Is there a dictionary explaining the usage of synonyms?
Thread poster: Hanankh
Hanankh
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Jun 24, 2004

Is there a dictionary that sets the difference between different synonyms and their usage?

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GoodWords  Identity Verified
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Dictionaries of collocations Jun 24, 2004

The correct synonym depends on collocation.

Here are two books that give ample information about collocations in English:

Longman Language Activator
The Bbi Dictionary of English Word Combinations

You might be able to find more with this search.


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Riccardo Schiaffino  Identity Verified
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Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms Jun 24, 2004

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms provides synonyms (and antonyms) with a detailed explanation of how the various synonyms differ from each other.

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bpedemonte
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The Penguin Modern Guide to Synonyms and Related Words Jun 25, 2004

This provides synonyms and antonyms, groups of synonims with figurative, positive and negative uses and a comparison between the words in the group and their relative suitability. There is also a cross-referencing index.

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Steven Sidore  Identity Verified
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Second on this one Jun 26, 2004

Riccardo Schiaffino wrote:

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms provides synonyms (and antonyms) with a detailed explanation of how the various synonyms differ from each other.


I worked for a number of years as a book editor and this was our bible for picking the nits, as was the Merriam-Webster Dictionary of Usage.


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Hanankh
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Thanks alot Jun 27, 2004

Thank you Goodwords,Riccardo,Bpedemonte and Steven for the dictionaries. They are very helpful.

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Monique Laville  Identity Verified
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Thanks Jun 29, 2004

Very helpful to me too.

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Monique Laville  Identity Verified
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Book of english usage, on line Jun 29, 2004

This one is not directly related to synonyms, but gives the usage of hundreds of words, like able, above, between, former/latter, whilst, and so on.

Hope it will be helpful to you as it is to me. I really enjoy reading it.


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Monique Laville  Identity Verified
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Sorry Hanan Jul 7, 2004

Here it is:

Book of english usage


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konan
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Thanks for this , dears !! Jul 27, 2004

Thanks dears, and I want to say that such kind of dictionaries ( useful books ) are available for us, the People of Translation. So I can't express my feelings that you helped us to do it now. Support the translators when the chance comes to you !!

With My Best Regards,
T. Mohammed El Homaidi.
Yemen


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Adam Podstawczynski  Identity Verified
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Have you tried www.visualthesaurus.com? Aug 3, 2004

This paid service does not actually explain relations between synonyms nor it gives you the right choice in a context, but it is definitely _worth_ looking at when looking for synonyms.

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