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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) strain

Synonyms: song, strain Definition: the act of singing Usage: with a shout and a song they marched up to the gates

Hypernyms: vocal music Definition: music that is vocalized (as contrasted with instrumental music)

Synonyms: strain, straining Definition: an intense or violent exertion

Hypernyms: effort, elbow grease, travail, sweat, exertion Definition: use of physical or mental energy; hard work Usage: he got an A for effort; they managed only with great exertion

Synonyms: strain, striving, pains, nisus Definition: an effortful attempt to attain a goal

Hypernyms: endeavor, endeavour, effort, try, attempt Definition: earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something Usage: made an effort to cover all the reading material; wished him luck in his endeavor; she gave it a good try

Synonyms: strain, tenor Definition: the general meaning or substance of an utterance Usage: although I disagreed with him I could follow the tenor of his argument

Hypernyms: meaning, substance Definition: the idea that is intended Usage: What is the meaning of this proverb?

Synonyms: line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, air, strain, tune Definition: a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence Usage: she was humming an air from Beethoven

Hypernyms: music Definition: an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Synonyms: stock, strain, breed Definition: a special variety of domesticated animals within a species Usage: he experimented on a particular breed of white rats; he created a new strain of sheep

Hypernyms: animal group Definition: a group of animals

Hypernyms: variety Definition: (biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differ from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics Usage: varieties are frequently recognized in botany

Synonyms: form, strain, var., variant Definition: (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups Usage: a new strain of microorganisms

Hypernyms: taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group Definition: animal or plant group having natural relations

Synonyms: strain Definition: (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces

Hypernyms: deformation Definition: alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it

Synonyms: strain Definition: injury to a muscle (often caused by overuse); results in swelling and pain

Hypernyms: trauma, hurt, injury, harm Definition: any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

Synonyms: mental strain, nervous strain, strain Definition: (psychology) nervousness resulting from mental stress Usage: his responsibilities were a constant strain; the mental strain of staying alert hour after hour was too much for him

Hypernyms: nerves, nervousness Definition: an uneasy psychological state Usage: he suffered an attack of nerves

Synonyms: strain, stress Definition: difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension Usage: she endured the stresses and strains of life; he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger- R.J.Samuelson

Hypernyms: difficulty Definition: a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome Usage: grappling with financial difficulties

Synonyms for (verb) strain

Synonyms: strain, tense, tense up Definition: cause to be tense and uneasy or nervous or anxious Usage: he got a phone call from his lawyer that tensed him up

Hypernyms: affect Definition: act physically on; have an effect upon Usage: the medicine affects my heart rate

Synonyms: strain, distort, deform Definition: alter the shape of (something) by stress Usage: His body was deformed by leprosy

Hypernyms: shape, form Definition: give shape or form to Usage: shape the dough; form the young child's character

Synonyms: strain, strive, reach Definition: to exert much effort or energy Usage: straining our ears to hear

Hypernyms: labor, labour, push, tug, drive Definition: strive and make an effort to reach a goal Usage: She tugged for years to make a decent living; We have to push a little to make the deadline!; She is driving away at her doctoral thesis

Synonyms: extend, strain Definition: use to the utmost; exert vigorously or to full capacity Usage: He really extended himself when he climbed Kilimanjaro; Don't strain your mind too much

Hypernyms: use, utilise, utilize, employ, apply Definition: put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose Usage: use your head!; we only use Spanish at home; I can't use this tool; Apply a magnetic field here; This thinking was applied to many projects; How do you utilize this tool?; I apply this rule to get good results; use the plastic bags to store the food; He doesn't know how to use a computer

Synonyms: puree, strain Definition: rub through a strainer or process in an electric blender Usage: puree the vegetables for the baby

Hypernyms: rub Definition: move over something with pressure Usage: rub my hands; rub oil into her skin

Synonyms: separate out, strain, filter, filter out, filtrate Definition: remove by passing through a filter Usage: filter out the impurities

Hypernyms: separate Definition: divide into components or constituents Usage: Separate the wheat from the chaff

Synonyms: sieve, sift, strain Definition: separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements Usage: sift the flour

Hypernyms: separate Definition: divide into components or constituents Usage: Separate the wheat from the chaff

Synonyms: tense, strain Definition: become stretched or tense or taut Usage: the bodybuilder's neck muscles tensed; the rope strained when the weight was attached

Hypernyms: tighten Definition: become tight or tighter Usage: The rope tightened

Synonyms: try, strain, stress Definition: test the limits of Usage: You are trying my patience!

Hypernyms: afflict Definition: cause great unhappiness for; distress Usage: she was afflicted by the death of her parents