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A synonym is a word having the same or almost the same meaning as another word in the same language, e.g., small and tiny; these two words have similar meanings. Most reading/language arts curriculums cover both antonyms and synonyms. In the early years, easy synonyms are introduced, e.g., big/large and little/small. Synonyms are commonly used in analogies, e.g., reckless is to careless as surpass is to exceed. Below please find a list of common synonyms as well as free worksheets.

List of Synonyms

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Synonyms
able - capable - competent - adept - proficient - skilled
abrupt - sudden - hasty - unexpected
achieve - accomplish - attain - realize - reach - complete
add - total - sum up - tally - combine - count
after - following - subsequent - behind
aim - purpose - goal - intention - target
all - every - every one - entire
allow - permit - grant - let - consent
anger - rage - fury - annoyance - resentment
answer - response - reply - retort
arrive - reach - get to - enter - appear - pull in
ask - question - interrogate - inquire - request - solicit
astonish - surprise - amaze - astound - dumbfounded - flabbergasted
back - rear - behind - backside
bear - endure - tolerate - suffer - endure
before - prior to - in front of - ahead of - previous to - earlier than
begin - start - initiate - commence - activate
below - under - beneath - underneath
birth - origin - genesis- beginning
border - edge - margin - boundary - perimeter
bother - annoy - pester - harass - disturb
boy - lad - youth - child - young man - youngster - schoolboy
brave - courageous - daring - bold - fearless - valiant - heroic
bulge - swell - protrude - knot - lump - hump
busy - occupied - engaged - unavailable
call - shout - yell- cry out - scream - exclaim
calm - composed - serene - tranquil - peaceful - composed - relaxed
car - auto - vehicle - automobile - sedan - coupe
careful - cautious - prudent - vigilant - wary - watchful
carry - tote - lug - cart - haul
change - vary - alter - adjust - amend - modify - transform
charm - fascinate - enchant - captivate - mesmerize - enthrall - enrapture
cheat - deceive - swindle - bamboozle - dupe - trick - con
children - youngsters - tots - brood - kids - offspring
city - borough - town - metropolis - municipality
close - shut - seal - lock - secure
consent - agree - acquiesce - blessing - approval - permission
continue - persevere - persist - keep on - keep trying - keep at it - carry on - go on
country - nation - state - realm - kingdom
cure - heal - restore - make well - alleviate - mend
danger - peril - hazard - risk - threat - menace - jeopardy
decrease - lessen - diminish - reduce - cut - dwindle - decline - shrink
defect - flaw - blemish - imperfection - fault - deficiency
delay - postpone - procrastinate - put off - defer
different - varied - diverse - dissimilar
disaster - calamity - catastrophe - tragedy - adversity
divide - separate - split - partition - break up - segregate
during - while - at the same time - throughout
dwell - live - reside - inhabit
eat - consume - devour - gorge - munch - wolf - chomp
effort - exertion - endeavor - attempt - try
end - finish - complete - conclusion - last part
energy - power - strength - vigor - force - might
enough - adequate - sufficient - plenty - ample - enough
error - mistake - fallacy - fault - blunder - slip up - boo-boo - miscalculation
explain - expound - elucidate - give details - make clear - clarify - enlighten
faith - trust - reliance - confidence - assurance - conviction
fat - plump - stout - overweight - chubby - obese - heavy - big
fetch - bring - retrieve - get - obtain - bring - go and get
find - locate - discover - come across - uncover - stumble on
fix - repair - mend - put right - patch up - renovate
flat - level - flush - even - smooth - plane - horizontal
food - nourishment - sustenance - provisions - groceries - chow - cuisine
form - shape - make up - appearance - figure
fragile - delicate - breakable - easily broken - brittle - flimsy
freedom - independence - liberty - autonomy - free will - sovereignty
frequent - often - many times - repeated - numerous - recurrent
gift - present - donation - contribution - bequest - endowment - offering
give - provide - offer - present - furnish - bestow - grant - award - confer - assign
glum - morose - sullen - gloomy - sad - depressed - negative - sullen - miserable
go - leave - depart - exit - move
grateful - appreciative - thankful - obliged - indebted
great - grand - large - big - huge - immense - enormous - vast
grow - mature - develop - enlarge - expand -swell
happy - glad - joyous - content - pleased - cheerful - blissful - blissful - exultant - ecstatic - jovial
hard - difficult - troublesome - awkward - tricky - tough - problematic - demanding - challenging - grueling - arduous
hate - detest - despise - disgust - revulsion - loathe- dislike - abhorrence
have - own - possess - retain - hold - control
heal - mend - cure - repair - restore - make well
help - aid - assist - facilitate
hide - conceal - secrete - cover - veil
high - tall - lofty - elevated - soaring
hold - grasp - clutch - grip - clasp - seize - embrace
