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Synonyms for pat
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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 for "pat":

    even, well, patricia, eight, tap, viii

Nicknames

  1. List of known nicknames for "Pat":

    Pat Jr.

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. Frank Abrams:

    This is completely unknown, that Pat Garrett and Billy are in a picture together, this is amazing, everybody is excited.

  2. Mark Thomsen:

    No one suspected him of committing a crime, there wasn't a basis for (the pat-down).

  3. Tim Moore:

    The Charlotte City Council has gone against all common sense and has created a major public safety issue by opening all bathrooms and changing rooms to the general public, i join my conservative colleagues and Pat McCrory in exploring legislative intervention to correct this radical course.

  4. Yoshihiro Okumura:

    Now that the Fed hints a December hike and Japan's economic data was strong, there are growing views that the BOJ may stand pat tomorrow.

  5. Kate Andersen Brower:

    Pat Nixon was completely in the bunker during Watergate, which dragged on for two years. She stopped reading the newspapers at the height of the barrage and blamed others, in this case Republicans, for trying to bring her husband down, at one point the West Wing staff cut off her newspapers in an effort to shield her from the headlines. But she knew exactly what was going on and she defended her husband until the end.

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