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phrase

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of phrase

  1. a sequence of words having a specific meaning <kids drawing literal representations of the phrase “to rain cats and dogs”> Synonyms expression, idiom Related Words cliché (also cliche); locution, term; epithet, expletive, name; byword, cry, motto, shibboleth, slogan, watchword; archaism, colloquialism, euphemism, modernism, neologism, provincialism, vulgarism Phrases figure of speech




phrase

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of phrase

  1. to convey in appropriate or telling terms <he had trouble thinking of how to phrase his question for the visiting dignitary> Synonyms articulate, clothe, couch, express, formulate, put, say, state, word Related Words craft, frame; hint, imply, insinuate, intimate, suggest; paraphrase, rephrase, restate, reword, summarize, translate; communicate, disclose, speak, talk, tell, utter, verbalize, vocalize; describe, render, write up





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