Synonyms for contract

Synonyms for (noun) contract

Synonyms: contract, contract bridge

Definition: a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid

Similar words: bridge

Definition: any of various card games based on whist for four players


Synonyms: contract

Definition: a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

Similar words: written agreement

Definition: a legal document summarizing the agreement between parties


Synonyms: declaration, contract

Definition: (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make

Similar words: bid, bidding

Definition: (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make

Synonyms for (verb) contract

Synonyms: take, contract, get

Definition: be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

Usage: He got AIDS; She came down with pneumonia; She took a chill

Similar words: sicken, come down

Definition: get sick

Usage: She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital


Synonyms: shrink, contract

Definition: become smaller or draw together

Usage: The fabric shrank; The balloon shrank

Similar words: fall, lessen, diminish, decrease

Definition: decrease in size, extent, or range

Usage: The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester; The cabin pressure fell dramatically; her weight fell to under a hundred pounds; his voice fell to a whisper


Synonyms: abbreviate, abridge, contract, cut, reduce, foreshorten, shorten

Definition: reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

Usage: The manuscript must be shortened

Similar words: lessen, minify, decrease

Definition: make smaller

Usage: He decreased his staff


Synonyms: contract, narrow

Definition: make or become more narrow or restricted

Usage: The selection was narrowed; The road narrowed

Similar words: 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: concentrate, condense, contract

Definition: compress or concentrate

Usage: Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan

Similar words: 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: undertake, contract

Definition: enter into a contractual arrangement

Similar words: promise, assure

Definition: make a promise or commitment


Synonyms: contract

Definition: make smaller

Usage: The heat contracted the woollen garment

Similar words: shrink, reduce

Definition: reduce in size; reduce physically

Usage: Hot water will shrink the sweater; Can you shrink this image?


Synonyms: press, compact, compress, constrict, contract, squeeze

Definition: squeeze or press together

Usage: she compressed her lips; the spasm contracted the muscle

Similar words: tighten

Definition: become tight or tighter

Usage: The rope tightened


Synonyms: sign, sign on, sign up, contract

Definition: engage by written agreement

Usage: They signed two new pitchers for the next season

Similar words: hire, employ, engage

Definition: engage or hire for work

Usage: They hired two new secretaries in the department; How many people has she employed?