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synonymnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsɪn.ə.nɪm/
C2 a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language: The words "small" and "little" are synonyms.
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in Arabic مُرادِف…
in Korean 동의어…
in Malaysian sinonim…
in Turkish eş anlamlı/anlamdaş sözcük…
in Italian sinonimo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 同義詞,近義詞…
in Russian синоним…
in Polish synonim…
in Vietnamese từ đồng nghĩa…
in Spanish Sinonimia…
in Portuguese sinônimo…
in Thai คำพ้องความหมาย…
in Catalan sinònim…
in Japanese 同義語, 類義語…
in Indonesian sinonim…
in Chinese (Simplified) 同义词,近义词…
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