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

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What are antonyms of pluralism and populism?

Is elitism an antonym of populism? I can't find it in https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/populist. What is an antonym of pluralism? Are populism and pluralism nearly synonymous? Is the former ...
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Synonyms of "a neighbourhood of"

Would you know any synonyms for "a neighbourhood of" as used here: The reactants in Test Tube C reached a neighbourhood of stability 40 seconds after they combined to form iron sulfide. ...
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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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Other ways of saying mother tongue

I am writing an essay and I need another way of saying "mother tongue" to avoid repetitions. can you help me?
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Good source for English grammar exercises

A friend of mine recently experienced a stroke due to complications from COVID. He is dealing with expressive and receptive aphasia, and struggles to conjugate some verb tenses, remember synonyms, and ...
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Difference between "afterwards" and "subsequently"

What is the difference between "afterwards" and "subsequently"?
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ADVISE: "to offer advice to; counsel" vs. "to recommend; suggest"

The American Heritage dictionary's entry for advise reads To offer advice to; counsel: I advised him to study abroad; advised that we should reconsider the idea. How would you advise? To recommend; ...
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word usage - clear and understandable

Consider the scenario where I am explaining a math solution to a student. Now to check if he understands it I could ask - Is this clear Is this understandable? Are the above two sentences correct to ...
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How to express my sold items are diverse?

In Czech, I would say there is a varied offer, would that be correct? What about diverse, various, miscellaneous, multifarious? Also, I didn't find any synonyms to offer in the business sense. Are ...
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about or just about?

I'd like to know whether "about" or "just about" should be used in the following. If either is fine, what is the difference? Jack London was immensely popular about / just about a century ago. I'...
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Can "so" be used instead of "this" and mean the same thing in "this far" here?

Can so replace this in the sentence below and mean the same thing? This is a situation that a friend of mine and I were in a car going somewhere talking so much that we forgot how much we drove and ...
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What to use instead of "smallest" in these contexts?

These are what I've found, so feel free to add to it. First sentence: It was the smallest/lowest/least significant/ value among all three categories in 1990. The second sentence: It reached the ...
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Overheard/to be heard

I need to say that a person spoke to another in a way with the intention people near by could also hear it. Can I put it as follows? John spoke to Jane to be heard by his family.
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How to talk about a delay

Could you provide synonyms of "lags behind" as used in this example sentence? The chemical reaction lags behind the application of heat. I am seeking idioms to say that chemical reactions ...
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What is a more formal way to say, "all hands on deck"?

I want to convey that there is a lot to do, and that everyone's help (who is willing) is needed. I do not think that "all hands on deck" is very formal?
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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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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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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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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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I think vs, presumably

From dictionary: "presumably" is used to say that you think that something is probably true Now, consider the following sentence: I think that children should be encouraged to risk. I am ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When do we say 'an advantage' and 'a plus'

Could you tell me about the difference between 'an advantage' and 'a plus'. Are there any differences? Do we use 'an advantage' in formal style?
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What's the synonym word when you DO NOT get on with someone?

Could anyone tell me what is the synonym word for describing when you don't get along with someone. the word must include 5 letters. Thank you
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Another expression for "Introduction"

I'm writing a work, and one of the initial chapters is an introduction. However, I strongly dislike calling that chapter just "Introduction". I think it's too short, too general... I'm looking for ...
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Make Produce (out) of / from

1a. He made a little statue (out) of clay. 1b. He produced a little statue (out) of clay. 2a. We can make synthetic fibers from petroleum. 2b. We can produce synthetic fibers from petroleum....
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Using "similar in-spirit"

Is this a correct use for the in-spirit synonym? Method-A is similar in-spiririt to method-B
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"It is ok" synonym expression

I have used the expression "It is ok." when the character is calming down herself, so she would stop from getting annoyed or angry. But I have used it a lot, that's why I want another synonym that can ...
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"contribute to" and "lead to"

I'd like to know whether "contribute to" and "lead to" are synonymous expressions in the following: a. Hard work alone does not necessarily contribute to / lead to success. Does any contradiction ...
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Less so than vs. much less

are the following sentences synonymous with each other?(Google's example sentence) "What woman would consider a date with him, less so than a marriage?" To "What woman would consider a date ...
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a singular for "unwashed-masses"

What is a derogatory adjective in singular form, to address to someone from the countryside, a single person, as opposite to the idiom "unwashed-masses" that would require a more elaborate ...
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Formal synonym of "As I mentioned before"

I have a question about a synonym of this sentence "As I mentioned before". The only synonym that I know is "As I said before", but it's informal because I searched about it on Internet, but I can't ...
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The usage of *undoubtedly*,*doubtless*, *doubtlessly* and *no doubt*

I found out that doubtless can be used as an adverb as well as undoubtedly.And I don't see the difference. Could someone kindly explain if there's any? Then I found doubtlessly, which is not in every ...
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Replacement for “Up to”

Could you please suggest some words to replace "Up to"? Up to 14% increase in turbine power and 9% increase in turbine efficiency are achieved by optimizing the duct geometry.
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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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What is a word I could use to describe someone who is tired of war?

I was thinking of something along the lines of war-ridden but it just doesn't seem right...
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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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Synonyms for “dismissal approach”?

The problem actually came out when I tried to translate the expression “[…] the issue has been addressed with a dismissal approach […]” in italian: the thing is that it seems to me as if there is ...
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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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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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Does economically-lucrative equaled as a prosperous economy?

When you want to improve your English, but you cannot find the result on Google, could someone please tell me the word meaning of this: An economically-lucrative nation provides an improved ...
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X is a steal/a real bargain/a rock-bottom price

On this Facebook page, I saw the following sentences: That’s a steal. = That’s a real bargain. = That’s a rock-bottom price. The equals signs indicate they are interchangeable. But is ...
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Synonym for "Labor intensive" phrase

Can I request for a word which can describe the following sentences; Production of labor intensive products Human and capital intensive products
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