English Vocabulary for Opposite Verbs

Learn Verbs and Their Opposites in English

This is a lesson to help you learn common verbs and their opposites in English. There are eight learning methods for you to work through, including five different games and three different types of flashcard. At the end, there are three example sentences for each word.

Vocabulary Games for

The games and flashcards are currently set to test the following [wait...] words:

Table of Contents

  • Match-the-Pairs Game
  • Memory Game
  • Basic Flash Cards
  • Spell-the-Word Game
  • Multi-Choice Test
  • Learn with Hangman!
  • "Sentence" Flash Cards
  • "Missing Word" Flash Cards
  • Example Sentences

Match-the-Pairs Game

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  • Your mission is to match each picture with the correct word in as few a clicks as possible.
  • There are three pictures in each set, and there are sets to complete.
  • Click on your first square to start. Good luck!
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Memory Game

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  • Your mission is to pair pictures with their correct titles in as few a clicks as possible.
  • Click on a card to turn it. Next, try to find its partner by clicking on a second card. (If you fail to find a match with your second click, both cards will turn again.)
  • This is a memory game as well as a vocabulary-learning game.
  • Click on your first card to start. Good luck!
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Basic Flash Cards

Spell-the-Word Game

Spell the word represented by the picture.

Multi-Choice Test

Select the correct word or picture.

Learn with Hangman!

Hangman is a classic word game. In this version, the hidden word is one of the words from the "opposite verbs" category. Choose your first letter to start.
  • Guess the hidden word by choosing one letter at a time.
  • If you guess a letter in the hidden word, then all is good.
  • If you guess a letter that is not in the hidden word, then the hangman starts to build the gallows.
  • If the gallows are completed, you lose.
  • Good luck!
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Create Your Own Version of This Game

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"Sentence" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the word in a sentence.

"Missing Word" Flash Cards

Click on the box to see the missing word in a sentence.

Example Sentences

Here are 3 sentences for each of the following words from the "opposite verbs" category:
  • sit, sleep, stand, start, throw, wake up, walk, win, work, agree, answer, argue, ask, attack, build, buy, catch, close, cry, defend, destroy, enter, exit, finish, forget, hate, laugh, lose, love, open, play, pull, push, remember, run, sell, send, receive
sit

sit

  • She likes to sit in her favorite chair and read a book in the evenings.
  • The students sit quietly at their desks during the lesson.
  • He prefers to sit on the grass in the park and have a picnic.
sleep

sleep

  • After a long day, she likes to sleep soundly through the night.
  • The baby usually takes a sleep in the afternoon to recharge.
  • He needs to sleep early to be well-rested for his early morning job.
stand

stand

  • The soldiers stand in a straight line during the parade.
  • She asked him to stand beside her during the school assembly.
  • They patiently stand in line to buy tickets for the movie.
start

start

  • They start their day with a healthy breakfast.
  • The race will start as soon as the signal is given.
  • She will start her new job next week.
throw

throw

  • He can throw a baseball very far with precision.
  • She likes to throw a frisbee in the park with her friends.
  • They will throw a surprise party for her birthday.
wake up

wake up

  • He has to wake up early for school every morning.
  • She will wake up to the sound of her alarm clock.
  • They like to wake up and watch the sunrise on weekends.
walk

walk

  • They enjoy taking a long walk in the park on a sunny day.
  • She will walk the dog around the neighborhood every evening.
  • He can walk to school because it's not far from his house.
win

win

  • The team worked hard and managed to win the championship.
  • She was determined to win the spelling bee competition.
  • He will practice a lot to increase his chances of winning the race.
work

work

  • He has to work at the office from 9 to 5 every weekday.
  • She enjoys her job and finds work fulfilling.
  • They need to work together as a team to complete the project on time.
agree

agree

  • They agree on most things, which makes their friendship strong.
  • She will agree to help him with his homework if he asks nicely.
  • He hopes they can agree on a date for the family vacation.
answer

answer

  • He raised his hand to answer the teacher's question in class.
  • She will patiently answer all your questions about the project.
  • They eagerly wait for the phone to answer when calling their friend.
argue

argue

  • They tend to argue about small things, but they quickly make up.
  • She didn't want to argue with him, so she agreed to his suggestion.
  • He prefers to calmly discuss issues rather than argue with others.
ask

ask

  • She will ask her teacher for help if she doesn't understand a math problem.
  • He decided to ask his parents for permission to go on the school trip.
  • They should feel comfortable to ask questions when they don't know something.
attack

