Synonyms of contract
• The company won a prestigious contract for work on the building.
• a new defence agreement
• 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 a 1992 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.
• 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, he covenanted that he would not revoke his will.
make a deal
enter into an agreement
• New 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.
• As 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 and kissed him on the nose.
• Output 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.
• Regular doses of aspirin decrease the risk of heart attack.
• The factory's workforce has dwindled.
• He contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion.
• The more stress you are under, the more likely you are to catch a cold.
• When I was five I got measles.
• He developed pneumonia after a bout of flu.
be infected with
go down with
be afflicted with
QUOTATION:A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it is written on
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abbreviateIf you abbreviate something, especially a word or a piece of writing, you make it shorter.
• He abbreviated his first name to Alec.
abridgeto reduce the length of (a written work) by condensing or rewriting
• We don't abridge any of the stories we publish.
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agreeIf people agree with each other about something, they have the same opinion about it or say that they have the same opinion.
• I'm not sure I agree with you.
Thesaurus for contract from the Collins English Thesaurus