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Synonyms for pat

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pat, rap, tapnoun

    the sound made by a gentle blow

    strike, wiretap, rap, tap, belt, spigot, knock, water faucet, hydrant, blame, whang, whack, rap music, hip-hop, dab, water tap

    implausible, inappropriate

  2. tap, pat, dabadjective

    a light touch or stroke

    water tap, wiretap, spigot, splatter, strike, splash, water faucet, hydrant, dab, rap, tap

    implausible, inappropriate

  3. glib, pat, slickadjective

    having only superficial plausibility

    "glib promises"; "a slick commercial"

    silky, smooth-tongued, cunning, slick, glib-tongued, sly, satiny, wily, sleek, silken, knavish, tricksy, crafty, silklike, guileful, dodgy, glib, tricky, foxy

    implausible, inappropriate

  4. patverb

    exactly suited to the occasion

    "a pat reply"

    glib, slick

    implausible, inappropriate

  5. chuck, patverb

    pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin

    cat, puke, toss, throw up, chuck, sick, cast, disgorge, vomit, regurgitate, vomit up, spue, upchuck, purge, spew, barf, ditch, be sick, retch, honk, dab, regorge

    inappropriate, implausible

  6. dab, patadverb

    hit lightly

    "pat him on the shoulder"

    dab, swob, chuck, swab

    inappropriate, implausible

  7. patadverb

    completely or perfectly

    "he has the lesson pat"; "had the system down pat"

    inappropriate, implausible

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. patadjective

    [Colloquial.] fit, apt, pertinent, suitable, appropriate

  2. patnoun

    rap, dab, tap, hit, light blow

  3. patverb

    rap, dab, tap, strike lightly, hit

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. patadjective

    suitable, fit, convenient, timely, pertinent, appropriate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pat":

    even, well, patricia, eight, tap, viii


  1. List of known nicknames for "Pat":

    Pat Jr.

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How to use pat in a sentence?

  1. Jonathan Missner:

    Pat's very loyal to his clients.

  2. Jim Gregory:

    We are deeply saddened by the passing of Pat Quinn, pat is one of hockey's most respected individuals whose lifetime involvement as a player, coach and executive has made an indelible mark on the game.

  3. There's Something About Mary:

    Pat Healy Those goofy bastards are about the best thing I've got going.

  4. Ryan Mountcastle:

    I called it pretty late there, honestly, I didn't know Pat was over there. Here (at Tropicana Field) you can't really put your head down and run, you've got to stare at the ball the whole time so you don't lose it.

  5. Paul George:

    Obviously, it was an opportunity that was missed, pat made an unbelievable play that put me in the position to extend the lead. I am always confident at the free throw line. I have always been very successful in clutch moments at the free throw line. Tonight, I was just unsuccessful.

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