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

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Word for politicians truth, really a lie

What is the word for something that is said but isnt true, but because it is said it is believed (by the masses) to be true and is never then undone easily? Often used by point scoring, or wriggling, ...
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Synonym for “dream life”?

I have been unable to find a good word (or 2-word phrase) to convey the idea of "dream life", by which I mean "the possible future state of my life in which I experience even more fulfillment, health, ...
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multiplicands:factors::addends:______?

When two multiplicands are multiplied, we get a product. But when we factorize the product, we split it into factors. Similarly, when we add two addends, we get a sum. What do we call the resulting ...
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Rephrasing “the Lord's our Banner”

How to rephrase "the Lord's our Banner" for kids to understand referring to the story of Moses praying for Joshua to win the battle in Exodus 17:10-15. I am thinking of "God gives us victory" or "He ...
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Does informative ever mean gossipy?

My copy of "Chambers Dictionary Of Synonyms and Antonyms" lists the following synonyms for informative: informative adj. chatty, communicative, constructive, educational, enlightening, ...
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What can be used as formal euphemism of “hack”?

I'm writing a technical document, and I need to convey the fact that we had to find a non-optimal, non-orthodox solution that was adopted as the best available alternative (a hack) to solve an ...
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A word(s) for an account that is dependant on another account? [on hold]

I was thinking like child account (but then it looks like is the account of a child) and sub account doesn't sound right to me either.
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Different words for educational problems [on hold]

What is the difference between the following words (terms) in a context of education (online education in particular)? Quiz Exercise Assignment Problem Question Which one is more proper to use as ...
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Recur vs. Reoccur

Is there any difference between the verbs reoccur and recur? Several sources suggest that they are synonymous, but some fine-tuners suggest that there is a nuanced difference, such as Grammarist, ...
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What is a synonym for geo (Geolocation )? [on hold]

I just noticed not many people are familiar with term geolocation and was looking for synonyms. Any suggestions?
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What is an adjective synonym for “discretion” or “up to you?”

This has been bothering me for some time, and I apologize for any mistakes here. What I'm looking for is another word for discretion without possession. It's almost like saying the phrase "up to ...
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Is there a one word synonym for “Paid Lift”?

By Paid Lift - I mean you ask for a lift in a car and pay fuel expenses in return
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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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is there a better word for “solving” a paradoxical situation?

So I am trying to write my first paper, that is describing a method that is in a way "solving" a paradoxical situation by creating a new sort of trick that helps to solve a previously difficult ...
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A single word to define “leave in state of ignorance”

What is a good word that describes the act of purposefully leaving someone else in a state of ignorance with the goal of benefiting from their, well, ignorance?
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group and party the difference [closed]

What the difference between group and party? For example in relation to any people, for me, these words mean the same.
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How can I teach what synonym to use according to context?

I'm a teacher of English as a foreign language, and today I was reviewing some vocabulary from a book with my students. We found "irksome" and "pestering" to refer to something that is annoying. A ...
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what is a good word to describe a movie that left a strong feeling or impact in you?

For example what is a better word to replace "struck" in the following example. I watched the Movie ABC today and what John said about gossip really struck me. Update: The word I was looking ...
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Other uses of the word “politics”? [closed]

How can the word politic(s) used besides it's general meaning, that is " the activities of governments concerning the political relations between countries". For example, what does politics mean in ...
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Concisest synonym for 'to be without'? [closed]

Single intransitive verbs exist that mean 'to be with' (eg 'exist' itself). Example: 'A parsnip exists'. But are there lone intransitive verbs that mean 'to be withOUT'? Example: 'lack' is ...
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What is the word for the movement you make when you give someone your hand?

When someone falls down and you give your hand to her but she doesn't hold your hand, what's the proper word for the gesture you've done. You extend your hand? Is "extending a hand" right usage as a ...
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Usage of “nonetheless” and “nevertheless”

Person A: "Is it just because you think I am sad, that you want to talk with me?" Person B: "No, I want to talk with you _______." In the blank, which word is correct: "nonetheless" or ...
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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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Is there a formal word for people that are local to a place? [closed]

I wish to write about the people and language of a city I recently visited in an essay. Is there a word for people who are local to a place?
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Synonym wanted for 'make it easy '

I am confused about how to write the sentence below. Is it grammatically correct? Our mission is to make it easy to post or search institute. Are there any alternate phrases for "make it easy"?
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What is the usage difference between dilemma and quandary

Between dilemma and quandary, what are the various denotations and connotations. A dilemma is a difficult choice, not just any difficulty or problem. The dictionaries put them as synonyms. ...
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Looking for an alternate word for 'Acquisition'

