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Saturday, June 12, 2021

synonym for excuse

pardon

verb [ pahr-dn ]

pardon is another word for excuse

To excuse something, such as slight offense or an error, is to regard or judge it with forgiveness or indulgence: please excuse Cookie Monster’s bad manners. More commonly, however, excuse is paired with me and used as a polite expression when addressing a stranger, interrupting or disagreeing with someone, or requesting repetition of what has just been said: Excuse me, did you say there are no cookies left? The synonym pardon overlaps with excuse in both of these senses, but with slight variations. Like excuse, pardon implies being lenient on a matter, though it usually applies to a specific act of lenience or mercy by an official or superior: the governor was asked to pardon the condemned. Informally, pardon is used to ask for courteous allowance for something: Pardon me, madam, I did not mean to make you drop your cookie!

Commonly found as

pardon me
Pardon me for being so forward, but I'd love to meet you for coffee sometime.
president + pardon
There was a great deal of speculation about who the president might pardon on his way out of office.

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Friday, June 11, 2021

synonym for happiness

bliss

noun [ blis ]

bliss is another word for happiness

Happiness—and we’ll try not to get too philosophical here—is the quality or state of being delighted, pleased, or glad, as over a particular thing: seeing her family reunited brought her great happiness. It often results from the possession or attainment of what one considers good. Bliss is happiness on overdrive. The good feelings implied by the noun bliss surpass those associated with regular, run-of-the-mill contentment. If someone describes an experience as pure bliss, for instance, it means that the experience transported them to a state of complete and utter joy. In some uses, the term has spiritual associations, denoting the joy of heaven or heaven itself: the road to eternal bliss.

Commonly found as

pure bliss
The puppy got in trouble for eating straight out of the peanut butter jar, but as far as he was concerned, it was worth it for that moment of pure bliss.
follow your bliss
The commencement speaker opted against telling the graduates to follow their bliss; instead, he offered practical advice on how to navigate the industry.

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

synonym for transform

metamorphose

verb [ met-uh-mawr-fohz, -fohs ]

metamorphose is another word for transform

To transform something is to change it in form, appearance, or structure (to transform soybeans into oil and meal by pressure). This verb is often used to talk about changes of a less visible nature: technological advancements in the last few decades have transformed society. The synonym metamorphose means the same thing on paper, but it’s far less common and it typically alludes to the biological process of metamorphosis, that is, a profound change in form from one stage to the next in the life history of an organism, as from the caterpillar to the pupa and from the pupa to the adult butterfly. Metamorphose is further distinguished from transform by its association with the supernatural, as in the case of the suspected wood nymphs in Adam Bede (George Eliot, 1859), that metamorphose themselves into a squirrel and scamper away.

Commonly found as

suddenly metamorphose
Her favorite literary genre was magical realism because of the endless possibilities it presented: at any moment, a character might suddenly metamorphose into a jar of honey or a turtle.
metamorphose into
After learning about it in class, the fourth-grader wanted to make sure her parents were aware that the tadpoles in the pond near their house would soon metamorphose into frogs.

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