1. force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

    Synonyms : drag, drag in, sweep, sweep up, tangle
    Type Of : involve


  1. free from slavery or servitude

    Synonyms : manumit
    Type Of : liberate, set free
  2. give equal rights to; of women and minorities

    Synonyms : liberate
    Type Of : change state, turn


  1. very thin especially from disease or hunger or cold

    Synonyms : cadaverous, gaunt, haggard, pinched, skeletal, wasted


  1. making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe

    Synonyms : baffling, knotty, problematic, problematical, tough
  2. difficult to detect or grasp by the mind or analyze

    Synonyms : subtle
    Examples :
    • that elusive thing the soul
  3. difficult to describe

    Examples :
    • a haunting elusive odor
  4. skillful at eluding capture

    Examples :
    • a cabal of conspirators, each more elusive than the archterrorist


  1. make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

    Synonyms : clear, clear up, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, enlighten, illuminate, shed light on, sort out, straighten out
    Type Of : clear up, clarify
  2. make clear and (more) comprehensible

    Synonyms : clarify, clear up
    Type Of : explain, explicate


  1. expressing yourself readily, clearly, effectively

    Synonyms : facile, fluent, silver, silver-tongued, smooth-spoken


  1. come out of

    Synonyms : come forth, come out, emerge, go forth, issue
  2. (astronomy) the reappearance of a celestial body after an eclipse

    Synonyms : emersion
    Antonyms : ingress
    Type Of : reappearance
  3. the becoming visible

    Synonyms : emergence, issue
    Type Of : beginning
  4. the act of coming (or going) out; becoming apparent

    Synonyms : egression, emergence
    Type Of : act, human activity, human action, deed


  1. conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible

    Synonyms : crying, flagrant, glaring, gross, rank
    Examples :
    • an egregious lie


  1. the doctrine of the equality of mankind and the desirability of political and economic and social equality

    Synonyms : equalitarianism
    Type Of : doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought


  1. uttered with unrestrained enthusiasm

    Synonyms : burbling, burbly, gushing
  2. extravagantly demonstrative

    Synonyms : gushing, gushy
    Examples :
    • insincere and effusive demonstrations of sentimental friendship