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Synonyms for chance
tʃæns, tʃɑnschance

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. chance

    An accident is that which happens without any one's direct intention; a chance that which happens without any known cause. If the direct cause of a railroad accident is known, we can not call it a chance. To the theist there is, in strictness, no chance, all things being by divine causation and control; but chance is spoken of where no special cause is manifest: "By chance there came down a certain priest that way," Luke x, 31. We can speak of a game of chance, but not of a game of accident. An incident is viewed as occurring in the regular course of things, but subordinate to the main purpose, or aside from the main design. Fortune is the result of inscrutable controlling forces. Fortune and chance are nearly equivalent, but chance can be used of human effort and endeavor as fortune can not be; we say "he has a chance of success," or "there is one chance in a thousand," where we could not substitute fortune; as personified, Fortune is regarded as having a fitful purpose, Chance as purposeless; we speak of fickle Fortune, blind Chance; "Fortune favors the brave." The slaughter of men is an incident of battle; unexpected defeat, the fortune of war. Since the unintended is often the undesirable, accident tends to signify some calamity or disaster, unless the contrary is expressed, as when we say a fortunate or happy accident. An adventure is that which may turn out ill, a misadventure that which does turn out ill. A slight disturbing accident is a mishap. Compare EVENT; HAZARD.

    Synonyms:
    accident, adventure, calamity, casualty, contingency, disaster, fortuity, hap, happening, hazard, incident, misadventure, misfortune, mishap, possibility

    Antonyms:
    appointment, calculation, certainty, decree, fate, foreordination, intention, law, necessity, ordainment, ordinance, plan, preparation, provision, purpose

    Preposition:
    The accident of birth; an accident to the machinery.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. chancenoun

    Synonyms:
    accident, fortuity, hazard, haphazard, fortune, random, casualty, befoulment, luck

    Antonyms:
    law, rule, sequence, consequence, causation, effectuation, intention, purpose, design, certainty

Princeton's WordNet

  1. opportunity, chancenoun

    a possibility due to a favorable combination of circumstances

    "the holiday gave us the opportunity to visit Washington"; "now is your chance"

    Synonyms:
    luck, fortune, prospect, opportunity, probability, hazard

    Antonyms:
    planned

  2. luck, fortune, chance, hazardnoun

    an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another

    "bad luck caused his downfall"; "we ran into each other by pure chance"

    Synonyms:
    circumstances, luck, jeopardy, lot, risk, destiny, fortune, prospect, hazard, peril, portion, fate, opportunity, probability, endangerment

    Antonyms:
    planned

  3. chancenoun

    a risk involving danger

    "you take a chance when you let her drive"

    Synonyms:
    luck, fortune, prospect, opportunity, probability, hazard

    Antonyms:
    planned

  4. probability, chancenoun

    a measure of how likely it is that some event will occur; a number expressing the ratio of favorable cases to the whole number of cases possible

    "the probability that an unbiased coin will fall with the head up is 0.5"

    Synonyms:
    luck, fortune, prospect, opportunity, probability, hazard

    Antonyms:
    planned

  5. prospect, chanceadjective

    the possibility of future success

    "his prospects as a writer are excellent"

    Synonyms:
    fortune, scene, prospect, view, luck, probability, aspect, prognosis, candidate, opportunity, outlook, expectation, vista, hazard, panorama, medical prognosis

    Antonyms:
    planned

  6. casual, chance(a)verb

    occurring or appearing or singled out by chance

    "seek help from casual passers-by"; "a casual meeting"; "a chance occurrence"

    Antonyms:
    planned

  7. chanceverb

    be the case by chance

    "I chanced to meet my old friend in the street"

    Synonyms:
    bump, find, run a risk, risk, gamble, encounter, happen, hazard, take a chance, take chances, adventure

    Antonyms:
    planned

  8. gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chanceverb

    take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome

    "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

    Synonyms:
    pretend, encounter, happen, guess, run a risk, gamble, bump, adventure, venture, hazard, jeopardize, stake, take chances, find, take a chance, put on the line, lay on the line, risk

    Antonyms:
    planned

  9. find, happen, chance, bump, encounterverb

    come upon, as if by accident; meet with

    "We find this idea in Plato"; "I happened upon the most wonderful bakery not very far from here"; "She chanced upon an interesting book in the bookstore the other day"

    Synonyms:
    line up, detect, recover, kick downstairs, find oneself, befall, take chances, get, get hold, run across, gamble, demote, fall out, find, pass off, retrieve, hazard, knock, rule, notice, meet, determine, see, find out, come about, come up, play, take a chance, encounter, materialize, happen, go on, receive, feel, occur, risk, pass, incur, take place, come across, bechance, observe, run into, adventure, witness, dislodge, run a risk, ascertain, relegate, bump, take on, hap, break, regain, obtain, materialise, discover

    Antonyms:
    planned

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Editors Contribution

  1. possible, possibleitiy

    Submitted by Xxhbdydyb+had on February 11, 2021  
  2. posibilidad

    it can be considered as chance , because when posibilidad is translated to englsih it is possibility and the odds will always be 50/50 therefor chance is a synonym of posibilidad. : )

    do i have a chance to get your heart?

