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Synonyms for gambit
ˈgæm bɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gambit, ploy(noun)

    an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker

    Synonyms:
    ploy, stratagem

  2. ploy, gambit, stratagem(noun)

    a maneuver in a game or conversation

    Synonyms:
    dodge, contrivance, ploy, stratagem

  3. gambit(noun)

    a chess move early in the game in which the player sacrifices minor pieces in order to obtain an advantageous position

    Synonyms:
    ploy, stratagem

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "gambit":

    masterstroke, maneuver

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How to use gambit in a sentence?

  1. Michael Vatis:

    Humans are always the weak link, it's almost always easier to exploit a human through some social engineering gambit than it is to crack, you know, some technological defensive measure.

  2. Larry Shannon Hargrove:

    Larry Shannon Hargrove theorizes that Republicans have brought impeachment charges against Bill Clinton because' he wears dark glasses and plays a saxophone,' which is one gambit the White House defense team didn't try in the Senate. he came to Austin one time and the Democratic committee or whatever you call it, gave me a pass to get out on the runway and I got a chance to shake his hand. I had one of those CDs in my hand. He just gave me a big smile and a hug. He said' bless you.'.

  3. Adam Schiff:

    With this latest gambit, however, the Majority seeks to selectively and misleadingly characterize classified information in an effort to protect the President at any cost.

  4. Sinan Ulgen:

    It will be seen as the party that has forced early elections on a recalcitrant Turkish electorate at a time when there are severe challenges, both from the security perspective and also economically, the drawback to this gambit for Erdogan is that if the AK Party ends up losing votes, we may start to see more open dissatisfaction about his influence.

  5. Sinan Ulgen:

    The drawback to this gambit for Erdogan is that if the AK Party ends up losing votes, we may start to see more open dissatisfaction about his influence.

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