English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
(contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
contract, contract bridgeverb
a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid
enter into a contractual arrangement
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
sign, contract, sign on, sign upverb
engage by written agreement
"They signed two new pitchers for the next season"
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
compress, constrict, squeeze, compact, contract, pressverb
squeeze or press together
"she compressed her lips"; "the spasm contracted the muscle"
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
contract, take, getverb
be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
"He got AIDS"; "She came down with pneumonia"; "She took a chill"
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
become smaller or draw together
"The fabric shrank"; "The balloon shrank"
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
"The heat contracted the woollen garment"
condense, concentrate, contractverb
compress or concentrate
"Congress condensed the three-year plan into a six-month plan"
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
make or become more narrow or restricted
"The selection was narrowed"; "The road narrowed"
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
abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, cut, contract, reduceverb
reduce in scope while retaining essential elements
"The manuscript must be shortened"
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
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How to use contract in a sentence?
Any absence could affect Samsung from taking on major deals to jump ahead of the competition in fields it is trying to expand in, perhaps buying a struggling competitor in contract chip manufacturing, for example.
We have a signed contract, i got a phone call from a school official Friday morning while I was having my quiet time and drinking coffee.
I knew I couldn’t keep ambushing people who did bad things to other people, society has changed. People have changed. My physical and mental health were unraveling. As soon as that ratings period ended I took an unpaid leave of absence, and in August I asked to be let out of my contract.
The contract terms are being examined by the authorities. We are hopeful that we can have another bid round some time in Q3 of 2015. It's very likely that this is the case.
It comes down to: if you change the terms and conditions of a contract, have you created a new contract or do you have the same contract with minor amendments?
Translations for contract
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- عَقْد, عقدArabic
- kontrakt, müqaviləAzerbaijani
- дагаво́р, кантра́ктBelarusian
- съкращавам се, свивам се, договарям се, хващам, договорBulgarian
- contreure, contracteCatalan, Valencian
- kontrakt, smlouva, nakazit se, zkrátit, uzavřít kontrakt, získat, kontrahovat, podepsat kontrakt, onemocnětCzech
- kontrahieren, Vertrag, zusammenziehenGerman
- contratar, contrato, contraerSpanish
- kontraht, lepingEstonian
- sopimus, vetäytyä, sopimusoikeus, supistua, sairastua, [[tehdä]] [[sopimus]]Finnish
- contrat, contracter, rétracter, recroquevillerFrench
- conradh, conraighIrish
- cùmhnantScottish Gaelic
- התכווץ, נדבק, חוזהHebrew
- herpa, samningurIcelandic
- contratto, contrarre, contrattareItalian
- 契約, 契約する, 契約法学, 収縮する, 罹るJapanese
- კონტრაქტი, ხელშეკრულება, მიახლოებაGeorgian
- sutartis, kontraktasLithuanian
- līgums, kontrakts, sasirgtLatvian
- до́говор, контра́ктMacedonian
- kontrakt, sammentrekke, forminskeNorwegian
- ałgáádeitʼááhNavajo, Navaho
- umowa, kontraktPolish
- contrair, contrair-sePortuguese
- a incheia un contract cu, contractRomanian
- до́гово́р, контра́ктRussian
- уговор, ugovorSerbo-Croatian
- kontrakt, dohoda, zmluvaSlovak
- avtal, smittas, dra ihop, avtala, entreprenad, fördrag, beting, dras samman, minskas, kontrakt, ackord, krympa, överenskommelseSwedish
- kandarasi, kibarua, makandarasiSwahili
- sözleşme, kontratTurkish
- контра́кт, до́говірUkrainian
- hợp đồngVietnamese
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