Questions tagged [synonyms]

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

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What is difference between “accomplishment” and “achievement”

It seems that in my native language is used only one word for translating both words "accomplishment" and "achievement". Are they synonyms? Are there some difference in usage of these words?
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Informal word for cartilage?

I know what cartilage is, but I was looking for the every day synonym to the word in the context of meat and eating, not in the context of human anatomy. I found out that gristle maybe the informal ...
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To be OK; To be fine

Most movies are fine with me. Most movies are OK with me. Are they both correct? Are there any other options?
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Are there any expressions equivalent to or synonymous with “knock (it) out of the park”?

I just heard "he knocked it out of the park" in Jon Stewart's Daily Show. I googled and have got an explanation on it: to do a stellar job. Term is from baseball. So I got the meaning and I can ...
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Is “tactically” an appropriate word to use in reference to animals?

I have issue with this sentence: According to the habitat selection theory, individuals are assumed to behave ideally, thus, they are selecting available area where they achieve the highest fitness....
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Photo Vs. Picture Vs. Image : What is the difference between them?

Sometimes I hear people say 'Photos' and some time I hear them say 'Pictures'. In addition, I sometimes encounter the word 'Image'. In my understanding I feel that all of them are the same but I'm not ...
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“realization” vs “implementation” of a computer program

Can realization be used to refer to the implementation of a computer program? As in: We will realize the program next week. or Listing X demonstrates a possible realization. I was pretty ...
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Is there an accurate synonym for the word “brae”?

According to Webster's dictionary, a brae is a hillside especially along a river. It comes from Scottish. I was wondering if there is an accurate synonym for brae in American or British English, a ...
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synonym of “parking space”

There is no nearby parking space left around this house. Does parking room or parking spot sound correctly if it is used as a synonym in above sentence? What is the synonym to use here if they are ...
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How to learn more about Antonyms and Synonyms? [closed]

I've my professional exam in coming days. In that exam at least 10 direct questions will come of vocabulary. It could be either Antonyms or Synonyms. But the main hurdle is vocab would be of high ...
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Is “fireplace” more normal than “hearth” when describing what's in a house?

I came across someone saying that their house (located in the UK) has a hearth. I would have used fireplace. Is hearth used that commonly nowadays, or is it a bit archaic?
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Differences between “mandatory” and “compulsory”

What is the difference between mandatory and compulsory? Are they synonyms? Can they be used interchangeably especially with regard to something you must do? Writing the essay is a mandatory task. ...
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What are synonyms of 'circus' that I can use in this context?

When I came back from work, I noticed that there were tons of people gathered around in the corridor. There was so much noise and hustle and bustle, it felt like a circus. Is circus an appropriate ...
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“Tidal waves are the result of an abrupt shift in the underwater movement of the Earth”. Are 'shift' and 'movements' synonyms?

My book explains that "Tidal waves are the result of an abrupt shift in the underwater movement of the Earth". It seems to me that the words shift and movement have similar meanings in this sentence. ...
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Difference between logoff, logout, signoff and signout

Is there any serious difference between logoff, logout, signoff and signout? Websites seem to use the phrases interchangeably. Is this just a difference is style, or have they made a deliberate ...
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“Pretty” versus “quite” [duplicate]

Is there any difference between using pretty, and quite, in the following sentences? I am pretty good at playing soccer. I am quite good at playing soccer. How are you? I am quite well. ...
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Wealthy and Rich, what's the difference

Is there any difference between someone being wealthy and someone being rich? For instance, is Bill Gates rich or wealthy? Or maybe he is both. I don't get the subtle difference if any.
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Is there another word for “deported person”?

I am looking for another word for deported person, or a short form of saying it.
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Difference between “as” and “because”?

What is the difference between as and because? Which one of these sentences is correct? He stayed home from work as he was sick? He stayed home form work because he was sick? Which is correct? Are ...
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What is the difference between “look”, “see”, and “watch”?

When should I use "look", "see", and "watch"? I'm watching "Star Trek". Have you seen "Star Trek"? Are the examples above correct?
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Are “stress” and “distress” interchangable?

Are the words distress, and stress interchangeable? I have heard them used in the same place, but are they the same? He was very (stressed/distressed) about his co-workers thoughts of his idea.
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Is there any difference between being ill and sick?

I can say I'm ill or I'm sick. But what is the difference between the usage of these terms? I've heard that one can use sick for longer-term and ill for shorter-term, but is that really correct? How ...

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