разрывать
definition
to cause disorder or turmoil in, to interrupt the normal operation of

synonyms
interfere with, intrude on, obstruct, meddle, breach

collocations
    
disrupt the [meeting, conversation, peace, proceedings]    
disrupt the [progress, growth, development] of    
disrupted the lives of [millions, the residents]
restrict
ограничивать, держать в определённых пределах; сводить к 
definition
to keep within limits, as of space, action, amount

synonyms
restrain , curb, confine, limit, contain

collocations
restrict [access, entry, imports] to [the web, the internet, websites, sites]
[access] was restricted to [members, professionals, ex-students]
[access] was restricted by [management, IT, the organizers]
restrict movement
scrutiny
изучение, исследование, внимательный осмотр
definition
a searching and careful examination or investigation

synonyms
inspection, check, audit, survey, observation, probe 

collocations

under the [government’s, public’s, regulator’s, interviewer’s, panel’s] scrutiny
under the (close) scrutiny of the [government]
[examine, review, inspect] under formal scrutiny
[actions, movements, dealings] are under (close) scrutiny
diversify
разнообразить, варьировать
definition
to give or increase variety, to expand (a business or product line) by manufacturing a larger variety of different products 

synonyms
vary, expand, broaden, branch out, change, stretch, diverge

collocations
to diversify the assortment 
to diversify the economy 
to diversify risks 
to diversify production
to diversify the base 
emergence
появление, возникновение
definition
the appearance of new properties or species in the course of development or evolution

synonyms
appearance, rise, inception, birth, beginning, start 

collocations

emergence of a tendencyemergence from a recession emergence of many new nations
undermine
подрывать, разрушать
definition
to weaken or destroy by degrees, to attack by indirect, secret, or hidden means

synonyms
sabotage, subvert, overthrow, damage, threaten, destroy, ruin, compromise  

collocations
undermine [authority, position, confidence, health]          
undermine [efforts, hard work, the progress made]          
undermine the [structure, foundations, formation]
erode
разрушать, разъедать, размывать
definition
to cause to be destroyed by slowly using up or disintegrating, to disappear gradually

synonyms
crumble, decay, corrode, waste, ravage, spoil

collocations

erode differences 
erode enemy forces 
erode power
erode public support
erode sovereignty 
erode stability
boost
форсировать, повышать, стимулировать, ускорять
definition
to increase; raise

synonyms

aid, promote, lift, expand, enlarge, intensify, escalate

collocations
to boost prices, economy, salaries, morale 
VOCABULARY NOTES 5
anticipate
ожидать,
предвосхищать, предчувствовать,
опасаться
definition
to realize or feel beforehand; foresee

synonyms
expect, predict 

collocations
to anticipate success [happy solution, favourable decision]
to anticipate a failure [a refusal, a disaster] 
concession
уступка
definition
the act of yielding, as a right, a privilege, or a point or fact in an argument

synonyms
negotiation, compromise, granting, yielding

collocations
won [some, important, several] concessions
[refuses, unwilling, not willing] to make any concessions
[demand, seek] further concessions
postpone
откладывать,
отсрочивать
definition
to put (something) off to a later time

synonyms
delay, put off, defer, suspend 

collocations
postpone [the meeting, the match, your vacation, his decision]
postponed due to [illness, vacations, the weather]
determine 
определять,
устанавливать
definition
to conclude or figure out, to settle, resolve, or decide 

synonyms
define, decide, outline

collocations
to determine a position,
to determine a dispute,
determine the quantity  
reject
отвергать,
отклонять
definition
to refuse to have, take, use, recognize; to refuse to accept or admit

synonyms
refuse, decline

collocations
to reject smb.’s demand 
to reject an idea, an offer 
crucial
решающий,
ключевой,
критический
definition
of highest, greatest, or most critical importance

synonyms
critical, key, vital, pivotal, essential, fundamental, decisive

collocations
it is crucial that you [don’t forget, go, remember]
is crucial for [success, understanding]
was crucial in [preparing, determining, preparing]
…played a crucial role in
[proved, turned out] to be crucial
compliance
согласие
definition
conformity; accordance

synonyms
obedience, observance, submission

collocations
[total, complete, full] compliance
[demands, ensures, requires] compliance (with)[regulatory, corporate, environmental] compliance
[achieve, determine] compliance (through)
in [full] compliance with the [rules]
compliance with the [rules, plan, standards, regulations]
abandon 
отказываться от, оставлять,
покидать 
definition
to leave completely and finally; to give up; withdraw from

synonyms
cast aside, depart, surrender, cancel 

collocations
to abandon a right
to abandon a theory 
to abandon hope
reluctant  
вынужденный,
неохотный
definition
unwilling; not inclined to do something, marked by hesitation 

synonyms
hesitant, disinclined, unenthusiastic, opposed, adverse, uncertain 

collocations
reluctant [members, supporters, students, readers] (of)
received the reluctant [support, acceptance, approval] of
was reluctant to [go, leave, take, accept, do, offer]
enforcement 
приведение в исполнение
definition
the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to

