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Synonyms for step
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. measure, step(noun)

    any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal

    "the situation called for strong measures"; "the police took steps to reduce crime"

    Synonyms:
    measure, standard, measuring stick, metre, whole step, quantity, footprint, meter, amount, mensuration, measuring, criterion, stair, whole tone, pace, bill, measurement, bar, footfall, beat, dance step, gradation, cadence, stone's throw, footstep, measuring rod, tone, touchstone, stride, footmark

  2. footstep, pace, step, stride(noun)

    the distance covered by a step

    "he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig"

    Synonyms:
    footstep, tread, gait, stone's throw, stair, yard, pace, whole tone, tempo, measure, footfall, dance step, gradation, tone, rate, whole step, footmark, footprint, stride

  3. step(noun)

    the act of changing location by raising the foot and setting it down

    "he walked with unsteady steps"

    Synonyms:
    measure, tone, dance step, footprint, footstep, pace, footfall, stone's throw, footmark, whole tone, stride, stair, gradation, whole step

  4. step, stair(noun)

    support consisting of a place to rest the foot while ascending or descending a stairway

    "he paused on the bottom step"

    Synonyms:
    measure, tone, dance step, footprint, footstep, pace, footfall, stone's throw, footmark, whole tone, stride, stair, gradation, whole step

  5. gradation, step(noun)

    relative position in a graded series

    "always a step behind"; "subtle gradations in color"; "keep in step with the fashions"

    Synonyms:
    footstep, graduation, grade, stone's throw, stair, pace, whole tone, measure, footfall, dance step, gradation, tone, whole step, footmark, footprint, stride

  6. step, stone's throw(noun)

    a short distance

    "it's only a step to the drugstore"

    Synonyms:
    measure, tone, dance step, footprint, footstep, pace, footfall, stone's throw, footmark, whole tone, stride, stair, gradation, whole step

  7. footfall, footstep, step(noun)

    the sound of a step of someone walking

    "he heard footsteps on the porch"

    Synonyms:
    measure, tone, dance step, footprint, footmark, pace, footfall, stone's throw, gradation, whole tone, stride, stair, footstep, whole step

  8. tone, whole tone, step, whole step(noun)

    a musical interval of two semitones

    Synonyms:
    pure tone, quality, footprint, measure, look, timbre, footfall, tone of voice, smell, stride, dance step, feel, timber, whole tone, note, footstep, pace, spirit, tonicity, tone, gradation, whole step, footmark, flavour, stone's throw, stair, tonus, tincture, feeling, flavor, musical note, tint, shade

  9. footprint, footmark, step(noun)

    a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface

    "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"

    Synonyms:
    measure, whole step, tone, dance step, footprint, pace, footfall, stone's throw, gradation, whole tone, stride, stair, footstep, footmark

  10. step(noun)

    a solid block joined to the beams in which the heel of a ship's mast or capstan is fixed

    Synonyms:
    measure, tone, dance step, footprint, footstep, pace, footfall, stone's throw, footmark, whole tone, stride, stair, gradation, whole step

  11. dance step, step(verb)

    a sequence of foot movements that make up a particular dance

    "he taught them the waltz step"

    Synonyms:
    measure, tone, dance step, footprint, footmark, pace, footfall, stone's throw, gradation, whole tone, stride, stair, footstep, whole step

  12. step(verb)

    shift or move by taking a step

    "step back"

    Synonyms:
    abuse, pace, mistreat, tread, maltreat, ill-use, ill-treat

  13. step, tread(verb)

    put down or press the foot, place the foot

    "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread"; "step on the brake"

    Synonyms:
    maltreat, tread, pace, abuse, trample, mistreat, ill-use, ill-treat

  14. step(verb)

    cause (a computer) to execute a single command

    Synonyms:
    abuse, pace, mistreat, tread, maltreat, ill-use, ill-treat

  15. mistreat, maltreat, abuse, ill-use, step, ill-treat(verb)

    treat badly

    "This boss abuses his workers"; "She is always stepping on others to get ahead"

    Synonyms:
    pervert, maltreat, blackguard, tread, pace, abuse, clapperclaw, misuse, shout, mistreat, ill-use, ill-treat

  16. step(verb)

    furnish with steps

    "The architect wants to step the terrace"

    Synonyms:
    abuse, pace, mistreat, tread, maltreat, ill-use, ill-treat

  17. step(verb)

    move with one's feet in a specific manner

    "step lively"

    Synonyms:
    abuse, pace, mistreat, tread, maltreat, ill-use, ill-treat

  18. step(verb)

    walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified manner

    "step over to the blackboard"

