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strategic is a synonym of important

adjective [ struh-tee-jik ]

strategic is another word for important

Important describes something that matters very much, or is of great significance and consequence (an important conversation).

Strategic describes something that is important to a strategy, or that makes particularly good or efficient use of resources in pursuit of a goal (a strategic move in chess).

Important is more general than strategic. While an important decision might also be a strategic decision, strategic suggests something in line with a larger plan (The hill fort was in a strategic position, in case of attack).

Strategic is associated with good decision-making and efficient use of time and resources. Important can sometimes sound weaker because it’s a common and general word.

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bequeath is a synonym of entrust

verb [ bih-kweeth, -kweeth ]

bequeath is another word for entrust

Entrust means to place responsibility for something in someone, on the understanding that they will protect or take care of that thing, whether it’s physical or intangible (We entrusted him with our safety; I decided to entrust her with the secret).

Bequeath means to give someone something as part of an inheritance or through a will (I have decided to bequeath my favorite chair to my grandchild).

Bequeath used to mean the same as entrust, though that sense isn’t used any more.

Bequeath can however still imply an element of trusting someone to take care of something, as part of allowing them to inherit it (My son is irresponsible, so I decided to bequeath the car to my daughter instead).

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sophisticated is a synonym of mature

adjective [ suh-fis-ti-key-tid ]

sophisticated is another word for mature

Mature describes someone or something that is fully developed. A person described as mature is responsible and has a fully adult approach to the world (She was mature for her age).

Mature can also mean being sensible about something (a mature approach to finances).

Sophisticated describes someone who is educated and cultured, and through that education has a well-developed understanding of something (A sophisticated sense of color and design).

Sophisticated especially (but not necessarily) suggests being educated in the things considered valuable by high society (sophisticated taste in wine).

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