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Synonyms for potential
pəˈtɛn ʃəlpo·ten·tial

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  1. potential

    Synonyms:
    possible, implicit, undeveloped, germinative, immanent, virtual

    Antonyms:
    actual, explicit, developed, objective, real, express

Princeton's WordNet

  1. potential, potentiality, potencynoun

    the inherent capacity for coming into being

    Synonyms:
    potence, potency, potentiality, voltage, authorization, strength, effectiveness, potential difference, capableness, potential drop, say-so, capability, dominance, authority, authorisation, electric potential

    Antonyms:
    actual, effective, retrospective, existent

  2. electric potential, potential, potential difference, potential drop, voltageadjective

    the difference in electrical charge between two points in a circuit expressed in volts

    Synonyms:
    potency, potentiality, potential difference, electromotive force, voltage, potential drop, emf, electric potential

    Antonyms:
    retrospective, actual, effective, existent

  3. potential, possibleadjective

    existing in possibility

    "a potential problem"; "possible uses of nuclear power"

    Synonyms:
    possible, likely

    Antonyms:
    existent, actual, effective, retrospective

  4. likely, potentialadjective

    expected to become or be; in prospect

    "potential clients"

    Synonyms:
    possible, likely, probable

    Antonyms:
    effective, retrospective, existent, actual

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  1. potentialadjective

    Synonyms:
    possible, IN POSSE

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How to use potential in a sentence?

  1. Ed Rollins:

    What happened after the first presidential debate is every Senate race saw a 3 - to 4-point drop [ for Republican candidates ] across the board, so campaigns are panicking and it's the first time in a long while that they are being outraised. The potential is there to lose not only the presidency but the Senate as well... and to see the kind of wipeout we haven't an experienced since the post-Watergate year of 1974.

  2. Manfredi Lefebvre d'Ovidio:

    Silversea had a fantastic plan of growing on its own, but I did realize that the potential that the market was offering Silversea was beyond the means that I could put in place.

  3. Lowell McAdam:

    I think AOL along with lots of other media companies are potential for us to do partnering, on a commercial basis or whatever, but to say that we are having significant acquisition discussions is really not accurate.

  4. Mickey Mehta:

    If a seed can become a tree, flowers and fruits and if a sperm can become a body, eyes and hair, an idiot can become intelligent, and a stupid can become a genius. Only if we choose to. Because we are the immeasurable potential of all that was, is and will be. CHOOSE to become purposeful, meaningful and useful to this world and MickeyMize your life. Share this to create valuable humans for collective evolution.

  5. James Smith:

    We think 0.50% is roughly consistent with Governor Andrew Bailey’s past comments. But the speed of unwind has the potential to be a little quicker than we might have expected.


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