Synonyms for patent

Synonyms for (noun) patent

Synonyms: patent, patent of invention

Definition: a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention

Similar words: papers, written document, document

Definition: writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)


Synonyms: patent, letters patent

Definition: an official document granting a right or privilege

Similar words: instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document

Definition: (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

Synonyms for (verb) patent

Synonyms: patent

Definition: make open to sight or notice

Usage: His behavior has patented an embarrassing fact about him

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: patent

Definition: obtain a patent for

Usage: Should I patent this invention?

Similar words: secure, procure

Definition: get by special effort

Usage: He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed


Synonyms: patent

Definition: grant rights to; grant a patent for

Similar words: register

Definition: record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions

Synonyms for (adjective) patent

Synonyms: patent, unmistakable, apparent, plain, manifest, evident

Definition: clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

Usage: the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields; evident hostility; manifest disapproval; patent advantages; made his meaning plain; it is plain that he is no reactionary; in plain view

Similar words: obvious

Definition: easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind

Usage: obvious errors


Synonyms: patent

Definition: (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage

Usage: patent ductus arteriosus

Similar words: unobstructed

Definition: free from impediment or obstruction or hindrance

Usage: an unobstructed view