name after: The street is named after a veteran politician.
narrow down: The judges have narrowed the finalists down to the last five
object to: I object to your casual comments about my hair.
obtain from: All this false information was obtained from the Internet.
operate on: The doctors had to operate on him immediately to save his life.
oppress by: Ethnic minorities had been oppressed by the occupying forces for years.
originate in: This crazy idea could only originate in your head.
outrage at: Women nationwide were outraged at his sexist remarks.
overcome by: His stammering was eventually overcome by speech therapy.
overrun by: The wasteland was overrun by rats.
overwhelm by: He was overwhelmed by the enthusiastic response.
part from: I had to part from Jill before the game ended.
partake of: The guests partook of the ample food available at the gathering.
participate in: Everyone present was encouraged to participate in the discussions.
pass in: He passes in his authorization card before leaving the office for the day.
pattern on: An ardent fan of Elvis Presley, he patterned his behaviour after his.
perpetrate about: They perpetrated all sorts of malicious rumours about him
persevere in: She persevered in her studies to achieve the result she had hoped for.
persist in: Why do many people persist in believing mistakenly that UFOs are alien spaceships?
petition for: Local residents petitioned for better bus services.
plead with: Jack pleaded with Jill not to leave her.
point at: It is not respectable to point at someone.
pray to: Every night the family prayed to God for good health and happiness.
predicate on: His success in his exams is predicated on his determination to succeed.
prefer to: I prefer red colour to any of the other colours for my car.
prepare for: How many of us prepare ourselves for every eventuality in life?
present to: They presented the best actress award to her before a live audience.
present with: They presented him with an outstanding achievement award.
preserve for: The large number of historical records is preserved for posterity.
preserve from: The tribe preserved corpses from decomposition by wrapping them in cloth.
prevent from: The new legislation was to prevent whistleblowers from being publicly identified.
price out: The dentist has priced himself out of business by charging too heavily for his services.
proceed with: The protesters were not allowed to proceed with their political speeches.
produce from: They produce wine from grapes.
prohibit from: Nowadays people are prohibited from smoking in many areas.
propose to: At the meeting, he proposed measures to enlarge the club membership.
protect from: The legislation is to protect public property from vandalism.
protest against: The demonstration was organized to protest against police brutality.
prove to: Prove to me what you said that you can make a rabbit disappear.
provide with: The evacuees were provided with tents, blankets, and other necessities.
provoke to: What he did is certain to provoke them to retaliate.
pry into: Continual prying into other people’s private affairs will get him into trouble soon.
punish for: The serial killer will be severely punished for his crimes.
purchase from: We purchased some statuettes from a souvenir shop at the tourist resort.
purge from: All dissidents were purged from the party.
qualify for: So far, only three teams have qualified for the finals.
quarrel about: No one knows what the twins are quarrelling about.
query about: The auditors queried the company’s accountants about their financial statement.
question about: The police questioned him about his whereabouts on the night of the murder.
rage about/against: Joe raged against the bureaucratic and corrupt system.
rail against/at: Mary has been railing against the unjust system.
range from: The bookstore is selling books at prices ranging from about $5 to $500.
rank as/with: His performances rank him as one of the top five players in the country.
rate as: He is generally rated as one of the best writers of this century.
reach for: He was shot dead by the police before he could reach for his gun.
react to: Her boss reacted favourably to her decision to resign.
read about/of: Have you read the latest news about a man with three eyes?
read in: I read that rags-to-riches story in a magazine.
read to: I used to read to you when you were a child.
rebel against: Those who rebelled against the government were captured and executed.
recommend to: I definitely recommend this book to those of you interested in raising hamsters.
recover from: Mrs. Dean has yet to recover fully from her husband’s death.
recuperate from: She went to stay with her daughter to recuperate from her operation.
refrain from: The nurse asked me to refrain from using my cell phone.
regard as: The team’s last performance was regarded as the best ever .
reign over: The king reigned over the country for many years.
release from: He was released unconditionally from police detention.
remove from: He was removed from office for sexual misconduct.
reply to: Why should I reply to those baseless allegations?
report on: His newspaper sent him to Africa to report on the situation in Zimbabwe.
reprimand for: He was reprimanded for his negligence in duty.
reproach for: The teacher reproached them for not completing their homework.
request for: She likes to request for songs to be played on some radio programs
rescue from: Dogs and cats were also rescued from the burning building.
reserve for: They reserved the three front rows of seats for VIPs.
respond to: His illness failed to respond to the treatment.
restrain from: Many times I had to restrain myself from arguing with her.
retire from: He retired from his job for health reason.
return to: She never returned to me or to anybody any of the books she borrowed.
reveal to: Jan never revealed her origins to anybody.
revenge on: Jane seems intent on revenging herself on her husband for his disloyalty.
revolt against: A revolt against the leadership in the party has broken out.
reward for: He was rewarded for providing information that led to the arrest of the culprit.
reward with: She rewarded me with a kiss.
rise from: From a distance, we could see smoke rising from chimneys.
rival in: Our best players simply cannot rival our opponents in stamina.
rob of: The bus was hijacked and the passengers were robbed of all their possessions.
root in: The plants were rooted firmly in the hard earth and it wasn’t easy to just pull them out.
rule on: The judge will shortly rule on who will get custody of the child.
rule over: The absolute ruler ruled over a large empire.
run for: The villagers ran for their lives when there was a sudden volcanic eruption.
rush through: The staff rushed through the paper work to meet the deadline.