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Synonyms of master in English:


  • 1 historical he acceded to his master's wishes
    lord, overlord, lord and master, ruler, sovereign, monarch, liege (lord), suzerain
    [Antonyms] servant, underling
  • 2 the dog's master
    owner, keeper
  • 3 a chess master
    expert, adept, genius, past master, maestro, virtuoso, professional, doyen, authority, champion, record holder
    informalace, pro, wizard, whiz, hotshot, maven, crackerjack
    [Antonyms] novice, amateur
  • 4 the master of the ship
    captain, commander
  • 5 their spiritual master
    guru, teacher, leader, guide, mentor;
    [Antonyms] acolyte, disciple
  • verb

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  • 1 I managed to master my fears
    overcome, conquer, beat, quell, quash, suppress, control, overpower, triumph over, subdue, vanquish, subjugate, prevail over, govern, curb, check, bridle, tame, defeat, get the better of, get a grip on, get over
  • 2 it took ages to master the technique
    learn, become proficient in, know inside out, know (frontward and) backwards;
    pick up, grasp, understand
  • adjective

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  • 1 a master craftsman
  • 2 the master bedroom
    principal, main, chief;
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