1. urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate

    Synonyms : force
    Type Of : do, make, cause
  2. cause to move forward with force

    Synonyms : propel
    Type Of : move, displace


  1. the process of ionizing; the formation of ions by separating atoms or molecules or radicals or by adding or subtracting electrons from atoms by strong electric fields in a gas

    Synonyms : ionization
    Type Of : action, activity, natural action, natural process
  2. the condition of being dissociated into ions (as by heat or radiation or chemical reaction or electrical discharge)

    Synonyms : ionization
    Type Of : condition, status


  1. the state of being unsure of something

    Synonyms : doubt, doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, uncertainty
    Type Of : cognitive state, state of mind


  1. unrighteousness by virtue of lacking respect for a god

    Synonyms : impiousness
    Antonyms : piety
    Type Of : unrighteousness


  1. a positive motivational influence

    Synonyms : incentive, motivator
    Type Of : rational motive
  2. act of bringing about a desired result

    Synonyms : inducing
    Type Of : causation, causing
    Examples :
    • inducement of sleep


  1. an indirect (and usually malicious) implication

    Synonyms : insinuation
    Type Of : implication


  1. the quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate

    Synonyms : incongruousness
    Antonyms : congruity
    Type Of : incompatibility


  1. an event that is a beginning; a first part or stage of subsequent events

    Synonyms : origin, origination
    Type Of : beginning


  1. a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

    Synonyms : consequence, effect, event, outcome, result, upshot
    Type Of : phenomenon
  2. the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property

    Synonyms : payoff, proceeds, return, take, takings, yield
    Type Of : income
  3. circulate or distribute or equip with

    Synonyms : supply
    Antonyms : recall
    Type Of : distribute
    Examples :
    • issue a new uniform to the children
  4. come out of

    Synonyms : come forth, come out, egress, emerge, go forth
    Examples :
    • Water issued from the hole in the wall
  5. the act of issuing printed materials

    Synonyms : publication
    Type Of : printing
  6. one of a series published periodically

    Synonyms : number
    Type Of : periodical
    Examples :
    • she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room
  7. an opening that permits escape or release

    Synonyms : exit, outlet, way out
    Type Of : opening
    Examples :
    • the canyon had only one issue
  8. the becoming visible

    Synonyms : egress, emergence
    Type Of : beginning
  9. prepare and issue for public distribution or sale

    Synonyms : bring out, publish, put out, release
    Type Of : publicise, air, publicize, bare
  10. supplies (as food or clothing or ammunition) issued by the government

    Synonyms : government issue, military issue
    Type Of : stock, store, fund
  11. the immediate descendants of a person

    Synonyms : offspring, progeny
    Type Of : relative, relation
    Examples :
    • he died without issue
  12. the act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity)

    Synonyms : issuance, issuing
    Type Of : supplying, provision, supply
    Examples :
    • a new issue of stamps
    • the last issue of penicillin was over a month ago
  13. make out and issue

    Synonyms : cut, make out, write out
    Type Of : write
  14. some situation or event that is thought about

    Synonyms : matter, subject, topic
    Type Of : mental object, cognitive content, content
  15. an important question that is in dispute and must be settled

    Type Of : mental object, cognitive content, content
    Examples :
    • the issue could be settled by requiring public education for everyone
    • politicians never discuss the real issues
  16. bring out an official document (such as a warrant)

    Type Of : intercommunicate, communicate


  1. not permitting extrication; incapable of being disentangled or untied

    Antonyms : extricable
    Examples :
    • an inextricable knot
    • inextricable unity