I am trying to find an alternative word for acquisition in the context of acquiring a license to a piece of software. I would prefer a word that's shorter to put on a report than the "Number of ...
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Shorter version for “take into account”

I need a shorter version of a phrase "Take into account magnetic declination" for user interface in my application. I am considering on of these: Use magnetic declination Count magnetic declination ...
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One-word Synonym - 'to narrow down'

Context: Please narrow down your question, which is too broad. I tried thesarus.com but I doubt those suggested synonyms prevail in use? For example, Google produces only 4 hits for both ...
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“Regression” in a positive sense

I'm looking for a word that means returning to the past or embracing old values, but words like "regression," "retrogression," and "atavism" all seem to have negative connotations attached to them. ...
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What's the difference between “to brag” and “to boast”

Sometimes these words are used interchanged in just two consecutive sentences, therefore I don't expect there to be a big and obvious difference. Nevertheless, since people use the English language, ...
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Josh Earnest - Press Secretary or Oxymoron?

Isn't the current Whitehouse press secretary's name, Josh Earnest, an example of an oxymoron? Can proper nouns even be oxymorons, and if so, could I (acceptably) refer to such as, oxymoronic? Can you ...
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What is a word which describes something you are looking for

The word would fit within the following context: I found the ______ of my search. I know there there is a simple word which describes an object which is being searched for, but I just can't ...
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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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“being edited” or “in process of editing” or “in edit” in one word

I am not originally English speaking. How can I tell that something 'is being edited right now' with just one word? Thank you.
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I need to reword “best face forward”?

What is another word/phrase for "best face forward"? Example usage: What first attracts us to a business is its visual appeal— so why not present your business with its best face forward?
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Is “broad variety” in common usage? Better adjective?

A colleague used "broad variety" which sounds odd to me. I would go for "wide range", but is there a commonly used adjective with "variety" that can be substituted?
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One word synonym for “easy to follow”

I am working on a rubric to grade a presentation, and I am only allowed 4 very short criteria. After a lot of thinking, the 4 I have chosen are: Organized & Easy to Follow Interesting / Useful ...
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What is a synonym for “most frequently occurring”

I'm trying to succinctly describe something that occurs most frequently, and the only single-word adjective I can think of is "commonest", but that sounds ridiculous. Are there any other good ...
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One-word synonym - 'the following' (ie: what follows next)

Please beware that I ask only about definition 2, so I'm seeking a nounal synonym for the following = [treated as singular or plural] What follows or comes next: Particularly, is there an ...
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What word characterizes this one statement with its diametrically opposed conclusions?

"Well we’re getting closer… or farther away." This was a tongue-in-cheek response characterizing the state of a system. What word characterizes this one statement with its diametrically opposed ...
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Shorter alternatives to “staying up-to-date”

Is this kind of bad foreign English or it would be correct to say "to keep yourself up-to-date"/"informed" when subscribing, e.g., a twitter or a RSS feed? Is there a single verb/adjective/shorter ...
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a term for a “not web” traditional application

I am writing a cover letter and I would state my experience in both web application and "normal programs". "Normal programs" sounds so bad, what is a good term that I can use without delve into ...
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Alternative expression for “xyz Nazi”

I'm not a native English speaker, but I do understand and personally appreciate the use of the term "xyz Nazi" to say that someone is a bit dogmatic about their point of view, without necessarily ...
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Other ways to say 'I plead insanity'

I am writing a one act play about a trial. The evidence is piled against the defendant, and he wants to plead insanity. What are other ways of stating that? What are other ways to refer to that plea? ...
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Synonym for man-made, but not by man

I'm looking for a synonym for man-made (i.e., not naturally occurring) that doesn't imply it was made by humans. "Fabricated" or "constructed" are the closest I've come, but I'm not very happy with ...
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What word means 'willingness to learn'? [closed]

What adjective (single word) means 'having/using a willingness to learn'?
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What's the term for the information you gather from someone before deciding to bring them in for an interview?

What is another word for the information you gather from someone before deciding to bring them in for an interview? (Salary Requirements, Commuting Restrictions, etc.) What I'm trying to say is: ...
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Please explain the meaning of the word “distance” in the sentence

Distance sometimes lets you know who's worth keeping and who's worth letting go Unless the distance is playing games with the vision and its all a mirage, a vagueness of a dream
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Alternatives to the “on the one hand… on the other hand” construct

Can anyone suggest any alternatives to the "on the one hand... on the other hand" construct? Example: (On the one hand/alternative) I like product A. (On the other hand/alternative) product B also ...