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Synonyms for contract
n., adj., and usu. for v. 16–18, 22, 23 ˈkɒn trækt; otherwise v. kənˈtrækt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. contract(noun)

    a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law

    Synonyms:
    declaration, contract bridge

    Antonyms:
    dilate, flesh out, expand, enlarge, expatiate, spread out, exposit, lucubrate, expound, elaborate

  2. contract, declaration(noun)

    (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make

    Synonyms:
    annunciation, proclamation, declaration, resolution, announcement, contract bridge, resolve

    Antonyms:
    expand, enlarge, flesh out, lucubrate, expatiate, spread out, dilate, elaborate, expound, exposit

  3. contract, contract bridge(verb)

    a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid

    Synonyms:
    declaration, contract bridge

    Antonyms:
    lucubrate, elaborate, enlarge, exposit, dilate, expatiate, expand, spread out, flesh out, expound

  4. contract, undertake(verb)

    enter into a contractual arrangement

    Synonyms:
    set about, sign, take in charge, condense, concentrate, sign up, attempt, abbreviate, constrict, shorten, press, shrink, undertake, foreshorten, cut, guarantee, take on, squeeze, get, compress, reduce, take, abridge, sign on, tackle, narrow, compact

    Antonyms:
    expound, dilate, expatiate, expand, lucubrate, enlarge, spread out, elaborate, exposit, flesh out

  5. sign, contract, sign on, sign up(verb)

    engage by written agreement

    "They signed two new pitchers for the next season"

    Synonyms:
    shorten, sign, condense, concentrate, sign up, abbreviate, constrict, narrow, press, reduce, take, undertake, bless, signalize, cut, subscribe, squeeze, get, compress, sign on, foreshorten, ratify, abridge, signalise, signal, shrink, compact

    Antonyms:
    flesh out, elaborate, spread out, expatiate, lucubrate, expand, expound, dilate, enlarge, exposit

  6. compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, press(verb)

    squeeze or press together

    "she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"

    Synonyms:
    fight, adjure, weigh, pressure, crush, narrow, thrust, get, rack, cut, pack together, foreshorten, undertake, hale, press, twitch, pack, gouge, tweet, embrace, bundle, agitate, force, pinch, shove, weight-lift, sign up, sign on, twinge, compress, urge, hug, shrink, concentrate, campaign, sign, abridge, reduce, take, condense, iron, crusade, extort, stuff, urge on, squeeze, beseech, squash, compact, constringe, exhort, wring, mash, coerce, wad, bid, push, bosom, wedge, entreat, shorten, squelch, abbreviate, conjure, constrict, press out, weightlift, iron out

    Antonyms:
    expound, spread out, expand, exposit, lucubrate, enlarge, flesh out, expatiate, elaborate, dilate

  7. contract, take, get(verb)

    be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

    "He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"

    Synonyms:
    sign on, read, dumbfound, occupy, subscribe to, sire, withdraw, mystify, foreshorten, lead, ingest, develop, take aim, carry, bring, assume, stupefy, have, hold, become, choose, sustain, study, learn, fill, receive, necessitate, compress, consume, go, stimulate, start out, pay off, drive, hire, engender, cut, fix, pay back, consider, sign up, rent, suffer, reduce, stick, pick out, set about, bring forth, get down, gravel, incur, draw, catch, deal, adopt, shorten, compact, remove, demand, start, set out, lease, take on, buzz off, beat, constrict, arrest, beget, take up, come, train, bewilder, strike, use up, select, take, scram, squeeze, engage, concentrate, film, make, claim, puzzle, flummox, abbreviate, generate, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, let, experience, condense, amaze, require, call for, take in, produce, vex, find, submit, convey, shrink, capture, shoot, aim, induce, direct, perplex, charter, press, obtain, begin, get, contain, father, mother, get under one's skin, subscribe, narrow, arrive, need, guide, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, abridge, grow, fetch, accept, pose, sign, admit, bugger off, undertake, cause, ask, nonplus, conduct, commence, baffle

