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

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What would be the proper term for the head of an Academy?

I'm reading a book, and I'm constantly seeing the name 'Chairman' appear to describe the head of an Academy that students of all grades can attend. An "Elevator School" if you will. The problem I ...
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Can 'trains' be used as a synonym for 'postponement'

Was solving a cryptic crossword clue recently which reads Coaches for postponement (6) The answer is 'trains' obvious from coaches , but dont get the postponement reference. The solution ...
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Is there another way of saying “opener” as in the one who does the opening prayer in a devotion?

Another term for saying "Opener" in a Christian devotion.
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A more formal alternative for “go with” in the context of food or literature

... or the literature on food. I need a verb for associating things that go particularly well together. Possibly with a wine or French lineage. It is not pairing. Other ideas thrown out are go with ...
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One word for “putting it together”

I am starting a blog focused on software development and trying to come up with some catchy name for it. The theme of the blog should be "putting things together", or to "connect all dots of complex ...
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Single word for shopping after comparing price and features across multiple shops and product types

I'm looking for a phrase or a single word that denotes the act of buying an item after analyzing the price and features of different products across several shops. The closest I could get to was ...
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Is there any difference between “student” or “pupil”? [duplicate]

I am a little bit confused, when somebody told me that a student is the same as a pupil. Would it be correct, if I said "He is a pupil of MBA."? Which of the following expressions is the most ...
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“focus on” or “concentrate on”

I am wondering if "focus" and "concentrate" can be used interchangeably? Such as: [..] designed solution will focus on using modern hardware [..] [..] designed solution will concentrate on using ...
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Word for describing process of walking, going on foot

I'm translating an article about a wax doll museum, and I got trapped on a phrase 'this wax doll has a mechanism, which simulates ''process of going on foot, walking, smth. like that''. I know, this ...
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What is a term for a form that has been filled out?

Assuming the definition of 'form' as follows (see definition #6 here): "a printed document with blank spaces for information to be inserted." What could you call a printed document with the blank ...
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'uplink' or 'interfaces'

I wonder, which sentence fragment is better? ... effectiveness of the interface failure detection ... effectiveness of the uplink failure detection
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Less-technical synonym for “timestamp”

I've already looked at Is there a word for "a point in time"?, but there doesn't seem to be any answers other than "timestamp". While I agree that it is the most technically accurate ...
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Word for feeling in the mood to experiment

I am looking for a word for being in a mood to experiment or try something you would not normally do for a situation. A person might say: "I am feeling .... today, and will go another way". I knew ...
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Good word for something physical that's inexplicable

I'm looking for a word to describe something physical, something that you can tangibly and empirically feel, but cannot see, nor sense in any other way than touch, nor explain its imperceptibility. ...
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Single word for “from then” or “from it” [closed]

I would like to use the archaic expression (from the family of hence, whereby etc.) to refine the sentence: "..the weights introduced in Exercise 2 and determined from it/from there" meaning the ...
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Cheap talk vs gossip

Are cheap talk and gossip close synonyms or are there instances where one cannot be used to substitute the other?
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A word similar to pride (without it's troublesome patronizing connotations)

I frequently want to express a feeling of pleasure to be associated with someone who is doing something exceptional. The phrase that comes to mind is, "I'm proud of you," but I am troubled by a ...
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Synonyms for “previous”? [closed]

I looked up the synonym for previous up in the dictionary, and found preceding, former, earlier, etc. Are there other synonyms for this word which can be used in writing a scientific paper? ...
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One word that can be used to represent Weak student?

Is there a word/term in English that describes a student that has bad grades, weak performance... I am writing a PhD thesis so I need a word that can be understood by native and non-native English ...
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A synonym for Viral

Viral, meaning a contagious spreading of word, saying, picture or song which reach a huge number of people through the Net, mainly via social networks, is now a very popular term that is finding ...
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What's another way to describe a circular continuum?

A continuum is anything that gradually changes from one thing to another. But I want another word that describes something that changes gradually and whose opposite extremes are actually one in the ...
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Ways to say “Can't be bothered!”

How else can I express a feeling similar to "can't be bothered!" Words or phrases would be appreciated as well as variations from across the English speaking world.
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How to describe useless conversation?

Is there a word or concise English expression for the kind of discussion that is heated, perhaps a bit contentious or pretentious, but ultimately off-topic, vague, or too abstract to be useful? A ...
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How is a person I've affiliated called?

What's the right terms to define: A person who is an affiliate in a company, who brings to the company other affiliates What are the people he affiliated called in relation to him What is he called ...
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What are some synonyms for “mindbody” or “psychosomatic”?

I'm open to synonyms for "mindbody" either as a noun (the combination of mind and body as one unit) or as an adjective (e.g. "psychosomatic" or "psychogenic"). But I can't have "psycho" in the term ...
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Is there a non-derogatory synonym for “propaganda”?

