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Synonyms for idea
aɪˈdi ə, aɪˈdiəidea

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Wiktionary

  1. ideanoun

    Synonyms:
    image

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. idea

    Idea is in Greek a form or an image. The word signified in early philosophical use the archetype or primal image which the Platonic philosophy supposed to be the model or pattern that existing objects imperfectly embody. This high sense has nearly disappeared from the word idea, and has been largely appropriated by ideal, tho something of the original meaning still appears when in theological or philosophical language we speak of the ideas of God. The present popular use of idea makes it to signify any product of mental apprehension or activity, considered as an object of knowledge or thought; this coincides with the primitive sense at but a single point — that an idea is mental as opposed to anything substantial or physical; thus, almost any mental product, as a belief, conception, design, opinion, etc., may now be called an idea. Compare FANCY; IDEAL.

    Synonyms:
    apprehension, archetype, belief, conceit, concept, conception, design, fancy, fantasy, ideal, image, imagination, impression, judgment, model, notion, opinion, pattern, plan, purpose, sentiment, supposition, theory, thought

    Antonyms:
    actuality, fact, reality, substance

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. idea

    Synonyms:
    image, notion, conception, belief, doctrine, supposition, understanding, fiction, fancy, thought, opinion, impression, sentiment

    Antonyms:
    object, form, subject, thing, reality

Princeton's WordNet

  1. idea, thoughtnoun

    the content of cognition; the main thing you are thinking about

    "it was not a good idea"; "the thought never entered my mind"

    Synonyms:
    view, thought, persuasion, theme, thought process, estimate, musical theme, cerebration, approximation, opinion, mind, intellection, mentation, thinking, melodic theme, sentiment, estimation

  2. mind, ideanoun

    your intention; what you intend to do

    "he had in mind to see his old teacher"; "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces"

    Synonyms:
    thought, thinker, theme, psyche, musical theme, approximation, estimate, creative thinker, mind, head, melodic theme, nous, judgement, judgment, brain, intellect, estimation

  3. ideanoun

    a personal view

    "he has an idea that we don't like him"

    Synonyms:
    theme, estimate, musical theme, approximation, mind, estimation, melodic theme, thought

  4. estimate, estimation, approximation, ideanoun

    an approximate calculation of quantity or degree or worth

    "an estimate of what it would cost"; "a rough idea how long it would take"

    Synonyms:
    theme, appraisal, estimate, musical theme, approximation, bringing close together, estimation, melodic theme, mind, thought

  5. theme, melodic theme, musical theme, ideanoun

    (music) melodic subject of a musical composition

    "the theme is announced in the first measures"; "the accompanist picked up the idea and elaborated it"

    Synonyms:
    theme, musical theme, paper, thought, radical, topic, composition, subject, report, motif, base, approximation, estimate, stem, mind, root, melodic theme, root word, estimation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ideanoun

    Synonyms:
    [In the Platonic philosophy.] archetype (conceived of as existing from eternity), pattern, model, exemplar, form, essence (common to many individual things and represented by a general term)

  2. ideanoun

    Synonyms:
    universal, concept, conception, notion, general or universal conception

  3. ideanoun

    Synonyms:
    object of thought, image in the mind, mental representation of an object

  4. ideanoun

    Synonyms:
    impression, apprehension, thought, fancy, conceit

  5. ideanoun

    Synonyms:
    opinion, belief, supposition, judgment, sentiment

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ideanoun

    Synonyms:
    conception, notion, opinion, fancy, impression, intention, design

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How to use idea in a sentence?

  1. Bruno Valente:

    The only time I didn't spend with [ Kazuza ] at the beginning was when I started to BASE jump, a bunch of times I couldn't jump as I had nobody to take care of him, so that's when the idea came.

  2. Andrew Schneider:

    the vow of silence, that's the mind-blower. see, talking is what I do... I t's a real need with me, a craving, I'm like a word junkie. I never shut up. I talk to myself, I talk in my sleep. the idea of voluntarily turning off that tap, I can't imagine it it'd be like, I don't know, all the rivers in the world just slammed to a stop. no churning, no flowing, no white water, just stillness, crushing stillness. I don't think I could stand it, locked up like that in my own psyche. I'd collapse into myself, I'd implode

  3. Lissa Muscatine:

    In hindsight, I am kind of shocked that we did it, and we did it the way we did it, the speech just elevated her stature as a voice for women in a way no one predicted. We had no idea it was going to become this enormous thing and that she was going to become iconic.

  4. Satish Misra:

    The BJP realize that this family enjoys a lot of political goodwill and they will need to destroy that if they want a free run, historical and cultural institutions are being used as proxies in the battle for the idea of India.

  5. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven:

    The idea was never - never - that European cooperation would be a way to shut out people who are fleeing.


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