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detail

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of detail

  1. 1 a separate part in a list, account, or series <every detail was accounted for> Synonyms item, particular, pointRelated Words article, belonging, object, stuff, thing; characteristic, component, constituent, element, factor, feature, member; ingredient; division, particle, partition, piece, portion, section, segmentNear Antonyms aggregate, composite, compound, conglomerate; entirety, sum, summation, total, totality, whole

  2. 2 a single piece of information <didn't leave out a single detail in his police report on the burglary> Synonyms datum, fact, nicety, particular, particularity, point, specificRelated Words article, item; component, constituent, element, ingredient, member, part; aspect, circumstance, facet, factor; evidence, exhibit; database, information, knowledgeNear Antonyms error, fallacy, falsehood, inaccuracy, misconception, misstatement, myth

  3. 3 a small military unit with a special task or function <the officer sent out a detail to patrol the perimeter of the compound> Synonyms detachmentRelated Words commando, firing squad, outpost, paratroops, patrol, picket, rear guard, sentry, watch; battalion, command, company, corps, division, platoon, regiment, squad, squadron, troop, wing

  4. 4 a specific task with which a person or group is charged <the soldier was placed on guard detail at the border crossing> Synonyms assignment, brief, business, charge, mission, job, operation, postRelated Words burden, chore, duty, need, obligation, office, requirement, responsibility; errand, labor, work; commitment, pledge, promise; appointment, commission, designation, nomination; compulsion, constraint, restraint




detail

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of detail

  1. 1 to assign to a place or position <once again he was detailed to guard duty> Synonyms {h,2}post, stationRelated Words set; appoint; place, position

  2. 2 to pick (someone) by one's authority for a specific position or duty <the new assistant was detailed to accompany the boss on the business trip> Synonyms assign, attach, commission, constitute, designate, appoint, name, nominate, placeRelated Words authorize, delegate, depute, deputize; anoint, consecrate, create, inaugurate, induct, install, instate, institute, invest, make, ordain; crown, enthrone, throne; choose, destine, draft, elect, handpick, select, single (out), vote (in)Near Antonyms blackball, depose, dethrone, displace, eject, evict, oust, overthrow, remove, throw out, uncrown, unmake, unseatAntonyms discharge, dismiss, expel, fire

  3. 3 to specify one after another <detailed all of the reasons that the plan was a bad idea> Synonyms enumerate, itemize, list, numerate, recite, reel off, rehearse, tick (off)Related Words outline; tabulate, tally; catalog (or catalogue), inventory; chart, diagram, graph; calculate, compute, estimate, figure, reckon; cite, mention, nameNear Antonyms generalize





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