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

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What's the word for drugging someone?

I remember having learned it from the TV. But I can't remember what it is now. It's a verb synonym of drug or poison. It means someone slips some drug into someone's food or water. The drug may be ...
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What does this phrase mean: “His set shoulders”?

What does the adjective set refer to in this case? What would be a synonym for it?
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Non positively connoted synonym for “highlights”

I'm producing a monthly report that put forward a selection of ten particular cases out of 70 individual entries. I filter for the 5 best and 5 worst cases according to various indicators. The idea ...
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Defining a goal that can be achieved through many ways

I want to define a goal that can be achieved through many ways. Does multidirectional work? A multidirectional goal? Its for a title of an essay saying that there is not just a single way to stay ...
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Is 'can' an appropriate substitute for 'may' to indicate possibility? [duplicate]

One definition of can in Merriam-Webster Online is: c —used to indicate possibility < do you think he can still be alive> < those things can happen> ; sometimes used interchangeably with may ...
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What do we call a person who is obsessed with cleanliness?

Is there any word for a person who is very , very much concerned about cleanliness and keeping things hygienic and even point out faults in clean things and explaining that they were dirty ?
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Is there a word that describes seeing and hearing as one thing?

I'm looking for a single word that is the synthesis of seeing and hearing together.
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A single word noun for a “reusable object” [closed]

What is a single word noun that means "a reusable object"? I'm looking for something with as few syllables as possible, that is English vernacular. The word would also be abstract, so it ...
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Synonyms for “default” [closed]

I've been looking for other words to describe a pre-selected option that can be changed by the user but must have a value. Everyone uses the word "default" to describe that, but in searching for ...
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Does it make sense to apply the quality of “Identicality” to one or multiple objects?

I'm writing a script which involves the comparison of two objects. I keep finding myself referring to this sort of test as an "identicality" check. From my preliminary research, "identicality" does ...
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What is the equivalent of “susceptibility” in medical literature, but to a healthy condition?

In medical literature the word susceptibility collocates with negative adjectives or nouns -- negative prosody. Likewise, the word predisposing factors or state is mostly associated with negative ...
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Word to describe difficult to keep request

I am looking for a word which can used in the following blank space: I understand the ____ nature of the request; hence a negative answer will not change anything between us. The word needs to ...
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What is another word for share in the context of a blog?

What is another word for share in the context of sharing a blog article on twitter, facebook, etc..?
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Difference between “repress” and “quell” [closed]

What is the difference in meaning between repress and quell? Are they interchangeable?
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Misusing 'hone' to express subtly different idea that combines 'hone' and 'home in' [duplicate]

This question is similar, but I'm looking for something subtly different. Suppose you have a philosophy describing a way of thinking and acting. Acting on this philosophy requires work: your mind ...
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Wording for constant in time

Hi I'm writing a scientific paper and want to write something along the line of: "Static in time" objects are ... Is there a single word describing time independent?
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Word for 'make more frequent'

For example, how would you convert He made cunning remarks more frequently. to He ____ his cunning remarks.
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Is there a word for human litter-mates?

If my brother and I shared a womb during gestation (as humans) we're twins. If there was another sibling in there we're triplets.. and so on, but is there a general term to describe us irrespective of ...
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Synonym for 'reinforce/back up idea/concept'

I'm sure there must be a word for this! I'm looking for a synonym for 'reinforce/back up idea/concept'. Eg: "He looks like an Australian and his accent would seem to back that up/suggest ...
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Is there a word that means “nearly synonymous”?

Google was no help. It found many synonyms for almost, nearly, close, etc. Is there a noun that means "not quite a synonym"? Examples: car : wagon hide : lose
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Is there words that mean “meet the criteria”?

I'm making a comic strip and looking for a funny word in the theme of hair, maybe something that means "make it meet the criteria". Thanks in advance It is hard for me to explain, as my first ...
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What is synonym of Abide? [closed]

What is synonym of Abide? a) Pays b) Diverts c) Hang Real sentence is "Curse abides on a tyrant for ever!"
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Omnipresent is to Ubiquitous as Omnipotent is to _____?

"Omnipresent" means everywhere at once, while "ubiquitous" means seeming to be everywhere at once. My question is whether "omnipotent" (all-powerful) has a similar 'seeming to be all-powerful' ...
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Synonym of many, multitude, etc., but starting with ph- [closed]

I have been working on my tongue, but not able to get it. The word means many, multiple, multitude and so on. The closest that my brain can think is something rhyming with "phelanthra". A phrase ...
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Better word for the “source” of a remix?

