1. worthy of often limited commendation

    Examples :
    • the student's effort on the essay--though not outstanding--was creditable


  1. capable of being believed

    Synonyms : believable
    Antonyms : incredible
    Examples :
    • completely credible testimony
    • credible information
  2. (a common but incorrect usage where `credulous' would be appropriate) credulous

    Examples :
    • she was not the...credible fool he expected
  3. appearing to merit belief or acceptance

    Examples :
    • a credible witness


  1. show submission or fear

    Synonyms : crawl, creep, cringe, fawn, grovel
    Type Of : bend, flex
  2. crouch or curl up

    Synonyms : huddle
    Type Of : bend, bow, crouch, stoop


  1. a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something

    Synonyms : concealment, cover, screen
    Type Of : covering
    Examples :
    • the brush provided a covert for game
  2. a flock of coots

    Type Of : flock
  3. (of a wife) being under the protection of her husband

    Examples :
    • a woman covert
  4. secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed

    Antonyms : overt
    Examples :
    • covert actions by the CIA
    • covert funding for the rebels


  1. make a copy of with the intent to deceive

    Synonyms : fake, forge
    Type Of : re-create
    Examples :
    • they counterfeited dollar bills
  2. not genuine; imitating something superior

    Synonyms : imitative
    Antonyms : genuine
    Examples :
    • counterfeit emotion
    • counterfeit money
    • counterfeit works of art
    • a counterfeit prince
  3. a copy that is represented as the original

    Synonyms : forgery
    Type Of : imitation


  1. leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice

    Synonyms : mercifulness, mercy
    Type Of : leniency, lenience
  2. good weather with comfortable temperatures

    Synonyms : mildness
    Type Of : good weather


  1. residence that is a place of religious seclusion (such as a monastery)

    Synonyms : religious residence
    Type Of : residence
  2. a courtyard with covered walks (as in religious institutions)

    Type Of : court, courtyard
  3. seclude from the world in or as if in a cloister

    Type Of : insulate, isolate
    Examples :
    • She cloistered herself in the office
  4. surround with a cloister

    Type Of : surround, border, environ, ring, skirt
    Examples :
    • cloister the garden
  5. surround with a cloister, as of a garden

    Type Of : surround, skirt, border, environ, ring


  1. a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison

    Synonyms : con, inmate, yard bird, yardbird
    Type Of : prisoner, captive
  2. a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense

    Type Of : offender, wrongdoer
  3. find or declare guilty

    Antonyms : acquit
    Type Of : label, pronounce, judge
    Examples :
    • The man was convicted of fraud and sentenced


  1. construct with girders and beams such that only one end is fixed

    Type Of : build, make, construct
    Examples :
    • Frank Lloyd Wright liked to cantilever his buildings
  2. project as a cantilever

    Type Of : protrude, stick out, jut, jut out, project
  3. projecting horizontal beam fixed at one end only

    Type Of : beam


  1. a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization

    Synonyms : empire
    Type Of : corp, corporation
  2. a composite rock made up of particles of varying size

    Synonyms : pudding stone
    Type Of : stone, rock
  3. collect or gather

    Synonyms : accumulate, amass, cumulate, gather, pile up
    Type Of : increase
  4. composed of heterogeneous elements gathered into a mass

    Examples :
    • the conglomerate peoples of New England