    Antonyms:
    expand, dilate, lucubrate, enlarge, flesh out, elaborate, spread out, expatiate, exposit, expound

  8. shrink, contract(verb)

    become smaller or draw together

    "The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"

    Synonyms:
    shorten, sign, condense, concentrate, sign up, abbreviate, shrivel up, constrict, narrow, quail, flinch, funk, take, shrivel, undertake, reduce, cut, cringe, abridge, squeeze, get, compress, sign on, wince, foreshorten, recoil, squinch, wither, press, shrink, compact

    Antonyms:
    elaborate, dilate, lucubrate, expound, enlarge, expand, flesh out, exposit, expatiate, spread out

  9. contract(verb)

    make smaller

    "The heat contracted the woollen garment"

    Synonyms:
    sign, condense, concentrate, sign up, abbreviate, constrict, shorten, press, shrink, undertake, foreshorten, cut, squeeze, get, compress, reduce, take, abridge, sign on, narrow, compact

    Antonyms:
    expound, enlarge, exposit, lucubrate, expand, dilate, spread out, flesh out, elaborate, expatiate

  10. condense, concentrate, contract(verb)

    compress or concentrate

    "Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"

    Synonyms:
    digest, narrow, decoct, pore, get, cut, boil down, foreshorten, centre, rivet, press, center, focus, centralise, take, sign on, sign, sign up, distil, compress, shrink, abridge, reduce, condense, concentrate, squeeze, compact, undertake, distill, centralize, shorten, abbreviate, constrict

    Antonyms:
    enlarge, lucubrate, flesh out, dilate, expound, spread out, expatiate, expand, exposit, elaborate

  11. narrow, contract(verb)

    make or become more narrow or restricted

    "The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"

    Synonyms:
    peg down, sign, condense, nail down, sign up, specialize, abbreviate, constrict, narrow, press, shrink, specialise, take, undertake, foreshorten, cut, shorten, constringe, narrow down, specify, squeeze, get, compress, sign on, abridge, concentrate, reduce, pin down, compact

    Antonyms:
    expand, spread out, dilate, elaborate, enlarge, exposit, expound, expatiate, flesh out, lucubrate

  12. abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduce(verb)

    reduce in scope while retaining essential elements

    "The manuscript must be shortened"

    Synonyms:
    sign on, expurgate, skip, foreshorten, ignore, cut off, bowdlerize, bowdlerise, sign, reduce, hack, compress, tailor, quash, disregard, cut back, sign up, turn out, lose weight, slew, rationalise, switch off, castrate, prune, melt off, trim down, scale down, condense, shorten, compact, thin, slim down, geld, rationalize, make out, abridge, constrict, issue, narrow, take, squeeze, bring down, trim, slue, tighten, deoxidise, abbreviate, turn off, keep down, cut, subdue, cut down, dilute, burn, subjugate, get, shrink, edit, edit out, come down, repress, press, write out, thin out, swerve, boil down, snub, slenderize, trend, curve, deoxidize, sheer, concentrate, undertake, veer, decoct, slim, trim back

    Antonyms:
    enlarge, exposit, expatiate, flesh out, lucubrate, dilate, elaborate, expound, expand, spread out

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contract

    All these words involve at least two parties, tho an engagement or promise may be the act of but one. A contract is a formal agreement between two or more parties for the doing or leaving undone some specified act or acts, and is ordinarily in writing. Mutual promises may have the force of a contract. A consideration, or compensation, is essential to convert an agreement into a contract. A contract may be oral or written. A covenant in law is a written contract under seal. Covenant is frequent in religious usage, as contract is in law and business. Compact is essentially the same as contract, but is applied to international agreements, treaties, etc. A bargain is a mutual agreement for an exchange of values, without the formality of a contract. A stipulation is a single item in an agreement or contract. A cartel is a military agreement for the exchange of prisoners or the like.