    Synonyms:
    abuse, pace, mistreat, tread, maltreat, ill-use, ill-treat

  19. step(verb)

    place (a ship's mast) in its step

    Synonyms:
    abuse, pace, mistreat, tread, maltreat, ill-use, ill-treat

  20. pace, step(verb)

    measure (distances) by pacing

    "step off ten yards"

    Synonyms:
    maltreat, tread, pace, abuse, mistreat, ill-use, ill-treat

  21. step(verb)

    move or proceed as if by steps into a new situation

    "She stepped into a life of luxury"; "he won't step into his father's footsteps"

    Synonyms:
    abuse, pace, mistreat, tread, maltreat, ill-use, ill-treat

Editors Contribution

  1. take something in stride

    to cope with something unfortunate without much effort; to accept or manage difficulties well.

    he took it in stride when they attempted to ostracize him

    Submitted by anonymous on April 7, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. step(n.)

    Synonyms:
    pace, tread

  2. step(n.)

    Synonyms:
    stair

  3. step(n.)

    Synonyms:
    degree, grade, gradation

  4. step(n.)

    Synonyms:
    advancement, progression

  5. step(n.)

    Synonyms:
    action, act, deed, proceeding

  6. step(n.)

    Synonyms:
    measure, means, method, expedient

  7. step(n.)

    Synonyms:
    round (of a ladder), rundle

  8. step(n.)

    Synonyms:
    short distance, stone's throw, small space, few steps

  9. step(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    walk

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. step(n)

    Synonyms:
    pace, stair, round, footstep, footprint, footmark, track, grade, degree, gradation, measure, action, procedure, expedient, stride (a long step)

  2. step(v)

    Synonyms:
    pace, stride

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    stage, paso, phase, move, measure, solis, steps, passage, n't, milestone, leap, arch, dwtps, extent, soli, stride, progress, not, pace, stages, measurement

How to pronounce step?

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How to say step in sign language?

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How to use step in a sentence?

  1. Rhonda Jones:

    Regardless of how they do in the competition the nation will be supporting them every step of the way, they are history makers and are living the dream of every little girl, and boy, in The Scots.

  2. Neil Weare:

    It's an overwhelming victory but it's the first step in what will likely be several more steps.

  3. Wasserman Schultz:

    We're thrilled to move to the next step of the selection process to determine where Democrats will come together to nominate the 45th President of the United States.

  4. Sachin Mohindra:

    The regulator in Saudi is getting more active. From a medium- to long-term perspective, this is a regulatory step in the right direction.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    All great masters are chiefly distinguished by the power of adding a second, a third, and perhaps a fourth step in a continuous line. Many a man had taken the first step. With every additional step you enhance immensely the value of you first.


Translations for step

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  • قيافة, خطوة, مشيةArabic
  • аҙым, эҙ, баҫҡыс, йөрөшBashkir
  • pas, petjada, esglaóCatalan, Valencian
  • schod, kráčet, příčka, krok, pokládatCzech
  • fodspor, gang, trin, trinbræt, trit, skridtDanish
  • schreiten, Schritt, Stufe, Sprosse, tretenGerman
  • ŝtupoEsperanto
  • escalón, paso, peldañoSpanish
  • astinlauta, kannatinlaakeri, askelma, astella, tikkaat, toimenpide, astua, jalanjälki, askel, kukonaskel, jalusta, nostaa, siirtyäFinnish
  • faire un pas, pas, marche, marcherFrench
  • thoir, ceumnaich, staidhreScottish Gaelic
  • kesmad, tesmad, greeish, caskeimManx
  • पदHindi
  • lépdel, lép, lépésHungarian
  • քայլել, քայլ, աստիճանArmenian
  • langkah kaki, berjalanIndonesian
  • passo, scalinoItalian
  • 踏み台, 段, 行程, 立てる, 歩く, ステップ, 踏み出す, 足並み, 度, ひとまたぎ, 足音, 歩き方, 足取り, 段階, 踏む, 足跡, 檣座, 歩, 歩む, 道のり, 踏み入れるJapanese
  • passusLatin
  • pakāpiens, soļot, solisLatvian
  • whetokoMāori
  • stappen, stap, gaanDutch
  • skritt, stegNorwegian
  • pasOccitan
  • stopień, chód, zrobić krok, krokPolish
  • [[dar]] [[um]] [[passo]], degrau, dar um pulo, etapa, porte, pegada, passo, andaduraPortuguese
  • passRomansh
  • păși, pas, treaptăRomanian
  • шагнуть, поступь, след, шаг, ступить, ступень, ступенька, идти, шагать, подножка, ступать, походкаRussian
  • पदSanskrit
  • passuSardinian
  • sled, korak, stopiti, hoja, korakati, stopinjaSlovene
  • fotsteg, fotspår, gångstil, framsteg, steg, gångSwedish
  • hatuaSwahili
  • adımTurkish
  • щабель, хода, крок, сходинкаUkrainian

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