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charitable is a synonym of generous

adjective [ char-i-tuh-buhl ]

charitable is another word for generous

Generous describes someone who, because they’re a warm, kind, and sympathetic person, gives things to others (a generous friend).

Charitable emphasizes the idea that the giver is especially good, and emphasizes the need of the person receiving the charity (She prided herself on being charitable).

Generous can mean that someone freely gives away money, but is generally used to describe someone who is giving in general, such as with assistance or praise.

✅ Charitable is often used to describe someone who is overly kind with praise, or particularly lenient (He gave the film a charitable review).

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oblige is a synonym of accommodate

verb [ uh-blahyj ]

oblige is another word for accommodate

Accommodate refers to doing someone a kind and helpful favor, especially in a way that meets a need (The staff accommodated our party of five at short notice).

Oblige refers to doing something effortful for someone, in a kind or gracious way (The pianist obliged us with another tune).

Accommodate emphasizes doing a service for someone, or meeting their specific needs (They accommodated my need for a larger chair).

Oblige emphasizes doing someone a favor, or doing something that benefits someone in some way, often through helping or entertaining them. Oblige often carries a sense of incurring a debt, but usually a social one rather than a monetary one (I invited you to dinner to thank you for obliging us with a song at the party).

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grin is a synonym of smile

noun [ grin ]

grin is another word for smile

Grin is the best word to describe a facial expression similar to a smile, but larger, often more enthusiastic, and often showing teeth (I missed his toothy grin).

✅ A smile can express a variety of emotions, often happiness or amusement, but can also be used as a way to indicate recognition, acknowledgement, or friendliness (When I said hello, she gave me a broad smile).

✅ A smile may also be sad, and may be described as false, or fake. Usually in these instances the mouth is the only part of the face that moves—a happy or real smile generally involves crinkling of the corners of the eye (I could tell she was disappointed because her smile didn’t reach her eyes).

✅ A grin is not normally faked or controlled in the same way (I couldn’t escape the power of his goofy grin).

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