sense

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sense is part of the Basic English 850.
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sense is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
sense

Pronunciation[change]

Homophones[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
sense

Plural
senses

  1. Sense is any basic ability or understanding.
    She has a great sense of fashion.
    She uses good sense when choosing her friends.
    Why did you do that?! Where's your common sense?!

Verb[change]

Plain form
sense

Third-person singular
senses

Past tense
sensed

Past participle
sensed

Present participle
sensing

  1. Sense is the ability to understand a situation or emotions.
    I sensed you were upset before you said anything.
    I sense you don't want to be with me.
    Do I sense a chance for success in your game plan?