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Select the most appropriate synonym for the word given below:
Replenish
(a)waste
(b)consume
(c)deplete
(d)restore

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Last updated date: 20th Jun 2024
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Hint: Recall the meaning of each of the given options and choose the one which is the closest to the meaning of the given word or describes/expresses the given word best.
Complete answer: Synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language, for example, shut is a synonym of close.
In the given question, the word ‘replenish’ refers to ‘fill something that had previously been emptied, lessened or finished.’
Let us analyze the options given to us in this question:
Option (a), 'waste', refers to ‘spend thoughtlessly; throw away’.Therefore, option (a) is incorrect as its meaning is not synonymous to that of the given word ‘replenish’.
Option (b), ‘consume', refers to ‘use up (resources or materials)’.Therefore, option (b) is incorrect as its meaning is not synonymous to that of the given word ‘replenish’.
Option (c), ‘deplete', refers to ‘’.Therefore, option (c) is incorrect as its meaning is not synonymous to that of the given word ‘replenish’.
Option (d), ‘restore', refers to ‘return to its original or usable and functioning condition; return to life; get or give new life or energy’. Therefore, option (d) is correct as its meaning is synonymous to that of the given word ‘replenish’.

Note: If you don’t know the definition of the given word and have only used it in some given context previously, then use the given word in a sentence. Substitute the given word with each word in the options and choose the word which does not conflict with the context provided by the given word. Subject: English