SYNONYMS

Need to find the right word?

Use our dictionary of synonyms to find substitutes when you want to avoid using the same word repeatedly when speaking or writing, to find a more modern or more formal equivalent of a word, or to broaden your vocabulary.

imply or infer
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Video: imply or infer?

 

Imply and infer are similar but not the same. Watch our video to find out which one to use when. Find more information about when…

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Cita de la semana

“The original is unfaithful to the translation.”

Jorge Luis Borges

(1899–1986)

Argentinian writer

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concern troll
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Selfie stick, concern troll, and bae: new words added to OxfordDictionaries.com

 

Hey bae, Oxford Dictionaries are adding some easy-breezy words and senses in this month’s update. Don’t be a concern troll…