Synonyms of word
1 termDictionary • The word `ginseng' comes from the Chinese word `Shen-seng'.
term • What's the medical term for a heart attack?
name • I don't even know if Sullivan is his real name.
expression • He uses some remarkably coarse expressions.
designation • Level 4 alert is a designation reserved for very serious incidents.
appellation (formal) • They called him the King of Pork. He never minded the appellation.
locution • 'Sister boy' - that's an odd locution if ever there was one.
2 chatDictionary • James, could I have a quick word with you?
chat • She asked me into her office for a chat.
tête-à-tête • the usual tête-à-tête between the Queen and the Prime Minister
talk • I think it's time we had a talk.
discussion • There was a discussion about the wording of the report.
consultation • Next week he'll be in Florida for consultations with President Mitterrand.
3 commentDictionary • I'd like to say a word of thanks to everyone who helped me.
comment • He made these comments at a news conference.
remark • She has made outspoken remarks on the issue.
expression • From Cairo came expressions of regret at the attack.
utterance • the Queen's public utterances
4 messageDictionary • There is no word from the authorities on the reported attack.
message • Would you like to leave a message?
news • They still haven't had any news about the survivors.
report • Press reports vary dramatically.
information • They refused to give us any information about her.
notice • Unions are requested to give seven days' notice of industrial action.
advice • Most have now left the country on the advice of their governments.
communication • The ambassador has brought with him a communication from the President.
intelligence • a senior officer involved in gathering intelligence
bulletin • the early morning news bulletin
dispatch • this dispatch from our West Africa correspondent
gen (British, informal)
communiqué • The call came in a communiqué sent to the Irish Prime Minister.
intimation • their first public intimation of how they will spend the budget
heads up (US, Canadian)
5 promiseDictionary • He simply cannot be trusted to keep his word.
promise • If you make a promise, you should keep it.
guarantee • We can give no guarantee that their demands will be met.
pledge • a pledge to step up cooperation between the states
undertaking • British Coal gave an undertaking that it was maintaining the pits.
vow • Most people still take their marriage vows seriously.
assurance • an assurance that other forces will not move into the territory
oath • a solemn oath by members to help each other
word of honour
6 commandDictionary • I want nothing said about this until I give the word.
command • The tanker failed to respond to a command to stop.
will • He has submitted himself to the will of God.
order • They were arrested and executed on the orders of Stalin.
decree • He issued a decree ordering all unofficial armed groups to disband.
bidding • the bidding of his backbenchers
mandate • The union already has a mandate to ballot for a strike.
edict • In 1741 Catherine the Great issued an edict of toleration for Buddhism.
7 rumourDictionary • The word is that he's planning to retire.
rumour • There's a strange rumour going around.
talk • There has been a lot of talk about me getting married.
gossip • There has been a lot of gossip about the reasons for his absence.
hearsay • Much of what was reported to them was hearsay.
the word on the street (informal)
1 remarkDictionary • I was devastated when her words came true.
expressDictionary • If I had written the letter, I might have worded it differently.
express • He expressed grave concern at their attitude.
say • I hope you didn't say anything about me.
state • Clearly state your address and telephone number.
put • To put it bluntly, he doesn't give a damn.
phrase • The speech was carefully phrased.
utter • They departed without uttering a word.
couch • This time his proposal was couched as an ultimatum.
formulate • I was impressed by how he formulated his ideas.
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adviceIf you give someone advice, you tell them what you think they should do in a particular situation.
• Most have now left the country on the advice of their governments.
appellation (formal)An appellation is a name or title that a person, place, or thing is given.
• They called him the King of Pork. He never minded the appellation.
assuranceIf you give someone an assurance that something is true or will happen, you say that it is definitely true or will definitely happen, in order to make them feel less worried.
• an assurance that other forces will not move into the territory
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