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Synonyms for contractn., adj., and usu. for v. 16–18, 22, 23 ˈkɒn trækt; otherwise v. kənˈtrækt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contract(noun)

    a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

    Synonyms:
    declaration, contract bridge

    Antonyms:
    dilate, flesh out, expand, enlarge, expatiate, spread out, exposit, lucubrate, expound, elaborate

  2. contract, declaration(noun)

    (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make

    Synonyms:
    annunciation, proclamation, declaration, resolution, contract, announcement, contract bridge, resolve

    Antonyms:
    expand, enlarge, flesh out, lucubrate, expatiate, spread out, dilate, elaborate, expound, exposit

  3. contract, contract bridge(verb)

    a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid

    Synonyms:
    declaration, contract, contract bridge

    Antonyms:
    lucubrate, elaborate, enlarge, exposit, dilate, expatiate, expand, spread out, flesh out, expound

  4. contract, undertake(verb)

    enter into a contractual arrangement

    Synonyms:
    set about, sign, take in charge, condense, concentrate, sign up, attempt, abbreviate, constrict, shorten, press, shrink, contract, undertake, foreshorten, cut, guarantee, take on, squeeze, get, compress, reduce, take, abridge, sign on, tackle, narrow, compact

    Antonyms:
    expound, dilate, expatiate, expand, lucubrate, enlarge, spread out, elaborate, exposit, flesh out

  5. sign, contract, sign on, sign up(verb)

    engage by written agreement

    Synonyms:
    shorten, sign, condense, concentrate, sign up, abbreviate, constrict, narrow, press, reduce, take, undertake, bless, signalize, cut, subscribe, squeeze, get, compress, contract, sign on, foreshorten, ratify, abridge, signalise, signal, shrink, compact

    Antonyms:
    flesh out, elaborate, spread out, expatiate, lucubrate, expand, expound, dilate, enlarge, exposit

  6. compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press(verb)

    squeeze or press together

    Synonyms:
    fight, adjure, weigh, pressure, crush, narrow, thrust, get, rack, cut, pack together, foreshorten, undertake, hale, press, twitch, pack, gouge, tweet, embrace, bundle, agitate, force, pinch, shove, weight-lift, sign up, sign on, twinge, compress, urge, hug, shrink, concentrate, campaign, sign, abridge, reduce, take, condense, contract, iron, crusade, extort, stuff, urge on, squeeze, beseech, squash, compact, constringe, exhort, wring, mash, coerce, wad, bid, push, bosom, wedge, entreat, shorten, squelch, abbreviate, conjure, constrict, press out, weightlift, iron out

    Antonyms:
    expound, spread out, expand, exposit, lucubrate, enlarge, flesh out, expatiate, elaborate, dilate

  7. contract, take, get(verb)

    be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

    Synonyms:
    sign on, read, dumbfound, occupy, subscribe to, sire, withdraw, mystify, foreshorten, lead, ingest, develop, take aim, carry, bring, assume, stupefy, have, hold, become, choose, sustain, study, learn, fill, receive, necessitate, compress, consume, go, stimulate, start out, pay off, drive, hire, engender, cut, fix, pay back, consider, sign up, rent, suffer, reduce, stick, pick out, set about, bring forth, get down, gravel, incur, draw, catch, contract, deal, adopt, shorten, compact, remove, demand, start, set out, lease, take on, buzz off, beat, constrict, arrest, beget, take up, come, train, bewilder, strike, use up, select, take, scram, squeeze, engage, concentrate, film, make, claim, puzzle, flummox, abbreviate, generate, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, let, experience, condense, amaze, require, call for, take in, produce, vex, find, submit, convey, shrink, capture, shoot, aim, induce, direct, perplex, charter, press, obtain, begin, get, contain, father, mother, get under one's skin, subscribe, narrow, arrive, need, guide, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, abridge, grow, fetch, accept, pose, sign, admit, bugger off, undertake, cause, ask, nonplus, conduct, commence, baffle

    Antonyms:
    expand, dilate, lucubrate, enlarge, flesh out, elaborate, spread out, expatiate, exposit, expound

