Synonyms of 'stroke'
1 apoplexyDictionary, fit, seizure
He had a minor stroke in 1987, which left him partly paralysed.
2 markDictionary, line, slash
Fill in gaps by using short, upward strokes of the pencil.
3 movementDictionary, action, motion
I turned and swam a few strokes further out to sea.
4 chimeDictionary, striking, ring
On the stroke of 12, fireworks suddenly exploded into the night.
5 blowDictionary, hit, knock
He was sending the ball into the net with each stroke.
He went off to hospital after a blow to the face.
a hit on the head
He had taken a knock on the head in training.
He gave her an encouraging pat on the shoulder.
There was a light rap on the door.
He felt a thump on his shoulder.
He gave Andrew a swipe on the ear.
6 featDictionary, move, achievement
At the time, his appointment seemed a stroke of genius.
phraseat a stroke
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An accomplishment is something remarkable that has been done or achieved.
The accomplishments of the past year are quite extraordinary.
a conference celebrating women's achievements
Thesaurus for stroke from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you stroke someone or something, you move your hand slowly and gently over them.