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determine is a synonym of decide

verb [ dih-tur-min ]

determine is another word for decide

✅  Decide is the more general verb. It’s best when making your mind up about something (I decided to get donuts).

✅  Determine is the best word when coming to a conclusion based on evidence or research (I determined the best route to the bakery).

✅  Decide and determine can both be used to describe choosing a course of action (The town determined to provide the necessary services; I decided to go home). In this context, determine, although less frequent, is a stronger word than decide, implying a firm decision.

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procedure is a synonym of process

noun [ pruh-see-jer ]

procedure is another word for process

✅  Process is the best word to refer to a series of steps, where each step relies on the previous ones, leading to a specific end result (the legislative process).

✅  Procedure is the best word for a set or formal way of doing something (We have a security procedure).

✅  A procedure can involve a process or processes and is usually a set way of achieving a goal or doing something, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only way to do that thing (There are many administrative procedures).

✅  Using process implies that the thing has to happen according to those systematic steps, or you won’t get the right end result (the process of making bread).

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expressive is a synonym of meaningful

adjective [ ik-spres-iv ]

expressive is another word for meaningful

✅  Meaningful and expressive both refer to conveying a thought or idea, especially by gestures or looks (meaningful look; expressive gesture).

✅  Expressive describes a look or gesture that clearly and vividly expresses a thought, idea, or opinion (His frown was expressive).

✅  Meaningful describes a look or gesture in which it is clear there is meaning to the parties involved, but an outside observer could only guess at that meaning (They shared a meaningful glance).

✅  Expressive implies that the meaning of the look or gesture is clear and easily understood. Meaningful implies that the meaning is only clear when the parties involved share a secret understanding.

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