Synonyms of close in English:

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adjective

  • 1 the town is close to Paris
    near, adjacent to; in the vicinity of, in the neighborhood of, within reach of; neighboring, adjoining, abutting, alongside, on the doorstep, a stone's throw (away) from/to, 'a hop, skip, and a jump from'; nearby, at close quarters to
    informal within spitting distance from/to
    archaic nigh to
    the town is close to Paris
    [Antonyms] far distant
  • 2 flying in close formation
    dense, compact, tight, close-packed, packed, solid; crowded, cramped, congested
    flying in close formation
    [Antonyms] sparse
  • 3 I was close to tears
    near, on the verge of, on the brink of, on the point of
  • 4 a very close match
    evenly matched, even, with nothing to choose between them, neck and neck
    informal even-steven
    a very close match
    [Antonyms] one-sided
  • 5 close relatives
    immediate, direct, near
    close relatives
    [Antonyms] distant
  • 7 a close resemblance
    strong, marked, distinct, pronounced
    a close resemblance
    [Antonyms] slight
  • 9 keep a close eye on them
    vigilant, watchful, keen, alert

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Synonyms of close in English:

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verb

  • 1 she closed the door
    shut, pull (shut), push (shut), slam; fasten, secure
    she closed the door
    [Antonyms] open
  • 2 close the hole
    block (up/off), stop up, plug, seal (up/off), shut up/off, cork, stopper, bung (up); clog (up), choke, obstruct
    close the hole
    [Antonyms] open unblock
  • 3 the enemy was closing fast
    catch up, close in, creep up, near, approach, gain on someone
  • 5 his arms closed around her
    meet, join, connect; form a circle
  • 7 the factory is to close
    shut down, close down, cease production, cease trading, go out of business, go bankrupt, go into receivership, go into liquidation
    informal fold, go bust
    the factory is to close
    [Antonyms] open
  • 8 he closed a deal
    clinch, settle, secure, seal, confirm, establish; transact, pull off; complete, conclude, fix, agree, finalize
    informal wrap up

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