to
[tə, tʊ, tuː]
PREPOSITION
  1. expressing motion in the direction of (a particular location).
    "walking down to the shops" ·
    "my first visit to Africa" · "we're going to a party"
    • expressing location, typically in relation to a specified point of reference.
      "forty miles to the south of the site" ·
      "place the cursor to the left of the first word"
    • expressing a point reached at the end of a range or after a period of time.
      "a drop in profits from £105 m to around £75 m" ·
      "from 1938 to 1945"
    • BRITISH
      (in telling the time) before (the hour specified).
      "it's five to ten"
  2. approaching or reaching (a particular condition).
    "Christopher's expression changed from amazement to joy" ·
    "she was close to tears"
    synonyms:
    in the direction of · to · toward · so as to approach · so as to near ·
    on the way to · on the road to · en route for · in the vicinity of
    antonyms:
    away from
    • expressing the result of a process or action.
      "smashed to smithereens"
    • governing a phrase expressing someone's reaction to something.
      "to her astonishment, he smiled"
  3. identifying the person or thing affected by or receiving something.
    "you were terribly unkind to her" ·
    "they donated £400 to the hospice" · "I am deeply grateful to my parents"
  4. identifying a particular relationship between one person and another.
    "he is married to his cousin Emma" ·
    "he's economic adviser to the president"
    • used in various phrases to indicate how something is related to something else (often followed by a noun without a determiner).
      "made to order" ·
      "a prelude to disaster"
      synonyms:
      to · per · every · each
    • indicating a rate of return on something, for example the distance travelled in exchange for fuel used.
      "my car only does ten miles to the gallon"
    • mathematics
      (to the)
      indicating the power (exponent) to which a number is raised.
      "ten to the minus thirty-three"
  5. indicating that two things are attached or linked.
    "he had left his dog tied to a drainpipe" ·
    "they are inextricably linked to this island"
  6. concerning or likely to concern (something).
    "a threat to world peace" ·
    "a reference to Psalm 22:18"
  7. used to introduce the second element in a comparison.
    "the club's nothing to what it once was"
  8. placed before a debit entry in accounting.
INFINITIVEMARKER
  1. used with the base form of a verb to indicate that the verb is in the infinitive.
    • expressing purpose or intention.
      "I set out to buy food" ·
      "I am going to tell you a story"
    • expressing an outcome or result.
      "she was left to die" ·
      "I managed to escape"
    • expressing a cause.
      "I'm sorry to hear that"
    • indicating a desired or advisable action.
      "I'd love to go to France this summer" ·
      "the leaflet explains how to start a course"
    • indicating a proposition that is known, believed, or reported about a specified person or thing.
      "a house that people believed to be haunted"
    • (about to)
      forming a future tense with reference to the immediate future.
      "he was about to sing"
    • after a noun, indicating its function or purpose.
      "a chair to sit on" ·
      "something to eat"
    • after a phrase containing an ordinal number.
      "the first person to arrive"
  2. used without a verb following when the missing verb is clearly understood.
    "he asked her to come but she said she didn't want to"
ADVERB
  1. so as to be closed or nearly closed.
    "he pulled the door to behind him"
    synonyms:
    secure · secured · fastened · tight · firmly fixed · stuck · jammed ·
    immovable · unbudgeable · stiff · closed · shut · to
    antonyms:
ORIGIN
Old English tō (adverb and preposition), of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch toe and German zu.
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Successful people appear to be traveling along one continual, successful road. What is not apparent is the perseverance it takes following each defeat to keep you on that road. No one I know of has ever experienced one success after another without defeats, failures, disappointments, and frustrations galore along the way. Learning to overcome those times of agony is what separates the winners from the losers.

G. Kingsley Ward

The things you learn in maturity aren’t simple things such as acquiring information and skills. You learn not to engage in self-destructive behavior. You learn not to burn up energy in anxiety. You discover how to manage your tensions. You learn that self-pity and resentment are among the most toxic of drugs. You find that the world loves talent but pays off on character.

John Gardner

You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.

Larry Page

You know what it’s like to wake up in the middle of the night with a vivid dream? And you know that if you don’t have a pencil and pad by the bed, it will be completely gone by the next morning. Sometimes it’s important to wake up and stop dreaming. When a really great dream shows up, grab it.

Larry Page

An earned compliment costs nothing, but its returns are immeasurable. Very humanly, when we are complimented, when our efforts are appreciated, most of us will usually strive to perform even better down the line. What a return on the investment of delivering a few earned words of praise!

G. Kingsley Ward

An earned compliment costs nothing, but its returns are immeasurable. Very humanly, when we are complimented, when our efforts are appreciated, most of us will usually strive to perform even better down the line. What a return on the investment of delivering a few earned words of praise!

