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21 Answered Questions for the topic Synonyms

Synonyms English Vocabulary

12/19/19

What are better adjectives for the word "great" that I can incorporate into both former papers and my daily speech?

The word great is an adjective that has two functions. It can either mean above average in intensity, amount or extent. Great can also mean above average in ability or quality. Here are some... more
Synonyms Gre Word Usage

07/29/19

Differences between "bitter," "acrimonious" and "astringent." Why isn't it appropriate to describe an argument as "astringent"?

>After having ___ arguments virtually every other day,the couple agreed that it was best for them to separate.>A) bitter>B) saturnine>C) astringent>D) effulgent>E)... more
Synonyms Vocabulary Gre

07/29/19

Below are few words who appear extremly simple but have altogether very different meaning?

Broadside: it means "Verbal Attack"Aboveboard: means "Honest"Underwrite: means "Financial support"Can you please help me understand what are these called?I am aware of Homonyms and Homophones but... more
Synonyms Esl/esol Speech

07/03/19

Polite/professional alternative to 'It turns out'?

I have been tasked with coming up with a nicer phrase to use than 'It turns out'. It is to be used in situations like this one: > - 'It turns out' that we cannot... - 'It turns out' that we... more
Synonyms Esl/esol Speech

07/02/19

Is there a word that means news or delivering news or searching for news that starts with "s"?

I am looking for a word that means news or related to news that starts with "s". Are there such words? Thanks.
Synonyms Esl/esol Speech

06/27/19

Log a ticket or Lodge a ticket?

I am not a native English speaker. I work in IT and we have a kind of ticketing system to track reported issues. I am not sure whether it is correct to ask people to file a ticket by saying... more
Synonyms German Translation

06/25/19

Is "diversified" really a suitable translation for what Germans call "abwechslungsreich"?

I need a word to describe a meeting or conference or other event which was the opposite of boring due to the variation of activities there.* German language has *abwechslungsreich*, literally... more
Synonyms Grammar Usage

06/21/19

Correspond to vs. Correspond with?

Is there any significant difference between `Correspond to` and `Correspond with`? I only mean in the sense of "matching", here, rather than "communication". I've looked at a few sources, but I... more
Synonyms Esl/esol Speech

06/02/19

Alternative expressions for "Our university is strong in [medicine, languages, social sciences, etc.]"?

This is in the context of a university president verbally promoting the departments in his university which are nationally or internationally competitive. One way, although I admit it is a bit... more
Synonyms Grammar Japanese

05/25/19

Is it true that にしたって is the colloquial form of にしたところで?

I've been thinking if it is true that にしたって is the colloquial form of にしたところで. In other words, are the bottom two sentences identical in meaning and nuance? 1)... more
Synonyms Vocabulary Grammar

05/24/19

ならば vs なら. both are totally interchangeable without affecting the nuance of the sentence?

is it true that なら is merely a short form of ならば and as such, both are totally interchangeable without affecting the nuance of the sentence? Also, a second question is is ならば more "formal" than... more
Synonyms Grammar Japanese

04/26/19

what's the difference between ところで and ちなみに ?

what's the difference between ところで and ちなみに ? Are they always/often/seldom interchangeable?
Synonyms Reading

04/02/19

Words related to reading?

Can anyone please pile up the words related to reading?e.g read,browse and peruse. simple explanation of the words welcome. Thanks
Synonyms Grammar Japanese

03/29/19

What's the difference between くる and やってくる?

Can someone explain the nuance between them? They both mean "come", but I'm unsure of when they are interchangeable. My perception is that `やってくる` seems to put more emphasis on the actual action of... more
Synonyms Vocabulary Reading

03/24/19

Word for "studying a research article to get the most out of it"?

From the Word web dictionary:> Study: Consider indetail and subject to an analysis inorderto> discover essential features or meaningParticularly, I am looking for a word (synonym of 'study')... more
Synonyms English Verbs

03/21/19

Are there any differences between "I believe" vs "I think" vs "I reckon"?

These are the three most common ways to say "I think." (At least, I believe so. I mean, I think so. Um...)Are there any subtle differences between them? Are there situations where one of the three... more
Synonyms Grammar Japanese

03/21/19

Japanese Buts: でも, しかし, ただ, ただし, ところが, が, けど, けれど, けれども?

I'm sure someone asked a similar question but I did a search and couldn't find any. Usually I just translate everything into but, but (no pun intended) I think it's about time I got into the nitty... more
Synonyms German Differences

03/18/19

What are the differences between "bekommen", "erhalten", "entgegennehmen", "empfangen", "besorgen" and "kriegen"?

Do they all mean *to receive* or *to obtain*? What are the differences in the use of these words?
Synonyms English Writing

03/15/19

Avoiding stuffy language: "Therefore", "Thus"?

In my thesis, I'm using "thus" and "therefore" a lot. This is repetitive and it sounds stuffy. Is there any alternative which sounds a bit more relaxed but is acceptable in scientific writing? "So"... more
Synonyms German Differences

03/15/19

Is there a difference between 'Gegenstand', 'Sache', 'Ding', and 'Dinge'?

Is there a difference between 'Gegenstand', 'Sache', 'Ding', and 'Dinge'? Can we use them interchangeably?
Synonyms German Differences

03/13/19

What is the difference between “der Zug” and “die Bahn”?

What is the difference between *der Zug* and *die Bahn* (besides the gender of course)? When should one be used and not the other?

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