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honorable is a synonym of noble

adjective [ on-er-uh-buhl ]

honorable is another word for noble

Noble used to primarily describe being of high social rank, but now means having a particularly good or strong sense of morals (The king has a noble visitor; She was a noble and brave person).

Honorable describes having honor: that is, being honest, fair, and otherwise moral. Honorable can also describe being of high rank (I knew he was honorable, so I was happy to lend him money; It’s a delight to receive such an honorable guest).

✅ While these two words are very similar, noble focuses particularly on a sense of moral excellence, whereas honorable focuses particularly on values of honesty and integrity (Donating your salary to charity was a noble thing to do; It was honorable of you to come clean).

✅ The common idea behind these words is that being of high rank means you are moral and good, which is not actually true. This connection is stronger, however, in noble than in honorable.

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unify is a synonym of unite

verb [ yoo-nuh-fahy ]

unify is another word for unite

Unite means to join things together to become one, but it can also mean to be of one mind with someone (We united the two companies into one; A common language united them).

Unify means to make something become a single unit, often figuratively (The cause unified the whole nation).

Unite is used in a lot of different ways while unify is used more narrowly.

Unify can mean to bring together two things that conflict into one coherent whole or to bring together a group of people in some way, such as melding two teams into one or giving people a sense of mutual identity (We were unified by our disgust of the king).

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accountable is a synonym of responsible

adjective [ uh-koun-tuh-buhl ]

accountable is another word for responsible

✅ Both responsible and accountable describe being obligated to take responsibility for your actions, or for something that happened while you were in charge, and answer for what happened (I was responsible for the whole department; The captain was held accountable for the failure of the mission).

✅ While they have a similar meaning, these words emphasize different elements. Responsible generally suggests being in charge of something (I was responsible for ordering the cakes).

Accountable often implies having to answer for something (She was accountable to the boss for the actions of her team).

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