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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