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Monday, January 04, 2021

synonym for surpass

eclipse

verb [ ih-klips ]

eclipse is another word for surpass

To surpass someone or something is to go beyond it in amount, extent, or degree. A new product can surpass expectations if it does more than previously thought. Surpass can also mean to excel or to be superior to, as in, a student who surpasses his classmates in vocabulary knowledge or in sports trivia. If surpassing others in some way makes them look less outstanding or important by comparison, then the verb eclipse covers it. You may know the verb eclipse more for its use in astronomy to denote the blocking out of the light of the moon or sun, but its figurative meaning is relevant closer to home. For example, a basketball player can eclipse her rivals in free throw accuracy, meaning she has overshadowed them with her superior abilities. 

Commonly found as

eclipse + previous
Recent snowfall amounts have eclipsed previous records set in the early 1800’s. 
only eclipsed by
Learning new words is his passion, only eclipsed by his love of ancient history. 

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Sunday, January 03, 2021

synonym for tasty

savory

adjective [ sey-vuh-ree ]

savory is another word for tasty

There’s nothing like a tasty treat! When that treat is tasty not because it is sweet, but because it has a rich flavor such as that associated with meat or roasted vegetables, it may be called savory. Savory means “pleasant or agreeable in taste or smell,” but has come to represent a particular taste profile in the culinary world. Of the five basic taste sensations, savory best aligns with umami, a word adopted from Japanese in the early 1960’s that describes a meaty or mushroom-like flavor featured in Asian cuisine. Savory can also refer to a pleasing or attractive person or thing, like a savory architecture book full of vivid photographs. Its antonym, unsavory, gives off a malodor, describing someone or something that is not wholesome, as in, “Her job as an undercover investigator involved interacting with some unsavory characters.”

Commonly found as

savory dish
The chef prepared three wonderfully savory dishes, including a mushroom soup that was divine.
savory + sweet
When ordering crêpes, she never could decide if she wanted savory or sweet ones!

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Saturday, January 02, 2021

synonym for cheerful

buoyant

adjective [ boi-uhnt, boo-yuhnt ]

buoyant is another word for cheerful

A cheerful person is just that, full of cheer! Another word for being in good spirits and floating above life’s worries is buoyant. While buoyant describes the physical properties that allow an object to stay afloat, it also means “not easily depressed” or “cheerful.Buoyant also can describe a resilient economy or the stock market when it is on a high trajectory. In general, something buoyant tends to rise, or has a lightness of spirit that keeps it bouncing along, you know, like a buoy.

Commonly found as

buoyant mood
He was in such a buoyant mood after his daughter was born, he practically skipped from room to room.
remain buoyant
With people wishing to move out of the cities, the suburban housing market remains buoyant despite a slowing economy.

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Friday, January 01, 2021

synonym for welcome

embrace

verb [ em-breys ]

embrace is another word for welcome

Welcome to 2021, synonym seekers! To welcome someone is to greet their arrival with pleasure. To go a step further, we’d also like to embrace the new year (and our loved ones, but at a safe distance!). To embrace is not only to hug, but also to receive someone or something gladly or eagerly. It can also mean to accept or avail oneself of something, as in: “The new year is a time we can embrace new practices, like yoga or eating more green vegetables.” At a time when the future seems so uncertain, in 2021, let's resolve to embrace the present, or, as they say in Latin, carpe diem!

Commonly found as

embrace technology
Medical practitioners are embracing technology like telemedicine visits that increase healthcare access for their patients in rural areas.
fully embrace
The children have fully embraced their grandparents’ rich heritage of story-telling, carrying it on themselves each weekend night.

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

synonym for bubbly

effervescent

adjective [ ef-er-ves-uhnt ]

effervescent is another word for bubbly

Someone or something that is bubbly is lively, enthusiastic, or, in the case of carbonated beverages, literally full of bubbles. There are many synonyms for bubbly, but while you would never call someone carbonated, you might refer to a particularly vivacious or irrepressible friend as effervescent. This ebullient adjective means having or giving off bubbles of gas, as well as showing enthusiasm, excitement, or liveliness. An effervescent person is someone for whom suppression is unlikely or impossible, but why would we want to stem their enthusiasm? Now that 2020 is almost over, be effervescent with joy!

Commonly found as

effervescent personality
The customers were taken by the bank teller’s effervescent personality as soon as she greeted them with an enthusiastic hello.
young + effervescent
People could not resist the young, effervescent salesman, and purchased all the dictionaries and encyclopedias he offered them.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

synonym for decrease

wane

verb [ weyn ]

wane is another word for decrease

When something decreases, it lessens or diminishes in size, quantity, strength, or power. Another way we can say "decrease" is with the verb wane. It may be most familiar from the lunar realm, as it describes how the size of the illuminated portion of the moon's surface decreases after a full moon. Beyond the moon's transition between phases (with its antonym wax), wane can apply to more intangible things like influence and attention. Energy and enthusiasm may wane as we approach the end of the year, and, not coincidentally, wane also means to draw to a close or to approach an end, as in: "the year 2020 wanes (finally)!"

Commonly found as

interest waned
After three months, the network swapped out the new cooking show for a reality show because the public’s interest had waned.
wax and wane
The number of student associations waxed and waned through the years, but the one that maintained steady membership was the a capella singing group.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

synonym for adapt

accommodate

verb [ uh-kom-uh-deyt ]

accommodate is another word for adapt

Adapt and accommodate both mean to adjust or modify, or to make suitable to requirements or conditions. For instance, you might say you've adapted your behavior to a new country by learning the language and customs. You might also say you've accommodated yourself to your new country by learning the language and customs. The key difference between these verbs is that with this meaning, the direct object for adapt cannot be a person, while for accommodate, it can be a person as well as an inanimate object. Thus one cannot adapt other people, but one can accommodate them, adjusting oneself to do them a favor or meet their needs or wants in some way. Accommodate is also an elevated way for hotels or service providers to say they can host you or take care of you.

Commonly found as

accommodate the needs
The deluxe tour company put in writing that they would accommodate the needs of their clients, regardless of the expense.
easily accommodate
Even though she was busy, she wanted visitors; so she said she could easily accommodate her friends and family.

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