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Synonyms for harness
ˈhɑr nɪshar·ness

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. harness

    Arms are implements of attack; armor is a defensive covering. The knight put on his armor; he grasped his arms. With the disuse of defensive armor the word has practically gone out of military use, but it is still employed in the navy, where the distinction is clearly preserved; any vessel provided with cannon is an armed vessel; an armored ship is an ironclad. Anything that can be wielded in fight may become a weapon, as a pitchfork or a paving-stone; arms are especially made and designed for conflict.

    accouterments, armor, arms, mail, weapons

Princeton's WordNet

  1. harnessnoun

    a support consisting of an arrangement of straps for holding something to the body (especially one supporting a person suspended from a parachute)


  2. harnessverb

    stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart


  3. harness, tackleverb

    put a harness

    "harness the horse"

    rein in, rule, undertake, take on, draw rein, rein, tackle


  4. harnessverb

    exploit the power of

    "harness natural forces and resources"

    tackle, draw rein, rein in, rule, rein


  5. harness, rein in, draw rein, reinverb

    control and direct with or as if by reins

    "rein a horse"

    tackle, draw rein, rein in, rule, rein


  6. rule, harness, reinverb

    keep in check

    "rule one's temper"

    rein in, find, predominate, tackle, dominate, rule, draw rein, prevail, govern, decree, reign, rein


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. harnessnoun


  2. harnessverb

    tackle, put in harness

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. harnessnoun

    saddlery, accouterments, armor, array, gearing, equipment, tackling, gear, caparison, trappings

    Associated words:
    saddler, saddlery

  2. harnessverb

    equip, array, caparison, tackle

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How to use harness in a sentence?

  1. Malcolm Turnbull:

    The same qualities that enable us freely to harness cyberspace for prosperity can also provide an avenue for those who may wish to do us harm.

  2. Miki Ogao:

    Driver’s seat? I’m not even in the passenger’s seat! I’m in the back like a toddler in a five-point harness.

  3. Marcel Koller:

    It's always been important to look at his qualities as a footballer, he's always had ability from that perspective but he wasn't necessarily able to harness that ability on the pitch, it is important that he has confidence even if he makes a mistake. Right from the outset, we knew we needed to support him, to try and talk to him, to try and help him to improve.

  4. Pfizer Inc:

    The fundamental understanding of the biology of hereditary rare diseases, coupled with advances in the technology to harness disarmed viruses as gene delivery vehicles, provide a ripe opportunity to investigate the next wave of potential life-changing therapies for patients.

  5. Julie Brown:

    Good harness fit is important for crash protection so we wanted to confirm that these new restraints would actually provide better harness fit.

Translations for harness

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  • збру́я, ву́пражBelarusian
  • arnèsCatalan, Valencian
  • postrojCzech
  • Anschnallgurt, Geschirr, vorspannen, Gurt, nutzbar machen, PferdegeschirrGerman
  • jungiEsperanto
  • arnésSpanish
  • کنترل کردنPersian
  • valjaat, valjastaa, johtosarjaFinnish
  • harnacher, harnaisFrench
  • gabháilIrish
  • greigh, cullee chabbil, greienysManx
  • befog, hámHungarian
  • harneso, harnesizarIdo
  • imbragare, frenare, imbragatura, braca, imbracatura, imbracare, imbrago, trattenere, imbrigliareItalian
  • 馬具Japanese
  • ujarzmiać, uprząż, pęk, zaprzęgać, zaprząc, wiązka, ujarzmićPolish
  • aproveitar, arrear, arreiosPortuguese
  • harnașament, hamRomanian
  • ремень, сбру́я, запрягать, хому́т, у́пряжь, упря́жкаRussian
  • pšnjak, пшњакSerbo-Croatian
  • postrojSlovak
  • zaprečiSlovene
  • seldon, utnyttja, tämja, sela, binda, sela på, exploatera, bygga ut, ta i anspråk, spänna för, sele, utbyggaSwedish
  • சேணம்Tamil
  • koşumTurkish
  • приборкувати, збру́я, у́пряж, запрягатиUkrainian
  • 馬具Chinese

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