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

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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.

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

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

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  1. patent

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. patent, patent of inventionnoun

    a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention

    letters patent, patent of invention

    unobvious, obstructed

  2. patent, letters patentadjective

    an official document granting a right or privilege

    letters patent, patent of invention

    unobvious, obstructed

  3. patentadjective

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

    "patent ductus arteriosus"

    manifest, unmistakable, plain, evident, apparent

    unobvious, obstructed

  4. apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistakableverb

    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"

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

    obstructed, unobvious

  5. patentverb

    obtain a patent for

    "Should I patent this invention?"

    unobvious, obstructed

  6. patentverb

    grant rights to; grant a patent for

    unobvious, obstructed

  7. patentverb

    make open to sight or notice

    "His behavior has patented an embarrassing fact about him"

    obstructed, unobvious

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  1. patentadjective

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

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  1. patentadjective

    evident, obvious, manifest, apparent

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How to use patent in a sentence?

  1. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley:

    Compulsory licences are already provided in our patent law. That existing provision will continue.

  2. Nader Tavakoli:

    There is little question that (the clawbacks) are a patent attempt to revise the provisions of the constitution, legislation and contracts without justification or required process.

  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. Mr Murray:

    Even [Boost Juice founder and Shark Tank judge] Janine Allis told me that it was impossible to patent. She’ll be eating her words now.

  5. Antony Lewis:

    It looks like he is trying to patent the fundamental building blocks of any blockchain, cryptocurrency, or distributed ledger system.

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