Synonyms for (noun) check

Synonyms: check, check-out procedure, checkout

Definition: the act of inspecting or verifying

Usage: they made a check of their equipment; the pilot ran through the check-out procedure

Similar words: inspection, review

Definition: a formal or official examination

Usage: the platoon stood ready for review; we had to wait for the inspection before we could use the elevator


Synonyms: check

Definition: (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king

Similar words: chess move

Definition: the act of moving a chess piece


Synonyms: check

Definition: obstructing an opponent in ice hockey

Similar words: obstruction

Definition: getting in someone's way


Synonyms: curb, check, bridle

Definition: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess

Usage: his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper

Similar words: restraint

Definition: the act of controlling by restraining someone or something

Usage: the unlawful restraint of trade


Synonyms: check

Definition: a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)

Usage: she wore a skirt with checks

Similar words: weave

Definition: pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric


Synonyms: check, chip

Definition: a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something

Similar words: mar, defect, blemish

Definition: a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

Usage: a facial blemish


Synonyms: check, balk, baulk, impediment, hinderance, hindrance, handicap, deterrent

Definition: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

Similar words: difficulty

Definition: a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result

Usage: serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent


Synonyms: check, assay

Definition: an appraisal of the state of affairs

Usage: they made an assay of the contents; a check on its dependability under stress

Similar words: appraisal, assessment

Definition: the classification of someone or something with respect to its worth


Synonyms: confirmation, verification, substantiation, check

Definition: additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct

Usage: fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory

Similar words: proof, cogent evidence

Definition: any factual evidence that helps to establish the truth of something

Usage: if you have any proof for what you say, now is the time to produce it


Synonyms: tab, check, chit

Definition: the bill in a restaurant

Usage: he asked the waiter for the check

Similar words: bill, account, invoice

Definition: an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered

Usage: he paid his bill and left; send me an account of what I owe


Synonyms: check, check mark, tick

Definition: a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.

Usage: as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name

Similar words: mark

Definition: a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)

Usage: his answer was just a punctuation mark


Synonyms: bank check, check, cheque

Definition: a written order directing a bank to pay money

Usage: he paid all his bills by check

Similar words: bill of exchange, order of payment, draft

Definition: a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another


Synonyms: arrest, stop, stoppage, check, halt, hitch, stay

Definition: the state of inactivity following an interruption

Usage: the negotiations were in arrest; held them in check; during the halt he got some lunch; the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow; he spent the entire stop in his seat

Similar words: inaction, inactiveness, inactivity

Definition: the state of being inactive

Synonyms for (verb) check

Synonyms: break, check, crack

Definition: become fractured; break or crack on the surface only

Usage: The glass cracked when it was heated

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: check, chink

Definition: make cracks or chinks in

Usage: The heat checked the paint

Similar words: crack

Definition: cause to become cracked

Usage: heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair


Synonyms: check

Definition: arrest the motion (of something) abruptly

Usage: He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve

Similar words: stop

Definition: cause to stop

Usage: stop a car; stop the thief


Synonyms: delay, retard, check

Definition: slow the growth or development of

Usage: The brain damage will retard the child's language development

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: check, check into, check out, check over, check up on, look into, suss out, go over

Definition: examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

Usage: check the brakes; Check out the engine

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: tick, tick off, mark, mark off, check, check off

Definition: put a check mark on or near or next to

Usage: Please check each name on the list; tick off the items; mark off the units

Similar words: verify

Definition: confirm the truth of

Usage: Please verify that the doors are closed; verify a claim


Synonyms: control, assure, ascertain, insure, check, ensure, see, see to it

Definition: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

Usage: He verified that the valves were closed; See that the curtains are closed; control the quality of the product

Similar words: verify

Definition: confirm the truth of

Usage: Please verify that the doors are closed; verify a claim


Synonyms: check

Definition: verify by consulting a source or authority

Usage: check the spelling of this word; check your facts

Similar words: verify

Definition: confirm the truth of

Usage: Please verify that the doors are closed; verify a claim


Synonyms: check

Definition: write out a check on a bank account

Similar words: write out, cut, issue, make out

Definition: make out and issue

Usage: write out a check; cut a ticket; Please make the check out to me


Synonyms: check

Definition: place into check

Usage: He checked my kings

Similar words: aggress, attack

Definition: take the initiative and go on the offensive

Usage: The Serbs attacked the village at night; The visiting team started to attack


Synonyms: contain, hold back, arrest, check, stop, turn back

Definition: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of

Usage: Arrest the downward trend; Check the growth of communism in South East Asia; Contain the rebel movement; Turn back the tide of communism

Similar words: defend

Definition: be on the defensive; act against an attack


Synonyms: check

Definition: decline to initiate betting

Similar words: go, move

Definition: have a turn; make one's move in a game

Usage: Can I go now?


Synonyms: check, checker, chequer

Definition: mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on

Similar words: draw

Definition: represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface

Usage: She drew an elephant; Draw me a horse


Synonyms: check

Definition: stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution

Usage: She checked for an instant and missed a step

Similar words: stop, halt

Definition: come to a halt, stop moving

Usage: the car stopped; She stopped in front of a store window


Synonyms: check

Definition: stop in a chase especially when scent is lost

Usage: The dog checked

Similar words: stop, halt

Definition: come to a halt, stop moving

Usage: the car stopped; She stopped in front of a store window


Synonyms: check

Definition: abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey

Similar words: stop, halt

Definition: come to a halt, stop moving

Usage: the car stopped; She stopped in front of a store window


Synonyms: check

Definition: hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping

Usage: Check your coat at the door

Similar words: charge, consign

Definition: give over to another for care or safekeeping

Usage: consign your baggage


Synonyms: check

Definition: consign for shipment on a vehicle

Usage: check your luggage before boarding

Similar words: charge, consign

Definition: give over to another for care or safekeeping

Usage: consign your baggage


Synonyms: contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, check, moderate

Definition: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

Usage: moderate your alcohol intake; hold your tongue; hold your temper; control your anger

Similar words: keep, keep back, restrain, hold back

Definition: keep under control; keep in check

Usage: suppress a smile; Keep your temper; keep your cool


Synonyms: check

Definition: make an examination or investigation

Usage: check into the rumor; check the time of the class

Similar words: see, examine

Definition: observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect

Usage: The customs agent examined the baggage; I must see your passport before you can enter the country


Synonyms: discipline, condition, train, check

Definition: develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control

Usage: Parents must discipline their children; Is this dog trained?

Similar words: make grow, develop

Definition: cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development

Usage: The perfect climate here develops the grain; He developed a new kind of apple


Synonyms: check

Definition: block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey

Similar words: stymie, stymy, hinder, obstruct, embarrass, block, blockade

Definition: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of

Usage: His brother blocked him at every turn


Synonyms: correspond, tally, jibe, match, fit, gibe, agree, check

Definition: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

Usage: The two stories don't agree in many details; The handwriting checks with the signature on the check; The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun

Similar words: be, equal

Definition: be identical or equivalent to

Usage: One dollar equals 1,000 rubles these days!