Definition: A word having the same or nearly the same meaning is called a synonym.
Words often have many different synonyms.
- For example, Drab, ebony, murky, dull and shady are all synonyms for “dark”.
- For example instead of saying “ His hair was dark”. You can say “ His hair was inky”.
- In writing, especially creative writing, repeating the same words numerous times can make writing dull or uninteresting. Replacing a word with an equivalent one it reveals your capability of writing.
Here is the list. Read them and use inappropriate place.
Able --- CapableAble = it conveys a general idea.
- Eg: I shall be able to help you when I get money.
- Eg: She is capable of drafting letters.
Abstain--- RefrainAbstain =it is used with reference to a thing .
- Eg: Manoj abstained from drugs.
- Eg : We must refrain from criticizing others.
Adapt --- AdoptAdapt = adjust
- Eg: We have to adapt ourselves to changing times.
- Eg: I adopted a novel technique in teaching.
Assent --- ConsentAssent = it refers to an official agreement.
- Eg: The chief Minister assented to the proposal.
- Eg: He expressed his consent to sell the house.
Avenge --- RevengeAvenge = to punish evildoers.
- Eg: He avenged the death of her father.
- Eg: Rajesh took revenge with Raja for his misdeeds.
Banish --- ExileBanish = send away (somebody) out of the country.
- Eg: The King banished him after he was proved guilty.
- Eg: The poet lived in exile for more years.
Battle --- War --- Fight.Battle = refers to a single fight.
- Eg: The Kong was defeated in the battle.
- Eg: The First World War took place in 1914.
- Eg: The five brothers had a big fight among themselves.
Blunder --- Mistake --- ErrorBlunder = a serious or gross mistake in relation to action or policy.
- Eg: The politician committed a political blunder in his foreign policy.
- Eg: I found several spelling mistakes in his essay.
- Eg: He collected a number of common errors from magazines and newspapers.
Bring --- FetchBring = to get something for someone
- Eg: Please bring me a book from the library.
- Eg: Could you please fetch me a cool drink?
Ceiling --- RoofCeiling = The inner part of a roof.
- Eg: We have to get the ceiling of our house repaired.
- Eg: I saw a bird on the roof of my house.
Change --- AlterChange = replace one by another.
- Eg: My father changed his job.
- Eg: She altered her dress.
Compare --- ContrastCompare = point out the similarities and differences.
- Eg: Shakespeare compared the world to a stage.
- Eg: I found a lot of contrast between Praveen and Naveen.
Custom --- HabitCustom = relates to society.
- Eg: Shaking hands are a custom of the British.
- Eg: He has a habit of reading books.
Decrease --- DiminishDecrease = due to unknown causes or reason.
- Eg: Most of the Indian forests have decreased recently.
- Diminish = due to known cause.
Disability --- InabilityDisability = physical deformity.
- Eg: Raju’s disability obstructed his progress.
- Eg: She expressed her inability to speak in the public.
Finally, I want to conclude that if you want to improve upon your writing skills start by learning these synonyms. The correct use of synonyms can transform your writing boring to exciting or repetitive to imaginative.
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