patient

  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

pent

  1. closely confined

    Synonyms : shut up

persistence

  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

pickpocket

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

    Synonyms : cutpurse, dip
    Type Of : stealer, thief

privacy

  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

proffer

  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

privatization

  1. changing something from state to private ownership or control

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

pledge

  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

protected

  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