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Sunday, September 05, 2021

synonym for gather

glean

verb [ gleen ]

glean is another word for gather

Gather has many definitions stemming from its oldest sense of bringing a number of people or things together in one place: for example, it can mean to pick or harvest (gather crops), to collect or select from a number of things (gather evidence or intelligence), or to conclude or infer (I gathered his car had broken down). Glean overlaps with gather at more than one point. Originating as a term for collecting the bits left of a crop after the regular harvest is over, glean in its figurative meaning implies slow or laborious gathering of information or insight, sometimes by scraping together bits from various sources (glean wisdom from their own experience, gleaning insights from big data).

Commonly found as

glean information
The prisoner listened to the guards banter night after night, gleaning what information he could about the location of the camp where he was being held.
glean insights
It was unclear to the intern how anyone could glean insights about customer activity from these rows and rows of data.

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Saturday, September 04, 2021

synonym for matrimonial

connubial

adjective [ kuh-noo-bee-uhl, -nyoo- ]

connubial is another word for matrimonial

These two adjectives are used of things related to marriage. Matrimonial is derived from the noun “matrimony,” which appears in the Christian phrasing used by ministers to formally unite two people “in holy matrimony.” Thus, matrimonial can evoke the solemnity of the religious sacrament of marriage, but also the duties and obligations of marriage as a legal contract. It is most commonly used in a legal context, as in matrimonial law or property, although you will occasionally see matrimonial bliss. Connubial is an elevated word, and less familiar, but at heart also less starchy. Its most frequent use by far is in the phrase connubial bliss, and it is used to describe the human experience of actual married life, with its potential for connubial affection, fervor, and joy.

Commonly found as

connubial bliss
He can never tell if his aunt is teasing him when she asks, “Have you two attained the state of connubial bliss yet?”
connubial life
Their transition to connubial life was less than smooth because neither of them had ever had to share space with someone else before.

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Friday, September 03, 2021

synonym for satisfy

gratify

verb [ grat-uh-fahy ]

gratify is another word for satisfy

Both words refer to fulfilling a person’s needs, wants, demands, or desires. Satisfy, which comes from a Latin word meaning “to do enough,” means to do or provide enough to fulfill a desire or meet a need or requirement (satisfied his wish for amusement, satisfies the math requirements). Someone who has been satisfied is content, no longer feeling a lack. Someone who is gratified experiences pleasure along with satisfaction. Gratify can imply pleasing someone by satisfying their explicit wish or desire, but you can also gratify vanity, pride or other selfish or base desires—perhaps by providing admiration or recognition. Depending on the context, gratify can have a negative connotation of indulgence or a neutral or positive connotation (gratified to hear of her friend’s recovery).

Commonly found as

to be gratified to see/know
I am gratified to see that the negotiations are proceeding splendidly.
deeply + gratify
Her parents were touched and deeply gratified by her friends’ kindness, letting them stay the night at their home to wait out the storm.

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