Synonyms of issue
1 topicDictionary • Is it right for the Church to express a view on political issues?
topic • They offer tips on topics such as home safety.
point • You have missed the main point of my argument.
matter • It was a private matter.
business • Parenting can be a stressful business.
question • There's no question about their success.
concern • The technical aspects are not my concern.
subject • It was I who first raised the subject of plastic surgery.
affair • The government has mishandled the whole affair.
argument • The issue has caused heated political argument.
theme • The novel's central theme is the conflict between men and women.
can of worms (informal)
2 pointDictionary • I wasn't earning much money, but that was not the issue.
question • The whole question of aid is a tricky political one.
concern • Feminism must address issues beyond the concerns of middle-class whites.
bone of contention
matter of contention
point in question
3 editionDictionary • The problem is underlined in the latest issue of the Lancet.
edition • A paperback edition is now available in all good bookshops.
publication • a renewed campaign against pornographic publications
number • an article which appeared in the summer number of the magazine
imprint • His courage left an imprint on his nation's history.
version • The English version is far inferior to the original French text.
4 childrenDictionary • He died without issue in 1946.
young • The hen may not be able to feed its young.
offspring • Characteristics are often passed from parents to offspring.
seed mainly biblical) • a curse on my seed
progeny • They set aside funds to ensure the welfare of their progeny.
5 distributionDictionary • the issue of supplies to refugees
distribution • There will be a widespread distribution of leaflets.
supply • Prices have changed according to supply and demand.
delivery • the delivery of goods and resources
circulation • measures inhibiting the circulation of useful information
dissemination • the dissemination of scientific ideas
dispersal • the plants' mechanisms of dispersal of their spores
outcome • It's too early to predict the outcome of the race.
end • The end justifies the means.
result • This is the result of eating too much fatty food.
effect • the psychological effects of head injuries
consequence • Her lawyers said she understood the consequences of her actions.
conclusion • Executives said it was the logical conclusion of a process started in 1987.
finale • It was a sad finale to a spectacular career.
termination • a dispute which led to the abrupt termination of trade
culmination • This week's events are the culmination of a long-running row between the two countries.
upshot • So the upshot is we're going for lunch on Friday.
1 give outDictionary • He issued a statement denying the allegations.
release • They're not releasing any more details yet.
publish • The paper did not publish his name for legal reasons.
announce • She was planning to announce her engagement to Peter.
deliver • He will deliver a speech about schools.
spread • Someone has been spreading rumours about us.
broadcast • Don't broadcast your business outside the family.
distribute • Students shouted slogans and distributed leaflets.
communicate • The result will be communicated to parents.
proclaim • He continues to proclaim his innocence.
circulate • Public employees are circulating a petition calling for his reinstatement.
emit • The stove emitted a cloud of evil-smelling smoke.
disseminate • It took years to disseminate information about Aids.
promulgate • Such behaviour promulgates a negative image of the British.
put in circulation
2 supplyDictionary • Staff will be issued with new designer uniforms.
supply • an agreement not to supply chemical weapons to these countries
give • This recipe was given to me years ago.
provide • I will be happy to provide you with a copy of the report.
stock • I worked stocking shelves in a grocery store.
afford • The room afforded fine views of the city.
yield • 400,000 acres of land yielded a crop worth $1.75 billion.
outfit • Homes can be outfitted with security lights for a few hundred dollars.
equip • The country did not have the funds to equip the reserve army properly.
furnish • Many proprietors try to furnish their hotels with antiques.
endow • The ambassador has endowed a public-service fellowship programme.
purvey • two restaurants that purvey Indonesian food
3 emergeDictionary • A tinny voice issued from a speaker.
emerge • He was waiting outside as she emerged from the building.
come out • The truth is beginning to come out now.
proceed • Does Othello's downfall proceed from a flaw in his character?
spring • The art springs from the country's Muslim heritage.
flow • Undesirable consequences flow from these misconceptions.
arise • if a problem arises later in pregnancy
originate • The disease originated in Africa.
emanate • The aroma of burning wood emanated from the stove.
exude • the fluid that exudes from the cane toad's back
be a consequence of
PHRASE:▷ at issue
IDIOM:▷ take issue with something or someone
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affairIf an event or a series of events has been mentioned and you want to talk about it again, you can refer to it as the affair.
• The government has mishandled the whole affair.
• The room afforded fine views of the city.
announceIf you announce something, you tell people about it publicly or officially.
• She was planning to announce her engagement to Peter.
Thesaurus for issue from the Collins English Thesaurus
the act of sending or giving out something; supply; delivery