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Synonyms for detail
dɪˈteɪl, ˈdi teɪlde·tail

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. detailverb

    to explain in detail

    I'll detail the exact procedure to you later.


  2. detailnoun

    to assign to a particular task

    I don't concern myself with the details of accounting

    detach, triviality, trifle, technicality

  3. detailnoun

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

    The arresting officer asked the suspect for his details.


  4. detailnoun

    detachment, contingent

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms3.0 / 1 vote

  1. detailverb

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

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

  2. detailnoun

    element, component, particular, specialty, point

    account, statement, recital, totality, representation

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. detail, item, pointnoun

    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, itemnoun

    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. detailnoun

    extended treatment of particulars

    "the essay contained too much detail"

    contingent, particular, item, point

  4. detailnoun

    a crew of workers selected for a particular task

    "a detail was sent to remove the fallen trees"

    contingent, particular, item, point

  5. contingent, detailverb

    a temporary military unit

    "the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent"

    contingent, particular, item, point

  6. detailverb

    provide details for

  7. detailverb

    assign to a specific task

    "The ambulances were detailed to the fire station"

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. detailverb

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

  2. detailverb

    detach, send away

  3. detailnoun

    account, narration, narrative, relation, recital

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. detailverb

    particularize, enumerate

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes


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  1. Peter Carr:

    Scott Meisler concluded Scott Meisler detail with the Special Counsel's Office in December 2018 and returned to the Criminal Division but continues to represent the office on specific pending matters that were assigned to Scott Meisler during Scott Meisler detail.

  2. W. S. Gilbert:

    Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.

  3. Alan Perlis:

    It is against the grain of modern education to teach children to program. What fun is there in making plans, acquiring discipline in organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self-critical?

  4. Denis Watley:

    Where there is life, there is hope. Where there are hopes, there are dreams. Where there are vivid dreams repeated, they become goals. Goals become the action plans and game plans that winners dwell on in intricate detail, knowing that achievement is almost automatic when the goal becomes an inner commitment. The response to the challenges of life -- purpose -- is the healing balm that enables each of us to face up to adversity and strife.

  5. Labour Leader:

    They always say, Mr. Speaker, the devil is in the detail. And, having seen the detail, it confirms everything we thought about this rotten deal.

Translations for detail

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  • detalleAragonese
  • تفصيل, تفاصيلArabic
  • детайл, детайлност, излагам подробно, подробностBulgarian
  • detallCatalan, Valencian
  • podrobnost, detailCzech
  • detalje, detaljerDanish
  • Einzelheit, detaillisieren, DetailGerman
  • detalo, detalaro, informojEsperanto
  • destacamento, detalleSpanish
  • täpselt selgitamaEstonian
  • komentaa, komennus, tarkentaa, yksityiskohta, määrätä, [[selittää]] [[tarkasti]], selittää [[yksityiskohtaisesti]], henkilötiedot, detalji, epäolennaisuusFinnish
  • détails, coordonnées, détachement, détail, détaillerFrench
  • detalleGalician
  • פרט, פרטיםHebrew
  • kirendel, részletez, részletHungarian
  • մանրուք, մանրամասArmenian
  • detaliar, detalioInterlingua
  • smáatriðiIcelandic
  • dettaglio, minuzia, particolare, dettagliareItalian
  • დეტალი, წვრილმანიGeorgian
  • smulkmena, detalėLithuanian
  • āmikiMāori
  • butiran, perincianMalay
  • kleinigheid, detachement, persoonsgegevens, detailDutch
  • identificação, detalhe, minúciasPortuguese
  • деталь, наряд, подробность, расчёт, тонкостьRussian
  • detachera, upplysning, information, enskildhet, utkommendering, kommendering, oväsentlighet, [[oväsentlig]] [[sak]], detalj, specificera, beskriva, avdela, detaljerat, detachement, detaljer, kommendera, räkna upp, ta utSwedish
  • విశదీకరించు, వివరంTelugu
  • наряд, детальUkrainian
  • 细节Chinese

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