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Synonyms of one in English:

cardinal number

  • 1 each one is loosely wrapped
    unit, item
    technical monad
  • 2 only one person came
    a single, a solitary, a sole, a lone
  • 3 her one concern was her daughter
    only, single, solitary, sole, exclusive
  • 4 they have now become one
    united, a unit, unitary, amalgamated, consolidated, integrated, combined, incorporated, allied, affiliated, linked, joined, unified, in league, in partnership;
    wedded, married
  • 5 I'll get my big break one day
    some, any
  • Usage

    one, you

    In modern English, the use of one as a pronoun to mean ‘anyone’ or ‘me and people in general,’ as in one must try one's best, is generally restricted to formal contexts, outside which it is likely to be regarded as rather pompous or old-fashioned. In informal and spoken contexts, the normal alternative is you, as in you have to do what you can, don't you?
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