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Synonyms of as in English:


  • 1 she caught a glimpse of him as he disappeared
    while, just as, even as, at the (same) time that, at the moment that, during the time that, just when;
  • 2 there were some who felt as Frank did
    in the (same) way that, the (same) way, in the (same) manner that
  • 3 do as you're told
    archaicthat which
  • 4 the athletes were free to compete again, as the case against them had not been proved
    because, since, seeing that, seeing as, considering that, on account of the fact that, in view of the fact that, owing to the fact that
    informalon account of
  • 5 try as she did, she couldn't laugh
    although, though, even though/if, in spite of the fact that, despite the fact that, notwithstanding the fact that, notwithstanding that, for all that, while, whilst, albeit, however
  • 6 trains compete successfully with the airlines over short distances, as Paris to Lyons
    such as, like, for instance, for example, e.g., to give an instance, to give an example, by way of illustration, as an illustration
  • 7 I'm away a lot, as you know
    which, a fact which, something which
  • Phrases

    as against

    37 per cent said yes, as against 64 per cent in 1994
    compared to/with, by contrast with, next to, against, beside

    as for/as to

    as for composts, he recommends peat-free varieties
    Latinin re

    as it were

    the street plan evolved, as it were, by natural selection
    so to speak, in a manner of speaking, in a way, in some way or other, to some extent, so to say
    informalsort of

    as yet

    there is no sign of them as yet
    so far, thus far, yet, still, even now, up till now, up to now, until now, up to the present time


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  • 1 he was dressed as a policeman
    in the guise of, with the appearance of, in the character of, so as to appear to be
  • 2 I'm speaking to you as your friend
    in the role of, being, acting as, functioning as
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