honest - truthful - sincere - straightforward
hurry - rush - accelerate - hasten - scurry - dash - urgency - hustle - hasten
idea - thought - concept - design - plan - scheme- suggestion - proposal - initiative
ill - sick - indisposed - unwell - ailing - poorly
income - revenue - earnings - proceeds -pay
injure - wound - hurt - damage - harm
job - work - occupation - trade - profession - career - employment
junk - rubbish - waste - garbage - scrap - trash - debris - litter
just - fair - right - impartial - righteous - honest - truthful - moral
just - now - immediately - presently - in a minute - very soon
keep - hold - retain - store - stash - stock - deposit
key - answer - solution -explanation - means - secret - source - basis
kill - slaughter - murder - slay - execute - eradicate - exterminate - destroy
kind - considerate - helpful - caring - sympathetic - nice - gentle - thoughtful - compassionate - benevolent - humane - benign
kind - type - sort - class - variety - brand - category - breed - manner - style
large - big - enormous - great - huge - fat - bulky - hefty - sizeable - obese - heavy
last - endure - persist - continue
last - final - end - ultimate
last - previous - most recent
late - tardy - delayed - belated - behind
learn - acquire - understand - discover - ascertain - gather
leave - depart - go away - run off - abscond - disappear
like - enjoy - be fond of - love - be keen on - be partial to
listen - hear - pay attention - take note - eavesdrop - snoop
little - small - petite - modest - slight - diminutive - tiny - minute- miniature
lively - vivacious - energetic - vigorous - active - dynamic - spirited - bubbly
long - lengthy - drawn out - extended - extensive - elongated - stretched
look - glance - see - gaze - stare - glance - glare - glimpse - peep - peek
mad - angry - furious - livid - irate - infuriated - fuming - annoyed
mad - crazy - insane - absurd - ridiculous - ludicrous - wacky - misguided - foolish - nutty
make - build - construct - create - craft - formulate - compose - assemble
many - numerous - multitudinous - a lot of - loads of - countless - several - various - scores of
marvelous - wonderful - extraordinary - amazing - stunning - spectacular - excellent - awe-inspiring - splendid - fabulous- superb - fantastic
mean - nasty - unkind - cruel - callous - uncaring - malicious - despicable - unpleasant
mean - stand for - denote - indicate - represent - imply - signify - suggest - insinuate - purport - portend
mend - repair - restore - fix - put right - put back together - patch up
method - way - manner - technique - process - system - scheme - means - routine - mode
might - may - perhaps
might - strength - power - force - capacity - valor
mistake - error - blunder - fault - slip up - gaffe - inaccuracy - oversight - misstep - blooper - faux pas - muddle
move - go - shift - budge - stir - be in motion - travel - transport - propel - progress
name - title - designation - forename - surname
near - close by - in the vicinity - by - next to - in the vicinity of - in close proximity -in the neighborhood
need - want - require - call for - necessitate - essential
new - fresh - recent - novel - original - innovative
noise - uproar - clamor - clatter - racket - blast - blare
novice - beginner - learner - trainee - apprentice - greenhorn - amateur
occur - happen - take place - crop up - arise - come about - transpire
often - frequently - repeatedly - over and over again - time and again - regularly - habitually
old - aged - ancient - elderly - mature - not getting any younger
omit - delete - remove - leave out - pass over - skip - exclude - overlook
one - single - unit - solitary - lone - individual
open - unlock - unseal - unbolt - undo - unfasten - release - untie - unwrap
ornament - decoration - adornment - embellishment - enhancement - enrichment
outlive - survive - outlast - live longer than
page - sheet - leaf - piece of paper - folio - side
pain - ache - hurt - soreness - sting - tenderness - twinge - throbbing
pair - couple - duo - two of a kind - twosome
pardon - forgive - excuse - forgive and forget - let off - absolve - exonerate
part - portion - piece - fraction - division - element - ingredient - component - section
peak - climax - hit the highest point - max out - reach your zenith - crest - reach your peak
peak - summit - mountaintop - point - crest
people - public - populace - citizens - nation - community - natives - group - inhabitants
play - have fun - frolic - romp - amusement - engage in recreation - fool around
praise - acclaim - applaud - admire - commend - honor - congratulate
primary - chief - principal - main - most important - key - prime - major - crucial
prohibit - forbid - restrict - ban - bar - exclude - make illegal - disallow - rule out - veto
put - place - locate - set - lay - position - situate - plant - deposit
raid - attack - invade - search - forced entry - robbery - break in - foray - storm - ransack - assault
reckless - careless - rash - irresponsible - wild - thoughtless - out of control - inattentive - hasty - careless
remote - distant - secluded - isolated - inaccessible - far off - in the sticks - out of the way - faraway
renew - restore - revive - renovate - refurbish - repair - mend - make good - replenish - revamp
