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check

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of check

  1. 1 the amount owed at a bar or restaurant or the slip of paper stating the amount <diners at that temple of gastronomy often look shocked when they receive the check> Synonyms bill, tab Related Words invoice, receipt; account, reckoning, record, statement; charge, cost, damage, expense, fee, figure; score, tally

  2. 2 a close look at or over someone or something in order to judge condition <made a careful check of the antique table before buying it> Synonyms audit, inspection, checkup, examination, going-over, look-see, review, scan, scrutiny, survey, viewRelated Words analysis, assay, close-up, deconstruction, dissection; exploration, investigation, probe, research, study; inquisition, interrogation; once-over, perusal; recheck, reinspection, resurvey; observation, surveillance, watch; checkout, test-drive, trial run

  3. 3 a record of goods sold or services performed together with the costs due <request a detailed check from the company before sending any money> Synonyms account, {h,1}bill, invoice, statement, tabRelated Words receipt, reckoning; document, ledger, record; charge, cost, expense, fee, price, rate, toll; score, tally

  4. 4 a small sheet of plastic, paper, or paperboard showing that the bearer has a claim to something (as admittance) <handed over a check for his coat> Synonyms ticket, coupon, pass, pasteboardRelated Words certificate, note, token, voucher

  5. 5 something that limits one's freedom of action or choice <the judiciary is intended to be a check on the executive and legislative branches of government> Synonyms restriction, circumscription, condition, constraint, curb, fetter, limitation, restraint, strictureRelated Words exception, proviso, qualification, reservation, stipulation, strings; ban, prohibition, proscriptionNear Antonyms freedom, latitude

  6. 6 an irregular usually narrow break in a surface created by pressure <the network of fine checks on the surface would indicate that the painting is quite old> Synonyms crack, chink, cleft, cranny, crevice, fissure, rift, splitRelated Words crevasse; craze, hairline; fracture, rupture; breach, gap, opening; cut, gash, incision, slit

  7. 7 the stopping of a process or activity <the announcement of bad news gave a sudden check to the celebration> Synonyms arrest, arrestment, cease, cessation, end, close, closedown, closure, conclusion, cutoff, discontinuance, discontinuation, ending, expiration, finish, halt, lapse, offset, shutdown, shutoff, stay, stop, stoppage, surcease, terminationRelated Words mop-up, phaseout; abeyance, break, interruption, layoff, letup, moratorium, pause, standstill, suspensionNear Antonyms extension, persistence, prolongationAntonyms continuance, continuation




check

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of check

  1. 1 to be in agreement on every point <their story of what happened checks with the report of the eyewitness> Synonyms accord, agree, answer, chord, cohere, coincide, comport, conform, consist, correspond, dovetail, fit, go, harmonize, jibe, rhyme (also rime), sort, square, tally Related Words equal, match, parallel; align (also aline), line up, register Phrases fall in with Near Antonyms contradict, dispute, gainsay; negate, nullify; clash, conflict, jar Antonyms differ (from), disagree (with)

  2. 2 to bring (something) to a standstill <a tree finally checked the skidding car> Synonyms arrest, bring up, catch, {h,1}halt, draw up, fetch up, hold up, pull up, stall, stay, still, stopRelated Words baffle, balk, block, blockade, bottleneck, clog, dam, detain, hinder, hold, hold back, impede, obstruct, snag, stem; conclude, cut off, end, terminate; call, discontinue, suspend; choke off, rein (in), repress, squash, squelch, stanch (or staunch), stunt, suppress, turn backNear Antonyms carry on, continue, follow through (with), keep (on), keep up, persist, run on; advance, fare, go along, march, move, proceed, progress, wend; actuate, budge, drive, goad, impel, propel, push, spur, stir

  3. 3 to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression) <check your enthusiasm a bit, and think before you marry someone you just met> Synonyms bridle, control, constrain, contain, curb, govern, hold, inhibit, keep, measure, pull in, regulate, rein (in), restrain, rule, tameRelated Words bottle (up), choke (back), hold back, mince, muffle, pocket, repress, sink, smother, squelch, stifle, strangle, suppress, swallow; arrest, interrupt, stop; block, hamper, handcuff, hinder, impede, obstruct; gag, muzzle, silenceNear Antonyms liberate, loose, loosen, unleash; air, express, take out, ventAntonyms lose




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