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Synonyms for patent
ˈpæt nt; for 10,12-15 ˈpeɪt-; esp. Brit. ˈpeɪt-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. patent, patent of invention(noun)

    a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention

    Synonyms:
    letters patent, patent of invention

    Antonyms:
    unobvious, obstructed

  2. patent, letters patent(adj)

    an official document granting a right or privilege

    Synonyms:
    letters patent, patent of invention

    Antonyms:
    unobvious, obstructed

  3. patent(adj)

    (of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage

    "patent ductus arteriosus"

    Synonyms:
    manifest, unmistakable, plain, evident, apparent

    Antonyms:
    unobvious, obstructed

  4. apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistakable(verb)

    clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment

    "the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields"; "evident hostility"; "manifest disapproval"; "patent advantages"; "made his meaning plain"; "it is plain that he is no reactionary"; "in plain view"

    Synonyms:
    unembellished, observable, apparent, ostensible, spare, apparent(a), unornamented, plain, sheer, homely, unmistakable, discernible, unmingled, manifest, unvarnished, unmixed, evident, unpatterned, bare, seeming(a)

    Antonyms:
    obstructed, unobvious

  5. patent(verb)

    obtain a patent for

    "Should I patent this invention?"

    Antonyms:
    unobvious, obstructed

  6. patent(verb)

    grant rights to; grant a patent for

    Antonyms:
    unobvious, obstructed

  7. patent(verb)

    make open to sight or notice

    "His behavior has patented an embarrassing fact about him"

    Antonyms:
    obstructed, unobvious

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. patent

    That is apparent which clearly appears to the senses or to the mind as soon as the attention is directed toward it; that is evident of which the mind is made sure by some inference that supplements the facts of perception; the marks of a struggle were apparent in broken shrubbery and trampled ground, and the finding of a mutilated body and a rifled purse made it evident that robbery and murder had been committed. That is manifest which we can lay the hand upon; manifest is thus stronger than evident, as touch is more absolute than sight; that the picture was a modern copy of an ancient work was evident, and on comparison with the original its inferiority was manifest. That is obvious which is directly in the way so that it can not be missed; as, the application of the remark was obvious. Visible applies to all that can be perceived by the sense of sight, whether the noonday sun, a ship on the horizon, or a microscopic object. Discernible applies to that which is dimly or faintly visible, requiring strain and effort in order to be seen; as, the ship was discernible through the mist. That is conspicuous which stands out so as necessarily or strikingly to attract the attention. Palpable and tangible express more emphatically the thought of manifest.

    Synonyms:
    apparent, clear, conspicuous, discernible, distinct, evident, glaring, indubitable, manifest, obvious, open, overt, palpable, perceptible, plain, tangible, transparent, unmistakable, visible

    Antonyms:
    concealed, covert, dark, hidden, impalpable, impenetrable, imperceptible, invisible, latent, obscure, occult, secret, undiscovered, unimagined, unknown, unseen, unthought-of

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. patent

    Synonyms:
    obvious, evident, indisputable, plain, dubious, ambiguous, questionable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. patent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    open, apparent, evident, plain, obvious, manifest, clear, public, conspicuous, unconcealed, palpable, unmistakable, glaring, notorious

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. patent(a)

    Synonyms:
    evident, obvious, manifest, apparent

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How to use patent in a sentence?

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    It's well-known that Necessity is the Mother of Invention, yet it's not so well-known that Patent Office is the Mother-in-law of Invention.

  2. James Killick:

    It could make it more difficult for holders of standard essential patents to get injunctions. Potentially this can be stricter than the (European) Commission's decisions just because it says patent holders must make a specific, written offer.

  3. Meph Jia Gui:

    In the long run, the removal of such a 'free licensing dinner' will force them to invest more in patent research.

  4. Robert Stoll:

    Assuring better quality patents will help blunt the patent troll problem.

  5. Steven Nissen:

    These( new) results do not confirm cardiovascular benefits of Contrave claimed by Orexigen in the patent application.

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