1. confer dignity or honor upon

    Synonyms : dignify
    Type Of : honor, reward, honour
  2. give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility

    Synonyms : entitle, gentle
    Type Of : upgrade, elevate, kick upstairs, promote, raise, advance


  1. deprive of possessions

    Type Of : deprive, divest, strip
    Examples :
    • The Communist government expropriated the landowners


  1. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

    Synonyms : elevated, grand, high-flown, high-minded, idealistic, lofty, noble-minded, rarefied, rarified, sublime
    Examples :
    • an exalted ideal


  1. leave or strike out

    Type Of : leave off, except, exclude, take out, leave out, omit
    Examples :
    • This vowel is usually elided before a single consonant


  1. having notably more length than width; being long and slender

    Synonyms : elongated
    Examples :
    • an elongate tail tapering to a point
    • the old man's gaunt and elongated frame
  2. make long or longer by pulling and stretching

    Synonyms : stretch
    Type Of : lengthen
  3. (of a leaf shape) long and narrow

    Synonyms : linear


  1. power to be effective; the quality of being able to bring about an effect

    Synonyms : effectivity, effectuality, effectualness
    Antonyms : ineffectiveness
    Type Of : power, powerfulness
  2. capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects

    Synonyms : potency, strength
    Type Of : powerfulness, power


  1. suggesting taste, ease, and wealth

    Synonyms : graceful, refined
  2. displaying effortless beauty and simplicity in movement or execution

    Examples :
    • an elegant dancer
    • an elegant mathematical solution -- simple and precise
  3. refined and tasteful in appearance or behavior or style

    Antonyms : inelegant
    Examples :
    • elegant handwriting
    • an elegant dark suit
    • she was elegant to her fingertips
    • small churches with elegant white spires
    • an elegant mathematical solution--simple and precise and lucid


  1. make understand

    Synonyms : enlighten
    Type Of : instruct, learn, teach


  1. the philosophical study of moral values and rules

    Synonyms : moral philosophy
    Type Of : philosophy
  2. motivation based on ideas of right and wrong

    Synonyms : ethical motive, morality, morals
    Type Of : need, motive, motivation


  1. systematic training by multiple repetitions

    Synonyms : drill, practice, practice session, recitation
    Type Of : preparation, grooming, training
  2. learn by repetition

    Synonyms : drill, practice, practise
    Type Of : read, learn, take, study
  3. the act of using

    Synonyms : employment, usage, use, utilisation, utilization
    Type Of : activity
  4. the activity of exerting your muscles in various ways to keep fit

    Synonyms : exercising, physical exercise, physical exertion, workout
    Type Of : effort, sweat, elbow grease, exertion, travail
    Examples :
    • the doctor recommended regular exercise
  5. do physical exercise

    Synonyms : work out
  6. give a workout to

    Synonyms : work, work out
    Type Of : put to work, work
    Examples :
    • Some parents exercise their infants
    • this puzzle will exercise your mind
  7. a task performed or problem solved in order to develop skill or understanding

    Synonyms : example
    Type Of : lesson
  8. carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions

    Synonyms : do, practice, practise
  9. put to use

    Synonyms : exert
    Type Of : utilize, utilise, apply, use, employ
  10. an action, often used negatively and without consequences

    Type Of : action
    Examples :
    • an exercise in futility
    • an exercise in cheap talk
  11. (usually plural) a ceremony that involves processions and speeches

    Type Of : ceremonial, observance, ceremony, ceremonial occasion
    Examples :
    • academic exercises