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Synonyms of person in English:


  • 1 that person over there is the one who called the police
    human being, individual, man/woman, child, human, being, (living) soul, mortal, creature;
    personage, character, customer
    informal type, sort, cookie
    informal,, dated body, dog
    archaic wight
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    persons, people
    These words can both be used as the plural of person, but they are not by custom used in exactly the same way. People is by far the more common of the two words and is used in most ordinary contexts: a group of people; there were only about ten people; several thousand people have been rehoused. Persons, on the other hand, tends now to be restricted to official or formal contexts, as in this vehicle is authorized to carry twenty persons; no persons admitted without a pass. In some contexts, persons, by pointing to the individuals, may sound less friendly than people: the number should not be disclosed to any unauthorized persons.


    in person
    I hope to talk to you in person before I leave Cleveland
    informal as large as life
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