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Synonyms for now
naʊnow

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Wiktionary

  1. nownoun

    Synonyms:
    here and now

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. now

    The strong and general human tendency to procrastination is shown in the progressive weakening of the various words in this group. Immediately primarily signifies without the intervention of anything as a medium, hence without the intervention of any, even the briefest, interval or lapse of time. By and by, which was once a synonym, has become an antonym of immediately, meaning at some (perhaps remote) future time. Directly, which once meant with no intervening time, now means after some little while; presently no longer means in this very present, but before very long. Even immediately is sliding from its instantaneousness, so that we are fain to substitute at once, instantly, etc., when we would make promptness emphatic. Right away and right off are vigorous conversational expressions in the United States.

    Synonyms:
    at once, directly, forthwith, immediately, instanter, instantly, presently, right away, right off, straightway, this instant, without delay

    Antonyms:
    after a while, by and by, hereafter, in the future, some time

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nowadverb

    the momentary present

    "Now is a good time to do it"; "it worked up to right now"

  2. nowadverb

    in the historical present; at this point in the narration of a series of past events

    "President Kennedy now calls in the National Guard"; "Washington now decides to cross the Delaware"; "the ship is now listing to port"

    Synonyms:
    at once, straightaway, like a shot, directly, straight off, at present, nowadays, immediately, right away, instantly, today, forthwith

  3. nowadays, now, todayadverb

    in these times

    "it is solely by their language that the upper classes nowadays are distinguished"- Nancy Mitford; "we now rarely see horse-drawn vehicles on city streets"; "today almost every home has television"

    Synonyms:
    at once, straightaway, like a shot, directly, straight off, at present, nowadays, immediately, right away, instantly, today, forthwith

  4. nowadverb

    used to preface a command or reproof or request

    "now hear this!"; "now pay attention"

    Synonyms:
    at once, straightaway, like a shot, directly, straight off, at present, nowadays, immediately, right away, instantly, today, forthwith

  5. now, at presentadverb

    at the present moment

    "goods now on sale"; "the now-aging dictator"; "they are now abroad"; "he is busy at present writing a new novel"; "it could happen any time now"

    Synonyms:
    at once, straightaway, like a shot, directly, straight off, at present, nowadays, immediately, right away, instantly, today, forthwith

  6. immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shotadverb

    without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening

    "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!"

    Synonyms:
    at one time, straight, at present, like a shot, instantly, instantaneously, in a flash, at once, outright, nowadays, at a time, today, direct, directly, forthwith, promptly, straight off, straightaway, right away, flat, immediately

  7. nowadverb

    (prefatory or transitional) indicates a change of subject or activity

    "Now the next problem is..."

    Synonyms:
    at once, straightaway, like a shot, directly, straight off, at present, nowadays, immediately, right away, instantly, today, forthwith

  8. nowadverb

    in the immediate past

    "told me just now"

    Synonyms:
    at once, straightaway, like a shot, directly, straight off, at present, nowadays, immediately, right away, instantly, today, forthwith

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. nowadjective

    Synonyms:
    at this time, at once, at this moment, at present

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. nowadverb

    Synonyms:
    instantly, immediately, at once, instanter

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How to use now in a sentence?

  1. Robby Mook:

    I just see a pattern consistently from 2016 all the way through now, which is, he tries to project his biggest problems onto his opponents so he gives the media a false equivalence to try to muddy the water, part of the reason he was so obsessed with calling Hillary Clinton dishonest is because he is probably the most dishonest person to win the White House.

  2. Joseph Weizenbaum:

    Man is not a machine... Although man most certainly processes information, he does not necessarily process it in the way computers do. Computers and men are not species of the same genus... However much intelligence computers may attain, now or in the furture, theirs must always be an intelligence alien to genuine human problems and concerns.

  3. Julie Robinson:

    What we don't know right now is what that six- to 12-month period looks like, we're talking about it scientifically, but we're not really having deep discussions about it until we have the first information from the first two. If we see something dramatic, that's going to change how everybody looks at having additional one-year missions.

  4. Poshmark CEO Manish Chandra:

    People have been making their coffee at home and pouring it into their favorite Starbucks cups, or taking their Starbucks mugs to their Zoom meetings or now, virtual coffee meets.

  5. Brian Wood:

    Venus is the third brightest thing in the sky, but until recently we have not had much information on what the surface looked like because our view of it is blocked by a thick atmosphere, now, we finally are seeing the surface in visible wavelengths for the first time from space.


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