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  • adj.relevant, suitable
  • adv.exactly, fittingly
  • nountap, touch
  • nounsmall slice or slab

synonyms for pat

  • fitting
  • rehearsed
  • apposite
  • apropos
  • apt
  • auspicious
  • felicitous
  • happy
  • neat
  • opportune
  • pertinent
  • propitious
  • timely
  • to the point
See also synonyms for: patted / patting
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antonyms for pat

MOST RELEVANT
  • imprecise
  • inexact
  • irrelevant
  • unacceptable
  • unsuitable
  • wrong
  • lot
  • failure
  • loss
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How to use pat in a sentence

Pat Malone, you are fined five dollars for assault and battery on Mike Sweeney.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
I'm somewhat puzzled to know why they didn't stand pat and make a clean job of us both.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Henry gave his younger sister a gentle pat, as she returned with her workbag and fished for the chalk.
THE BOX-CAR CHILDRENGERTRUDE CHANDLER WARNER
“He was worth saving,” remarked Stanley, stooping to pat the meek head of the dog.
THE FLOATING LIGHT OF THE GOODWIN SANDSR.M. BALLANTYNE
The branches seem to pat the house lovingly and to protect the children when the sun is too hot or the rain comes down too fast.
SEVEN O'CLOCK STORIESROBERT GORDON ANDERSON
“A more wonderful place you could not find in a lifetime,” responded Micus Pat, as he lit his pipe.
THE WHALE AND THE GRASSHOPPERSEUMAS O'BRIEN
I didn't want him to know that my heart went pit-a-pat when he gave me those side glances.
THE NURSERY, DECEMBER 1881, VOL. XXXVARIOUS
Kate had to repeat the oration a dozen times; and he said it after her, like a Sunday-school scholar, till he had it pat.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 17, NO. 101, MARCH, 1866VARIOUS
Then Kate bowed her fair head and kissed the horrid paw of him that had administered so severe but salutary a pat.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 17, NO. 101, MARCH, 1866VARIOUS
Lady Myrtle smiled, and gave a little pat to Frances's shining tangle of curly hair.
ROBIN REDBREASTMARY LOUISA MOLESWORTH
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PAT

  • determined
  • firm
  • fixed
  • hard-nosed
  • immovable
  • inexorable
  • inflexible
  • insistent
  • intransigent
  • obdurate
  • pat
  • relentless
  • resolute
  • rigid
  • set
  • set in stone
  • stiff
  • stubborn
  • unbendable
  • unbending
  • uncompromising
  • unrelenting
  • unshakable
  • unswayable
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.