Synonyms of process
1 procedureDictionary • The best way to find out is by a process of elimination.
course • Resignation is the only course left open to him.
action • The government is taking emergency action to deal with the crisis.
performance • What is the car's performance like?
operation • A major rescue operation is under way.
measure • He said stern measures would be taken against the rioters.
proceeding • The whole proceeding went very smoothly.
manner • The manner in which young children are spoken to depends on who is present.
transaction • plans to disclose a business transaction with British Telecommunications
mode • the capitalist mode of production
course of action
2 developmentDictionary • the evolutionary process of Homo sapiens
development • the development of the embryo
growth • This helps to encourage new growth and makes the plant flower profusely.
progress • The two sides made little progress towards agreement.
course • a series of naval battles which altered the course of history
movement • The participants believed movement forward was possible.
advance • Air safety has not improved since the advances of the 1970s.
formation • The formation of my character and temperament.
evolution • a crucial period in the evolution of modern physics
progression • Both drugs slow the progression of HIV.
3 methodDictionary • the cost of the production process
method • new teaching methods
system • the decimal system of metric weights and measures
practice • a public inquiry into bank practices
technique • tests performed using a new technique
procedure • He did not follow the correct procedure in applying for a visa.
4 actionDictionary • steps in the impeachment process against the president (law)
action • a libel action brought by one of the country's top bureaucrats
case • He lost his case at the European Court of Human Rights.
trial • New evidence showed that he lied at the trial.
suit • The judge dismissed the suit.
1 prepareDictionary • Silicon chips process electrical signals. • facilities to process the beans before export
treat • About 70% of the area is treated with insecticide.
convert • a handy table which converts into an ironing board
transform • the speed at which your body transforms food into energy
alter • Little had altered in the village.
refine • Oil is refined so as to remove naturally occurring impurities.
PHRASE:▷ in the process of
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actionAction is doing something for a particular purpose.
• The government is taking emergency action to deal with the crisis.
actionTo bring a legal action against someone means to bring a case against them in a court of law.
• a libel action brought by one of the country's top bureaucrats
advanceAn advance in a particular subject or activity is progress in understanding it or in doing it well.
• Air safety has not improved since the advances of the 1970s.
Thesaurus for process from the Collins English Thesaurus
a series of actions that produce a change or development
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