Smart Words of the English Language

These english synonyms and antonyms for words used in writing has been arranged by categories. For each word (move, advance, change, shift, come, advance, appear, arrive, ...) you will find about 10 to 40 synonyms. Antonyms are included in the sense, that the words consists mostly of pairs which have the opposite meaning.

Synonyms for Move

move Meaning of these synonyms: To change in position from one point to another
Example sentence: The puppies moved clumsily about the room, bumping into walls and each other.

actuate advance budge change
dislocate dislodge drag drift evacuate
exchange fling initiate migrate proceed
progress propel push put in motion relocate
remove roam roll shift shove
shuffle slide slip slither slump
split stagger stir switch tear
transfer transpose traverse whisk wobble

Synonyms for Come

come advance appear approach arrive
break through check in emerge land make it
near pop in reach show up




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