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Synonyms for intelligence
ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒəns

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intelligence(noun)

    the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

    Synonyms:
    news, intelligence agency, intelligence service, intelligence information, word, intelligence activity, tidings, intelligence operation

    Antonyms:
    stupidity

  2. intelligence, intelligence service, intelligence agency(noun)

    a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy

    Synonyms:
    news, intelligence agency, intelligence service, intelligence information, word, intelligence activity, tidings, intelligence operation

    Antonyms:
    stupidity

  3. intelligence, intelligence information(noun)

    secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy)

    "we sent out planes to gather intelligence on their radar coverage"

    Synonyms:
    news, intelligence agency, intelligence service, intelligence information, word, intelligence activity, tidings, intelligence operation

    Antonyms:
    stupidity

  4. news, intelligence, tidings, word(noun)

    information about recent and important events

    "they awaited news of the outcome"

    Synonyms:
    password, news program, intelligence service, intelligence activity, give-and-take, news show, news, tidings, countersign, watchword, discussion, word of honor, newsworthiness, intelligence agency, word, intelligence operation, parole, intelligence information

    Antonyms:
    stupidity

  5. intelligence, intelligence activity, intelligence operation(noun)

    the operation of gathering information about an enemy

    Synonyms:
    news, intelligence agency, intelligence service, intelligence information, word, intelligence activity, tidings, intelligence operation

    Antonyms:
    stupidity

Wiktionary

  1. intelligence(noun)

    Capacity of mind, especially to understand principles, truths, facts or meanings, acquire knowledge, and apply it to practice; the ability to learn and comprehend.

    Synonyms:
    intellect, wit, brightness

  2. intelligence(noun)

    An entity that has such capacities.

    Synonyms:
    intellect, brightness, wit

  3. intelligence(noun)

    Information, usually secret, about the enemy or about hostile activities.

    Synonyms:
    wit, intellect, brightness

  4. intelligence(noun)

    A political or military department, agency or unit designed to gather information, usually secret, about the enemy or about hostile activities.

    Synonyms:
    brightness, intellect, wit

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. intelligence

    Knowledge is all that the mind knows, from whatever source derived or obtained, or by whatever process; the aggregate of facts, truths, or principles acquired or retained by the mind, including alike the intuitions native to the mind and all that has been learned respecting phenomena, causes, laws, principles, literature, etc. There is a tendency to regard knowledge as accurate and systematic, and to a certain degree complete. Information is knowledge of fact, real or supposed, derived from persons, books, or observation, and is regarded as casual and haphazard. We say of a studious man that he has a great store of knowledge, or of an intelligent man of the world, that he has a fund of varied information. Lore is used only in poetic or elevated style, for accumulated knowledge, as of a people or age, or in a more limited sense for learning or erudition. We speak of perception of external objects, apprehension of intellectual truth. Simple perception gives a limited knowledge of external objects, merely as such; the cognition of the same objects is a knowledge of them in some relation; cognizance is the formal or official recognition of something as an object of knowledge; we take cognizance of it. Intuition is primary knowledge antecedent to all teaching or reasoning, experience is knowledge that has entered directly into one's own life; as, a child's experience that fire will burn. Learning is much higher than information, being preeminently wide and systematic knowledge, the result of long, assiduous study; erudition is recondite learning secured only by extraordinary industry, opportunity, and ability. Compare ACQUAINTANCE; EDUCATION; SCIENCE; WISDOM.

    Synonyms:
    acquaintance, apprehension, cognition, cognizance, comprehension, erudition, experience, information, intuition, knowledge, learning, light, lore, perception, recognition, scholarship, science, wisdom

    Antonyms:
    ignorance, illiteracy, inexperience, misapprehension, misconception, misunderstanding, rudeness, unfamiliarity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intelligence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    information, knowledge, acquired knowledge

  2. intelligence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    news, tidings, advice, notice, notification, instruction

  3. intelligence(n.)

    Synonyms:
    spirit, spiritual being

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. intelligence(n)

    Synonyms:
    knowledge, discernment, insight, acumen

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How to use intelligence in a sentence?

