Questions tagged [synonyms]

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

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Difference between “hunk” and “chunk”

Can somebody please explain to me the difference between the words "hunk" and "chunk". From what I understand, a chunk refers to a separate part of something. But as per the ...
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What's the difference between these words?

Do all of them exist in English? What's the difference between them? 1 Theoretician - theorist 2 practician - practitioner - practicist - practiser
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Using “”formalized" for a solution

This is a formalized version of the solution. Is this sentence correct ? What are alternative words one could use apart from formalized. The context is : I solve a question but in a rough way. After ...
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What does “Therapist and client relationship” mean?

What does "therapist and client relationship" mean? And is there a short description for it or synonym? B:‘’My mother mentioned you, often.’’ A: ‘’Strange, she never mentioned you to ...
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Can we use “happenings” as a synonym for “incidents”?

When I was writing notes for chapter 2 of "Treasure Island" as part of my studying for my upcoming English exam, I wrote, winter is when the happenings of chapter 2 take place. I quickly ...
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replacement for “as they are getting older”

I am writing a formal essay and I would like to know a formal synonymical pharse or an equivalent replacement for the structure "as they are getting older". Can somebody can also come with a ...
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I need as many perfect synonyms as possible for “the flight was made”

I have a text written in a foreign language where, for more that 200 times, texts like: "The flight, test or trial was made ..." appear. I need as many synonyms, perfect if possible, as ...
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Correct synonym for “part”

I'm developing a 3D printing software, where people can color different layers before printing, so it gets printed in colors they want. But I don't know how to name these "parts" in the user ...
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“Taking something to heart” but positive

"Taking something to heart" has some negative connotation. It is more about criticism or hard to swallow pills. In english, what is serious, but more positive equivalent?
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How to use 'on time' as an adjective

I would like to say " By seeing my punctuality you can see how desperate I am " I'm not sure if punctuality is the right word here ,If not any alternatives?
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“goal to do” or “goal of doing”?

In this sentence: Looking towards our goal of reaching a better performance, we will use more efficient strategies. Would to reach be more correct in this context, or are the expressions goal of ...
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Is there any verb meaning “evolve towards a final state”?

I am currently working on some documentation, and I find myself having to express to idea of evolving towards a final state multiple times. I would like to know if a word (preferably a verb) ...
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What is the word could be used instead of “have”?

What does the verb "have" mean in the following sentences? What does each use imply or what is the synonym of "have" in each instance? Have mercy on me. Have fun. Let's have a ...
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Is strangeness == illusion [closed]

We find illusions strange. Are the two terms related, if yes, in what sense, I mean more deeply?
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can blankly and merely be used interchangeably? [closed]

I didn't see merely between synonyms of blankly, but base on definition I think they mean the same thing. Is it right?
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What is the formal synonym of the hot weather?

Is there any substitute for the word hot in the following sentence? In recent years the weather is becoming hotter. In 2018, for instance, some areas in eastern and southern Europe baked in ...
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As of or from difference

How is it different 'as of ' from 'from' in this context "EU businesses must acquaint themselves with the formalities and procedures for doing business with the United Kingdom as a third country ...
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Is “neither - nor” popular in US English?

I have plenty of American clients. We communicate formally via emails and on calls. I have never seen them using neither-nor in the past 3 years. I am stuck in a sentence where I feel I should use ...
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“Turn somebody in” and Turn somebody over to somebody" . Is there a difference?

They turned him in to the police. They turned him over to the police. Are they exactly the same in meaning?
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This sentence is interchangeable like this?

'I eat two apples per hour' can be interchanged into 'I eat two apples each'? per=for each, each=for each. I think it is grammatically perfect.
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Is it highlighted a synonym of stood out?

I can't use stood out here so I used highlighted. I haven't found good synonyms without the word "stood", I really appreciate suggestions without this word. .In the subjects I directed, she ...
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“In turn” or “thus” in this situation?

Considering her service as a adviser in the local administration, it is fair to say she enjoys a degree of social and academic recognition within the regional community. Such recognition must be ...
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An alternative for “ignorance”

Can you help me make this sentence more clear? Especially the part about users' compliance. Two issues of the computer system are lack of customization and ignorance of users’ compliance. I want to ...
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What is the meaning of in the flesh?

In the Cambridge learners dictionary the meaning of the phrase in the flesh is described as follows: in the flesh: in real life and not on television or in a film But I want to know if it can be ...
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Does “bloviate” have a positive alternative?

In Czech we use the verb "vykládat" when someone "talks about something for a longer time with passion / in detail" or vyprávět for "telling a story with passion". "...
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Does the word 'railing' bring into mind a posession fence, or something much lower?

While apparently it can be used in that manner, I fear that it is much more common to describe things like railings along stairs. The fact that the subject is a posession fence has already been ...
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If something is left out from the final version of a movie or anything else, how do you describe it?

If some piece of a movie script or videogame content is left out, not included in the final cut/version, what attribute could one use? 'Discarded' or something?
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What are some synonyms for 'report'?

