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

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“Sponsoring” without implying funding

I am trying to replace the term "sponsored" in the following context, with a better term that does not imply receiving funds or support of any kind. Project X was sponsored by Company Y. Any ...
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What's the word that means someone who can't adapt to nature?

I heard a word some months ago describing someone who was not the type who could handle being dropped in the middle of nowhere and surviving. I forget if it was an adjective or a noun - I think it was ...
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50s synonym for “snogging”

What would the British term in 1954 have been for "snogging"? "Making out" is American. "All over each other" doesn't seem quite specific enough.
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Generic word for peformer, speaker, teacher for events

I run an event website and have always struggled with finding the right word for the performers of an event. These events might be: A concert (performer) A workshop (teacher) A book reading (author) ...
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What word can suitably replace “Chronicles” in “Chronicles of Narnia”? [closed]

What words can suitably replace "Chronicles" in "Chronicles of Narnia"? Records or Journal doesn't sound good to me, are there any better words? I wanted to start a blog(for recording my ...
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Is there a synonym for “thesaurus”?

It has always bothered me that there seemed to be this oversight; There is a definition of "dictionary" in a dictionary but no synonym of "thesaurus" in a thesaurus. The best I could figure would be ...
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Synonym for “dynamically driven”

I'm looking to replace the phrase "dynamically driven". Bit of context from where is from/going: I'm describing a bit of tech that is essentially inert, it's not pre-recorded, but at runtime uses that ...
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Why is the word 'narrow' an antonym to the word 'emphatic'?

I have been doing some antonym and synonym exercises as part of my preparation for a verbal reasoning test, and I was asked to pick an antonym for the word emphatic. There were four choices given to ...
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a word used to describe a person who is smart funny loyal humble brave compassionate strong willed [closed]

A single word to describe an individual with tbese character traits. Loving smart witty loyal brave sttkng willed
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Are there synomyms of ''enjoy''? [closed]

I am looking for synonyms of enjoy as in enjoy a moment. I thought first of the verb to profit, but it doesn't seem appropriate. Since I want to use it in a poem, I would prefer a single word.
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Synonyms for wondering hard

Can someone help me to identify some English synonyms/idioms meaning to "wonder so hard"? The word or phrase I'm looking for could be used in a situation where somebody tries to solve a very confusing ...
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verb “organise” vs. verb “order”

1) order: The verb order has different meanings. One of them is the following: to organize (things) in a particular list or series : to put things in a particular order or position 2) organise: Also ...
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Is there a an equally formal synonym for “in its broadest sense” [closed]

I am looking for a synonym of the sentence "in its broadest sense", for the case of generalizing something. Also synonyms for "to oversimplify", "to generalize" would be useful. I need this for ...
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Forego vs. Forbear vs. Forsake

What is the difference, if any, among forego, forbear, and forsake? In the thesaurus, 1. forsake is listed in the entry for synonyms of forego, but forbear is not listed in forego. 2. neither forego ...
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A masochist without the sexual baggage

The word masochist is used for someone who enjoys what others consider unpleasant: 1.1 (In general use) a person who enjoys an activity that appears to be painful or tedious: It also has song ...
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Give one word for the following phrase

Is there one word for the following phrase? To come to a conclusion without taking into consideration other parameters/ conditions ( jumping to a conclusion without ' definite and true ' knowledge ...
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Synonym for “business infrastructure”

We're internally using the term "business infrastructure" to group a set of modules, like a web site, an administration portal, an e-commerce engine and so on. While nicely accepted by the team, the ...
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The train commenced its journey - Is it bad word choice?

Commence means -begin,start. The train commenced its journey... Is the usage of commence flawed? What is the most striking difference between the three forms: Commence,start, and begin?
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Disdain, contempt or scorn

So I looked up the term contempt and found this definition: The feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration: I also found a synonym, disdain The feeling that ...
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Synonym for ”a sense of”

I am translating something from English to my mother language (Romanian) and I met the expression ”a sense of” a few times (e.g ”Is there a sense of being drawn to [something/someone/...]?”, ”Do you ...
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difference between blunt and brusque

I cannot tell the fine differences between the synonyms brusque and blunt. Blunt suggests lack of polish and of regard for the feelings of others. Brusque connotes sharpness and abruptness of speech ...
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synonym for “tutor” — American English

I need to translate "tutor" to a language where the same spelling is a false cognate. It would help me be creative to look at a few synonyms. But all I've come up with is "private teacher" which ...
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Is there a word for “piano reinterpretation”?

I really love the idea of people taking a simple melody, perhaps a well known one, and making their own piano interpretation of it, implementing some parts of the original and adding their own bit, ...
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Cost-benefit analysis: expressions, idioms, phrases or words that convey a sense of whether something is “worth it”. Any suggestions?

I'm looking for any expressions that can be used to convey a sense of "cost-benefit analysis", whether formal or informal, but not necessarily literally referring to a balance sheet. An expression ...
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Another word for sultry

I understand sultry means: (of the air or weather) hot and humid. (of a person, especially a woman) attractive in a way that suggests a passionate nature. Lot of people associate sultry ...
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Prejudicial vs. Prejudiced?

