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    Dictionary for Synonyms?

    Hello!

    I always have problems about the differences between some English words or phrases, like "regard" and "respect" and such.

    I wonder whether there are any dictionaries which can clearly distinguish them from each other. If yes, what are them? Many thanks!

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    Re: Dictionary for Synonyms?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello!

    I always have problems about the differences between some English words or phrases, like "regard" and "respect" and such.

    I wonder whether there are any dictionaries which can clearly distinguish them from each other. If yes, what are them? Many thanks!
    (What are they?)
    A good general English dictionary with examples is probably the best way to differentiate words. (I don't mean a free online one). In some senses for example of 'respect' and 'regard', there are no differences at all in usage, while in other senses you would normally use only one or the other. When you know the meanings of each word, you can often tell how they differ.
    By "a good dictionary" I mean one version up from the one you can afford.
    Maybe someone else knows of a good synonym/antonym dictionary that is really useful.

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    Re: Dictionary for Synonyms?

    Hello Raymott,

    Thank you for your answer and correction.

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    Re: Dictionary for Synonyms?

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello Raymott,

    Thank you for your answer and correction.
    HI daffodils,

    Here is a dictionary you might be interested in:

    Hi Raymott,

    Unfortunately the Dictionary in question is not an online one. It is a part an parcel of my private library.

    I am speaking of Chambers Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (readacttor Martin H. Manser) is based on Chambers Thesarius, which itself is drawn from the extensive Chambers English Dictionary database.

    You can see an example of an entry on the "suspect and doubt" thread under Vil's post.



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    Re: Dictionary for Synonyms?

    Hi Raymott,

    Thank you very much for taking my question seriously. You're so obliging!

    Have a good one!

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