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When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures, Heaven cannot impoverish your state.
Xun Zi

Meaning of "impoverish" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD IMPOVERISH

From Old French empovrir, from povrepoor.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF IMPOVERISH

impoverish  [ɪmˈpɒvərɪʃ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF IMPOVERISH

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Impoverish is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb impoverish in English.

WHAT DOES IMPOVERISH MEAN IN ENGLISH?

impoverish

Poverty

Poverty is general scarcity or dearth, or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. Absolute poverty or destitution refers to the deprivation of basic human needs, which commonly includes food, water, sanitation, clothing, shelter, health care and education. Relative poverty is defined contextually as economic inequality in the location or society in which people live. After the industrial revolution, mass production in factories made production goods increasingly less expensive and more accessible. Of more importance is the modernization of agriculture, such as fertilizers, to provide enough yield to feed the population. The supply of basic needs can be restricted by constraints on government services such as corruption, tax avoidance, debt and loan conditionalities and by the brain drain of health care and educational professionals. Strategies of increasing income to make basic needs more affordable typically include welfare, economic freedoms, and providing financial services. Poverty reduction is a major goal and issue for many international organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank. The World Bank estimated 1.

Definition of impoverish in the English dictionary

The definition of impoverish in the dictionary is to make poor or diminish the quality of. Other definition of impoverish is to deprive of fertility.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO IMPOVERISH

PRESENT

Present
I impoverish
you impoverish
he/she/it impoverishes
we impoverish
you impoverish
they impoverish
Present continuous
I am impoverishing
you are impoverishing
he/she/it is impoverishing
we are impoverishing
you are impoverishing
they are impoverishing
Present perfect
I have impoverished
you have impoverished
he/she/it has impoverished
we have impoverished
you have impoverished
they have impoverished
Present perfect continuous
I have been impoverishing
you have been impoverishing
he/she/it has been impoverishing
we have been impoverishing
you have been impoverishing
they have been impoverishing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I impoverished
you impoverished
he/she/it impoverished
we impoverished
you impoverished
they impoverished
Past continuous
I was impoverishing
you were impoverishing
he/she/it was impoverishing
we were impoverishing
you were impoverishing
they were impoverishing
Past perfect
I had impoverished
you had impoverished
he/she/it had impoverished
we had impoverished
you had impoverished
they had impoverished
Past perfect continuous
I had been impoverishing
you had been impoverishing
he/she/it had been impoverishing
we had been impoverishing
you had been impoverishing
they had been impoverishing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will impoverish
you will impoverish
he/she/it will impoverish
we will impoverish
you will impoverish
they will impoverish
Future continuous
I will be impoverishing
you will be impoverishing
he/she/it will be impoverishing
we will be impoverishing
you will be impoverishing
they will be impoverishing
Future perfect
I will have impoverished
you will have impoverished
he/she/it will have impoverished
we will have impoverished
you will have impoverished
they will have impoverished
Future perfect continuous
I will have been impoverishing
you will have been impoverishing
he/she/it will have been impoverishing
we will have been impoverishing
you will have been impoverishing
they will have been impoverishing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would impoverish
you would impoverish
he/she/it would impoverish
we would impoverish
you would impoverish
they would impoverish
Conditional continuous
I would be impoverishing
you would be impoverishing
he/she/it would be impoverishing
we would be impoverishing
you would be impoverishing
they would be impoverishing
Conditional perfect
I would have impoverish
you would have impoverish
he/she/it would have impoverish
we would have impoverish
you would have impoverish
they would have impoverish
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been impoverishing
you would have been impoverishing
he/she/it would have been impoverishing
we would have been impoverishing
you would have been impoverishing
they would have been impoverishing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you impoverish
we let´s impoverish
you impoverish
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to impoverish
Past participle
impoverished
Present Participle
impoverishing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH IMPOVERISH


