1. the trait of being circumspect and prudent

    Synonyms : caution
    Type Of : discretion, discernment
  2. knowing how to avoid embarrassment or distress

    Synonyms : discreetness, discretion, prudence
    Type Of : judgement, sagacity, discernment, sagaciousness, judgment


  1. gradual healing (through rest) after sickness or injury

    Synonyms : recovery, recuperation
    Type Of : healing


  1. returning to health after illness or debility

    Synonyms : recovering
    Examples :
    • convalescent children are difficult to keep in bed
  2. a person who is recovering from illness

    Type Of : diseased person, sick person, sufferer


  1. lie at the top of

    Synonyms : cap
    Type Of : lie
  2. the center of a cambered road

    Synonyms : crown
    Type Of : top, top side, upper side, upside
  3. the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)

    Synonyms : crown, peak, summit, tip, top
    Type Of : place, spot, topographic point
  4. a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal

    Type Of : process, appendage, outgrowth
  5. (heraldry) in medieval times, an emblem used to decorate a helmet

    Type Of : emblem
  6. reach a high point

    Type Of : top out, peak
    Examples :
    • The river crested last night
  7. the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave

    Type Of : line


  1. intended as a commemoration

    Synonyms : commemorating
    Examples :
    • a commemorative plaque
  2. an object (such as a coin or postage stamp) made to mark an event or honor a person

    Type Of : object, physical object


  1. administer baptism to

    Synonyms : baptise, baptize
    Type Of : be known as, call, know as, name

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  1. an activity that you like or at which you are superior

    Synonyms : bag, dish
    Type Of : activity
    Examples :
    • chemistry is not my cup of tea


  1. a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

    Synonyms : curative, remedy, therapeutic
    Type Of : medicine, medicament, medication, medicinal drug
  2. provide a cure for, make healthy again

    Synonyms : bring around, heal
    Type Of : aid, help
    Examples :
    • The treatment cured the boy's acne
  3. be or become preserved

    Type Of : change
    Examples :
    • the apricots cure in the sun
  4. make (substances) hard and improve their usability

    Type Of : indurate, harden
    Examples :
    • cure resin
    • cure cement
    • cure soap
  5. prepare by drying, salting, or chemical processing in order to preserve

    Type Of : preserve, keep
    Examples :
    • cure meats
    • cure pickles
    • cure hay


  1. become tight or as if tight

    Synonyms : constringe, narrow
    Type Of : tighten
    Examples :
    • Her throat constricted
  2. squeeze or press together

    Synonyms : compact, compress, contract, press, squeeze
    Type Of : tighten


  1. a person who uses goods or services

    Type Of : user