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Synonyms of mark in English:


  • 1 a dirty mark on the tablecloth a chestnut mare with a white mark on her forehead
    blemish, streak, spot, fleck, dot, blot, stain, smear, trace, speck, speckle, blotch, smudge, smut, smirch, fingermark, fingerprint, impression, imprint;
    bruise, discoloration, scar, pit, pockmark, pock, scratch, dent, chip, notch, nick, line, score, cut, incision, gash;
    marking, blaze, stripe;
    informal splotch, splodge
    technical stigma
  • 2 a punctuation mark
    symbol, sign, character;
    diacritic, diacritical mark
  • 3 he signed his mark in the visitors' book
    signature, autograph, cross, X, scribble, squiggle, initials, imprint
  • 4 books bearing the mark of a well-known bookseller
    logo, seal, stamp, imprint, symbol, emblem, device, insignia, badge, brand, trademark, token, monogram, hallmark, logotype, watermark, label, tag, flag, motto
  • 5 unemployment had passed the three million mark
    point, level, stage, degree
  • 6 the flag was lowered as a mark of respect
    sign, token, symbol, indication, badge, emblem, symptom, feature, evidence, proof, clue, hint
  • 7 the war left its mark on him
    impression, imprint, traces, vestiges, effect, impact, influence
  • 8 it is the mark of a civilized society to treat its elderly members well
  • 9 he got very good marks for maths and physics
    assessment, evaluation
  • 10 the bullet missed its mark his comment hit the mark
  • 11 his work hasn't been up to the mark
    required standard, standard, norm, par, level, criterion, gauge, yardstick, rule, measure, scale
  • Phrases

    make one's mark
    he has made his mark in the financial world
    be successful, distinguish oneself, succeed, gain success, be a success, prosper, get ahead, get on, make good, achieve recognition, attain distinction
    informal make it, make the grade, find a place in the sun
    quick off the mark
    [Antonyms] slow-witted, dozy
    alert, quick, quick-witted, bright, clever, perceptive, sharp, sharp-witted, observant, wide awake
    informal on the ball, on one's toes, quick on the uptake
    up to the mark
    the team's training is not up to the mark
    [Antonyms] below standard, unacceptable
    good enough, up to scratch, up to standard, up to par, satisfactory, acceptable, adequate, passable, sufficient, competent, all right
    informal OK, up to snuff
    wide of the mark
  • 1 his answer was wide of the mark
    [Antonyms] spot on
  • 2 the observations were wide of the mark
    irrelevant, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, immaterial, not to the point, beside the point, off the subject, extraneous, neither here nor there
    [Antonyms] to the point
  • verb

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  • 1 be careful not to mark the paintwork
    discolour, stain, smear, smudge, streak, blotch, blot, blemish;
    dirty, smirch, damage, deface, disfigure, pockmark, pit, bruise, scrape, scratch, scar, dent, chip, nick, notch, score, cut, gash
    informal splotch, splodge
  • 2 all her possessions were clearly marked
    put one's name on, name, initial, put one's seal on, label, tag, hallmark, watermark, brand, stamp, earmark
  • 3 I've marked the relevant passages a bronze cross marks the grave
    indicate, label, flag, tab, tick, show the position of, show, identify, designate, delineate, denote
  • 4 the city held a festival to mark its 200th anniversary
    celebrate, observe, recognize, acknowledge, keep, honour, solemnize, pay tribute to, salute, commemorate, remember, memorialize
  • 5 two great sea battles marked a new epoch in naval history
    represent, signify, be an indication of, be a sign of, indicate, herald
  • 6 his style is marked by simplicity and concision
    characterize, distinguish, identify, typify, brand, signalize, stamp
  • 7 an examiner may have hundreds of papers to mark
    assess, evaluate, appraise, correct;
    North American  grade
  • 8 it'll cause trouble, you mark my words!
    take heed of, pay heed to, heed, listen to, take note/notice of, pay attention to, attend to, note, mind, bear in mind, give (a) thought to, take into consideration, take to heart
    archaic regard
  • Phrases

    mark something down
  • 1 prices have been marked down for quick sale
    reduce, decrease, lower, cut, put down, take down, discount
    informal slash
    [Antonyms] increase
  • 2 some shops have marked the trainers down
    lower the price of, make cheaper, sell at a giveaway price, put in a sale
    informal knock down
    [Antonyms] mark something up
  • mark someone out
  • 1 his honesty marked him out from the rest of them
  • 2 she is marked out for fame
  • mark something out
    the pitch had already been marked out
    delineate, outline, delimit, demarcate, measure out, mark the boundaries/limits of, mark off, define, describe, stake out
    mark something up
  • 1 they marked up the price by 66 per cent
    increase, raise, up, put up, hike (up), escalate
    informal jack up
    [Antonyms] mark something down
  • 2 editors marked up the text in pencil
    annotate, correct, label
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