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methodical is a synonym of structured

adjective [ muh-thod-i-kuhl ]

methodical is another word for structured

Structured describes something that has a defined makeup, or is clearly organized or planned (Her work day was very structured).

Methodical describes something done in a systematic and organized way (The detective took a methodical approach to the case).

Structured implies an orderly approach that should be followed and might be applicable to different situations (The school employed a structured approach to teaching). Structured generally suggests a predetermined system or plan that is external to you.

Structured says more about the situation you’re in; methodical says more about you and your skills (She was a very methodical worker).

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train is a synonym of prepare

verb [ treyn ]

train is another word for prepare

Prepare refers to getting yourself or something ready (prepare the table for dinner; prepare for a presentation), but also to getting someone else ready for something (We prepared them for the news).

Train refers to working at something through disciplined practice in order to become good at it, or helping someone else become good at something (train for the tennis match; They had to train him on the new database).

Train implies a longer period of instruction than prepare, and suggests that the person doing the training is in a leadership role.

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diminish is a synonym of decrease

verb [ dih-min-ish ]

diminish is another word for decrease

Decrease refers to something getting smaller or lesser in number, generally at a steady pace over time (The swelling slowly decreased; The number of students taking languages kept decreasing).

Diminish refers to something getting smaller, too, but because something is being taken away or is fading (Pollution diminished the beauty of the old city over the years).

Decrease suggests that the cause is inherent to the thing, or that there is some unknown cause for the lessening (The size of the cloud rapidly decreased).

Diminish suggests that the cause is external, and implies something has been subtracted from a whole (Frustration diminished her desire to keep up with the sport).

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