Verbs that Indicate a Student's Comprehension


 

These verbs indicate that a student can recall knowledge.
 

reproduce state list
define identify quote
name match recite

 


These verbs indicate that a student comprehends the meaning of material.
 

describe paraphrase
interpret explain
rephrase give examples
represent illustrate
summarize convert
reword relate
translate depict

 


These verbs indicate that a student can apply the knowledge.
 

classify apply relate
employ compute predict
solve demonstrate utilize
discover present show

 


These verbs indicate that a student can organize the knowledge.
 

analyze diagnose distinguish
outline diagram conclude
discriminate determine separate
find infer dissect
examine reduce point out

 


These verbs indicate that a student can synthesize knowledge from parts.
 

combine compile revise expand
rewrite generalize theorize integrate
create design propose synthesize
rearrange develop modify write
invent extend conceive compose

 


These verbs indicate that a student can evaluate the suitability of knowledge for a particular purpose.
 

apprise conclude critique
judge assess deduce
weigh compare evaluate

 


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