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; simultaneously
  • 2 there were some who felt as Frank did
    in the (same) way that, the (same) way, in the (same) manner that
    informal like
  • 3 do as you're told
    archaic that 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
    informal on account of
    literary for
    archaic forasmuch
  • 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 1994compared to/withby contrast withnext toagainstbeside

    as for/as to

    as for composts, he recommends peat-free varietiesconcerningrespectingwith respect toon the subject ofas regardsregardingwith reference torein/with regard toaproposin the matter ofin connection withFrenchvis-à-visLatinin re

    as it were

    the street plan evolved, as it were, by natural selectionso to speakin a manner of speakingin a wayin some way or otherto some extentso to say informalsort of

    as yet

    there is no sign of them as yetso farthus faryetstilleven nowup till nowup to nowuntil nowup 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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    Pronunciation: əˈnɒm(ə)ləs
    deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected