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Synonyms for business
ˈbɪz nɪs

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term business.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation(noun)

    a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it

    "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern"

    Synonyms:
    headache, business concern, business sector, business organisation, business organization, line of work, business enterprise, worry, job, byplay, care, stage business, commercial enterprise, line, patronage, occupation, vexation, clientele, concern, fear

  2. commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business(noun)

    the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

    "computers are now widely used in business"

    Synonyms:
    occupation, clientele, job, line, byplay, patronage, business organisation, concern, business organization, line of work, business concern, business sector, business enterprise, commercial enterprise, stage business

  3. occupation, business, job, line of work, line(noun)

    the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money

    "he's not in my line of business"

    Synonyms:
    personal credit line, occupancy, cable, billet, stemma, commercial enterprise, business concern, ancestry, byplay, agate line, business organisation, stage business, lineage, crinkle, stock, task, telephone circuit, clientele, seam, bloodline, course, crease, melodic line, air, channel, short letter, line of products, job, assembly line, contrast, problem, patronage, product line, business sector, military control, blood, bank line, tune, line of merchandise, personal line of credit, concern, melody, strain, dividing line, transmission line, moving in, caper, line of descent, chore, argumentation, logical argument, phone line, furrow, rail line, parentage, wrinkle, descent, blood line, melodic phrase, occupation, line of business, pedigree, pipeline, line of credit, line, business line, railway line, demarcation, subscriber line, origin, business organization, communication channel, telephone line, credit line, production line, business enterprise, line of reasoning, line of work, note, argument

  4. business(noun)

    a rightful concern or responsibility

    "it's none of your business"; "mind your own business"

    Synonyms:
    occupation, clientele, job, line, byplay, patronage, business organisation, line of work, concern, business organization, business concern, business sector, business enterprise, commercial enterprise, stage business

  5. business(noun)

    an immediate objective

    "gossip was the main business of the evening"

    Synonyms:
    occupation, clientele, job, line, byplay, patronage, business organisation, line of work, concern, business organization, business concern, business sector, business enterprise, commercial enterprise, stage business

  6. business(noun)

    the volume of commercial activity

    "business is good today"; "show me where the business was today"

    Synonyms:
    occupation, clientele, job, line, byplay, patronage, business organisation, line of work, concern, business organization, business concern, business sector, business enterprise, commercial enterprise, stage business

  7. business, business sector(noun)

    business concerns collectively

    "Government and business could not agree"

    Synonyms:
    occupation, clientele, job, line, byplay, patronage, business organisation, line of work, concern, business organization, business concern, business sector, business enterprise, commercial enterprise, stage business

  8. clientele, patronage, business(noun)

    customers collectively

    "they have an upper class clientele"

    Synonyms:
    business concern, business sector, patronage, backing, clientele, backup, business organization, line of work, business enterprise, condescension, job, business organisation, byplay, stage business, commercial enterprise, line, trade, championship, disdain, occupation, concern

  9. business, stage business, byplay(noun)

    incidental activity performed by an actor for dramatic effect

    "his business with the cane was hilarious"

    Synonyms:
    occupation, clientele, job, line, byplay, patronage, business organisation, line of work, concern, business organization, business concern, business sector, business enterprise, commercial enterprise, stage business

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. business

    A business is what one follows regularly; an occupation is what he happens at any time to be engaged in; trout-fishing may be one's occupation for a time, as a relief from business; business is ordinarily for profit, while the occupation may be a matter of learning, philanthropy, or religion. A profession implies scholarship; as, the learned professions. Pursuit is an occupation which one follows with ardor. An avocation is what calls one away from other work; a vocation or calling, that to which one is called by some special fitness or sense of duty; thus, we speak of the gospel ministry as a vocation or calling, rather than a business. Trade or trading is, in general, the exchanging of one thing for another; in the special sense, a trade is an occupation involving manual training and skilled labor; as, the ancient Jews held that every boy should learn a trade. A transaction is a single action, whether in business, diplomacy, or otherwise; affair has a similar, but lighter meaning; as, this little affair; an important transaction. The plural affairs has a distinctive meaning, including all activities where men deal with one another on any considerable scale; as, a man of affairs. A job is a piece of work viewed as a single undertaking, and ordinarily paid for as such. Trade and commerce may be used as equivalents, but trade is capable of a more limited application; we speak of the trade of a village, the commerce of a nation. Barter is the direct exchange of commodities; business, trade, and commerce are chiefly transacted by means of money, bills of exchange, etc. Business, occupation, etc., may be what one does independently; employment may be in the service of another. Work is any application of energy to secure a result, or the result thus secured; thus, we speak of the work of God. Art in the industrial sense is a system of rules and accepted methods for the accomplishment of some practical result; as, the art of printing; collectively, the arts. A craft is some occupation requiring technical skill or manual dexterity, or the persons, collectively, engaged in its exercise; as, the weaver's craft.

    Synonyms:
    affair, art, avocation, barter, calling, commerce, concern, craft, duty, employment, handicraft, job, occupation, profession, trade, trading, traffic, transaction, vocation, work

    Preposition:
    The business of a druggist; in business with his father; doing business for his father; have you business with me? business in New York; business about, concerning, or in regard to certain property.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. business

    Synonyms:
    occupation, profession, vocation, transaction, trade, calling, office, employment, interest, duty, affair, matter, concern

    Antonyms:
    stagnation, leisure, inactivity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. business(n.)

