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function

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of function

  1. 1 a social gathering <made a brief appearance at the annual holiday function> Synonyms affair, bash, binge, blast, blowout, do, event, fete (or fête), party, get-together, powwow, reception, shindigRelated Words benefit, fund-raiser; ball, dance, formal, prom; celebration, gala, occasion; bacchanal, bacchanalia, orgy, saturnalia; bake, clambake, cocktail party, hen party, house party, housewarming, icebreaker, kaffeeklatsch, kegger (also keg party), klatch (also klatsch), masquerade, meet and greet, mixer, salon, shower, social, soiree (or soirée), stag, supper, symposium, tea, tea party

  2. 2 an assignment at which one regularly works for pay <what's your function in this company?> Synonyms appointment, berth, billet, capacity, connection, job, place, position, post, situationRelated Words business, employ, employment, occupation, profession; work; office, spot; calling, pursuit, trade, vocation; line, racket; engagement, gig; livelihood, living; career, lifework, practice (also practise); duty, mission, posting, service, taskNear Antonyms avocation; joblessness, unemployment

  3. 3 the action for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists <that machine's function is to sort bolts by size> Synonyms business, capacity, role, job, part, place, position, purpose, task, workRelated Words affair, concern, hand, involvement, participation; niche, office, post, situation; calling, occupation, pursuit, vocation; activity, assignment, charge, commission, duty, employ, mission, responsibility, service, use




function

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of function

  1. to have a certain purpose <the heart functions as a pump for the blood> Synonyms act, perform, serve, work Related Words operate, run; administer, carry on, control, direct, guide, handle, manage, oversee, regulate, supervise




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