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wrote

 (rōt)
v.
Past tense of write.

wrote

(rəʊt)
vb
the past tense of write

write

(raɪt)

v. wrote, writ•ten, writ•ing. v.t.
1. to trace or form (characters, letters, words, etc.), esp. on paper, with a pen, pencil, or other instrument or means: Write your name on each page.
2. to express or communicate in writing: He wrote that he would be visiting soon.
3. to communicate with by letter or note: I write her every week.
4. to fill in the blank spaces of (a printed form) with writing: to write a check.
5. to execute or produce by setting down words, figures, etc.: to write two copies of a letter.
6. to produce as a written message: to write a thank-you note.
7. to be the author or originator of; compose: to write a sonnet.
8. to impress the marks or indications of: Honesty is written on his face.
9. to transfer (data, text, etc.) from computer memory to an output medium.
10. to underwrite.
v.i.
11. to trace or form characters, words, etc., with a pen, pencil, or other instrument or means, or as a pen or the like does: He writes with a pen. My new pen writes beautifully.
12. to express ideas in writing.
13. to write a letter or letters, or communicate by letter: Write whenever you can.
14. to compose or work as a writer or author: to write for a living.
15. write down,
a. to set down in writing; record; note.
b. to direct one's writing to a less intelligent reader or audience: He writes down to the public.
16. write in,
a. to vote for (a candidate not listed on the ballot) by writing his or her name on the ballot.
b. to include in or add to a text by writing: Do not write in corrections on the galley.
c. to request something by mail: If interested, please write in for details.
17. write off,
a. to cancel (an unpaid or uncollectible debt).
b. to regard as worthless or irreparable; decide to forget: to write off a bad experience.
c. to amortize: The new equipment was written off in three years.
18. write out,
a. to put into writing.
b. to write in full form; state completely.
c. to exhaust the capacity or resources of (oneself) by excessive writing: another author who has written herself out.
19. write up,
a. to put into writing, esp. in full detail: Write up a report.
b. to present to public notice in a written description or account.
Idioms:
1. nothing (or something) to write home about, nothing (or something) worth one's notice: This place is nothing to write home about.
2. write the book, to be the originator or recognized authority: I'd trust their judgment about nuclear energy; they practically wrote the book.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English wrītan, c. Old Saxon wrītan to cut, write, Old High German rīzan, Old Norse rīta]
Translations

wrote

[ˈrəʊt] pt of writewrought-iron [ˌrɔːtˈaɪərn] adj [gate] → en fer forgé
References in classic literature ?
In the end he wrote a book which he called "The Book of the Grotesque.
I simply wrote down what of herself and myself and other people Antonia's name recalls to me.
Her most intimate friend at school had been one of rather exceptional intellectual gifts, who wrote fine-sounding essays, which Edna admired and strove to imitate; and with her she talked and glowed over the English classics, and sometimes held religious and political controversies.
His business, he wrote, would detain him in Sacramento some days longer.
Is it because, when the minister wrote his name in the book, the Black Man set his mark in that place?
He never wrote to them--that may have been selfish, but it was a part of the flattery of his trust of me; for the way in which a man pays his highest tribute to a woman is apt to be but by the more festal celebration of one of the sacred laws of his comfort; and I held that I carried out the spirit of the pledge given not to appeal to him when I let my charges understand that their own letters were but charming literary exercises.
The man, who had clearly been drinking, poured forth some abusive language, but he left off knocking the horses about, and taking the reins, got into his cart; meantime our friend had quietly taken a note-book from his pocket, and looking at the name and address painted on the cart, he wrote something down.
And so Teta Elzbieta laid the money on the table, and the agent picked it up and counted it, and then wrote them a receipt for it and passed them the deed.
If Benjamin Franklin wrote the Declaration of Independence, write Z in spaces 5 and 17.
After taking descriptive notes and drawing what they saw in Sketchy, they returned to the classroom and wrote stories from one of the tree's perspectives.
While he is deciding, Barry will keep himself busy writing a sequel to ``Peter and the Star Catchers,'' the well-received children's book he wrote with friend and writer Ridley Pearson.
Gloria Naylor's Mama Day (1988) was a strong influence for me right before I wrote The Between.