Questions tagged [synonyms]

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

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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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Does the noun cathy have another meaning other than a female name?

I read this book and I saw this: About the Author: Penn Brooks is a former cathy with 12 years of parochial experience under his belt. I, suspecting it could be 'catholic', searched and searched. ...
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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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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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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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How to preferably use “broad” or “wide”

Just after reading an unanswered (though pretty interesting) question in French Language, I thought that the reason it didn't get answers was that it actually asked several questions at once. Then I ...
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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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is there a better way instead of “Accommodate a method to include an extra thing”?

I am writing an Email to a professor and am thinking if there is a better way to deliver this sentence, particularly about the "accommodated the method" part. Is there a better verb instead ...
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What's the difference between an animal and a beast?

In English, just as in my native language, one can speak of an animal and a beast. In Dutch one speaks of "een dier" or "een beest". In Italian, you have "un'animale" and ...
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different words to explain the fragrance of flowers

"The garden is fragrant with jasmine flowers" Is there a different way to say this? I would appreciate an alternate word for "fragrant"
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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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“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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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 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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“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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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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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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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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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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Introducing a proper synonym for “hanging organizer”

Do you know any proper word or phrase interchangeable or synonym for the following: hanging organizer Take metal cans, for instance, and imagine them in any number of uses, functional or purely ...
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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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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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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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Word choice for “Educationally Enriched”

Is there any word which replace the phrase "Educationally enriched"? I was trying to write an essay where I defined a state where every people are educated. To define that I was taking help of phrase ...