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MISUSED ENGLISH WORDS > Aggravating, Irritating > Both, Each, Every > Continual, Continuous > Decided, Decisive > Existing, Extant > First, Second, Secondly > Good, Well > Human, Humane > Identity, Identification > Learn, Teach > Materialize, Appear > Negligence, Neglect > Observation, Observance > Prescribe, Proscribe > Relationship, Relation > Sewage, Sewerage > Transpire, Happen > Union, Unity > Visitant, Visitor > Show ALL


RESORT, RECOURSE, RESOURCE

Resort denotes "the act of going to some person or thing"; or "that which is resorted to or habitually visited."

Recourse means "resort for help or protection."

Resource denotes "something which is a source of help or support."


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Recourse, resource, resort.

"Recourse" means a turning to some one or something for help or protection: e.g. "To secure sleep he had recourse to a narcotic."

"Resource" means that which affords help or support: e.g. "A small pension is her only resourse," "His pecuniary resources were large.'

"Resort" is sometimes used in the sense of "recourse," and sometimes in that of "resource "; but in its specific meaning it is usually restricted to the sense of "a place much frequented ": e.g. "Newport is a fashionable resort in August."

MISUSED ENGLISH WORDS > Aggravating, Irritating > Both, Each, Every > Continual, Continuous > Decided, Decisive > Existing, Extant > First, Second, Secondly > Good, Well > Human, Humane > Identity, Identification > Learn, Teach > Materialize, Appear > Negligence, Neglect > Observation, Observance > Prescribe, Proscribe > Relationship, Relation > Sewage, Sewerage > Transpire, Happen > Union, Unity > Visitant, Visitor > Show ALL