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Synonyms of near

(Entry 1 of 4)

close to
  • please don't cough near me

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Synonyms & Antonyms of near (Entry 2 of 4)

1 being the less far of two
  • grab the comforter from the near side of the bed and fold it in half

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2 being such only when compared to something else
  • the incessant busyness of the family next-door makes us look like we live in near retirement

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3 closely resembling the object imitated
  • the dress is made from a near silk that would fool anyone but an expert

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4 not being distant in time, space, or significance
  • the famous prediction that in the near future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes

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near

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of near (Entry 3 of 4)

1 at, within, or to a short distance or time
  • as the campers grew cold, so they gravitated nearer to the campfire
  • as summer draws near, we usually start planning our annual vacation

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2 to a close degree
  • copy the artist's drawing into your own sketchbook as near as you can

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3 very close to but not completely
  • it's near six o'clock, so we should start preparing dinner

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4 close to but not exactly
  • it takes somewhere near an hour to get there

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near

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Synonyms & Antonyms of near (Entry 4 of 4)

1 to come near or nearer
  • as the procession nears, you'll be able to take a better picture of the graduates

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2 to move closer to
  • as we near the church, you'll be able to see the bas-relief sculptures better

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The first known use of near was in the 13th century

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“Near.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/near. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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