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Saturday, November 07, 2020

synonym for story

anecdote

noun [ an-ik-doht ]

anecdote is another word for story

An anecdote is a short account of a particular incident or event, especially of an interesting or amusing nature. Anecdotes are usually narrated or shared orally rather than written; sometimes they are offered to lend support to an idea or conclusion based on real-world experience. Unlike the word story, anecdote is not used to talk about the plot of a novel, poem, or drama.

Commonly found as

personal anecdote
The professor always interspersed her lectures with a personal anecdote or two to keep her students' attention.
share + anecdote
Before singing his most popular song, the country star shared an anecdote about how the idea for it came to him.

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Friday, November 06, 2020

synonym for tell

disclose

verb [ dih-sklohz ]

disclose is another word for tell

To disclose something is to make it known, or to reveal or uncover it. Unlike the versatile verb tell, which sometimes means simply “to communicate,” disclose is used when the information shared (or as the case may be, not shared) is of a confidential and consequential nature. As you might guess, it’s not used lightly! Under investigation, a corporation might disclose key financial information; upon publishing a high-profile news story, a journalist might refuse to disclose the identify of her source.

Commonly found as

publicly disclosed
For full transparency, the candidate publicly disclosed the names of his biggest donors.
disclose information
The detective refused to disclose information about the case before getting approval from her boss.

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Thursday, November 05, 2020

synonym for eager

keen

adjective [ keen ]

keen is another word for eager

The adjective eager suggests desire and enthusiasm tinged with impatience. Keen carries a sense of zest and active, alert desire—one might even call it sharpness. The idea of sharpness slices through all uses of the word keen. A keen razor is a finely sharpened blade. Keen satire is sharp and biting, and a keen mind is one of great acumen or incisiveness. As a synonym for eager, the sharpness of keen turns up as a pointed enthusiasm. To say that you’re not keen on something is an understated way to say that you don’t look forward to that thing, or that you have no enthusiasm for it whatsoever.

Commonly found as

keen on the idea
She was not keen on the idea of driving in the snow after she had spun out on the ice last winter.
keen interest
He had a keen interest in the new policy, which he knew would affect him and his family directly.

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