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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (noun) shift

Synonyms: switch, switching, shift Definition: the act of changing one thing or position for another Usage: his switch on abortion cost him the election

Hypernyms: change Definition: the action of changing something Usage: the change of government had no impact on the economy; his change on abortion cost him the election

Synonyms: shift, shifting Definition: the act of moving from one place to another Usage: his constant shifting disrupted the class

Hypernyms: motion, move, movement Definition: the act of changing location from one place to another Usage: police controlled the motion of the crowd; the movement of people from the farms to the cities; his move put him directly in my path

Synonyms: chemise, shift, sack Definition: a loose-fitting dress hanging straight from the shoulders without a waist

Hypernyms: dress, frock Definition: a one-piece garment for a woman; has skirt and bodice

Synonyms: shift, shimmy, slip, chemise, teddy Definition: a woman's sleeveless undergarment

Hypernyms: undergarment, unmentionable Definition: a garment worn under other garments

Synonyms: shift, shift key Definition: the key on the typewriter keyboard that shifts from lower-case letters to upper-case letters

Hypernyms: key Definition: a lever (as in a keyboard) that actuates a mechanism when depressed

Synonyms: shift, transformation, transmutation Definition: a qualitative change

Hypernyms: change, modification, alteration Definition: an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another Usage: the change was intended to increase sales; this storm is certainly a change for the worse; the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago

Synonyms: displacement, shift Definition: an event in which something is displaced without rotation

Hypernyms: translation Definition: a uniform movement without rotation

Synonyms: shift Definition: a crew of workers who work for a specific period of time

Hypernyms: crew, gang, work party Definition: an organized group of workmen

Synonyms: fault, faulting, fracture, geological fault, break, shift Definition: (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other Usage: they built it right over a geological fault; he studied the faulting of the earth's crust

Hypernyms: crack, crevice, scissure, cleft, fissure Definition: a long narrow opening

Synonyms: shift, work shift, duty period Definition: the time period during which you are at work

Hypernyms: hours Definition: a period of time assigned for work Usage: they work long hours

Synonyms for (verb) shift

Synonyms: change over, shift, switch Definition: make a shift in or exchange of Usage: First Joe led; then we switched

Hypernyms: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: shift Definition: move and exchange for another Usage: shift the date for our class reunion

Hypernyms: exchange, replace, interchange, substitute Definition: put in the place of another; switch seemingly equivalent items Usage: the con artist replaced the original with a fake Rembrandt; substitute regular milk with fat-free milk; synonyms can be interchanged without a changing the context's meaning

Synonyms: shift Definition: change gears Usage: you have to shift when you go down a steep hill

Hypernyms: switch, change, shift Definition: lay aside, abandon, or leave for another Usage: switch to a different brand of beer; She switched psychiatrists; The car changed lanes

Synonyms: shift Definition: move from one setting or context to another Usage: shift the emphasis; shift one's attention

Hypernyms: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: shift Definition: change in quality Usage: His tone shifted

Hypernyms: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: shift Definition: change phonetically as part of a systematic historical change Usage: Grimm showed how the consonants shifted

Hypernyms: change Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: shift Definition: use a shift key on a keyboard Usage: She could not shift so all her letters are written in lower case

Hypernyms: type, typewrite Definition: write by means of a keyboard with types Usage: type the acceptance letter, please

Synonyms: shift, lurch, pitch Definition: move abruptly Usage: The ship suddenly lurched to the left

Hypernyms: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: shift, reposition, dislodge Definition: change place or direction Usage: Shift one's position

Hypernyms: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: careen, tilt, shift, wobble Definition: move sideways or in an unsteady way Usage: The ship careened out of control

Hypernyms: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: budge, shift, stir, agitate Definition: move very slightly Usage: He shifted in his seat

Hypernyms: move Definition: move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion Usage: He moved his hand slightly to the right

Synonyms: shift, transfer Definition: move around Usage: transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket

Hypernyms: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant