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

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What is a word that describes “acceptance” and “understanding?”

I'm looking for a better word for "actions" in the following sentences. Foreign language classes help increase acceptance and understanding of other cultures. These actions are important, because ...
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Synonym of 'continue' [closed]

Here is my sentence: Continue the execution with a fixed number of resources generates a delay and an additional overhead in terms of performance. How can I change 'continue' ? By execution I ...
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“Bundle” synonym

Are there any synonyms for "bundle" that mean anything like "multiple items together" (apart from package, parcel, etc.) For example, a discounted SOMETHING of two products on a website. "bunch", for ...
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Need best words for Buy and Sell [closed]

I need the most trendy and attractive words for buy and sell.
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“Aforementioned” vs. “In question”

As I know, the words "Aforementioned" and "In question" have a similar meaning and imply referring to something that has already been mentioned, but when I looked up at the internet i found out that ...
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I don't like him any; you can't fool me any. “Any”?

What's the function of "any" in the title? Is it simply a synonym of "at all"? Why is its use so limited? For instance, we don't go here at all doesn't translate well to we don't go here any for me. ...
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Is there a synonym for 'synergy' that has a negative connotation?

I am looking for a word that describes a situation, where two processes with a negative outcome (in software development) combined together lead to a stronger negative effect.
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One-word synonym for 'fall short of'?

What are ONE-word synonyms, existing as a LONE verb, for the verb phrase 'fall short of'? I already know, and so ask NOT, about 'trail' (suggested by OED's thesaurus) or 'fail' or 'miss'. This search ...
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How to say “local community” in ONE word?

I'm struggling to say 'local community' in one word. Is there a suitable word which describes 'local community' or synonym?
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The places at which a journey begins and ends

In the nomenclature of travel and transport, what are the most common terms to describe the places at which a journey begins and ends? I think that "destination" is likely to be the latter—but how do ...
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Synonym for tsunami

I'm looking for an equivalent term in English for tsunami. How did people name/describe the phenomenon prior to 1868 -the first time the word was recorded in English according to Etymonline bearing in ...
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Is integratable a correct adjective for 'capable of integration'?

I'm looking for an adjective that captures the meaning of 'capable of integration' in a systems/software context (so not integrable in mathematical context). Integratable seems to be somewhat in use, ...
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Which word or phrase describes a hotel room that is a stand-alone little building?

I know about the term "bungalow" to describe some hotel rooms, but if it's not a very tropical place, what's another word that can describe this type of room? The room is basically a little house… is ...
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Is there an alternative word for “facepalm”?

Okay, we all know what a facepalm is. It has pretty much entered the modern vernacular as both a noun and a verb ("to facepalm"). However, I was wondering if there was a more formal word to describe ...
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Synonym for correct ending with -ent? [closed]

I'm looking for a synonym for a word like correct, true, right, well-formed or "not misleading", "without error" - but it should end with -ent. The closest I can come is "confident", but it doesn't ...
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A synonym for the word “pursuing” in the following context

I'm looking for a synonym for the word "pursuing" in the following context: "At present, I'm pursuing my third year of business studies"
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Infiltration & Neoplasia

I'm working on/reading a scientific article about the use and effects of Corticosteroid or Ketorolac on rabbit tendons and I got stuck at infiltration in the following excerpts: "Despite the ...
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synonym for someone who is a “fraud” or “liar”

He portrayed himself to be a really straightforward, hardworking person that always keeps their word, always shows up and is on time when they make plans, but turned out to be completely the opposite ...
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What are good synonyms to “not to speak of”?

I wanted to use some other phrase for "not to speak of". What could be a good synonym for that? For example, "international community" is a political contrivance, it doesn't exist! And what ...
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Is there a way to condense “put back” into one word?

The example in question involves a sentence of the structure: I'm putting my changes back. Is there a one-word equivalent for "put ... back"? E.g.: I'm ______ing my changes.
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Which synonyms for “stated” can I use in a legal context? [closed]

In our law essays we are often required to quote different judges. It becomes really monotonous to use the word "stated" all the time. I have also used "advocated" and "declared". Are there any other ...
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What is a similar word to “comprehensive” that doesn't suggest absolutely everything will be covered?

I'm putting together a proposal for a website and one of the things that we're providing is a knowledge base for users to find solutions to their problems. I'd like to imply that the KB will have a ...
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Alternatives to “Such As” [closed]

It will be more difficult for Bobby to behave well if Peggy is aggressive, such as hitting him or teasing him. What is the right clause, expression or phrase to use instead of such as. That ...
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What's the difference between 'mark' and 'grade', in an educational context?

It's been suggested to me that "mark" carries a slight presumption of a numerical grade, whereas "grade" implies a letter grade like A, B, C, etc.
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What is a word for the act of preparing a home for first/new occupancy?

