✅ Dominant best describes something that is most important or most influential (the dominant market; the dominant defensive player).
✅ Predominant best describes something that is widely prevalent or dominant over all others (Courage is my predominant trait; the predominant focus of research on illness and not prevention).
✅ Dominant and predominant can both mean main or major, and they can also both describe something or someone that has authority or power over others (a predominant flavor of garlic; a dominant leader).
With the help of Grammar Coach, try using predominant to describe your most important trait.
✅ Acknowledge and confess both mean to admit that you’ve done something wrong.
✅ Confess is the best verb for a formal or semi-formal admission of wrongdoing (to confess your sins).
✅ Acknowledge implies reluctance in the statement of wrongdoing or of something previously denied (I acknowledge that my behavior was wrong; She acknowledged that she had broken the cup).
✅ Acknowledge usually suggests fault for things that, while possibly wrong, aren’t criminal (acknowledge a gap in your understanding). Confess can be used for crimes (confess to a robbery), as well as other wrongdoings, faults, or shortcomings that can imply embarrassment (He confessed that he had been eavesdropping).
With the help of Grammar Coach, use acknowledge in a paragraph about a time you were at fault.
✅ Relevant is the best word to describe something directly related or important to a topic under discussion (a relevant addition; relevant to her interests).
✅ Apt is the best word to describe something appropriate to the topic, especially something that cuts to the heart of the issue, or something insightful in its suitability to the occasion (an apt observation; an apt metaphor).
✅ While an apt statement or comment is also usually relevant, apt has a more specific, timely meaning (His reply was particularly apt).
✅ Apt isn’t used as often, and it can sometimes seem formal.
We think you’ll find these synonyms for apt particularly relevant!