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outspoken is a synonym of frank

adjective [ out-spoh-kuhn ]

outspoken is another word for frank

Frank and outspoken both describe someone who openly expresses their opinions (The new boss was very frank with me about his expectations; My friend tends to be pretty outspoken).

Frank suggests someone who speaks in a straightforward and unreserved way (The critic was frank about her opinions on the movie).

✅ Outspoken can suggest someone who offers their opinions without being asked, whether or not that is appropriate in the circumstances (Everyone who knew him knew he was outspoken in his hatred for pickles).

Outspoken usually has a slightly more negative connotation than frank, but frank can sometimes be used as a more polite or veiled way to call someone rude (I wouldn’t invite him, he can be quite frank; The host was very outspoken about their political opinions).

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object is a synonym of end

noun [ ob-jikt, -jekt ]

object is another word for end

End and object can be used synonymously to refer to a goal you’re working toward (The award was the end she had worked so hard for; Her degree was the object of years of study).

✅ You might see end used in this context most often in the phrase ‘to that end’; this means ‘for that reason’ or ‘in pursuit of that goal’.

Object often suggests that the goal in question has taken all your efforts, and that you’ve pursued the goal in a dedicated way (Solving the crime was the object of a decade of hard work).

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alter is a synonym of adjust

verb [ awl-ter ]

alter is another word for adjust

Adjust and alter can both refer tp changing something so that it can fulfill its function.

Adjust generally suggests moving something from one position to another, with the possibility of moving it back again (adjust the height of the chair).

Alter suggests permanently changing something, often so it can be used more easily, or perform better (alter the content of the course; alter the dress so that it fits).

Alter can also be used in a crafting context to refer to changing something in a creative way so that it becomes more decorative or useful, which might include changing the use of a thing, but not always. In this sense, it means something closer to transform or revamp (I altered the chest of drawers by painting it white).

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