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Synonyms for taper
ˈteɪ pər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. taper(noun)

    a convex shape that narrows toward a point

    wick, wax light, candle

  2. taper(noun)

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

    wick, wax light, candle

  3. wick, taper(noun)

    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 light(verb)

    stick of wax with a wick in the middle

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

  5. taper(verb)

    diminish gradually

    "Interested tapered off"

    sharpen, point

  6. sharpen, taper, point(verb)

    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. taper(n.)

    light, small candle

  2. taper(a.)

    conical, pyramidal, tapering

  3. taper(v. a.)

    make taper, make conical

  4. taper(v. n.)

    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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How to use taper in a sentence?

  1. The NWS:

    Most of the heavier rain to the west of New Orleans will taper off in the evening ... and for far eastern Louisiana it will probably end closer to midnight.

  2. Jerome Powell:

    We will reach the time at which we will taper asset purchases when we have made substantial further progress towards our goals from last December, that would in all likelihood be before, well before, the time we would consider raising interest rates. We have not voted on that order but that is the sense of the guidance.

  3. Walt Stack:

    Start slow and taper off.

  4. Kyle Chalmers:

    There's not many things that I want to change, but there's probably those few things that are going to come with taper and swimming that bit faster in training.

  5. Ebrahim Rahbari:

    We expect the January FOMC to repeat and reinforce the Fed’s existing dovishness, which is still significant given the recent taper discussions and other central banks’ considerations to adapt policy, dovish Fed policy is a key driver for our view of upside in risk assets and bearish USD view. We therefore continue to watch Fed-speak and potential policy changes closely.

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Translations for taper

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  • vokslys, kærteDanish
  • Verjüngung, [[dünn, verschmälern, verjüngenGerman
  • αποξύνομαι, αγιοκέρι, απολέπτυνση, απολεπτύνομαι, λιανοκέρι, κωνικότητα, απολεπτύνωGreek
  • estrechar, estrecharseSpanish
  • مخروطیPersian
  • kaveta, kaventua, suipontuaFinnish
  • rétrécir, chandelleFrench
  • affusolareItalian
  • kāwetowetoMāori
  • kaars, versmallen, versmallingDutch
  • ConePortuguese
  • утончать, сужение, заострять, сужаться, утончаться, [[тонкий, свечка, заострить, сужатьRussian
  • טאַפּערYiddish

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