Is there a meaningful difference between the adjectives "prejudicial" and prejudiced"? Does each word fit better in a certain context? (By "prejudicial", I am not referring to the "detrimental" ...
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Is there a defined difference between the word “policy” and the phrase “policy measure”

I've seen a lot of things crop up talking about "policy measures" recently. I've even caught myself about to use (or misuse) it . But does it mean anything unique, or is it just a redundant way of ...
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When to use “necropsy” instead of “autopsy”?

I came across the following in an article about dove hunting: ...the study recorded the hits and misses of 5,094 shots with size 6 and 7 steel shot and 7 1/2 lead shot, killing a total of 1,146 ...
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Is there a synonym for fail better?

This is a passage from Samuel Beckett’s play Worstword Ho, 1983: “...All of old. Nothing else ever. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better ...” Since I first read this ...
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Alternative Idiom to “Horse's Mouth”

To be "straight from the horse's mouth" is to be from the most reliable source. I am wanting a title like "The horse's mouth" for my newsletter but I don't really want to call myself a horse. What ...
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Word for numeric value that is not necessarily the result of a measuring process [closed]

I have the phrase “mechanical properties measurement” and am looking for a good replacement for measurement that would not imply a measuring process, as the "measurement" in question is simply a ...
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If I were to have or If I should have [duplicate]

I am not native English. My question regards the conditional form of the verb have to, must. I was wondering if I could use in interchangeable way the expressions "If I were to have" and "If I should ...
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Synonym for character (as in a person in a book)

A story normally consists of several characters (i.e. the protagonist, the antagonist, and so forth), but is there a good synonym for the word character? I've often used "people", but it seems overly ...
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Can “firstly” be used in the same meaning as “at first/initially”?

I've come across many sources claiming that the words firstly and first (as an adverb) can be used interchangeably. They, however, only seemed to be comparing their meanings with regard to ...
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A synonym for “picky” with a positive connotation (food)?

We're very picky about the ingredients we use. In that context, what's a synonym for "picky" with a positive connotation, that denotes that we care very much about the quality of the ingredients? ...
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Another term for oxymorons

What is the term for an incongruous phrase like domestic violence, where the word "domestic" softens or alters the meaning of "violence", or Big Brother, which is not literally an oxymoron but is so ...
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A word that means an undeniable statement, stated emphatically

I'm looking for a word that means an emphatic, definitely correct, powerful assertion, kind of like "undeniable" except that doesn't capture the action aspect of making a statement. (A thesaurus ...
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Deference vs Respect: What's the difference? [closed]

Can I use the words 'respect' and 'deference' interchangeably?
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Is there a word or phrase that expresses the action of “a person thinking about what another person is doing when the other person is not around”

Is there a word or phrase that expresses the action of "a person thinking about what another person is doing when the other person is not around". for example, John is sitting in his room in Kentucky, ...
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expressions meaning to risk death [closed]

I am looking for expressions roughly synynymous wtih 'to risk death'. The following are some examples. Can you think of others? to risk one's life to put one's life on the line to flirt with ...
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Synonym for “swearing” [closed]

The actual word "swearing" is considered to be inappropriate in IELTS's acadamic writing. Then, what is the most suitable synonym for "swearing" in academic writing? I'm now taking an IELTS course. ...
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Single word that could mean three other words [closed]

I would like to know whether there's a word which could mean these 3 things: Support Like Congratulate I hoping to use it in my website for user's status. I would really appreciate if you could ...
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What does a quantum mechanics magician do?

Thousands of years ago a coppersmith was a magician doing stuff most couldn't fathom, a few decades ago a computer programmer was a magician doing stuff most couldn't fathom. If a quantum mechanical ...
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Is the definition of a word also a synonym of that word? [closed]

When writing, you can substitute the definition of a word for a word and still make a correct (if more complicated) sentence. Does that make the definition of a word a synonym for the actual word ...
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A synonym for the prefix intro~

Good afternoon, While working on a philosophical paper I came across a slight problem and while I searched for an answer on my own, I seem predisposed to not find any, at least not in the sense of an ...
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SWF Seeks Strong Single-word Synonym

I’m a single female and lately all I do is work, work, work. Truth be told, I’m lonely and bored to tears. Desperate for relief, I decided to take out a classified advertisement but got stuck on the ...
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Politically correct synonym for “Indian giver”?

The phrase "Indian giver" means someone who gives a person a gift and then wants it back later. It's occasionally a useful concept, but the dictionary says it's offensive and I also think so. Is there ...
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Word (subject) for the way or style of doing something

I think I can say "There are different ways of eating a cake" or "There are different styles of eating a cake". Is there also a subject that replaces "way of [anything]"? E.g. if I want to list all ...
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Are “control”, “direct”, “lead”, and “head” synonyms for supervise? [closed]

I need to know the following: Is control a synonym for supervise? Is direct a synonym for supervise? Is lead a synonym for supervise? Is head a synonym for supervise/supervisor/lead/leader? I have ...
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What are some synonymous phrases for the phrase “Turning Criminal”?

I need suggestions for different ways to say "turning criminal," as in "He began turning criminal, committing illegal acts instead of abiding by the law."