17 of the Best Synonyms for ‘Analysis’

 

By Dr Oliver Tearle

The word analysis can be an extremely useful one. When writing about science, literary criticism, political analysis, and a wealth of other topics, analysis is often an integral part of one’s language. The word is from a Latin term meaning ‘to resolve something into its elements or constituent parts’, which itself goes back ultimately to an ancient Greek word that meant ‘loosening or undoing’ something – the idea being that by taking something apart one could work out how it was, as it were, put together. Continue reading “17 of the Best Synonyms for ‘Analysis’”

25 of the Best Synonyms and Antonyms for ‘Give Up’

 

By Dr Oliver Tearle

The expression to give up has two complementary but distinct meanings. Indeed, in one sense, the two meanings stand in opposition to each other: one might give up oneself to a vice or weakness (by surrendering to one’s desire for a drink or a bar of chocolate), or one might give up the vice itself (by stopping eating chocolate or drinking one’s tipple of choice). However, some of the synonyms for give up overlap and can be used for both senses of the phrase – as we’ll make clear in the post that follows. Continue reading “25 of the Best Synonyms and Antonyms for ‘Give Up’”

25 of the Best Synonyms for ‘Submissive’

 

By Dr Oliver Tearle

To be ‘submissive’ is to submit: to yield obediently to some higher or greater power or authority, and allow oneself to be dominated by that higher power. So people are sometimes described as having a submissive personality or behaving in a submissive way. (The word submit is from Latin words meaning ‘to put under’, because someone who is submissive allows themselves to be put under the authority of someone else.) Continue reading “25 of the Best Synonyms for ‘Submissive’”