rhetorical question

  1. a statement that is formulated as a question but that is not supposed to be answered

    Type Of : statement
    Examples :
    • he liked to make his points with rhetorical questions


  1. strengthen and support with rewards

    Synonyms : reward
    Type Of : teach, instruct, learn
    Examples :
    • Let's reinforce good behavior
  2. make stronger

    Synonyms : reenforce
    Type Of : beef up, strengthen, fortify
    Examples :
    • he reinforced the concrete


  1. used of animals that do not migrate

    Synonyms : nonmigratory
  2. a physician (especially an intern) who lives in a hospital and cares for hospitalized patients under the supervision of the medical staff of the hospital

    Synonyms : house physician, resident physician
    Type Of : medico, doctor, dr., physician, doc, md
    Examples :
    • the resident was receiving special clinical training at the hospital
  3. someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there

    Synonyms : occupant, occupier
    Antonyms : nonresident
    Type Of : denizen, indweller, dweller, inhabitant, habitant
  4. living in a particular place

    Antonyms : nonresident
    Examples :
    • resident aliens


  1. a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular passions and prejudices

    Synonyms : demagog, demagogue
    Type Of : pol, political leader, politician, politico


  1. so as to arouse or deserve laughter

    Synonyms : laughably, ludicrously, preposterously


  1. lean in a comfortable resting position

    Synonyms : recumb, repose
    Type Of : lie
  2. move the upper body backwards and down

    Synonyms : lean back
    Type Of : tip, lean, angle, slant, tilt
  3. cause to recline

    Type Of : pose, put, lay, set, position, place
    Examples :
    • She reclined her head on the pillow


  1. the trait of being resolute

    Synonyms : firmness, firmness of purpose, resolution, resolve
    Antonyms : irresoluteness
    Type Of : trait
    Examples :
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle


  1. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

    Synonyms : cast, drift, ramble, range, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander
    Type Of : move, travel, go, locomote
    Examples :
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • The cattle roam across the prairie


  1. a practice session in preparation for a public performance (as of a play or speech or concert)

    Synonyms : dry run
    Type Of : drill, practice session, exercise, practice, recitation
    Examples :
    • he missed too many rehearsals
    • a rehearsal will be held the day before the wedding
  2. (psychology) a form of practice; repetition of information (silently or aloud) in order to keep it in short-term memory

    Type Of : practice session, practice, drill, recitation, exercise


  1. engage in a rehearsal (of)

    Synonyms : practice, practise
    Type Of : do, execute, perform