1. treat with excessive indulgence

    Synonyms : baby, cocker, coddle, featherbed, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, spoil
    Type Of : do by, handle, treat

get on

  1. get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)

    Synonyms : board
    Antonyms : get off
    Type Of : move into, come in, enter, get in, get into, go in, go into
  2. appear in a show, on T.V. or radio

    Synonyms : be on
    Type Of : air
  3. get up on the back of

    Synonyms : bestride, climb on, hop on, jump on, mount, mount up
    Type Of : move
  4. grow old or older

    Synonyms : age, maturate, mature, senesce
    Type Of : develop
  5. develop in a positive way

    Synonyms : advance, come along, come on, get along, progress, shape up
    Type Of : develop
  6. have smooth relations

    Synonyms : get along, get along with, get on with
    Type Of : relate
  7. grow late or (of time) elapse

    Type Of : approach, come near


  1. take revenge for a perceived wrong

    Synonyms : avenge, retaliate
    Type Of : penalise, penalize, punish
  2. action taken in return for an injury or offense

    Synonyms : retaliation
    Type Of : paying back, return, getting even


  1. the actions and activities assigned to or required or expected of a person or group

    Synonyms : function, office, part
    Type Of : duty
    Examples :
    • play its role
  2. what something is used for

    Synonyms : function, purpose, use
    Type Of : usefulness, utility
  3. an actor's portrayal of someone in a play

    Synonyms : character, part, persona, theatrical role
    Type Of : enactment, portrayal, personation, characterization
  4. normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting

    Type Of : activity
    Examples :
    • what is your role on the team?


  1. the act of colonizing; the establishment of colonies

    Synonyms : colonisation, colonization
    Type Of : formation, organisation, organization, constitution, establishment
  2. a community of people smaller than a town

    Synonyms : small town, village
    Type Of : community
  3. termination of a business operation by using its assets to discharge its liabilities

    Synonyms : liquidation
    Type Of : ending, termination, conclusion
  4. a body of people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland; inhabitants remain nationals of their home state but are not literally under the home state's system of government

    Synonyms : colony
    Type Of : body
  5. something settled or resolved; the outcome of decision making

    Synonyms : closure, resolution
    Type Of : decision making, deciding
    Examples :
    • they finally reached a settlement with the union
  6. a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it

    Type Of : understanding, agreement
  7. an area where a group of families live together

    Type Of : geographical region, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area


  1. not fully developed in mature animals

    Synonyms : rudimentary


  1. show submission or fear

    Synonyms : crawl, creep, cringe, fawn, grovel
    Type Of : bend, flex
  2. crouch or curl up

    Synonyms : huddle
    Type Of : bend, bow, crouch, stoop


  1. being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses

    Synonyms : duality
    Type Of : categorisation, categorization, classification
    Examples :
    • the dichotomy between eastern and western culture


  1. the ability to see; the visual faculty

    Synonyms : vision, visual modality, visual sense
    Type Of : sensory system, exteroception, modality, sense modality
  2. the act of looking or seeing or observing

    Synonyms : survey, view
    Type Of : looking, look, looking at
  3. the range of vision

    Synonyms : ken
    Type Of : compass, range, grasp, reach
    Examples :
    • out of sight of land
  4. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

    Synonyms : batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad
    Type Of : large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity
  5. catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes

    Synonyms : spy
    Type Of : perceive, comprehend
    Examples :
    • he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge
  6. an instance of visual perception

    Type Of : visual image, visual percept
    Examples :
    • the sight of his wife brought him back to reality
    • the train was an unexpected sight
  7. anything that is seen

    Type Of : display
    Examples :
    • he was a familiar sight on the television
    • they went to Paris to see the sights
  8. a range of mental vision

    Type Of : perspective, view, position
    Examples :
    • in his sight she could do no wrong
  9. take aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device)

    Type Of : train, aim, direct, take, take aim


  1. occurring or payable twice each year

    Synonyms : biyearly, half-yearly, semiannual