    Synonyms:
    agreement, arrangement, bargain, cartel, compact, covenant, engagement, obligation, pact, pledge, promise, stipulation

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. contract(v)

    Synonyms:
    abridge, abbreviate, narrow, lessen, reduce, compress, decrease, retrench, curtail, form, agree

    Antonyms:
    expand, amplify, dilate, elongate, reverse, cancel, abandon

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. contract(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    lessen, shorten, narrow, diminish, abridge, reduce, epitomize, draw together

  2. contract(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    incur, bring, procure, get, assume, take upon one's self, become liable to

  3. contract(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    shrivel, shrink, shrink up

  4. contract(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    agree, stipulate, bargain, covenant, make a bargain

  5. contract(n.)

    Synonyms:
    compact, bargain, stipulation, covenant, convention, concordat, treaty, agreement, pact, arrangement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. contract(n)

    Synonyms:
    agreement, compact, covenant, pact, protocol, treaty, concordat, convention, stipulation

  2. contract(v)

    Synonyms:
    reduce, narrow, condense, incur, acquire, covenant, agree, shrivel, shrink, syncopate

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How to use contract in a sentence?

  1. Jonathan Miller:

    Right now the average time between a contract and closing in New York is about 90 days.

  2. Labor Secretary Seth Harris:

    There's a big question mark about what President Barack Obama does next if there is no contract and the slow down in the ports continues.

  3. Syd Kitson:

    Josh Day wife added : I think we’re pretty all in ! We live here. We work here. Babcock Ranch, near Fort Myers on state’s west coast, was developed from the beginning with a massive solar power farm generating 100 percent of the electric needs. About 350,000 photovoltaic solar panels stretch across a swath of land the size of 200 football fields. When developer Syd Kitson, a former NFL lineman with the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, bought the 17,000-acre property, it was all old mining and farmland. Babcock Ranch, near Fort Myers on state’s west coast, was developed from the beginning with a massive solar power farm generating 100 percent of the electric needs. About 350,000 photovoltaic solar panels stretch across a swath of land the size of 200 football fields. It’s now the country’s first, fully solar city, with a very low carbon footprint, a soon-to-open school, electric shuttles that will eventually be driverless, a cute town square with shops and an emphasis on the environment and preservation. Where most developers would build and sell as many homes as possible, for greater profit, Kitson’s vision from the beginning was preserving most of the open space, now encompassing several lakes and 50 miles of bike trails. The homes run from $ 190,000 to about $ 499,000. Residents can work in the town, but are not required to do so. The fully completed footprint will eventually be 19,500 homes. We think about the way we develop differently …. It’s the most environmentally responsible, the most sustainable new town that’s ever been developed, and, it’s the first solar-powered town in America. And we’re very proud of that. In January, the first two people moved in. Now, there are 150 homes under contract with an expectation that will there will be 250 families moved in by December. Eight developers are now building homes. The vision is a unique creation of a 45,000-person small city. But first came the enormous solar farm. Syd Kitson gave the land to Florida Power Light for free, which then spent more than $ 100,000,000 installing all the panels, wires and storage batteries. That solar-generated power now is shared throughout FPL’s grid, as Babcock Ranch’s demand, at this point, remains very small. John Woolschlager, an urban planningprofessor at nearby Florida Gulf Coast University, said all cities canultimately follow Babcock Ranch’s model, but Florida Gulf Coast University will take years. Babcock Ranch’s huge advantage was that Babcock Ranch huge advantage’s being built from scratch with theself-sustainability and pro-environment philosophy on the ground first.

  4. Aneesh Srivastava:

    The higher visa fee is one of the headwinds...but they can expect to recoup some of the costs through contract re-negotiations and the stronger dollar.

  5. Lou Solicito:

    We are ready to bargain a contract with Target.


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