1. capable of arousing and holding the attention

    Synonyms : absorbing, engrossing, fascinating, gripping


  1. find the solution

    Synonyms : solve
    Type Of : reckon, cypher, figure, calculate, cipher, work out, compute
  2. reach a decision

    Synonyms : purpose
    Type Of : make up one's mind, decide, determine
    Examples :
    • he resolved never to drink again
  3. bring to an end; settle conclusively

    Synonyms : adjudicate, decide, settle
    Type Of : terminate, end
  4. reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation

    Synonyms : conclude
    Type Of : hold, concord, concur, agree
  5. the trait of being resolute

    Synonyms : firmness, firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolution
    Type Of : trait
  6. a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote

    Synonyms : declaration, resolution
    Type Of : written document, document, papers
  7. cause to go into a solution

    Synonyms : break up, dissolve
    Type Of : change integrity
  8. understand the meaning of

    Synonyms : answer
    Type Of : figure out, work out, work, lick, solve, puzzle out
  9. make clearly visible

    Type Of : make out, tell apart, spot, recognize, recognise, pick out, distinguish, discern
    Examples :
    • can this image be resolved?


  1. apprehending and responding with speed and sensitivity

    Synonyms : quick
    Examples :
    • a ready wit
  2. make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc

    Synonyms : fix, gear up, prepare, set, set up
    Type Of : modify, alter, change
    Examples :
    • Get the children ready for school!
  3. prepare for eating by applying heat

    Synonyms : cook, fix, make, prepare
    Type Of : create from raw material, create from raw stuff
  4. completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress

    Antonyms : unready
    Examples :
    • get ready
    • she is ready to resign
    • the bridge is ready to collapse
    • I am ready to work
    • ready for action
    • ready for use
    • the soup will be ready in a minute
    • ready to learn to read
  5. made suitable and available for immediate use

    Examples :
    • dinner is ready
  6. mentally disposed

    Examples :
    • he was ready to believe her
  7. (of especially money) immediately available

    Examples :
    • he seems to have ample ready money
    • a ready source of cash
  8. poised for action

    Type Of : preparedness, preparation, readiness
    Examples :
    • their guns were at the ready


  1. a list of names

    Synonyms : roll
    Type Of : listing, list


  1. the mistake of not following suit when able to do so

    Synonyms : revoke
    Type Of : fault, mistake, error
  2. fail to fulfill a promise or obligation

    Synonyms : go back on, renege on, renegue on
    Type Of : vacate, overturn, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke, annul, countermand, lift


  1. grant use or occupation of under a term of contract

    Synonyms : lease, let
    Type Of : give
  2. let for money

    Synonyms : lease
    Type Of : undertake, contract
    Examples :
    • We rented our apartment to friends while we were abroad
  3. an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart

    Synonyms : rip, snag, split, tear
    Type Of : gap, opening
  4. the return derived from cultivated land in excess of that derived from the poorest land cultivated under similar conditions

    Synonyms : economic rent
    Type Of : issue, takings, take, return, proceeds, payoff, yield
  5. hold under a lease or rental agreement; of goods and services

    Synonyms : charter, hire, lease
    Type Of : undertake, contract
  6. engage for service under a term of contract

    Synonyms : charter, engage, hire, lease, take
    Type Of : acquire, get
    Examples :
    • Let's rent a car
  7. the act of rending or ripping or splitting something

    Synonyms : rip, split
    Type Of : tear
  8. a payment or series of payments made by the lessee to an owner for use of some property, facility, equipment, or service

    Type Of : annuity in advance


  1. a puzzle where you decode a message consisting of pictures representing syllables and words

    Type Of : problem


  1. take to task

    Synonyms : admonish, reprove
    Type Of : criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart
  2. an act or expression of criticism and censure

    Synonyms : rebuke, reprehension, reprimand, reproval
    Type Of : criticism, unfavorable judgment


  1. radiating or as if radiating light

    Synonyms : beaming, beamy, effulgent, radiant
    Examples :
    • a refulgent sunset


  1. a person skilled in telling anecdotes

    Synonyms : anecdotist
    Type Of : narrator, storyteller, teller