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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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