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Thursday, August 20, 2020


likewise is a synonym of also

adverb [ lahyk-wahyz ]

likewise is another word for also

Likewise is a versatile adverb that emphasizes similarity. Sometimes it is closer to “also" or "in addition,” and other times it means “similarly” or “in the same way.” It is commonly found with the verb do, as in someone urging another to do likewise, or do the same. And lastly, there’s the conversational likewise, which sometimes stands alone and is functionally equivalent to “me too," "same here," or "right back at you."

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do likewise
After donating all her old clothes to the thrift store, my friend suggested I do likewise.
The residents were anxious about the proposed demolition on their block. Likewise, the contractors were dreading the project.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020


decisive is a synonym of important

adjective [ dih-sahy-siv ]

decisive is another word for important

The adjective decisive is used to describe important moments or actions that put an end to controversy or clarify a path forward—things that decide an outcome. It’s also applied to outcomes that are indisputable, as a decisive defeat, and to circumstances that point overwhelmingly toward a particular outcome, as a decisive lead in votes.

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decisive action
She took swift and decisive action to ensure her company was meeting new goals on greenhouse gas reduction.
prove decisive
The former rival's warm endorsement of the candidate may prove decisive.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020


encounter is a synonym of find

verb [ en-koun-ter ]

encounter is another word for find

To find something is to locate or obtain it. To encounter something is to come upon it unexpectedly. Those who find something are usually looking for it, and may be delighted or relieved to find it. Those who encounter something—not so much! Confrontation and conflict accompany encounter in many contexts because the word entered English poised for battle; its earliest sense was “to meet in conflict,” as in “We will encounter the enemy at dawn.” Today, encounter is used less to talk about daybreak adversaries, and more about unforeseen obstacles and difficulties.

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encounter difficulties
His cross-country trip was thrilling, but he encountered many difficulties along the way.
frequently encounter
The fact-checkers on the story said they frequently encountered denial and blame.

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