1. qualities that are comparable

    Synonyms : comparability, compare, comparison
    Type Of : similitude, alikeness, likeness
  2. a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced

    Synonyms : equality, equation, par
    Type Of : position, status
  3. essential equality and interchangeability

    Antonyms : nonequivalence
    Type Of : equality


  1. form a critical opinion of

    Synonyms : judge, pass judgment
    Type Of : think, cogitate, cerebrate
    Examples :
    • How do you evaluate this grant proposal?
  2. evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

    Synonyms : appraise, assess, measure, valuate, value
    Type Of : pass judgment, judge


  1. to show, make visible or apparent

    Synonyms : display, exhibit
    Type Of : show
  2. reveal to view as by removing a cover

    Synonyms : disclose, uncover
    Type Of : reveal, unveil, bring out
  3. put in a dangerous, disadvantageous, or difficult position

    Synonyms : endanger, peril, queer, scupper
    Type Of : bear on, touch, touch on, affect, bear upon, impact
  4. make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

    Synonyms : break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, give away, let on, let out, reveal, uncover, unwrap
    Type Of : tell
  5. remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body

    Synonyms : uncover
    Examples :
    • The man exposed himself in the subway
  6. the exposure of an impostor or a fraud

    Synonyms : unmasking
    Type Of : exposure
    Examples :
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  7. expose while ridiculing; especially of pretentious or false claims and ideas

    Synonyms : debunk
    Type Of : blackguard, make fun, roast, ridicule, rib, poke fun, guy, jest at, laugh at
  8. abandon by leaving out in the open air

    Type Of : desolate, desert, abandon, forsake
    Examples :
    • The infant was exposed by the teenage mother
  9. expose or make accessible to some action or influence

    Type Of : subject
    Examples :
    • expose the blanket to sunshine
  10. expose to light, of photographic film

    Type Of : subject


  1. freeing someone from the control of another; especially a parent's relinquishing authority and control over a minor child

    Type Of : freeing, liberation, release


  1. the activity of converting data or information into code

    Synonyms : encoding
    Type Of : coding, cryptography, secret writing, steganography


  1. a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

    Synonyms : ebbing, wane
    Type Of : diminution, decline
  2. flow back or recede

    Synonyms : ebb away, ebb down, ebb off, ebb out
    Antonyms : tide
    Type Of : fall back
    Examples :
    • the tides ebbed at noon
  3. the outward flow of the tide

    Synonyms : reflux
    Type Of : flow, flowing
  4. fall away or decline

    Type Of : recede
    Examples :
    • The patient's strength ebbed away
  5. hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb

    Type Of : surround, beleaguer, besiege, circumvent, hem in


  1. called forth from a latent or potential state by stimulation

    Synonyms : evoked
    Examples :
    • an elicited response


  1. giving or marked by complete attention to

    Synonyms : absorbed, captive, enwrapped, intent, wrapped
    Examples :
    • that engrossed look or rapt delight
  2. written formally in a large clear script, as a deed or other legal document


  1. containing or characterized by error

    Examples :
    • erroneous conclusions


  1. a terrorist organization organized in 1959 by student activists who were dissatisfied with the moderate nationalism of the traditional Basque party; want to create an independent homeland in Spain's western Pyrenees

    Synonyms : basque fatherland and liberty, basque homeland and freedom, euskadi ta askatasuna
  2. the 7th letter of the Greek alphabet

    Type Of : letter, alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet