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chance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of chance

  1. 1 the uncertain course of events <rather than leave everything to chance, let's plan how we're going to spend our time in New York City> Synonyms accident, casualty [archaic], circumstance, hap, hazard, luck Related Words fortuitousness, fortuity, haphazardry, randomness, uncertainty; fluke, happenchance, happenstance; destiny, doom, fate, fortune, lot; danger, peril, risk Near Antonyms intent, intention, purpose; design, outline, plan, scheme

  2. 2 a favorable combination of circumstances, time, and place <this is my one chance to succeed> Synonyms break, opportunity, occasion, opening, room, shotRelated Words play, way; juncture, pass

  3. 3 a measure of how often an event will occur instead of another <the chance of being struck by lightning is very low> Synonyms probability, odds, percentageRelated Words outlook, prospect; contingency, possibility, potential, potentiality; conditional probability

  4. 4 a risky undertaking <it's a chance, but I think the business will be profitable> Synonyms adventure, gamble, crapshoot, enterprise, flier (also flyer), flutter [chiefly British], speculation, throw, ventureRelated Words bet, hazard, stake, wager; liberty; dark horse, long shot, playAntonyms sure thing




chance

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of chance

  1. 1 to take a chance on <I don't think we should chance driving in this snowstorm> Synonyms adventure, risk, gamble (on), hazard, tempt, ventureRelated Words beard, brave, brazen, breast, challenge, confront, dare, defy, face, outbrave; compromise, endanger, imperil, jeopardize, menace; expose, subject; bet (on), wager

  2. 2 to take place <there chanced to be a beautiful day when we were touring that part of Scotland> Synonyms be, befall, betide, happen, come, come about, come down, come off, cook, do, go down [slang], go on, hap, occur, pass, transpireRelated Words break, develop, rise, shape (up); arise, come up, crop (up), materialize, spring (up); intervene; fall out, follow, result, turn out; go off, proceed





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