English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'entrance'

(noun) 
Definition
something, such as a door or gate, through which it is possible to enter a place
He drove in through a side entrance.
Synonyms
way in
, ,
door
I was knocking at the front door.
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approach
The path serves as an approach to the boat house.
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access
a courtyard with a side access to the rear gardens
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entry
A lorry blocked the entry to the school.
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gate
He opened the gate and walked up to the house.
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passage
The toilets are up the stairs and along the passage to your right.
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avenue
It is set in landscaped grounds at the end of a tree-lined avenue.
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doorway
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portal (literary)
I entered through the royal portal.
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inlet
a sheltered inlet
, ,
means of access
Opposites
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way out
(noun) 
Definition
the act of appearing on stage
The audience chanted his name as he made his entrance.
Synonyms
appearance
The sudden appearance of the deer caught me by surprise.
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coming in
,
entry
He made his triumphal entry into Mexico.
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arrival
the day after his arrival
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Opposites
(noun) 
Definition
ability or permission to join or become involved with a group or organization
Hewitt gained entrance to the house by pretending to be a heating engineer.
Synonyms
admission
There has been a slight increase in hospital admissions.
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access
The facilities have been adapted to give access to wheelchair users.
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entry
Entry to the museum is free.
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entrée
She had gained an entrée into the city's cultivated society.
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admittance
He is trying to gain admittance into medical school.
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permission to enter
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ingress
A lorry was blocking the ingress.
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right of entry
(verb) 
Definition
to fill with delight
She entranced the audience with her classical Indian singing.
Synonyms
enchant
This book will enchant readers.
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delight
The report has delighted environmentalists.
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charm
My brother charms everyone he meets.
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fascinate
She fascinated him, on and off stage.
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captivate
I was captivated by her sparkling personality.
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transport
I have never seen any man so completely transported by excitement.
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enthral
Children and adults alike are enthralled by his stories.
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beguile
Her paintings beguiled the critics.
, ,
ravish
an eerie power to ravish the eye and seduce the soul
, ,
enrapture
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spellbind
Opposites
, , ,
turn off (informal)
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put off
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(verb) 
The sailors were entranced by the voices of the sirens.
Synonyms
mesmerize
There was something about her which mesmerized him.
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bewitch
She was not moving, as if someone had bewitched her.
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hypnotize
The ability to hypnotize yourself can be learnt in a single session.
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put a spell on
,
cast a spell on
,
put in a trance

Additional synonyms

in the sense of access
Definition
a means of approaching or entering a place
a courtyard with a side access to the rear gardens
Synonyms
way in,
doorway,
gateway,
portal (literary),
in the sense of access
Definition
the right or opportunity to use something or enter a place
The facilities have been adapted to give access to wheelchair users.
in the sense of admittance
Definition
the right to enter
He is trying to gain admittance into medical school.
Synonyms
way in,
allowing,
admitting,
letting in

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