Homework Help Antonyms Meaning

Synonyms and antonyms are used to avoid over-using words. They help to build vocabulary and broaden your understanding of the world.

Synonyms

Synonyms are words with a similar or the same meaning. The word ‘syn’ means ‘the same.
Examples of synonyms:

WordSynonym
privatesecret
luckyfortunate
buildconstruct
quarrelargue

Antonyms:are words that have opposite meanings. The word ‘anti’ means ‘opposite’ or ‘anti’.
For example

“The lion ambled up to its prey” is not as effective as “The lion stalked its prey” but they are both synonyms for the word ‘walk’.

WordAntonym
privatepublic
luckyunlucky
builddemolish, destroy
quarrelagree

A prefix/beginning can sometimes be added to a word to make an antonym.

Many of the prefixes used to make an antonym begin with ‘dis-’, ‘un-’, ‘im-’, ‘ir-’, ‘il-’ and ‘in-’.
For example
like – dislike

Patient-impatient

Accurate-inaccurate

Estimate can be either a noun or a verb.  In both instances it is related to making an educated guess about the quantity or value of something, either the act of making the guess (verb) or the guess itself (noun).

A synonymis a word that means close to the same thing as another word.  So synonyms for estimate the verb would include appraise, assess, valuate, gauge, and guess.  Synonyms for estimate the noun would...

Estimate can be either a noun or a verb.  In both instances it is related to making an educated guess about the quantity or value of something, either the act of making the guess (verb) or the guess itself (noun).

A synonym is a word that means close to the same thing as another word.  So synonyms for estimate the verb would include appraise, assess, valuate, gauge, and guess.  Synonyms for estimate the noun would include appraisal, assessment, valuation, and guess.

An antonym is a word that has the opposite meaning of another word.  This is a little trickier since you could go in two different directions.  If you wanted to mean the opposite of making an assessment, then an antonym would be disregard.  If you wanted to mean the opposite of making an educated guess in the sense of making a precise calculation, then an antonym would be calculate.

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