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

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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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Synonym for a vehicle “making its way”

What (preferably single-word) verb could I use instead of making their way in sentence below? Vehicles making their way through the streets If I was talking about people, I could say "People ...
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Sooner/earlier-interchangeability

He arrived at the party sooner/earlier than I expected. He should have rectified his mistakes sooner/earlier. In cases like these, sooner and earlier act as synonyms, and the overall meaning is not ...
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Can I use these alternatives instead of “in between”?

Things aren't always black and white as people think. There are many shades in between. To avoid repetition with another sentence, I want to find another way to say "in between". Can I use these ...
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Can 'watcher' be synonymous with 'viewer'?

As I understand it, watcher means something different than viewer. A film-watcher is someone who follows cinematography in general and it cannot be used to refer to anyone who consumes a movie at a ...
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Are 'partly' and 'part of' synonyms in this context?

"Partly, I think it's my fault that Peter and Andy got into an argument." "A part of me thinks it's my fault Peter and Andy got into an argument." Do these sentences have the same meaning or rather ...
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What's an antonym for the slang “straight up”?

What's an antonym for the slang "straight up"? He was straight up roasted by the President during the meeting. I mean to say "indirectly" or something along the same line.
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Razzing vs teasing

What's the difference between "razzing" and "teasing" stylistically and in terms of the meaning? Urban Dictionary says "razzing" is a simple term for "flirting" but I can't find this definition ...
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Do “l know something like the back of my hand” and “I know something like the palm of my hand” mean the exact same thing?

Having heard both of these idioms I would like to know if they have the same meaning? Idiom 1 "I know something/somebody like the back of my hand." Idiom 2 "I know something/somebody like the palm of ...
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Is there any word that describes male equivalent of bimbo?

Dictionary meaning of bimbo seems to be 'an attractive but unintelligent or frivolous young woman'. So the question is if there is an equivalent term for 'an attractive/handsome but unintelligent or ...
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Is there a stylistically neutral synonym for 'interlocutor'?

interlocutor formal A person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation. (from here) If Lexico says some word is "formal", then it means it's formal AF (it flags them as such much rarer ...
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Words that are synonyms to 'to put one’s foot in one’s mouth'?

What words are there that have a similar meaning to 'put one’s foot in one’s mouth'?
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Opposite of 'park' : to leave vehicle in place

What's the name of the procedure reverse of parking? To park a car is to guide it from the road into a parking spot and then stop the engine. To ____ a car is to start the engine, and reverse it out ...
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May the word “envy” be used as a synonym of “desire” or “wish”?

I made a (very) litteral translation from french, translating "envie" into "envy". Though after some research, it seems the word "envy" is mostly used to express jealousy. May it be used otherwise as ...
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Is “atestat” a synonym for “certificate”?

I would like to know whether the word "atestat" exists in the English language or if it is just a bad usage from speakers in my country due to the similarity with a word in our native language. It is ...
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Other ways to say “What's happening?”

Can you suggest similar expressions to "what's happening"? The first that came up to me are: What's going on? What's up? I am learning English, I am in a small country in Europe. I am ...
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calculated by/measured by

I've got an English test and there was such sentence: 'The abilities are (calculated/measured) by combinations of standardized tests, plus peer and teacher evaluations'. I've chosen 'calculated' and ...
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Can I use the word “brevet” as a synonym for “patent”?

I have to write a text where the word "patent", referring to various inventions published in Germany, UK, US and France, appears so often that I need synonyms for it in order to make the text less ...
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(UK English?)How do I have to understand the meaning of 'house' in 'Prior(priory) of London house'?

What would be the synonym for 'house' in 'Prior(y) of London house'? (I haven't known there are such various ways to interpret the word 'house'...) edit : "However, in November of that year, he was ...
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Meaning of “sporting”

In the phrase "On devices sporting the needed sensor, heart activity can be sampled," the word "sporting" obviously means "equipped." But in which cases the word "sporting" could substitute "equipped"?...

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