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condition

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of condition

  1. 1 a state of being or fitness <a car that was 10 years old but in still good condition> Synonyms estate, fettle, form, health, keeping, kilter, nick [British], order, repair, shape, trim Related Words practice (also practise); pass, phase, stage; footing, picture, posture, scene, status, situation; rank, standing Near Antonyms disorder, disrepair

  2. 2 something upon which the carrying out of an agreement or offer depends <you'll get a bonus with the condition that we meet our sales forecast> Synonyms contingency, if, provision, proviso, qualification, reservation, stipulation Related Words strings, terms; precondition, prerequisite, requirement, requisite; limitation, modification, restriction; exception, exemption; demand, essential, must, necessity, need

  3. 3 an abnormal state that disrupts a plant's or animal's normal bodily functioning <a skin condition that prevents me from staying out in the sun for very long> Synonyms affection, ail, ailment, bug, complaint, complication, disease, disorder, distemper, distemperature, fever, ill, illness, infirmity, malady, sickness, troubleRelated Words contagion, contagious disease; contagium, infection; attack, bout, fit, spell; debility, decrepitude, feebleness, frailness, lameness, sickliness, unhealthiness, unsoundness, unwellness, weakness; malaise, matter, pip; epidemic, pest, pestilence, plagueNear Antonyms fitness, healthiness, heartiness, robustness, soundness, wholeness, wholesomeness; fettle, shapeAntonyms health, wellness

  4. 4 something necessary, indispensable, or unavoidable <water is a condition for life on Earth> Synonyms essential, demand, must, must-have, necessary, necessity, need, needful, requirement, requisite, sine qua nonRelated Words precondition, prerequisite; advantage, edge, plus; desideration, desideratum, wishNear Antonyms amenity, comfort, extra, extravagance, frill, indulgence, luxury, superfluity, surplus, surplusageAntonyms nonessential, nonnecessity

  5. 5 something that limits one's freedom of action or choice <their parents placed several conditions on their weekend plans> Synonyms check, circumscription, restriction, constraint, curb, fetter, limitation, restraint, strictureRelated Words exception, proviso, qualification, reservation, stipulation, strings; ban, prohibition, proscriptionNear Antonyms freedom, latitude


condition

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of condition

  1. 1 to bring to a proper or desired state of fitness <the length of time that it takes for runners to condition their bodies for a marathon> Synonyms season, train Related Words fit, habilitate, prepare, ready; acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, adapt, adjust, break in, orient, orientate, shape; accustom, familiarize, habituate, naturalize; fortify, harden, inure, season, shape up, steel, strengthen, toughen Antonyms decondition

  2. 2 to change (something) so as to make it suitable for a new use or situation <an immigrant family that must condition its traditional attitudes regarding child rearing to the realities of modern American life> Synonyms acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, adjust, adapt, conform, doctor, edit, fashion, fit, put, shape, suit, tailorRelated Words readapt, readjust; customize, gear, match, model, pattern; attune, correct, harmonize, square, tune; establish, root, settle; acquaint, familiarize, orient, orientate; equip, prepare, prime, rehearse; harden, inure, season, toughen; alter, convert, make over, modify, recast, reclaim, recycle, redesign, redevelop, redo, reengineer, refashion, refigure, refit, refocus, reinvent, rejigger, remake, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, transform; accustom, adapt, habilitate, habituate, naturalize; ready, season; bend; fiddle (with), fine-tune, phase, register, regulate, rigNear Antonyms misadjust



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