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Another word for resort

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Verb
  1. To look to when in need

      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. To move swiftly on foot so that both or all feet are not on the ground during each stride.
      2. To retreat rapidly; flee:
      3. To depart; leave:
      1. To restore to sound condition after damage or injury; fix:
      2. To set right; remedy:
      3. To restore or renew:
      1. To direct to a source for help or information:
      2. To submit (a matter in dispute) to an authority for arbitration, decision, or examination.
      3. To direct the attention of:
      1. To move or travel; proceed:
      2. To move away from a place; depart:
      3. To pursue a certain course:
      1. To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
      2. To put to or adapt for a special use:
      3. To put into action:
  2. To visit regularly

    See also:

    place

Noun
  1. That to which one turns for help when in desperation

      1. Something that is available for use or that can be used for support or help:
      2. An available supply, especially of money, that can be drawn on when needed.
      3. The ability to deal with a difficult or troublesome situation effectively; resourcefulness:
      1. Protection or shelter, as from danger or hardship:
      2. A place providing protection or shelter:
      3. An undeveloped area for the preservation of animals and plants.
      1. The act or an instance of turning to or making use of a person or thing for aid or in an effort to achieve something:
      2. One that is turned to or made use of for aid or security:
      3. The right of a creditor to demand payment from an endorser or guarantor when the primary debtor fails to pay.
    See also:

    help

Another word for resort

Noun
  1. A relief in the face of difficulty

      1. The act of choosing; choice:
      2. The power or freedom to choose:
      3. The right, usually obtained for a fee, to buy or sell an asset within a specified time at a set price.
      1. A favorable or advantageous circumstance or combination of circumstances.
      2. A chance for progress or advancement, as in a career.
      1. The fact or state of being possible:
      2. Something that is possible:
      3. One that is capable of being chosen or of being made real:
      1. The easing of a pain, distress, or anxiety:
      2. Something that alleviates pain, distress, or anxiety:
      3. Aid in time of danger:
      1. To wish for a particular event that one considers possible:
      2. To have confidence; trust.
      3. To desire and consider possible:
      1. The act or an instance of turning to or making use of a person or thing for aid or in an effort to achieve something:
      2. One that is turned to or made use of for aid or security:
      3. The right of a creditor to demand payment from an endorser or guarantor when the primary debtor fails to pay.
      1. Protection or shelter, as from danger or hardship:
      2. A place providing protection or shelter:
      3. An undeveloped area for the preservation of animals and plants.
      1. A contrivance or invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks.
      2. A literary contrivance, such as parallelism or personification, used to achieve a particular effect.
      3. A decorative design, figure, or pattern, as one used in embroidery.
      1. Something that is available for use or that can be used for support or help:
      2. An available supply, especially of money, that can be drawn on when needed.
      3. The ability to deal with a difficult or troublesome situation effectively; resourcefulness:
      1. One that takes the place of another; a substitute.
      2. A person or animal that functions as a substitute for another, as in a social or family role.
      3. A surrogate mother.
      1. One that takes the place of another; a replacement:
      2. A word or construction used in place of another word, phrase, or clause.
      3. To put or use (a person or thing) in place of another:
      1. An improvised substitute for something lacking; a temporary expedient.
      2. Serving as a stopgap:
      1. Suitable as a temporary or expedient substitute:
      2. A temporary or expedient substitute for something else:
      1. To exchange (one thing) for another of the same class:
      2. To move or transfer from one place or position to another.
      3. To alter (position or place).
      1. Suitable or efficient for accomplishing a purpose:
      2. Convenient but based on a concern for self-interest rather than principle:
      3. Speedy; expeditious.
  2. A place for rest or amusement

Idioms:

Synonym Study

  • Stopgap refers to a person or thing serving as a temporary substitute or expedient, to be replaced when the usual agent is available again he's just a stopgap until a new manager is appointed
  • Makeshift applies to a quick expedient and, as a somewhat derogatory term, connotes an inferior substitute, carelessness, etc. we used a crate as a makeshift for a table
  • Expedient refers to something used to effect a desired end, specif. to something used as a substitute for the usual means the daybed served as a useful expedient for unexpected guests
  • Resort , qualified as by last, is usually used of a final resource toward which one turns for aid in time of need or emergency we'll take the bus as a last resort