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issue

noun

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  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 aftereffect, aftermath, backwash, child, conclusion, consequence, corollary, development, fate, fruit, effect, outcome, outgrowth, precipitate, product, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshotRelated Words ramification; denouement (also dénouement), echo, implication, repercussion; afterclap, afterglow, aftershock; blowback, by-product, fallout, offshoot, ripple, side effect (also side reaction), spin-offNear Antonyms consideration, determinant, factor; base, basis, foundation, ground, groundwork; impetus, incentive, inspiration, instigation, stimulus; mother, origin, root, source, springAntonyms 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 egress, exit, outletRelated Words escape, escape hatch, release; gate, mouth, opening, passage, ventNear Antonyms access, entrée (or entree)Antonyms 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 fruit, get, offspring, posterity, progeny, seed, spawnRelated Words brood, hatch, litter, young; child, scion; family, kin; lineage, stockNear Antonyms 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 get out, publish, print, put outRelated Words copublish; reissue, reprint, republish; serialize; contribute, edit, syndicate; manufacture, produce; distribute, marketNear Antonyms censor, suppress

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


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