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Synonyms for detail
dɪˈteɪl, ˈdi teɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detail, item, point(noun)

    an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

    "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"

    period, stage, power point, full point, gunpoint, pointedness, decimal point, degree, dot, percentage point, peak, full stop, point, token, tip, particular, head, item, compass point, distributor point, breaker point, stop, point in time, spot, level, contingent

  2. detail, particular, item(noun)

    a small part that can be considered separately from the whole

    "it was perfect in all details"

    contingent, particular proposition, item, token, point, specific, particular

  3. detail(noun)

    extended treatment of particulars

    "the essay contained too much detail"

    contingent, particular, item, point

  4. detail(noun)

    a crew of workers selected for a particular task

    "a detail was sent to remove the fallen trees"

    contingent, particular, item, point

  5. contingent, detail(verb)

    a temporary military unit

    "the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent"

    contingent, particular, item, point

  6. detail(verb)

    provide details for

  7. detail(verb)

    assign to a specific task

    "The ambulances were detailed to the fire station"


  1. detail(noun)

    to explain in detail

    I'll detail the exact procedure to you later.


  2. detail(noun)

    to assign to a particular task

    I don't concern myself with the details of accounting

    technicality, trifle, triviality, detach

  3. detail(noun)

    A person's name, address and other personal information.

    The arresting officer asked the suspect for his details.


  4. detail(noun)

    detachment, contingent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. detail

    A circumstance (Latin circum, around, and sto, stand), is something existing or occurring in connection with or relation to some other fact or event, modifying or throwing light upon the principal matter without affecting its essential character; an accompaniment is something that unites with the principal matter, tho not necessary to it; as, the piano accompaniment to a song; a concomitant goes with a thing in natural connection, but in a subordinate capacity, or perhaps in contrast; as, cheerfulness is a concomitant of virtue. A circumstance is not strictly, nor usually, an occasion, condition, effect, or result. (See these words under CAUSE.) Nor is the circumstance properly an incident. (See under ACCIDENT.) We say, "My decision will depend upon circumstances" — not "upon incidents." That a man wore a blue necktie would not probably be the cause, occasion, condition, or concomitant of his committing murder; but it might be a very important circumstance in identifying him as the murderer. All the circumstances make up the situation. A certain disease is the cause of a man's death; his suffering is an incident; that he is in his own home, that he has good medical attendance, careful nursing, etc., are consolatory circumstances. With the same idea of subordination, we often say, "This is not a circumstance to that." So a person is said to be in easy circumstances. Compare EVENT.

    accompaniment, circumstance, concomitant, event, fact, feature, incident, item, occurrence, particular, point, position, situation

    "Mere situation is expressed by 'in the circumstances'; action affected is performed 'under the circumstances.'" [Murray's "New English Dictionary"]

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. detail(v)

    particularize, enumerate, recount, individualize, sift, analyze, specify

    generalize, condense, conglomerate, gather, sketch, suggest abstract, classify, amalgamate

  2. detail(n)

    element, component, particular, specialty, point

    account, statement, recital, totality, representation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. detail(v. a.)

    relate, recount, narrate, rehearse, delineate, portray, depict, enumerate, particularize, describe, set forth

  2. detail(v. a.)

    detach, send away

  3. detail(n.)

    account, narration, narrative, relation, recital

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. detail(v)

    particularize, enumerate

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    Diabetics Exposed to Telmisartan And EnalaprIL

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  1. Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry:

    The information we have heard about has not been shared with Egyptian security agencies in detail, we were expecting that the technical information would be provided to us.

  2. Nickolay Mladenov:

    However, I do not want to hasten to confirm anything before we study them in greater detail.

  3. Leo Varadkar:

    Certainly I haven't seen any detail to date to indicate to me that such a solution would be as functional as make-up or deodorant.

  4. Duncan Weir:

    This survey is the first step for us in examining, in detail, the wide range of issues currently affecting participation in golf, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence available but we conducted the survey to obtain accurate data on how much of an issue pace of play is for golfers and to give us an insight into what they see as the main factors contributing to slow rounds.

  5. Bob Iger:

    The goal was to be ambitious, really ambitious, to be bold, but not only bold in terms of scale, but in terms of detail, artistry, technology, and to make sure first and foremost that we are pleasing the most ardent 'Star Wars' fan.

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  • detalleAragonese
  • تفصيل, تفاصيلArabic
  • детайлност, подробност, детайл, излагам подробноBulgarian
  • detallCatalan, Valencian
  • detail, podrobnostCzech
  • detalje, detaljerDanish
  • Einzelheit, Detail, detaillisierenGerman
  • informoj, detalo, detalaroEsperanto
  • detalle, destacamentoSpanish
  • täpselt selgitamaEstonian
  • yksityiskohta, epäolennaisuus, detalji, henkilötiedot, selittää [[yksityiskohtaisesti]], tarkentaa, määrätä, [[selittää]] [[tarkasti]], komennus, komentaaFinnish
  • détail, coordonnées, détails, détachement, détaillerFrench
  • detalleGalician
  • פרטים, פרטHebrew
  • kirendel, részlet, részletezHungarian
  • մանրամաս, մանրուքArmenian
  • detalio, detaliarInterlingua
  • smáatriðiIcelandic
  • dettaglio, particolare, minuzia, dettagliareItalian
  • დეტალი, წვრილმანიGeorgian
  • smulkmena, detalėLithuanian
  • āmikiMāori
  • perincian, butiranMalay
  • detail, detachement, kleinigheid, persoonsgegevensDutch
  • detalhe, minúcias, identificaçãoPortuguese
  • тонкость, деталь, наряд, расчёт, подробностьRussian
  • detachera, kommendering, oväsentlighet, [[oväsentlig]] [[sak]], detalj, specificera, beskriva, avdela, detaljerat, detachement, detaljer, kommendera, räkna upp, utkommendering, ta ut, information, enskildhet, upplysningSwedish
  • వివరం, విశదీకరించుTelugu
  • деталь, нарядUkrainian
  • 细节Chinese

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