Definition for function

noun as in capacity, job

noun as in social occasion

Strongest matches

affair, gathering, meeting, reception

Strong matches

celebration, do, party

Weak match


verb as in perform, work

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Example Sentences

Not every website has one, and even the ones that do have very surface-level functions.

In part, this was a function of some remaining uncertainty about how the virus spread most effectively.

Excipients are critical materials and serve a broad variety of functions.

For example, shipping, and social listening sound like siloed functions, but actually they’re closely related.

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That’s because daily exercise not only helps kids stay physically and emotionally healthy, it also boosts cognitive function.

But the copper performs another important function: working as a catalyst in the distillation process.

The iPad was an even bigger hit, especially as it had a new function that allowed him to play the drawing back.

Openness might be a function of sexuality and gender, as well.

Entitled “Please Go Home,” the parody stars Daniel Franzese, best known as the “too gay to function” Damian from Mean Girls.

Sex is a basic human function; a physiological drive we cannot ignore.

To prevent intruders or extruders from withdrawing his mind from the text, he exercises the Inhibitory function of the Attention.

Little girls perhaps represent the attractive function of adornment: they like to be thought pretty.

This is hardly a function—parties even in the big political country-houses are more or less informal.

No definite proof of this position has, however, as yet been adduced, and the function of the compound is entirely unknown.

After the formal proclamation was issued the function terminated with a banquet given to 200 insurgent notabilities.


On this page you'll find 147 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to function, such as: action, activity, affair, behavior, business, and duty.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.