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metonym is a synonym of synonym

noun [ met-uh-nim ]

metonym is another word for synonym

✅ A synonym is a word that means the same, or nearly the same, as another word (Loud is a synonym for noisy).

✅ A metonym is a word or phrase that is used to stand in for a larger, related concept (The crown is a metonym for the royal family).

✅ A metonym is a kind of synonym, but synonym has a wider meaning.

✅ Lots of words ending in -nym have something to do with words or names, especially words and names that can stand in for others.

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driven is a synonym of motivated

adjective [ driv-uhn ]

driven is another word for motivated

Motivated and driven can be used interchangeably, and describe someone who works hard.

 Motivated describes someone who does something quickly and well because of an internal or external motive (a motivated student), while driven describes someone who feels compelled to succeed (a driven employee).

✅ Motivated suggests an eagerness that doesn’t have to be based on a desire for success (He was motivated to finish his day’s work by the promise of pizza).

Driven specifically focuses on the desire for success (She was driven, and wouldn’t stop until she won the tournament).

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personalize is a synonym of customize

verb [ pur-suh-nl-ahyz ]

personalize is another word for customize

Customize refers to making or modifying something according to a person’s preferences or needs (I customized the features of my car).

Personalize is the best word to use to refer to tailoring or designing something according to a person’s preferences (Personalize this mug with your name).

Customize and personalize can be used interchangeably. However, customize generally suggests modifying fewer elements of a pre-existing design than personalize (She personalized every part of our trip to our wishes; He customized the workout to our activity level).

✅ Both verbs can also refer to changing qualities of a ready-made object as in, customizing the height of a desk or the intensity of a shower spray or personalizing the design or color of a phone case to match your tastes.

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