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function

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of function

  1. 1 a social gathering made a brief appearance at the annual holiday function Synonyms of function affair, bash, binge, blast, blowout, do, event, fete (or fête), party, get-together, powwow, reception, shindigWords Related to function benefit, fund-raiser; ball, dance, formal, prom; celebration, gala, occasion; bacchanal, bacchanalia, orgy, saturnalia; bake, clambake, cocktail party, hen party, house party, housewarming, icebreaker, kaffeeklatsch, kegger (also keg party), klatch (also klatsch), masquerade, meet and greet, mixer, salon, shower, social, soiree (or soirée), stag, supper, symposium, tea, tea party

  2. 2 an assignment at which one regularly works for pay what's your function in this company? Synonyms of function appointment, berth, billet, capacity, connection, job, place, position, post, situationWords Related to function business, employ, employment, occupation, profession; work; office, spot; calling, pursuit, trade, vocation; line, racket; engagement, gig; livelihood, living; career, lifework, practice (also practise); duty, mission, posting, service, taskNear Antonyms of function avocation; joblessness, unemployment

  3. 3 the action for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists that machine's function is to sort bolts by size Synonyms of function business, capacity, role, job, part, place, position, purpose, task, workWords Related to function affair, concern, hand, involvement, participation; niche, office, post, situation; calling, occupation, pursuit, vocation; activity, assignment, charge, commission, duty, employ, mission, responsibility, service, use

Synonym Discussion of function

function, office, duty, province mean the acts or operations expected of a person or thing. function implies a definite end or purpose or a particular kind of work.
    • the function of language is two-fold: to communicate emotion and to give information
    • —Aldous Huxley
office is typically applied to the function or service associated with a trade or profession or a special relationship to others.
    • they exercise the offices of the judge, the priest, the counsellor
    • —W. E. Gladstone
duty applies to a task or responsibility imposed by one's occupation, rank, status, or calling.
    • it is the judicial duty of the court, to examine the whole case
    • —R. B. Taney
province applies to a function, office, or duty that naturally or logically falls to one.
    • I felt it was not my province to inquire
    • —Anne Brontë

function

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of function

  1. to have a certain purpose the heart functions as a pump for the blood Synonyms of function act, perform, serve, work Words Related to function operate, run; administer, carry on, control, direct, guide, handle, manage, oversee, regulate, supervise


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