Synonyme von contract
a formal agreement between two or more partiesThe company won a prestigious contract for work on the building.
a new defence agreement
deal (informal), , ,
Japan has done a deal with America on rice exports.
The caves can be visited only by prior arrangement.
We had not set a date but there was an understanding between us.
Our objective must be to secure a peace settlement.
negotiations over an international treaty on global warming
The treaty was based on a bargain between the governments.
the importance of observing the Geneva convention on human rights
The two countries signed a non-aggression pact.
The Pilgrims signed a democratic compact aboard the Mayflower.
the United Nations covenant on civil and political rights
I'm not about to betray my bond with my brother.
His only stipulation is that his clients follow his advice.
to make a formal agreement with (a person or company) to do or deliver (something)He has contracted to lease part of the collection to a museum in Japan.
I'm not sure I agree with you.
The president may be willing to negotiate with the democrats.
I pledge that by next year we will have the problem solved.
They prefer to bargain with individual clients, for cash.
He undertook to edit the text himself.
come to terms,
In the deed of separation, she covenanted that she would not revoke her will.
make a deal,
enter into an agreement
to make or become smaller, narrower, or shorterNew research shows that an excess of meat and salt can contract muscles.
Severe migraine can be treated with a drug which constricts the blood vessels.
Her throat had tightened and she couldn't speak.
When the days shorten, some people suffer from depression.
His leg muscles had withered from lack of use.
Textbooks compressed six millennia of Egyptian history into a few pages.
The English translation has been condensed into a single more readable book.
The plant shrivels and dies.
to draw (muscles) together or (of muscles) to be drawn togetherAs we move our bodies, our muscles contract and relax.
He flung his whole weight back, tightening the rope.
They knitted their brows and started to grumble.
She pursed her lips in disapproval.
The day surgery will help to shorten waiting lists.
She puckered her lips at the sour taste of lemon.
to make or become smaller, narrower, or shorterOutput fell last year and is expected to contract further this year.
Keep immunisations up to date to lessen the risk of serious illness.
Consumption is being reduced by 25 per cent.
The vast forests have shrunk.
The threat of war has diminished.
The medication is said to decrease the risk of heart attack.
The factory's workforce has dwindled.
to become affected by (an illness)Norton had contracted tuberculosis and been sent off to a sanatorium.
The more stress you are under, the more likely you are to catch a cold.
When I was five I got measles.
develop, , ,
He developed pneumonia after a bout of flu.
be infected with, ,
be afflicted with
A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it is written on
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in the sense of abbreviate
to cut shortHe abbreviated his first name to Alec.
in the sense of arrangement
an agreement or a plan to do somethingThe caves can be visited only by prior arrangement.
in the sense of bargain
an agreement establishing what each party will give, receive, or perform in a transactionThe treaty was based on a bargain between the governments.
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