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

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General term for both clients and customers?

Both customers and clients pay for either goods or services, but they still fall in the same "customer/client" category, as in they buy stuff from you. What would be the proper general term for this ...
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Latin equivalent for “case-by-case” phrase

I would appreciate a reminder of the Latin-phrase equivalent, or alternative suggestions, for "case-by-case," specifically for language to be included in a public-private case-study. Thank you.
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Is there a synonym for “numerifying”?

I'm not even sure if "numerifying" is a word (my computer's spell check program doesn't seem to think so). But I'm looking for a word that describes translating experiences into numbers for ...
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lower skill level than proficiency

I am looking for a noun which describes a lower level of skill than proficiency, a synonym for intermediate. A word that would fit in this context: conversational .... in Greek I am trying to say ...
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One word for responsibility to take care of something/someone who relies on

I do have some family financial concerns, responsibility to take care of something/someone who relies on me. So I am in such a situation, that I have a lot of..... ...
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One word request - Synonymous with noun “shreds” and connotative of squishy bits?

I'm writing a bit of a gorey scene, where the character in question is overcome with violent muscle spasms in his arm; his muscles flex and convulse and swell so violently that they basically tear ...
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Technical Term for Incorrect Homonym/Synomym Error

I am looking for the technical term for a specific kind of speech/writing error which is the bad intersection of homonyms, synonyms, and words with meaning which are related in one context but not ...
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I think I believe I feel statements should be introduced properly

In English, a subjective statement or a likewise question is often introduced by either of these phrases: I reckon [that] … – Do you reckon [that] …? (dialectal) I think [that] … – Do you ...
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Shorter way to say “will be there”

For an event, I would like to add next to the name of some participants, that they "will be there". For example, Mr. AAA Mr. BBB (will be there) Ms. CCC Can any one suggest a better, professional ...
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Speed, rate, pace, tempo: what's the difference?

I looked up these three words in Oxford Dictionary and I found that they seem to be interchangeable in some cases. Here's the question: what's the difference between the three words? Rate: ...
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Rhetorical Paper

I am writing a rhetorical response to a film and find myself often using the phrase "the viewer"; are there any ways to make my argument more direct without using "the audience" or "the viewer"?
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Is there a word for “an only child”?

Some languages (Aramaic and Arabic for instance) have a word for someone who's an only child. Does English have a word for it? Perhaps it's obscure or "extinct"? "Sole child" and "sibling-less" are ...
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Are “monolithic” and “homogeneous” really synonyms? [closed]

The thesaurus gives the two adjectives as synonymous. But I wonder if they are context specific? Am I right to doubt their being absolute synonymy?
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Does inaugural have a yearly connotation?

We recently started the tradition at our company of honoring an employee of the month. I want to congratulate the first employee who received it, they would be the inaugural employee of the month. ...
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Synonym for “daily” of Latin origin?

When talking about a year long interval I can say "annual" to mean "yearly". For example, "the annual yield is", "the interest rate is 25% per annum", or "the annualized interest rate is 25%" if the ...
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What's another word for 'centre' that starts with the letter 'S'? [closed]

Centre - (noun) the point from which an activity or process is directed, or on which it is focused. Like a shopping centre, sports centre, etc. I'm looking for another word for it but starts ...
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Height and Tallness

We use the words "tall" and "high" to mean different things. A dwarf on top of a mountain is high but not tall. A professional basketball player in Death Valley is tall but not high. Note: I am ...
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Synonym of Incendiary

I am looking for a synonym of incendiary, which means: causing or having the potential to cause a fire I cannot seem to find a synonym for this definition of the word, because most of the synonyms ...
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Synonym for touch the ground

The intended meaning of the sentence is "They all fell to the ground, their heads touching the ground reverentially". The sentence is - "They all fell to the ground, their heads (in line with or ...
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Can the word 'motorist' also mean 'engine manufacturer'? [closed]

Can the word 'motorist' also mean 'engine manufacturer' ? The dictionaries I have consulted define motorist only as the one who drives an automotive vehicle. I've seen the word used in a tagline ...
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More formal alternative of “good” for describing some work [closed]

What is a more formal alternative of saying "good" for describing a work? e.g. "The work looks good." I don't want an adjective with more intensity than "good" such as "remarkable", "outstadning", ...
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What's a word for: “just to feel good about yourself”?

For example: You want approval and people to think you're smart, just to feel good about yourself.
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Limit, border or boundary?

Which word is most apt to state that there is a (abstract but definite) border which defines the difference between two religions, philosophies or faiths? Is it limit, border or boundary? For ...
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Plural of Quorum or synonym thereof

I am writing some APIs and documentation. We have configurable "voting rules" which are methods for deciding when a business process may proceed. Some examples: First valid response Majority Super ...
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Is “After elapsing some time” correct?

