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  • verbpreserve fruit, vegetable
  • verbbe able
  • verbfire from job

synonyms for could

  • keep
  • bottle
  • put up
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antonyms for could

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  • employ
  • hire
  • engage
  • employ
  • keep
  • hold
  • allow
  • hire
  • welcome
  • permit
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How to use could in a sentence

That ugly fellow who swore at me the day before was in the boat, and I c-could understand him.
BEN COMEEM. J. (MICHAEL JOSEPH) CANAVAN
And Glora and Alan—in our present size-could doubtless disembark safely.
ASTOUNDING STORIES, MARCH, 1931VARIOUS
If only she could summon him from the moonlight out there; if only she were a witch-could see him, know where he was, what doing!
SAINT'S PROGRESSJOHN GALSWORTHY
He was all innuendo and strange hints and whispered secrets, and I-could-if-I-woulds.
NIGHTSELIZABETH ROBINS PENNELL
Anthony said you-could hear Emmy's tongue striking the roof of her-mouth all thee time.
THE TREE OF HEAVENMAY SINCLAIR
She was awfully shocked,—or pretended to be,—and wrote me a very O-dear-how-could-you note about it.
A MODERN INSTANCEWILLIAM DEAN HOWELLS
There is at times an “I-could-if-I-would” air about him which is rather disconcerting.
THE SPIRIT OF AMERICAHENRY VAN DYKE
There was one of those you-could-have-heard-a-pin-drop silences.
MIKEP. G. WODEHOUSE
He might go and tell Willy all about it; he would ask him to interfere-could he catch that train?
SPRING DAYSGEORGE MOORE
These are (Paul says) lima beans Munchausen, and here we have could-be asparagus.
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WORDS RELATED TO COULD

  • can did
  • committed
  • could
  • cut the mustard
  • have it made
  • lay in one's power
  • made it
  • made out
  • made the grade
  • managed
  • might
  • took care of
  • was capable of
  • was equal to
  • was up to
  • was within one's area
  • was within one's control
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.