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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

synonym for decorate

bedeck

verb [ bih-dek ]

bedeck is another word for decorate

To decorate something is to add ornamentation to it or to embellish it in some way. To bedeck something is to go all out with your ornamental efforts, adorning that object (be it a tree, a room, or one’s outfit) to the point of gaudiness. Bedeck is not a very common term; the shorter verb deck, as in “We were all decked out for the party,” is more familiar. But when bedeck does make an appearance, it's likely for a special occasion. This glitzy verb might describe a person who is drenched in jewels, an architectural feature festooned with flowers, or a tree absolutely covered with ornaments.

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bedeck oneself
Hoping to outshine the artwork at the museum’s opening, she bedecked herself in diamonds and rubies.
tree bedecked with
The tree in the hotel lobby was bedecked with glittery ornaments and multicolored tinsel—it was impossible to miss!

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Tuesday, December 07, 2021

synonym for supporter

ally

noun [ al-ahy, uh-lahy ]

ally is another word for supporter

Both nouns refer to someone who supports or advocates for another person or group of people. One may be a supporter of a particular political party or their candidate, but a supporter can also be a backer of a cause (supporter of the arts). When it comes to putting one’s life on the line, even a staunch supporter may not be quite as dedicated as an ally can be. Ally often refers to a nation state that is associated with another or others for a common purpose (World War II Allies). A more recent use of ally is for a person who supports and advocates for a marginalized or politicized group but is not a member of that group—an ally for the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color community; an LGBTQIA+ ally. The status or role of this type of ally is called allyship, which is our 2021 Word of the Year. Read all about it here!

Commonly found as

be(ing) an ally
Although he struggled with it at times, he continued to try to be an ally to his coworkers of color.
close/closest ally
The count remained one of the queen’s closest allies, and she knew she could trust him even when it seemed the entire kingdom was against her.

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Monday, December 06, 2021

synonym for significant

consequential

adjective [ kon-si-kwen-shuh l ]

consequential is another word for significant

To call something consequential is to say that it's significant or important, with special attention to the consequences, or effects and outcomes, it brings. The primary meaning of consequential is "following as an effect, result, or outcome." The term ultimately comes from the Latin verb sequī meaning "to follow," which is also the source of the word sequence. A consequential decision is one that will significantly shape what follows. An event that is politically consequential is one that might alter the course of politics in some significant way, and something that proves consequential is revealed over time to have been an important or determining factor in the course of events.

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consequential decision
The most consequential decision of her life was to move to New York, where career opportunities were abundant and she met lifelong friends.
prove consequential
The flight delay would prove highly consequential to his future because he would not arrive to the job interview on time.

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