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Synonyms for now
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  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. Mohamad Bazzi:

    When the Syrian war first started, Erdogan's government wanted the downfall of the Assad regime, and without Western military intervention, it thought that these foreign fighters would turn the tide, now that strategy is backfiring as the Islamic State becomes more emboldened.

  2. Zhang Hai:

    The propaganda machine is on full force to promote the government's success -- the( hardship) is all over and we can now sing and dance in celebration of peace, but the so-called victory was achieved by sacrificing the people.

  3. Robert Levinson:

    We've been hearing this for years and years now.

  4. J. R. R. Tolkien:

    The world has changed. I see it in the water. I feel it in the Earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, For none now live who remember it.

  5. Nicholas Colas:

    Valuations are reasonable now. They're not low anymore, we're at a level where we'll still make new highs, but there will be a lot more volatility on the path higher.

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