1. an action aimed at evading an opponent

    Synonyms : evasive action, manoeuvre
    Type Of : evasion
  2. a deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, play
    Type Of : movement, motion, move
    Examples :
    • he made a great maneuver
  3. a move made to gain a tactical end

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre
    Type Of : move
  4. act in order to achieve a certain goal

    Synonyms : manoeuver, manoeuvre
    Type Of : act, move
    Examples :
    • He maneuvered to get the chairmanship
    • She maneuvered herself into the directorship
  5. perform a movement in military or naval tactics in order to secure an advantage in attack or defense

    Synonyms : manoeuver, manoeuvre, operate
    Type Of : go, move
  6. a plan for attaining a particular goal

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, tactic, tactics
    Type Of : plan of action
  7. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

    Synonyms : channelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer
    Type Of : command, control
  8. a military training exercise

    Synonyms : manoeuvre, simulated military operation
    Type Of : military operation, operation


  1. incapable of being placated

    Antonyms : placable
    Examples :
    • an implacable enemy


  1. afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief

    Synonyms : disquieted, distressed, disturbed, upset
    Examples :
    • worried parents
    • a worried frown
    • one last worried check of the sleeping children
  2. mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc

    Synonyms : apprehensive
    Examples :
    • not used to a city and worried about small things


  1. a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC

    Synonyms : arab republic of egypt, united arab republic
  2. an ancient empire to the west of Israel; centered on the Nile River and ruled by a Pharaoh; figured in many events described in the Old Testament

    Synonyms : egyptian empire


  1. the act of making less strict

    Synonyms : liberalisation, relaxation
    Type Of : alleviation, easement, easing, relief


  1. come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

    Synonyms : beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce
    Type Of : overcome, get the better of, defeat


  1. a protective covering that protects the outside of a building

    Synonyms : cladding
    Type Of : protection, protective cover, protective covering
  2. an ornamental coating to a building

    Synonyms : veneer
    Type Of : coat, coating
  3. providing something with a surface of a different material

    Synonyms : lining
    Type Of : covering, coating, application
  4. a lining applied to the edge of a garment for ornamentation or strengthening

    Type Of : liner, lining


  1. the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression

    Synonyms : juggling
    Type Of : rearrangement
  2. throwing and catching several objects simultaneously

    Synonyms : juggling
    Type Of : performance
  3. influence by slyness

    Synonyms : beguile, hoodwink
    Type Of : cheat, chisel, rip off
  4. deal with simultaneously

    Type Of : deal, care, handle, manage
    Examples :
    • She had to juggle her job and her children
  5. hold with difficulty and balance insecurely

    Type Of : balance, poise
    Examples :
    • the player juggled the ball
  6. manipulate by or as if by moving around components

    Type Of : wangle, cook, fake, falsify, fudge, manipulate, misrepresent
    Examples :
    • juggle an account so as to hide a deficit
  7. throw, catch, and keep in the air several things simultaneously

    Type Of : throw


  1. a person having a strong liking for something

    Synonyms : fancier
    Type Of : admirer, adorer
  2. an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of some person or activity

    Synonyms : partisan, partizan
    Type Of : supporter, champion, booster, protagonist, friend, admirer


  1. regard with feelings of respect and reverence; consider hallowed or exalted or be in awe of

    Synonyms : fear, reverence, venerate
    Type Of : esteem, prise, prize, respect, value
  2. American silversmith remembered for his midnight ride (celebrated in a poem by Longfellow) to warn the colonists in Lexington and Concord that British troops were coming (1735-1818)

    Synonyms : paul revere
  3. love unquestioningly and uncritically or to excess; venerate as an idol

    Synonyms : hero-worship, idolise, idolize, worship
    Type Of : adore
  4. a lapel on a woman's garment; turned back to show the reverse side

    Synonyms : revers
    Type Of : lapel