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

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Is there a synonym for Thanks?

I was asked this question by a friend today, and the question really beats me. I know that gracias and merci are like practical workarounds, but is there no synonym for Thanks in English?
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Synonym for “In the final phase of this study”

Can anyone give me a synonym for the phrase "In the final phase of this study"? I have already used this phrase in my paper and now I am looking for a synonym without losing the real meaning of the ...
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Word or expression for immediate fear of death?

I'm looking for a word or expression describing extreme fear of sudden death. This could be caused by a (real or perceived) life-threatening situation, such as acute illness, violent assault or ...
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A word to describe a London projects dweller

Actually, I think I would also love to know the proper British English word for the type of housing that's called 'projects' in US (slums?), but it's a secondary question after all =). The main ...
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Synonyms for “speak of the devil [and he doth/shall appear]”

Specifically, I'm looking for something that would fit in the same situation, but I need a less negative connotation. Saying that when my Dad, for instance, walks into the room while I'm talking about ...
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Is there a word or expression to describe a desperate act of “trying to be different”?

In the introduction of my paper/letter to a scientific journal, I would like to describe that, in a particular area of research, there are a lot of new methods presented during the last years, that ...
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A term for two different words whose “multiple senses” share similar or identical meanings (e.g. Peers/Peeps) [on hold]

One such example of words like this is: peer (v) = look = peep peers (n) = associates = peeps I would like to find some more words that fit this pattern. Is there a name for words such as this? ...
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Alternative word for “statistics”?

Statistics seems to mean both numerical records (e.g. "baseball statistics"), and also the analysis of that data (e.g. average, ANOVA, confidence intervals, etc.) In my work at the moment, I need to ...
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Alternative expression/term to trivial use of 'OCD'

After being reproved for doing so myself on SO yesterday. I realized that over the last couple of years the meaning of the expression OCD, seems to have deflated. Up to the point where people(read I) ...
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Words that are synonyms for multiple meanings?

A lot of words obviously have multiple meanings. Also, a lot of words have synonyms. Are there groups of words that are synonyms for multiple meanings? For instance, say word A has Definition A1, ...
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I'm looking for a psychology term related to behavior motivation or inducement

Its a single word that essentially means motivation. There are both positive and negative versions of it like positive something - motivate by giving reward when someone does a good thing, or ...
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A non-gendered word for fishermen

Is there a non-gendered word for fishermen, that doesn't feel as self-conscious as fisherpersons or as folksy as fisherfolk?
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Synonym for Crowdsourcing

Describing that we (as systems' owners) can leverage users' capabilities to do something useful unpaid, what's the best word/expression for? I'm looking for something rather than Crowdsourcing.
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Synynom for “Plug-and-Play”

I'm writing a companion document to a spreadsheet my company provides to clients. The spreadsheet consists of columns that correlate to the database, and, therefore, cannot be changed, added to, or ...
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Difference between “riddle” and “puzzle” [closed]

What's the difference in using these synonym verbs. What's difference in meaning of the following sentences? Could those verbs be used interchangeably? I am riddled knowing there are so many ...
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Multiple subjects in a single text? [on hold]

I'm interested in the actual meaning of the word "subject": Is it possible that a clause might have more than one subject? On the other hand, is it possible that the word "subject" is not an exact ...
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What is the difference between “use” and “utilize”? [duplicate]

What is the difference between "use" and "utilize"? Which one is more common? utilize : to use something in an effective way "The vitamins come in a form that is easily utilized by the ...
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Baby girl names that are close to “Buddy”, her dad's birth name? [closed]

What name can you give a baby girl that is close to the father's birth name, "Buddy"? What can we name our baby girl that would be close to her dad's?
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Synonym/more sophisticated term for free-flowing

I am looking for an apt, or rather, a more sophisticated description for my cacographic handwriting style. The term free-flowing is strictly accurate. However, I am looking for a adjective or term ...
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Synonyms for 'right in the'

What are some synonyms for right in the/at the? e.g. Get milk right at your doorstep. Watch movies right in your tablet. Or, alternatively, what are some synonyms for "itself"? e.g. ...
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What is the difference between “supplant” , “supersede”, and “replace”? [closed]

The words supplant, supersede, and replace share similar meaning. What is the difference between them?
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The same pronunciation but spelled differently [duplicate]

What do we call words that sound (pronunciation) similar but have different spellings? Just for example : come - kom you - u I've already seen this post but that does not comply with the ...
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Word for a nostalgic anachronism?

"Vintage" is close to what I'm looking for. Maybe "anachronism" is too strong, but I'm looking for a word that describes something that becomes desirable since it is no longer in use, like receiving a ...
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Is there a synonym for “schadenfreude” that sounds more colloquial?

Is there a more colloquial synonym for "schadenfreude"? I'm specifically looking for a noun that denotes a pleasure derived from other people's misfortunes or sufferings. Sadly, I couldn't find any ...
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Another word for “understated sexuality”?

