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

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Dine in for two for £10 with free wine

This is one of the M&S promotions, it gives me the impression that I can eat in at their restaurant/canteen but in fact you can only buy those dinner items off the shelf. I thought "dine in" is ...
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Synonyms for qualitative vs. quantitative

I would like to describe a business process that can either undergo a qualitative or a quantitative change and seek a better wording to contrast the two terms. Specifically, I am describing an ...
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Is there a synonym for “schadenfreude” that sounds more colloquial?

Is there a more colloquial synonym for "schadenfreude"? I'm specifically looking for a noun that denotes a pleasure derived from other people's misfortunes or sufferings. Sadly, I couldn't find any ...
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Quadrangle vs. Quadrilateral

Which of two words standing for geometric figure with four edges and angles is more common for english-speaking people? P.S. I will use short word "quad" until I get answer for the question :)
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Alternative more-to-the-point words for “hot” (as in temperature)?

What word other than hot can I use to distinguish hot as in temperature from hot as in very spicy food? Especially in connection with food, the word hot is very ambiguous (well, unless it's chili-...
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Advance to same level [closed]

I was trying to think of a verb today that means "to advance multiple developmental paths to the same level." An example of a context in which this would be useful is in data storage. I have two ...
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Difference between “spicy” and “hot”

I make a distinction between "hot" and "spicy" food ("hot" not referring to temperature). I consider "hot" food the kind that "burns" and "spicy" food that has lots of flavor, but that may or may not "...
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An adjective similar to ominous

In education, teachers may use the term "the district" when referring to the school district. It often has a negative connotation. An example may be: "I heard 'the district' is going to cut all of ...
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Word to denote time to expiration

Is there a single word to denote the amount of time before something expires? For example: The password is valid for another 10 hours What's the word that is equivalent to "good for a period of" ...
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Looking for an English word or expression for not having a real boss in charge

There is a Hungarian word fejetlenség, literally, having no head, in the state of having no head, meaning a situation where a state or an organisation is an unruly mess. Is there an English ...
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Less formal synonym for “Confirmed”, “Acknowledged”

I'm looking for a less formal synonym for "Confirmed" or "Ackowledged", that retains some brevity. As an example, say I've received an e-mail from my manager asking me to switch to a different task. ...
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Synonyms for “knowing someone well” [on hold]

What word can I use to say that I know someone really really well? It's more than "aquainted with".
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A word for “in terms of time”

What is the word that describes the context of time to replace e.g. "in terms of time, ..." Like I can say, It is more tiring mentally than physically; It is longer physically than "in terms of ...
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Another words for master

I am looking for word a man who either train his student or tell/learn his student about life. Words come to my mind is master, Grand Master or guide but I like to get more words to the list. Thanks....
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Need synonym for beginning something eagerly

I am trying to find a one-word synonym for the phrase, "They threw themselves into [an activity]", or "they launched ambitiously into..," or "They zealously began to...". The actual phrase that I am ...
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A synonym for 'stay' that starts with 'f'? [on hold]

What word starts with an 'f' and is a synonym for stay, remain, 'opposite of move'? This is for the title of an article, which is "The Choice to Fly or [stay]". Id like the second word to also start ...
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Is “home patch” completely equivalent to “hometown”?

I heard this expression "home patch" referring to "hometown" from a recent BBC Documentary. Since I am not a native English speaker, I am wondering about whether it is completely equivalent to "...
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What's the difference between Media and Press

What's the difference between Media and Press, I think that press for newspapers and media for TV, can anyone give us details about that?
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Can you be sent on a quest or does it then become a mission?

A discussion on the Arqade sister site brought up an interesting question that I thought I'd share here. What is the difference between a quest and a mission? Given the roots of the words, quest ...
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Synonym for 'first class' as in 'first gathering of a course' [on hold]

I'm looking for the most colloquial synonym for the term 'first class', in the meaning of 'first gathering of a course'. My reason for looking for an alternative is that 'first class' is too easily ...
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Words that are both Anagrams and Synonyms

So my father and I were talking, and I commented that it is supremely satisfying that the words it's and 'tis are synonyms that have the exact same distribution of characters (they are anagrams). He ...
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Politically correct synonym for “Indian giver”?

The phrase "Indian giver" means someone who gives a person a gift and then wants it back later. It's occasionally a useful concept, but the dictionary says it's offensive and I also think so. Is there ...
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Name for a person who is always trying to beat the system?

