1. call attention to

    Synonyms : advertize, publicise, publicize
    Type Of : announce, denote
    Examples :
    • Please don't advertise the fact that he has AIDS
  2. make publicity for; try to sell (a product)

    Synonyms : advertize, promote, push
    Type Of : praise


  1. give an affirmative reply to; respond favorably to

    Synonyms : consent, go for
    Antonyms : refuse
    Type Of : respond, react
    Examples :
    • I cannot accept your invitation
  2. be designed to hold or take

    Synonyms : take
    Type Of : be
  3. tolerate or accommodate oneself to

    Synonyms : live with, swallow
    Type Of : brook, endure, abide, digest, stand, stick out, stomach, put up, suffer, support, bear, tolerate
    Examples :
    • I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions
  4. admit into a group or community

    Synonyms : admit, take, take on
    Type Of : take, have
    Examples :
    • accept students for graduate study
  5. take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person

    Synonyms : assume, bear, take over
    Type Of : take
    Examples :
    • I'll accept the charges
  6. make use of or accept for some purpose

    Synonyms : take
  7. receive willingly something given or offered

    Synonyms : have, take
    Antonyms : refuse
    Type Of : get, acquire
    Examples :
    • Please accept my present
  8. be sexually responsive to, used of a female domesticated mammal

    Type Of : respond, react
    Examples :
    • The cow accepted the bull
  9. consider or hold as true

    Antonyms : reject
    Type Of : pass judgment, evaluate, judge
    Examples :
    • I cannot accept the dogma of this church
    • accept an argument
  10. react favorably to; consider right and proper

    Type Of : respond, react
    Examples :
    • People did not accept atonal music at that time
    • We accept the idea of universal health care
  11. receive (a report) officially, as from a committee

    Type Of : receive, have


  1. being joined in close association

    Synonyms : attached, connected
    Examples :
    • affiliated clubs


  1. feeling worry or concern or insecurity

    Examples :
    • She was afraid that I might be embarrassed
    • terribly afraid of offending someone
    • I am afraid we have witnessed only the first phase of the conflict
  2. filled with fear or apprehension

    Antonyms : unafraid
    Examples :
    • afraid even to turn his head
    • suddenly looked afraid
    • afraid for his life
    • afraid of snakes
    • afraid to ask questions
  3. filled with regret or concern; used often to soften an unpleasant statement

    Examples :
    • I'm afraid I won't be able to come
    • he was afraid he would have to let her go
    • I'm afraid you're wrong
  4. having feelings of aversion or unwillingness

    Examples :
    • afraid of hard work
    • afraid to show emotion


  1. as known or named at another time or place

    Synonyms : a.k.a., also known as
    Examples :
    • Mr. Smith, alias Mr. Lafayette
  2. a name that has been assumed temporarily

    Synonyms : assumed name, false name
    Type Of : name


  1. the feelings expressed on a person's face

    Synonyms : expression, face, facial expression, look
    Type Of : visage, countenance
  2. the visual percept of a region

    Synonyms : panorama, prospect, scene, view, vista
    Type Of : visual percept, visual image
  3. a distinct feature or element in a problem

    Synonyms : facet
    Type Of : feature, characteristic
  4. a characteristic to be considered

    Type Of : characteristic
  5. the beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb

    Type Of : grammatical relation


  1. set or determine the amount of (a payment such as a fine)

    Synonyms : tax
    Type Of : determine, set
  2. evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

    Synonyms : appraise, evaluate, measure, valuate, value
    Type Of : judge, evaluate, pass judgment
  3. charge (a person or a property) with a payment, such as a tax or a fine

    Type Of : charge, bill
  4. estimate the value of (property) for taxation

    Type Of : judge, estimate, approximate, gauge, guess
    Examples :
    • Our house hasn't been assessed in years


  1. the 1st cervical vertebra

    Synonyms : atlas vertebra
    Type Of : neck bone, cervical vertebra
  2. a figure of a man used as a supporting column

    Synonyms : telamon
    Type Of : pillar, column
  3. a collection of maps in book form

    Synonyms : book of maps, map collection
    Type Of : reference, book of facts, reference book, reference work
  4. (Greek mythology) a Titan who was forced by Zeus to bear the sky on his shoulders


  1. informal terms for nakedness

    Synonyms : birthday suit, raw
    Type Of : nakedness, nudeness, nudity
    Examples :
    • in the altogether
  2. with everything considered (and neglecting details)

    Synonyms : all in all, on the whole, tout ensemble
    Examples :
    • altogether, I'm sorry it happened
  3. with everything included or counted

    Synonyms : all told, in all
    Examples :
    • altogether he earns close to a million dollars
  4. to a complete degree or to the full or entire extent (`whole' is often used informally for `wholly')

    Synonyms : all, completely, entirely, right, totally, whole, wholly
    Examples :
    • it was not altogether her fault
    • an altogether new approach


  1. an educator who works at a college or university

    Synonyms : academician, faculty member
    Type Of : educator, pedagog, pedagogue
  2. marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects

    Synonyms : donnish, pedantic
  3. hypothetical or theoretical and not expected to produce an immediate or practical result

    Examples :
    • an academic discussion
    • an academic question
  4. associated with academia or an academy

    Examples :
    • the academic curriculum
    • academic gowns