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Synonyms for pat
pæt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pat, rap, tap(noun)

    the sound made by a gentle blow

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

    Antonyms:
    implausible, inappropriate

  2. tap, pat, dab(adj)

    a light touch or stroke

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

    Antonyms:
    implausible, inappropriate

  3. glib, pat, slick(adj)

    having only superficial plausibility

    "glib promises"; "a slick commercial"

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

    Antonyms:
    implausible, inappropriate

  4. pat(verb)

    exactly suited to the occasion

    "a pat reply"

    Synonyms:
    glib, slick

    Antonyms:
    implausible, inappropriate

  5. chuck, pat(verb)

    pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin

    Synonyms:
    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

    Antonyms:
    inappropriate, implausible

  6. dab, pat(adverb)

    hit lightly

    "pat him on the shoulder"

    Synonyms:
    dab, swob, chuck, swab

    Antonyms:
    inappropriate, implausible

  7. pat(adverb)

    completely or perfectly

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

    Antonyms:
    inappropriate, implausible

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pat(a.)

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

  2. pat(n.)

    Synonyms:
    rap, dab, tap, hit, light blow

  3. pat(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    rap, dab, tap, strike lightly, hit

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pat(a)

    Synonyms:
    suitable, fit, convenient, timely, pertinent, appropriate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    even, well, patricia, eight, tap, viii

How to pronounce pat?

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How to say pat in sign language?

  1. pat

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How to use pat in a sentence?

  1. Jennifer Grayson:

    When a woman runs into a breastfeeding problem, by and large she’s given a pat on the back and a can of formula.

  2. Nick Gordon:

    It got really bad after( Pat Houston) had passed away, it was unfortunate, but at the time that was kind of the only way we knew how to deal with what had happened.

  3. Patrick Leahy:

    Some are so terrified of the White House and that the President might speak against them that they are receptive, but' Pat don't tell anybody,'.

  4. Shane Lewis:

    The dangers are, you would n’t go near a dog when it’s eating its dinner, but people let their children go over, and I’ve seen kangaroos lash out thinking the kids going to take their food when they’re just coming to pat them, we try to scare them into not being naive and thinking they’re cute and cuddly by showing them the photos [ of injuries caused by kangaroos ], what can happen, and not to give them any food.

  5. Kate Andersen Brower:

    Melania Trump is not like Hillary Clinton or Pat Nixon, melania Trump didn't feel compelled to publicly defend( Trump) at other dire points in Pat Nixon administration, when Melania Trump could have made a difference in how Pat Nixon was perceived, so why should Melania Trump stick Melania Trump neck out now ?


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