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

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I'm looking for a word similar to an abstract concept

I'm looking for a word to describe when you are aware that something is real, however because you've never experienced said-thing firsthand, the thought of the thing seems like an abstract concept ...
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What are different types of useing said?

So I had a note book quite a few years back full of different ways of saying said. Example: He cried out. She snarled. She assured. He yelled. (Those are the ones I can remember) I was hoping for ...
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What is a word that indicates the layout of video feeds/sources on a video wall/screen - planogram?

Much like a planogram indicates where the placements of retail products should be: plan·o·gram ˈplanəˌɡram/ noun a diagram or model that indicates the placement of retail products on ...
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Can we use “splash” instead of “throw water”?

Can we use "splash" instead of "threw water" in this sentence? People laughed freely like small children as they "threw water" at each other. Also, do we use the preposition "at" for "splash"?
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Word like Personify, but rather than human specific, more focused on general life

I'm looking for a word that is similar to personify, but that would imply it has life-like qualities, rather than human-like. For example, I am discussing the fact that a self-driving car, if involved ...
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What's a word for someone who does what they say? [duplicate]

I'm looking for a single word that means something like 'being a man/woman of your word', or 'follow through' as a noun. I tried using 'integrity' at first, but that has other implications, like ...
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Name for a person who is always trying to beat the system?

Someone I know is always finding a way to beat the system, for example: Getting fake records to get his children into college, contacting people in the system to find him a way to bypass waiting for ...
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“abundant” and “copious” are synonyms - undisputed?

Is it completely undisputed that abundant and copious are indeed synonyms? According to WordNet (an English database developed at Princeton university), abundant and copious are not synonyms.
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What's the word for day/night?

So I'm customizing a wordrpress(cms) for hotel for a client and he asked me to do add a new functionality that is a options dropdown where the user can select "time" like "Time" - DayWhat's the ...
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“Enjoin” vs “Adjure”

"Enjoin" means to direct someone with emphasis and authority. "Adjure" means to command in a serious manner. Are the two words used in different contexts?
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Looking for a synonym for Block

I need to find some synonym for block or some other word to say that some thing is not happening but I need that word to start with U. I want to express that a protein is blocking a cellular process. ...
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Difference between indecisive and volatile

I am confused about when to use indecisive and when to use volatile. For example He was very _________. His friends acknowledged his vacillation. What would be the appropriate answer here?
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A synonym for “soft” with a negative connotation

I'm looking for a synonym for soft, as in the opposite of coarse or crass. The context is a young French woman in Nazi Germany who asks a shopkeeper for something to catch a mouse in her house. The ...
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Offensive single-noun term for “indecisive person”

I'm looking for an offensive single-noun term for "indecisive person," preferably short and cutting. Something along the lines of "nitwit" for "foolish person"; but now instead of "foolish," try ...
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A site where human bones have been discovered

Is there a shorter way of saying "other sites where human bones have been discovered"? I mean a site that is not a burial site, e.g a person has an heart attack, falls down on the ground and dies but ...
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'Put the ball' vs 'throw the ball'

Is the word put a synonym to throw? If a boy exerts his strength to throw a ball, can we also use "put" to describe such? Some online dictionaries define put as "throw a force or weight," which is ...
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Friendlier synonym for “regards” in an e-mail [duplicate]

I was about to send an email to some colleagues, then at end I wanted to say "bye" but saying just "Cheers" was too friendly and "Best regards" was too official. "Yours faithfully" would be even ...
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What other ways are there to write officially “let us know”? [closed]

Synonyms required. Phrases are preferred.
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Description word between new and old?

I am trying to create a scale of descriptive words. I have new content being described as "fresh" thinking of describing old content just as "old" unless you have any other suggestions. My issue is ...
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Modern words for “contrariwise”

Does contrariwise sound old-fashioned? As in Alice in Wonderland: ‘Contrariwise,’ continued Tweedledee, ‘if it was so, it might be.’ What are the modern words for contrariwise?
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Suggested alternatives for that horrible new noun 'nice-to-have'?

In the example below, I’m looking for a suitable synonym for ‘nice-to-have.’ I’m specifically looking for an appropriate noun replacement; do we actually have such a thing in English? Maintenance ...
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Is “square” a synonym for “roundabout” (noun)?

I can't seem to find it in a dictionary, but every once in a while (although rarely) I do seem to come across examples, such as Bartel-Pritchard Square, that seem to indicate the two are synonyms. ...
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To observe, over analyze, but never act

They would see something of significance to them, analyze it, think it through, but never do anything. They can study the details forever but never act
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What's a more appropriate word than verbatim or literal in this context?

