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Synonyms for consequence
ˈkɒn sɪˌkwɛns, -kwənscon·se·quence

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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 2 votes

  1. consequence

    Effect is the strongest of these words; it is that which is directly produced by the action of an efficient cause; we say, "Every effect must have an adequate cause" (compare CAUSE). In regard to human actions, effect commonly relates to intention; as, the shot took effect, i. e., the effect intended. A consequence is that which follows an act naturally, but less directly than the effect. The motion of the piston is the effect, and the agitation of the water under the paddle-wheels a consequence of the expansion of steam in the cylinder. The result is, literally, the rebound of an act, depending on many elements; the issue is that which flows forth directly; we say the issue of a battle, the result of a campaign. A consequent commonly is that which follows simply in order of time, or by logical inference. The end is the actual outcome without determination of its relation to what has gone before; it is ordinarily viewed as either the necessary, natural, or logical outcome, any effect, consequence, or result being termed an end; as, the end of such a course must be ruin. The event (Latin e, out, and venio, come) is primarily exactly the same in meaning as outcome; but in use it is more nearly equivalent to upshot signifying the sum and substance of all effects, consequences, and results of a course of action. Compare ACCIDENT; CAUSE; CIRCUMSTANCE; END; EVENT.

    Synonyms:
    consequent, effect, end, end, event, issue, outcome, outgrowth, result, sequel, upshot

Princeton's WordNet4.0 / 1 vote

  1. consequence, effect, outcome, result, event, issue, upshotnoun

    a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon

    "the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise"; "his decision had depressing consequences for business"; "he acted very wise after the event"

    Synonyms:
    aftermath, progeny, resolution, issuing, case, government issue, military issue, return, takings, burden, resultant, payoff, core, take, publication, answer, impression, resultant role, event, upshot, subject, effect, topic, solvent, offspring, egress, gist, outlet, termination, exit, number, essence, yield, moment, emergence, outcome, way out, proceeds, issue, force, solution, final result, import, matter, result, issuance

    Antonyms:
    inconsequence

  2. consequence, aftermathnoun

    the outcome of an event especially as relative to an individual

    Synonyms:
    issue, import, backwash, effect, moment, event, upshot, wake, aftermath, outcome, result

    Antonyms:
    inconsequence

  3. consequence, import, momentnoun

    having important effects or influence

    "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment than security"; "that result is of no consequence"

    Synonyms:
    instant, event, import, second, minute, bit, aftermath, present moment, effect, result, moment, signification, importee, meaning, implication, here and now, importation, mo, upshot, significance, issue, outcome

    Antonyms:
    inconsequence

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. reprecussion

    an outcome resulting from an action/decision taken or made.

    Submitted by anonymous on November 29, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. consequencenoun

    Synonyms:
    effect (from necessity), RESULT, issue, event, end

  2. consequencenoun

    Synonyms:
    deduction, inference, conclusion

  3. consequencenoun

    Synonyms:
    connection, concatenation, consecution, chain of cause and effect, dependence of cause and effect

  4. consequencenoun

    Synonyms:
    importance, moment, weight, interest, concern

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. consequencenoun

    Synonyms:
    result, effect, issue, event, sequence, sequel, outcome, upshot, eventuality, pursuance, importance, moment, weight

    Antonyms:
    inconsequence

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How to use consequence in a sentence?

  1. Holly Cekala:

    That's just the ones in recovery, how about the 50 million family members? We're talking about a constituency of consequence that could make or break any candidate, this is the first year I've seen presidential candidates come down to the front line and say, what's going on here? How can I help?

  2. Ken Campbell:

    The general hypothesis is that - first of all, these monkeys were very small, they’re about the size of a small squirrel with a long tail. So they’re very small and as a consequence their food and water requirements would be much less than if they were very large. So the general hypothesis is that there were monkeys on a river bank. During flood season, trees get swept into the river and carried out to the ocean. As vegetation rafts, [the trees are] carried across on the Atlantic based on wind and current directions. This remains a hypothesis- there’s no proof yet, although the similarities between the monkeys suggests that it did happen.

  3. Paula Boggs:

    The city of Cincinnati will continue to aggressively protect its neighborhoods from out of town, problem property owners, but today's decision - that banks may ignore the city's laws without consequence - has dealt a blow to that effort.

  4. Joshua Matz:

    Nobody denies that the president wields extraordinary power over immigration and national security, what's at stake here is the president's ability to evade any legal consequence for his own public statements, including those broadcast on a global stage.

  5. Brian Christman:

    I'm afraid the consequence of climate change mean that we are going to see more of these fires, this is going to be a growing concern for more of us in the future.


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