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

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Synonyms for “beginning” of a research era

For the following sentence, I would like to find a good word for "beginning". In German, we for example have "Geburtsstunde" which means "hour of birth", and I would like to find a similar word. "...
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A synonym for 'c*ck' that works as the equivalent to 'c*nt' in terms of taboo strength

Edit: This question pertains to American English usage. Whether one likes it or not, obscene or taboo words come with degrees of strength, so that 'dick' and 'cock' are synonyms but one is weaker and ...
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What's a word that means arbitrary, but doesn't carry a negative connotation? [on hold]

I'm looking for a word that describes a choice made without reason, but that has a neutral-to-positive connotation. I had always thought that "arbitrary" is inherently neutral, but in practice I've ...
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Dine in for two for £10 with free wine

This is one of the M&S promotions, it gives me the impression that I can eat in at their restaurant/canteen but in fact you can only buy those dinner items off the shelf. I thought "dine in" is ...
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Synonyms for qualitative vs. quantitative

I would like to describe a business process that can either undergo a qualitative or a quantitative change and seek a better wording to contrast the two terms. Specifically, I am describing an ...
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Quadrangle vs. Quadrilateral

Which of two words standing for geometric figure with four edges and angles is more common for english-speaking people? P.S. I will use short word "quad" until I get answer for the question :)
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Word to denote time to expiration

Is there a single word to denote the amount of time before something expires? For example: The password is valid for another 10 hours What's the word that is equivalent to "good for a period of" ...
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Looking for an English word or expression for not having a real boss in charge

There is a Hungarian word fejetlenség, literally, having no head, in the state of having no head, meaning a situation where a state or an organisation is an unruly mess. Is there an English ...
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Synonyms for “knowing someone well” [on hold]

What word can I use to say that I know someone really really well? It's more than "aquainted with".
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Another words for master

I am looking for word a man who either train his student or tell/learn his student about life. Words come to my mind is master, Grand Master or guide but I like to get more words to the list. Thanks....
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Is “home patch” completely equivalent to “hometown”?

I heard this expression "home patch" referring to "hometown" from a recent BBC Documentary. Since I am not a native English speaker, I am wondering about whether it is completely equivalent to "...
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Synonym for 'first class' as in 'first gathering of a course' [on hold]

I'm looking for the most colloquial synonym for the term 'first class', in the meaning of 'first gathering of a course'. My reason for looking for an alternative is that 'first class' is too easily ...
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A synonym for 'stay' that starts with 'f'? [on hold]

What word starts with an 'f' and is a synonym for stay, remain, 'opposite of move'? This is for the title of an article, which is "The Choice to Fly or [stay]". Id like the second word to also start ...
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Words that are both Anagrams and Synonyms

So my father and I were talking, and I commented that it is supremely satisfying that the words it's and 'tis are synonyms that have the exact same distribution of characters (they are anagrams). He ...
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Need synonym for beginning something eagerly

I am trying to find a one-word synonym for the phrase, "They threw themselves into [an activity]", or "they launched ambitiously into..," or "They zealously began to...". The actual phrase that I am ...
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When do I use fee and when do I use charge? [closed]

Are there differences between the two words? Thank you very much for your answers.
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Difference between “latent” and “underlying”

I'm not an English native speaker and I tend to use "latent" and "underlying" as if they were synonyms. Are they actually synonyms, or is there a difference between them ? For example, in a ...
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What is the difference between 'reprimand' and 'scold'? [closed]

Can someone tell the difference between these?
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Is “Tenor” okay?

I came across an advertisement which reads as follows: As one may find, the advertisement uses the word "Tenor" to say that the Bond would have a term (or duration) of 8 years. Is "Tenor" okay in ...
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Word that is like a neutral version of 'cliché'; 'canonical' is likely a synonym

I've been struggling with thesauri, learned friends, and hopeless google searches. The word I'm looking for describes a 'go-to' example or conventionally used style that isn't official. Something ...
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What are other words or phrases for “total catch”, “whole package”, or “perfect 10” when referring to an attractive bachelorette?

I've found it difficult to search for synonyms. I'm hoping for some noun that signifies a really impressive woman that any man would want to share life with. "Perfect 10" and "bombshell" are ...
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A word for a large underground library

I am looking for a word to describe a large underground library many times the height of an average person. The word "edifice" means a large, imposing, and important building. However, I feel like ...
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Is it correct to refer to two different sources using “this” and “this”? If false what synonyms could be used? [closed]

Is the following decent English: Based on sources like this and this the following code was created: If it is correct English? What kind of synonym could be used in this context?
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hypothetically speaking vs theoretically speaking

"They say the sky is blue"......hypothetically speaking or theoretically speaking (which is the right phrase to use if you thinking of evoking a debate on the matter). If am thinking its any colour ...
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What are other ways of saying “to keep moving forward in times of hardship?” [duplicate]

I'm looking for another way to describe the act of forcing yourself through a s*** week
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Alternative way to say “sold a project”

My apologies if this question seems out of place, but I wasn't sure about where else I should ask it (I also couldn't find anything through Google). I'm in the process of updating my resume, and I'm ...
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Word for “lose something temporarily”

Is there any verb which means that I lost something but actually you're sure that it isn't lost forever? So I don't know where is it now but if I was looking for it, I would find it. Or, I put it ...
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What is an antonym for “technically”? [closed]

In this case technically meaning "according to the prescribed definition or rules." Is there a single word antonym for this?
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How are “autopsy of a corpse” and “post-mortem of a corpse” different?

