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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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "trace":

    traces, tracing, locate, footsteps, track, follow-up, trail, tracking, tracks, scribe, vestige, localize, sign, detect, record, footprint

How to pronounce trace?

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How to say trace in sign language?

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How to use trace in a sentence?

  1. Alekos Karagiorgis:

    I hope they trace them through DNA so that these people can rest, so that their souls can rest in peace, the mother or father searching for this person finds peace and says, 'you know what, they chose to do this and they drowned this way'.

  2. Lamar Alexander:

    Widespread screening of entire campuses, schools, or places of work will help identify those who are sick, trace down those who are exposed, that, in turn, should help persuade the rest of us to go back to school and back to work.

  3. 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.

  4. Jalal ud-Din Rumi:

    I tried to find Him on the Christian cross, but He was not there I went to the Temple of the Hindus and to the old pagodas, but I could not find a trace of Him anywhere. I searched on the mountains and in the valleys but neither in the heights nor in the depths was I able to find Him. I went to the Caaba in Mecca, but He was not there either. I questioned the scholars and philosophers but He was beyond their understanding. I then looked into my heart and it was there where He dwelled that I saw Him He was nowhere else to be found.

  5. Paul de Man:

    Fashion is like the ashes left behind by the uniquely shaped flames of the fire, the trace alone revealing that a fire actually took place.


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