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sic definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: urge to attack someone; "The owner sicked his dogs on the intruders"; "the shaman sics sorcerers on the evil spirits" [syn: sic, set] adv
1: intentionally so written (used after a printed word or phrase)

Merriam Webster's

I. chiefly Scottish variant of such II. transitive verb also sick (sicced; also sicked; siccing; also sicking) Etymology: alteration of seek Date: 1845 1. chase, attack usually used as a command especially to a dog <sic 'em> 2. to incite or urge to an attack, pursuit, or harassment ; set <sicced their lawyers on me> III. adverb Etymology: Latin, so, thus more at so Date: circa 1859 intentionally so written used after a printed word or passage to indicate that it is intended exactly as printed or to indicate that it exactly reproduces an original <said he seed [sic] it all>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adv. (usu. in brackets) used, spelt, etc., as written (confirming, or calling attention to, the form of quoted or copied words). Etymology: L, = so, thus

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Carborundum Car`bo*run"dum, [Carbon + corundum.] A beautiful crystalline compound, SiC, consisting of carbon and silicon in combination; carbon silicide. It is made by heating carbon and sand together in an electric furnace. The commercial article is dark-colored and iridescent. It is harder than emery, and is used as an abrasive.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sic Sic, a. Such. [Scot.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sic Sic, adv. [L.] Thus. Note: This word is sometimes inserted in a quotation [sic], to call attention to the fact that some remarkable or inaccurate expression, misspelling, or the like, is literally reproduced.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

You write sic in brackets after a word or expression when you want to indicate to the reader that although the word looks odd or wrong, you intended to write it like that or the original writer wrote it like that. The latest school jobs page advertises a 'wide range (sic) of 6th form courses.'

Moby Thesaurus

abet, accurately, agitate, aid, catalyze, correctly, countenance, egg on, exhort, faultlessly, favor, flawlessly, goad, inspirit, instigate, just right, just so, perfectly, prick, prod, prompt, propel, properly, rightly, so, spur, straight


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