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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?