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

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Synonym for “motion”

What is an uncommon synonym for the noun "motion" (movement)? I'm looking for cool sounding words like "twitter" that are synonyms or somehow relate to motion, the noun that means movement. Example: ...
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To “opt-out” or to “withdraw”?

Which is more formal in register, opt-out of something or withdraw from something? Are there any more formal ways to phrase the idea?
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Synonym for exposure/exposed (in the context of health/disease) [closed]

I've used the word exposure three times in a row, and I need to replace one of them to reduce redundancy, but I can't seem to find a fitting synonym. Here's the actual sentences: What is even ...
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A word to define somebody that uses different objects not for their original use

I'm looking for a word that is used to describe somebody that can build or fix things with objects that aren't used for that specific task. Synonyms for this would be resourceful and ingenious.
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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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Synonym for discovery? [closed]

I'm working on a backend product and the term "eDiscovery" is overused in my industry. What's another appropriate word that has enough resonance to be marketable? Discovery in this context does not ...
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What is the difference between “skills”, “abilities”, and “talents”? [closed]

Are there differences in meaning of the words "skills", "abilities", and "talents" within the context of describing what a person can do?
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Can this 'aboard' be replaced by 'onboard'? [closed]

If the aboard is postposed, can it be replaced by onboard and have the same meaning? “a jetliner with 93 people aboard” (This is from an English-Korean dictionary and has no full sentence.)
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word for a person who has shared similar experiences? [duplicate]

I am writing a paper on teaching life writing texts, and I have a section that discusses the benefits to a reader who has gone through the same traumatic experiences as the author of the text. My ...
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Why is “violent” a synonym of “impetuous”? [closed]

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, impetuous can be defined succinctly as "without thought or reason; controlled by emotion rather than thought". However, violent is listed as a synonym, ...
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Has “Kinki” become less common than “Kansai” because of the word “kinky”? [closed]

According to Google NGram, "Kinki" and "Kansai" (which are pretty synonymous) used to be roughly equally common, but Kansai is now more common. Is this difference statistically different? And if so, ...
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What word best describes a “living hell” [closed]

I am looking for a word (or a phrase for that matter) to describe a "living hell". The word I am looking for should describe a situation that people would usually want to give up. To put things in ...
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Synonym for “ad-hoc” that conveys rigor [closed]

The term ad hoc can convey a lack of rigor, for example one of the synonyms is to improvise. Are there synonyms that do not convey this lack of rigor? For example, 'ad hoc' is used to refer to ...
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Difference between venture and adventure [closed]

Is there any difference between usage of words venture and adventure? Is venture a short form usage of adventure?
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Are “reckless” and “feckless” synonyms?

Both reckless and feckless imply not taking responsibility. When is it appropriate to use the one over the other?
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Actual word for “Broadity”? [closed]

I'm looking for a single word that explains how broad or widespread something can be. Since "broadity" or "widespreadity" aren't real words, are there any viable alternatives?
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What's the difference between micro-particle and micron-particle? [closed]

A simple Google search gave me: Micro-particle 564,000 Micron-particle 309,000 Are they interchangeable or is there a difference between the two? Here is an example: Air filters remove dust, ...
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Shorter word for 'Settings' [closed]

I am creating an application which has a button which opens the settings pane, but there is just not quite enough space on the screen for the whole word (in a readable font size). Is there a shorter ...
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Difference between “goal” and “objective” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Difference between “goals” and “objectives” For a work related thing (sales) I need to list goals and also list objectives. What are the ...
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How can I express this, “When sword emitted fire” [closed]

I have to decide a title, I want to convey of the idea of a legendary sword which emits fire/ befalling curse on the enemies. I want a more impressive word for emitted. And also I need a "when" so I ...
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The same pronunciation but spelled differently [duplicate]

What do we call words that sound (pronunciation) similar but have different spellings? Just for example : come - kom you - u I've already seen this post but that does not comply with the ...
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synonym for “having seen” [closed]

I am writing a small essay as a homework and I found that I used the expression "having seen" or in general "having done". I wonder if there are any synonyms which I could use to better my text. ...
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What is the closest synonym to 'overpopulation'? [closed]

I've been looking for a word which is very close semantically to 'overpopulation'. Popular Internet dictionaries show words like 'overcrowding' or 'congestion', which are too general for me. I know ...
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Word pairs that are both synonyms and antonyms [closed]