Autopsy is surgical examination of a corpse to find out the cause of the death. Post-mortem, used in isolation as in "Post-mortem was done", refers to surgical examination of a corpse. Now, the ...
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What is meant by memory hog? [closed]

I found the following statement: Reading in the whole file at one time is called slurping. It can be useful but it may be a memory hog. What is the meaning of hog, and how does it relate to ...
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Is there a better term than “dummy” to describe a non-functional part of a program?

I'm searching for a different or more neutral term than "dummy" to describe a non-functional or non-interactive part of a program. I've been using this term to refer to code in interactive charts ...
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Is 'folk' a politically correct substitute for 'people'?

Edit: Comments so far have focused on the speech of politicians. While this discussion is interesting, and desired when relevant, I am more concerned with use in activist communities. I believe the ...
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More inclusive/formal synonym for “grandfathered in”?

The expression "grandfathered in" or similar expressions like "grandfather clause" aren't always immediately clear to people for whom English is a second language. But I'm hard pressed to come up ...
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Another word for information

I've been passing a lot of information along to my relatives and would like to find another word to use instead of 'information'. And please don't say 'data', I would hope to find something more ...
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A word or idiom similar to sour grapes but simply not hating the object you cannot obtain? [duplicate]

I am looking for a word or idiom which can express a feeling similar to the sour grapes idiom but instead of putting down or hating the thing you cannot obtain, you just simply do not want it anymore. ...
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Less extreme way of saying mutually exclusive

I want a word that approximates "mutual exclusivity" but is not quite as strong. For example (please ignore the accuracy of the statement), I want to convey the following message albeit with less of ...
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One word which can mean “synonym” and “translation”

I'm working on a dictionary which can translate words between two languages. It can however also "translate" between the same language, which means that it finds a synonym. In this context the ...
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Is “for perpetuity” a synonym of “permanently”? [closed]

I am looking for another way to say permanently ("not temporarily"), like in: Starting from today, the rule 'A' will hold _______. and was wondering if for perpetuity is a grammatically correct ...
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Is there an established suffix like -phobia that expresses dislike but not fear? [duplicate]

These days there are a host of words constructed with -phobia that express dislike towards a class of people or things. As far as I understand, in common parlance, -phobia technically encompasses any ...
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Searching for a word or phrase [closed]

I am looking for a word or phrase to express the idea of making one thing into an entirely new, better thing. To give a little bit of context, this is in reference to recycling and upcycling.
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One-word equivalent to “show in detail”

This graph shows in detail the relationships between x, y, and z. I'm limited in word count and this expression costs three words. How can I reduce it to one word?
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Synonym for “from the trenches” [closed]

The expression "from the trenches" implies a down-to-reality focus as in "a view from the trenches". Is there any other english expression implying the same meaning ?
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Can I do 3D processing? [closed]

I'm working for a museum and do some programming and 3D. The description of the exhibit I'm making reads: "Programming and 3D processing: < My Name >" I thought that 3d processing is what GPU ...
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Difference between 'roam' and 'ramble' [closed]

Both of these words mean "move about aimlessly or without any destination". Is there any difference between them? Is there any context in which you'd use "ramble" instead of "roam", or vice versa? P....
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a word for “universal weltanshauung”"

Similar to "weltanshauung" or "worldview"...need to find, or create a word that designates on a cosmic or galactic scale an originated (human-species-life force) comprehensive, elemental defined ...
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Is there a word for “teacher's withholding knowledge” [closed]

I know there's a sinhalese word (ගුරු මුෂ්ටි) but can't remember the English word for that?
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Is there a word or phrase which is to a question what a synonym is to a word?

I would like a title for a list of questions which are similar in wording but identical in meaning to the current question. So if you are viewing the question: How many miles in a kilometre? It ...
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How can I express my appreciation for something that I don't enjoy? [closed]

Films like the Clockwork Orange and Requiem for a Dream make me feel uncomfortable. I find them disturbing and it's not an accurate description to say that I 'enjoy' watching them. However, I do find ...
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What is a less litigious synonym for “plaintiff”?

I'd like to say something like "the complainer" for a one-off incident where a person complained about another person, but without implying that they complain habitually (i.e. complainer), and without ...
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Are there any synonyms for the noun 'crush'?

I must clarify, when I say 'crush', I mean the subject of an unrealistic, one-sided infatuation. For example, it can be used in this sentence: 'My celebrity crush is David Beckham.' Could that word ...