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An act or a course of action that is required of one by position, social custom, law, or religion:
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  1. An act or a course of action that is required of one by position, social custom, law, or religion:
  2. Required action or service:
  3. Any action, task, etc. required by or relating to one's occupation or position
A meeting.
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  1. A meeting.
  2. An informal social gathering or meeting
  3. (Informal) A meeting or gathering; a party or social function.
The state of being employed.
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  1. The state of being employed.
  2. The thing at which one is employed; work; occupation; profession; job
  3. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control.
A legal qualification, such as age, that determines one’s ability to do something that has legal consequences (such as making a contract or getting married). Also called legal capacity.
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  1. A legal qualification, such as age, that determines one’s ability to do something that has legal consequences (such as making a contract or getting married). Also called legal capacity.
  2. A condition of being qualified or authorized; position, function, status, etc.
  3. The function, office, position, or role in which one acts.
A ceremony, rite, or service for a special purpose, especially the Office of the Dead.
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  1. A ceremony, rite, or service for a special purpose, especially the Office of the Dead.
  2. Public position:
  3. A duty or function assigned to or assumed by someone:
(--- R.C.Ch.) Authorization granted to a bishop, priest, etc. permitting the performance of certain acts or functions otherwise prohibited to him
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  1. (--- R.C.Ch.) Authorization granted to a bishop, priest, etc. permitting the performance of certain acts or functions otherwise prohibited to him
  2. (Obs.) The power to do; ability to perform an action
  3. The teachers and instructors of a school or college, or of one of its divisions, especially those considered permanent, full-time employees.
The function or position of something.
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  1. The function or position of something.
  2. Designation that denotes an associated set of responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and attitudes
  3. A function or office assumed by someone
The object for which something exists or is done; end in view
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  1. The object for which something exists or is done; end in view
  2. Determination; resolution:
  3. The object toward which one strives or for which something exists; an aim or goal:
That which is done to celebrate
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  1. That which is done to celebrate
  2. The act or an instance of celebrating
A social function, often formal, for the receiving of guests
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  1. A social function, often formal, for the receiving of guests
  2. A social function, especially one intended to provide a welcome or greeting:
  3. A welcome, greeting, or acceptance:
To carry out or execute an action or process; esp., to take part in a musical program, act in a play, dance, etc. before an audience
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  1. To carry out or execute an action or process; esp., to take part in a musical program, act in a play, dance, etc. before an audience
  2. To act on so as to accomplish or bring to completion; execute; carry out (a task, process, etc.)
  3. To present a dramatic or musical work or other entertainment before an audience.
(Nautical) To sail or steer before the wind or on an indicated course:
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  1. (Nautical) To sail or steer before the wind or on an indicated course:
  2. To go by moving the legs rapidly, faster than in walking, and (in a two-legged animal) in such a way that for an instant both feet are off the ground
  3. To be in operation; function or work:
To make productive; cultivate:
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  1. To make productive; cultivate:
  2. To function or operate in the desired or required way:
  3. To knead, stir, or otherwise manipulate in preparation:
(Informal) A state of affairs:
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  1. (Informal) A state of affairs:
  2. The object to be worked on:
  3. A specific piece of work to be done for a set fee:
Determination; resolution:
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  1. Determination; resolution:
  2. The object for which something exists or is done; end in view
  3. The object toward which one strives or for which something exists; an aim or goal:
The part assumed by a participant in role-playing or in a role-playing game
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  1. The part assumed by a participant in role-playing or in a role-playing game
  2. The function or position of something.
  3. Designation that denotes an associated set of responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and attitudes
A difficult or tedious undertaking:
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  1. A difficult or tedious undertaking:
  2. A function to be performed; an objective:
  3. A piece of work assigned to or demanded of a person
A thing to be done; business
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  1. A thing to be done; business
  2. Something done or experienced; a matter or event:
  3. A sexual relationship between two people, especially when at least one of them is married or in another committed romantic relationship.
That which is done to celebrate
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  1. That which is done to celebrate
  2. The act or an instance of celebrating
The joy and merriment of a festival or celebration.
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  1. The joy and merriment of a festival or celebration.
  2. A joyous feast, holiday, or celebration; a festival.
  3. Merrymaking; gaiety; joyful celebration
A festival; entertainment; esp., a gala entertainment held outdoors
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  1. A festival; entertainment; esp., a gala entertainment held outdoors
  2. An elaborate, often outdoor entertainment.
  3. An elaborate party.
A festive occasion, especially a lavish social event or entertainment.
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  1. A festive occasion, especially a lavish social event or entertainment.
  2. A festive occasion; festival; celebration
  3. (Countable) A showy and festive party.
A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
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  1. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
  2. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
  3. A fact, event, or state of affairs that makes something else possible
A gathering for social entertainment, or the entertainment itself, often of a specific nature
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  1. A gathering for social entertainment, or the entertainment itself, often of a specific nature
  2. A group of people who have gathered to participate in an activity:
  3. A group of soldiers selected for a duty or mission:
A party or gathering in the evening
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  1. A party or gathering in the evening
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  1. (Colloquial) A party, celebration, social function.
  2. (Informal) An entertainment; a party:
  3. (Chiefly Brit., Informal) A party or social event
(Informal) A heavy, crushing blow.
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  1. (Informal) A heavy, crushing blow.
  2. (Informal) A violent blow
  3. (Slang) A gala event or party
To play the part of; assume the dramatic role of:
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  1. To play the part of; assume the dramatic role of:
  2. To carry out an action:
  3. A statute. A statute. Something done or performed. The process of doing or performing. See also actus reus, overt act and omission.
To conduct (oneself) in a specified way:
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  1. To conduct (oneself) in a specified way:
  2. To conduct (oneself or itself) in a specified way; act or react
  3. To act, react, function, or perform in a particular way:
(Now Rare) To bring about as an effect
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  1. (Now Rare) To bring about as an effect
  2. To bring about a desired or appropriate effect; have a certain influence
  3. To be in action so as to produce an effect; act; function; work
To carry out or execute an action or process; esp., to take part in a musical program, act in a play, dance, etc. before an audience
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  1. To carry out or execute an action or process; esp., to take part in a musical program, act in a play, dance, etc. before an audience
  2. To act on so as to accomplish or bring to completion; execute; carry out (a task, process, etc.)
  3. To present a dramatic or musical work or other entertainment before an audience.
To make productive; cultivate:
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  1. To make productive; cultivate:
  2. To bring to a specified condition by gradual or repeated effort or work:
  3. To function; operate:
To work or operate properly; function
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  1. To work or operate properly; function
  2. (Informal) To say or utter. Used chiefly in verbal narration:
  3. (Informal) To take on the responsibility or obligation for:
To bring about a desired or appropriate effect; have a certain influence
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  1. To bring about a desired or appropriate effect; have a certain influence
  2. (Now Rare) To bring about as an effect
  3. To perform a function; work:
To be in operation; function or work:
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  1. To be in operation; function or work:
  2. To take a particular form, order, or expression:
  3. To go, move, grow, etc. easily and freely, without hindrance or restraint
To get hold of; grasp or catch
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  1. To get hold of; grasp or catch
  2. To use or require (time):
  3. To use (something) as a means of conveyance or transportation:
To move, proceed, etc. slowly and with or as with difficulty
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  1. To move, proceed, etc. slowly and with or as with difficulty
  2. To make, achieve, or pay for by work or effort:
  3. To cause to operate or function; actuate, use, or manage:
To behave in a manner suitable for:
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  1. To behave in a manner suitable for:
  2. To carry out an action:
  3. To serve or function as a substitute for another:
(Sports) To serve as a referee or umpire.
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  1. (Sports) To serve as a referee or umpire.
  2. To perform the duties of an office; act as an officer
  3. (Sports) To act as referee, umpire, etc.
To deliver a legal document, especially a process or notice; to present a legal notice or subpoena to a person as required by law.
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  1. To deliver a legal document, especially a process or notice; to present a legal notice or subpoena to a person as required by law.
  2. To act as server for Mass, Benediction, etc.
  3. To act in a particular capacity:

Synonym Study

  • Capacity refers to a specific function or status, not necessarily the usual or customary one the judge spoke to him in the capacity of a friend
  • Duty is applied to a task necessary in or appropriate to one's occupation, rank, status, etc. and carries a strong connotation of obligation the duties of a vicar
  • Office , in this connection, refers to the function of a person, as determined by his position, profession, or employment the office of a priest
  • Function is the broad, general term for the natural, required, or expected activity of a person or thing the function of the liver, of education, etc.
Find another word for function. In this page you can discover 51 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for function, like: duty, get-together, employment, capacity, office, faculty, role, purpose, celebration, reception and perform.