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Synonyms for mind

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mind, head, brain, psyche, nous(noun)

    that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason

    "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head"

    learning ability, idea, thinker, heading, promontory, psyche, school principal, wit, head teacher, brainpower, intellect, nous, question, mental capacity, fountainhead, encephalon, point, head, top dog, mentality, creative thinker, brain, headland, mastermind, brainiac, header, genius, headspring, foreland, pass, chief, headway, judgment, read/write head, judgement, drumhead, head word, forefront, capitulum, oral sex, principal, caput, straits, soul


  2. mind(noun)

    recall or remembrance

    "it came to mind"

    head, idea, brain, creative thinker, nous, intellect, thinker, psyche, judgment, judgement


  3. judgment, judgement, mind(noun)

    an opinion formed by judging something

    "he was reluctant to make his judgment known"; "she changed her mind"

    sagacity, thinker, judging, sound judgment, legal opinion, psyche, assessment, sound judgement, creative thinker, idea, judicial decision, sagaciousness, opinion, intellect, nous, judgement, judgment, discernment, brain, head, perspicacity


  4. thinker, creative thinker, mind(noun)

    an important intellectual

    "the great minds of the 17th century"

    head, idea, brain, intellect, creative thinker, nous, thinker, psyche, judgment, judgement


  5. mind(noun)


    "don't pay him any mind"

    head, idea, brain, creative thinker, nous, intellect, thinker, psyche, judgment, judgement


  6. mind, idea(noun)

    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"

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


  7. mind, intellect(verb)

    knowledge and intellectual ability

    "he reads to improve his mind"; "he has a keen intellect"

    intellectual, head, idea, brain, reason, creative thinker, nous, understanding, intellect, thinker, psyche, judgment, judgement


  8. mind(verb)

    be offended or bothered by; take offense with, be bothered by

    "I don't mind your behavior"

    heed, take care, bear in mind, listen, beware


  9. mind(verb)

    be concerned with or about something or somebody

    heed, take care, bear in mind, listen, beware


  10. take care, mind(verb)

    be in charge of or deal with

    "She takes care of all the necessary arrangements"

    see, bear in mind, look, take care, listen, attend, heed, beware


  11. heed, mind, listen(verb)

    pay close attention to; give heed to

    "Heed the advice of the old men"

    listen, take heed, take care, hear, beware, bear in mind, heed


  12. beware, mind(verb)

    be on one's guard; be cautious or wary about; be alert to

    "Beware of telephone salesmen"

    take care, heed, bear in mind, listen, beware


  13. mind, bear in mind(verb)

    keep in mind

    heed, take care, bear in mind, listen, beware



  1. mind(noun)

    cognition, learning

  2. mind(noun)

    To remember.

    Despite advancing age, his mind was still as sharp as ever.

    focus, recollection, learning, memory, attention, view, disposition, intellect, sanity, consciousness, wit, concentration, thinker, opinion, brain, sentience, awareness, desire, reason, genius, judgment, head, intellectual, mood, intelligence, cognition, nous, inclination, judgement, psyche, idea, intention

  3. mind(noun)

    To concern oneself with, to pay attention to.

    You should mind your own business.

    judgment, genius, psyche, mood, cognition, sentience, sanity, disposition, intellect, thinker, memory, consciousness, nous, brain, focus, awareness, intellectual, desire, reason, inclination, attention, view, intelligence, recollection, judgement, opinion, wit, concentration, head, idea, learning, intention

  4. mind(noun)

    The ability to remember things.

    My mind just went blank.

    cognition, intellectual, learning, judgement, intention, judgment, intelligence, consciousness, reason, brain, sanity, nous, genius, concentration, inclination, head, awareness, recollection, wit, focus, opinion, desire, attention, idea, sentience, intellect, disposition, mood, memory, view, psyche, thinker

  5. mind(noun)

    The ability to focus the thoughts.

    I can’t keep my mind on what I’m doing.

    sanity, mood, nous, opinion, memory, judgment, learning, intelligence, head, thinker, sentience, reason, brain, intellectual, cognition, recollection, inclination, idea, consciousness, focus, intellect, wit, awareness, desire, intention, disposition, genius, view, concentration, attention, judgement, psyche

  6. mind(noun)

    Somebody that embodies certain mental qualities.

    He was one of history’s greatest minds.

    mood, brain, awareness, wit, disposition, memory, consciousness, recollection, judgement, reason, thinker, sanity, cognition, intelligence, desire, intellectual, genius, nous, learning, head, psyche, idea, intellect, focus, opinion, attention, intention, sentience, concentration, view, judgment, inclination

  7. mind(noun)

    To make sure, to take care (that).