respect - honor - reverence - admiration - high opinion - deference - esteem
revise - alter - correct - amend - modify - adjust - change - improve - rework
right - correct - proper - true - accurate - precise - perfect - exact
say - state - remark - speak - utter - articulate - declare - pronounce - cry - shout - verbalize - exclaim -
seem - appear - look - give the impression - look like - look as if
sell - vend - market - advertise - trade - retail - get rid of
shame - humiliation - mortified - disgrace - embarrassment - dishonor - indignity - ignominy - infamy
show - demonstrate - display - explain - illustrate
sorry - regretful - penitent - apologetic - remorseful - repentant - sad - unhappy
speed - haste - hurry - swiftness - hustle - rapid - quick
speed - pace - rate - velocity - momentum - tempo
start - create - found - establish - begin - commence - birth - foundation - pioneer - inception - initiation
still - unmoving - silent - immobile - motionless - at rest - at a standstill - tranquil - at a halt - stagnant
stop - halt - end - discontinue - finish - cease
story - tale - account - narrate - legend - chronicle - anecdote
strength - power - energy - force - might - potency - muscle - vigor
supply - provide - furnish - bring - deliver - give - contribute - equip
surpass - exceed - outdo - beat - outshine - go beyond
take - grab - seize - get - obtain - acquire - procure - grasp
tense - anxious - nervous - stressed - edgy - uptight - apprehensive
terrify - alarm - frighten - horrify - scare - petrify - shock -frighten
thanks - gratitude - appreciation - recognition - credit - merit - thankfulness
thaw - melt - dissolve - defrost - soften - liquefy
thief - robber - crook - burglar - shoplifter - pickpocket - bandit
thin - slender - slim - skinny - bony - lean - emaciated - skeletal - lanky
think - believe - reflect - contemplate - ponder - deliberate - mull over
time - occasion - instance - point in time - moment - instant
timid - fearful - nervous - shy - timorous - coy - apprehensive - tentative
tiny - small - diminutive - minute - miniature - minuscule - little - petite - insignificant - teeny - microscopic
trial - test - experiment - examination - check - tryout - audition - assessment
true - factual - accurate - right - spot on - correct - proper - exact
true - faithful - loyal - dedicated - constant - sincere - firm - dutiful - devoted
try - attempt - endeavor - struggle - strive - aim - seek - undertake
turn - revolve - pivot - twist - rotate - go round - spin - roll - circle - twirl
ugly - homely - plain - unattractive - hideous - unsightly - revolting - repulsive - unpleasant
understand - comprehend - discern - know - grasp - recognize - realize
unify - consolidate - combine- unite - join - merge - fuse - bring together
uproar - tumult - pandemonium - chaos - upheaval - racket - turbulence
urge - advise - advocate - support - recommend - press - exhort - beg - plead
use - operate - employ - utilize - exercise - apply
vacant - empty - unoccupied - available - not in use - unfilled - not taken
value - worth - price - cost - charge - rate - assessment
vast - huge - immense - enormous - gigantic - immense - cosmic - infinite - immeasurable - measureless - limitless
verify - confirm - substantiate - prove - authenticate - corroborate - attest to
victor - winner - champion - champ - conqueror - vanquisher - defeater
walk - stroll - saunter - amble - march - stride - pace - hike - move
want - crave - desire - wish for - fancy - covet - yearn for - require
waver - fluctuate - vacillate - dither - hesitate - be indecisive - be irresolute - falter -
weak - feeble - frail - puny - scrawny - fragile - limp
wealth - riches - fortune - prosperity - affluent - treasures
word - term - expression - utterance - sound - statement - remark
work - labor - toil - exertion - employment - job - vocation - occupation
world - globe - earth - planet
write - draft - record - inscribe - mark - put pen to paper

Synonym Worksheets

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Synonym Worksheet 1
We offer a free printable synonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: all, every, back, behind, call, yell, end, finish, large, big, look, see, near, close by, start and begin.

Synonym Worksheet 2
We offer a free printable synonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: add, tally, begin, start, open, unlock, close, shut, go, leave, stop, end, happy, glad, high and tall.

Synonym Worksheet 3
We offer a free printable synonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: after, following, before, in front of, below, under, hold, keep, large, big, like, enjoy, little, small, put and place.

Synonym Worksheet 4
We offer a free printable synonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: answer, reply, error, mistake, fix, repair, hard, difficult, help, aid, leave, go away, might, may, thin and slim.

Synonym Worksheet 5
We offer a free printable synonym worksheet that focuses on the following words: ask, question, car, auto, find, locate, gift, present, give, grant, hurry, rush, often, many times, own and have.

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