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Synonyms for intelligence
ɪnˈtɛl ɪ dʒənsin·tel·li·gence

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Wiktionary

  1. intelligencenoun

    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. intelligencenoun

    An entity that has such capacities.

    Synonyms:
    intellect, brightness, wit

  3. intelligencenoun

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

    Synonyms:
    wit, intellect, brightness

  4. intelligencenoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. intelligencenoun

    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 agencynoun

    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 informationnoun

    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, wordnoun

    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 operationnoun

    the operation of gathering information about an enemy

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

    Antonyms:
    stupidity

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. intelligencenoun

    Synonyms:
    information, knowledge, acquired knowledge

  2. intelligencenoun

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

  3. intelligencenoun

    Synonyms:
    spirit, spiritual being

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. intelligencenoun

    Synonyms:
    knowledge, discernment, insight, acumen

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How to use intelligence in a sentence?

  1. Pentagon Press Secretary John Kirby:

    The intelligence community has assessed that the transfer of MiG-29s may be mistaken as escalatory and could result in significant Russian reaction that might increase the prospects of a military escalation with NATO.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Wisdom begins where intelligence ends.

  3. Defense Ashton Carter:

    These special operators will over time be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence and capture ISIL leaders.

  4. James A. Garfield:

    It is the high privilege and sacred duty of those now living to educate their successors and fit them, by intelligence and virtue, for the inheritance which awaits them.

  5. Titus Livius:

    Many difficulties which nature throws in our way, may be smoothed away by the exercise of intelligence.


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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