result


result
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noun
1 outcome/effect
ADJECTIVE
beneficial, encouraging, favourable/favorable, good, positive

the beneficial results of the reforms to the economy

For best results buy one of the more expensive brands.

acceptable, satisfactory

If you can't get satisfactory results on your own, remember that professional help is available.

catastrophic, disastrous, unfortunate
disappointing, poor

a series of disappointing financial results

The company blamed the poor results on bad weather.

mixed

He wrote and directed the movie, to very mixed results.

direct, indirect
net
end

The end result is a great album.

long-term, short-term

Here's how to get the best long-term results from your mutual funds.

final

When I showed my customer the final result he was thrilled.

overall

The overall result is impressive and persuasive.

inevitable, logical
predictable

It was the predictable result of their negligence.

expected

Sales were some 40% above this year's expected results.

amazing, dramatic, excellent, impressive, incredible, outstanding, spectacular, superior, surprising
lasting
desired

And did your intervention produce the desired result?

financial

He reviewed quarterly financial results.

interim

On March 4 the company announces its interim results.

second-quarter, third-quarter, etc.
search

the first page of search results

VERB + RESULT
deliver, have, produce, provide, yield

My interference had a rather unfortunate result.

achieve, get, obtain

This was not the result we had hoped to achieve.

announce, publish, release, report

Companies are required by law to report their financial results on a quarterly basis.

PREPOSITION
as a/the result

These actions were taken as a direct result of the strike.

with a/the result

Parking restrictions were lifted, with the result that the road is permanently blocked by cars.

2 desired effect
ADJECTIVE
concrete, tangible

We have yet to see any concrete results from the research.

VERB + RESULT
come up with, deliver, get, produce, provide, yield

Her commitment to excellence yields results.

give, show

When is all your effort going to show some results?

3 (often results) final position in a competition
ADJECTIVE
election, electoral, poll, referendum (esp. BrE)
sports (BrE)
football, racing, etc. (BrE)
inconclusive

the inconclusive election result

final

The final results saw Canada holding on to first over Italy.

official

We'll bring you the official results as soon as we get them.

VERB + RESULT
announce, read out

The announcer read out the results.

influence

He aimed at influencing the result of the presidential elections.

4 (BrE) (usually results) mark given for an examination
ADJECTIVE
encouraging, excellent, good
disappointing, poor
exam, examination, test
degree
A level, IELTS, etc.
VERB + RESULT
get, have

When do you get your exam results?

5 of an experiment, a medical test, an investigation, etc.
ADJECTIVE
early, initial, preliminary
interim
final

He expects to have final results later this year.

experimental, research, study
conclusive
clinical, lab (informal), laboratory, test, X-ray

Clinical results have been very encouraging.

survey
empirical, statistical
conflicting, contradictory, inconsistent, varying

Researchers have found conflicting results on the effects of the drug.

misleading

Such approaches may give misleading results.

inconclusive
encouraging, promising

The team has achieved promising results during testing.

significant

statistically significant results

negative, positive

Scientists tested 20 drugs, all with negative results.

abnormal

if a woman receives an abnormal result on a blood test

measurable

Measurable results are the key to motivation on any diet.

accurate, reliable
inaccurate

There are 3 ways to obtain more accurate results in cases such as this.

VERB + RESULT
await, wait for

The doctor is still waiting for my results.

get, have, receive

I haven't had the X-ray results yet.

find

We found some puzzling results.

observe
analyse/analyze, evaluate, interpret
review
achieve
deliver, generate, give, produce, provide, yield

Different labs will come up with different results.

The study produced inconclusive results.

announce, present, publish, release, report

They hope to publish their results next month.

confirm, verify

We ran the test again to verify the result.

affect, influence
bias, skew

That could bias study results.

RESULT + VERB
demonstrate sth, illustrate sth, reflect sth, reveal sth, show sth
imply sth, indicate sth, suggest sth

Preliminary results suggest that there is no cause for concern.

agree with sth, confirm sth, support sth
differ from sth

These results differ somewhat from those reported by previous studies.

provide sth

The results provide many insights into the mating rituals of these animals.

highlight sth

These results highlight the growing threat posed by this infection.

PREPOSITION
pending the result of

Work on the plan has been halted, pending the results of a judicial investigation.

result from

The results from various recent surveys were evaluated.

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verb
PHRASAL VERB
result in sth
ADVERB
inevitably

This move will inevitably result in the loss of a lot of jobs.

typically
conceivably, possibly, potentially

The charges could have potentially resulted in a death sentence.

not automatically (esp. BrE), not necessarily
easily

Complacency could easily result in tragedy.

quickly
eventually, finally, ultimately
VERB + RESULT IN
be certain to

the approach that is most certain to result in failure

be expected to, be liable to (esp. BrE), be likely to

Such measures are likely to result in decreased motivation of the workforce.

be unlikely to
Result is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑consequence, ↑damage, ↑error, ↑illness, ↑misunderstanding

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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