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A synonym is a word that means exactly, or nearly the same thing, as another word.

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Is there any difference between an edge/blade guard/protector and a sheath?

I wonder whether there exists any difference between an edge/blade guard/protector and a sheath. I'm trying to name the following item:
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Difference between "particularly" and "in particular"

There are 2 sentences : I particularly like the blue shirt. In particular, I like the blue shirt. As far as I understand they have different meanings. But there is one more example: I like the blue ...
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Employ, adopt, use, apply [closed]

What is the difference between these words. I don't mean employ as "find somebody for a job" and adopt as "to get an orphan". I mean the meaning similar to use.
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What is the correct expression for these two phrases?

In my native language, which is Polish, there's an expression that describes something I was unable to find in an English dictionary. Today was very sunny and hot in Poland and I was wearing a ...
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Is the term "given" is synonym to "according to" or "because of" in the following text?

Here is some text I have grabbed from a Programming languages book: As mentioned earlier, REST APIs are “a lightweight way to transfer textual representations of resources.” What do we mean by this? ...
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What the difference is between ramble and excursion? [closed]

Following this question, I would like to understand what is the difference between ramble and excursion? Does ramble and excursion have the same meaning? When should I choose to use each of them?
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Idiom for "I thought about it a lot"

I am wondering what are the alternatives for "I thought a lot about it" in English using an idiom or fixed expression? I thought a lot about it, but I couldn't find any answer to it. I ...
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What is the collective noun for words?

What is the collective noun for words, like say "a group of words." Is there a more specific collective noun and if there is, what is it? Thanks in advance for the help.
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Is it okay to say arrange you a visit?

Is it okay to invite someone by saying arrange you a visit, or there is a better way??
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Humbleness and humility, are these words perfect synonyms?

Is there a difference between the words "humbleness" and "humility", or are they perfectly interchangeable?
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What's a non-British synonym for a "one-off meeting"?

A "one-off meeting" is a meeting that happens only once, i.e. doesn't reoccur. I read on macmillanthesaurus.com (mirror) that one-off is British English. What's a non-British synonym for a &...
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What does the word "discrete" mean here?

This is a part of an article from Wikipedia about Staple (textiles) "Staple refers to textile fibers of discrete length. The opposite is a filament fiber, which comes in continuous lengths." ...
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Study plan - synonym

What's a good synonym of study plan in this context? Generally, parents are so convinced of their opinions about what their children's study plan should be that it's very difficult to get them to ...
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"both of us" or "pair of us". Are they interchangeable?

He is smarter than the pair of us. The sentence is from a British parent who is talking about their son and means he is smarter than both of his parents. I focused on "the pair of us" in the ...
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Is blush-on the same thing as a blusher?

In the movie "Taxi Driver" by Martin Scorsese There is a scene in which one of the cab drivers is telling a story in which he uses the word blush-on. Is this the same thing as blusher or ...
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What's the meaning of the word "shower" in this context?

google dictionary def for "douche" a shower of water. "I felt better for taking a daily douche" What does the word shower mean in this context? is it... a. A bath in which the ...
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Does "reside" mean to live in a place permanently?

Is the word "reside" synonym of "to live in" ? I am a student and where i live now is not my permanent address. I googled the meaning of "reside" and it says " have ...
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What does the word "go" mean in this context?

The person talking speaks about an organization called Camarilla. "Camarilla, on the other hand, suspends judgment entirely...or so goes the party line." I know that "party line" ...
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The proper word for 'make it to wobble'

I'm trying to find a proper word for russian 'шатать' (to cause a wobble, to sway, to rock) in context of causing possible damage or instability due to unexpected movements. The literal meaning of the ...
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What is the right synonym for the adjective "mean" in this context?

What is the right synonym for the adjective "mean" in this context? This is the context: The person saying this is talking about a person who is a Vampire.(It's from a video game) "He's ...
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What is the synonym for "describe in writing"?

How do you say in English to describe something that is in writing? For example, I'm walking in a big office building and I notice that some of the rooms are having a writing above their doors which ...
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"It is suggested" Vs "It is argued"

Imagine there is a sentence about someone's opinion that we need to paraphrase: "some people think that smoking should be banned...". Will there be much difference between saying "it is ...
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What are the differences between yes, yep, yup and yeah? [duplicate]

What are the differences between yes, yep, yup and yeah? When is it appropriate to use yes, yep, yup and yeah?
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"I was too quick to judge" vs "I was too fast to judge"

I see that "quick" in "I was too quick to judge" is more widely used than "fast". What is the explanation for this? Is "fast" better suited for objects moving ...
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What does "teams are lopsided" mean?

"Teams were lopsided so the teacher shuffled kids around" Definition of lopsided (Merriam Webster): : lacking in balance, symmetry, or proportion : disproportionately heavy on one side [...]...
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What is the meaning of the word "sharp" in this context?

