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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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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Word to describe when, where or how privacy is kept, trust is maintained, and integrity matters

Here is a list of scenarios on why honest people would need privacy and anonymity. My marketing research tells me that the word "anonymity" is too closely related to hacking, and "privacy" reminds ...
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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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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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Synonym/more sophisticated term for free-flowing

I am looking for an apt, or rather, a more sophisticated description for my cacographic handwriting style. The term free-flowing is strictly accurate. However, I am looking for a adjective or term ...
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Is there a more succinct way to say “decided instead to…”?

I'm looking for better ways to say "decided instead to..." I've only thought so far of synonyms for each word, "elected instead to...," "decided rather..." etc.; however, I'm looking for something a ...
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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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'Prevaricate' as a synonym for 'vacillate'

There's a lot of motivation here. It boils down to a two-part question: is the usage of 'prevarication' as a synonym for 'vacillation' common, acceptable, and/or preferable; and is there any reason ...
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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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An alternative term for 'lesser time'

I have two processes running with different speeds. In other words, one of them requires lesser time. I think 'Lesser time' is an awkward term. Is there any good alternative or synonym which I can use ...
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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's the phrase for reading a website “cover to cover”

How do I describe having read a website completely, 'cover to cover'?
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What are the true meaning of Hold sway , Jest and Jabbed?

Ok , So After reading This sentence : As Russia has changed rapidly in the past six years , so has its sense of humor, The political Joke held sway , the secret jest that jabbed at 70 years of ...
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What's the word for day/night?

So I'm customizing a WordPress (cms) for hotel for a client and he asked me to do add a new functionality that is a options dropdown where the user can select "time" like Time: - Day - ...
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“Don't look a gift horse in the mouth” synonyms

I always wondered the meaning of this phrase, until I stumbled across this thread. That knowledge is nice, but the saying itself is now pretty antiquated. Responses for modern equivalents?
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loud, aloud, loudly?

Which one of the following should I use ? Speak loud. Speak loudly. Speak aloud. I heard once a teacher say 'speaker louder', so I think 'speak loud' should be no problem. What's more, ...
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“abundant” and “copious” are synonyms - undisputed?

Is it completely undisputed that abundant and copious are indeed synonyms? According to WordNet (an English database developed at Princeton university), abundant and copious are not synonyms.
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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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Phrasal verbs with synonymous opposites

There are some cases in English where one can substitute in a word that normally has an opposite meaning, but instead produces the same meaning. For examples, consider the following meanings and uses:...
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Word that means effectual or efficacious?

I'm an old guy suffering from a malady common among seniors: I often have trouble recalling the right word to express an idea. The word I'm trying to retrieve from my faltering brain means the ...
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An adjective that relates to Purpose or Intended Use

I want to talk about anxiety that a person is not using something for its purpose. I want to use an adjective, such as "Bob has ____ anxiety". What word could fit there? I tried "purpose anxiety", "...
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Single word/phase for “if they can do it, why can't I?”

Is there a single word/phrase to describe the personality attribute of "If they can do it, why can't I?" nature. Need this for grounded theory analysis of interviews for my PG. Thanks a lot
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What does “week accommodation” mean?

I have been selected as an intern in a company. The company mentioned in the internship offer letter that it would provide travel and "week accommodation" during the course of Internship. Does that ...
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Would a character string “start with” a character or “begin with” it?

This question was raised by a programming colleague. Basically, we have a programming interface that represents strings of characters (such as "abcd") and operations performed on them. Two important ...
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what is the word/phrase that corresponds to 'fusion center'?

I have a sentence: Data have to be transmitted from AAA to the fusion center. AAA could be the phrase 'the local places'. However, I think 'the local places' is not a good phrase that matches the ...
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What's an interesting way to denote “secret sender” — usually of a great gift?

I am starting a website for surprise gift-giving where the name of the sender will not be mentioned and will be open to guessing. The gifts are very dignified, so only loved ones will be sending, ...
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Trial vs try out (verbs)

I've look them up in the major dictionaries. They seem to mean almost the same thing or do they? Apparently the only difference is trial is British. Let's try out / trial this new computer / system / ...
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replacing “preface” to “opening words”

when I write the first page of the book listing the contents of the book has, would it be proper if I choose the word "opening words" rather than the word "preface" like opening words (preface) ...
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“aside” and “interpolated clause”: synonyms in some contexts?

In this answer, "that you would like to fill with water" in the sentence: If you have, say, a bucket — that you would like to fill with water — then ... is called an "interpolated clause". ...
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What is a formal way to say fine by me?

The heading pretty much explains it. How would you say it's alright with me formally if somebody tells you he would come later?
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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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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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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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Compulsory reading, is it right?

Is compulsory reading an appropriate name for books that you have to read at middle and elementary school? I read here http://ell.stackexchange.com/questions/3715/differences-between-mandatory-and-...
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A synonym for the prefix intro~

Good afternoon, While working on a philosophical paper I came across a slight problem and while I searched for an answer on my own, I seem predisposed to not find any, at least not in the sense of an ...
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Are “head”, “lead”, “direct” and “control” synonyms for “supervise”?

I am currently writing something and need to know: are head lead direct control synonyms for supervise? Let's say I put down that the President shall supervise the executive branch. Can I also ...
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I'm looking for a psychology term related to behavior motivation or inducement

Its a single word that essentially means motivation. There are both positive and negative versions of it like positive something - motivate by giving reward when someone does a good thing, or ...
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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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Electronic module or unit?

I make circuit boards with micro controllers that I mount inside plastic cases. I've always referred to them as electronic control modules. But what is really the best word for these? Electronic (...
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What's a good synonym for “good to know”?

As in, "this word is [good to know]". I'm trying to explain that a particular technical word is used a lot and should be known by the reader for future purposes.
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What word conveys “accounts”, “identities” or “registrations” for signing up to things?

I'm attempting to set up a new email address for signing up for accounts on- and offline. I like the following but each has its own problem: accounts: implies financial, as in accountant identities/...
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Is there a word for when two synonym's root words are also synonyms?

For example, Multiamory and Polyamory, where: - Multiamory and Polyamory are both synonyms, meaning having a relationship with multiple people. - Multi- and Poly- are synonyms, both meaning many. - -...