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Synonyms for trace
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. trace, hint, suggestion(noun)

    a just detectable amount

    "he speaks French with a trace of an accent"

    Synonyms:
    lead, jot, touch, steer, proposition, prompting, shadow, ghost, intimation, tincture, soupcon, clue, wind, speck, hint, tip, pinch, vestige, proffer, mite, mesmerism, tinge, confidential information, breath, tracing, suggestion, hypnotism

  2. trace, vestige, tincture, shadow(noun)

    an indication that something has been present

    "there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim"; "a tincture of condescension"

    Synonyms:
    touch, shade, phantom, shadow, ghost, tincture, fantasm, tint, tail, dark, hint, phantasm, vestige, darkness, shadower, tone, phantasma, tracing, suggestion, apparition

  3. touch, trace, ghost(noun)

    a suggestion of some quality

    "there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone"; "he detected a ghost of a smile on her face"

    Synonyms:
    ghostwriter, jot, wraith, cutaneous senses, shade, touch sensation, tactual sensation, touch modality, touching, specter, shadow, signature, sense of touch, skin senses, tincture, soupcon, touch, speck, hint, feeling, pinch, vestige, spectre, spook, mite, tinge, ghost, tracing, spot, tactile sensation, contact, suggestion

  4. tracing, trace(noun)

    a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image

    Synonyms:
    shadow, tincture, touch, ghost, tracing, hint, vestige, suggestion

  5. trace(noun)

    either of two lines that connect a horse's harness to a wagon or other vehicle or to a whiffletree

    Synonyms:
    shadow, tincture, touch, ghost, tracing, hint, vestige, suggestion

  6. trace(verb)

    a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle

    Synonyms:
    shadow, tincture, touch, ghost, tracing, hint, vestige, suggestion

  7. trace, follow(verb)

    follow, discover, or ascertain the course of development of something

    "We must follow closely the economic development is Cuba" ; "trace the student's progress"

    Synonyms:
    conform to, play along, hunt, espouse, decipher, travel along, keep an eye on, hound, fall out, describe, adopt, survey, comply, come after, pursue, abide by, be, watch over, accompany, take after, keep up, watch, keep abreast, follow, stick to, observe, surveil, line, succeed, draw, retrace, come, postdate, stick with, delineate

  8. trace, draw, line, describe, delineate(verb)

    make a mark or lines on a surface

    "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"

    Synonyms:
    tie, distinguish, take in, account, hunt, suck up, get, attract, decipher, thread, quarter, sop up, hound, pull in, depict, guide, key out, describe, drag, draw in, key, suck, specify, delineate, report, make, outline, soak up, run along, retrace, define, pull, get out, take out, disembowel, cast, puff, limn, follow, reap, delimit, pass, identify, imbibe, string, draw and quarter, name, pull out, delimitate, draw, draw off, line, run, force, absorb, withdraw, pull back, take up, discover, eviscerate

  9. trace, retrace(verb)

    to go back over again

    "we retraced the route we took last summer"; "trace your path"

    Synonyms:
    construct, decipher, line, describe, hunt, reconstruct, retrace, hound, delineate, draw, follow

  10. hound, hunt, trace(verb)

    pursue or chase relentlessly

    "The hunters traced the deer into the woods"; "the detectives hounded the suspect until they found him"

    Synonyms:
    decipher, track down, run, line, describe, hunt, delineate, retrace, hunt down, hound, draw, follow

  11. trace(verb)

    discover traces of

    "She traced the circumstances of her birth"

    Synonyms:
    decipher, line, describe, hunt, retrace, hound, delineate, draw, follow

  12. trace(verb)

    make one's course or travel along a path; travel or pass over, around, or along

    "The children traced along the edge of the dark forest"; "The women traced the pasture"

    Synonyms:
    decipher, line, describe, hunt, retrace, hound, delineate, draw, follow

  13. trace(verb)

    copy by following the lines of the original drawing on a transparent sheet placed upon it; make a tracing of

    "trace a design"; "trace a pattern"

    Synonyms:
    decipher, line, describe, hunt, retrace, hound, delineate, draw, follow

  14. decipher, trace(verb)

    read with difficulty

    "Can you decipher this letter?"; "The archeologist traced the hieroglyphs"

    Synonyms:
    delineate, decipher, line, describe, decrypt, decode, retrace, hunt, hound, draw, follow

Wiktionary

  1. trace(verb)

    To follow the history of.

    Synonyms:
    trail, track

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. trace

    A memorial is that which is intended or fitted to bring to remembrance something that has passed away; it may be vast and stately. On the other hand, a slight token of regard may be a cherished memorial of a friend; either a concrete object or an observance may be a memorial. A vestige is always slight compared with that whose existence it recalls; as, scattered mounds containing implements, weapons, etc., are vestiges of a former civilization. A vestige is always a part of that which has passed away; a trace may be merely the mark made by something that has been present or passed by, and that is still existing, or some slight evidence of its presence or of the effect it has produced; as, traces of game were observed by the hunter. Compare CHARACTERISTIC.

    Synonyms:
    footmark, footprint, footstep, impression, mark, memorial, remains, remnant, sign, token, track, trail, vestige

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. trace

    Synonyms:
    explore, track, follow, derive, deduce, thread, investigate, delineate, pursue

    Antonyms:
    miss, lose, misinvestigate, misdelineate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. trace(n.)

    Synonyms:
    footprint, footmark, footstep, track, trail, wake

  2. trace(n.)

    Synonyms:
    mark, sign, token, vestige, record, memorial, remains

  3. trace(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    follow (by a track or mark), track, trail

  4. trace(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    delineate, draw, sketch, mark out, trace out

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. trace(n)

    Synonyms:
    vestige, sign, impression

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How to use trace in a sentence?

  1. Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness:

    A ship leaves no trace in the sea, but countless in your heart. In German: Ein Schiff hinterlässt keine Spur im Meer, aber unzählige im Herzen. This is how I heard it on a german radio station. Can anyone confirm this and give it a final correction, plus let us know for sure where it´s from in Joseph Conrad´s work? Thomas, from Germany

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    You frantically want to make a mark on the history of humanity? You, King of the Fools! In the very distant future, there shall be no history; there shall remain not even a single trace of anything!

  3. William Bottke:

    In an explosion, there is often collateral damage, where nearby buildings and innocent bystanders are affected, investigators can learn about the explosive device and the explosion itself by studying what happened to people, infrastructure, and whether trace amounts of the explosive device can be found among the blast damage. Here, the 'innocent bystanders' were the main-belt asteroids.

  4. Mike Ryan:

    We are very, very keen to stress that IT tools do not replace the basic public health workforce that is going to be needed to trace, test, isolate and quarantine.

  5. Hans Kluge:

    Contact tracing is key especially as the UK starts to relax the social and physical distancing measures. There has to be a robust track-and-trace system in place of operation.

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