English Synonyms and Antonyms
Synonymous (Greek syn, together, and onyma, name) strictly signifies being interchangeable names for the same thing, or being one of two or more interchangeable names for the same thing; to say that two words are synonymous is strictly to say they are alike, equivalent, identical, or the same in meaning; but the use of synonymous in this strict sense is somewhat rare, and rather with reference to statements than to words.
To say that we are morally developed is synonymous with saying that we have reaped what some one has suffered for us.
H. W. BeecherRoyal Truths p. 294. [ Ticknor & Fields'66.]
In the strictest sense, synonymous words scarcely exist; rarely, if ever, are any two words in any language equivalent or identical in meaning; where a difference in meaning can not easily be shown, a difference in usage commonly exists, so that the words are not interchangeable. By synonymous words (or synonyms) we usually understand words that coincide or nearly coincide in some part of their meaning, and may hence within certain limits be used interchangeably, while outside of those limits they may differ very greatly in meaning and use. It is the office of a work on synonyms to point out these correspondences and differences, that language may have the flexibility that comes from freedom of selection within the common limits, with the perspicuity and precision that result from exact choice of the fittest words to express each shade of meaning outside of the common limits. To consider synonymous words identical is fatal to accuracy; to forget that they are similar, to some extent equivalent, and sometimes interchangeable, is destructive of freedom and variety.
correspondent, letter writernoun
someone who communicates by means of letters
correspondent, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newswriter, pressmanadjective
a journalist employed to provide news stories for newspapers or broadcast media
similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar
"brains and computers are often considered analogous"; "salmon roe is marketed as analogous to caviar"
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I will be correspondent to command, And do my spiriting gently.
We still do not know what charges the Iranian authorities have brought against our correspondent Jason Rezaian, but we hope the referral of his case to a Revolutionary Court represents a step forward toward Jason’s prompt release, this step gives Iran’s judiciary an opportunity to demonstrate its fairness and independence by determining that the charges are baseless.
Any re-engagement with Iran will take place in several stages and will require updates to policies, procedures, systems and controls as well as ongoing communication with regulators and correspondent banks.
It is my settled opinion, after some years as a political correspondent, that no one is attracted to a political career in the first place unless he is socially or emotionally crippled.
Whenever theres a discrepancy between official rates and black market rates, corruption thrives. By manipulating foreign exchange, the Iranian central bank can divert the difference in rates to fund other projects, put another way, if foreign companies and correspondent banks pay the official exchange rate in their business with Iran, they will be paying six times as much in dollars. Literally, that means more than 83 percent could go to the Revolutionary Guards, while only 17 percent goes to legitimate purposes.
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