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detail

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of detail

  1. 1 a separate part in a list, account, or series every detail was accounted for Synonyms of detail item, particular, pointWords Related to detail article, belonging, object, stuff, thing; characteristic, component, constituent, element, factor, feature, member; ingredient; division, particle, partition, piece, portion, section, segmentNear Antonyms of detail aggregate, composite, compound, conglomerate; entirety, sum, summation, total, totality, whole

  2. 2 a single piece of information didn't leave out a single detail in his police report on the burglary Synonyms of detail datum, fact, nicety, particular, particularity, point, specificWords Related to detail article, item; component, constituent, element, ingredient, member, part; aspect, circumstance, facet, factor; evidence, exhibit; database, information, knowledgeNear Antonyms of detail error, fallacy, falsehood, inaccuracy, misconception, misstatement, myth

  3. 3 a small military unit with a special task or function the officer sent out a detail to patrol the perimeter of the compound Synonyms of detail detachmentWords Related to detail commando, firing squad, outpost, paratroops, patrol, picket, rear guard, sentry, watch; battalion, command, company, corps, division, platoon, regiment, squad, squadron, troop, wing

  4. 4 a specific task with which a person or group is charged the soldier was placed on guard detail at the border crossing Synonyms of detail assignment, brief, business, charge, mission, job, operation, postWords Related to detail burden, chore, duty, need, obligation, office, requirement, responsibility; errand, labor, work; commitment, pledge, promise; appointment, commission, designation, nomination; compulsion, constraint, restraint

Synonym Discussion of detail

item, detail, particular mean one of the distinct parts of a whole. item applies to each thing specified separately in a list or in a group of things that might be listed or enumerated.
    • every item on the list
detail applies to one of the small component parts of a larger whole such as a task, building, painting, narration, or process.
    • leave the details to others
particular stresses the smallness, singleness, and especially the concreteness of a detail or item.
    • a description that included few particulars

detail

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of detail

  1. 1 to assign to a place or position once again he was detailed to guard duty Synonyms of detail post, stationWords Related to detail set; appoint; place, position

  2. 2 to pick (someone) by one's authority for a specific position or duty the new assistant was detailed to accompany the boss on the business trip Synonyms of detail assign, attach, commission, constitute, designate, appoint, name, nominate, placeWords Related to detail authorize, delegate, depute, deputize; anoint, consecrate, create, inaugurate, induct, install, instate, institute, invest, make, ordain; crown, enthrone, throne; choose, destine, draft, elect, handpick, select, single (out), vote (in)Near Antonyms of detail blackball, depose, dethrone, displace, eject, evict, oust, overthrow, remove, throw out, uncrown, unmake, unseatAntonyms of detail discharge, dismiss, expel, fire

  3. 3 to specify one after another detailed all of the reasons that the plan was a bad idea Synonyms of detail enumerate, itemize, list, numerate, recite, reel off, rehearse, tick (off)Words Related to detail outline; tabulate, tally; catalog (or catalogue), inventory; chart, diagram, graph; calculate, compute, estimate, figure, reckon; cite, mention, nameNear Antonyms of detail generalize



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