I scrutinized the Lexico thesaurus. Nothing. I need several neutral synonyms for 'report' (not 'assert', 'maintain' or anything) as in 'a news article / human right organization reported that [...]' ...
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What is the synonym for “in this sense”?

What is the synonym for "in this sense"? Is "in this sense" equivalent to "in other words"? Or it is equivalent to "to this end"? Or none of them?
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“Leapt” compared to “ran” and “jumped”

Jess leapt/ran/jumped out from behind a curtain and barged past the masked killer, knocking him to the floor. Would using "leapt" sound more sudden and forceful than "ran" and &...
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Are these words “cap” and “overhead” synonyms? [closed]

The words cap and overhead are synonyms? Are they have the same meaning? Can I treat them the same? (After Edited) Are these sentences the same: "The cap of the Computer Internet Packet is ...
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What do you call an unintentional target?

What do you call a target that is not necessarily intentional? For example, if a missile hits a hospital, what do you call it? If I said, 'Targets included a hospital', it would suggest that the ...
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What's the difference between “to stroll” and “to wander”?

I see a lot of people claiming that these two verbs really mean the same thing always or are used interchangeably, but I'm not sure about it because I think two words can share the same meaning for a ...
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Are “start” and “begin” always interchangeable? [duplicate]

I would like to know if "start" and "begin" are always interchangeable in sentences similar to the one below? I know that "begins" is more formal, but other than that is ...
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What are some synonyms for 'seat' in a political context?

What are some synonyms for 'seat' in a political context? For example, if you describe the results of an election, it doesn't sound good when you repeatedly say 'party A won X seats, party B won Y ...
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stop vs discontinue

Online Merriam-Webster provides some information of the subtle differences between STOP and DISCONTINUE. STOP applies to action or progress or to what is operating or progressing and may imply ...
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How often do native speakers use the word “to scathe”? Is it OK if I use it instead of “to injure”?

The word "to scathe" is the synonym of the word "to harm" or "to injure". However, I have never noticed how somebody uses it. Is it OK to occasionally use it instead of &...
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How can I replace the word 'later' (as in 'two days later')?

How can I replace the word 'later' (as in 'two days later')? Can I say 'two days on'? Doesn't sound right, but I heard 'on' being used in the meaning "further in time".
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Can a person be described as “dishonest but scrupulous”?

I am trying to comprehend the difference between the usage of "dishonest" and "unscrupulous". I understand unscrupulous refers to a person who is unprincipled, and dishonest is a ...
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What are possibly synonyms for “hands-on experience” on a technical subject?

I would like to know what are possibly synonyms for: "hands-on experience on ..." to be placed on technical documentation or a resume, for instance I have a phrase with some duplication as &...
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choral chorale choir chorus What's the difference between the four words?

choral chorale choir chorus They're similar in meaning, pronunciation, and spelling. What's the difference? For example, in the game "Heroes of Might and Magic 7", there're "Choral of ...
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If a legatee receives a legacy, what is the legacy giver called? Maybe legateer?

I'm looking for a word to describe a person who leaves a legacy. It would be nice to call someone or a group of people that word. Similar to how being a maverick is someone who's different from the ...
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Perturbed/disconcerted - meaning and usage

The presence of the apparition disconcerted/pertrubed me. Disconcerted/perturbed by all that is happening around them, they choose leave the town. They feel disconcerted/perturbed by loss the of their ...
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Are there synonyms for the collocation 'take video'?

Are there synonyms for the collocation 'take video'? For example: He wanted to take a video of this scene, but then his battery died. I'm looking for other ways to express while talking about ...
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Are “concur” and “agree” exact synonyms?

I was talking to a friend and he said something I agreed with so much I said the common phrase: I couldn't agree more except, I said "concur" instead of agree because we were using Skype, and back ...
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Looking for synonyms for “confirmed by reality”

I would like say that something (like facts) is "confirmed by reality" but with a different word instead of "confirmed" I thought of the following but I expect they're not precisely accurate: ...
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What is a word for the phrase “it is necessary” in analogy with the relation between “suffices” and “it is sufficient”?

I am aware that "it suffices that" can be used in place with "it is sufficient that"; for instance, one may use "To stay alive, it suffices that we keep breathing." (taken as merely formal) to mean "...
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How to describe the meaning of “framework” to a non-english speaker?

In computer tecnology, the work "framework" is largely used to describe tools, software, processes and even models. Examples of frameworks are: CMM-I, SCRUM, VueJS, .Net and Spring to name a few. ...
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Another structure [closed]

What can I say instead “I’ve heard a lot about Shanghai”? I want to say it in another structure because I don’t want to use a lot repeatedly. Can I use ‘ a great deal’? But the sentence seems ...
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Gentle synonym for stupid

How you can express that you felt stupid for a thing you told but without using the term "stupid", like in a nicer manner? For example: She felt "stupid" for the things she told to her friend.

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