This is a context from an English translation of "Crime And Punishment" by Dostoevsky "In the passage the idea had occurred to him to keep on his overcoat and walk away, and so give the ...
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What is the meaning of the word "savory" in this context? How to know what someone means when using that word?

I've got a long-lasting problem with understanding the word "savory" and the meanings it conveys in different contexts especially when using it to describe the word "umami" meaning ...
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Is it natural to use the word 'through' like this?

Sentences with the word 'through': 'You can only do that through hard work' (you can only do that by virtue of hard work) 'He accomplished that through sheer dedication' (he accomplished that using ...
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Does the phrase "as long as" mean while in this context?

The person in question is hypnotized. Two other people are talking about that person. One of them wants that man out of his apartment and he says to his friend: "Get him out as long as the trance ...
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Can "appropriate" serve as a direct synonym of "suitable"?

There is an essay topic which sounds like this: Some people think that it is better for children to grow up in the city, while others think that life in the countryside is more suitable. There is a ...
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Do following collocations mean nearly the same?

Are all of these collocations correct? Do they mean almost the same? To run business; To manage business; To support business; To maintain business; To keep business up; To keep business going. Now ...
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What is the meaning of the word "keen" in this context?

I'm playing an Rpg video game and I've trouble with a dialog that's in it. (oh and btw everyone involved in the conversation and the group they talk about are vampires:)) "Camarilla elders? The ...
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Does "richness" have any synonyms?

Lexico defines "richness" as "the state of existing in or containing plentiful quantities of something desirable". However, its synonyms section includes no entries. Does anyone ...
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What does the word "nominal" mean in this context? [closed]

(source https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caliber) In guns, particularly firearms, caliber (or calibre; sometimes abbreviated as "cal") is the specified nominal internal diameter of the gun ...
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Expressing stopping work early [closed]

Is it correct to say - I will stop work early before 8 pm from now onwards? is there a better way or more elegant way to express this?
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What are synonyms for this particular form of "counterproductive"?

I'm looking for options to describe some course of action the overall result of which is very much at odds with, and even precisely the opposite from, what was intended. The word, "...
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Are there English language books that show the difference between words with similar meanings?

I'm going to learn use words with meaning near each other in correct way. For example “session” and “meeting” may look like each other but their meaning differ slightly. Are there any books/type of ...
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What is the meaning of the word "abated" in the following context?

This is a context from an Anime that I'm watching. One of the characters is citing a passage from the Bible (I'm not sure if it is a verbatim citation). He talks about the story of Noah. The following ...
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Distance between two objects that should not touch: separation or clearance?

I have two objects (not people) that should not touch each other and so I need to verify that the distance between the first object and the second object is greater than a certain threshold. I can ...
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What is the meaning of the word glorify in this context?

1. Definitions of the word Transfigure I found: ◦ Google definition for ‘’transfigure” transform into something more beautiful or **elevated**. ◦ TFD definition for ‘’transfigure” ...
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One word for very helpful

I was looking for a single word to express the sentence: You have been very helpful. Is there a single word replacement for very helpful I understand that very is an intensifier here used with the ...
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What is the meaning of the phrases "well along" & "far on" as well as the meaning of the phrase "deep into" in this context?

This is a sentence I encounter while reading a book. "Deep into the nineteenth century, Hippocrates and most of those who followed him also believed that natural processes must not be interfered ...
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Is the word "amiss "one of the synonyms for "sick"?

thesaurus.com claims one of the synonyms for the word "amiss" is "sick", even though I could not find such a definition in other dictionaries. Also, this is a context from a book ...
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What is the word that is synonym to "right", and sounds like "rido"?

There's a word that sounds similar to rido and means right, as in correct. I've heard it in a movie. What is it?
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Can I replace 'collision' with 'clash' or 'crash' in the passage?

I referred to dictionaries, then concluded that collisions can't be replaced with clash or crash, but I'm not 100% sure my conclusion is right. Although bird strikes pose a sizable threat to flight ...
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How to say that I need more money?

I want to buy something which costs 10 dollars. I have only 7 dollars. Now my question is, Which are the other ways to say that I need 3$ more? Are the sentences below ok? 3$ needed more 3$ more I ...
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What's the meaning of the phrase "at your duty" in this context?

This is the context, from an English translation of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. The word "service" here means military service. 'Funny fellow!' pronounced the innkeeper. 'And why ...
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The technical name of the opening theme that played at the start of a film

What is the technical term of the opening theme that played before the part in a film in which the name of actors and actresses are displaying?
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the synonym to 'admitted to a university'

What was the word that starts with 'm' and means admitted to a university? I read it somewhere and wanted to use but forgot it.
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What would be a good synonym for the word "stamp" in this context?

The intense suffering of this experience left a lasting stamp on Dostoevsky’s mind. (the author talks about Dostoevsky's experience of being condemned to death and then spared at the last minute by ...
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