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

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Any better terms or words for oversea office

Is there any better terms or words for oversea office? It's like a company opening a new workplace in other countries.
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Words for the “essential character” of each sense organ?

Looking at the definition for flavor and timbre, both are used to describe the "essential character" of a particular sense. If flavor is the essential character of our taste sense, and timbre is the ...
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What's the word for ‘the point at which an object loses balance’?

I'm trying to think of a formal word to describe the "tipping point" of an object. This would be the same point at which an object would be perfectly balanced.
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What is the word for a group holding back one of its members trying to rise above the group?

I know that there is a word which specifically describes the following pattern: When a group will censor, cast bad votes, shout down, keep down or hold back one of its members trying to rise above ...
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Synonyms for Renaissance Man [duplicate]

I've been poking around the net trying to find synonyms for "renaissance man" which indicates someone that is proficient at many skills. I was thinking "jack of all trades" but that has a negative ...
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Is there a word for when a child no longer “hero-worships” their parents?

A part of growing up, is losing your "hero-worship" of your parents. The moment you realize they're not larger-than-life, but they have got flaws... The moment you start looking at them with new ...
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Verb that goes with 'A case study has been…'?

I am submitting an abstract to a conference today, and I need to lose 1 word to stay under the 200 word limit. I'm trying to shorten this sentence, by replacing 'carried out' with something ...
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Is 'bug' a term or a slang word?

In my answer to the question about the opposite for bug in programming, I referred to 'bug' as a slang word. Shaun Wilson, in his comment insists on 'bug' being a term that derived from a historical ...
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Better names for single component and composite component

We are developing an equipment system which basically tracks every single component used in bigger structures for a certain industry. We are distinguishing between single components and composite ...
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Colloquial term for “irritable bladder”

In German, there's a term "Reizblase" which describes the bladder of someone who has to hit the bathroom every ten minutes. The dictionaries suggested "irritable bladder" as a translation which - ...
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Why do “supposed” and “expected” both have similar dual meanings of assumed/predicted or obligated?

"You are supposed to pay your taxes" This could mean that you should pay your taxes, under obligation. It could also mean that someone (probably the speaker) has presumed that you do pay your taxes. ...
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Single word synonym for “Decays into”?

I'm a non-native speaker and was looking for a single word which has the same (or close to the same) meaning as 'decays into' – where something becomes less than it was by losing (little) parts of ...
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Another word for congenial or cordial

Someone was wrong about something. I explained to the person very kindly and with "social tact" how they were wrong and why the right answer was, in fact, the right answer. Subsequently this person ...
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Alternative to “daydream” without the pleasant connotation

I am looking for a word that means something like "daydream" or "fantasy", but without the connotation that I actually want this "imagining" to come true. For example, something that would fit the ...
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An adjective or a single word that means something is “new” and “different” at the same time

When we say this approach is "New," new, here, doesn't necessarily imply that the approach is different from preceding approaches. When we say that it is "different," different, here, doesn't imply ...
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Is “rape incidents befell American campuses” alright?

Befall is usually used as a synonym for happen or occur but with a negative connotation. In this sentence, is the use of befell semantically correct? As a matter of fact, the majority of rape ...
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Synonyms for “just as how” or “similar to how”

Is there a synonym for "just as how" or "similar to how"? For instance, in the sentence, Just as how crabs can live in water, they can also live on land. or Similar to how crabs can live ...
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Words or terms for kinds of knowledge or thinking

This is kind of a tough question because the words knowledge and thinking can be defined in different ways. For example, type "kinds of knowledge" and "kinds of thinking" into Google, and you'll get ...
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A synonym for “fearful”

Today I saw a question How to nurture my child to be fearful?1, and the fearful in the title sounded too harsh to me. What could be used instead? 1 Now titled How to nurture my child to be cautious ...
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An easier way to describe the phrase “people relevant to my current situation”?

As if I was explaining it to a young child, I'm looking for a relatable way to describe the people that are relevant to my current situation. For example, the people I am talking about could be the ...
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Is there a single word for “Things to do” in different languages? [closed]

I'm looking for a single word or a phrase that means "Things to do / tasks". It can be an English word or phrase, or a neologism: todolist, thingslist, etc. Or a word that means "a task or item of ...
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What is the difference between Assumption and Assertion? [closed]

How does assume differs from assert? Looking for a explanation with an example statement for both (it's better if the example statements are in the same context).
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Another word for “A relationship of causality/ cause-effect relationship”

I am not sure if "cause-effect relationship" fits in this context. I have looked for better alternatives but I couldn't find one that fits here: So far, this chapter has provided an analysis of ...
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Another word instead of agent / agency for someone who sells on behalf of another

I am starting a company and it is essentially bringing the estate agent model to another market. I will be selling other persons products for them from taking the imagery to doing the actual selling ...
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An adjective with “knowledge”

I was translating into English when the dictionary gave me a list of synonyms for the translation of one word, and I'm not sure which one to choose. Which of the following synonyms would native ...
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Do “plug multiplier” and “plug splitter” mean the same?

