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Synonyms for taper
ˈteɪ pərta·per

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tapernoun

    a convex shape that narrows toward a point

    wick, wax light, candle

  2. tapernoun

    the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

    wick, wax light, candle

  3. wick, tapernoun

    a loosely woven cord (in a candle or oil lamp) that draws fuel by capillary action up into the flame

    wick, wax light, candle

  4. candle, taper, wax lightverb

    stick of wax with a wick in the middle

    wick, standard candle, wax light, cd, candle, candela

  5. taperverb

    diminish gradually

    "Interested tapered off"

    sharpen, point

  6. sharpen, taper, pointverb

    give a point to

    "The candles are tapered"

    manoeuvre, manoeuver, focus, head, bespeak, indicate, aim, betoken, maneuver, place, luff, designate, sharpen, guide, repoint, heighten, focalise, direct, channelize, focalize, point, charge, channelise, target, steer, signal, level, orient, show

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tapernoun

    light, small candle

  2. taperadjective

    conical, pyramidal, tapering

  3. taperverb

    make taper, make conical

  4. taperverb

    take a conical form, have a conical shape

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "taper":

    scroll, tapered, scrolling

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  1. Duncan Tan:

    Global investors are likely cautious around upcoming Fed taper and the prospects of weaker Asian currencies. Current wave of virus resurgences across Asia and the resultant downside risks to regional growth are also weighing on investor sentiments.

  2. Brad Bechtel:

    Will the Fed react negatively to a 300k print? Likely not, with the momentum on taper already really high the Fed will have a hard time making an about face after a small miss on what has been a very volatile series, if we were to see something more extreme like a negative NFP print for example, then we could have a different story and the Fed may be forced to at least pause.

  3. Jonathan Ostry:

    If U.S. yields rise faster than markets expect, or if there is miscommunication about future U.S. monetary policy, adverse spillovers through financial channels and capital outflows, as during the 2013 taper tantrum, could present challenges by compromising macro-financial stability.

  4. Oliver Goldsmith:

    Hope, like the gleaming taper's light, Adorns and cheers our way And still, as darker grows the night, Emits a brighter ray.

  5. Edward Moya:

    The biggest risks to the stock market are the Fed's taper tantrum and aggressive tax hikes.

Translations for taper

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  • vokslys, kærteDanish
  • Verjüngung, verjüngen, verschmälern, [[dünnGerman
  • αποξύνομαι, απολεπτύνω, κωνικότητα, λιανοκέρι, απολεπτύνομαι, απολέπτυνση, αγιοκέριGreek
  • estrechar, estrecharseSpanish
  • مخروطیPersian
  • kaveta, suipontua, kaventuaFinnish
  • rétrécir, chandelleFrench
  • affusolareItalian
  • kāwetowetoMāori
  • versmallen, versmalling, kaarsDutch
  • ConePortuguese
  • заострять, утончать, сужать, заострить, свечка, [[тонкий, сужение, утончаться, сужатьсяRussian
  • טאַפּערYiddish

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