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issue

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of issue

  1. 1 a condition or occurrence traceable to a cause one of the issues of the Civil War was a resolution to the question of states' rights Synonyms of issue aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, child, conclusion, consequence, corollary, development, fate, fruit, effect, outcome, outgrowth, precipitate, product, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshotWords Related to issue ramification; denouement (also dénouement), echo, implication, repercussion; afterclap, afterglow, aftershock; blowback, by-product, fallout, offshoot, ripple, side effect (also side reaction), spin-offNear Antonyms of issue consideration, determinant, factor; base, basis, foundation, ground, groundwork; impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, stimulus; mother, origin, root, source, springAntonyms of issue antecedent, causation, cause, occasion, reason

  2. 2 a place or means of going out since the lake is the issue of the polluted river, it is becoming polluted as well Synonyms of issue egress, exit, outletWords Related to issue escape, escape hatch, release; gate, mouth, opening, passage, ventNear Antonyms of issue access, entrée (or entree)Antonyms of issue entrance, entranceway, entry, entryway, ingress

  3. 3 the descendants of a person, animal, or plant someone who dies without issue might have their estate turned over to the state Synonyms of issue fruit, get, offspring, posterity, progeny, seed, spawnWords Related to issue brood, hatch, litter, young; child, scion; family, kin; lineage, stockNear Antonyms of issue ancestor, antecedent, father, forebear (also forbear), forebearer, forefather, grandfather, parent, primogenitor, progenitor


issue

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of issue

  1. 1 to produce and release for distribution in printed form plans to issue a monthly newsletter Synonyms of issue get out, publish, print, put outWords Related to issue copublish; reissue, reprint, republish; serialize; contribute, edit, syndicate; manufacture, produce; distribute, marketNear Antonyms of issue censor, suppress

  2. 2 to throw or give off a volcano issuing vast clouds of hot ash Synonyms of issue cast, discharge, emanate, evolve, exhale, expel, expire [archaic], give out, irradiate, emit, radiate, release, send (out), shoot, throw out, ventWords Related to issue eliminate, evacuate, excrete, exude, ooze, secrete; eject, erupt, gush, jet, outpour, pour, spew, spout, spray, spurt, squirtNear Antonyms of issue absorb, inhale, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take up

Synonym Discussion of issue

spring, arise, rise, originate, derive, flow, issue, emanate, proceed, stem mean to come up or out of something into existence. spring implies rapid or sudden emerging.
    • an idea that springs to mind
arise and rise may both convey the fact of coming into existence or notice but rise often stresses gradual growth or ascent.
    • new questions have arisen
    • slowly rose to prominence
originate implies a definite source or starting point.
    • the fire originated in the basement
derive implies a prior existence in another form.
    • the holiday derives from an ancient Roman feast
flow adds to spring a suggestion of abundance or ease of inception.
    • words flowed easily from her pen
issue suggests emerging from confinement through an outlet.
    • blood issued from the cut
emanate applies to the coming of something immaterial (such as a thought) from a source.
    • reports emanating from the capital
proceed stresses place of origin, derivation, parentage, or logical cause.
    • advice that proceeds from the best of intentions
stem implies originating by dividing or branching off from something as an outgrowth or subordinate development.
    • industries stemming from space research

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