English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'mantle'

(noun) 
Definition
the responsibilities and duties which go with a particular job or position
She has the intellectual form to take up the mantle of leadership.
Synonyms
role
His role in the events has been pivotal.
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job
Their main job is to preserve health rather than treat illness.
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position
He took up a position with the Arts Council.
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post
Sir Peter has held several senior military posts.
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responsibility
The 600 properties were his responsibility.
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task
He had the unenviable task of breaking the bad news.
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duty
My duty is to look after the animals.
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function
The main function of merchant banks is to raise capital.
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capacity
She was visiting in her official capacity as co-chairperson.
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burden
Having more responsibility at work felt like a burden to him.
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onus
The onus was on the Italians to find a solution.
(noun) 
Definition
anything that covers completely or envelops
The park looked grim under a mantle of soot and ash.
Synonyms
covering
Sawdust was used as a hygienic floor covering.
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cover
Put a polythene cover over it to protect it from dust.
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screen
They put a screen in front of me.
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curtain
a curtain of cigarette smoke
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envelope
She opened the envelope and withdrew a typed note.
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blanket
The mud disappeared under a blanket of snow.
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veil
She swathed her face in a veil of decorative muslin.
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shroud
a parked car huddled under a shroud of grey snow
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canopy
The land is thickly covered by a dense canopy of jungle.
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pall
A pall of black smoke drifted over the cliff-top.
(noun) 
Definition
a loose wrap or cloak
(archaic)  flaxen hair that hung round her shoulders like a silken mantle
Synonyms
cloak
She set out, wrapping her cloak about her.
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wrap
a model wearing a leopard-print wrap
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shawl
(verb) 
Definition
to spread over or become spread over
Many of the peaks were already mantled with snow.
Synonyms
cover
the black patch which covered his left eye
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hide
The compound was hidden by trees and shrubs.
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blanket
More than a foot of snow blanketed parts of Michigan.
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wrap
She wrapped the baby in a blanket.
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screen
The road is screened by a block of flats.
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mask
A thick grey cloud masked the sun.
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disguise
She made no attempt to disguise her contempt.
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veil
Her hair swept across her face, as if to veil it.
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cloak
He uses jargon to cloak his inefficiency.
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shroud
Mist shrouded the outline of the palace.
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envelop
the thick black cloud of smoke that enveloped the area
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overspread

Additional synonyms

in the sense of blanket
Definition
a concealing cover, as of smoke, leaves, or snow
The mud disappeared under a blanket of snow.
in the sense of blanket
Definition
to cover as if with a blanket
More than a foot of snow blanketed parts of Michigan.
in the sense of burden
Definition
something that is difficult to bear
Having more responsibility at work felt like a burden to him.

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