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form

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of form

  1. 1 to take on a definite form <my ideas on the subject are just starting to form> Synonyms crystallize (also crystalize), jell, shape (up), solidify Related Words associate, coalesce, cohere, fuse; combine, conjoin, conjugate, connect, couple, join, link (up), unify, unite Near Antonyms break down, decay, decompose, disintegrate

  2. 2 to be all the substance of <this one sentence really forms the basis of your argument> Synonyms compose, comprise, constitute, make upRelated Words embody, epitomize, incarnate, incorporate, integrate, materialize, personify, substantiate; complement, complete, supplement; fill (out), flesh (out)

  3. 3 to bring into being by combining, shaping, or transforming materials <formed the pot out of the clay> Synonyms fabricate, fashion, make, frame, manufacture, produceRelated Words assemble, build, construct, erect, make up, put up, raise, rear, set up, structure, throw up; craft, handcraft; hew; forge, mold, shape; cobble (together or up), knock out, patch (together), throw up; prefabricate; create, invent, mint, originate; establish, father, institute, organize; concoct, contrive, cook (up), design, devise, imagine, think (up); conceive, envisage, picture, visualize; refashion, remake, remanufactureNear Antonyms disassemble, dismantle, take apart; break up, dismember; abolish, annihilate, demolish, destroy, devastate, eradicate, exterminate, extinguish, flatten, pulverize, raze, ruin, shatter, smash, wreck; blow up, explode

  4. 4 to come into existence <the new company formed from two smaller ones> Synonyms actualize, appear, arise, break, commence, dawn, engender, begin, materialize, originate, set in, spring, startRelated Words be, breathe, exist, live, subsist; arrive, come on, emerge; coalesce, cohere, shape (up); continue, endure, last, persist, surviveNear Antonyms conclude, desist, discontinue, finish, halt, quit, terminate; disappear, dissolve, evaporate, vanish; depart, die, expire, pass away, perishAntonyms cease, end, stop

  5. 5 to come to have gradually <I don't want you beginning skiers to form any bad habits> Synonyms acquire, cultivate, developRelated Words absorb, adopt, embrace, take in, take on; gain, get, obtain; achieve, attain, reach; foster, nourish, nurture, promoteNear Antonyms abandon, desert, forsake; cast, discard, ditch, dump, fling (off or away), jettison, junk, reject, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough (also sluff), throw away, throw out, unloadAntonyms lose




form

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of form

  1. 1 the outward appearance of something as distinguished from its substance <the wood-carver carved the block of wood into the form of a duck> Synonyms cast, configuration, conformation, fashion, figure, geometry, shape Related Words contour, outline, profile, silhouette; frame, framework, shell, skeleton; arrangement, design, format, layout, makeup, organization, pattern, plan, setup Near Antonyms composition, material, matter, raw material, stuff, substance

  2. 2 a piece of paper with information written or to be written on it <I filled out all the forms for applying to the school> Synonyms blank, document, paper Related Words instrument, writ; filing; sheet

  3. 3 personal conduct or behavior as evaluated by an accepted standard of appropriateness for a social or professional setting <it's bad form to throw a tantrum on the court just because you lost a tennis match> Synonyms etiquette, manner, mores, proprietiesRelated Words amenities, civilities, pleasantries; bearing, demeanor, deportment, mien; courtesy, decorum, mannerliness, politeness; formalities, protocol, rules; air, attitude, carriage, poise, polish, pose, posture, presence; custom, habit, pattern, practice (also practise), trick, way, wont; convention, fashion, mode, style

  4. 4 a state of being or fitness <after a long season off, the football team is back in good form> Synonyms estate, fettle, condition, health, keeping, kilter, nick [British], order, repair, shape, trimRelated Words practice (also practise); pass, phase, stage; footing, picture, posture, scene, status, situation; rank, standingNear Antonyms disorder, disrepair

  5. 5 a three-dimensional representation of the human body used especially for displaying clothes <put the dress on the form to finish pinning it together> Synonyms dummy, figure, mannequin, manikin (also mannikin)Related Words doll

  6. 6 an oft-repeated action or series of actions performed in accordance with tradition or a set of rules <we'll use the second form in our church missals for today's Lenten service> Synonyms ceremonial, ceremony, rite, formality, observance, ritual, solemnityRelated Words amenities, civility, decorum, etiquette, graces, proprieties; protocol; convention, custom, habit, manners, mores, practice (also practise), standard, tradition, way; celebration, service

  7. 7 socially acceptable behavior <displayed good form throughout the formal dinner> Synonyms decorum, decency, proprietyRelated Words etiquette; civility, courteousness, courtesy, gentilesse, gentility, graciousness, mannerliness, politeness, politesse; dignity, grace, refinement; discretion, prudence; appropriateness, correctitude, correctness, decorousness, fitness, rightness, seemliness; attention, attentiveness, care, carefulness; character, goodness, high-mindedness, honesty, honor, integrity, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousness, straightness, uprightness, virtue, virtuousnessNear Antonyms coarseness, crudeness, gracelessness; discourtesy, impoliteness, incivility, vulgarity; imprudence, indiscretion; badness, evil, immorality, wickedness; debauchery, degeneracy, degradation, depravity, perversion; crookedness, dishonesty, underhandedness, unscrupulousnessAntonyms impropriety, indecency, indecorum

  8. 8 the means or procedure for doing something <there are established forms for voting on motions and amendments at meetings> Synonyms approach, fashion, method, how, manner, methodology, recipe, strategy, style, system, tack, tactics, technique, wayRelated Words mode, modus operandi; blueprint, design, game, game plan, ground plan, intrigue, layout, line, model, plan, plot, program, route, scheme; expedient, move, shift, step; practice (also practise), process, routine; policy

  9. 9 the type of body that a person has <he has the big-boned form of a linebacker> Synonyms build, constitution, figure, physique, frame, habit, shapeRelated Words anatomy, structure

  10. 10 the way in which the elements of something (as a work of art) are arranged <museumgoers liked the asymmetrical form of the mobile> Synonyms arrangement, configuration, constellation, design, composition, format, getup, layout, makeup, ordonnance, patternRelated Words motif, theme




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