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perceptive is a synonym of intuitive

adjective [ per-sep-tiv ]

perceptive is another word for intuitive

Intuitive describes someone who can understand or identify something without going through a rational thought process: they perceive through their gut feelings (She was very intuitive, and easily anticipated what I wanted).

Perceptive describes someone who understands things easily and keenly, often through their senses (They were perceptive and always picked up on the subtleties of an argument).

Intuitive and perceptive both refer to people who are insightful. Intuitive emphasizes instinctive knowledge, whereas perceptive instead centers rational understanding (Despite a limited background, he had an intuitive grasp of the topic; The teacher was impressed by her perceptive questions).

Perceptive can also be used to describe having a sympathetic understanding of other people’s emotions (The therapist was perceptive enough to know how his body language might make clients feel).

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venture is a synonym of dare

verb [ ven-cher ]

venture is another word for dare

Dare means to have the courage and boldness to try something risky or hazardous (She dared to climb the mountain).

Venture means to take the risk of doing something dangerous (He decided to venture out in search of supplies).

Dare suggests doing something risky because of arrogance, or headstrong courage (No one else would dare the journey into outer space). Venture suggests a greater awareness of the risks, but equally the knowledge that the rewards are worth the risk (She ventured into the cave to look for gold).

✅ Both dare and venture can refer to any kind of risky thing or activity, from a dangerous expedition to asking someone a question that they won’t like.

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honorable is a synonym of noble

adjective [ on-er-uh-buhl ]

honorable is another word for noble

Noble used to primarily describe being of high social rank, but now means having a particularly good or strong sense of morals (The king has a noble visitor; She was a noble and brave person).

Honorable describes having honor: that is, being honest, fair, and otherwise moral. Honorable can also describe being of high rank (I knew he was honorable, so I was happy to lend him money; It’s a delight to receive such an honorable guest).

✅ While these two words are very similar, noble focuses particularly on a sense of moral excellence, whereas honorable focuses particularly on values of honesty and integrity (Donating your salary to charity was a noble thing to do; It was honorable of you to come clean).

✅ The common idea behind these words is that being of high rank means you are moral and good, which is not actually true. This connection is stronger, however, in noble than in honorable.

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