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Synonyms of 'image'

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in the sense of idea
Definition
a person's conception of something
By the end of the week you will have a clearer idea of the system.
in the sense of idol
Definition
an image of a god used as an object of worship
Some denounced them for worshipping idols.
Synonyms
graven image,
god,
pagan symbol
in the sense of impression
Definition
a vague idea or belief
My impression is that they are totally out of control.
in the sense of likeness
Definition
portrait
The museum displays wax likenesses of every U.S. president.
in the sense of mask
Definition
behaviour that hides one's true feelings
His mask cracked, and she saw an angry and violent man.
in the sense of metaphor
Definition
a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action that it does not literally apply to in order to imply a resemblance, for example he is a lion in battle
the writer's use of metaphor
Synonyms
conceit (literary),
trope,
figurative expression
in the sense of mirror image
Definition
an image or object that has left and right reversed as if seen in a mirror
I saw in him a mirror image of my younger self.
Synonyms
clone,
spitting image (informal),
dead ringer (informal),
exact likeness
in the sense of perception
Definition
way of viewing
her perception of the feeling was strong
in the sense of persona
Definition
the personality that a person adopts and presents to other people
the contradictions between her private life and her public persona
Synonyms
front (informal),
public face,
assumed role
in the sense of photograph
Definition
a picture made by the chemical action of light on sensitive film
He wants to take some photographs of the house.
Synonyms
photo (informal),
snap (informal),
snapshot,
selfie (informal),
JPEG,
avatar

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