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Synonyms for step
stɛpstep

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. measure, stepnoun

    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, stridenoun

    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. stepnoun

    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, stairnoun

    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, stepnoun

    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 thrownoun

    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, stepnoun

    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 stepnoun

    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, stepnoun

    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. stepnoun

    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, stepverb

    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. stepverb

    shift or move by taking a step

    "step back"

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

  13. step, treadverb

    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. stepverb

    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-treatverb

    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. stepverb

    furnish with steps

    "The architect wants to step the terrace"

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

  17. stepverb

    move with one's feet in a specific manner

    "step lively"

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

  18. stepverb

    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. stepverb

    place (a ship's mast) in its step

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

  20. pace, stepverb

    measure (distances) by pacing

    "step off ten yards"

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

  21. stepverb

    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. stepnoun

    Synonyms:
    pace, tread

  2. stepnoun

    Synonyms:
    stair

  3. stepnoun

    Synonyms:
    degree, grade, gradation

  4. stepnoun

    Synonyms:
    advancement, progression

  5. stepnoun

    Synonyms:
    action, act, deed, proceeding

  6. stepnoun

    Synonyms:
    measure, means, method, expedient

  7. stepnoun

    Synonyms:
    round (of a ladder), rundle

  8. stepnoun

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

  9. stepverb

    Synonyms:
    walk

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. stepnoun

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

  2. stepverb

    Synonyms:
    pace, stride

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How to use step in a sentence?

  1. Scott Wagner:

    They are acting like they didn't know what was happening, (but) there isn't a damn thing the crew can do without the owners telling them what to do, nowadays the technology is so good these owners are on the bridge with the captain every step of the way. They are virtually on the ship, so for TOTE to file limited liability and say they didn't know what was happening, that is wrong.

  2. Arnold Monto:

    This would be a very unusual step, given the fact that this was not studied in Phase 3, but emergency use is also a very unusual step.

  3. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    The mother of all the skills is to learn the art of paying attention—Remembering every step you make or anything that’s around you.

  4. Andrew Ceresney:

    We are pleased with the judgment and will take every available step to enforce it.

  5. Reza Marashi:

    In this campaign Rouhani and his coalition have been saying that the nuclear deal was the first step to economic and political dignity, and that these elections were the next step, if the election is favorable to Rouhani, it becomes his responsibility to fulfill campaign promises.


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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