GMAT® Idiom List

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Bring about
Complain about
Concerned about
Curious about
Excited about
Particular about
Think about
Wonder about
Worry about

Appear as
Employed as
Established as
Known as Regard as
Think of x as

Adept at
Dated at
Successful at

Connection between
Relationship between

Accompanied by
Amazed by
Awed by
Confused by
Encouraged by
Fascinated by
Followed by
Impressed by
Outraged by
Perplexed by
Puzzled by
Shocked by
Stunned by
Surprised by
x predates y by

Account for
Celebrated for
Compensate for
Criticize for
Endure for
Famous for
In return for
Known for
Last for
Look out for
Named for
Necessary for
Prized for
Recognized for/as

Responsible for
Strive for
Substitute x for y
Tolerance for
Wait for
Watch for

Apparent from
Away from
Defend from
Differ(ent) from
Far from
Protect from

Engage in
Enter into
Have confidence in
Insight into
Interest in
Result in
Succeed in/at
Take pride in

Appreciation of
At the expense of
Characteristic of
Command of
Composed of
Comprised of
Conceive of
Consist of
Convinced of
Devoid of
(Dis)approve of
In advance of
In awe of
In the hope(s) of
In recognition of
(In)capable of
Mastery of
Offer of
Predecessor of
Proponent of
Source of
Suspicious of
Take advantage of
Typical of
Understanding of
Variety of
With the exception of

Based on
Do research on
Draw (up)on

Dwell on
Elaborate on
Expend x on y
Expert on
Focus on
Influence on
Insist on
Reflect on
Rely on

Control over
Mull over
Power over

Allow x to do y
Alternative to
Attribute to
Attuned to
Averse to
Central to
Decrease to
Devoted to
Exclusive to
Flock to
Immune to
Impervious to
In contrast to
In order to
In relation to
Increase to
Listen to
Native to
Parallel to
Prefer x to y
Recommend x to y
Similar to
Subject to
Threat to
Try to
Unique to

Biased toward
Indifferent toward
Tendency toward

Associated with
Correlate with
Identify with
(In)consistent with
Preoccupied with
Simultaneously with
Sympathize with
(Un)familiar with

x is contrasted with y