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Synonyms of 'message'

(noun) 
Definition
a communication from one person or group to another
Would you like to leave a message?
Synonyms
communication
The ambassador has brought a communication from the President.
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note
Stevens wrote him a note asking him to come to his apartment.
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bulletin
the early morning news bulletin
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word
There is no word from the authorities on the reported attack.
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letter
I had received a letter from a very close friend.
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notice
Unions are requested to give seven days' notice of industrial action.
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memo
A leaked memo to managers identified a dozen danger spots.
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dispatch
this dispatch from our West Africa correspondent
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memorandum
He sent a memorandum to the members of the board.
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missive
the customary missive from your mother
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intimation
their first public intimation of how they will spend the budget
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email or e-mail
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text or text message
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SMS
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IMS
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MSG (text messaging)
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tweet (on the Twitter website)
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mention or @mention (on the Twitter website)
(noun) 
Definition
an implicit meaning or moral, as in a work of art
The report's message was unequivocal.
Synonyms
point
You have missed the main point of my argument.
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meaning
I became more aware of the symbols and their meanings.
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moral
The moral of the story is, let the buyer beware.
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theme
The novel's central theme is obsession.
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import
I have already spoken about the import of his speech.
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purport
The purport of his speech was obvious.
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MSG (text messaging)
(noun) 
(Scottish)  I was employed to run messages for him in 1957.
Synonyms
errand
I spent the morning running errands.
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job
Their main job is to preserve health rather than treat illness.
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task
He had the unenviable task of breaking the bad news.
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commission
She approached me with a commission to write the screen play for the film.
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mission
the most crucial stage of his latest peace mission
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MSG (text messaging)
(verb) 
Synonyms
, ,
communicate
My natural mother has never communicated with me.
They communicated in sign language.
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email or e-mail
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SMS
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IM or instant message
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DM or direct message
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poke (on the Facebook website)
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tweet (on the Twitter website)
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chat (computing)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of bulletin
Definition
an official statement on a matter of public interest
the early morning news bulletin
in the sense of commission
Definition
a duty given to a person or group to perform
She approached me with a commission to write the screen play for the film.
in the sense of communicate
Definition
to exchange (thoughts) or make known (information or feelings) by speech, writing, or other means
My natural mother has never communicated with me.They communicated in sign language.
Synonyms
make contact,
be in touch,
ring up (informal, British),
be in contact,
get in contact,
email or e-mail,
message

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