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Thursday, January 14, 2021

synonym for imitate

emulate

verb [ em-yuh-leyt ]

emulate is another word for imitate

To imitate someone or something is to follow that person or thing as a model or example. In some cases, imitate means simply “to mimic,” as mischievous schoolchildren might a teacher behind their back. The verb emulate suggests more purposeful action and striving: this verb means “to try to equal or excel” or sometimes “to rival with some degree of success.” If a child emulates their father as a concert violinist, it means they are imitating him with effort to equal or surpass his accomplishments or skill. The competitive spirit of emulate gives this verb a clear edge over imitate when ambition is at play.

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try to emulate
Early in the author's career, he tried to emulate his favorite writers.
emulate + success
The small company hoped to emulate the success of the leading manufacturer by recruiting the best employees and working more efficiently.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

synonym for break

hiatus

noun [ hahy-ey-tuhs ]

hiatus is another word for break

A hiatus is a break or interruption in the continuity of a work, series, or action. It’s not uncommon for a TV show to go on hiatus, as executives sort out programming priorities and tinker with casting; you might hear of a band taking a hiatus or pressing pause on their recording or touring in order to deal with other matters. This noun entered English referring to a material break or chasm in something (beware the gaping hiatus!). It is sometimes used to refer to a gap in written material or in a line of reasoning, like a missing link. Nowadays, though, you’re most likely to hear hiatus used to refer to a temporary cessation of activity for a specific purpose.

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long hiatus
She was pleased to return to business as usual after such a long hiatus.
take a hiatus
The band decided to take a hiatus from performing internationally until they had finished recording their new album. 

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

synonym for biased

tendentious

adjective [ ten-den-shuhs ]

tendentious is another word for biased

Something that is biased has or shows bias, defined as a particular tendency, trend, inclination, feeling, or opinion. A bias may be favorable or unfavorable: bias in favor of or against an idea. The synonym tendentious is more blatant, describing things (often writing) that have or show a definite tendency, bias, or purpose: arguments, articles, and interpretations deemed tendentious tend to promote controversial points of view.

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tendentious argument
The writer’s tendentious argument turned on flawed and incomplete information.
tendentious and misleading
The news organization issued a retraction for the tendentious and misleading article.

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