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Synonyms for privilege
ˈprɪv ə lɪdʒ, ˈprɪv lɪdʒ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. privilege(noun)

    a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all

    perquisite, prerogative, exclusive right

  2. prerogative, privilege, perquisite, exclusive right(noun)

    a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)

    "suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males"

    fringe benefit, perquisite, perk, prerogative, exclusive right

  3. privilege(verb)

    (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship

    perquisite, prerogative, exclusive right

  4. privilege, favor, favour(verb)

    bestow a privilege upon

    favor, favour, prefer


  1. privilege(noun)

    liberty, franchise, prerogative, claim, advantage, right, immunity

  2. privilege(noun)

    To grant some particular right or exemption to; to invest with a peculiar right or immunity; to authorize; as, to privilege representatives from arrest.

    right, immunity, liberty, franchise, advantage, prerogative, claim

  3. privilege(noun)

    To bring or put into a condition of privilege or exemption from evil or danger; to exempt; to deliver.

    liberty, prerogative, claim, franchise, advantage, immunity, right

  4. privilege(noun)

    A common law doctrine that protects certain communications from being used as evidence in court.

    advantage, prerogative, immunity, claim, right, liberty, franchise

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. privilege(n)

    A right is that which one may properly demand upon considerations of justice, morality, equity, or of natural or positive law. A right may be either general or special, natural or artificial. "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" are the natural and inalienable rights of all men; rights of property, inheritance, etc., are individual and special, and often artificial, as the right of inheritance by primogeniture. A privilege is always special, exceptional, and artificial; it is something not enjoyed by all, or only to be enjoyed on certain special conditions, a peculiar benefit, favor, advantage, etc. A privilege may be of doing or avoiding; in the latter case it is an exemption or immunity; as, a privilege of hunting or fishing; exemption from military service; immunity from arrest. A franchise is a specific right or privilege granted by the government or established as such by governmental authority; as, the elective franchise; a railroad franchise. A prerogative is an official right or privilege, especially one inherent in the royal or sovereign power; in a wider sense it is an exclusive and peculiar privilege which one possesses by reason of being what he is; as, reason is the prerogative of man; kings and nobles have often claimed prerogatives and privileges opposed to the inherent rights of the people. Compare DUTY; JUSTICE.

    claim, exemption, franchise, immunity, liberty, license, prerogative, right

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. privilege

    prerogative, im-munity, franchise, right, liberty, advantage, claim, exemption

    disfranchisement, disqualification, exclusion, prohibition, inhibition

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. privilege(n.)

    prerogative, right, claim, advantage, immunity, franchise, liberty, favor

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. privilege(n)

    liberty, right, franchise, prerogative, immunity, advantage

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    privileges, prerogative, privileged, lien, honour, imtiaz, concession, honor

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How to use privilege in a sentence?

  1. Chairman Jerry Nadler:

    The subpoena will only be issued if he refuses to answer questions on a speculative basis of privilege, if he does not show up — though I do expect he will — but if he refuses to answer questions he ought to answer, then we will have the tools we need to ensure that we may adequately meet our own responsibilities.

  2. Buzz Aldrin:

    It was a privilege to have been able to undertake the first manned mission to the lunar surface, an honor to have worked with so many good and dedicated people, and to have left our footprints there, even now, sometimes, I marvel that we went to the moon.

  3. Prince Harry:

    The privilege comes with a huge amount of responsibility, as long as we're this age and we're still interesting, we want to make as much of a difference as we can for the better.

  4. Matthew Arnold:

    The working-class is now issuing from its hiding-place to assert an Englishman's heaven-born privilege of doing as he likes, and is beginning to perplex us by marching where it likes, meeting where it likes, bawling what it likes, breaking what it likes.

  5. Thomas Dooley:

    It’s a pleasure and a privilege to work at Viacom by Philippe’s side, there is no one who loves this company and its people more than me and I have no plans to go anywhere.

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