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

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“Guesswork”, “guesstimation” synonyms [closed]

I'm looking for idioms and synonyms for "guesswork". Especially i'm looking for idioms and synonyms for given word connected to unscientific ways of predicting future. Both - pejorative and positive - ...
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Single word for something that receives a request or response

Something that sends Requests, can be called Requester, but is there a single word to denote a Handler / Receiver? Request Sender > Request > Request Receiver AKA Requester ...
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Do people in Colorado typically say “attorney” or “lawyer?”

I'm interested to know if people in the Colorado area say attorney or lawyer more frequently.
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Synonym for subscribe

I am developing a software in which I use the following terms: subscriber publisher subscription When a subscriber subscribes to a topic, something like this happens: subscription = subscriber....
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Synonym of word “last” for some special case

There are two special words (abbreviations) showing the significance (weight) of a bit in a set (nibble): lsb - least significant bit, msb - most significant bit. Both "lsb" and "msb" are not general ...
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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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'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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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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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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“Kick off tracking time in the notepad” means start making notes or stop making notes

I'm not sure for 100% if "Kick off tracking time in the notepad" means to start or, otherwise, to stop tracking time in the notepad. Could anybody explain? Thank you.
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A word that means “a focused person” [closed]

I am looking for a word which sums up the idea of "a focused person."
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Is there a word or concise phrase for “alternative name for something”? (but not pseudonym or alias)

Question Is there a word or concise phrase for "alternative name for something" which doesn't have the associated negative connotation that pseudonym and alias have? It has to be short so as to fit ...
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I'm looking for a word like “routing out” that also describes a “blind gamble”

When my old dog and I had a regular local park, upon entering, she used to immediately run through all the bushes, hoping to flush out any squirrels. She didn't know if there were any squirrels there&...
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How would you say 'stalked forward'?

The sample sentence I want to say is "The wolf stalked forward slowly, towards him. Nostrils flared, it growled menacingly" I know the sentence structure is not proper but I'm not able to combine the ...
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“Lighter” vs. “brighter”

I'm trying to find information about the grammatical correctness of interchanging lighter and brighter in the sense of: I turned on the lamp and the room became lighter. I turned on the lamp ...
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Innovation Projects vs. Innovative Projects? What's the difference?

It seems to be that innovation projects refer to those projects that are going to innovate current systems or practices with newer things, or generally speaking, bringing something newer to replace ...
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Contentious Vs. Controversial

Are the words contentious and controversial synonymous AND interchangeable? or is there some difference in some contexts or in emphasis? For example, take this sentence I found in an excerpt from a ...
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“with” vs “to have”

I have a tendency to say things like: It was nice with cake. Usually it's in the form of: It was adjective with noun. whereas my wife is always correcting me to: It was nice to have ...
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Is there a word that strictly means “mutual understanding?”

In an essay I've written, I come to realize something. Someone else understands that I've just realized this something. The engendered sense of achievement and understanding . . . In this ...
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A more common word for the noun “effectuator”

I want to use the noun "effectuator" to denote an object that delivers the final effect which was produced by a whole chain of mechanisms. For example, a bullet shot out of a gun is an effectuator of ...
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A short, colloquial way of saying “make up your own mind”

I'm trying to find a short (1-2 word) way of saying "make up your own mind" (as opposed to having other people unduly influence you). I want a positive connotation, so "figure it out" doesn't work. ...
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Synonym for “Passion driven”?

What's a word for using one's motivation to accomplish something? I tried passion driven but it doesn't seem to fit. The sentence is: Motivation fosters the dedication needed to ____. or ...
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Syntax of “not only” + “furthermore”

Can I use not only with furthermore instead of also? Not only is he tall, he is also heavy. Can I say or write: Not only is he tall, he is furthermore heavy. or (and please tell me if this ...
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“On the equivalence of A and B” or “between A and B”

I am writing an academic paper with a choice of titles: On the equivalence of A and B On the equivalence between A and B or On the equivalence of A, B and C On the equivalence ...
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Are the two sentences synonymous? [closed]

Are Method A is used in preference to Method B. and Method A is used in favor of Method B. synonymous (always)? Which one is actually used in each case?
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Synonyms for exclamations of joy or excitement [closed]

I am looking for words that convey similar meaning to the following: 'whoopee', 'yeah', 'yahoo', when such words are used as exclamations of joy or excitement, as in : 'Whoopee! Hammertime!' ...
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One word for 'Uncondition Learning'

'uncondition learning' refers to forgetting the conditioning, society has given us. Also suggest related words.
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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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What's another name for 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 and the ...
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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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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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Head word for Synonyms and Word Families?