    Mind you don't knock that glass over.

    intelligence, mood, judgment, consciousness, memory, sanity, wit, genius, intellectual, judgement, head, awareness, intention, psyche, recollection, reason, nous, view, brain, intellect, concentration, idea, inclination, cognition, desire, attention, disposition, opinion, learning, focus, thinker, sentience

  8. mind(noun)

    To be careful about.

    consciousness, cognition, recollection, learning, sanity, reason, inclination, intelligence, thinker, attention, brain, idea, head, opinion, awareness, intention, nous, psyche, mood, genius, intellect, concentration, intellectual, focus, desire, judgment, memory, judgement, view, wit, sentience, disposition

  9. mind(noun)

    A healthy mental state.

    recollection, cognition, judgment, awareness, attention, memory, view, consciousness, disposition, genius, concentration, head, intellectual, intention, mood, inclination, idea, thinker, opinion, desire, intelligence, brain, judgement, intellect, sanity, wit, sentience, focus, nous, reason, learning, psyche

  10. mind(noun)

    The non-material substance or set of processes in which consciousness, feeling, thinking, and will are based.

    consciousness, nous, psyche, memory, intellect, attention, intellectual, reason, focus, wit, disposition, head, awareness, judgement, idea, cognition, inclination, concentration, thinker, brain, intention, intelligence, view, sanity, judgment, desire, opinion, recollection, sentience, genius, mood, learning

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. mind

    Mind, in a general sense, includes all the powers of sentient being apart from the physical factors in bodily faculties and activities; in a limited sense, mind is nearly synonymous with intellect, but includes disposition, or the tendency toward action, as appears in the phrase "to have a mind to work." As the seat of mental activity, brain (colloquially brains) is often used as a synonym for mind, intellect, intelligence. Thought, the act, process, or power of thinking, is often used to denote the thinking faculty, and especially the reason. The instinct of animals is now held by many philosophers to be of the same nature as the intellect of man, but inferior and limited; yet the apparent difference is very great.

    An instinct is a propensity prior to experience and independent of instruction.

    Paley Natural Philosophy ch. 18.

    In this sense we speak of human instincts, thus denoting tendencies independent of reasoning or instruction. The soul includes the intellect, sensibilities, and will; beyond what is expressed by the word mind, the soul denotes especially the moral, the immortal nature; we say of a dead body, the soul (not the mind) has fled. Spirit is used especially in contradistinction from matter; it may in many cases be substituted for soul, but soul has commonly a fuller and more determinate meaning; we can conceive of spirits as having no moral nature; the fairies, elves, and brownies of mythology might be termed spirits, but not souls. In the figurative sense, spirit denotes animation, excitability, perhaps impatience; as, a lad of spirit; he sang with spirit; he replied with spirit. Soul denotes energy and depth of feeling, as when we speak of soulful eyes; or it may denote the very life of anything; as, "the hidden soul of harmony," Milton L'Allegro l. 144. Sense may be an antonym of intellect, as when we speak of the sense of hearing; but sense is used also as denoting clear mental action, good judgment, acumen; as, he is a man of sense, or, he showed good sense; sense, even in its material signification, must be reckoned among the activities of mind, tho dependent on bodily functions; the mind, not the eye, really sees; the mind, not the ear, really hears. Consciousness includes all that a sentient being perceives, knows, thinks, or feels, from whatever source arising and of whatever character, kind, or degree, whether with or without distinct thinking, feeling, or willing; we speak of the consciousness of the brute, of the savage, or of the sage. The intellect is that assemblage of faculties which is concerned with knowledge, as distinguished from emotion and volition. Understanding is the Saxon word of the same general import, but is chiefly used of the reasoning powers; the understanding, which Sir Wm. Hamilton has called "the faculty of relations and comparisons," is distinguished by many philosophers from reason in that "reason is the faculty of the higher cognitions or a priori truth."

    brain, consciousness, disposition, instinct, intellect, intelligence, reason, reason, sense, soul, spirit, thought, understanding

    body, brawn, brute force, material substance, matter

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. mind(n.)

    soul, spirit, inner man

  2. mind(n.)

    intellect, understanding, reason, sense, brains, thinking principle, intellectual powers, common sense, intellectual faculties

  3. mind(n.)

    inclination, disposition, will, wish, liking, desire

  4. mind(n.)

    belief, opinion, thoughts, sentiments

  5. mind(n.)

    memory, remembrance, recollection

  6. mind(v. a.)

    notice, heed, regard, mark, attend to, take notice of, pay attention to, give heed to, fix the mind on, trouble one's head about

  7. mind(v. a.)

    obey, be obedient to

  8. mind(v. a.)

    [Poetical.] remind, put in mind

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How to use mind in a sentence?

  1. Harry Reid:

    He and I had our differences, but no one ever questioned his patriotism. Our battles were strictly political battles, there's no question in my mind that Babe Ruth in this league would be Babe Ruth in this league that Babe Ruth in this league's in with Donald Trump in the league. President Trump wouldn't make the team.

