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 for write
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Write \Write\, v. t. [imp. Wrote; p. p. Written; Archaic
     imp. & p. p. Writ; p. pr. & vb. n. Writing.] [OE. writen,
     AS. wr[imac]tan; originally, to scratch, to score; akin to
     OS. wr[imac]tan to write, to tear, to wound, D. rijten to
     tear, to rend, G. reissen, OHG. r[imac]zan, Icel. r[imac]ta
     to write, Goth. writs a stroke, dash, letter. Cf. Race
     tribe, lineage.]
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     1. To set down, as legible characters; to form the conveyance
        of meaning; to inscribe on any material by a suitable
        instrument; as, to write the characters called letters; to
        write figures.
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     2. To set down for reading; to express in legible or
        intelligible characters; to inscribe; as, to write a deed;
        to write a bill of divorcement; hence, specifically, to
        set down in an epistle; to communicate by letter.
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              Last night she enjoined me to write some lines to
              one she loves.                        --Shak.
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              I chose to write the thing I durst not speak
              To her I loved.                       --Prior.
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     3. Hence, to compose or produce, as an author.
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              I purpose to write the history of England from the
              accession of King James the Second down to a time
              within the memory of men still living. --Macaulay.
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     4. To impress durably; to imprint; to engrave; as, truth
        written on the heart.
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     5. To make known by writing; to record; to prove by one's own
        written testimony; -- often used reflexively.
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              He who writes himself by his own inscription is like
              an ill painter, who, by writing on a shapeless
              picture which he hath drawn, is fain to tell
              passengers what shape it is, which else no man could
              imagine.                              --Milton.
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     To write to, to communicate by a written document to.
     Written laws, laws deriving their force from express
        legislative enactment, as contradistinguished from
        unwritten, or common, law. See the Note under Law, and
        Common law, under Common, a.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Write \Write\, v. i.
     1. To form characters, letters, or figures, as representative
        of sounds or ideas; to express words and sentences by
        written signs. --Chaucer.
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              So it stead you, I will write,
              Please you command.                   --Shak.
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     2. To be regularly employed or occupied in writing, copying,
        or accounting; to act as clerk or amanuensis; as, he
        writes in one of the public offices.
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     3. To frame or combine ideas, and express them in written
        words; to play the author; to recite or relate in books;
        to compose.
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              They can write up to the dignity and character of
              the authors.                          --Felton.
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     4. To compose or send letters.
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              He wrote for all the Jews that went out of his realm
              up into Jewry concerning their freedom. --1 Esdras
                                                    iv. 49.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: produce a literary work; "She composed a poem"; "He wrote
           four novels" [syn: write, compose, pen, indite]
      2: communicate or express by writing; "Please write to me every
      3: have (one's written work) issued for publication; "How many
         books did Georges Simenon write?"; "She published 25 books
         during her long career" [syn: publish, write]
      4: communicate (with) in writing; "Write her soon, please!"
         [syn: write, drop a line]
      5: communicate by letter; "He wrote that he would be coming
      6: write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies" [syn:
         compose, write]
      7: mark or trace on a surface; "The artist wrote Chinese
         characters on a big piece of white paper"; "Russian is
         written with the Cyrillic alphabet"
      8: record data on a computer; "boot-up instructions are written
         on the hard disk" [syn: write, save]
      9: write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally
         accepted form of (a word or part of a word); "He spelled the
         word wrong in this letter" [syn: spell, write]
      10: create code, write a computer program; "She writes code
          faster than anybody else"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  190 Moby Thesaurus words for "write":
     adapt, arrange, assemble, author, book, bring to life, build,
     calendar, carve, cast, catalog, catch a likeness, chalk, chalk up,
     character, characterize, chart, check in, chronicle, coauthor,
     collaborate, communicate with, compose, compound, concoct,
     construct, copy, copy out, correspond, correspond with, create,
     cut, dash off, delineate, depict, describe, devise, diagram,
     docket, draft, draw, draw up, drop a line, edit, editorialize,
     elaborate, enface, engrave, engross, enroll, enscroll, enter,
     erect, evoke, evolve, exchange letters, express, extrude,
     fabricate, fashion, file, fill out, form, formulate, frame,
     free-lance, fudge together, get up, ghost, ghostwrite,
     give words to, grave, harmonize, hit off, impanel, incise, index,
     indite, inscribe, insert, instrument, instrumentate, jot, jot down,
     knock off, knock out, limn, list, log, make, make a memorandum,
     make a note, make a recension, make an adaptation, make an entry,
     make out, make up, manufacture, map, mark down, matriculate,
     mature, melodize, minute, mold, musicalize, notate, note,
     note down, novelize, orchestrate, outline, paint, pamphleteer,
     patch together, pen, pencil, picture, picturize, piece together,
     place upon record, poll, portray, post, post up, prefabricate,
     prepare, print, produce, push the pen, put down, put in writing,
     put on paper, put on tape, put to music, put together, put up,
     raise, rear, recense, record, reduce to writing, register, render,
     represent, revise, rewrite, rub, run up, scenarize, schematize,
     score, scratch, scrawl, scribble, scribe, scrive, scroll,
     send a note, set, set down, set forth, set to music, set up, shape,
     sketch, spill ink, spoil paper, superscribe, symbolize, tabulate,
     take a rubbing, take down, tape, tape-record, throw on paper,
     trace, trace out, trace over, transcribe, transpose, type,
     use the mails, videotape, whomp up, write down, write in,
     write out, write to, write up

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     1.  Unix's simple talk command and protocol.
     write has been largely superseded by talk and then irc.
     An enhancement, RWP, has been proposed.
     2.  A simple text editor for Windows.

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