desynonymize

transitive verb
de·synonymize | \ "+ \

Definition of desynonymize 

: to deprive of synonymous character : differentiate meanings of (words often used as close synonyms or as interchangeable, as semantics and semasiology)

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for desynonymize

de- + synonymize

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about desynonymize

Share desynonymize

Dictionary Entries near desynonymize

desyatin

desyl

desynapsis

desynonymize

det

detach

détaché

Statistics for desynonymize

Look-up Popularity

Comments on desynonymize

What made you want to look up desynonymize? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an open space surrounded by woods

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!