I am trying to find a proper word for describing a visual concept. At the moment the closest description is "understated sexuality", but maybe there is another word to describe a woman that is ...
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Synonym for “worse” with no negative connotation

Say there are two records in a band's discography and neither of them is bad. What's a better term than "worse" to refer to one record not being as great as the other record? Since both records are ...
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What is a word that describes “acceptance” and “understanding?”

I'm looking for a better word for "actions" in the following sentences. Foreign language classes help increase acceptance and understanding of other cultures. These actions are important, because ...
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Synonym of 'continue' [closed]

Here is my sentence: Continue the execution with a fixed number of resources generates a delay and an additional overhead in terms of performance. How can I change 'continue' ? By execution I ...
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“Bundle” synonym

Are there any synonyms for "bundle" that mean anything like "multiple items together" (apart from package, parcel, etc.) For example, a discounted SOMETHING of two products on a website. "bunch", for ...
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Need best words for Buy and Sell [closed]

I need the most trendy and attractive words for buy and sell.
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“Aforementioned” vs. “In question”

As I know, the words "Aforementioned" and "In question" have a similar meaning and imply referring to something that has already been mentioned, but when I looked up at the internet i found out that ...
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I don't like him any; you can't fool me any. “Any”?

What's the function of "any" in the title? Is it simply a synonym of "at all"? Why is its use so limited? For instance, we don't go here at all doesn't translate well to we don't go here any for me. ...
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Is there a synonym for 'synergy' that has a negative connotation?

I am looking for a word that describes a situation, where two processes with a negative outcome (in software development) combined together lead to a stronger negative effect.
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One-word synonym for 'fall short of'?

What are ONE-word synonyms, existing as a LONE verb, for the verb phrase 'fall short of'? I already know, and so ask NOT, about 'trail' (suggested by OED's thesaurus) or 'fail' or 'miss'. This search ...
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How to say “local community” in ONE word?

I'm struggling to say 'local community' in one word. Is there a suitable word which describes 'local community' or synonym?
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The places at which a journey begins and ends

In the nomenclature of travel and transport, what are the most common terms to describe the places at which a journey begins and ends? I think that "destination" is likely to be the latter—but how do ...
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Synonym for tsunami

I'm looking for an equivalent term in English for tsunami. How did people name/describe the phenomenon prior to 1868 -the first time the word was recorded in English according to Etymonline bearing in ...
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Is integratable a correct adjective for 'capable of integration'?

I'm looking for an adjective that captures the meaning of 'capable of integration' in a systems/software context (so not integrable in mathematical context). Integratable seems to be somewhat in use, ...
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Which word or phrase describes a hotel room that is a stand-alone little building?

I know about the term "bungalow" to describe some hotel rooms, but if it's not a very tropical place, what's another word that can describe this type of room? The room is basically a little house… is ...
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Is there an alternative word for “facepalm”?

Okay, we all know what a facepalm is. It has pretty much entered the modern vernacular as both a noun and a verb ("to facepalm"). However, I was wondering if there was a more formal word to describe ...
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Synonym for correct ending with -ent? [closed]

I'm looking for a synonym for a word like correct, true, right, well-formed or "not misleading", "without error" - but it should end with -ent. The closest I can come is "confident", but it doesn't ...
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A synonym for the word “pursuing” in the following context

I'm looking for a synonym for the word "pursuing" in the following context: "At present, I'm pursuing my third year of business studies"
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Infiltration & Neoplasia

I'm working on/reading a scientific article about the use and effects of Corticosteroid or Ketorolac on rabbit tendons and I got stuck at infiltration in the following excerpts: "Despite the ...
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synonym for someone who is a “fraud” or “liar”

He portrayed himself to be a really straightforward, hardworking person that always keeps their word, always shows up and is on time when they make plans, but turned out to be completely the opposite ...
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What are good synonyms to “not to speak of”?

I wanted to use some other phrase for "not to speak of". What could be a good synonym for that? For example, "international community" is a political contrivance, it doesn't exist! And what ...
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Is there a way to condense “put back” into one word?

The example in question involves a sentence of the structure: I'm putting my changes back. Is there a one-word equivalent for "put ... back"? E.g.: I'm ______ing my changes.
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Which synonyms for “stated” can I use in a legal context? [closed]

In our law essays we are often required to quote different judges. It becomes really monotonous to use the word "stated" all the time. I have also used "advocated" and "declared". Are there any other ...
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What is a similar word to “comprehensive” that doesn't suggest absolutely everything will be covered?

I'm putting together a proposal for a website and one of the things that we're providing is a knowledge base for users to find solutions to their problems. I'd like to imply that the KB will have a ...
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Alternatives to “Such As” [closed]

It will be more difficult for Bobby to behave well if Peggy is aggressive, such as hitting him or teasing him. What is the right clause, expression or phrase to use instead of such as. That ...
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What's the difference between 'mark' and 'grade', in an educational context?

It's been suggested to me that "mark" carries a slight presumption of a numerical grade, whereas "grade" implies a letter grade like A, B, C, etc.