Synonym of the day

Synonym of the day

Sunday, August 30, 2020

synonym for get

obtain

verb [ uhb-teyn ]

obtain is another word for get

The verbs get and obtain both imply gaining possession of something. But obtain suggests more effort toward that end. For instance, you might hear of information or permission being obtained after having been sought out or requested. This is not always the case with the verb get, which sometimes implies no effort. For instance, that lucky friend who will get the perfect birthday present from you may be blissfully unaware of how difficult it was to obtain!

Commonly found as

obtain information
The hackers obtained information that could be leveraged against the company.
illegally obtained
The lawyer argued that the evidence against his client was illegally obtained.

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

synonym for fake

spurious

adjective [ spyoor-ee-uhs ]

spurious is another word for fake

Something that is spurious is not genuine, authentic, or true. The particular brand of falsehood implied by this slippery adjective depends on what it is describing. When describing objects, such as an artifact or a document, spurious means counterfeit or forged. When describing accusations or claims, spurious veers more toward deliberately misleading or insincere. And when applied to reasoning, as in a spurious argument or spurious correlations, spurious means something closer to faulty or flawed.

Commonly found as

spurious claim
He kept repeating the spurious claim that her dog attacked him. The truth was that her dog had been away at the vet.
entirely spurious
The former employee claims that he was dismissed on entirely spurious grounds.

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Friday, August 28, 2020

synonym for demonstrate

manifest

verb [ man-uh-fest ]

manifest is another word for demonstrate

The verb manifest means “to make clear or evident” or “to show plainly.” Things manifested—such as feelings, intentions, or conditions—are typically made apparent through actions or behaviors. For instance, anxiety might manifest itself in an inability to sleep. Or, more pleasantly, a friend might manifest or show approval of something with a hearty laugh.

Commonly found as

manifest itself
His kindness manifests itself in attentive care for his neighbors.
stress manifests
Stress manifests itself in the body in many ways.

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