20 Advanced English Verbs For Total Fluency

Learn 20 advanced English verbs for total fluency.

Build your vocabulary and speak like a native with 20 advanced C1 & C2 level verbs for total English fluency.

This English lesson is useful for students studying for IELTS, TOEFL, CAE, and other English proficiency exams, as well as those looking to improve their written and spoken English. Impress your IELTS examination by using these advanced English verbs.

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20 Advanced English Verbs

So it’s an advanced English lesson. We’re taking 20 advanced verbs and showing you how you can improve your overall fluency by using some or hopefully all of these at some stage.

These verbs are quite advanced. They’re probably not verbs that you have used on a regular basis. So it might take a little bit of time, perhaps you might need to watch this lesson a couple of times and practise them, as always. When you practise more, then you will improve more.

Okay, so we’re going go through them one by one and give you a couple of examples.


Meaning: to express ideas or thoughts clearly and effectively


The politician was able to articulate his policy proposals in a way that resonated with voters.

The professor was impressed by how well the student was able to articulate her argument in the essay.


Meaning: to assess the value or quality of something


The manager evaluated the performance of each employee before deciding who he should promote.

The reviewer evaluated the book based on its content, writing style, and overall impact.


Meaning: to find a way to bring two conflicting ideas or beliefs into an agreement


The mediator helped the two parties reconcile their differences and reach a settlement in the divorce.

The student had to reconcile conflicting information in order to write an accurate research paper.


Meaning: to make an educated guess or hypothesis about something based on incomplete information


The scientist conjectured that there might be life on other planets based on the discovery of water on Mars.

The journalist conjectured that the company was hiding something based on its lack of transparency.


Meaning: to provide more detail or explanation on a topic


The author used examples to elaborate on the main theme of his book.

The teacher asked the students to elaborate on their answers to the question to ensure they fully understood the concept.

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Meaning: to draw a conclusion based on evidence or reasoning


The reader inferred the character’s motives from their actions in the story.

The scientists inferred the presence of a new planet based on its gravitational effects on nearby stars.


Meaning: to make predictions or estimates based on known information


The economist extrapolated future growth rates in the economy based on past trends.

The climatologist extrapolated future temperature trends based on current data.


Meaning: to draw out a response, information, or reaction from someone


The psychologist tried to elicit the patient’s feelings by asking about their childhood experiences.

The teacher used thought-provoking questions to elicit insightful answers from her students.


Meaning: to make something greater by adding to it; to increase or enhance


The company decided to augment their workforce by hiring more skilled employees.

The author augmented her book with additional chapters to address the latest developments in the field.


Meaning: to make a situation or problem worse or more severe


The heavy rainfall exacerbated the flooding in the low-lying areas.

His lack of sleep only served to exacerbate his anxiety before the exam.

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Meaning: to make a situation or problem better or more tolerable


The new healthcare initiative aimed to ameliorate the living conditions of the less fortunate.

Regular exercise and a healthy diet can ameliorate the symptoms of depression.


Meaning: to introduce new ideas, methods, or products; to create or do something in a new way


The company aims to innovate by developing cutting-edge technology in the renewable energy sector.

The artist decided to innovate by using unconventional materials in his sculptures.


Meaning: to gather, collect, or accumulate information or support


The researcher garnered data from multiple sources to support her thesis.

The presidential candidate garnered widespread support for his progressive policies.


Meaning: to strengthen or support someone or something


The manager took steps to bolster employees’ morale by implementing more flexible working hours.

The football manager decided to bolster his defence by signing two experienced defenders.

The government’s infrastructure investments bolstered the country’s economic growth.


Meaning: to reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; to lessen or diminish


As the storm abated, the rescue team was finally able to reach the stranded hikers.

The central bank’s measures helped abate inflation and stabilised the economy.

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Meaning: to agree or be in harmony with someone; to have the same opinion


The expert panel concurred with the findings of the research study.

After lengthy discussions, the committee members concurred on the proposed budget.


Meaning: to serve as a typical example of something; to illustrate by giving an example


The teacher used a simple experiment to exemplify the scientific principle.

The dedicated volunteer’s actions exemplified the spirit of community service.


Meaning: to make a story or description more interesting by adding extra details, often ones that are not true or only partly true


The tour guide embellished the story of the haunted house to entertain the visitors.

The artist embellished his life story to impress his audience.


Meaning: to continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success


Despite the numerous challenges she faced, Jane persevered with her research project.

The athlete persevered through the pain barrier and eventually completed the marathon.


Meaning: to make something less severe, serious, or painful


The government implemented new policies to mitigate the effects of climate change.

The company took steps to mitigate the risks associated with the project.

Okay, so you’ve got 20 advanced English verbs that you probably haven’t heard before. And I’ve given you two examples. 

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Okay, so this is Harry thanking you for watching, thanking you for persevering with this particular lesson. And remember, join me again for the next lesson.

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