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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

synonym for improve

revamp

verb [ verb ree-vamp ]

revamp is another word for improve

To improve something is to make it more desirable in some way. To revamp something is to renovate, redo, or revise it. Revamp comes from the verb vamp, which in its earliest uses meant “to repair (a shoe or boot) with a new vamp.” The noun vamp here refers to the portion of a shoe or boot upper that covers the instep and toes. Revamp entered English with its own footprint, but the idea of making something old new remains central to its meaning.

Commonly found as

revamp + system
To improve conditions in public schools, the senator wanted to revamp the state tax system.
completely revamp
The chemistry department completely revamped its curriculum to better serve students in pharmacology.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

synonym for explore

scrutinize

verb [ skroot-n-ahyz ]

scrutinize is another word for explore

The verbs explore and scrutinize both mean “to examine,” but scrutinize implies doing so with a more critical eye. To scrutinize something is to inspect it methodically with very close attention to detail. Items that are commonly scrutinized, such as budgets, data, and applications, tend to be complex and consequential. Similarly, people seeking positions of rank and consequence, such as candidates for political office, may be subjected to scrutiny.

Commonly found as

carefully scrutinize, closely scrutinize
The investigators carefully scrutinized the company's internet security protocol in order to determine the cause of the data breach.
scrutinize detail
The vetting committee scrutinized every last detail of the candidate's background.

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Sunday, August 09, 2020

synonym for provide

furnish

verb [ fur-nish ]

furnish is another word for provide

The verbs provide and furnish both mean to make something available, but provide is the more general and far more prevalent term. Furnish suggests equipping someone (or a group of people) with needed or useful items or information for a specific task or purpose. Where furnish very notably diverges from provide is in its ability to pull a room together; furnish in this sense means “to supply (a house or room) with necessary furniture, carpets, appliances, etc.”

Commonly found as

furnish information, furnish details
Congress demanded the agency furnish information related to the investigation.
furnish + with
The manager furnished her employees with the equipment they needed to perform their work remotely.

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Saturday, August 08, 2020

synonym for development

advancement

noun [ ad-vans-muhnt, -vahns- ]

advancement is another word for development

The nouns development and advancement both deal with change. But advancement implies great forward progression, the kind that we might associate with significant leaps in research or understanding. This term is also widely used to talk about active furtherance of something, such as a cause, belief, or undertaking. For instance, an organization might be focused on the advancement of human rights or the advancement of democratic values. Advancement may also be used to refer to promotion in rank or standing, the kind of upward movement an employee might strive for at a workplace.

Commonly found as

technological advancements
Rapid technological advancements in the last 50 years have revolutionized the way we communicate.
advancement of knowledge
The professor believed academic freedom was fundamental to the advancement of knowledge. 

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Friday, August 07, 2020

synonym for perfect

impeccable

adjective [ im-pek-uh-buhl ]

impeccable is another word for perfect

To call something impeccable is to emphasize its lack of flaws, faults, or blemishes, and to suggest that it is beyond reproach. Given that criteria, it’s no surprise that impeccable also connotes rarity and—drawing on its earliest sense in English, “not liable to sin; incapable of sin”—a degree of virtuousness. An impeccable reputation, for instance, is one untainted by scandal or intrigue, and impeccable credentials are so squeaky clean, they leave no room for objection or doubt.

Commonly found as

impeccable credentials, impeccable timing
The hiring manager was impressed by the job applicant's impeccable credentials.
otherwise impeccable
The embarrassing gaffe during his speech was the only blemish on his otherwise impeccable record of public speaking.

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Thursday, August 06, 2020

synonym for desire

appetite

noun [ ap-i-tahyt ]

appetite is another word for desire

A desire is a longing or craving for something. An appetite is also a desire or craving, especially for food or drink. But as a synonym for desire, appetite is usually more abstract, connoting a preference, eagerness, or taste for something intangible, such as power or adventure. In these cases, appetite is usually followed by the word for to indicate the object hungered after, as in the public's appetite for change, a company's appetite for risk, or, as the case may be, a synonym seeker’s insatiable appetite for learning!

Commonly found as

insatiable appetite
His insatiable appetite for power drove him to extremes.
appetite for risk, appetite for change
The state's polling numbers suggest a strong appetite for change among voters.

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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

synonym for smart

astute

adjective [ uh-stoot, uh-styoot ]

astute is another word for smart

The adjectives smart and astute both describe intelligence, which takes many different forms! Smart usually implies a quick or ready mind; astute connotes robust comprehension, marked by piercing insight and impressive discernment of detail. When used to describe people, astute also suggests shrewdness, cleverness, and cunning. Someone who is described as astute, such as an astute politician, is able to not only understand a highly nuanced situation in great detail, but also use that insight to their advantage.

Commonly found as

tactically astute
She was a tactically astute manager, using what she learned by keenly observing her coworkers to enhance their productivity and morale.
astute observation
The student's astute observation opened up a whole new avenue for discussion in the classroom.

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