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Synonyms for pawn

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pawn

    pledge, impignorate

    ransom, redeem

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pawnnoun

    an article deposited as security

    instrument, cat's-paw

  2. instrument, pawn, cat's-pawnoun

    a person used by another to gain an end

    instrument, legal document, cat's-paw, official document, tool, musical instrument, instrumental role, legal instrument

  3. pawnnoun

    (chess) the least powerful piece; moves only forward and captures only to the side; it can be promoted to a more powerful piece if it reaches the 8th rank

    instrument, cat's-paw

  4. pawnverb

    borrowing and leaving an article as security for repayment of the loan

    instrument, cat's-paw

  5. pawn, soak, hockverb

    leave as a guarantee in return for money

    "pawn your grandfather's gold watch"

    fleece, hit it up, imbue, surcharge, dowse, inebriate, hook, overcharge, pluck, drench, souse, sop, soak, hock, gazump, intoxicate, rob, douse, plume

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pawnnoun

    pledge (of a chattel to secure a debt), gage, security

  2. pawnverb

    pledge, offer or give as security

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pawnverb

    pledge, impawn

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pawn":

    pion, plaything, prefect, puppet

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  1. Italian Proverb:

    Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back in the same box.

  2. Joel Patrick Warneke:

    At points of clarity, I realize that my life on earth is meaningless, and that I am merely a pawn in a bigger game. A game I cannot possible understand or have control of. Thankfully, before depression sets in, I drift back into my cloudy, bewildered daily routine.

  3. Alina Polyakova:

    Butina was another pawn on the chess board, lots of people were doing lots of different things, all with the same goal. Butina was... another pathway to possibly reach Donald Trump Donald Trump and influence the campaign.

  4. Donald Trump:

    The pope only heard one side of the story -- he didn’t see the crime, the drug trafficking and the negative economic impact the current policies have on the United States. He doesn’t see how Mexican leadership is outsmarting President Obama and our leadership in every aspect of negotiation, …They are using the pope as a pawn and they should be ashamed of themselves for doing so, especially when so many lives are involved and when illegal immigration is so rampant.

  5. Ronald Daigle:

    My client was a political pawn, nothing can give him the year back that he had in federal prison, and he’s the first to say he did do something wrong, but the punishment was excessive.

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