Here is a list of phrasal verbs with example sentences.
To abide by a rule or custom is to respect or obey it.
- Everyone is required to abide by the laws of the land.
To account for something is to explain it.
- I hope you can account for your absence from work.
When things add up, they make sense.
- Your explanations just don’t add up.
To advise someone against something is to recommend that it should not be done.
- I advise against going out alone at night.
When you agree with someone you have the same opinion as them.
- I agree with your argument that education should be free.
To allow for something is to take that into consideration.
- We must allow for unexpected expenses along the way.
To appeal to someone is to make a request to them.
- He appealed to the court to reject the charges leveled against him.
If something appeals to you, you find it attractive or interesting.
- We have designs that appeal to a variety of tastes and needs.
To apply for a job is to make a formal request for that.
- I suggest you apply for that job
To back away is to move backwards in fear.
- When he saw the snake, he backed away in fear.