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frame

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of frame

  1. 1 to bring into being by combining, shaping, or transforming materials <framed a unique coffee table from an old, discarded chest of drawers> Synonyms fabricate, fashion, form, make, 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

  2. 2 to plan out usually with subtle skill or care <a composer framing the structure of a song> Synonyms contrive, finagle, finesse, engineer, machinate, maneuver, manipulate, mastermind, negotiate, wangleRelated Words arrange, concert, conclude, hammer out, work out; angle (for), compass, intrigue, plot, scheme; connive; brew, concoct, cook (up), hatch; captain, command, conduct, direct, handle, manage, quarterback, run; gerrymanderNear Antonyms blow, bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, flub, fumble, gum (up), louse up, mangle, mess (up), mishandle, muff

  3. 3 to put (something) into proper and usually carefully worked out written form <you'll need to frame your argument well if you're going to win the debate> Synonyms cast, craft, draft, draw up, formulate, compose, prepareRelated Words fabricate, fashion, form, mold, sculpture, shape; couch, express, phrase, state, verbalize, word; author, indite, pen, write; conceive, concoct, devise; build, construct, make; assemble, compound, piece (together); redraft, reformulate, reframe

  4. 4 to work out the details of (something) in advance <framed a schedule for the project> Synonyms arrange, blueprint, budget, calculate, chart, choreograph, design, plan, lay out, map (out), organize, prepare, project, scheme (out), shape, strategize (about)Related Words conspire, contrive, devise, intrigue, machinate, plot, put up; concert, get up; draft, outline, sketch; aim, figure, have on, intend, mean; contemplate, meditate, premeditate

  5. 5 to serve as a border for <trees framed the walkway> Synonyms bound, edge, border, fringe, margin, rim, skirtRelated Words hem, trim; circumscribe, define, delineate, demarcate, outline, silhouette, sketch, trace; circle, compass, encircle, enclose (also inclose), environ, girdle, girth, loop, ring, round, surround, wall; check, confine, control, curb, limit, restrain, restrict




frame

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of frame

  1. 1 the arrangement of parts that gives something its basic form <now that the frame has been built, we have a better idea of the size of our new house> Synonyms architecture, armature, cadre, configuration, edifice, fabric, framework, framing, infrastructure, shell, skeleton, structure Related Words cage, lattice, network; contour, figure, outline, profile, shape, silhouette; chassis

  2. 2 the type of body that a person has <a tall man with a big frame> Synonyms build, constitution, figure, form, physique, habit, shapeRelated Words anatomy, structure

  3. 3 the line or relatively narrow space that marks the outer limit of something <a white curtain with a blue frame> Synonyms borderline, bound, boundary, brim, circumference, compass, confines, edge, edging, end, border, fringe, hem, margin, perimeter, periphery, rim, skirt, skirting, vergeRelated Words ambit; brink, crest, curb, cusp, lip; ceiling, maximum; demarcation, extent, limitation, measure, mere, restriction, termination; borderland, frontier, march, outskirts, pale, selvage; lap; shoreNear Antonyms center, core, heart; inner, inside, interior, middle, within




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