Synonyms and Antonyms of history

  1. 1 an account of important events in the order in which they happened a history of the American civil rights movement during the 1960s Synonyms annals, chronicle, record Related Words blog, commentary, diary, journal, memoir, reminiscence(s); autobiography, biography, life; epic, legend, narrative, saga, story, tale; archives, documentation, log, register, report; chronology, genealogy

  2. 2 a relating of events usually in the order in which they happened we heard the whole history of her illness in excruciating detail Synonyms chronicle, chronology, commentary (usually commentaries), account, narration, narrative, record, report, storyRelated Words version; deposition, documentation, testament, testimonial, testimony, witness; annals, blog, diary, journal, log, logbook, memoir; minutes, procès-verbal; anecdote, tale, yarn; epic, saga; gest (or geste), romance; recital, recitation; case history, case study

  3. 3 the events or experience of former times history has many lessons to teach us, if only we would listen Synonyms auld lang syne, past, yesterday, yesteryear, yoreRelated Words bygone; flashback; annals, chronicle, record; memoir; antiquity, long agoNear Antonyms by-and-by, future, futurity, hereafter, offing, tomorrow; moment, now, present, today

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