The words "catholic" and "parochial" are synonyms or near-synonyms meaning "pertaining to the Catholic Church" (e.g., a parochial school is a Catholic school) but they're antonyms in a different ...
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Difference between seed, nut, kernel, pit, grain

I was reading on a food package that it contained seeds AND grains. I thought, aren't they the same thing? I thougth for a second and it seems like the following are all the same thing: Seed (as in ...
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What is a more sophisticated way of saying “grand finale”? [closed]

I want to say big deal/grand finale, but more professionally.
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more matching word for 'contact' [closed]

I'm looking for some other, more matching word for 'contact' in phrase 'I visited my family in Ireland on summer holiday and it was my first contact with English language'. . Would be very greatful ...
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What is the difference between Assumption and Assertion? [closed]

How does assume differs from assert? Looking for a explanation with an example statement for both (it's better if the example statements are in the same context).
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Persecute vs. prosecute [closed]

Could somebody outline the difference in meaning and usage of the verbs: prosecute and persecute? Thanks,
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Noun that means “To not take advantage of anyone”

I am writing an essay on To Kill A Mockingbird and need a noun that is synonymous with "not taking advantage of anyone" as I need to be able to say: Scout learns [Insert the noun here].
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“Perhaps” versus “probably” [closed]

Can I say Perhaps the most natural option is to... instead of The most natural option is probably to... Do these two sentences have the same meaning? Generally speaking, should I prefer ...
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Biochemistry vs. Molecular Cell Biology [closed]

What is the difference between Biochemistry vs. Molecular Cell Biology? Is the former from chemists who became interested in biology and the later from biologists who became interested in chemistry? ...
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Medieval sounding words or old English words? [on hold]

I'm writing a item name generator for my RPG I'm working on and I have a small list of words that are old Amulet Gauntlet Talisman Ward And I'm trying to think of other words like stuff you'd find ...
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Shorter words for “likely to be IN apartment names”?

Can the expression "words likely to be IN apartment names" be shortened? Something like "Frequently appearing common words in apartment names" or "words possibly in apartment names". To generalize ...
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Suggest another term for “patch”

Which other term/terms (literary preferably) can we use instead of "patch" in this sentence? There were patches of clouds in the sky. I have only found streak so far.
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A word used to mean “the ultimate answer”

I am looking for a word that I have seen many times and that has temporarily escaped my brain. If someone was to be looking for the answer to the ultimate or existential questions ...
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A better alternative for the word 'urine'

I am writing a religious article that's related to urine. Since it will be on a religious website, I don't want this word 'URINE' to be in its heading. Please suggest a good word.
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What does “evaluate” mean when used in Mathematical problems? [closed]

When solving Mathematical problems, I usually come across with titles like: Evaluate the expression below. Evaluate this: ∜[(log2(48 / 3) + 1)2 - 9] Evaluate the following integral. When I ...
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Non-vulgar, informal verb for defecate [duplicate]

How can I write about somebody defecating without resorting to childish phrases like 'having a poopoo'. Is there an equivalent to 'pee' (which can be used by adults to mean urinate) for defecating? ...
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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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What's difference between “I was convinced she didn't know” and “I was sure she didn't know”?

In which situation would the first be more appropriate, and in which situation would the second be more appropriate? Which grammatical property distinguishes their meanings?
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What are some alternative words for an item that casts magic spells? [closed]

I am designing a video game set in a medieval fantasy world, and in the game, there is a chance of receiving a random weapon. For melee weapons, I currently have around 20 different weapons, such as ...
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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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Are there synomyms of ''enjoy''? [closed]

I am looking for synonyms of enjoy as in enjoy a moment. I thought first of the verb to profit, but it doesn't seem appropriate. Since I want to use it in a poem, I would prefer a single word.
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I'm looking for a single word in English which describes the below qualities [closed]

Firstly he is my friend is more technically oriented person, a techie speaks a lot without a full stop, subject matter expert He is bold & fights with others if he is right in his view.
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How do you say “the test was redone”?

I'm documenting some test cases and this sentence in particular bothered me: After the problem was fixed, the test was redone. The thesaurus wasn't helping much. Can it be reworded in a ...
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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 ...
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Is there a synonym for laziness or procrastination [closed]

...that starts with the letter 'w', 'h', or 'e'? I'm in desperate need of such a word to fit the essay I'm writing :D