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Definition of document verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    document

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    BrE BrE//ˈdɒkjument//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːkjument//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they document
    BrE BrE//ˈdɒkjument//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːkjument//
     
    he / she / it documents
    BrE BrE//ˈdɒkjuments//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːkjuments//
     
    past simple documented
    BrE BrE//ˈdɒkjumentɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːkjumentɪd//
     
    past participle documented
    BrE BrE//ˈdɒkjumentɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːkjumentɪd//
     
    -ing form documenting
    BrE BrE//ˈdɒkjumentɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɑːkjumentɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1document something to record the details of something Causes of the disease have been well documented. The results are documented in Chapter 3.
  2. 2document something to prove or support something with documents documented evidence
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin documentum ‘lesson, proof’ (in medieval Latin ‘written instruction, official paper’), from docere ‘teach’.Extra examples His exploits have been well documented by the national press. The 790s are one of the best documented decades in Anglo-Saxon history. The report accurately documented human rights abuses.
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