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Synonyms for analogy
əˈnæl ə dʒianal·o·gy

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. analogy

    Analogy is specifically a resemblance of relations; a resemblance that may be reasoned from, so that from the likeness in certain respects we may infer that other and perhaps deeper relations exist. Affinity is a mutual attraction with or without seeming likeness; as, the affinity of iron for oxygen. Coincidence is complete agreement in some one or more respects; there may be a coincidence in time of most dissimilar events. Parity of reasoning is said of an argument equally conclusive on subjects not strictly analogous. Similitude is a rhetorical comparison of one thing to another with which it has some points in common. Resemblance and similarity are external or superficial, and may involve no deeper relation; as, the resemblance of a cloud to a distant mountain. Compare ALLEGORY.

    Synonyms:
    affinity, coincidence, comparison, likeness, parity, proportion, relation, resemblance, semblance, similarity, simile, similitude

    Antonyms:
    disagreement, disproportion, dissimilarity, incongruity, unlikeness

    Preposition:
    The analogy between (or of) nature and revelation; the analogy of sound to light; a family has some analogy with (or to) a state.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. analogynoun

    an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others

    Synonyms:
    doctrine of analogy

  2. analogynoun

    drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect

    "the operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain"; "the models show by analogy how matter is built up"

    Synonyms:
    doctrine of analogy

  3. doctrine of analogy, analogynoun

    the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate

    Synonyms:
    doctrine of analogy

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. analogynoun

    Synonyms:
    similarity (in relations or uses), resemblance, likeness, parallelism, similitude, parity, correspondence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. analogynoun

    Synonyms:
    resemblance, similarity, parallelism, agreement, correspondence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "analogy":

    mutandis, metaphor, similarity

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How to use analogy in a sentence?

  1. Chris Henchy:

    For him to make that analogy was extremely disturbing.

  2. Imran Chaudhri:

    Steve Jobs used to say that the computer was like a bicycle for the mind. With that analogy, the smartphone (given its intimacy) is more like an automobile. It comes with tremendous power and autonomy. You have to have the discipline and understanding to know how to handle it.

  3. Harry Emerson Fosdick:

    The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth.

  4. Chris Harrison:

    This particular piece of work on the Teacup Galaxy has provided new insight into how the black holes [drive energy] in ordinary galaxies, they appear to be capable of driving jets of charged particles that collide into the gas. You could imagine the ‘jet’ as like a water cannon being driven into a crowd of people - the water cannon collides with the crowd and causes it to break up and disperse rapidly. In this analogy, the crowd represents the gas in the galaxy that is trying to form stars, but is destroyed by the jet.

  5. Doug Williamson:

    An analogy to this would be cholesterol-lowering drugs and heart disease.

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