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 “something that makes sense in your own head”?

I’m looking for a word — I’m sure I read it somewhere, but it’s not commonly used — which describes the situation where a theory (or something similar) makes sense in your own head but not to others. ...
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Technical synonym for “old”

Given a reverse chronologically ordered list of computer generated events (logs), what would be good technical synonyms to express recent events and old events? These events form a history that ...
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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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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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“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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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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Another expression for “drinking behavior,” or “drinking habits” in this sentence.

"In other words, a member's drinking behavior is influenced by observing his peers drinking behavior. " To avoid repetition of (drinking) in this sentence, i need one word for ...
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Words associated with throwing things, specifically the action of throwing a paper airplane

What word(s) would you use to describe throwing something, specifically during the action of throwing a paper airplane? The one word I was able to come up with was "flick", but I'm looking for other ...
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Word meaning 'To be pulled'

I am looking for a word that means 'to be pulled' in that same sense of propelled or compelled means to be forced or urged forward. Ideally, it would use the same base pel. Searching Google and ...
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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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Single word for something that receives a request or response

Something that sends Requests, can be called Requester, but is there a single word to denote a Handler / Receiver? Request Sender > Request > Request Receiver AKA Requester ...
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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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“with” vs “to have”

I have a tendency to say things like: It was nice with cake. Usually it's in the form of: It was adjective with noun. whereas my wife is always correcting me to: It was nice to have ...
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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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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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Do people in Colorado typically say “attorney” or “lawyer?”

I'm interested to know if people in the Colorado area say attorney or lawyer more frequently.
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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 ...
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I'm looking for a name related to education, something like 'edify'

I'm trying hard to finalise easy to remember and meaningful name. Name can be a combination of two-word name (To get domain name), better if one of them relates to education, schools or students. For ...
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Is there a short (1-2 words) term for “skip your opponent's next turn”?

In the context of a 2 player board game in a light fantasy setting, imagine a game effect that makes a player go twice or skip the opponent's turn. So instead of each player taking one turn (or ...