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.

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12 pronunciations to help you avoid embarrassment in literature class

 

As the school year picks back up again, so do your odds of having to say out loud a word in class that you've only ever seen…

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Why is the alphabet arranged the way it is? How many words are there in the English language? Get the answers to some intriguing language questions.

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“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?”

Charles de Gaulle

(1890–1970)

French soldier and statesman

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Video: ‘a historic event’ or ‘an historic event’?

 

Which would you say - a historic event or an historic event? Find out which version is correct in our video. Find out more…