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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

synonym for save

salvage

verb [ sal-vij ]

salvage is another word for save

Save implies rescuing a person or thing that is in immediate danger (save a drowning man) or preventing them from imminent or further harm (save the whales, saved the old building from being demolished, save face). Salvage implies retrieval, extrication, or rescue of something valuable in the aftermath or face of a destructive event. After a building is torn down, builders might try to salvage materials, such as unique mouldings. After involvement in a scandal, you might attempt to salvage your reputation–and your marriage! And before there was business in salvaging auto parts, there was the original context of the word–the salvaging of a shipwreck or the valuable parts of it.

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salvage materials
The company salvages materials, including an enormous amount of scrap metal, from cruise ships that are defunct or out of business.
attempt to salvage
After the doping scandal, the former cycling champion attempted to salvage his reputation by starting a foundation for underprivileged youth, but he should have done so anonymously because his name was poison.

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Monday, August 09, 2021

synonym for relevant

pertinent

adjective [ pur-tn-uhnt ]

pertinent is another word for relevant

Relevant and pertinent both mean related to or mattering with respect to the case at hand. Relevant suggests something is related to, or has bearing on, a topic or situation, and hence is useful or appropriate: Please explain how the facts you cite are relevant to the topic. Pertinent keeps company with many of the same nouns as relevant–question, point, fact, and information, for example–and the two words can be strong synonyms. We tend to use relevant when the question is whether something simply is or is not relevant, whereas pertinence suggests a positive degree of relevance. Something pertinent relates directly and significantly to the exact matter at hand (Include background only if it’s pertinent and to the point.). It appears frequently with the adverbs particularly and especially, which reinforce its meaning.

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particularly pertinent
Yes, it’s only a detail, but it’s a particularly pertinent detail that gets us to the heart of the question.
pertinent question
Whether gaming is addictive or not, the more pertinent question is does it actually do any harm to players in the long term?

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Sunday, August 08, 2021

synonym for sleep

doze

verb [ dohz ]

doze is another word for sleep

On this International Cat Day, we look at a distinction of the utmost importance, the difference between dozing and sleeping. To sleep is to be in a state of deep rest in which consciousness is suspended (the viral video of a kitten sleeping flat on its back), or to regularly enter this state for an extended period (She sleeps in the spare room.). Doze implies being lightly asleep (I'm not asleep; I was just dozing. Cats hear everything while they doze.), or slipping in and out of a light sleep (doze in front of the television on Sunday afternoon). When we unintentionally fall into a light sleep, we often say we dozed off, and when we're surprised or confused about having been asleep, we say, “I must have dozed off!

Commonly found as

must have dozed off
Oh no, do I smell cookies burning? I must have dozed off!
doze fitfully
The fever kept him from sleeping soundly, and he dozed fitfully day and night.

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