    Submitted by reiallen27 on October 4, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. chancenoun

    Synonyms:
    accident, casualty, contingency, fortuity, fortune, fortuitous event, unforseen event

  2. chancenoun

    Synonyms:
    risk, hazard, peril, jeopardy

  3. chanceverb

    Synonyms:
    happen, occur, befall, betide, take place, fall out, turn up, come to pass

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. chanceadjective

    Synonyms:
    casual, fortuitous, accidental, contingent, random

  2. chancenoun

    Synonyms:
    fate, fortune, luck, fortuity, hap, casualty, accident, possibility, likelihood, contingency, opportunity, hazard, jeopardy, risk, uncertainty

  3. chanceverb

    Synonyms:
    befall, risk, venture

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How to use chance in a sentence?

  1. Loren Weisman:

    By keeping your intended messaging personal, humble and professional when it comes to the perception elements, it will not make your message clear to everyone, but you will have a better chance to engage that many more with a greater understanding. All too often, many of us are focused on our intention but we miss the mark when it comes to the perception of that messaging.

  2. Jorge Piedrahita:

    If they do a five-year, people would be comparing it with the 2021s which are trading at (a yield of) 10%, a 10-year has a better chance of getting done.

  3. Griffey Sr.:

    Every year we had a physical, and that’s how I actually found out that I had prostate cancer, i did a PSA, and they told me my PSA went kind of, through the roof. [T]he biggest thing about prostate cancer is you catch it early, you have a chance to have a very good life.

  4. Joe Maddon:

    In a way, bad news, but also good news at the same time, we're both going to move on, The Cubs are going to flourish, hopefully I get a chance to do this somewhere else. But there's no tears shed. It's a good moment for everybody, and we're both excited about our futures.

  5. Ed Kranepool:

    As you get closer to 80 they’re going to say you’re too old, there’s more chance of rejection, that type of thing, so my doctor says now is the time.


Translations for chance

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  • فرصةArabic
  • форсатBashkir
  • вероятност, възможност, рискувам, попадам на, случайностBulgarian
  • oportunitatCatalan, Valencian
  • šance, pravděpodobnost, příležitost, narazit, náhodaCzech
  • chanceDanish
  • Zufall, Chance, Wahrscheinlichkeit, Gelegenheit, MöglichkeitGerman
  • ευκαιρία, συγκυρία, πιθανότητα, τύχη, ενδεχόμενο, σύμπτωση, περίστασηGreek
  • hazardo, ŝancoEsperanto
  • chance, oportunidad, probabilidad, posibilidad, azar, suerteSpanish
  • võimalusEstonian
  • zoriBasque
  • فرصت, شانسPersian
  • mahdollisuus, todennäköisyys, sattumaFinnish
  • chance, risque, raccrocFrench
  • faill, seansIrish
  • cothromScottish Gaelic
  • oportunidadeGalician
  • סיכוי, מקרהHebrew
  • अवसर, सम्भावना, मोकाHindi
  • eshetőség, véletlen, valószínűség, alkalom, esély, lehetőségHungarian
  • դիպված, հնարավորություն, պատահականություն, հավանականությունArmenian
  • kesempatanIndonesian
  • probabilità, possibilità, opportunità, chanceItalian
  • チャンス, 機会Japanese
  • 기회, 機會Korean
  • accidentia, fors, potestas, probabilitas, opportunitas, possibilitasLatin
  • tūponoMāori
  • can, peluang, kesempatan, cerlakMalay
  • gelegenheid, kans, wagen, mogelijkheid, toevalDutch
  • sjanse, sannsynlighet, mulighet, tilfeldigheterNorwegian
  • szansa, okazjaPolish
  • chance, acaso, probabilidadePortuguese
  • pussaivladadRomansh
  • întâmplare, ocazie, probabilitate, șansă, risca, șanse, accidentRomanian
  • случайность, шанс, вероятность, возможностьRussian
  • mogućnost, šansa, шанса, могућностSerbo-Croatian
  • priložnostSlovene
  • slump, chans, råka, chansa, riskera, sannolikhetSwedish
  • nafasiSwahili
  • అవకాశముTelugu
  • talih, şansTurkish
  • موقعUrdu
  • cơ hội, 機會Vietnamese
  • mögodVolapük
  • 机会Chinese

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