Business and Professional Communication words and their meaning with example sentences

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  • Agree
  • Assist
  • Attend
  • Discussion
  • Contact
  • Performance
  • Coordinate
  • Schedule
  • Recruit
  • Documentation

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Agree

Verb

Meaning: When someone shares the same idea, opinion, and suggestion with you.

Synonyms: 

  • Accept
  • Consent (to)
  • Admit

Antonyms:

  • Deny
  • Oppose
  • Disagree

Example Sentences

  1. I agreed to the terms of employment and responsibilities of my new job.
  2. My boss did not agree on opening a daycare center in the office.   

Paragraph 

Selena belongs to a very poor family. She hardly has any money to provide food and good education for her kids. Thus, we all friends agreed to help her financially. 

Wrong Sentences 

  1. Her parents agreed my marriage proposal. (Correct word: accepted)
  2. I have hit her and I agree my mistake. (Correct word: admit) 

Assist

Verb

Meaning: To help or give support to someone 

Synonyms: 

  • Aid
  • Help
  • Facilitate

Antonyms:

  • Hinder
  • Obstruct
  • Block

Example Sentences

  1. I assist my mother in daily household chores.
  2. My manager assisted all the new hires to understand their job tasks. 

Paragraph 

It was my first time participating in a speech competition. I was feeling very nervous about my performance. Hence, my teacher assisted me in preparing my speech.

Wrong Sentences 

  1. He assisted in raising a huge amount of money. (Correct word: helped)
  2. The government assisted the flood victims by setting up relief camps. (Correct word: facilitated) 

Attend

Verb

Meaning: To go to an event, meeting, or function or listen attentively.

Synonyms: 

  • Show up
  • Appear (at)
  • Visit

Antonyms:

  • Absent
  • Ignore
  • Neglect

Example Sentences

  1. All my close friends attended my wedding ceremony.
  2. My husband does not attend to my financial needs.

Paragraph

Since you are a new employee in our company, thus you require training to get started. You must attend all the meetings to learn everything about your job role and work requirements. 

Wrong Sentences 

  1. I appeared the musical concert yesterday. (Correct word: attended)
  2. A senior doctor visited the COVID-19 patient. (Correct word: attended) 

Discussion

Noun

Meaning: To openly talk about something in detail with another person or group.

Synonyms: 

  • Analysis
  • Debate
  • Dialogue

Antonyms:

  • Silence
  • Give in
  • Ignore

Example Sentences

  1. After a deep discussion with the doctor about my mother’s health condition, I admitted her to the hospital.
  2. Yesterday, the topic of discussion in the classroom was global inflation.

Paragraph

I was going through a very hard time in my life. My husband lost his job and we were in a financial crisis. But after a deep discussion with the bank manager about loans, I felt relieved.

 Wrong Sentences 

  1. The teacher asked us to watch the presidential discussion as an assignment. (Correct word: debates)
  2. Peaceful countries prefer discussion over wars to resolve conflicts. (Correct word: dialogue) 

Contact

Verb

Meaning: To get in touch or communicate with someone to give or receive information.

Synonyms

  • Connect
  • Interact
  • Communicate

Antonyms:

  • Avoidance
  • Disconnect
  • Detach

Example Sentences

  1. The manager will contact all the shortlisted candidates tomorrow.
  2. For further information, you must contact their official website.

Paragraph

Peter is a good friend of mine but his bad habits irritate me a lot. This time he stole all my money and was not sorry about it. Hence, we have decided to break the friendship and never contact each other in the future.

Wrong Sentences 

  1. Do you have internet contact? (Correct word: connection)
  2. My assistant contacted my manager. (Correct word: communicated) 

Performance

Noun

Meaning: The act of doing a task successfully

Synonyms: 

  • Conduct
  • Work
  • Execution

Antonyms:

  • Inefficiency
  • Neglect
  • Unfulfillment

Example Sentences

  1. She was awarded an Oscar for her great performance in the film.
  2. He was fired from the company due to his bad job performance.

Paragraph

My kid has been doing very well in academics. He has been securing the first position in the class since last year. Hence, the principal has promoted him to the next class due to his good performance. 

Wrong Sentences 

  1. We failed to achieve our goal because there was a problem in the performance of the plan. (Correct word: execution)
  2. Due to his bad performance with other employees, he was fired. (Correct word: conduct)

Coordinate

Verb

Meaning: To work with someone to meet a goal.

Synonyms: 

  • Harmonize
  • Synchronize
  • Organize

Antonyms:

  • Disorganize
  • Disturb
  • Disorder

Example Sentences

  1. Coordinate with my assistant, he’ll let you know about my meeting schedule.
  2. I was coordinating with my manager for this advertising campaign.

Paragraph

The company has not been performing well. There is no communication and goal clarity among the employees. Hence, the workers should coordinate with each other for better results.

Wrong Sentences 

  1. My boss asked me to communicate with the sales department for this project. (Correct word: coordinate)
  2. The driver was talking with the rider to reach the pickup location. (Correct word: coordinating)

Schedule

Verb

Meaning: To decide or plan an event or activity at a particular time.

Synonyms: 

  • Plan 
  • Arrange
  • Organize

Antonyms:

  • Disorganize
  • Haphazard
  • Disorder

Example Sentences

  1. My assistant will schedule a meeting with you in the next slot.
  2. The doctor has scheduled the next appointment in the coming week.

Paragraph

We are planning to hire a designer and a writer for our company. We need creative and talented people for this position. Hence, I have scheduled interviews with two candidates for this job role. 

Wrong Sentences 

  1. We have scheduled a birthday party for you. (Correct word: arranged)
  2. My mother has scheduled a surprise for her little daughter. (Correct word: planned)

Recruit

Verb

Meaning: To get new people to join the company or a group

Synonyms

  • Hire
  • Enroll
  • Employ

Antonyms:

  • Fire
  • Reject
  • Dismiss

Example Sentences

  1. My company is recruiting fresh graduates for training programs.
  2. The army was recruiting more minorities into the forces. 

Paragraph

Our company is full of lazy and irresponsible workers. Due to poor management, they have been unable to meet their goals. Hence, we want to recruit fresh employees to improve the company’s work productivity. 

Wrong Sentences 

  1. Two new students have been recruited in the semester. (Correct word: enrolled)
  2. I was recruited as a manager in the company. (Correct word: hired)

Documentation

Noun

Meaning: An official set of legal documents that provides information

Synonyms: 

  • Evidence
  • Proof
  • Statement

Antonyms:

  • Disproof
  • Invalidate
  • Unauthentic

Example Sentences

  1. He couldn’t win the case in court because he didn’t have original property documentation.
  2. The college administration asked me to bring supporting documentation for admission.

Paragraph

My husband took away all the property from me illegally. Unfortunately, I could not prove my possession in court because I had misplaced my legal documentation.

Wrong Sentences 

  1. The hiring manager issued official documentation about my retirement from the company. (Correct word: statement)
  2. We need you to bring your documentation of residence to court. (Correct word: proof )

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