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frame

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of frame

  1. 1 to bring into being by combining, shaping, or transforming materials framed a unique coffee table from an old, discarded chest of drawers Synonyms of frame fabricate, fashion, form, make, manufacture, produceWords Related to frame 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 frame 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

  2. 2 to plan out usually with subtle skill or care a composer framing the structure of a song Synonyms of frame contrive, finagle, finesse, engineer, machinate, maneuver, manipulate, mastermind, negotiate, wangleWords Related to frame arrange, concert, conclude, hammer out, work out; angle (for), compass, intrigue, plot, scheme; connive; brew, concoct, cook (up), hatch; captain, command, conduct, direct, handle, manage, quarterback, run; gerrymanderNear Antonyms of frame blow, bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, flub, fumble, gum (up), louse up, mangle, mess (up), mishandle, muff

  3. 3 to put (something) into proper and usually carefully worked out written form you'll need to frame your argument well if you're going to win the debate Synonyms of frame cast, craft, draft, draw up, formulate, compose, prepareWords Related to frame fabricate, fashion, form, mold, sculpture, shape; couch, express, phrase, state, verbalize, word; author, indite, pen, write; conceive, concoct, devise; build, construct, make; assemble, compound, piece (together); redraft, reformulate, reframe

  4. 4 to work out the details of (something) in advance framed a schedule for the project Synonyms of frame arrange, blueprint, budget, calculate, chart, choreograph, design, plan, lay out, map (out), organize, prepare, project, scheme (out), shape, strategize (about)Words Related to frame conspire, contrive, devise, intrigue, machinate, plot, put up; concert, get up; draft, outline, sketch; aim, figure, have on, intend, mean; contemplate, meditate, premeditate

  5. 5 to serve as a border for trees framed the walkway Synonyms of frame bound, edge, border, fringe, margin, rim, skirtWords Related to frame hem, trim; circumscribe, define, delineate, demarcate, outline, silhouette, sketch, trace; circle, compass, encircle, enclose (also inclose), environ, girdle, girth, loop, ring, round, surround, wall; check, confine, control, curb, limit, restrain, restrict


frame

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of frame

  1. 1 the arrangement of parts that gives something its basic form now that the frame has been built, we have a better idea of the size of our new house Synonyms of frame architecture, armature, cadre, configuration, edifice, fabric, framework, framing, infrastructure, shell, skeleton, structure Words Related to frame cage, lattice, network; contour, figure, outline, profile, shape, silhouette; chassis

  2. 2 the type of body that a person has a tall man with a big frame Synonyms of frame build, constitution, figure, form, physique, habit, shapeWords Related to frame anatomy, structure

  3. 3 the line or relatively narrow space that marks the outer limit of something a white curtain with a blue frame Synonyms of frame borderline, bound, boundary, brim, circumference, compass, confines, edge, edging, end, border, fringe, hem, margin, perimeter, periphery, rim, skirt, skirting, vergeWords Related to frame ambit; brink, crest, curb, cusp, lip; ceiling, maximum; demarcation, extent, limitation, measure, mere, restriction, termination; borderland, frontier, march, outskirts, pale, selvage; lap; shoreNear Antonyms of frame center, core, heart; inner, inside, interior, middle, within


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