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outline is a synonym of form

noun [ out-lahyn ]

outline is another word for form

Form is the best word to refer to a relatively well-defined but featureless shape with mass or volume (A strange glow in the form of a human).

Outline is the best word to refer to a line that forms the shape of something, where the area inside the line is either blank or not visible (He drew the outline of a bird).

Outline can also refer to a set of ideas or concepts that lack detail (the outline of the plan; the outline of an essay).

Form is the more inclusive term. It can refer to the format of something or to the way something is supposed to go or appear (present the information in the form of an interview; Their ideas were taking form).

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console is a synonym of comfort

verb [ kuhn-sohl ]

console is another word for comfort

Comfort means to reassure and soothe someone, especially so that they feel more cheerful (She watched her favorite TV program to comfort herself).

Console means to soothe someone experiencing extreme distress, in a way that helps them to calm down (I consoled him after his loss).

✅ Both comfort and console refer to helping someone deal with painful and difficult feelings, like disappointment, sadness and grief (I tried my best to comfort them; She hoped her words consoled him).

✅ However, comfort emphasizes making someone feel more cheered, whereas console emphasizes helping to alleviate the difficult feelings or helping someone to feel calm.

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view is a synonym of opinion

noun [ vyoo ]

view is another word for opinion

Opinion is the best word for a belief or judgment that you’re not wholly certain of, but that you’re willing to stand behind because you think it’s likely true (They asked for his opinion on curtains vs. shades). Opinion can also be used to refer to your personal attitude or experience of something (In my opinion, brown bread is nicer than white).

View is the best word for a critical or intellectual judgment or estimation (My view of the matter; his views on public transportation).

Opinion can also refer to a professional estimation in some situations, especially medical ones (medical opinion; in my professional opinion).

✅ Both opinions and views can be wrong, or change with time. Neither word suggests a more accurate understanding of a matter than the other, though view can imply a stronger basis in fact (My opinion on the film changed after watching it again; Her views on economics had changed since business school).

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