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import

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of import

  1. 1 the quality or state of being important <I can't overemphasize the import of this examination on your future academic career> Synonyms account, consequence, importance, magnitude, moment, momentousness, significance, weight, weightinessRelated Words celebrity, distinction, eminence, fame, note, noteworthiness, notoriety, preeminence, prominence, renown; store, substance, substantiveness, value, worth, worthiness; gravity, seriousness; authority, control, dominion, mastery, potency, power, sway; mark, name, report, reputation, repute; centrality, essentiality, essentialness; cachet, position, prestige, rank, standing, stature, status; glory, greatness, honor, illustriousnessNear Antonyms paltriness, pettiness, valuelessness, worthlessness; discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disrepute, ignominy, infamy, odium, opprobrium, shame; anonymity; obscurityAntonyms insignificance, littleness, puniness, slightness, smallness, triviality

  2. 2 the idea that is conveyed or intended to be conveyed to the mind by language, symbol, or action <didn't understand all the technical jargon, but got the general import of the speech> Synonyms content, denotation, drift, meaning, intent, intention, purport, sense, significance, significationRelated Words connotation; clue, cue, hint, implication, indication, inkling, intimation, suggestion; message, tenor, theme; bottom, essence, essentiality, nature, soul, spirit, stuff; acceptance, acceptation, definition; burden, crux, gist; core, heart, kernel, marrow, nub, nucleus, pith, point, quick; matter, motif, motive, question, subject, topic




import

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of import

  1. 1 to be of importance <it imports little whether you like Grandma's gift; you should have graciously thanked her> Synonyms count, matter, mean, signify, weighRelated Words affect, concern, influence, sway; add up (to), amount (to)

  2. 2 to communicate or convey (as an idea) to the mind <the word “freedom” can import different things to different people> Synonyms denote, express, mean, intend, signify, spellRelated Words connote, imply, suggest; add up (to), amount (to); hint, infer, insinuate, intimate; embody, epitomize, personify, represent, symbol, symbolize; advert, allude (to), cite, instance, mention, refer (to), specify, touch (on or upon); designate, indicate, point (to), signal; announce, declare, proclaim; elucidate, explain





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