Someone I know is always finding a way to beat the system, for example: Getting fake records to get his children into college, contacting people in the system to find him a way to bypass waiting for ...
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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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Synonym for not taking personal responsibility

I'm trying to think of a word that suggests a person who takes no personal accountability in their actions or always tries to shift blame on to some factor supposedly outside of their control. Is ...
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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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One word which can mean “synonym” and “translation”

I'm working on a dictionary which can translate words between two languages. It can however also "translate" between the same language, which means that it finds a synonym. In this context the ...
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Variant of the phrase “broad brush strokes”

I'm looking for a phrase that captures the idea that one is dividing material up crudely. The context is a claim that in discussing a certain issue, we only need to make rather crude divisions (or ...
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When do I use fee and when do I use charge? [closed]

Are there differences between the two words? Thank you very much for your answers.
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Can the word 'fluently' be interchanged with 'fluidly' in this sentence, “I see I can't write fluidly either.” [closed]

I was asking a question concerning the use of the words 'fluently' or 'fluidly' in a particular sentence. I did not mean to post it as an Answer.
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Is there a difference between “on condition that” and “provided that”?

Do the terms "provided that" and "on condition that" mean the same? Or is there any difference in usage? The means will be available provided that the state will allocate its part of financing vs. ...
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What are other words or phrases for “total catch”, “whole package”, or “perfect 10” when referring to an attractive bachelorette?

I've found it difficult to search for synonyms. I'm hoping for some noun that signifies a really impressive woman that any man would want to share life with. "Perfect 10" and "bombshell" are ...
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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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Word for “lose something temporarily”

Is there any verb which means that I lost something but actually you're sure that it isn't lost forever? So I don't know where is it now but if I was looking for it, I would find it. Or, I put it ...
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Difference between “latent” and “underlying”

I'm not an English native speaker and I tend to use "latent" and "underlying" as if they were synonyms. Are they actually synonyms, or is there a difference between them ? For example, in a ...
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Word that is like a neutral version of 'cliché'; 'canonical' is likely a synonym

I've been struggling with thesauri, learned friends, and hopeless google searches. The word I'm looking for describes a 'go-to' example or conventionally used style that isn't official. Something ...
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Is “Tenor” okay?

I came across an advertisement which reads as follows: As one may find, the advertisement uses the word "Tenor" to say that the Bond would have a term (or duration) of 8 years. Is "Tenor" okay in ...
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What is the synonym for the word `non-technical`?

I want to say something like Non-technical introduction to Python. What word can replace non-technical? I've fished out un-technical and general so far, but they don't really fit well.
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Is it correct to refer to two different sources using “this” and “this”? If false what synonyms could be used? [closed]

Is the following decent English: Based on sources like this and this the following code was created: If it is correct English? What kind of synonym could be used in this context?
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Alternative way to say “sold a project”

My apologies if this question seems out of place, but I wasn't sure about where else I should ask it (I also couldn't find anything through Google). I'm in the process of updating my resume, and I'm ...
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hypothetically speaking vs theoretically speaking

"They say the sky is blue"......hypothetically speaking or theoretically speaking (which is the right phrase to use if you thinking of evoking a debate on the matter). If am thinking its any colour ...
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A word for a large underground library

I am looking for a word to describe a large underground library many times the height of an average person. The word "edifice" means a large, imposing, and important building. However, I feel like ...
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Synonyms for 'conference attendees'

I'm trying to think of the best way to casually say 'conference attendees'. Any ideas?
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Trustable or trustworthy?

For a long time I have been using trustworthy as the adjective for of trust. However, I recently heard someone say trustable, and it piqued my interest. Apparently it is a word on Merriam-Webster as ...
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What's a word/phrase for a player/seducer?

I can't seem to remember this particular word/phrase. I'm almost certain it's a two-word phrase. It specifically refers to someone who is skilled with the ladies, ie, someone who knows the tricks of ...
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Synonyms for the “not…but…” construction

I am looking for proper alternatives to the "not...but..." construction, which is used to refute an assumption and draw attention to a new point. Example: The park was known not for its amenities, ...
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What is an antonym for “technically”? [closed]

In this case technically meaning "according to the prescribed definition or rules." Is there a single word antonym for this?
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'Preclude' vs 'Exclude' vs 'Prevent'

I'm trying to really understand how the word preclude differs from either exclude or include. Merriam Webster defines preclude as to make impossible by necessary consequence : rule out in advance ...