Synonyms of prime in English:

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prime 1


  • 1 his prime reason for going to America
    main, chief, key, primary, central, principal, foremost, first, most important, paramount, major, dominant, supreme, overriding, cardinal, pre-eminent, ultimate
    informal number-one
    [Antonyms] secondary, subordinate
  • 2 deforestation is the prime cause of flooding
    [Antonyms] secondary
  • 3 extensive areas of prime agricultural land
    top-quality, highest quality, top, top-tier, best, first-class, first-rate, high-grade, grade A, superior, supreme, flawless, choice, select, finest, superlative, peak, optimal, model;
    excellent, marvellous, magnificent, superb, fine, wonderful, exceptional, formidable;
    British  top of the range;
    chiefly US  top of the line
    informal tip-top, A1, stellar, top-notch
    [Antonyms] inferior
  • 4 the NHS remains the prime example of a public health service
    archetypal, prototypical, typical, classic, ideal, excellent, standard, stock, conventional, characteristic, quintessential
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  • he was, in his prime, the most famous man in the world
    heyday, best days/years, day, time, prime of one's life, maturity;
    youth, springtime, salad days, bloom, flowering, full flowering, perfection;
    peak, pinnacle, height, high point/spot, zenith, ascendancy
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    prime 2


  • 1 he grabbed a gun from a nearby rack and primed it
    prepare, load, set up, ready, make ready, get ready, equip, gear up
  • 2 Mischa knew what to say, as Lucy had primed him carefully
    brief, give information to, fill in, prepare, supply with facts, put in the picture, inform, advise, notify, tell, instruct, coach, drill
    informal clue in, give someone the low-down
    British informal gen up
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