For "remix" in the general sense, e.g. "everything is a remix". Is there a better word than "source" for describing the thing that got remixed? ("Source" is just ambiguous in many contexts.) Thanks! ...
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A word to mean “To murder your colleague”

Suicide is to kill yourself. Genocide is to kill a genus. Homicide is to kill a human. Matricide is to kill one's mother. Patricide is to kill one's father. Parricide is to kill one's close relative. ...
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What word describes a university class in both the UK and the US?

In the US words like class, subject, course are used to describe a university class, while in the UK, words like subject and course are used to describe the name of the whole university degree. ...
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Synonyms of “such that”

I found myself writing such that many times already. Which synonyms would be adequate? Here is a typical example: For theory 1 Eq. (1.1.1) can be written as ... , while for theory 2 A must be ...
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one word for a sentiment close to ignorant or illiterate [closed]

I want a word to describe people who despite of their education and economic status and apparent sophistication, are lacking of even the most basic level of critical thinking. People who will just ...
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The difference between slick and sleek

What is the difference between the two adjectives: slick and sleek? My dictionary returns almost the same explanation for both, like smooth and glossy. Could someone explain when it would be more ...
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More concise word or phrase for “people who have been taken advantage of”

I’m hoping for a single descriptive word for “people who have been taken advantage of”, but a shorter phrase would be ok. These are people who now have a lack of trust and are in need of loyalty in ...
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F for intoxication [closed]

Is there a word that starts with "F" that is related to intoxication? I have racked my brain all over the state of mindlessness for this, but have yet to come up with a good answer.
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What is another word for “likes to try new things” [duplicate]

I'm looking for a word to describe someone who likes to try new things. Any suggestions?
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How to rephrase “Deliberate failure”?

I have a document that I'm drafting that, at the moment, has a sentence that reads something like: Remove X from all company computers. Deliberate failure to do so constitutes grounds for ...
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I need a verb to replace “to know” in this sentence [closed]

This paper seeks to know if those who perpetuate rape are the only ones responsible.
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What is the correct way to state which category is collecting an aggregate?

I would like to know how can I say correctly an aggregation on a certain category, for example, let's say that I want to collect event data and display the amount of events for each user. Then, is it ...
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What is a synonym for “profile picture?”

I can't think of anything that's one word that's distinctive over any other kind of picture. It needs to be something that's specific to an online profile or account.
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Is it right to say “in the open sky’ instead of “outdoors”?

Can outdoors and in the open sky be synonyms? I find these two terms really confusing.
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Is there a word for one who enjoys to eat for the sake of eating (a food hedonist)?

Does such a word exist? I don't mean to excess (IE, a glutton), but rather one who eats because he enjoys eating. Essentially, I'm looking for a word that's synonymous with "a food hedonist", or "a ...
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What is the closest match to 'Ignore' that keeps the passive nature?

The closest question searching found was Connotatively neutral alternatives to "ignorant"? which doesn't really help me. I'm trying to find synonyms for the word "Ignore" that don't change ...
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Formal synonym for “badass” as a noun [duplicate]

This question discusses formal synonyms for "badass" as an adjective, but I am asking for a noun usable in a somewhat formal setting with the same connotation and meaning. A single word would be ...
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What's another way of saying “I failed to mention” [closed]

I failed to mention I faced a similar situation with... I don't like the message I'm presenting
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A positive word for 'opportunist'

The word opportunist seems to be used negatively for a person. Is there a word with the same but positive meaning?
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Would you tell me the difference between object and objective as a noun?

I am very confused. Could you possibly elaborate (in detail) the reason why: My object is to improve my English as much as possible. [WRONG it should be 'objective'] My object is to learn ...
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Is there a male equivalent of 'bitch'?

While I know you can attribute 'bitch' to a male, I feel there is a sense of femininity. I was wondering if there is a colloquial equivalent that describes someone with the qualities of a 'bitch' ...
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Better hypernym to substitute for “business agenda”

I'm using the words “business agenda” to describe the set of tasks, documents, processes, features and other artifacts that are related to a single “function” executed by a business. In my language ...
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Synonyms for “unfortunately”

Are there any words for unfortunately? I know that "sad" is a wrong replacement, but I don't know any other words for it. I write this word just way too much and it would be nice to have an ...
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Word to describe two processes which function at opposing times

I'm drafting up a workflow report that I need to present in a meeting tomorrow and I'm reaching for a word, it's on the tip of my tongue but it's alluding me. I'm writing about two processes which ...
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What is a word that is like a little treasure you leave for someone else to discover?

I am having trouble coming up with a noun that is almost like an Easter egg. Is there any word that could be something someone intentionally leaves for another person to find at a later time?
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Words similar to “vainly”/“in vain” meaning it is pointless to even try do do something [closed]

I'm reading a poem which contains the lines "How vainly men themselves amaze / to win the palm, the oak, the bays". This got me wondering about words like "vainly" or "in vain" not meaning: "doing ...