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

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Alternate, softer word for 'Employee'?

Afternoon all, A colleague and I have put together an internal feedback form in our workplace, and had to amend the previous form from the word 'Agent', referring to the individual receiving the ...
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Need a synonym for “action” in a specific context

I need a synonym for the word "action". Here is the sentence where I need a synonym: When an event occurs, an action is taken. For example: When you read this question, you write a comment.
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Would a specific type of animal be capitalized? [on hold]

I did a project on owls. And I had to name 5 breeds, or species, of owls. But would they be capitalized or not? For example, spotted owls. Is it Spotted Owls or Spotted owls or spotted Owls or just ...
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Word for politicians truth, really a lie

What is the word for something that is said but isnt true, but because it is said it is believed (by the masses) to be true and is never then undone easily? Often used by point scoring, or wriggling, ...
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multiplicands:factors::addends:______?

When two multiplicands are multiplied, we get a product. But when we factorize the product, we split it into factors. Similarly, when we add two addends, we get a sum. What do we call the resulting ...
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Synonym for “dream life”? [on hold]

I have been unable to find a good word (or 2-word phrase) to convey the idea of "dream life", by which I mean "the possible future state of my life in which I experience even more fulfillment, health, ...
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Does informative ever mean gossipy?

My copy of "Chambers Dictionary Of Synonyms and Antonyms" lists the following synonyms for informative: informative adj. chatty, communicative, constructive, educational, enlightening, ...
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Different words for educational problems [on hold]

What is the difference between the following words (terms) in a context of education (online education in particular)? Quiz Exercise Assignment Problem Question Which one is more proper to use as ...
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A word(s) for an account that is dependant on another account? [closed]

I was thinking like child account (but then it looks like is the account of a child) and sub account doesn't sound right to me either.
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What is a synonym for geo (Geolocation )? [closed]

I just noticed not many people are familiar with term geolocation and was looking for synonyms. Any suggestions?
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What is an adjective synonym for “discretion” or “up to you?”

This has been bothering me for some time, and I apologize for any mistakes here. What I'm looking for is another word for discretion without possession. It's almost like saying the phrase "up to ...
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Is there a one word synonym for “Paid Lift”? [on hold]

By Paid Lift - I mean you ask for a lift in a car and pay fuel expenses in return
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A single word to define “leave in state of ignorance”

What is a good word that describes the act of purposefully leaving someone else in a state of ignorance with the goal of benefiting from their, well, ignorance?
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is there a better word for “solving” a paradoxical situation?

So I am trying to write my first paper, that is describing a method that is in a way "solving" a paradoxical situation by creating a new sort of trick that helps to solve a previously difficult ...
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group and party the difference [closed]

What the difference between group and party? For example in relation to any people, for me, these words mean the same.
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Other uses of the word “politics”? [closed]

How can the word politic(s) used besides it's general meaning, that is " the activities of governments concerning the political relations between countries". For example, what does politics mean in ...
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What is the word for the movement you make when you give someone your hand?

When someone falls down and you give your hand to her but she doesn't hold your hand, what's the proper word for the gesture you've done. You extend your hand? Is "extending a hand" right usage as a ...
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Concisest synonym for 'to be without'? [closed]

Single intransitive verbs exist that mean 'to be with' (eg 'exist' itself). Example: 'A parsnip exists'. But are there lone intransitive verbs that mean 'to be withOUT'? Example: 'lack' is ...
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Is there a formal word for people that are local to a place? [closed]

I wish to write about the people and language of a city I recently visited in an essay. Is there a word for people who are local to a place?
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What is the usage difference between dilemma and quandary

Between dilemma and quandary, what are the various denotations and connotations. A dilemma is a difficult choice, not just any difficulty or problem. The dictionaries put them as synonyms. ...
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One-word Synonym - 'to narrow down'

Context: Please narrow down your question, which is too broad. I tried thesarus.com but I doubt those suggested synonyms prevail in use? For example, Google produces only 4 hits for both ...
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What can be used as formal euphemism of “hack”?

I'm writing a technical document, and I need to convey the fact that we had to find a non-optimal, non-orthodox solution that was adopted as the best available alternative (a hack) to solve an ...
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Josh Earnest - Press Secretary or Oxymoron?

Isn't the current Whitehouse press secretary's name, Josh Earnest, an example of an oxymoron? Can proper nouns even be oxymorons, and if so, could I (acceptably) refer to such as, oxymoronic? Can you ...
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Shorter version for “take into account”

I need a shorter version of a phrase "Take into account magnetic declination" for user interface in my application. I am considering on of these: Use magnetic declination Count magnetic declination ...
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What is a word which describes something you are looking for

The word would fit within the following context: I found the ______ of my search. I know there there is a simple word which describes an object which is being searched for, but I just can't ...
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what is a good word to describe a movie that left a strong feeling or impact in you?

