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Synonyms for (noun) trace

Synonyms: trace Definition: either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree

Similar words: line Definition: something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible Usage: a washing line

Synonyms: trace, tracing Definition: a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image

Similar words: drawing Definition: a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines Usage: drawings of abstract forms; he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures

Synonyms: tincture, trace, shadow, vestige Definition: an indication that something has been present Usage: there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim; a tincture of condescension

Similar words: indicant, indication Definition: something that serves to indicate or suggest Usage: an indication of foul play; indications of strain; symptoms are the prime indicants of disease

Synonyms: trace Definition: a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle

Similar words: mark, print Definition: a visible indication made on a surface Usage: some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks; paw prints were everywhere

Synonyms: ghost, touch, trace Definition: a suggestion of some quality Usage: there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone; he detected a ghost of a smile on her face

Similar words: proposition, proffer, suggestion Definition: a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection Usage: it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse

Synonyms: hint, trace, suggestion Definition: a just detectable amount Usage: he speaks French with a trace of an accent

Similar words: small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity Definition: an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

Synonyms for (verb) trace

Synonyms: decipher, trace Definition: read with difficulty Usage: Can you decipher this letter?; The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs

Similar words: read Definition: interpret something that is written or printed Usage: read the advertisement; Have you read Salman Rushdie?

Synonyms: trace, follow Definition: follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something Usage: We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba; trace the student's progress

Similar words: study, examine, analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass Definition: consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning Usage: analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare; analyze the evidence in a criminal trial; analyze your real motives

Synonyms: trace, delineate, describe, draw, line Definition: make a mark or lines on a surface Usage: draw a line; trace the outline of a figure in the sand

Similar words: mark Definition: make or leave a mark on Usage: the scouts marked the trail; ash marked the believers' foreheads

Synonyms: trace Definition: copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of Usage: trace a design; trace a pattern

Similar words: re-create, copy Definition: make a replica of Usage: copy that drawing; re-create a picture by Rembrandt

Synonyms: trace Definition: make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along Usage: The children traced along the edge of the dark forest; The women traced the pasture

Similar words: continue, proceed, go forward Definition: move ahead; travel onward in time or space Usage: We proceeded towards Washington; She continued in the direction of the hills; We are moving ahead in time now

Synonyms: trace, hound, hunt Definition: pursue or chase relentlessly Usage: The hunters traced the deer into the woods; the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him

Similar words: chase, chase after, dog, tag, tail, track, trail, go after, give chase Definition: go after with the intent to catch Usage: The policeman chased the mugger down the alley; the dog chased the rabbit

Synonyms: trace, retrace Definition: to go back over again Usage: we retraced the route we took last summer; trace your path

Similar words: return Definition: go or come back to place, condition, or activity where one has been before Usage: return to your native land; the professor returned to his teaching position after serving as Dean

Synonyms: trace Definition: discover traces of Usage: She traced the circumstances of her birth

Similar words: find, notice, observe, detect, discover Definition: discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of Usage: She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water; We found traces of lead in the paint