amateurish
ˈæmətərɪʃ
barish
ˈbɛərɪʃ
bearish
ˈbɛərɪʃ
boorish
ˈbʊərɪʃ
cleverish
ˈklevərɪʃ
empoverish
ɪmˈpɒvərɪʃ
feverish
ˈfiːvərɪʃ
garish
ˈɡɛərɪʃ
gibberish
ˈdʒɪbərɪʃ
harish
ˈhɛərɪʃ
lickerish
ˈlɪkərɪʃ
liquorish
ˈlɪkərɪʃ
liverish
ˈlɪvərɪʃ
Moorish
ˈmʊərɪʃ
nightmarish
ˈnaɪtˌmɛərɪʃ
ogrish
ˈəʊɡərɪʃ
quicksilverish
ˈkwɪksɪlvərɪʃ
quiverish
ˈkwɪvərɪʃ
sourish
ˈsaʊərɪʃ
squarish
ˈskweərɪʃ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE IMPOVERISH

impostumate
impostumation
impostume
imposture
imposturous
impot
impotence
impotency
impotent
impotently
impotentness
impound
impoundable
impoundage
impounder
impoundment
impoverished
impoverisher
impoverishment
impower

WORDS THAT END LIKE IMPOVERISH

bitterish
bounderish
buccaneerish
cavalierish
cherish
copperish
flapperish
Irish
loaferish
Micawberish
muckerish
niggerish
pantherish
perish
pokerish
Quakerish
ratherish
schoolmasterish
tigerish
waterish
winterish

Synonyms and antonyms of impoverish in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «IMPOVERISH»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «impoverish» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of impoverish

Translation of «impoverish» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF IMPOVERISH

Find out the translation of impoverish to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of impoverish from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «impoverish» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

使贫困
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

empobrecer
570 millions of speakers

English

impoverish
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

साधनहीन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

افقار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

обедняют
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

empobrecer
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নি: স্ব করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

appauvrir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Miskin
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verarmen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

貧しくする
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가난하게 하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Impoverish
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

suy nhược
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வறுமைப்படுத்தும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

दुर्बल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

zayıflatmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

impoverire
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zubożyć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

збіднюють
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sărăci
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φτωχύνει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verarm
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

utarma
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fattigere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of impoverish

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «IMPOVERISH»

The term «impoverish» is regularly used and occupies the 62.619 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «IMPOVERISH» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «impoverish» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «impoverish» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about impoverish

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2 QUOTES WITH «IMPOVERISH»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word impoverish.
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Woodrow Wilson
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
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Xun Zi
When you concentrate on agriculture and industry and are frugal in expenditures, Heaven cannot impoverish your state.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «IMPOVERISH»