  8. shrink, contract(verb)

    become smaller or draw together

    Synonyms:
    shorten, sign, condense, concentrate, sign up, abbreviate, shrivel up, constrict, narrow, quail, flinch, funk, take, shrivel, undertake, reduce, cut, cringe, abridge, squeeze, get, compress, contract, sign on, wince, foreshorten, recoil, squinch, wither, press, shrink, compact

    Antonyms:
    elaborate, dilate, lucubrate, expound, enlarge, expand, flesh out, exposit, expatiate, spread out

  9. contract(verb)

    make smaller

    Synonyms:
    sign, condense, concentrate, sign up, abbreviate, constrict, shorten, press, shrink, undertake, foreshorten, cut, squeeze, get, compress, reduce, take, abridge, sign on, narrow, compact

    Antonyms:
    expound, enlarge, exposit, lucubrate, expand, dilate, spread out, flesh out, elaborate, expatiate

  10. condense, concentrate, contract(verb)

    compress or concentrate

    Synonyms:
    digest, narrow, decoct, pore, get, cut, boil down, foreshorten, centre, rivet, press, center, focus, centralise, take, sign on, sign, sign up, distil, compress, shrink, abridge, reduce, condense, contract, concentrate, squeeze, compact, undertake, distill, centralize, shorten, abbreviate, constrict

    Antonyms:
    enlarge, lucubrate, flesh out, dilate, expound, spread out, expatiate, expand, exposit, elaborate

  11. narrow, contract(verb)

    make or become more narrow or restricted

    Synonyms:
    peg down, sign, condense, nail down, sign up, specialize, abbreviate, constrict, narrow, press, shrink, specialise, take, undertake, foreshorten, cut, shorten, constringe, narrow down, specify, squeeze, get, compress, contract, sign on, abridge, concentrate, reduce, pin down, compact

    Antonyms:
    expand, spread out, dilate, elaborate, enlarge, exposit, expound, expatiate, flesh out, lucubrate

  12. abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce(verb)

    reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

    Synonyms:
    sign on, expurgate, skip, foreshorten, ignore, cut off, bowdlerize, bowdlerise, sign, reduce, hack, compress, tailor, quash, disregard, cut back, sign up, turn out, lose weight, slew, rationalise, switch off, castrate, prune, melt off, trim down, scale down, contract, condense, shorten, compact, thin, slim down, geld, rationalize, make out, abridge, constrict, issue, narrow, take, squeeze, bring down, trim, slue, tighten, deoxidise, abbreviate, turn off, keep down, cut, subdue, cut down, dilute, burn, subjugate, get, shrink, edit, edit out, come down, repress, press, write out, thin out, swerve, boil down, snub, slenderize, trend, curve, deoxidize, sheer, concentrate, undertake, veer, decoct, slim, trim back

    Antonyms:
    enlarge, exposit, expatiate, flesh out, lucubrate, dilate, elaborate, expound, expand, spread out

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contract

    All these words involve at least two parties, tho an engagement or promise may be the act of but one. A contract is a formal agreement between two or more parties for the doing or leaving undone some specified act or acts, and is ordinarily in writing. Mutual promises may have the force of a contract. A consideration, or compensation, is essential to convert an agreement into a contract. A contract may be oral or written. A covenant in law is a written contract under seal. Covenant is frequent in religious usage, as contract is in law and business. Compact is essentially the same as contract, but is applied to international agreements, treaties, etc. A bargain is a mutual agreement for an exchange of values, without the formality of a contract. A stipulation is a single item in an agreement or contract. A cartel is a military agreement for the exchange of prisoners or the like.

    Synonyms:
    agreement, arrangement, bargain, cartel, compact, covenant, engagement, obligation, pact, pledge, promise, stipulation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contract(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lessen, shorten, narrow, diminish, abridge, reduce, epitomize, draw together

  2. contract(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    incur, bring, procure, get, assume, take upon one's self, become liable to

  3. contract(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    shrivel, shrink, shrink up

  4. contract(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    agree, stipulate, bargain, covenant, make a bargain

  5. contract(n.)

    Synonyms:
    compact, bargain, stipulation, covenant, convention, concordat, treaty, agreement, pact, arrangement


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