Synonyms for workwɜrk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. work(noun)

    activity directed toward making or doing something

    Synonyms:
    piece of work, workplace, body of work, employment, oeuvre, study

    Antonyms:
    stagnate, slug, idle, laze

  2. work, piece of work(noun)

    a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing

    Synonyms:
    piece of work, workplace, body of work, employment, oeuvre, study, work

    Antonyms:
    slug, stagnate, laze, idle

  3. employment, work(noun)

    the occupation for which you are paid

    Synonyms:
    employ, use, utilisation, workplace, exercise, study, employment, usage, oeuvre, body of work, piece of work, work, utilization, engagement

    Antonyms:
    stagnate, laze, slug, idle

  4. study, work(noun)

    applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)

    Synonyms:
    piece of work, subject, report, discipline, subject area, work, oeuvre, study, employment, workplace, sketch, cogitation, written report, survey, body of work, field, field of study, bailiwick, subject field

    Antonyms:
    idle, slug, stagnate, laze

  5. work(noun)

    (physics) a manifestation of energy; the transfer of energy from one physical system to another expressed as the product of a force and the distance through which it moves a body in the direction of that force

    Synonyms:
    piece of work, workplace, body of work, employment, oeuvre, study

    Antonyms:
    laze, idle, slug, stagnate

  6. workplace, work(noun)

    a place where work is done

    Synonyms:
    piece of work, workplace, body of work, employment, oeuvre, study, work

    Antonyms:
    slug, stagnate, idle, laze

  7. oeuvre, work, body of work(verb)

    the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)

    Synonyms:
    piece of work, workplace, body of work, employment, oeuvre, study, work

    Antonyms:
    slug, idle, stagnate, laze

  8. work(verb)

    exert oneself by doing mental or physical work for a purpose or out of necessity

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, forge, lick, solve, make, figure out, form, mould, sour, exploit, go, play, do work, make for, mold, puzzle out, act upon, process, crop, exercise, ferment, influence, work on, wreak, cultivate

    Antonyms:
    stagnate, laze, slug, idle

  9. work, do work(verb)

    be employed

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, forge, lick, solve, make, figure out, form, mould, sour, work, exploit, go, play, do work, make for, mold, puzzle out, act upon, process, crop, exercise, ferment, influence, work on, wreak, cultivate

    Antonyms:
    slug, idle, stagnate, laze

  10. work, act(verb)

    have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, dissemble, act, shape, bring, move, behave, work out, run, function, put to work, forge, lick, solve, make, roleplay, figure out, form, pretend, mould, sour, playact, work, do, exploit, go, play, represent, do work, make for, mold, puzzle out, act upon, process, crop, exercise, act as, ferment, influence, work on, wreak, cultivate

    Antonyms:
    laze, slug, stagnate, idle

  11. function, work, operate, go, run(verb)

    perform as expected when applied

    Synonyms:
    lick, function, perish, break away, give way, hold out, hunt, run, endure, lead, give out, unravel, carry, fit, operate, travel, take to the woods, last, die, track down, mold, go away, act, snuff it, go, bunk, run away, solve, act upon, turn tail, head for the hills, run low, do work, plump, fly the coop, prevail, process, execute, mould, wreak, incline, drop dead, put to work, course, tend, work, scarper, blend in, run short, croak, get going, control, ferment, range, serve, work out, pass away, consort, live, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, blend, flow, hunt down, knead, scat, bring, break, figure out, escape, form, rifle, locomote, lock, exploit, run for, lean, belong, make, give-up the ghost, go bad, survive, cultivate, manoeuvre, melt down, get, be given, turn, expire, ladder, draw, become, bleed, manoeuver, persist, live on, campaign, forge, move, influence, engage, pop off, sound, fail, conk out, extend, start, depart, operate on, decease, puzzle out, play, hold up, proceed, break down, lam, melt, crop, exit, conk, work on, exercise, buy the farm, ply, hightail it, sour, feed, choke, race, guide, die hard, pass, shape, make for, mesh, officiate, black market, maneuver

    Antonyms:
    idle, slug, laze, stagnate

  12. work, work on, process(verb)

    shape, form, or improve a material

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, litigate, treat, forge, lick, work at, solve, march, make, swear out, figure out, form, mould, sour, work, action, exploit, go, play, sue, do work, make for, mold, puzzle out, act upon, process, crop, exercise, ferment, influence, work on, serve, wreak, cultivate

    Antonyms:
    stagnate, slug, laze, idle

  13. exercise, work, work out(verb)

    give a workout to

    Synonyms:
    elaborate, knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, exert, run, function, put to work, work up, figure, forge, lick, work out, make, cipher, figure out, form, compute, mould, sour, calculate, work, do, exploit, go, play, drill, make for, mold, practice, puzzle out, act upon, do work, process, crop, exercise, solve, ferment, influence, work on, cypher, practise, wreak, cultivate, reckon

