1. the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause

    Synonyms : affected role, patient role
    Type Of : semantic role, participant role
  2. a person who requires medical care

    Type Of : sufferer, case, diseased person, sick person
    Examples :
    • the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly
  3. enduring trying circumstances with even temper or characterized by such endurance

    Antonyms : impatient
    Examples :
    • a patient smile
    • was patient with the children
    • an exact and patient scientist
    • please be patient


  1. closely confined

    Synonyms : shut up


  1. the property of a continuous and connected period of time

    Synonyms : continuity
    Type Of : enduringness, strength, durability, lastingness
  2. persistent determination

    Synonyms : doggedness, perseverance, persistency, pertinacity, tenaciousness, tenacity
    Type Of : purpose, determination
  3. the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior

    Synonyms : perseverance, perseveration
    Type Of : continuation, continuance


  1. a thief who steals from the pockets or purses of others in public places

    Synonyms : cutpurse, dip
    Type Of : stealer, thief


  1. the quality of being secluded from the presence or view of others

    Synonyms : privateness, seclusion
    Type Of : reclusiveness
  2. the condition of being concealed or hidden

    Synonyms : concealment, privateness, secrecy
    Type Of : isolation

pie chart

  1. a circular chart divided into triangular areas proportional to the percentages of the whole

    Type Of : chart, graph


  1. a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection

    Synonyms : proposition, suggestion
    Type Of : proposal
  2. present for acceptance or rejection

    Synonyms : offer
    Type Of : give


  1. changing something from state to private ownership or control

    Synonyms : denationalisation, denationalization, privatisation
    Type Of : social control


  1. a drink in honor of or to the health of a person or event

    Synonyms : toast
    Type Of : drink
  2. a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something

    Synonyms : assurance
    Type Of : commitment, dedication
    Examples :
    • signed a pledge never to reveal the secret
  3. propose a toast to

    Synonyms : drink, salute, toast, wassail
    Type Of : honor, honour, reward
  4. promise solemnly and formally

    Synonyms : plight
    Type Of : assure, promise
    Examples :
    • I pledge that I will honor my wife
  5. pay (an amount of money) as a contribution to a charity or service, especially at regular intervals

    Synonyms : subscribe
    Type Of : donate
    Examples :
    • I pledged $10 a month to my favorite radio station
  6. a deposit of personal property as security for a debt

    Type Of : security interest
    Examples :
    • his saxophone was in pledge
  7. bind or secure by a pledge

    Type Of : oblige, obligate, bind, hold
    Examples :
    • I was pledged to silence
  8. give as a guarantee

    Type Of : consign, charge
    Examples :
    • I pledge my honor
  9. someone accepted for membership but not yet fully admitted to the group

    Type Of : fellow member, member


  1. guarded from injury or destruction

    Synonyms : saved
  2. kept safe or defended from danger or injury or loss

    Antonyms : unprotected
    Examples :
    • the most protected spot I could find