G. Kingsley Ward

An earned compliment costs nothing, but its returns are immeasurable. Very humanly, when we are complimented, when our efforts are appreciated, most of us will usually strive to perform even better down the line. What a return on the investment of delivering a few earned words of praise!

G. Kingsley Ward

Meaning is something you build into your life. You build it out of your own past, out of your affections and loyalties, out of the experience of humankind as it is passed on to you. ... You are the only one who can put them together into that unique pattern that will be your life.

John Gardner

All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.

Niccolo Machiavelli

All courses of action are risky, so prudence is not in avoiding danger (it’s impossible), but calculating risk and acting decisively. Make mistakes of ambition and not mistakes of sloth. Develop the strength to do bold things, not the strength to suffer.

Niccolo Machiavelli

Every day you have a choice to be honest or deceptive. If you commit to telling the truth, you will win. You’ll win more trust, you’ll win more business, and you’ll win more peace of mind. You’ll break the system and be even more successful.

Dale Patridge

Every day you have a choice to be honest or deceptive. If you commit to telling the truth, you will win. You’ll win more trust, you’ll win more business, and you’ll win more peace of mind. You’ll break the system and be even more successful.

Dale Patridge

Every day you have a choice to be honest or deceptive. If you commit to telling the truth, you will win. You’ll win more trust, you’ll win more business, and you’ll win more peace of mind. You’ll break the system and be even more successful.

Dale Patridge

Every day you have a choice to be honest or deceptive. If you commit to telling the truth, you will win. You’ll win more trust, you’ll win more business, and you’ll win more peace of mind. You’ll break the system and be even more successful.

Dale Patridge

I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition. In fact, there are so few people this crazy that I feel like I know them all by first name.

Larry Page
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How to say to in other languages?
Laguages Translations
Afrikaans (PREPOSITION)om, te, na, aan, tot
Arabic (PREPOSITION)ل, إلى, أن
Bangla প্রতি
Bosnian (Latin) da
Bulgarian (PREPOSITION)да, към, до, за
Cantonese (Traditional)
Catalan (PREPOSITION)per, a
Chinese Simplified
Chinese Traditional
Croatian (PREPOSITION)da, za, do
Czech (PREPOSITION)k, do, na, aby, chcete
Danish (PREPOSITION)til, at
Dutch (PREPOSITION)te, om, naar, aan, tot
Estonian (PREPOSITION)et
Fijian me
Filipino upang
Finnish (PREPOSITION)jotta
French (PREPOSITION)à, pour, de
German (PREPOSITION)zu, um, zum
Greek (PREPOSITION)να, σε
Haitian Creole pou
Hebrew (PREPOSITION)כדי
Hindi (PREPOSITION)करने, लिए, को
Hmong Daw mus
Hungarian (PREPOSITION)hogy, hoz
Icelandic (PREPOSITION)til, að
Indonesian (PREPOSITION)untuk, ke, kepada
Italian (PREPOSITION)per, a, al, alla
Japanese (PREPOSITION)する, に, へ, を
Kiswahili (PREPOSITION)ili, kwa
Klingon .
Korean (PREPOSITION)하, 하려면, 에
Latvian (PREPOSITION)lai, uz
Lithuanian (PREPOSITION)į, Norėdami
Malagasy ny
Malay (Latin) (PREPOSITION)untuk, kepada, ke
Maltese (PREPOSITION)għal, biex, lill, li, sabiex
Norwegian Bokmål til
Persian (PREPOSITION)به, برای
Polish (PREPOSITION)do, aby, wobec
Portuguese (PREPOSITION)para, a
Querétaro Otomi Pa
Romanian (PREPOSITION)să, la, a
Russian (PREPOSITION)чтобы, к, для
Samoan e
Serbian (Cyrillic) да
Serbian (Latin) da
Slovak (PREPOSITION)na, k, aby, do
Slovenian (PREPOSITION)da, za, do
Spanish (PREPOSITION)a, para
Swedish (PREPOSITION)till, att
Tahitian no te
Tamil (PREPOSITION)செய்ய
Telugu కు
Thai (PREPOSITION)เพื่อ, สู่, ไป ยัง, ไป, จะ
Tongan ki he
Turkish (PREPOSITION)için, istiyor
Ukrainian (PREPOSITION)щоб, до, для
Urdu (PREPOSITION)کرنے, کرنا, لیے, کو, لئے
Vietnamese (PREPOSITION)để, đến
Welsh (PREPOSITION)i, at
Yucatec Maya Utia'al
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