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Synonyms for vigil
ˈvɪdʒ əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vigilnoun

    a period of sleeplessness


  2. vigil, watchnoun

    the rite of staying awake for devotional purposes (especially on the eve of a religious festival)

    spotter, scout, lookout man, lookout, watch, picket, ticker, sentinel, sentry

  3. watch, vigilnoun

    a purposeful surveillance to guard or observe

    spotter, scout, lookout man, lookout, watch, picket, ticker, sentinel, sentry

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. vigilnoun

    watch, sleeplessness, abstinence from sleep

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "vigil":

    wake, vigilance, eve

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  1. Melinda Taylor:

    For the last eight years, the UK has refused to either confirm or deny that they have received an extradition request from the US. At the same time, they have refused to provide assurances that Julian Assange will not be extradited to the US if such a request were to be received, and maintained an ever-present vigil of the Embassy, notwithstanding a UN directive to take steps to ensure Julian's immediate liberty, their silence speaks volumes, particularly in light of recent statements from Melinda Taylor officials that Julian's arrest and extradition are a priority.

  2. Bobby Brown:

    We continue to request privacy in this matter, we thank everyone that supported the vigil for Bobbi Kristina. God is hearing our prayers.

  3. Al Sharpton:

    Is a vigil a protest? Is a rally?

  4. Bill Chandler:

    We stood vigil outside of the house for about five hours, iCE was trying to persuade Daniela to come out of the house. Of course, she refused. They went and got a search warrant. ... Then they decided to break into the house and confront her.

  5. Nicky Spencer-Coker:

    This candlelight vigil and procession is to shed light on the issue of sexual violence in Sierra Leone, remember Hannah and all unnamed victims of sexual violence.

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    • A. felinity
    • B. illegal
    • C. felonious
    • D. chargeable

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