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form

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of form

  1. 1 to take on a definite form my ideas on the subject are just starting to form Synonyms of form crystallize (also crystalize), jell, shape (up), solidify Words Related to form associate, coalesce, cohere, fuse; combine, conjoin, conjugate, connect, couple, join, link (up), unify, unite Near Antonyms of form break down, decay, decompose, disintegrate

  2. 2 to be all the substance of this one sentence really forms the basis of your argument Synonyms of form compose, comprise, constitute, make upWords Related to form embody, epitomize, incarnate, incorporate, integrate, materialize, personify, substantiate; complement, complete, supplement; fill (out), flesh (out)

  3. 3 to bring into being by combining, shaping, or transforming materials formed the pot out of the clay Synonyms of form fabricate, fashion, make, frame, manufacture, produceWords Related to form assemble, build, construct, erect, make up, put up, raise, rear, set up, structure, throw up; craft, handcraft; hew; forge, mold, shape; cobble (together or up), knock out, patch (together), throw up; prefabricate; create, invent, mint, originate; establish, father, institute, organize; concoct, contrive, cook (up), design, devise, imagine, think (up); conceive, envisage, picture, visualize; refashion, remake, remanufactureNear Antonyms of form disassemble, dismantle, take apart; break up, dismember; abolish, annihilate, demolish, destroy, devastate, eradicate, exterminate, extinguish, flatten, pulverize, raze, ruin, shatter, smash, wreck; blow up, explode

  4. 4 to come into existence the new company formed from two smaller ones Synonyms of form actualize, appear, arise, break, commence, dawn, engender, begin, materialize, originate, set in, spring, startWords Related to form be, breathe, exist, live, subsist; arrive, come on, emerge; coalesce, cohere, shape (up); continue, endure, last, persist, surviveNear Antonyms of form conclude, desist, discontinue, finish, halt, quit, terminate; disappear, dissolve, evaporate, vanish; depart, die, expire, pass away, perishAntonyms of form cease, end, stop

  5. 5 to come to have gradually I don't want you beginning skiers to form any bad habits Synonyms of form acquire, cultivate, developWords Related to form absorb, adopt, embrace, take in, take on; gain, get, obtain; achieve, attain, reach; foster, nourish, nurture, promoteNear Antonyms of form abandon, desert, forsake; cast, discard, ditch, dump, fling (off or away), jettison, junk, reject, scrap, shed, shuck (off), slough (also sluff), throw away, throw out, unloadAntonyms of form lose


form

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of form

  1. 1 the outward appearance of something as distinguished from its substance the wood-carver carved the block of wood into the form of a duck Synonyms of form cast, configuration, conformation, fashion, figure, geometry, shape Words Related to form contour, outline, profile, silhouette; frame, framework, shell, skeleton; arrangement, design, format, layout, makeup, organization, pattern, plan, setup Near Antonyms of form composition, material, matter, raw material, stuff, substance

  2. 2 a piece of paper with information written or to be written on it I filled out all the forms for applying to the school Synonyms of form blank, document, paper Words Related to form instrument, writ; filing; sheet

  3. 3 personal conduct or behavior as evaluated by an accepted standard of appropriateness for a social or professional setting it's bad form to throw a tantrum on the court just because you lost a tennis match Synonyms of form etiquette, manner, mores, proprietiesWords Related to form amenities, civilities, pleasantries; bearing, demeanor, deportment, mien; courtesy, decorum, mannerliness, politeness; formalities, protocol, rules; air, attitude, carriage, poise, polish, pose, posture, presence; custom, habit, pattern, practice (also practise), trick, way, wont; convention, fashion, mode, style

  4. 4 a state of being or fitness after a long season off, the football team is back in good form Synonyms of form estate, fettle, condition, health, keeping, kilter, nick [British], order, repair, shape, trimWords Related to form practice (also practise); pass, phase, stage; footing, picture, posture, scene, status, situation; rank, standingNear Antonyms of form disorder, disrepair

  5. 5 a three-dimensional representation of the human body used especially for displaying clothes put the dress on the form to finish pinning it together Synonyms of form dummy, figure, mannequin, manikin (also mannikin)Words Related to form doll

  6. 6 an oft-repeated action or series of actions performed in accordance with tradition or a set of rules we'll use the second form in our church missals for today's Lenten service Synonyms of form ceremonial, ceremony, rite, formality, observance, ritual, solemnityWords Related to form amenities, civility, decorum, etiquette, graces, proprieties; protocol; convention, custom, habit, manners, mores, practice (also practise), standard, tradition, way; celebration, service

  7. 7 socially acceptable behavior displayed good form throughout the formal dinner Synonyms of form decorum, decency, proprietyWords Related to form etiquette; civility, courteousness, courtesy, gentilesse, gentility, graciousness, mannerliness, politeness, politesse; dignity, grace, refinement; discretion, prudence; appropriateness, correctitude, correctness, decorousness, fitness, rightness, seemliness; attention, attentiveness, care, carefulness; character, goodness, high-mindedness, honesty, honor, integrity, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousness, straightness, uprightness, virtue, virtuousnessNear Antonyms of form coarseness, crudeness, gracelessness; discourtesy, impoliteness, incivility, vulgarity; imprudence, indiscretion; badness, evil, immorality, wickedness; debauchery, degeneracy, degradation, depravity, perversion; crookedness, dishonesty, underhandedness, unscrupulousnessAntonyms of form impropriety, indecency, indecorum

  8. 8 the means or procedure for doing something there are established forms for voting on motions and amendments at meetings Synonyms of form approach, fashion, method, how, manner, methodology, recipe, strategy, style, system, tack, tactics, technique, wayWords Related to form mode, modus operandi; blueprint, design, game, game plan, ground plan, intrigue, layout, line, model, plan, plot, program, route, scheme; expedient, move, shift, step; practice (also practise), process, routine; policy

  9. 9 the type of body that a person has he has the big-boned form of a linebacker Synonyms of form build, constitution, figure, physique, frame, habit, shapeWords Related to form anatomy, structure

  10. 10 the way in which the elements of something (as a work of art) are arranged museumgoers liked the asymmetrical form of the mobile Synonyms of form arrangement, configuration, constellation, design, composition, format, getup, layout, makeup, ordonnance, patternWords Related to form motif, theme



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