Is there another word for synonym?

i've just been wondering.... is it possible that there's another word for synonym...?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The attempts to answer this question with a thesaurus fall a bit short. A thesaurus does not simply give a narrow list of synonyms, as if any or all of them might be plugged in for "synonym" in one sentence of another. Rather, it begins by listing RELATED words.

    So, for instance, "same" is RELATED to "synonym", but it is an ADJECTIVE while "synonym" is a noun. "Same" is a synonym for the adjective form "synonymous".

    So use the list with care. The two best synonyms I can see are:

    equivalent, substitute

    Note that a synonym is very rarely EXACTLY the same in meaning as another word -- certainly not in ALL uses of the two words. Rather, it means that it conveys the same or very nearly the same meaning in CERTAIN specific contexts. Thus, you might be able to use "equivalent" in place of "synonym" in SOME instances, but not in others.

  • brisco
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Similarity Synonym

  • 4 years ago

    While Synonym

  • Yun
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I just tried it in an online thesaurus. There is no one word synonym.

    There are no DIRECT one word synonyms that convey the idea of a word that means the same thing as another.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    syn·o·nym [sínnə nìm]

    (plural syn·o·nyms)

    noun

    1. word meaning same as another: a word that means the same, or almost the same, as another word in the same language, either in all of its uses or in a specific context.

    Examples of synonyms in this sense are "environment" and "surroundings" and the verbs "tear" and "rip."

    2. alternative name: a word or expression that is used as another name for something in some styles of speaking or writing or to emphasize a specific aspect or association.

    Examples include "Gotham" and "New York."

    3. biology rejected duplicate taxonomic name: a duplicate taxonomic name that has been rejected or replaced

    [15th century. < Latin synonymum < Greek sunōnumos "synonymous" < onuma "name"]

    -syn·o·nym·ic [sìnnə nímmik], , adjective

    -syn·o·nym·i·ty [sìnnə nímmətee], , noun

  • 1 decade ago

    Oh yes. There's many.

    Try this lot: adequation, agreement, alikeness, compatibility, conformity, correlation, correspondence, equality, evenness, exchangeability, identity, interchangeability, interchangeableness, likeness, match, par, parallel, parity, similarity, synonymy, analogue, annotation, answer, characterization, clarification, clue, comment, commentary, cue, delimitation, delineation, demarcation, denotation, determination, diagnosis, drift, elucidation, exemplification, explanation, explication, exposition, expounding, fixing, formalization, gloss, individuation, interpretation, key, outlining, rationale, rendering, rendition, representation, settling, signification, solution, terminology, translation.

    All, depending on the context in which they are used, could be substituted for the word, "synonym".

    Source(s): Roget's New Millennium Thesaurus, First Edition
  • 1 decade ago

    Just for fun, let's think of a match, and not one from your thesaurus. Synonym is based in Greek, and I don't think it really has a Latin equivalent, but let's make one up.

    Syn- in Greek = with, together

    Con- or Com- in Latin = with, together

    onoma or onyma in Greek = name

    nomen in Latin = name

    So...CONOMEN? CONNOMEN? COMNOMEN? This is fun...

  • 1 decade ago

    How abt words like:

    adequation, agreement, alikeness, compatibility, conformity, correlation, correspondence, equality, evenness, exchangeability, identity, interchangeability, interchangeableness, likeness, match, par, parallel, parity, similarity, synonym, synonymy

    For more example, you may wish to refer to:

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/synonym

  • 1 decade ago

    "Synonyms are different words with identical or at least similar meanings"

    So words with the same meaning would suit your question...

  • 1 decade ago

    same

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