I wanna say "Aafter some time since the beginning of the event participants were quite bored". Can I say "After elapsing some time in the event participants were quite bored"? Thanks.
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Is it possible to use “demotivate” with something not related to studying or job?

The question is in the title. Actually, I need something of a synonym to "disencourage" and "demotivate" was the first word that came to my mind. Also, if it's possible to use "demotivate" with ...
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Use of the word “vow” [closed]

Instead saying of I promised to my dad can we say the following? I vowed my dad I would like to know the word if "vow" is a sophisticated word or not. And can we use vow in everyday ...
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What word could I replace “importantly” with in this sentence?

I am looking for a synonym to the word "importantly" in this sentence (as well as other grammar tips because this sentence is messing with my brain): "Perhaps more importantly, I learned the ...
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“Make good use of it” synonyms

I am applying for a job and I will make real good use of the opportunity it will provide me. Could someone give me a good phrase for the following bold part of the sentence: I would really appreciate ...
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“screenshot” vs “screen capture”

"screenshot" vs "screen capture" context : the picture of the screen of a cellphone / desktop 1) Which is the most commonly used ? 2) Is one of the two confusing for some not native speaker ? ...
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What is the difference between more, further, and additional?

Is there a difference between: "For more information, please contact..." "For further information, please contact..." "For additional information, please contact..." If there is a difference, what ...
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How can I get a list of synonyms that work across all contexts? [closed]

Many synonyms are context specific. For example "force" is a synonym for "drive" in the context of urging or inspiring, but not in the context of journeying by vehicle. Other synonyms seem to work ...
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Are there any synonymic simile for “like a ship struck in the middle of the sea”?

By the simile "like a ship.... sea" I am endeavouring to convey the helplessness of a boy that is drowning in his own tears but I cannot for the sake of God conceive of any less generic and more ...
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Is there a non-compound synonym for 'ever-improving'?

Trying to find out a simpler way to refer to someone who is actively looking to grow and excel at what she is doing.
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Can a tree “uneasily frowning” be synonymous to a tree “hauntingly frowning”?

In the sentence "the trees uneasily frowned on....", I was wondering if saying "the trees hauntingly frowned on....." is synonymous. From the look of the definitions of the words "uneasily" and ...
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“Inspiration” versus “muse”

I am writing the dedication section of a dissertation and wanted to write: To Bob and Joe, my inspiration and my muse. Is using inspiration and muse redundant in that sentence? In the sense that ...
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phrase or idiom meaning 'I don't have enough money nowadays.' [closed]

Is there any phrase or idiom meaning 'I don't have enough money nowadays'? I just want to know sentences which are used in everyday life.
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Non-medical or slang synonyms for female reproductive organs

I am basically writing an intercourse scene between two characters in a medieval-like setting, so the tone of the book is slightly medieval as well. Now, while I have found plenty of synonyms for the ...
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Synonym for sorry, except without the apologetic meaning

What is a word that means the same thing as "sorry", except without the meaning of apology. The image above illustrates what I mean. Edit: Although the answers below are fine, I would like it to ...
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Specific difference between Malleable and Pliable?

When would I use one over the other, assuming they're not exact synonyms?
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Synonym for “not the kind of” or “not the type of”

Is there a synonym or more succinct way to say "not the kind of" or "not the type of" as in: "This wrench is not the kind of wrench that can be used to open this machine." or "This vitamin is not ...
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Synonym for “Context” or “Situation”

I am looking for a word that is a synonym for "context" or "situation" but describes someone's present moment in a more holistic way. It would be a single word that refers to the entirety of the ...
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What word was used before 'follow-up' emerged in 1905?

Did a single noun precede the hyphenated compound noun 'follow-up' (whose emergence is in 1905 is asserted by Etymonline)? Did a single verb precede the phrasal verb 'follow up'? If the answer to 1 ...
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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 English equivalent of the Persian word “Saghi” (ساقی)?

About the word: In Persian, Saghi is someone who pours wine and hands it. In Iran, when friends gather to drink wine together, they sit around and one of them (with a rather higher social status ...
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What is an adjective for something that is both offensive and funny?

At work we were discussing a topic that ended up being offensive and funny at the same time. As a result of this discussion, we decided we need to know if there is an adjective that would mean the ...
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“Automation” versus “automatization” [closed]

I would like to characterize the action of making a process go automatically instead of doing it manually. The context is computer programming. A programmer may type in 10 pieces of code with only a ...
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Atheist Inspired by Religion [closed]

What do you call an atheist who is inspired by mythology and religion ? Inspired -- by the "good morals" religions preach like forgiveness ..blah blah
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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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Difference between “make a decision” and “take a decision”? [duplicate]

which one is more correct and are they interchangeable?