  2. Henry Miller:

    Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.

  3. Confucius:

    He with whom neither slander that gradually soaks into the mind, nor statements that startle like a wound in the flesh, are successful may be called intelligent indeed.

  4. Jared Goodman:

    The tide has turned for SeaWorld, it's a last-ditch effort to sway a public that has already made up its mind.

  5. King Jr. Whitney:

    Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.

Translations for mind

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  • عقل, خَلَد, ذِّهْنArabic
  • ҡараш, иҫ, зиһен, аҡыл, аң, күңел, фекер, хәтерBashkir
  • ро́зумBelarusian
  • мисъл, акъл, ум, разумBulgarian
  • སེམསTibetan Standard
  • mentCatalan, Valencian
  • mysl, rozumCzech
  • indstilling, sind, sjælDanish
  • Geist, Wahrnehmung, Lust, Genie, Ansicht, Aufmerksamkeit, Gedächtnis, Konzentration, Gedanken, Bewusstsein, Meinung, Verstand, Zurechnungsfähigkeit, Verlangen, aufpassen, beachten, dagegen habenGerman
  • κρίση, διανοούμενος, διάνοια, νους, σύνεση, ιδιοσυγκρασία, πνεύμα, αυτοσυγκέντρωση, άποψη, μνήμη, μυαλό, χαρακτήρας, διαύγεια πνεύματος, μνημονικό, συνείδηση, γνώμη, στοχαστής, πνευματική υγεία, μεγαλοφυία, λογικότητα, δέν μέ πειράζει, νουGreek
  • mensoEsperanto
  • cordura, mente, juicio, concentración, opinión, propósito, voluntadSpanish
  • mõistus, meelEstonian
  • adimen, gogo, sen, buruBasque
  • ذهنPersian
  • järki, ymmärrys, mieli, huomioida, välittää, huolehtiaFinnish
  • esprit, déranger, prendre gardeFrench
  • meabhair, intinn, tabhair aire do, misteIrish
  • aireScottish Gaelic
  • menteGalician
  • מוח, שׂכל, רוּחַHebrew
  • मनHindi
  • elme, értelemHungarian
  • բանականություն, խելքArmenian
  • mentoIdo
  • menteItalian
  • 念頭, 精神, 知性, 心, マインドJapanese
  • ჭკუა, გონებაGeorgian
  • គំនិត, ចិត្ត, សតិ, គិតពិចារណាពូកែKhmer
  • ಮನಸ್ಸುKannada
  • 심성, 마음Korean
  • hîşKurdish
  • animus, mens, animum attendoLatin
  • ດວງຈິດLao
  • protasLithuanian
  • apziņa, prātsLatvian
  • ihomatua, hinengaroMāori
  • മനസ്Malayalam
  • စိတ်Burmese
  • geheugen, denkvermogen, geest, rede, psyche, verstand, aandacht schenken aan, passen op, letten opDutch
  • intellekt, innstilling, bevissthet, forstand, konsentrasjon, hukommelse, intensjon, minne, hensikt, ånd, tenker, bry seg om, passe på, ha imot, huske, sinnNorwegian
  • bíniʼNavajo, Navaho
  • esperit, mentOccitan
  • rozum, umysłPolish
  • mente, importar-se, tomar conta, cuidarPortuguese
  • minte, nebun, memorie, judecată, concentrare, atenție, fi atent, păsaRomanian
  • взгляд, ра́зум, ум, расположение духа, мне́ние, па́мять, настроение, точка зрения, рассу́док, присма́тривать, име́ть в виду́, обраща́ть внима́ние, возрази́ть, заботиться, обрати́ть внима́ние, возража́ть, присмотре́ть, следи́тьRussian
  • mente, mentiSardinian
  • um, ум, razum, разумSerbo-Croatian
  • myslenie, myseľ, rozumSlovak
  • mendjeAlbanian
  • medvetande, böjelse, förstånd, mening, själ, intellekt, geni, åsikt, minne, snille, önskan, koncentration, håg, tanke, sinne, psyke, avsikt, lust, inställning, ande, sköta om, tänka, se upp, fästa, ge akt, bekymra, se till, ha emot, bry, sköta, akta, ta hand om, hålla koll, se efter, komma ihågSwedish
  • மனம்Tamil
  • మనోబలము, తీర్పు, అభిప్రయము, ధారణా శక్తి, జడ్జి, వేదాంతం, కోరిక, అభిప్రాయము, విభేదించుTelugu
  • zihin, akıl, usTurkish
  • ро́зумUkrainian
  • ذہنUrdu
  • tinh thần, lí tríVietnamese
  • גייַסטYiddish
  • 头脑Chinese

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