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Synonyms of even in English:

adjective

  • 1 it is easier to print on an even surface
    level, levelled, plane, flush, true
    technical planar
    rare homaloidal
    [Antonyms] uneven, bumpy
  • 2 electric fan ovens have a more even temperature than gas
    [Antonyms] variable, irregular
  • 3 all participants are given an even chance
    equal, the same, much the same, identical, like, alike, similar, to the same degree, comparable, commensurate, corresponding, parallel, on a par, on an equal footing, evenly matched
    informal even-steven(s)
    [Antonyms] unequal
  • 4 he played a perfect ball to keep the score even
    level, drawn, tied, all square, balanced, on a par, on an equal footing;
    neck and neck, nip and tuck, with nothing to choose between them;
    informal even-steven(s)
    [Antonyms] unequal, uneven
  • 5 the child was of an even disposition
    [Antonyms] moody, excitable
  • Phrases

    get even

    1
    he has been wronged and he has sworn to get even
    have one's revenge, take one's revenge, be revenged, revenge oneself, avenge oneself, take vengeance, even the score, settle accounts, settle the score, hit back, give as good as one gets, return tit for tat, return like for like, pay someone back, repay someone, reciprocate, retaliate, take reprisals, exact retribution, demand an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth;
    give someone their just deserts, let someone see how it feels

    verb

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  • 1 the canal bottom was evened out
    flatten, make flat, make level, level, level off, level out, smooth, smooth out, smooth off, make flush, plane, make uniform, make regular
  • 2 the union wants to even up the differences in wages
    equalize, make equal, make even, make level, level up, make the same, balance, square;
    make uniform, make comparable, standardize, regularize
  • adverb

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  • 1 the weather became even colder
    still, yet, more so, all the more, all the greater, to a greater extent
  • 2 even the best hitters missed the ball
  • 3 she is too afraid, even ashamed, to ask for help
    indeed, you could say, possibly, more precisely, veritably, in truth, actually, or rather, nay
  • 4 she couldn't even afford the essentials
    so much as, hardly, barely, scarcely
  • Phrases

    even as

    1
    we laugh even as we empathize with his discomfort
    while, whilst, as, at the (same) time that, just as, at the very time that, at the very moment that, exactly when, during the time that

    even so

    2
    I feel better, but the doubts persist even so
    informal still and all

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