I wonder whether "plug multiplier" and "plug splitter" are equivalent or there are differences in meaning/usage? Both can be bought on Amazon, and the products appear to be the same type. Thanks in ...
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other way to say “ more to it than that ”

I will be really appreciated if anyone suggests any other form of saying " but there is more to it than that ". I have issued this question because I am looking for a graceful way to start a new ...
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Word for Impossible Solution to All Problems [duplicate]

I'm looking for a word to describe a solution that solves all problems, but such a solution is impractical or impossible. For example, let this word be X: "Having a billion dollars is the X that ...
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Another expression for “drinking behavior” or “drinking habits”?

In other words, a member’s drinking behavior is influenced by observing his peers’ drinking behavior. To avoid repetition of drinking in this sentence, I need either one word for ...
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One word for “Unseen but felt” or maybe a better expression to denote the exact meaning?

Romantic relationships and sexual activeness are also sensitive areas where competition among men is unseen but felt.
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Alternatives to “says quickly”? [closed]

What are some alternatives to "says quickly"?
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Is my name English? [closed]

I have a question regarding my name and English language. My family's last name is Maiorana and were from Yorkshire (or so I thought). The other day my new girlfriend asked where my name was from and ...
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Technical synonym for “old”

Given a reverse chronologically ordered list of computer generated events (logs), what would be good technical synonyms to express recent events and old events? These events form a history that ...
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Someone or something small yet capable of having big influence? [duplicate]

What is a word or phrase that means a person or thing which is quite small yet capable of having big influence and impact on society?
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A single word for terraced plaza?

Is there an English word for a plaza or forum in a park that is semicircular in shape, with rising decks on a slope similiar to how terraced farming is conducted?
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Synonyms for practice [closed]

I was writing an essay about fairness or appropriateness of taking older family members to retirement homes. Throughout the essay I had to refer to "taking family member to retirement homes" as "this ...
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Word for: older than legacy

In computer programming "legacy" usually means some older version of something, that is still there for compatibility reasons. Is there any other technical word to describe something even older and ...
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synonym for ass

Sorry if a bit crude. I heard someone make A comment that someone was talking out of their ... It was quite a formal way of saying backside, and I think it began with a d. I can't remember the word ...
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Book Lovers / Book worms with different words? [closed]

I am looking for synonym of Book Lovers, people who like read books, like Book Enthusiast, Book Buffs, but combination of words should also sound good.
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What do you call the source of a “said” quote?

The source of a quote that was written (perhaps in a book) would be the "author" of the quote. What if the quote was said? Is it the "dictator" of the quote? That sounds odd and "speaker" just doesn't ...
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presenter vs speaker

I am organizing a seminar but i wonder how to address the person who presents the presentation in that seminar. presenter or speaker? What is difference between presenter and speaker? Are they ...
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What word means a “male temptress”?

I was trying to describe a man who entices others into making bad decisions. I have several closely related questions: Is it okay in English to refer to a man as a temptress? Is there a uniquely ...
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What does the semicolon in the dictionary definition of a word mean?

Many dictionaries use a semicolon in a meaning for a word. For instance for the word impertinent I have seen: "outside the bounds of proper speech or behaviour; impudent; insolent; saucy" Then ...
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Trustable or trustworthy?

For a long time I have been using trustworthy as the adjective for of trust. However, I recently heard someone say trustable, and it piqued my interest. Apparently it is a word on Merriam-Webster as ...
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Word to describe “something that makes sense in your own head”?

I’m looking for a word — I’m sure I read it somewhere, but it’s not commonly used — which describes the situation where a theory (or something similar) makes sense in your own head but not to others. ...
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What are some alternative words for an item that casts magic spells? [closed]

I am designing a video game set in a medieval fantasy world, and in the game, there is a chance of receiving a random weapon. For melee weapons, I currently have around 20 different weapons, such as ...
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Words associated with throwing things, specifically the action of throwing a paper airplane

What word(s) would you use to describe throwing something, specifically during the action of throwing a paper airplane? The one word I was able to come up with was "flick", but I'm looking for other ...
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What is a formal but less dramatic synonym for “oligopolistic”

I am providing suggestions for a document which will serve as a business plan. In it, it describes the market the authors are entering as oligopolistic. This is factually correct but sounds dramatic ...
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What's the difference between “insulated” and “isolated”? [closed]

I don't know the difference because they have the same meaning.
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Another word for “designated”

I am in need for a word to mean "designated" but with a stronger undertone of dictated task that one is obliged to perform reluctantly. Thanks. :)