Discover the use of impoverish in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to impoverish and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Thieves of Homes: Or, Habits That Impoverish - Primary ...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
J. M. Anspach, 2013
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Syntactic Structures and Morphological Information
Hence I propose to use a different constraint type, which I call IMPOVERISH according to the impoverishment rules from Halle and Marantz (1993): (33) IMPOVERISH [+Nom][+Acc] / [+Nom -3][+Acc +3] This means that, no [+Nom][+ Acc] affix ...
Uwe Junghanns, Luka Szucsich, 2003
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The Reports of Sir Creswell Levinz
INFORMATION against them, for that they with information divers others of the Brewers of London did sactiously „rc* „°" and unlawfully assemble themselves, and conspire to ing r> Sf4«wV. impoverish ihe Excisemen, and made Orders, That ...
Great Britain. Court of King's Bench, Sir Creswell Levinz, Thomas Vickers, 1802
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The Reports of Sir Creswell Levinz, Knt. Late One of the ...
INFORMATION against vthem, for that they with Information divers others of the Brewers oi London did sactioufly °*c*, , ot fav- and unlawfully assemble themselves, and conspire to ing si SMru'ij. impoverish ihe .excisemen, and made Orders, ...
Sir Creswell Levinz, William Salkeld, Esq. Thomas Vickers, 1793
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The Best Test Preparation for the MAT: Miller Analogies Test
FRAGMENT : ASSEMBLE :: IMPOVERISH : (a. enrich, b. money, c. egocentric, d. humble) The first thing to do is establish the relationship between the given words. What is the relationship between FRAGMENT and ASSEMBLE. We know that ...
Heather Craven, Marc Davis, Mitchel Fedak, 2005
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An Exhibit of the Losses Sustained at the Office of Discount ...
The King against Eccles, 1 Leech's Crown Cases 274, (decided in 1783); the first count charged, that the defendant with divers • other persons, to the jurors unknown, "wickedly and by indirect means, intending to impoverish one H. Booth, and ...
Robert Goodloe Harper, James A. Buchanan, James W. McCulloh, 1823
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Leaves from My Chinese Scrapbook
Now, the craziness of one person is not sufficient to impoverish a whole family; that of a single family is not suflicient to impoverish a whole village; nor that of a village to impoverish a state, nor that of a state to impoverish the whole empire.
Frederic Henry Balfour, 2013
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A Summary of the Law Relative to Pleading and Evidence in ...
year of the reign of our sovereign lord George the fourth, at the parish aforesaid, in the county aforesaid, unlawfully, and wickedly contriving to injure, oppress, impoverish, and defraud one J. N., then and there unlawfully, knowingly, and falsely ...
John Frederick Archbold, 1822
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Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)
They shall starve the towns: "They shall impoverish thy fenced cities" (and what fence is there against poverty, when it comes like an armed man?), "those cities wherein thou trustedst to be a protection to the country." Note, It is just with God to  ...
Matthew Henry
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The Poetry of He Zhu (1052-1125): Genres, Contexts, and ...
Notes: 493-1/ This line is a consolidated version of Ouyang Xiu's 1046 statement that “It is not that poetry can impoverish a person; it must be that one is impoverished and only then becomes good [at poetry].”86 493-2/ Ouyang Xiu took the ...
Stuart Howard Sargent, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «IMPOVERISH»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term impoverish is used in the context of the following news items.
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Part III: helping North Korea find a better self interest- Daily NK
... to weaken or topple a despicable regime, but often they simply impoverish the population of the targeted country without toppling the regime. «Daily NK, Jul 15»
2
Divergent Views Trail Kwara's New Internal Revenue Regime …
A resident, Alhaji Yunus Abdullahi said that,"the government is just trying to impoverish the people of the state on the move to introduce new ... «THISDAY Live, Jul 15»
3
allAfrica.com: Zimbabwe: When Cheap Alibis Make Bad Managers
They impoverish already poor nations. This is what a protester said of Greece after adoption of the austerity pill by parliament: "Greece is being ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
4
Amazon guilty of antitrust violations? - Lexology
... the interests of America's readers, impoverish the book industry as a whole, damage the careers of (and generate fear among) many authors, ... «Lexology, Jul 15»
5
Who should pay the price of clean energy? - LA Times
... of people and impoverish scores of communities. Those working for coal's demise envision a “just transition” from carbon to clean energy that ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
6
ESEA Reauthorization: A Certain Gnashing of Teeth - Top …
... a proposition that constitutes the premise that underpins all of the top-performing systems—the idea that the United States will not impoverish ... «Education Week, Jul 15»
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Labour will accept some Tory cuts, says Harman
“I will not vote for policies that impoverish more of our families and children“, the Hayes and Harlington MP said. “Families are suffering enough” ... «Celebrity Cafe - Entertainment News, Jul 15»
8
How the Blockchain Can Help Authors Guild Fight Piracy - Bitcoinist …
“Amazon has used its dominance in ways that we believe harm the interests of America's readers, impoverish the book industry as a whole, ... «Bitcoinist.net, Jul 15»
9
Some harsh truths for Germans, Greeks, and Europeans …
... to impoverish Europe finally admit defeat and declare that they would have succeeded if it hadn't been for the Greeks and their pesky Alexis. «Open Democracy, Jul 15»
10
The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Tuesday, July 14
... the interests of America's readers, impoverish the book industry as a whole, damage the careers of (and generate fear among) many authors, ... «PC Advisor, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Impoverish [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/impoverish>. Jul 2020 ».
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