50 Examples of Synonyms with Sentences

50 Examples of Synonyms with Sentences

abandon – desert

Tom abandoned them.

The mall is deserted.


abbreviate – shorten

What is this the abbreviation for?

A thousand candles can be lighted from the flame of one candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.


ability – aptitude

He has the ability to do the work.

He has a remarkable aptitude for music.


able – qualified

I was able to help.

Alex is fully qualified.


above – overhead

This is above me.

From the airplane overhead to the phones in our pockets to the choir girl putting her arm around the metalhead.


abundant – ample

Oil is abundant in that country.

There’s ample room in the attic.


accurate – correct

This is pretty accurate.

This isn’t correct.


achieve – accomplish

My sister achieved her goal.

Did you accomplish your goals?


adjourn – recess

Court is adjourned.

May we have a short recess?


advocate – support

I’m just playing the devil’s advocate.

Thanks for the support.


after – following

They’re after me.

Keep following me.


afraid – scared

Are you afraid?

I felt scared.


aggressive – militant

I wasn’t aggressive enough.

Be fanatically positive and militantly optimistic. If something is not to your liking, change your liking.


aid – assist

My sister came to my aid.

I’m here to assist you.


always – forever

always play football.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.


amateur – novice

My father is an amateur cricket player.

And you have derived pleasure from occasional tokens of preference–equivocal tokens shown by a gentleman of family and a man of the world to dependent and novice.


ambitious – driven

I think Alex is unambitious.

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.


antagonize – embitter

“No one to antagonize, huh?”

He was an embittered atheist (the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike Him), and took a sort of pleasure in thinking that human affairs would never improve.


apparent – obvious

The danger was not apparent.

It’s obvious, isn’t it?


approve – ratify

I hope you approve.

ratify of your plan.


arrive – come

We have arrived.

Come off it.


arrogant – stuck-up

Why are you so arrogant?

hey’re like messengers that show us, with terrifying clarity, exactly where we’re stuck.


awful – atrocious

I know it’s awful.

But, truly, I have wept too much! The Dawns are heartbreaking. Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter.


awkward – clumsy

I felt very awkward.

Why are you so clumsy?


ban – prohibit

Why was I banned?

Spitting is prohibited.