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Synonyms for pawn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pawn(noun)

    an article deposited as security

    instrument, cat's-paw

  2. instrument, pawn, cat's-paw(noun)

    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. pawn(noun)

    (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. pawn(verb)

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

    instrument, cat's-paw

  5. pawn, soak, hock(verb)

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pawn

    pledge, impignorate

    ransom, redeem

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pawn(n.)

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

  2. pawn(v. a.)

    pledge, offer or give as security

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pawn(v)

    pledge, impawn

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "pawn":

    pion, plaything, prefect, puppet

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How to use pawn in a sentence?

  1. Nick Gordon:

    You know what I was ? I was Nick Gordon and then I became a pawn, somebody just to point the finger at, now I won't stand for it as long as I can fight it.

  2. Carolyn Shapiro:

    He doesn't want to be taken for a fool and he doesn't want to be seen as a pawn or that he doesn't have his own independent constitutional role.

  3. Leslie Allen Merritt Jr.:

    All I have to say is I'm the wrong guy, my gun's been in the pawn shop for the last two months. I didn't even have access to a weapon.

  4. James Scott:

    You are a product to dragnet surveillance capitalists like Google, Facebook, Comcast and Verizon. Your ideas are rarely your own, rather you are little more than a pawn to their perception steering initiatives to get you to read, believe and buy what they put in front of you. The first step to breaking out of this faux reality matrix is to stop using Google, Bing, Yahoo, Comcast and Facebook.

  5. Matteo Salvini:

    The problem isn't Renzi, Renzi is a pawn, Renzi is a dumb slave, at the disposal of some nameless person who wants to control all our lives from Brussels.

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