  1. Germaine Greer:

    Maybe I couldn't make it. Maybe I don't have a pretty smile, good teeth, nice tits, long legs, a cheeky ass, a sexy voice. Maybe I don't know how to handle men and increase my market value, so that the rewards due to the feminine will accrue to me. Then again, maybe I'm sick of the masquerade. I'm sick of pretending eternal youth. I'm sick of belying my own intelligence, my own will, my own sex. I'm sick of peering at the world through false eyelashes, so everything I see is mixed with a shadow of bought hairs; I'm sick of weighting my head with a dead mane, unable to move my neck freely, terrified of rain, of wind, of dancing too vigorously in case I sweat into my lacquered curls. I'm sick of the Powder Room. I'm sick of pretending that some fatuous male's self-important pronouncements are the objects of my undivided attention, I'm sick of going to films and plays when someone else wants to, and sick of having no opinions of my own about either. I'm sick of being a transvestite. I refuse to be a female impersonator. I am a woman, not a castrate.

  2. National Intelligence John Ratcliffe:

    To be clear, this is not Russian disinformation and has not been assessed as such by the Intelligence Community, i'll be briefing Congress on the sensitive sources and methods by which it was obtained in the coming days.

  3. Bill Bulko:

    Artificial Intelligence the art of making computers that behave like the ones in movies.

  4. John Mashburn:

    I agreed to answer questions from bipartisan House staff in any officially authorized meeting or interview as I have already done for two Senate Judiciary and Intelligence Committees committees, rep. Schiff's staff actually gave less than 60 minutes notice to committee Republicans regarding both the existence of and the opportunity to attend this unofficial, unauthorized meeting of Democrat only members. This was not what had been agreed to from the beginning between the respective attorneys, so we declined to appear.

  5. Maithripala Sirisena:

    I will completely restructure the police and security forces in the coming weeks. I expect to change the heads of defense establishments within the next 24 hours, the security officials who got the intelligence report from a foreign nation did not share it with me. I have decided to take stern action against these officials.

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Translations for intelligence

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  • معلومات, ذكاء, جهاز المخابراتArabic
  • аҡылBashkir
  • llestesa, seny, intel·ligènciaCatalan, Valencian
  • inteligence, rozvědka, zpravodajská službaCzech
  • efterretninger, intelligens, efterretningstjenesteDanish
  • Sicherheitsdienst, Geheimdienstinformationen, intelligentes Leben, Nachrichtendienst, Geheimdienst, IntelligenzGerman
  • υπηρεσία πληροφοριών, πληροφορία, ευφυΐα, νοημοσύνηGreek
  • inteligento, inteligentecoEsperanto
  • inteligenciaSpanish
  • luureandmed, haritlane, luure, arukusEstonian
  • هوشPersian
  • sotilastiedustelu, tiedustelutieto, älykkyys, älyFinnish
  • fregnartænasta, vitFaroese
  • intelligence, renseignementsFrench
  • מודיעין, שכל, אגף המודיעין, אינטליגנציהHebrew
  • बुद्धिHindi
  • hírszerzés, intelligenciaHungarian
  • խելք, բանականությունArmenian
  • inteligentesoIdo
  • greindIcelandic
  • intelligenzaItalian
  • 情報機関, 情報, 知力Japanese
  • 지혜, 이해력, 情報, 정보Korean
  • ingenium, nūntius, intelligentiaLatin
  • inteligencijaLithuanian
  • gudrība, saprātsLatvian
  • интелиге́нција, разузна́вање, разузна́вачка слу́жбаMacedonian
  • оюун ухаанMongolian
  • inlichtingendienst, inlichting, intelligentie, wezenDutch
  • intelligensNorwegian
  • inteligencja, wywiadPolish
  • inteligênciaPortuguese
  • inteligență, judecatăRomanian
  • интеллиге́нция, интеллиге́нтность, интелле́кт, разве́дка, све́дения, разве́дывательные да́нные, разведда́нныеRussian
  • प्रज्ञाSanskrit
  • inteligencija, obavještajna službaSerbo-Croatian
  • obveščevalna služba, inteligencaSlovene
  • zbulimitAlbanian
  • underrättelse, underrättelsetjänst, intelligensSwedish
  • మేధస్సుTelugu
  • ปรีชา, สมอง, เมธาThai
  • istihbarat, akıllı yaşam, istihbarat teşkilatı, zekâTurkish
  • розві́дкаUkrainian
  • שׂכלYiddish
  • 情报Chinese

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