    Antonyms:
    laze, stagnate, slug, idle

  14. make, work(verb)

    proceed along a path

    Synonyms:
    wee-wee, wreak, take, micturate, bring in, run, construct, draw, operate, have, lay down, solve, piddle, hold, function, mold, piss, act, constitute, do, earn, reach, go, make believe, act upon, get to, shit, defecate, crop, do work, bring, name, pass water, process, mould, stimulate, progress to, create, crap, take a shit, pretend, make water, gain, ready, ferment, establish, knead, realize, play, make up, give, attain, pull in, induce, form, exploit, pee, make, wee, cultivate, ca-ca, get, prepare, figure out, shape, work out, lick, hit, produce, score, turn, build, influence, forge, throw, put to work, arrive at, pee-pee, relieve oneself, spend a penny, puzzle out, take in, puddle, take a crap, clear, cook, work on, exercise, nominate, sour, take a leak, cause, urinate, make for, work, fix, realise, stool, seduce

    Antonyms:
    stagnate, laze, idle, slug

  15. work(verb)

    operate in a certain place, area, or specialty

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, forge, lick, solve, make, figure out, form, mould, sour, exploit, go, play, do work, make for, mold, puzzle out, act upon, process, crop, exercise, ferment, influence, work on, wreak, cultivate

    Antonyms:
    stagnate, laze, idle, slug

  16. work(verb)

    proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, forge, lick, solve, make, figure out, form, mould, sour, exploit, go, play, do work, make for, mold, puzzle out, act upon, process, crop, exercise, ferment, influence, work on, wreak, cultivate

    Antonyms:
    slug, laze, stagnate, idle

  17. work(verb)

    move in an agitated manner

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, forge, lick, solve, make, figure out, form, mould, sour, exploit, go, play, do work, make for, mold, puzzle out, act upon, process, crop, exercise, ferment, influence, work on, wreak, cultivate

    Antonyms:
    laze, idle, slug, stagnate

  18. bring, work, play, wreak, make for(verb)

    cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

    Synonyms:
    take on, knead, land, operate, fiddle, bet, process, work, shape, get, impart, add, work out, run, act as, function, put to work, flirt, trifle, take, forge, meet, lick, spiel, solve, make, roleplay, dally, fetch, act, figure out, form, toy, turn, mould, sour, playact, encounter, exploit, make for, go, bestow, play, represent, do work, mold, bring, recreate, puzzle out, institute, diddle, convey, crop, exercise, bring in, ferment, cultivate, work on, contribute, act upon, influence, wreak, lend, wager

    Antonyms:
    slug, laze, idle, stagnate

  19. work, put to work(verb)

    cause to work

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, forge, lick, solve, make, figure out, form, mould, sour, work, exploit, go, play, do work, make for, mold, puzzle out, act upon, process, crop, exercise, ferment, influence, work on, wreak, cultivate

    Antonyms:
    idle, laze, stagnate, slug

  20. cultivate, crop, work(verb)

    prepare for crops

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, sour, act, shape, clip, cultivate, civilise, work out, run, wreak, function, prune, forge, lick, civilize, solve, pasture, trim, browse, figure out, form, naturalise, mould, train, play, naturalize, exploit, go, make, do work, make for, mold, tame, bring, educate, puzzle out, put to work, school, process, crop, work, ferment, domesticate, work on, graze, act upon, cut back, influence, snip, lop, exercise, dress, range

    Antonyms:
    laze, stagnate, idle, slug

  21. work(verb)

    behave in a certain way when handled

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, forge, lick, solve, make, figure out, form, mould, sour, exploit, go, play, do work, make for, mold, puzzle out, act upon, process, crop, exercise, ferment, influence, work on, wreak, cultivate

    Antonyms:
    laze, idle, slug, stagnate

  22. influence, act upon, work(verb)

    have and exert influence or effect

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, forge, lick, solve, make, regulate, determine, figure out, form, mould, sour, work, exploit, make for, go, play, do work, mold, tempt, charm, act upon, process, crop, exercise, ferment, influence, work on, wreak, cultivate, puzzle out

    Antonyms:
    slug, laze, idle, stagnate

  23. work(verb)

    operate in or through

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, forge, lick, solve, make, figure out, form, mould, sour, exploit, go, play, do work, make for, mold, puzzle out, act upon, process, crop, exercise, ferment, influence, work on, wreak, cultivate

    Antonyms:
    idle, slug, laze, stagnate

  24. work(verb)

    cause to operate or function

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, forge, lick, solve, make, figure out, form, mould, sour, exploit, go, play, do work, make for, mold, puzzle out, act upon, process, crop, exercise, ferment, influence, work on, wreak, cultivate

