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Synonyms of square in English:


  • 1 I got it at a shop in the square
    arcade, mall, galleria, precinct, forum;
    in Spain plaza;
    in Italy piazza
  • 2 informal you're such an old square!
  • adjective

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  • 1 a square table
    quadrilateral, rectangular, oblong, right-angled, at right angles, perpendicular;
    straight, straight on, level, parallel, horizontal, upright, vertical, true, plane;
  • 2 the sides were square at half-time
    level, even, drawn, equal, all square, tied, balanced, on a level, in a position of equality;
    close together, neck and neck, level pegging, nip and tuck, side by side, on a par, evenly matched, with nothing to choose between them
    informal even-steven(s)
    [Antonyms] uneven
  • 3 she'd been as square with him as anybody could be
    fair, honest, just, equitable, straight, true, upright, above board, ethical, decent, proper, right and proper, honourable, genuine
    informal on the level
    [Antonyms] underhand
  • 4 informal children actually prefer their parents to be square
    old-fashioned, behind the times, out of date, conservative, traditionalist, conventional, diehard, conformist, bourgeois, strait-laced, fogeyish, stuffy, unadventurous, boring
    [Antonyms] trendy
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  • 1 do those announcements really square with the facts?
    agree, tally, be in agreement, be consistent, match up, correspond, fit, coincide, accord, conform, be in harmony, harmonize, be consonant, be compatible, be congruous
  • 2 his goal squared the match 1–1
    level, even, make equal
  • 3 would you square up the bill?
    pay, pay in full, settle, settle up, discharge, clear;
    defray, liquidate, satisfy, meet, account for, make good
  • 4 they were accused of trying to square the press
    bribe, buy off, buy, corrupt, suborn, give an inducement to
    informal grease someone's palm, give a backhander to, give a sweetener to
  • 5 I'd like you to come, if only to square certain things with your dad
    resolve, sort out, settle, reach an agreement about, find a solution to, find an answer to, solve, clear up, fix, work out, iron out, smooth over, straighten out, deal with, put right, set right, put to rights, rectify, remedy
    informal patch up
    archaic compose
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