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Synonyms for empire
ˈɛm paɪər; for 8–10 also ɒmˈpɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. empire, imperium(noun)

    the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised

    imperium, conglomerate

  2. empire(noun)

    a group of countries under a single authority

    "the British created a great empire"

    imperium, conglomerate

  3. empire(noun)

    a monarchy with an emperor as head of state

    imperium, conglomerate

  4. conglomerate, empire(noun)

    a group of diverse companies under common ownership and run as a single organization

    imperium, conglomerate, pudding stone

  5. Empire(noun)

    an eating apple that somewhat resembles a McIntosh; used as both an eating and a cooking apple

    imperium, conglomerate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. empire

    dominion, sovereignty, rule, sway, kingdom, realm

    independence, insurrection, anarchy

Editors Contribution

  1. dynasty

    a series of rulers that are all from the same family

    my grandmother taught me about some of the great dynasties of china.

    Submitted by rinat on February 7, 2016  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. empire(n.)

    sovereignty, supremacy, dominion, absolute authority, supreme dominion, imperial power

  2. empire(n.)

    rule, sway, command, control, government

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. empire(n)

    sovereignty, sway, dominion, supremacy, realm, domain, kingdom

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    imperium, reich, imperial, rule, rijk, kingdom, empire-building

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How to use empire in a sentence?

  1. Jim Hanson:

    The problem is people try to look at Putin [ like ] a rational actor … Russian President Vladimir Putin considers the current situation as an aberration and their [ Russian ] empire to be the status quo – Russian President Vladimir Putin is just looking to return to that.

  2. Charles de Gaulle:

    The perfection preached in the Gospels never yet built up an empire. Every man of action has a strong dose of egotism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be forgiven him, indeed, they will be regarded as high qualities, if he can make of them the means to achieve great ends.

  3. Selahattin Demirtas:

    Nobody is blaming the current German population for the Nazi genocide. It was blamed on Hitler's politics and vision. Similarly while it is widely accepted that the Armenian genocide is the result of the politics of C.U.P in that period, we find it clearly unacceptable to turn back on the Armenians and to put the current Turkish and Kurdish population subject to such suspicions and into a position to defend itself. (Referring to acts of Committee of Union and Progress which was the de-facto ruler of Ottoman Empire during events of mass killings and deportations of Armenians.)

  4. Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez:

    The empire has decided that it's time to take our resources.

  5. Seth Rosenfeld:

    Unfortunately, if other steelmakers gain in terms of higher prices thanks to consolidation, this may only provide them more headroom to maintain the status quo for years to come, this is an industry that has seen waves of consolidation in times of either extreme distress or empire building. This environment is neither.

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