synonyms
implementation, administering, execution, fulfilling, forcing

collocations

[law, regulations, security, police] enforcement
[local, state, national] law enforcement
[full, total, complete, strict, effective] enforcement of the law
the enforcement of [sanctions, penalties, bans]
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eventually 
в конечном счете
definition
at the very end; finally 

synonyms
finally; ultimately

collocations
(it) eventually [led to, resulted in, caused]
was eventually [elected, chosen, wounded]
eventually [won, stopped, crashed]
enduring 
прочный,
продолжительный
definition
lasting; permanent

synonyms
long-standing, constant, consistent, ongoing 

collocations
enduring [freedom, prosperity, peace]
the enduring [legacy, vision, power] of
derive
получать,
происходить,
вытекать
definition
to receive or obtain from a source or origin; produce

synonyms
stem from, originate in, arise from

collocations
derive [benefit, satisfaction, pleasure] (from)
derives its meaning from [Greek, the context, your tone]
derive [conclusions, results] (from, about)
distinctive 
отличительный,
особый,
характерный
definition
serving to distinguish; characteristic

synonyms
typical, particular, unique, individual, special, different

collocations
distinctive in [quality, appearance, shape]
a distinctive [smell, flavor, taste]         
distinctive features/ characteristics of
conform
соответствовать,
подчиняться
definition
to act in accordance or agreement; comply

synonyms
obey, adhere, fulfill, satisfy 

collocations
conform to [the norm, the status quo, society]
conform to [expectations, requirements, regulations]
conform to (certain) [social norms, conventions, rules]
conform to someone else’s [ideas, ideals]
overlapping 
перекрывающий(ся);
частично
совпадающий
definition
to have something in common or come together partly with

synonyms
coinciding, superimposed, projecting

collocations
overlapping ages/ counties/ sectors/ routes
superimpose 
накладывать,
впечатывать
definition
to put, place, or set over or on something else

synonyms
cover, overlay

collocations
superimpose conditions
superimpose one image on another superimpose a map on 
converge
сходиться
в одной точке, сосредоточиваться
definition
to tend to meet at a point; to develop toward a common result

synonyms
merge, assemble, concentrate, focalise, meet

collocations
converge schedules
converge to strong conclusions
envisage 
предусматривать,
предвидеть,
намечать
definition
to imagine happening; visualize; envision

synonyms
foresee, predict, anticipate, envision, forecast 

collocations
envisage [difficulties, issues, problems]
envisage [a scenario, the circumstances, a situation]
secure 
гарантировать,
укреплять,
обеспечивать
(безопасность)
definition
to make certain of; ensure; make safe; obtain

synonyms
gain, attain, acquire, assure, protect

collocations
secure the [victory, win]
secure the [position, niche, title]
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clout
влияние,
авторитет,
мощь,
вес
definition
strong influence; having a superior or more favorable position

synonyms
leverage, might, power 

collocations
have considerable clout in the [committee, department, organization]
wield/ pull/ carry/ hold a lot of clout
profound 
глубокий,
основательный, фундаментальный
definition
of the greatest intensity; complete; relatively deep or strong; affecting one deeply

synonyms
deep, extensive, total, intense

collocations
a profound [sense, feeling, state] of
have a profound [impact, influence, effect] (on)
raise profound [questions, concerns] (about)
impact 
воздействие,
влияние
definition
influence, as the force carried by a new idea, etc.

synonyms
effect, influence, ramifications, result, consequence

collocations
a [positive, negative, adverse] impact
have a [big, huge, small, noticeable] impact
bolster
поддерживать,
укреплять
definition
support, or uphold

synonyms
reinforce, strengthen, underpin, boost

collocations
bolster confidence/ career/ theory
insulate
отделять,
обособлять,
изолировать
definition
to place in an isolated situation or condition; segregate; set apart

synonyms
separate, single out

collocations
insulate from the region’s political problems
insulate children from painful experiences
pivotal 
основной,
центральный, кардинальный
definition
of vital or critical importance

synonyms
crucial, central, principal, critical, essential 

collocations
a pivotal [point, moment] 
a pivotal [figure, influence] in
[played, had] a pivotal role (in)
pivotal to [success, the deal]
facilitate
содействовать, способствовать, облегчать,
продвигать
definition
make something easier or more likely to happen

synonyms
promote, simplify, assist

collocations
facilitate the [growth, development, trade, use] (of)
facilitate [access, communication, learning, understanding]
evolve
развивать, развертывать
definition
come forth gradually into being; develop

synonyms
develop, unfold, expand, elaborate

collocations
evolved [independently, separately]
continues to evolve
evolve at a rapid pace
stance 
позиция,
установка
definition
a mental or emotional position or opinion taken with respect to something

synonyms
attitude, position, opinion, viewpoint, standpoint, perspective

collocations
take a stance on the issue
[social, political, economic] stance 
take an aggressive stance towards/ against
take a proactive stance towards
reinforce
укреплять, усиливать, подкреплять
definition
to make more forceful or effective; strengthen; support

synonyms
strengthen, support, underpin, fortify

collocations
reinforce the [idea, notion, concept]
reinforce feelings/ opinion/ judgment