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originate is a synonym of invent

verb [ uh-rij-uh-neyt ]

originate is another word for invent

✅  Invent is the perfect word to describe creating a new ‘thing’, like a new machine or a new dish (She invented a new device for opening cans).

✅  Originate works best to refer to starting something new, like a new method or role (He originated a new way of using the can-opener).

✅  In casual speech, people often use invent synonymously with originate (They invented a new variation on poker), but it’s better to use originate when you’re referring to things that other people can expand on and develop, like ideas and concepts (The council’s presentation originated new ideas from the public about the potential uses of the community center space).

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kinship is a synonym of relationship

noun [ kin-ship ]

kinship is another word for relationship

✅  Both kinship and relationship refer to connections between people.

✅  Relationship can be used for all kinds of connections between people, including those based on birth, marriage, friendship, or mentorship.

✅  Relationship is most often used to refer to romantic connections between people. The phrase in a relationship almost always means that you are connected with someone romantically. Other kinds of relationships are usually specified with some sort of qualifier (They had a professional relationship).

✅  Kinship often suggests a blood relationship, but it is also sometimes used to refer to a strong sympathy between people or in the context of chosen family (There was an immediate sense of kinship between them). It’s not the right word for romantic relationships.

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dread is a synonym of fear

noun [ dred ]

dread is another word for fear

✅  Fear is often focused on something specific that has been and will likely be encountered again (She had a fear of needles) or something that’s being encountered presently (Fear filled him when he heard the wolf howl). However, fear does not have to be attached to a specific event.

✅  Dread suggests a sense of anticipation (I was filled with dread about my upcoming interview), and usually surfaces when there’s a specific event happening or about to happen. You can have a fear of spiders all the time; you experience dread when you know you’re going to have to face a spider in the near future.

✅  Dread and fear can both be used in situations that are difficult rather than scary. When fear is used in this context, it’s often in a statement about not being afraid (They had no fear of losing).

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