Not necessarily the absolute form - as in a brand new house - but just the act of doing any final prep work in anticipation of a new occupant for a home. 'Housewarming' comes to mind, but that seems ...
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What is a more sophisticated term for 'needs'?

What is the best term to replace the word 'needs' in the sentence quoted below? I feel obligated to apprise you of some problems between students and their needs Nothing I found on Google seems ...
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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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What's a word for being disappointed in a surprising manner?

I know the question a bit vague but that's the only plausible inquiry I could come up with. I wanted to what word can be used if someone is disappointed and they are surprised as to the fact that to ...
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What would be an “earnest description” on the difference between language and grammar?

I came to this website searching 'difference between language and grammar' and found this question “What is the difference between grammar and usage?” I thought on what was said there and came to ...
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What is the difference between a forefather and an ancestor?

Stumbled upon this question today while going through synonyms of various terms. I was advised that they are not synonymous to each other. Please advise.
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Synonyms for the meaning of the 'shrugging' gesture

'Shrugging' is a gesture we make with our shoulders. Now I'm not strictly looking for synonyms of the actual gesture of shoulder shrugging, but rather words that convey the same emotion as when ...
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A word for an amused surprise?

You tell your friend about a person's funny habit and that person shows it right away without knowing. You tell your friend "See!". You are surprised but you were right. What is the verb for that kind ...
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What is a word for a person who thinks they are going to fail? [closed]

I need a word for someone who thinks that they won't become successful or will fail?
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Synonyms for the word 'scold' [closed]

What are the words we use in conversation as synonyms for "scold." Instead of saying "I scolded him" or "He scolded me," what are the alternative words we may use in our daily life?
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What is a formal word for “typicality”?

Consider the sentence: Although design plans were not required, they are included in the appendix to demonstrate the typicality of our design. I want to reassure/emphasize that the underlying ...
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Word for mutually bemoaning a shared experience?

I thought commiserate was the word I was looking for, but found out that means sympathy for someone else's experience, rather than two or more people mutually feeling sorry for themselves.
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Word that means to “press softly”?

Example: I held the bee and [...] against my arm, to see whether it would sting me. I can't think of any suitable word. And the Thesaurus only has synonyms that mean pressing harder.
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Is there a single word noun describing contact details - email, phone, sms, etc

I am looking for a (preferably) single plural word that describes one ore more pieces of contact information of various types (email, phone, sms, etc.) that belong to an individual. The term ...
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Any better terms or words for an overseas office?

Is there any better term or word for an overseas office? It's like a company opening a new workplace in other countries.
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Words for the “essential character” of each sense organ?

Looking at the definition for flavor and timbre, both are used to describe the "essential character" of a particular sense. If flavor is the essential character of our taste sense, and timbre is the ...
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What's the word for ‘the point at which an object loses balance’?

I'm trying to think of a formal word to describe the "tipping point" of an object. This would be the same point at which an object would be perfectly balanced.
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What is the word for a group holding back one of its members trying to rise above the group?

I know that there is a word which specifically describes the following pattern: When a group will censor, cast bad votes, shout down, keep down or hold back one of its members trying to rise above ...
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Synonyms for Renaissance Man [duplicate]

I've been poking around the net trying to find synonyms for "renaissance man" which indicates someone that is proficient at many skills. I was thinking "jack of all trades" but that has a negative ...
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Is there a word for when a child no longer “hero-worships” their parents?

A part of growing up, is losing your "hero-worship" of your parents. The moment you realize they're not larger-than-life, but they have got flaws... The moment you start looking at them with new ...
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Verb that goes with 'A case study has been…'?

I am submitting an abstract to a conference today, and I need to lose 1 word to stay under the 200 word limit. I'm trying to shorten this sentence, by replacing 'carried out' with something ...
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Is 'bug' a term or a slang word?

In my answer to the question about the opposite for bug in programming, I referred to 'bug' as a slang word. Shaun Wilson, in his comment insists on 'bug' being a term that derived from a historical ...
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Better names for single component and composite component

We are developing an equipment system which basically tracks every single component used in bigger structures for a certain industry. We are distinguishing between single components and composite ...
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Colloquial term for “irritable bladder”

In German, there's a term "Reizblase" which describes the bladder of someone who has to hit the bathroom every ten minutes. The dictionaries suggested "irritable bladder" as a translation which - ...
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Why do “supposed” and “expected” both have similar dual meanings of assumed/predicted or obligated?

"You are supposed to pay your taxes" This could mean that you should pay your taxes, under obligation. It could also mean that someone (probably the speaker) has presumed that you do pay your taxes. ...
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Single word synonym for “Decays into”?

I'm a non-native speaker and was looking for a single word which has the same (or close to the same) meaning as 'decays into' – where something becomes less than it was by losing (little) parts of ...