Relevance ranks synonyms and suggests the best matches based on how closely a synonym’s sense matches the sense you selected.
Complexity sorts synonyms based on their difficulty. Adjust it higher to choose from words that are more complex.
Length ranks your synonyms based on character count.
Common words appear frequently in written and spoken language across many genres from radio to academic journals.
Informal words should be reserved for casual, colloquial communication.
noun. physical encounter
verb. engage in physical encounter
- carry on war
- cross swords
- do battle
- exchange blows
- flare up
- take all comers
- take the field
- take up the gauntlet
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