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principle

Synonyms of principle in English:

noun

  • 1 elementary principles
    truth, proposition, concept, idea, theory, assumption, fundamental, essential, ground rule
  • 2 the principle of laissez-faire
    doctrine, belief, creed, credo, (golden) rule, criterion, tenet, code, ethic, dictum, canon, law
  • 3 a woman of principle sticking to one's principles
    morals, morality, (code of) ethics, beliefs, ideals, standards;
    integrity, uprightness, righteousness, virtue, probity, (sense of) honor, decency, conscience, scruples
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    in principle

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  • 1.1 there is no reason, in principle, why we couldn't work together
    in theory, theoretically, on paper
  • 2.1 he has accepted the idea in principle
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