carry out

  1. pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue

    Synonyms : follow out, follow through, follow up, go through with, implement, put through
    Type Of : complete, finish
  2. put in effect

    Synonyms : accomplish, action, carry through, execute, fulfil, fulfill
    Type Of : set up, complete, effect, effectuate, finish
    Examples :
    • carry out a task


  1. an obstruction in a pipe or tube

    Synonyms : block, blockage, occlusion, stop, stoppage
    Type Of : obstructor, obstructer, impedimenta, obstruction, impediment
  2. a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body

    Synonyms : cloture, gag law, gag rule
    Type Of : rules of order, parliamentary procedure, order, parliamentary law
  3. a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive incomplete objects as complete and to close or fill gaps and to perceive asymmetric stimuli as symmetric

    Synonyms : law of closure
    Type Of : gestalt principle of organization, gestalt law of organization
  4. the act of blocking

    Synonyms : blockage, occlusion
    Type Of : obstruction
  5. approaching a particular destination; a coming closer; a narrowing of a gap

    Synonyms : closing
    Type Of : coming, approach, approaching
  6. termination of operations

    Synonyms : closedown, closing, shutdown
    Type Of : termination, ending, conclusion
    Examples :
    • they regretted the closure of the day care center
  7. something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making

    Synonyms : resolution, settlement
    Type Of : decision making, deciding
    Examples :
    • he needed to grieve before he could achieve a sense of closure
  8. terminate debate by calling for a vote

    Synonyms : cloture
    Type Of : terminate, end
    Examples :
    • debate was closured


  1. arousing or provoking laughter

    Synonyms : amusing, comical, funny, laughable, mirthful, risible
    Examples :
    • a comic hat
    • a comical look of surprise
  2. a professional performer who tells jokes and performs comical acts

    Synonyms : comedian
    Type Of : performing artist, performer
  3. of or relating to or characteristic of comedy

    Examples :
    • comic hero


  1. be incompatible; be or come into conflict

    Synonyms : collide, jar
    Type Of : conflict
    Examples :
    • These colors clash
  2. a state of conflict between persons

    Synonyms : friction
    Type Of : conflict
  3. crash together with violent impact

    Synonyms : collide
    Type Of : run into, strike, collide with, hit, impinge on
    Examples :
    • Two meteors clashed
  4. a loud resonant repeating noise

    Synonyms : clang, clangor, clangoring, clangour, clank, crash
    Type Of : noise
  5. a minor short-term fight

    Synonyms : brush, encounter, skirmish
    Type Of : fighting, scrap, combat, fight
  6. a state of conflict between colors

    Type Of : conflict
    Examples :
    • her dress was a disturbing clash of colors
  7. disagree violently

    Type Of : take issue, differ, disagree, dissent
    Examples :
    • We clashed over the new farm policies


  1. the act of commercializing something; involving something in commerce

    Synonyms : commercialisation
    Type Of : development, exploitation
    Examples :
    • my father considered the commercialization of Christmas to be a sacrilege
    • the government tried to accelerate the commercialization of this development
    • both companies will retain control over the commercialization of their own products


  1. an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

    Synonyms : clique, coterie, ingroup, inner circle, pack
    Type Of : set, band, lot, circle
  2. establish or set up a camp

    Synonyms : camp down
    Type Of : set up, pitch
  3. a site where care and activities are provided for children during the summer months

    Synonyms : summer camp
    Type Of : site, land site
    Examples :
    • city kids get to see the country at a summer camp
  4. shelter for persons displaced by war or political oppression or for religious beliefs

    Synonyms : refugee camp
    Type Of : shelter
  5. temporary living quarters specially built by the army for soldiers

    Synonyms : bivouac, cantonment, encampment
    Type Of : military quarters
    Examples :
    • wherever he went in the camp the men were grumbling
  6. live in or as if in a tent

    Synonyms : bivouac, camp out, encamp, tent
    Type Of : inhabit, populate, live, dwell
    Examples :
    • Can we go camping again this summer?
    • The houseguests had to camp in the living room
  7. providing sophisticated amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities

    Synonyms : campy
    Examples :
    • they played up the silliness of their roles for camp effect
    • campy Hollywood musicals of the 1940's
  8. a group of people living together in a camp

    Type Of : gathering, assemblage
    Examples :
    • the whole camp laughed at his mistake
  9. a penal institution (often for forced labor)

    Type Of : penal facility, penal institution
    Examples :
    • China has many camps for political prisoners
  10. give an artificially banal or sexual quality to

    Type Of : alter, change, modify
  11. something that is considered amusing not because of its originality but because of its unoriginality

    Type Of : staleness, triteness
    Examples :
    • the living room was pure camp
  12. temporary lodgings in the country for travelers or vacationers

    Type Of : lodging, living accommodations, housing
    Examples :
    • level ground is best for parking and camp areas


  1. a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth

    Synonyms : cementum
    Type Of : solid body substance
  2. a building material that is a powder made of a mixture of calcined limestone and clay; used with water and sand or gravel to make concrete and mortar

    Type Of : building material
  3. any of various materials used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth

    Type Of : fill, filling
  4. bind or join with or as if with cement

    Type Of : secure, fix, fasten
  5. concrete pavement is sometimes referred to as cement

    Type Of : concrete
    Examples :
    • they stood on the grey cement beside the pool
  6. cover or coat with cement

    Type Of : coat, surface
  7. make fast as if with cement

    Type Of : bind
    Examples :
    • We cemented our friendship
  8. something that hardens to act as adhesive material

    Type Of : adhesive, adhesive agent, adhesive material


  1. set up for a particular purpose

    Type Of : assemble, piece, put together, set up, tack, tack together
    Examples :
    • configure my new computer
    • configure a plane for a combat mission


  1. a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass

    Type Of : passage
    Examples :
    • the computers were connected through a system of conduits


  1. a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot

    Synonyms : chocolate, drinking chocolate, hot chocolate
    Type Of : potable, drink, drinkable, beverage
  2. powder of ground roasted cacao beans with most of the fat removed

    Type Of : food product, foodstuff