The XML file is being transcribed verbatim to generate the form on the web page. Perhaps literal fits better than verbatim, as the former denotes a looser correlation (in my opinion) than the ...
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What do you call someone who sends an email? [closed]

I searched for sender synonyms but I'm not satisfied with the results
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Alternative ways of saying “Try your best”? [closed]

I want to encourage my friend through a hardship of his career. What are some alternative ways of saying "Try your best"?
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Another term for “middle to upper management”?

I'm trying to express a vocational range of experience. Can anyone conceive of an alternative way of articulating the following: Middle to upper management. I conducted a browser search but ...
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Similar phrases/words meaning “it is worth mentioning”

What could be the other phrases/words with similar meaning of "it is worth mentioning"? e.g. I would like to start a sentence with exactly same meaning of It is worth mentioning that [......]
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Does “money laundering” also mean raising funds illegally?

When I looked up what money laundering meant, the dictionary said it meant “concealing proceeds raised from illegitimate sources”. Does money laundering also mean “raising funds illegally”? If not, ...
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What's a less harsh substitute for crusty/cranky?

I'm writing a tribute to a friend and colleague who passed away unexpectedly last week. I want to use a synonym for "cranky" or "crusty" that doesn't have a lot of negativity about it -- he could ...
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Synonym/ Replacement for “ Learn and Grow”

Can you please suggest some synonym/replacement for "learn and grow" in the following sentence. I can't wait to foster strong bonds - to win, lose, rally each other to learn and grow together. ...
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What’s the difference between “way” and “road”?

I saw this sentence: I couldn't help but hear. You've been on the road, so to speak. Why didn't he use way? What is the difference between on the way and on the road?
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What is the difference between mass murder, massacre, and genocide?

Please, help me to understand the following terms along with proper definition and example. I found some references, but, most of them are not clear. Genocide: Wikipedia: Genocide is ...
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Referring to figures other than with “as depicted in” [closed]

I’m currently writing my first English scientific paper and am repeatedly using as depicted in when referring to a figure or table in the text. Can you tell me some alternatives to that phrase?
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Sour and acid taste [closed]

Is there a difference between sour and acid, or these can be used interchangeably?
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What is the best word to describe confusing two words?

I am writing a speech and describing two words that are often confused for each other, "religion" and "faith". I have written this line: Faith and religion are often mistaken to mean the same ...
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“Nominal” vs. “minimal”

Has "nominal" really become a synonym for "minimal"? I thought "nominal" meant "in name only," but it appears that the definition has evolved. What say the members of this esteemed group?
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Technological word for Code Branch, or Region?

Looking for a word that describes a section, or branch of computer code. In this instance, I am assigning numerical ID's to system alarms, and I want to differentiate each section of alarms based on ...
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Folio or booklet, or a better word?

Large hardbound books are printed on little 'booklets', all of the same page count, and then bound together to form one book onto which the hard cover is then attached. Is it wrong to call these ...
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The difference between 'transfer' and 'transit' in the context of airports and train stations

There appears to be a fine shade of meaning between the words 'transfer' and 'transit' in the domain of airports and train stations, possibly sea ports as well. Consider this typical usage ...
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Has the word lust got any positive meaning to it?

I've been hearing it quite a while... Sexual desire is the only meaning I know... But have heard people using it positively too.. Which doesn't seem to be giving that "sexual desire" sort of relation ...
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“increment or decrement to bring into range”

I'm looking for a (preferably single) word for "increment or decrement to bring into range", with particular emphasis on 'bring into range'. 'Reconcile' or 'limit' are not bad as far as target ...
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Other ways to say 'each other'

Are there any other ways to say each other? For example, in this sentence: There are times when we both need each other.
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Need another way to say “as is” [closed]

I need another way to say "as is". I've tried to look up in every dictionary and thesaurus
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Word for “changing your mind” or the act of a mind being changed

As in, the act of someone experiencing something that would change their view or choices about their chosen upcoming event. Is there another way to say "changed my mind"?
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Can I use “henceforth” and “from now on” interchangeably?

Where did the word "henceforth" originated? How could I determine the correct usage of it? Is it also the same with "from this time forward?"
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Word to describe when, where or how privacy is kept, trust is maintained, and integrity matters

Here is a list of scenarios on why honest people would need privacy and anonymity. My marketing research tells me that the word "anonymity" is too closely related to hacking, and "privacy" reminds ...
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Another word for lifehacks

I'm looking for a synonym (single-word of short phrase) for the word lifehack. I read Wikipedia article, and checked few online dictionaries. I could not find any synonym. The word is informal and it ...
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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 ...