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Synonyms for pivotal
ˈpɪv ə tlpiv·otal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pivotal, polaradjective

    being of crucial importance

    "a pivotal event"; "Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions"- Henry Kissinger; "the polar events of this study"; "a polar principal"

    polar, glacial, gelid, diametric, opposite, diametrical, icy, arctic, frigid


Editors Contribution

  1. make-or-break

    Submitted by rinat on September 9, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pivotaladjective

    turning, hinging, depending

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  1. Stanley Watts:

    I chose to do this knowing that the nation is at a pivotal point, we all know that this was a horrific display of inhumanity.

  2. Marjorie Dannenfelser:

    Justice Kennedy's retirement from the Supreme Court marks a pivotal moment for the fight to ensure every unborn child is welcomed and protected.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    The next president of the United States is going to be chosen by the most powerful force in all of politics: We the people, the grassroots, and South Carolina is going to play such a pivotal role in the next three weeks. South Carolina's role historically has been choosing presidents, and South Carolina this year is going to ensure that the next Republican nominee and the next president of the United States is a true and proven conservative.

  4. Keith Salisbury:

    The process in general is a bunch of chat windows open on a computer screen — about 20 or more — and then a bunch of people start looking into systems to find out, ‘ Where is that target ? What are the surrounding facilities ? Are there schools ? Are there hospitals ? Are there civilian populations ? What munition would be appropriate ? Do we engage or not ? By using technology developed by private companies, The Air Force says it saved time and manpower, and even saved nearly a million dollars of fuel per week. ( REUTERS) As part of a Defense Innovation Advisory Board, leaders from technology companies like Pivotal Software went to the Combined Air Operations Center( CAOC) at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar to see how they could help. What they encountered was startling. They saw lots of whiteboards.

  5. Hernan Dario Gomez:

    I've really enjoyed watching the games at this World Cup and been very, very happy to be here. It's just such a pity that we've been knocked out, we are making history. We can be an example. We can leave a legacy for Panama in the future. It's pivotal to be at a World Cup. It's one of the most wonderful things that can happen in your career.

Translations for pivotal

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  • محوريArabic
  • Dreh, Kardinal, zentral, Schlüssel, entscheidend, ausschlaggebend, Angel, ZapfenGerman
  • κεντρικόςGreek
  • esencial, crucialSpanish
  • keskeinen, ratkaisevaFinnish
  • central, essentiel, déterminant, crucialFrench
  • केंद्रीयHindi
  • առանցքայինArmenian
  • cruciale, fondamentale, centraleItalian
  • doorslaggevend, cruciaalDutch
  • fundamentalPortuguese
  • huvudsaklig, väsentlig, avgörande, nyckel-, pivå-, centralSwedish
  • اہمUrdu
  • 關鍵的Chinese

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