Synonyms for get

Synonyms for (noun) get

Synonyms: get

Definition: a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent

Similar words: return

Definition: a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player

Usage: he won the point on a cross-court return

Synonyms for (verb) get

Synonyms: mother, generate, father, engender, sire, get, bring forth, beget

Definition: make children

Usage: Abraham begot Isaac; Men often father children but don't recognize them

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: have, get, suffer, sustain

Definition: undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

Usage: She suffered a fracture in the accident; He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars; She got a bruise on her leg; He got his arm broken in the scuffle

Similar words: receive, experience, get, have

Definition: go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

Usage: get an idea; experience vertigo; get nauseous; receive injuries; have a feeling


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: grow, get, acquire, produce, develop

Definition: come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

Usage: He grew a beard; The patient developed abdominal pains; I got funny spots all over my body; Well-developed breasts

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: make, get

Definition: give certain properties to something

Usage: get someone mad; She made us look silly; He made a fool of himself at the meeting; Don't make this into a big deal; This invention will make you a millionaire; Make yourself clear

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: get, have, let

Definition: cause to move; cause to be in a certain position or condition

Usage: He got his squad on the ball; This let me in for a big surprise; He got a girl into trouble

Similar words: make, get

Definition: give certain properties to something

Usage: get someone mad; She made us look silly; He made a fool of himself at the meeting; Don't make this into a big deal; This invention will make you a millionaire; Make yourself clear


Synonyms: become, go, get

Definition: enter or assume a certain state or condition

Usage: He became annoyed when he heard the bad news; It must be getting more serious; her face went red with anger; She went into ecstasy; Get going!

Similar words: turn, change state

Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election


Synonyms: incur, get, obtain, receive, find

Definition: receive a specified treatment (abstract)

Usage: These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation; His movie received a good review; I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions

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: catch, get

Definition: grasp with the mind or develop an understanding of

Usage: did you catch that allusion?; We caught something of his theory in the lecture; don't catch your meaning; did you get it?; She didn't get the joke; I just don't get him

Similar words: understand

Definition: know and comprehend the nature or meaning of

Usage: She did not understand her husband; I understand what she means


Synonyms: dumbfound, bewilder, baffle, beat, amaze, puzzle, pose, mystify, nonplus, perplex, stick, stupefy, flummox, gravel, get, vex

Definition: be a mystery or bewildering to

Usage: This beats me!; Got me--I don't know the answer!; a vexing problem; This question really stuck me

Similar words: throw, bedevil, befuddle, discombobulate, confound, confuse, fox, fuddle

Definition: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly

Usage: These questions confuse even the experts; This question completely threw me; This question befuddled even the teacher


Synonyms: aim, drive, get

Definition: move into a desired direction of discourse

Usage: What are you driving at?

Similar words: intend, mean

Definition: mean or intend to express or convey

Usage: You never understand what I mean!; what do his words intend?


Synonyms: get

Definition: communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone

Usage: Bill called this number and he got Mary; The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake

Similar words: communicate, intercommunicate

Definition: transmit thoughts or feelings

Usage: He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist


Synonyms: get, fix, pay back, pay off

Definition: take vengeance on or get even

Usage: We'll get them!; That'll fix him good!; This time I got him

Similar words: get back, get even

Definition: take revenge or even out a score

Usage: I cannot accept the defeat--I want to get even


Synonyms: capture, catch, get

Definition: succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

Usage: We finally got the suspect; Did you catch the thief?

Similar words: prehend, seize, clutch

Definition: take hold of; grab

Usage: The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter; She clutched her purse; The mother seized her child by the arm; Birds of prey often seize small mammals


Synonyms: get, catch

Definition: reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot

Usage: the rock caught her in the back of the head; The blow got him in the back; The punch caught him in the stomach

Similar words: hit

Definition: deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

Usage: He hit her hard in the face


Synonyms: convey, get, fetch, bring

Definition: go or come after and bring or take back

Usage: Get me those books over there, please; Could you bring the wine?; The dog fetched the hat

Similar words: channel, channelise, channelize, transfer, transmit, transport

Definition: send from one person or place to another

Usage: transmit a message


Synonyms: arrest, get, catch

Definition: attract and fix

Usage: His look caught her; She caught his eye; Catch the attention of the waiter

Similar words: draw, draw in, pull, pull in, attract

Definition: direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes

Usage: Her good looks attract the stares of many men; The ad pulled in many potential customers; This pianist pulls huge crowds; The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers


Synonyms: get

Definition: overcome or destroy

Usage: The ice storm got my hibiscus; the cat got the goldfish

Similar words: ruin, destroy

Definition: destroy completely; damage irreparably

Usage: You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!; The tears ruined her make-up


Synonyms: draw, get

Definition: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher

Usage: He drew a base on balls

Similar words: set up, effect, effectuate

Definition: produce

Usage: The scientists set up a shock wave


Synonyms: catch, get

Definition: apprehend and reproduce accurately

Usage: She really caught the spirit of the place in her drawings; She got the mood just right in her photographs

Similar words: reproduce

Definition: recreate a sound, image, idea, mood, atmosphere, etc.

Usage: this DVD player reproduces the sound of the piano very well; He reproduced the feeling of sadness in the portrait


Synonyms: get

Definition: evoke an emotional response

Usage: Brahms's `Requiem' gets me every time

Similar words: touch, stir

Definition: affect emotionally

Usage: A stirring movie; I was touched by your kind letter of sympathy


Synonyms: get, get under one's skin

Definition: irritate

Usage: Her childish behavior really get to me; His lying really gets me

Similar words: devil, irritate, get at, get to, gravel, rag, rile, bother, chafe, annoy, nark, nettle, vex

Definition: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations

Usage: Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me; It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves


Synonyms: get

Definition: reach and board

Usage: She got the bus just as it was leaving

Similar words: catch

Definition: reach in time

Usage: I have to catch a train at 7 o'clock


Synonyms: scram, bugger off, buzz off, get, fuck off

Definition: leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form

Usage: Scram!

Similar words: leave, go away, go forth

Definition: go away from a place

Usage: At what time does your train leave?; She didn't leave until midnight; The ship leaves at midnight


Synonyms: receive, experience, get, have

Definition: go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

Usage: get an idea; experience vertigo; get nauseous; receive injuries; have a feeling

Similar words: undergo

Definition: pass through

Usage: The chemical undergoes a sudden change; The fluid undergoes shear; undergo a strange sensation


Synonyms: catch, get

Definition: suffer from the receipt of

Usage: She will catch hell for this behavior!

Similar words: ache, hurt, suffer

Definition: feel physical pain

Usage: Were you hurting after the accident?


Synonyms: get, catch

Definition: perceive by hearing

Usage: I didn't catch your name; She didn't get his name when they met the first time

Similar words: hear

Definition: perceive (sound) via the auditory sense


Synonyms: get

Definition: purchase

Usage: What did you get at the toy store?

Similar words: purchase, buy

Definition: obtain by purchase; acquire by means of a financial transaction

Usage: The family purchased a new car; The conglomerate acquired a new company; She buys for the big department store


Synonyms: make, have, get

Definition: achieve a point or goal

Usage: Nicklaus had a 70; The Brazilian team got 4 goals; She made 29 points that day

Similar words: hit, tally, rack up, score

Definition: gain points in a game

Usage: The home team scored many times; He hit a home run; He hit .300 in the past season


Synonyms: get

Definition: acquire as a result of some effort or action

Usage: You cannot get water out of a stone; Where did she get these news?

Similar words: acquire, get

Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Usage: She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work