    Antonyms:
    stagnate, idle, laze, slug

  25. work(verb)

    provoke or excite

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, forge, lick, solve, make, figure out, form, mould, sour, exploit, go, play, do work, make for, mold, puzzle out, act upon, process, crop, exercise, ferment, influence, work on, wreak, cultivate

    Antonyms:
    slug, laze, stagnate, idle

  26. work(verb)

    gratify and charm, usually in order to influence

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, forge, lick, solve, make, figure out, form, mould, sour, exploit, go, play, do work, make for, mold, puzzle out, act upon, process, crop, exercise, ferment, influence, work on, wreak, cultivate

    Antonyms:
    slug, laze, stagnate, idle

  27. shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge(verb)

    make something, usually for a specific function

    Synonyms:
    spring, knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, model, excogitate, imprint, work out, run, spurt, function, put to work, organize, forge, lick, take form, solve, make, regulate, determine, figure out, cast, form, fake, mould, sour, invent, play, exploit, make for, spirt, go, take shape, fashion, do work, hammer, mold, organise, mildew, puzzle out, act upon, counterfeit, process, crop, work, ferment, influence, work on, constitute, formulate, wreak, cultivate, exercise, contrive, devise

    Antonyms:
    stagnate, idle, slug, laze

  28. work(verb)

    move into or onto

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, forge, lick, solve, make, figure out, form, mould, sour, exploit, go, play, do work, make for, mold, puzzle out, act upon, process, crop, exercise, ferment, influence, work on, wreak, cultivate

    Antonyms:
    laze, stagnate, idle, slug

  29. knead, work(verb)

    make uniform

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, forge, lick, solve, make, figure out, form, mould, sour, massage, work, exploit, go, play, do work, make for, mold, puzzle out, rub down, process, crop, exercise, ferment, influence, work on, act upon, wreak, cultivate

    Antonyms:
    stagnate, idle, slug, laze

  30. exploit, work(verb)

    use or manipulate to one's advantage

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, overwork, forge, lick, solve, make, figure out, form, mould, sour, work, exploit, go, play, do work, make for, mold, puzzle out, act upon, process, crop, exercise, ferment, tap, influence, work on, wreak, cultivate

    Antonyms:
    idle, laze, slug, stagnate

  31. solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, work(verb)

    find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of

    Synonyms:
    influence, knead, turn, operate, act, shape, lap up, bat, cream, work out, run, function, put to work, figure, elaborate, lick, forge, clear, make, drub, figure out, form, compute, mould, sour, calculate, solve, work, exploit, go, play, work up, make for, mold, bring, clobber, thrash, reckon, act upon, do work, process, crop, exercise, resolve, ferment, cultivate, work on, cypher, lap, cipher, wreak, puzzle out

    Antonyms:
    stagnate, idle, slug, laze

  32. ferment, work(verb)

    cause to undergo fermentation

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, forge, lick, solve, make, figure out, form, mould, sour, work, exploit, go, play, do work, make for, mold, puzzle out, act upon, process, crop, exercise, ferment, influence, work on, wreak, cultivate

    Antonyms:
    laze, slug, idle, stagnate

  33. sour, turn, ferment, work(verb)

    go sour or spoil

    Synonyms:
    knead, bend, operate, wrick, process, work, deform, shape, change state, figure out, move around, twist, work out, release, run, wreak, function, rick, call on, acidify, lick, forge, solve, flex, act, wrench, become, form, plow, acetify, mould, sour, exploit, go, grow, sprain, play, do work, make for, mold, bring, change by reversal, puzzle out, put to work, turn over, reverse, crop, exercise, ferment, cultivate, work on, act upon, turn, influence, acidulate, plough, make

    Antonyms:
    slug, laze, idle, stagnate

  34. work(verb)

    arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion

    Synonyms:
    knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, work out, run, function, put to work, forge, lick, solve, make, figure out, form, mould, sour, exploit, go, play, do work, make for, mold, puzzle out, act upon, process, crop, exercise, ferment, influence, work on, wreak, cultivate

    Antonyms:
    idle, stagnate, slug, laze

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. work

    Work is the generic term for any continuous application of energy toward an end; work may be hard or easy. Labor is hard and wearying work; toil is straining and exhausting work. Work is also used for any result of working, physical or mental, and has special senses, as in mechanics, which labor and toil do not share. Drudgery is plodding, irksome, and often menial work. Compare ACT; BUSINESS.

    Synonyms:
    achievement, action, business, deed, doing, drudgery, employment, exertion, labor, occupation, performance, product, production, toil

    Antonyms:
    ease, idleness, leisure, recreation, relaxation, repose, rest, vacation

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