For example what is a better word to replace "struck" in the following example. I watched the Movie ABC today and what John said about gossip really struck me. Update: The word I was looking ...
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'Brief description' synonyms

I am trying to think of synonyms for two similar descriptions but where the length of the actual description is different. I have checked this thread, but I want feedback due to the nature of the ...
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One-word synonym - 'the following' (ie: what follows next)

Please beware that I ask only about definition 2, so I'm seeking a nounal synonym for the following = [treated as singular or plural] What follows or comes next: Particularly, is there an ...
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What word characterizes this one statement with its diametrically opposed conclusions?

"Well we’re getting closer… or farther away." This was a tongue-in-cheek response characterizing the state of a system. What word characterizes this one statement with its diametrically opposed ...
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Other ways to say 'I plead insanity'

I am writing a one act play about a trial. The evidence is piled against the defendant, and he wants to plead insanity. What are other ways of stating that? What are other ways to refer to that plea? ...
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What word means 'willingness to learn'? [closed]

What adjective (single word) means 'having/using a willingness to learn'?
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What's the term for the information you gather from someone before deciding to bring them in for an interview?

What is another word for the information you gather from someone before deciding to bring them in for an interview? (Salary Requirements, Commuting Restrictions, etc.) What I'm trying to say is: ...
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What is a formal word meaning “paid off”?

I can not think of any way to say paid off in a formal way. Susan’s speech and struggle during those rough times has _______.
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Idiom for asking for someone's knowledge of something

I am wondering if there is a word for requesting or requested someone's knowledge of something. This came up in a conversation I was having about car insurance. I had to explain to them that my ...
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A formal synonym for “to be asked to do something” [closed]

I'm looking for a formal synonym for the phrase and counting on your help. I was wondering about "request" like in "The guests are requested to wear appropriate attire.", but it doesn't sound good for ...
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Equivalent of words appropriate to damage for healing [closed]

I'm creating a game and in it, it is possible to damage or heal living things, as you would expect. I've decided that different kinds of things can have one of three reactions to certain types of ...
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What is the word for when people use associative words for technical terms? [closed]

Examples: the word "canned" is used for multiple items within a list "breadcrumbs" is used for specifying a part of a webpage used for navigation on the site "bootstrap" is used for start up (an ...
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Alternatives to the “on the one hand… on the other hand” construct

Can anyone suggest any alternatives to the "on the one hand... on the other hand" construct? Example: (On the one hand/alternative) I like product A. (On the other hand/alternative) product B also ...
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Synonym for wow

Wow, the teams are getting better! What alternatives are there to the word wow? I have looked at thesaurus.com, synonym.com, thesaurus.yourdictionary.com, my own personal thesaurus What is wrong is ...
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What do you call a person who thinks a lot?

Is there any specific word for a person who is always involved in processing a thought? I could find synonyms for 'deep thought' - contemplation, rumination and so on. But I couldn't find if there ...
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What is the word to describe the lack of something?

You have suffered many hardships and lived ...." (the term I want to find is here, it's like people live under poor conditions and don't have many facilities, lack of something to support their daily ...
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Is there a well-known term for the synonym or near-synonym “telescoping” words?

This has been rattling around in the back of my mind for many years (way before Stack Exchange came into existence), so it's a relief to finally ask the question. There are words that can be ...
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I need a three- letter synonym! [closed]

I need the synonym of "catch or arrest someone who is doing something illegal".
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Word for “pain gets worse”

"The pain kept increasing." I was looking for a substitute of "increasing" that expresses the idea that pain didn't subside and instead intensified. I have overused these words (increasing, ...
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I need a section title for a section that describes how a piece of software works

Currently I'm using "How it works" as the title, but I want to replace that with something short and meaningful, most of my other section titles are one word long. The whole document is about a piece ...
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What is a synonym for “controversial” with a more neutral connotation?

When things are described as "controversial," it's usually done with a negative connotation, as in "a controversial new law that many feel restricts their freedom." It seems people tend to describe ...
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What is the difference between in receipt, on receipt and upon receipt?

I got the following message from a book store: I am extremely sorry for this lapse as I hurriedly sent you the book to reach you on time when I received the book from the Publisher. I will ...
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Word for metallic “dust”?

What’s the English word for the metallic “dust”, or more precisely the tiny remains (waste) of drilling, welding, cutting through metal, and similar metal processing?
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Synonym wanted for 'make it easy '

I am confused about how to write the sentence below. Is it grammatically correct? Our mission is to make it easy to post or search institute. Are there any alternate phrases for "make it easy"?
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Synonym for 'redefine" [closed]

I am working on a tribute to an individual who has "redefined" the meaning of giving charity. My supervisor has asked for a word that conveys someone who has drastically revolutionized the concept of ...