attack

  • The lion is known to attack when it feels threatened.
  • They had to defend themselves when a swarm of bees started to attack.
  • He will bravely attack the obstacle course during the competition.
build

build

  • They plan to build a new house on the empty lot next door.
  • She will build a sandcastle at the beach using her plastic bucket and shovel.
  • He wants to build a successful career in the tech industry.
buy

buy

  • She will buy a birthday gift for her friend from the toy store.
  • He needs to buy groceries for the week at the supermarket.
  • They decided to buy new furniture for their living room.
catch

catch

  • She can catch a ball easily because she practices with her friends.
  • He tried to catch the butterfly with his net, but it flew away.
  • They will play a game of tag and try to catch each other in the park.
close

close

  • He will close the door softly so as not to wake anyone in the house.
  • She forgot to close the window before it started raining.
  • They should remember to close the gate after they leave the backyard.
cry

cry

  • She might cry if her favorite toy gets lost.
  • He comforted his friend when she started to cry after watching a sad movie.
  • They will cry tears of joy when they reunite with their loved ones.
defend

defend

  • He will defend his team's goal as the goalkeeper during the soccer match.
  • She had to defend her opinion during the class debate.
  • They are always ready to defend their family from any danger.
destroy

destroy

  • The tornado can destroy houses and trees in its path.
  • She accidentally destroyed her artwork while trying to make changes.
  • He hopes to destroy the competition with his innovative product.
enter

enter

  • They need to enter the correct password to access their computer.
  • She will cautiously enter the dark room with a flashlight in hand.
  • He can't wait to enter the exciting world of the amusement park.
exit

exit

  • They will exit the building through the emergency exit in case of a fire.
  • She always remembers to exit the room and turn off the lights when she leaves.
  • He will exit the cinema after watching the movie with his friends.
finish

finish

  • She will quickly finish her homework so she can play outside.
  • They managed to finish the race despite the challenging terrain.
  • He wants to finish the puzzle before dinner time.
forget

forget

  • She tends to forget her umbrella on rainy days.
  • He will write down important tasks to avoid forgetting them.
  • They apologized for forgetting their friend's birthday.
hate

hate

  • She doesn't hate broccoli anymore after trying it with cheese.
  • He can't stand the taste of olives and truly hates them.
  • They hope to resolve their differences and no longer hate each other.
laugh

laugh

  • She couldn't help but laugh at the funny joke her friend told.
  • He loves to make people laugh with his humorous stories.
  • They all shared a hearty laugh together during the comedy show.
lose

lose

  • She felt disappointed when her team didn't lose the game.
  • He worked hard to improve his skills and never wanted to lose again.
  • They played a fair game and didn't mind if they lost as long as they had fun.
love

love

  • She has a deep love for animals and volunteers at the local shelter.
  • He will love the thoughtful gift she got him for his birthday.
  • They've been in love for many years and plan to get married soon.
open

open

  • She carefully used a can opener to open a can of soup for lunch.
  • He will open the mysterious-looking envelope to see what's inside.
  • They need to remember to open the windows to let fresh air into the room.
play

play

  • They like to play board games with their friends on weekends.
  • She can play the piano beautifully and enjoys sharing her music.
  • He wants to go outside and play with his favorite toy in the yard.
pull

pull

  • She will gently pull the rope to ring the bell at the door.
  • He needed to pull the heavy suitcase up the stairs at the train station.
  • They all worked together to pull the stuck car out of the mud.
push

push

  • She will carefully push the swing so her friend can enjoy the ride.
  • He has to push the button to open the automatic doors at the store.
  • They helped each other push the broken-down car to the side of the road.
remember

remember

  • She will write down her daily tasks to help her remember them.
  • He always remembers his grandmother's wise advice.
  • They fondly remember their childhood summers spent at the beach.
run

run

  • She can run fast, and she won the school race last week.
  • He enjoys going for a run in the park every morning to stay fit.
  • They raced each other to see who could run to the finish line first.
sell

sell

  • She will set up a lemonade stand to sell refreshing drinks on a hot day.
  • He plans to sell his old toys at the garage sale to make some money.
  • They opened an online store to sell handmade crafts and artwork.
send

send

  • She will send a birthday card to her friend who lives far away.
  • He used his phone to send a text message to let them know he'd be late.
  • They will use email to send important documents to their clients.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.