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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WordWatch roundup: xenophobia, hustings, sabbatical, and ludic

 

This series investigates changes in lookups for words and their meanings across OxfordDictionaries.com. The graphs are based…

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Branching out: tree idioms and phrases

 

Many countries around the world have days on which citizens, companies, and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees.…