1. of or relating to the psychological cause of a disorder

    Synonyms : psychogenetic
  2. mental or emotional rather than physiological in origin

    Examples :
    • a psychogenic disorder


  1. the possibility of future success

    Synonyms : chance
    Type Of : potentiality, potency, potential
    Examples :
    • his prospects as a writer are excellent
  2. someone who is considered for something (for an office or prize or honor etc.)

    Synonyms : candidate
    Type Of : person, individual, mortal, somebody, someone, soul
  3. the visual percept of a region

    Synonyms : aspect, panorama, scene, view, vista
    Type Of : visual percept, visual image
  4. belief about (or mental picture of) the future

    Synonyms : expectation, outlook
    Type Of : belief
  5. a prediction of the course of a disease

    Synonyms : medical prognosis, prognosis
    Type Of : medical diagnosis
  6. explore for useful or valuable things or substances, such as minerals

    Type Of : search, explore, research
  7. search for something desirable

    Type Of : look, search
    Examples :
    • prospect a job


  1. the property of being close together

    Synonyms : proximity
    Type Of : closeness, nearness


  1. the pervading meaning or tenor

    Synonyms : drift
    Type Of : tenor, strain
  2. the intended meaning of a communication

    Synonyms : intent, spirit
    Type Of : import, meaning, significance, signification
  3. propose or intend

    Synonyms : aim, propose, purpose
    Type Of : think, mean, intend
  4. have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming

    Type Of : claim
    Examples :
    • The letter purports to express people's opinion


  1. an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements

    Synonyms : purging
    Type Of : cleaning, cleansing, cleanup
  2. the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge

    Synonyms : purgation, purging
    Type Of : clearing
  3. rinse, clean, or empty with a liquid

    Synonyms : flush, scour
    Type Of : rinse, rinse off
    Examples :
    • purge the old gas tank
  4. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

    Synonyms : barf, be sick, cast, cat, chuck, disgorge, honk, puke, regorge, regurgitate, retch, sick, spew, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up
    Type Of : egest, eliminate, excrete, pass
    Examples :
    • He purged continuously
  5. make pure or free from sin or guilt

    Synonyms : purify, sanctify
    Type Of : alter, change, modify
  6. an abrupt or sudden removal of a person or group from an organization or place

    Type Of : removal
    Examples :
    • he died in a purge by Stalin
  7. clear of a charge

    Type Of : discharge, exonerate, exculpate, acquit, assoil, clear
  8. excrete or evacuate (someone's bowels or body)

    Type Of : care for, treat
    Examples :
    • The doctor decided that the patient must be purged
  9. oust politically

    Antonyms : rehabilitate
    Type Of : oppress, persecute
    Examples :
    • Deng Xiao Ping was purged several times throughout his lifetime
  10. rid of impurities

    Type Of : purify, make pure, sublimate, distill
    Examples :
    • purge the water
    • purge your mind


  1. strongly laxative

    Synonyms : cathartic, evacuant
  2. a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels

    Synonyms : aperient, cathartic, physic
    Type Of : medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine


  1. the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated

    Synonyms : horizon, view
    Type Of : ambit, compass, orbit, range, reach, scope


  1. purported; commonly put forth or accepted as true on inconclusive grounds

    Examples :
    • the foundling's putative father
    • the putative author of the book


  1. of or relating to technique or proficiency in a practical skill

    Synonyms : technical
  2. having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude

    Synonyms : adept, expert, good, practiced, skilful, skillful
    Examples :
    • a proficient engineer


  1. a person who does not acknowledge your god

    Synonyms : gentile, heathen, infidel
    Type Of : nonreligious person
  2. not acknowledging the God of Christianity and Judaism and Islam

    Synonyms : ethnic, heathen, heathenish
  3. someone motivated by desires for sensual pleasures

    Synonyms : hedonist, pleasure seeker
    Type Of : sensualist
  4. a person who follows a polytheistic or pre-Christian religion (not a Christian or Muslim or Jew)

    Type Of : religious person