Synonym of the day

Synonym of the day


relaxation is a synonym of relief

noun [ ree-lak-sey-shuhn ]

relaxation is another word for relief

Relief refers to something that stops or alleviates stress, anxiety, or monotony. It also refers to the sense of freedom from negative feelings, either caused by something happening, or by something stopping (It was a relief to finally get home; The cool breeze was a relief after the hot day).

Relaxation refers to rest after hard work; it can also refer to the form of rest that you particularly like (He went to the spa for some relaxation; Her relaxation was cowboy films).

Relaxation refers to specific positive sensations of rest and leisure, whereas relief focuses more on the absence of negative feelings than the presence of positive ones.

Relief can also suggest a more passing feeling than relaxation. Relaxation might be obtained by the luxury of a beach vacation, whereas relief might be experienced by simply sitting down after a long day on your feet.

Describe your favorite method of relaxation with the help of Grammar Coach.

See all synonyms for relief

Word of the Day
Double up on your daily dose of learning with a new word from our sister site.
See Today's Word
Synonym of the Day Calendar

Synonym of the day


supervise is a synonym of manage

verb [ soo-per-vahyz ]

supervise is another word for manage

Manage refers to being in control of or guiding something, especially a group of people, a business, or the like (I knew I could manage the estate).

Supervise refers to overseeing something, such as a group of people, a project, or similar (I was told to supervise the group project).

Supervise can be used in a variety of circumstances, but you’ll usually see manage used in the context of a workplace (I supervised the Girl Scout group when we went on a trip; I managed twenty employees).

✅ In the context of a workplace, manage can suggest a more hands-off approach than supervise. Supervise tends to be more specific and evocative than manage.

With the help of Grammar Coach, write about a time you had to supervise someone. It could come in handy in a job interview!

See all synonyms for manage

Synonym of the Day Calendar

Synonym of the day


cooperation is a synonym of assistance

noun [ koh-op-uh-rey-shuhn ]

cooperation is another word for assistance

Assistance refers to help or support that you’re getting from someone or something (I need your assistance with the laundry).

Cooperation refers to help from someone, often in pursuit of a joint goal, and can also refer to someone going along with what you want to do (The project could only finish on time with the cooperation of the whole department).

Assistance implies that the person assisting you may have a smaller role (I appreciated your assistance with the costumes), whereas cooperation implies that you’re equals, or that the goal requires an equal effort from all involved (There’s full cooperation between the cast and crew).

Cooperation also suggests that you can’t do what you want to do without the other party (We can’t put on the play without the city’s cooperation).

Practice for a job interview by writing something you achieved with someone else’s cooperation with the help of Grammar Coach.

See all synonyms for assistance

Synonym of the Day Calendar

Start every day with the Synonym of the Day right in your inbox

Synonym of the Day Calendar