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  • adj.personal, intimate
  • adj.hidden, isolated
  • nounlowest rank of person enlisted in armed service

synonyms for private

  • confidential
  • exclusive
  • independent
  • individual
  • secret
  • separate
  • special
  • closet
  • inside
  • particular
  • privy
  • behind the scenes
  • clandestine
  • close to one's chest
  • discreet
  • hush-hush
  • hushed
  • nonpublic
  • not open
  • off the record
  • own
  • reserved
  • under one's hat
  • unofficial
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antonyms for private

MOST RELEVANT
  • common
  • known
  • ordinary
  • public
  • open
  • revealed
  • sociable
  • unconcealed
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    How to use private in a sentence

    Government and private actors could improve their vaccine rollouts to get more shots in arms faster.
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    The private club that’s reportedly flying wealthy Brits to Dubai for their jabs.
    DON’T HATE THE VACCINE TOURISTS, HATE THE VACCINE GAMEJEN KIRBYFEBRUARY 12, 2021VOX
    I grew up feeling very private and embarrassed about human sexuality and bodies, and I don’t want my children to feel like that.
    A FEMININE WASH FOR TEENS? ANGRY PARENTS AND GYNECOLOGISTS ARE ON A SOCIAL MEDIA CRUSADE.ABIGAIL HIGGINSFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    This is perhaps one case where the much-criticized use of private prisons has an advantage over those run by government.
    U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE’S LAX COVID-19 OVERSIGHT OF SOME INMATES REFLECTS A LARGER PROBLEMJOE DAVIDSONFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Soon, the group was back under fire again, though, for posting the private conversations between Horn and Becker.
    LINCOLN PROJECT TWEETED A CO-FOUNDER’S PRIVATE MESSAGES AFTER LEADERS PROMISED TO PROBE SEXUAL HARASSMENT CLAIMSANDREA SALCEDOFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    While Chicago is the first city to make this specific agreement with Zocdoc, other health agencies are launching similar partnerships with private startups.
    CHICAGO THINKS ZOCDOC CAN HELP SOLVE ITS VACCINE CHAOSLINDSAY MUSCATOFEBRUARY 12, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
    These are private lessons with an instructor, happening in the morning for about 1½ hours at a time.
    MISS MANNERS: PRACTICE SAYING ‘I’VE GOT IT, THANKS’JUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    It actually signals important shifts in the discourse, and it matters that civil society, including private business, supports basic values of democracy and equality.
    HOW HAS THE NATION CHANGED SINCE THE INSURRECTION AT THE CAPITOL?MICAH COHEN (MICAH.COHEN@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)FEBRUARY 11, 2021FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
    Indeed, more marketers know they can call on dratfLine now — proof that all costs are not created equal, even when the company is run on the lean and mean approach of its owner, private equity-like firm 3G Capital.
    ‘WE’RE BUILDING THE PLANE WHILE FLYING’: AB INBEV’S IN-HOUSE TEAM PLANS STRUCTURAL CHANGES AS IT TAKES ON MORE WORKSEB JOSEPHFEBRUARY 10, 2021DIGIDAY
    We have leveraged our networks throughout our growth stages to bring in private investors from varied industries to join Worthy.
    CHANGING THE PLANT-BASED FOOD INDUSTRY ONE SPOON AT A TIMERACHEL KINGFEBRUARY 7, 2021FORTUNE
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    WORDS RELATED TO PRIVATE

    • appropriate
    • diagnostic
    • differentiating
    • discriminating
    • discriminative
    • distinctive
    • distinguishing
    • emblematic
    • especial
    • essential
    • exclusive
    • fixed
    • idiosyncratic
    • inborn
    • inbred
    • indicative
    • individual
    • individualistic
    • ingrained
    • inherent
    • innate
    • local
    • marked
    • native
    • normal
    • original
    • particular
    • peculiar
    • personal
    • private
    • proper
    • regular
    • representative
    • singular
    • special
    • specific
    • symbolic
    • symptomatic
    • unique
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