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comply FORMAL

to act according to an order, set of rules or request:

But ethical behavior sometimes requires us to do more than just comply with laws …

He's been ordered to have the dog destroyed because it's dangerous, but he refuses to comply.

There are serious penalties for failure to comply with the regulations.


ring sth up

to record the money that has been paid by a customer by pressing buttons on a cash register.

After all, it wasn’t your fault that the cashier did not ring up the purchase price of the item.

I'm sorry, I've rung up the wrong amount.


mar - SLIGHTLY FORMAL

to spoil something, making it less perfect or less enjoyable

Your sterling reputation in the community as an ethical person would not be marred in the slightest.


Sadly, the text is marred by ________.

It was a really nice day, marred only by __________________.

I hope the fact that _________ won't mar your enjoyment of the evening.


Sadly, the text is marred by careless errors.

It was a really nice day, marred only by a little argument in the car on the way home.

I hope the fact that Louise isn't coming won't mar your enjoyment of the evening.


accordinglyFORMAL

in a way that is suitable or right for the situation

At the heart of ethical decision-making is determining whether you personally feel that a given decision is right or wrong, and acting accordingly.

When we receive your instructions we shall act accordingly.


be prone to sth/do sth

tending to suffer from an illness or show a particular negative characteristic:

As economists are prone to emphasize, there is no such thing as a “free lunch”.

I've always been prone to headaches.

He was prone to depressions even as a teenager.

She's prone to exaggerate, that's for sure.


-prone

suffixaccident-prone (= often having accidents)

injury-prone (= often getting injuries)


in the short run

at a time that is near in the future:

It's not a long term solution, but it will save money in the short run.

in the long run

at a time that is far away in the future:

It seems a lot of effort but I'm sure it's the best solution in the long run.


  • expense1[U] when you spend or use money, time or effort:

  • Jeannie… has just saved herself the cost of repairing the broken camera –at the expense of the discount firm.

    at the expense or inconvenience of others



2[C] something which causes you to spend money:

My biggest expense this year was ____________.

My biggest expense this year was the summer holiday.

We need to ____ ____ ____ (reduce) our expenses.


sign upto agree to become involved in an organized activity:

… having signed up for membership in the club …

She's signed up for evening classes at the community college.

sign up to do something


compensationmoney that is paid to someone in exchange for something that has been lost or damaged or for some inconvenience:

She received £40 000 ____compensation ____ a lost eye.

You should ______/______ compensation.(索赔)


nuisancesomething or someone that annoys you or causes trouble for you

Sellers are also often faced with so-called nuisance lawsuits.

I've forgotten my umbrella - what a nuisance!

It's such a nuisance having to rewrite those letters.

Local residents claimed that the noise was causing a public nuisance.


make a nuisance of yourselfto cause trouble or annoyance to other people


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