Is there a non-derogatory synonym for propaganda? Specifically, I’m talking about a word to describe the sum of all messages a particular political member has broadcast (through various media), but ...
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Is “ambiguate” a word, or is there a word with a similar meaning?

I want to say something along the lines of "obscure", such as "He obscured the details" but I want it to capture the idea that the obscurity lies in the ambiguous nature of his description.
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Usage of diffuse vs. defuse

I often hear phrases such as "infantry were sent in to diffuse/defuse the situation," and I am never quite sure which people are saying, and which is correct. Both seem to make sense. To me (a ...
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Laws I created that I must follow?

I have created a set of laws I must follow to enforce self-discipline. One law is I will not steal candy from children. It sounds sort of weird to say "I broke my own law", and sounds sort of ...
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A word for reading something thoroughly until one understands it well?

I was wondering if there was one word in English for "to read something thoroughly until one understands it well"? I am trying to translate a word which has this meaning in Chinese. Thanks.
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Is there a word for a unique manufactured item?

Is there a synonym for "unique" that specifically applies to a custom-made or customized item - say, a car - of which only one copy exists? Something like "once-in-a-lifetime" but in the meaning of ...
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Current / Previous / Previous — A term to describe this state other than tense or currency

I'm looking for a term to describe a state. Ordinarily I would use the word "Currency" to describe the state of "Current", "Future", "Previous", however in the context, this would be too easily ...
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Synonyms for 'offered'?

I need synonyms for the word 'offered'. the opportunities offered by initially offered sufficient to offered functionality Thank you in advance for your help.
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Is there a word for when caravan guards kill a merchant and take all his stuff to sell? Other than defalcator?

If it was on sea it would be mutineer. I swear there is a word for this.
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Synonyms for 'the use of'?

I need synonyms for the word 'the use of' in my sentence. Also, the use of commonly available solutions contributed to cost reduction. Thank you in advance for your help.
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unitize (unitise) or unify?

I am about to collect information from multiple sources and transform them into one language/terminology. I wonder what would be the correct term for this process? Maybe a different word would fit ...
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Bigot and Hypocrite - What's the difference? [closed]

What's the difference between the two.
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Synonym for “artisan” with a more scientific connotation

Wikipedia describes "artisan" as: An artisan ... or craftsman ... is a skilled manual worker who makes items that may be functional or strictly decorative, including furniture, sculpture, ...
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Is libre the only English single-word adjective signifying 'liberty' without also meaning 'at no monetary cost'?

The Wikipedia entry Gratis versus libre contains the following text: Libre /ˈliːbrə/ in English is adopted from the various Romance languages, ultimately descending from the Latin word lībere; ...
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Is there any archaic word for “finally”?

So I was wondering whether there is any archaic word that means "finally" or "at last"?
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Is there a term or a phrase for something that is both literally and figuratively true?

For example, when I tried to do my best at dancing, I "put my best foot forward". This is literally true because in dancing I put one foot in front of the other, but it's also figuratively true ...
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Is the word “annotation” suitable to describe “underline, highlight, strikethrough” made by reader/user? (labels in computer application)

I am not a native speaker so I would like to know what terms are suitable to describe notes highlight underline strike-through to the user, in computer applications where user can annotate text ...
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Can accomplished be used synonymously with executed or carried out?

I've stumbled upon this sentence and to me it just sounds a bit off: The selection of shops is accomplished by our company. I've never seen accomplished used in that context and I was just ...
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What is an adventurous term for “housekeeping” [closed]

I'm working on setting up an adventure based metaphor for my son's chores, and one of the categories of "challenges" he'll be tasked with completing is housekeeping (making his bed, washing the ...
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Alternative word for jealous (without the negative connotations)

I was wondering whether there is a word similar to jealousy but without the negative connotations? For example, if I really admired someone for their memory and wished mine could be as good - however, ...
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Can you be sent on a quest or does it then become a mission?

A discussion on the Arqade sister site brought up an interesting question that I thought I'd share here. What is the difference between a quest and a mission? Given the roots of the words, quest ...
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One Word Alternative for “Increase Productivity”

Is there a single English word (preferably a verb) which can replace the phrase "increase productivity" or "increase your productivity"?
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Word for energyless-ness

What's a single word that can connote the concept of (or something similar to) "energyless-ness" (which, as far as I can tell, is not a word). This is meant to be used in the context of burnout. When ...
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Single word to describe something that is “meant to be”

I am trying to come up with a single word that describes the saying "meant to be" in a poetic and prophetic manner (but I am not looking for a fantastical description that talks too much about fate). ...
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A word or succinct phrase for “capable of producing financial income”

I have a bullet point list describing some requirements for a game I will be producing. It is written as follows: The game will be: Requirement 1 Requirement 2 ... One of the requirements is ...