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band is a synonym of company

noun [ band ]

band is another word for company

Company refers to a group of people that is often but not always united by some occupation or purpose (the ship’s company; a company of dog-walkers).

Band is the best word for a group of people, usually smaller and more close-knit than a company, who are united by a purpose or fate. Band carries the suggestion that the group of people will have to work together (band of survivors).

Band is most commonly used to refer to a group of musicians, and company is most often used to refer to a group of actors who tend to work together (The band is playing tonight; They acted with the same company for years).

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disconcert is a synonym of confuse

verb [ dis-kuhn-surt ]

disconcert is another word for confuse

Confuse refers to the act of bewildering someone, or making them feel mentally lost (The complicated rules confused me) and lacks an emotional implication.

Disconcert has a similar meaning but carries an element of making someone feel uncomfortable or uneasy (Her strong reaction disconcerted me).

Disconcert generally suggests that someone is perplexed through irritation, or that they’re perturbed (I was disconcerted by the sudden change of atmosphere).

Disconcert also can suggest a more lasting sense of bewilderment than confuse (His strange prophecy disconcerted me for days).

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provisions is a synonym of food

noun [ pruh-vizh-uhn ]

provisions is another word for food

Food is a general word that you can use in most circumstances to refer to something nourishing that you can eat (favorite food; cheap food).

Provisions is the best word to use to refer to a store of food that is gathered beforehand with the intention of bringing it on a trip (packing provisions for the expedition) or using it for an extended stay (The shelter had plenty of provisions).

✅ While food generally (but not always) applies to food alone and not drinks, provisions generally includes drinks (Food and drink will be provided; Our bags were full of all the provisions we needed).

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