Thesaurus

contract

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of contract

  1. 1 a formal agreement to fulfill an obligation accused her of breaking their contract by not completing the decorating job on budget Synonyms of contract bond, guarantee, covenant, deal, guaranty, surety, warrantyWords Related to contract oath, pledge, troth, vow, word; accord, bargain, compact, concordat, convention, pact, treaty; assurance, insurance, seal; bail, deposit, pawn, security

  2. 2 an arrangement about action to be taken a contract outlining what needed to be done by each person Synonyms of contract accord, bargain, compact, agreement, convention, covenant, deal, disposition, pact, settlement, understandingWords Related to contract charter, treaty; binder, pledge, promise; alliance, association, entente, entente cordiale, league, partnership; acceptance, approval, assent, concurrence, consent, OK (or okay)


contract

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of contract

  1. 1 to become affected with (a disease or disorder) before vaccines were invented, people lived in fear of contracting polio Synonyms of contract catch, come down (with), get, go down (with) [chiefly British], sicken (with), take Words Related to contract break out (with); die (from), succumb (to); fail, languish, sink, waste (away), weaken, wilt, wither, worsen Near Antonyms of contract come back, gain, heal, mend, recoup, recover, recuperate, snap back; rally, rebound, recover (from), shake (off)

  2. 2 to become smaller in size or volume through the drawing together of particles of matter metal contracts at low temperatures Synonyms of contract compress, condense, constrict, shrink Words Related to contract collapse, deflate, flatten; dry up, shrivel, wilt, wither; abate, decrease, diminish, dwindle, lessen; recede, retreat, withdraw Near Antonyms of contract accumulate, grow, increase; balloon, inflate, puff (up) Antonyms of contract balloon, expand, snowball, swell

  3. 3 to reduce in size or volume by or as if by pressing parts or members together contract the calf muscles in your legs Synonyms of contract capsule, capsulize, collapse, compact, condense, constrict, constringe, compress, narrow (down), squeeze, telescopeWords Related to contract cram, crowd, jam, jam-pack, pack; abbreviate, abridge, curtail, shorten; boil down, downsize, shrink; concentrate, consolidate; simplify, streamline; decrease, diminish, lessenNear Antonyms of contract dilate, disperse, dissipate, scatter; distend, inflate, swellAntonyms of contract decompress, expand, open, outspread, outstretch

  4. 4 to come to an arrangement as to a course of action the farmer contracted for delivery of the hay by the first of July Synonyms of contract bargain, agree, covenantWords Related to contract come around, come round; subscribe, underwrite; arrange, settleNear Antonyms of contract differ, dissent; cancel, renege, revoke; argue, contest, dispute, objectAntonyms of contract disagree



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