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Synonyms & Antonyms of be

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to have life
  • stories that begin with the familiar line "once upon a time there was a beautiful maiden"

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2 to occupy a place or location
  • we'll be there waiting for you

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3 to take or have a certain position within a group arranged in vertical classes
  • our school's football team is first in its division

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4 to take place
  • the party is next Saturday

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be (to)

verb (2)

Synonyms of be (to) (Entry 2 of 2)

to behave toward in a stated way
  • you need to be nice to your brother

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