critic

  1. anyone who expresses a reasoned judgment of something

    Type Of : evaluator, judge
  2. a person who is professionally engaged in the analysis and interpretation of works of art

    Type Of : professional, professional person
  3. someone who frequently finds fault or makes harsh and unfair judgments

    Type Of : unpleasant person, disagreeable person

classify

  1. arrange or order by classes or categories

    Synonyms : assort, class, separate, sort, sort out
    Type Of : categorise, categorize
    Examples :
    • How would you classify these pottery shards--are they prehistoric?
  2. assign to a class or kind

    Synonyms : relegate
    Type Of : attribute, assign
  3. declare unavailable, as for security reasons

    Antonyms : declassify
    Type Of : control, restrict

compose

  1. make up plans or basic details for

    Synonyms : draw up, frame
    Type Of : plan
  2. produce a literary work

    Synonyms : indite, pen, write
    Type Of : create verbally
    Examples :
    • She composed a poem
  3. put together out of existing material

    Synonyms : compile
    Type Of : make
  4. write music

    Synonyms : write
    Type Of : create, make
    Examples :
    • Beethoven composed nine symphonies
  5. calm (someone, especially oneself); make quiet

    Type Of : quieten, tranquillize, tranquillise, lull, calm, calm down, tranquilize, still, quiet
    Examples :
    • She had to compose herself before she could reply to this terrible insult
  6. form the substance of

    Type Of : comprise, make up, be, constitute, represent
    Examples :
    • Greed and ambition composed his personality

cacao

  1. tropical American tree producing cacao beans

    Synonyms : cacao tree, chocolate tree, theobroma cacao
    Type Of : angiospermous tree, flowering tree

corporate

  1. done by or characteristic of individuals acting together

    Synonyms : collective
    Examples :
    • the corporate good
  2. possessing or existing in bodily form

    Synonyms : bodied, corporal, embodied, incarnate
    Examples :
    • `corporate' is an archaic term
  3. organized and maintained as a legal corporation

    Synonyms : incorporated
    Examples :
    • a special agency set up in corporate form
    • an incorporated town
  4. of or belonging to a corporation

    Examples :
    • corporate rates
    • corporate structure

corruption

  1. in a state of progressive putrefaction

    Synonyms : putrescence, putridness, rottenness
    Type Of : putrefaction, rot
  2. lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain

    Synonyms : corruptness
    Type Of : dishonesty
  3. destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity

    Synonyms : subversion
    Type Of : degradation, debasement
    Examples :
    • corruption of a minor
  4. moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles

    Synonyms : degeneracy, depravation, depravity, putrefaction
    Type Of : immorality
    Examples :
    • the luxury and corruption among the upper classes
  5. decay of matter (as by rot or oxidation)

    Type Of : decay
  6. inducement (as of a public official) by improper means (as bribery) to violate duty (as by commiting a felony)

    Type Of : inducement, inducing
    Examples :
    • he was held on charges of corruption and racketeering

conflicts

  1. go against, as of rules and laws

    Synonyms : contravene, infringe, run afoul
    Type Of : go against, infract, offend, transgress, violate, breach, break
    Examples :
    • This behavior conflicts with our rules
  2. an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)

    Synonyms : battle, struggle
    Type Of : group action
    Examples :
    • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph
  3. a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war

    Synonyms : battle, engagement, fight
    Type Of : military action, action
  4. a disagreement or argument about something important

    Synonyms : difference, difference of opinion, dispute
    Type Of : disagreement
    Examples :
    • the familiar conflict between Republicans and Democrats
  5. an incompatibility of dates or events

    Type Of : incompatibility
    Examples :
    • he noticed a conflict in the dates of the two meetings
  6. a state of opposition between persons or ideas or interests

    Type Of : state
    Examples :
    • his conflict of interest made him ineligible for the post
    • a conflict of loyalties
  7. be in conflict

    Type Of : contrast, counterpoint
    Examples :
    • The two proposals conflict!
  8. opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings

    Type Of : ambivalence, ambivalency
    Examples :
    • he was immobilized by conflict and indecision
  9. opposition in a work of drama or fiction between characters or forces (especially an opposition that motivates the development of the plot)

    Type Of : opposition, oppositeness
    Examples :
    • this form of conflict is essential to Mann's writing

crepe

  1. small very thin pancake

    Synonyms : crape, french pancake
    Type Of : flapjack, flannel-cake, flannel cake, flapcake, battercake, griddlecake, hot cake, hotcake, pancake
  2. a soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface

    Synonyms : crape
    Type Of : fabric, material, cloth, textile
  3. paper with a crinkled texture; usually colored and used for decorations

    Synonyms : crepe paper
    Type Of : paper
  4. cover or drape with crape

    Synonyms : crape
    Type Of : cover

cultist

  1. a member of an unorthodox cult who generally lives outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader

    Type Of : follower
  2. a member of a religious cult

    Type Of : follower

cedar

  1. durable aromatic wood of any of numerous cedar trees; especially wood of the red cedar often used for cedar chests

    Synonyms : cedarwood
    Type Of : wood
  2. any of numerous trees of the family Cupressaceae that resemble cedars

    Synonyms : cedar tree
    Type Of : conifer, coniferous tree
  3. any cedar of the genus Cedrus

    Synonyms : cedar tree, true cedar
    Type Of : conifer, coniferous tree