    Synonyms:
    calling, employment, occupation, pursuit, vocation, profession, craft, AVOCATION, walk of life

  2. business(n.)

    Synonyms:
    trade, commerce, traffic, dealing

  3. business(n.)

    Synonyms:
    concern, matter, affair, transaction

  4. business(n.)

    Synonyms:
    office, duty, function

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. business(n)

    Synonyms:
    vocation, calling, pursuit, craft, trade, occupation, profession, avocation, traffic, trade, commerce, enterprise, industry, barter, duty, function, work, place, affair, concern, matter

    Associated words:
    commercial, mercantile, technical, technicality, technology

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How to say business in sign language?

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How to use business in a sentence?

  1. Anirudh Rastogi:

    It is for reasons like these that there is a need to regulate crypto-exchanges, pushing the exchange business out from the formal economy to the informal cash economy to operate under the radar will worsen the problem, not solve it.

  2. Anders Christian Madsen:

    Based solely on American menswear history, I would say it's defined by a mix of modernity and functionality. And, of course, business savvy.

  3. Jessica Rovello:

    There's an old-school business saying. Revenue is for vanity and profit is for sanity.

  4. Carly Fiorina:

    I started out as a secretary. And as I made my way up in the business world, a male-dominated business world, I've had lots of men imply that, um -- I was unfit for decision-making because maybe I was having my period. So I'll say it, OK? when I started this campaign, I was asked on a national television show whether a woman's hormones prevented her from serving in the Oval Office.

  5. Trisha Harp:

    Harp's data showed that entrepreneurs who set shared long-term business and family goals with their spouses scored higher in every area of satisfaction than those who didn’t. On her surveys, entrepreneurs who set shared business goals were 17 percent happier than those who didn’t; and 27 percent who set shared family goals reported higher levels of satisfaction. Of those who set shared family goals, 98 percent reported being still in love with their spouse. Contrary to what one might believe, Harp's data showed that when entrepreneurs shared both positive and negative aspects of the business on a regular basis, the other spouse's trust and confidence in the entrepreneur actually increased. Sharing on a regular basis increases the spouse's belief in their entrepreneur’s ability to succeed, Harp says. When the entrepreneur chooses not to share, the spouse usually knows when something is wrong, simply by observing his/her partner’s demeanor. The not knowing leads to frustration, anxiety and impatience, Harp says. However, when the entrepreneur shares on a regular basis, the spouse is privy to the solutions the entrepreneur is considering, she adds. And discussions make the non-entrepreneur spouse feel as if he or she is contributing. This helps increase a spouse's ‘buy-in’ and makes them feel like it is ‘our’ company instead of just ‘your company,’.


Translations for business

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  • عمل, رعاية, مشروع, تجارةArabic
  • negociCatalan, Valencian
  • byznys, podnik, obchod, záležitost, věcCzech
  • forretning, brancheDanish
  • Unternehmen, Geschäft, AngelegenheitGerman
  • επιχείρησηGreek
  • entrepreno, komerco, establoEsperanto
  • negocio, asunto, empresaSpanish
  • äriEstonian
  • بنگاه تجاری, کار, پیشه, تجارتخانهPersian
  • ala, asia, elinkeinoelämä, yritystoiminta, liiketoiminta, yritykset, juttu, asiat, kauppa, yritys, ammatti, liikkeenjohto, liike, bisnes, asiakkuus, työ, tehtävä, lauma, liikevaihtoFinnish
  • entreprise, affaireFrench
  • עסק, עסקיםHebrew
  • व्यापारHindi
  • ügy, üzletHungarian
  • affaires, negotiosInterlingua
  • aziendaItalian
  • עסקיםHebrew
  • 企業, 業務, ビジネス, 商売, 景気, 事業Japanese
  • ವ್ಯವಹಾರKannada
  • 기업, 업무, 企業, 사업, 事業Korean
  • жанжал, ишмердүүлүк, ишкана, иш, амал, промысел, соода-сатык, ишкердүүлүк, профессия, окуя, чарбачылык, бизнес, соода, скандал, өнөр жай, ишкердик, компания, чарба, кесип, чатак, жумуш, фирма, аракетKyrgyz
  • negotiumLatin
  • verslasLithuanian
  • nodarbošanās, uzņēmums, biznessLatvian
  • kanonkanona, talidy, raharaha, tadidyMalagasy
  • pakihiMāori
  • занимање, дејност, работа, прометMacedonian
  • negozju, negozjanta, negozjantMaltese
  • vak, bedrijf, zakenleven, zaak, businessclass, klandizie, onderneming, zakenDutch
  • forretningNorwegian
  • zajęcie, biznes, sprawaPolish
  • negócio, trabalho, ramoPortuguese
  • afacere, întreprindereRomanian
  • занятие, работа, дело, бизнес, предприятиеRussian
  • firma, poduzećeSerbo-Croatian
  • biasharaSwahili
  • వ్యాపారముTelugu
  • กงกางThai
  • negosyoTagalog
  • Turkish
  • kinh doanhVietnamese
  • 商業Chinese

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