1. (especially of plants) developed without chlorophyll by being deprived of light

    Synonyms : blanched, etiolate
    Examples :
    • etiolated celery


  1. the quality of being suited to the end in view

    Synonyms : expedience
    Antonyms : inexpediency
    Type Of : advantage, vantage


  1. attempt by employing effort

    Synonyms : endeavor, strive
    Type Of : try, assay, attempt, essay, seek
  2. earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something

    Synonyms : attempt, effort, endeavor, try
    Type Of : activity
  3. a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)

    Synonyms : endeavor, enterprise
    Type Of : task, labor, project, undertaking


  1. freed from any question of guilt

    Synonyms : absolved, clear, cleared, exculpated, vindicated


  1. compensate; make the score equal

    Synonyms : equalise, get even
    Type Of : rack up, score, tally, hit
  2. make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

    Synonyms : equal, equalise, equate, match
    Type Of : modify, alter, change
    Examples :
    • let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office


  1. an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others

    Synonyms : egotism, self-importance
    Type Of : pride, pridefulness
  2. your consciousness of your own identity

    Synonyms : self
    Type Of : consciousness
  3. (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind

    Type Of : brain, mind, nous, head, psyche


  1. provided or supplied or equipped with (especially as by inheritance or nature)

    Antonyms : unendowed
    Examples :
    • a well-endowed college
    • endowed with good eyesight
    • endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights


  1. proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers

    Synonyms : venture
    Type Of : proceed, move, go
  2. set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)

    Synonyms : enter
    Type Of : start out, begin, commence, get, get down, set about, set out, start
    Examples :
    • she embarked upon a new career
  3. go on board

    Synonyms : ship
    Antonyms : disembark
    Type Of : board, get on


  1. the presence of endometrium elsewhere than in the lining of the uterus; causes premenstrual pain and dysmenorrhea

    Synonyms : adenomyosis
    Type Of : pathology


  1. a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge

    Synonyms : examination, test
    Type Of : communicating, communication