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Synonyms for detail
dɪˈteɪl, ˈdi teɪlde·tail

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  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 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. 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 WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  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 Words

  1. detailverb

    particularize, enumerate

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  1. Keith Thornton:

    Now she feels what every other citizen within the north side, the west side, south side and downtown is feeling… since she's been in office that hey, crime is here, now she has her own secret little patrol on top of her regular detail patrolling her house.

  2. Chief Financial Officer Bruce Tanner:

    This is real live buyers' interest. That's great, but that tends to take a little longer to handle that level of detail that is expected with more people involved in the process.

  3. Ian Roberts:

    Heat stable carbetocin is much more expensive than oxytocin. The drug company that makes it has an agreement with WHO to make it available at a reasonable price in poor countries but the devil is in the detail, what will it actually cost ? Which countries will receive it ? For how long ? Will it reduce availability of the cheaper oxytocin ? And what about poor mothers in rich countries ? These are all factors that need to be considered.

  4. Angela Merkel:

    We are pleased that this was not put into question by the British prime minister, the proposals that were presented now need to be discussed in detail.

  5. Pam Ramsden:

    Although the news media blurred the events, it was easy to find them and watch them in graphic detail, so while there was an effort to protect the public from that, it wouldn't be useful because the people who are traumatizing themselves would be the very people who would search online to watch the footage of the carnage.

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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