How can I find words that sound or are spelled similar to a given word?

For example, given "enervate", I remember seeing words spelled or pronounced similarly, but I can't recall which ones. Then I found "renovate", but I am still searching for a closer one.

  • In a rhyming dictionary, that's where. Not to be confused with words that are pronounced differently but written the same way: row and row.
    – Lambie
    Feb 15 at 15:54
  • what are your favorite rhyming dictionaries?
    – Tim
    Feb 15 at 16:15
  • I don't use them because if I want to rhyme a word, I already know it, usually.
    – Lambie
    Feb 15 at 16:17
  • 1
    This could actually be a good use case for a generative AI. You could craft a question like "I'm looking for a word that sounds similar to 'enervate', but has to do with building houses. Could you give me 10 guesses?"
    – YonKuma
    Feb 15 at 16:34
  • @YonKuma good idea. Someone has to teach me how to climb over GFW
    – Tim
    Feb 15 at 16:42

1 Answer 1


RhymeZone helps you by finding words that sound similar to others.

One that I thought of when I read your question was innovate.

  • Thanks. I searched among those with the same number of syllables, and innervate seems to be close.
    – Tim
    Feb 15 at 16:56

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .