Englischer Thesaurus

Synonyme von contract

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

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it is written on [Sam Goldwyn]

Zusätzliche Synonyme

in the sense of abbreviate
Definition
to cut short
He abbreviated his first name to Alec.
in the sense of arrangement
Definition
an agreement or a plan to do something
The caves can be visited only by prior arrangement.
in the sense of bargain
Definition
an agreement establishing what each party will give, receive, or perform in a transaction
The treaty was based on a bargain between the governments.

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