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Synonyms for compass
ˈkʌm pəscom·pass

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Wiktionary

  1. compassverb

    Synonyms:
    encircle, cover, environ, achieve, gain, scheme, surround, attain, get, plot, traverse, conspire, reach, accomplish

  2. compassverb

    To surround; to encircle; to environ; to stretch round.

    Synonyms:
    surround, achieve, gain, traverse, encircle, attain, cover, scheme, conspire, environ, accomplish, plot, get, reach

  3. compassverb

    A pair of compasses (a device used to draw an arc or circle).

    Synonyms:
    plot, get, scheme, achieve, reach, gain, attain, accomplish, surround, traverse, environ, encircle, conspire, cover

  4. compassverb

    The range of notes of a musical instrument or voice.

    Synonyms:
    scheme, conspire, achieve, get, plot, traverse, reach, gain, cover, encircle, environ, surround, attain, accomplish

  5. compassnoun

    A space within limits; area.

    Synonyms:
    reach, traverse, conspire, get, surround, scheme, environ, plot, gain, achieve, attain, accomplish, encircle, cover

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. compass

    A person may obtain a situation by the intercession of friends, he procures a dinner by paying for it. Attain is a lofty word, pointing to some high or desirable result; a man attains the mountain summit, he attains honor or learning as the result of strenuous and earnest labor. Even that usage of attain which has been thought to refer to mere progress of time carries the thought of a result desired; as, to attain to old age; the man desires to live to a good old age; we should not speak of his attaining his dotage. One may attain an object that will prove not worth his labor, but what he achieves is in itself great and splendid; as, the Greeks at Marathon achieved a glorious victory. Compare DO; GET; REACH.

    Synonyms:
    accomplish, achieve, acquire, arrive at, attain, earn, gain, get, grasp, master, obtain, procure, reach, secure, win

    Antonyms:
    abandon, fail, forfeit, give up, let go, lose, miss

Princeton's WordNet

  1. compassnoun

    navigational instrument for finding directions

    Synonyms:
    range, reach, ambit, grasp, orbit, scope

  2. scope, range, reach, orbit, compass, ambitnoun

    an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"

    "a piano has a greater range than the human voice"; "the ambit of municipal legislation"; "within the compass of this article"; "within the scope of an investigation"; "outside the reach of the law"; "in the political orbit of a world power"

    Synonyms:
    oscilloscope, background, sphere, electron orbit, scope, ambit, range, stove, eye socket, kitchen range, setting, area, range of a function, orbital cavity, grasp, cooking stove, chain, mountain range, reaching, range of mountains, stretch, kitchen stove, chain of mountains, cathode-ray oscilloscope, mountain chain, image, telescope, reach, domain, cranial orbit, arena, field, orbit, celestial orbit

  3. compass, range, reach, graspnoun

    the limit of capability

    "within the compass of education"

    Synonyms:
    clutch, chain, appreciation, clench, orbit, reach, range of mountains, ambit, clutches, hold, range of a function, range, image, kitchen range, stretch, chain of mountains, kitchen stove, scope, clasp, reaching, mountain chain, grip, grasp, cooking stove, stove, mountain range

  4. compassverb

    drafting instrument used for drawing circles

    Synonyms:
    range, reach, ambit, grasp, orbit, scope

  5. compassverb

    bring about; accomplish

    "This writer attempts more than his talents can compass"

    Synonyms:
    dig, circumnavigate, savvy, grok, apprehend, get the picture, comprehend, grasp

  6. circumnavigate, compassverb

    travel around, either by plane or ship

    "We compassed the earth"

    Synonyms:
    dig, circumnavigate, savvy, apprehend, grok, get the picture, comprehend, grasp

  7. grok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehendverb

    get the meaning of something

    "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"

    Synonyms:
    quail at, delve, embrace, toil, grind, dig, nail, drudge, moil, encompass, dig up, arrest, jab, poke, cut into, nab, collar, grasp, prod, travail, labour, get the picture, hollow, stab, apprehend, cop, hold on, comprehend, turn over, excavate, pick up, perceive, cover, savvy, labor, grok, circumnavigate, dig out

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. compassverb

    Synonyms:
    encompass, environ, surround, encircle, enclose, engird, compass about

  2. compassverb

    Synonyms:
    besiege, invest, beset, hem in, hedge in, wall in, lay siege to

  3. compassverb

    Synonyms:
    attain, obtain, procure, accomplish, effect, perform, achieve, consummate, realize, carry, bring about, bring to pass

  4. compassverb

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) meditate, contrive, plot, purpose, intend, devise

  5. compassnoun

    Synonyms:
    stretch, reach, extent, range

  6. compassnoun

    Synonyms:
    circuit, round, circular course

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. compassnoun

    Associated words:
    binnacle, gimbal

  2. compassnoun

    Synonyms:
    extent, reach, sweep

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "compass":

    compas, boussole, kompas

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. COMPASS

    Synonyms:
    COMPArative trial of Saruplase vs Streptokinase

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How to use compass in a sentence?

  1. Saint Augustine:

    People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.

  2. Papi Mzizi:

    The Archbishop was the moral compass of the country if you like.

  3. Peter Maurer:

    It failed as a humanitarian organization because it had lost its moral compass, it failed... by responding to the outrageous with standard procedures, it looked on helplessly and silently...

  4. LaDawnna Burnett, (1975-), Letters on Ethics:

    Shame is that intrinsic meter of our own heart to tell us that we have failed to follow our own moral compass.

  5. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid:

    Grayson claims to be a progressive, but it seems like he has no moral compass. These deeply troubling allegations should disqualify anyone from a seat in the U.S. Senate.


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