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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:

    masterstroke, maneuver

How to use gambit in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4626dodge
#23550maneuver
#33014gambit
#38427ploy
#87541contrivance
#98243stratagem
#231873masterstroke

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