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Synonyms for clue

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  1. cluenoun

    To provide someone with information which he or she lacks.

    Smith, clue Jones in on what's been happening.

    hint, indication, suggestion

  2. cluenoun

    An object or a kind of indication which may be used as evidence.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hint, cluenoun

    a slight indication

    lead, jot, touch, cue, clew, tip, intimation, soupcon, wind, speck, hint, trace, pinch, mite, tinge, confidential information, breath, steer, suggestion

  2. clue, clew, cueverb

    evidence that helps to solve a problem

    pool cue, pool stick, clew, cue, discriminative stimulus, hint, cue stick

  3. clue, clewverb

    roll into a ball


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cluenoun

    guide, direction, clew, CLAVIS

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cluenoun

    intimation, hint, key

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "clue":

    index, idea, riddle, lantern, enigma, hint, indice

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How to use clue in a sentence?

  1. Raichand Mohta:

    The condition is pathetic. At this moment no one has any clue how many people are trapped.

  2. Ray Cannata:

    The storm knocked the group down to just 17 trauma victims. I had no clue what I was doing or how to grow this tiny, sad traumatized group. But I learned through adventure, katrina helps me cope with Covid-19 when I start to worry or doubt Ray Cannata.

  3. Harsh Patel:

    My experience is, most doctors have no clue about these treatment options.

  4. Vonda Knox:

    My son said that if it were Chris Watts, Chris Watts would have been looking everywhere, he would have been studying every second of any home cameras looking for any single clue – and I agree with him, chris just appeared uncomfortable. And even when he gave interviews on his porch, there was just a total lack of emotion. It was just offsetting. I think a lot of people saw that but could n’t believe it. I can understand being in shock, but there has to be some emotion there in losing Chris Watts.

  5. Tom Waits:

    The folks who know the truth aren't talking.... The ones who don't have a clue, you can't shut them up!

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