Is there a word/term/phrase that means the designated word to represent a collection of related words? Dictionaries use a "head" or "root" word for variants (House: >Houses, >Housing, >Housed) - is ...
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Likelihood of Change

Let's say I'm trying to describe two things that change. The first changes often and the second changes less often. Is there a better word than "volatility" to use in the following scenario? Is it ...
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Does a hummingbird just hover, or can it be described as, “Hovering stationary?”

Any help with my question will be appreciated. Does a hummingbird just hover, or can it be described as, “Hovering stationary?” Excerpt from my new manuscript."Hooter Hornbuckle and Barnabus Belmont....
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Usage of the word “curious” in the meaning of peculiar: always correct or only as 'artistic' form? [closed]

To me the word "curious" would be something you can be i.e. I am curious what tomorrow will bring I recently read a text of a student I was supervising which used it as follows A curious ...
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Words with the suffix -duce

deduce = 1. arrive at (a fact or a conclusion) by reasoning; draw as a logical conclusion: educe = 1.1. infer (something) from data: induce = 4. Logic derive by inductive reasoning: Would ...
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Formal way to say “pay off”?

I am trying to write an Abstract and need to change the sentence I believe that the work load for the physicians will pay off by increasing patient safety. I was wondering if there is a more ...
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Synonyms for “section”

How I can replace the word "section" as the meaning of a part of a website? For example: "Friends section", "Event section", "Messages section" etc. Can I name a small part of a webpage "a block"? ...
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I need a synonom for the phrase “took place”

My sentence says "Tom Robinson's case..." I wanted to say "took place" but I'm using it in the sentence right after it. Help!
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Synonyms for small in stature [closed]

With "big in stature", we have large, tall, rotund, huge, mammoth-like, towering and so on. What would be valid (and if possible, comical sounding) words that would be able to describe somebody who is ...
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“To search for something” versus “to look for something”: are these verbs synonyms? [closed]

Are the verb phrases "to search for something" and "to look for something" synonyms?
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Synonym for nirvanic

To me, nirvanic sounds like a butchery of nirvana. Is there any adjective describing a feeling of nirvana? You know, the serenity/transcendence after meditating for a long time. I know I just listed a ...
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Expressions similar to “at the expense of”

I'm struggling to expand my vocabulary. Could you please provide expressions alike to "at the expense of"? Words or phrases are all well-appreciated.
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Is there any synonym for “Ordeal” which has a positive connotation? [closed]

The word "Ordeal" as defined by google is "a very unpleasant and prolonged experience". I need a word that does not have this negative connotation attached to it.
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“Recover” vs “Recuperate”

Often times, I use to verb to recover to state that somebody is returning to normal health after having been ill, for instance: he is recovering from illness Recently, I've heard somebody using ...
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Is Vouchering a valid synonym for “time booking” or not?

I have an ongoing dispute with someone who insists on using "Vouchering" in official documents as a synonym for "time booking" - (as in making entries on a time management system against booking ...
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Preference vs Favoritism

Could anyone please explain the subtle difference between preference and favoritism? Both of them basically give the same meaning, but there is something more than that in it. Can someone point that ...
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Etymology of the word “generator” when used in the context “random name generator” [closed]

I'm also curious to hear synonyms for this meaning-in-context; the idea that "this is a thing which generates other things algorithmically." Sorry for the pathetic definition that uses the word itself....
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Replacement for the phrase “Online Represence”

I'm writing a CV. I have a section which I've currently named "Online Presence" in which I give details of my online accounts like twitter, linkedin, github, stackexchange etc. But the phrase "Online ...
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Are derived class and deriving class interchangeable terms? [closed]

Consider the following statement that I quoted from Inheritance and Derived Classes (C# vs Java) You can extend the functionality of an existing class by creating a new class that derives from ...