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Synonyms for contract
n., adj., and usu. for v. 16–18, 22, 23 ˈkɒn trækt; otherwise v. kənˈtræktcon·tract
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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes
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.
agreement, arrangement, bargain, cartel, compact, covenant, engagement, obligation, pact, pledge, promise, stipulation
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Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote
a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
declaration, contract bridge
dilate, flesh out, expand, enlarge, expatiate, spread out, exposit, lucubrate, expound, elaborate
(contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
annunciation, proclamation, declaration, resolution, announcement, contract bridge, resolve
expand, enlarge, flesh out, lucubrate, expatiate, spread out, dilate, elaborate, expound, exposit
contract, contract bridgeverb
a variety of bridge in which the bidder receives points toward game only for the number of tricks he bid
declaration, contract bridge
lucubrate, elaborate, enlarge, exposit, dilate, expatiate, expand, spread out, flesh out, expound
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
expound, dilate, expatiate, expand, lucubrate, enlarge, spread out, elaborate, exposit, flesh out
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
flesh out, elaborate, spread out, expatiate, lucubrate, expand, expound, dilate, enlarge, exposit
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
expound, spread out, expand, exposit, lucubrate, enlarge, flesh out, expatiate, elaborate, dilate
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
expand, dilate, lucubrate, enlarge, flesh out, elaborate, spread out, expatiate, exposit, expound
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
elaborate, dilate, lucubrate, expound, enlarge, expand, flesh out, exposit, expatiate, spread out
"The heat contracted the woollen garment"
sign, condense, concentrate, sign up, abbreviate, constrict, shorten, press, shrink, undertake, foreshorten, cut, squeeze, get, compress, reduce, take, abridge, sign on, narrow, compact
expound, enlarge, exposit, lucubrate, expand, dilate, spread out, flesh out, elaborate, expatiate
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
enlarge, lucubrate, flesh out, dilate, expound, spread out, expatiate, expand, exposit, elaborate
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
expand, spread out, dilate, elaborate, enlarge, exposit, expound, expatiate, flesh out, lucubrate
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
enlarge, exposit, expatiate, flesh out, lucubrate, dilate, elaborate, expound, expand, spread out
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
lessen, shorten, narrow, diminish, abridge, reduce, epitomize, draw together
incur, bring, procure, get, assume, take upon one's self, become liable to
agree, stipulate, bargain, covenant, make a bargain
compact, bargain, stipulation, covenant, convention, concordat, treaty, agreement, pact, arrangement
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List of paraphrases for "contract":
contracts, contractual, agreement, contrat, market, contracting, markets, contracted, prenup, lease, marketplace, deal, treaty
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How to use contract in a sentence?
Finance Minister Felipe Larrain:
It's a complex situation and seems to be an imprudent move, we need to check whether it's a violation of the contract or the spirit of the contract from the government's point of view. We will protect the interests of the Chilean state.
We'd have to get really as much as possible from the French side to make this contract profitable for us.
Because it was abandoned, when we first bought the home there were so many holes in the roof we had to sign our contract under umbrellas.
This NCPO order is beneficial for Thai people across the country because it prevents a monopolistic contract.
John F. Kennedy, "A Thousand Days," by Arthur Schlesinger Jr. :
My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it till now. -- (Comment made 10 April 1962 in reaction to news that U.S. Steel was raising prices by $6 per ton, right after the unions negotiated a modest new contract under pressure from JFK to keep inflation down.)
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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