Synonyms and Antonyms of train

  1. 1 a body of employees or servants who accompany and wait on a person <a movie star who never goes anywhere without a train of personal assistants to cater to his every whim and need> Synonyms entourage, following, posse, retinue, suite, tail, cortegeRelated Words crew, personnel, staff; court; assistant, attendant, helper, retainer

  2. 2 a group of vehicles traveling together or under one management <a train of supply trucks making its way to the army encampment> Synonyms armada, caravan, cavalcade, line, motorcade, fleetRelated Words argosy, convoy, flotilla, navy; column, cortege (also cortège), parade, procession

  3. 3 a series of persons or things arranged one behind another <already a long train of ticket buyers waiting outside the stadium> Synonyms column, cue, file, queue, range, string, lineRelated Words echelon, rank, row, tier; chain, progression, sequence, succession; array

  4. 4 a series of things linked together <you've broken my train of thought—now what were we talking about?> Synonyms catena, catenation, concatenation, consecution, nexus, progression, sequence, string, chainRelated Words chain reaction; belt, circle, cycle, vicious circle (also vicious cycle); continuum, gamut, gauntlet (also gantlet), scale, spectrum; flow, river, stream; file, line, queue, range, row, succession



Synonyms and Antonyms of train

  1. 1 to bring to a proper or desired state of fitness <has been training track-and-field athletes at the school for years> Synonyms season, conditionRelated Words fit, habilitate, prepare, ready; acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, adapt, adjust, break in, orient, orientate, shape; accustom, familiarize, habituate, naturalize; fortify, harden, inure, season, shape up, steel, strengthen, toughenAntonyms decondition

  2. 2 to cause to acquire knowledge or skill in some field <will train the students in good study habits> Synonyms educate, indoctrinate, instruct, lesson, school, teach, tutorRelated Words coach, mentor; drill, fit, ground, habilitate, prepare, prime, qualify; direct, guide, lead, rear; catechize, lecture, moralize, preach; implant, inculcate, instill (also instil); homeschool; edify, enlighten; brief, familiarize, impart (to), inform, verse; initiate, introduce, show; reeducate, reschool, reteach, retrain

  3. 3 to fix (as one's attention) steadily toward a central objective <train all your thoughts on imagining how you'd score the winning goal in the game> Synonyms center, fasten, focus, rivet, concentrateRelated Words aim, direct, home (in on), hone in (on), level, nail, point, set, zero (in on); attend, heed, mind; fixate (on), obsess (over); refocus

  4. 4 to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal <trained his eyes on the distant bull's-eye> Synonyms bend, cast, direct, head, hold, level, pinpoint, set, aimRelated Words sight; bear, face; concentrate, focus; incline, orient, steerNear Antonyms avert, curve, deflect, detour, divert, rechannel, shunt, sidetrack

  5. 5 to make competent (as by training, skill, or ability) for a particular office or function <he's so experienced that they usually use him to train new recruits> Synonyms equip, fit, prepare, ready, season, qualifyRelated Words accustom, adapt, adjust, condition, groom, habituate, shape, tailor; authorize, entitle; empower, enable; educate, indoctrinate, instruct, school, teach, tutor

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