1. absolve from payment

    Type Of : exempt, free, relieve
    Examples :
    • I forgive you your debt
  2. stop blaming or grant forgiveness

    Type Of : concede, grant, yield
    Examples :
    • She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday


  1. reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

    Synonyms : abridge, contract, cut, foreshorten, reduce, shorten
    Type Of : decrease, minify, lessen
  2. shorten

    Type Of : reduce


  1. a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity

    Synonyms : assay-mark, authentication
    Type Of : mark, marker, marking
  2. a distinctive characteristic or attribute

    Synonyms : earmark, stylemark, trademark
    Type Of : characteristic


  1. change into stone

    Synonyms : lapidify
    Type Of : fossilise, fossilize
  2. make rigid and set into a conventional pattern

    Synonyms : ossify, rigidify
    Type Of : stiffen
    Examples :
    • slogans petrify our thinking
  3. cause to become stonelike or stiff or dazed and stunned from fright

    Type Of : blunt, deaden


  1. allayed

    Synonyms : quenched, slaked
  2. filled with satisfaction

    Examples :
    • a satisfied customer


  1. a person who has suddenly risen to a higher economic status but has not gained social acceptance of others in that class

    Synonyms : nouveau-riche, parvenu, upstart
    Type Of : disagreeable person, unpleasant person


  1. a vague idea in which some confidence is placed

    Synonyms : feeling, impression, notion, opinion
    Type Of : thought, idea
    Examples :
    • it strengthened my belief in his sincerity
  2. any cognitive content held as true

    Antonyms : unbelief
    Type Of : mental object, cognitive content, content


  1. marked by care and persistent effort

    Synonyms : sedulous
    Examples :
    • her assiduous attempts to learn French
    • assiduous research


  1. a furnace where a corpse can be burned and reduced to ashes

    Synonyms : cremation chamber, crematory
    Type Of : furnace
  2. a mortuary where corpses are cremated

    Synonyms : crematory
    Type Of : dead room, morgue, mortuary


  1. an item of information that is typical of a class or group

    Synonyms : example, illustration, instance
    Type Of : information
  2. an advocate who represents someone else's policy or purpose

    Synonyms : interpreter, spokesperson, voice
    Type Of : proponent, advocate, advocator, exponent
  3. a member of the United States House of Representatives

    Synonyms : congressman, congresswoman
    Type Of : legislator
  4. a person who represents others

    Type Of : negotiant, negotiator, treater
  5. being or characteristic of government by representation in which citizens exercise power through elected officers and representatives

    Examples :
    • representative government as defined by Abraham Lincoln is government of the people, by the people, for the people
  6. serving to represent or typify

    Examples :
    • representative moviegoers
    • a representative modern play
  7. standing for something else

    Antonyms : nonrepresentative
    Examples :
    • the bald eagle is representative of the United States