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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. work out

    Do is the one comprehensive word which includes this whole class. We may say of the least item of daily work, "It is done," and of the grandest human achievement, "Well done!" Finish and complete signify to bring to an end what was previously begun; there is frequently the difference in usage that finish is applied to the fine details and is superficial, while complete is comprehensive, being applied to the whole ideal, plan, and execution; as, to finish a statue; to complete a scheme of philosophy. To discharge is to do what is given in charge, expected, or required; as, to discharge the duties of the office. To fulfil is to do or to be what has been promised, expected, hoped, or desired; as, a son fulfils a father's hopes. Realize, effect, execute, and consummate all signify to embody in fact what was before in thought. One may realize that which he has done nothing to bring about; he may realize the dreams of youth by inheriting a fortune; but he can not effect his early designs except by doing the utmost that is necessary to make them fact. Effect includes all that is done to accomplish the intent; execute refers rather to the final steps; consummate is limited quite sharply to the concluding act. An officer executes the law when he proceeds against its violators; a purchase is consummated when the money is paid and the property delivered. Execute refers more commonly to the commands of another, effect and consummate to one's own designs; as, the commander effected the capture of the fort, because his officers and men promptly executed his commands. Achieve — to do something worthy of a chief — signifies always to perform some great and generally some worthy exploit. Perform and accomplish both imply working toward the end; but perform always allows a possibility of not attaining, while accomplish carries the thought of full completion. In Longfellow's lines, "Patience; accomplish thy labor," etc., perform could not be substituted without great loss. As between complete and accomplish, complete considers rather the thing as done; accomplish, the whole process of doing it. Commit, as applied to actions, is used only of those that are bad, whether grave or trivial; perpetrate is used chiefly of aggravated crimes or, somewhat humorously, of blunders. A man may commit a sin, a trespass, or a murder; perpetrate an outrage or a felony. We finish a garment or a letter, complete an edifice or a life-work, consummate a bargain or a crime, discharge a duty, effect a purpose, execute a command, fulfil a promise, perform our daily tasks, realize an ideal, accomplish a design, achieve a victory. Compare TRANSACT; TRANSACTION.

    accomplish, achieve, actualize, bring about, bring to pass, carry out, carry through, commit, complete, consummate, discharge, do, effect, execute, finish, fulfil, perform, perpetrate, realize, transact

    baffle, come short, defeat, destroy, fail, frustrate, mar, miscarry, miss, neglect, ruin, spoil

Princeton's WordNet

  1. work out, work upverb

    come up with

    "His colleagues worked out his interesting idea"; "We worked up an ad for our client"

    get up, progress, solve, work, puzzle out, figure, ramp up, reckon, cipher, lick, cypher, build, elaborate, build up, compute, figure out, calculate, work up, exercise

  2. work outverb

    happen in a certain way, leading to, producing, or resulting in a certain outcome, often well

    "Things worked out in an interesting way"; "Not everything worked out in the end and we were disappointed"

    work, cypher, figure out, elaborate, figure, cipher, solve, reckon, compute, lick, exercise, work up, puzzle out, calculate

  3. elaborate, work outverb

    work out in detail

    "elaborate a plan"

    refine, expound, lick, exposit, dilate, work, puzzle out, figure, solve, reckon, rarify, lucubrate, cypher, cipher, elaborate, expatiate, expand, flesh out, complicate, compute, figure out, calculate, enlarge, work up, exercise

  4. exercise, work outverb

    do physical exercise

    "She works out in the gym every day"

    solve, practice, practise, figure, puzzle out, drill, reckon, cipher, work, cypher, lick, figure out, elaborate, compute, exert, calculate, do, work up, exercise

  5. work outverb

    be calculated

    "The fees work out to less than $1,000"

    work, cypher, figure out, elaborate, figure, cipher, solve, reckon, compute, lick, exercise, work up, puzzle out, calculate

  6. calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figureverb

    make a mathematical calculation or computation

    fancy, visualize, figure, bet, suppose, look, reckon, encipher, write in code, view, consider, estimate, elaborate, lick, aim, figure out, project, picture, compute, depend, think, calculate, work, opine, envision, inscribe, imagine, direct, code, work up, see, encrypt, count, image, puzzle out, guess, regard, exercise, enter, solve, visualise, cypher, forecast, cipher, account, count on

  7. solve, work out, figure out, puzzle out, lick, workverb

    find the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning of

    "did you solve the problem?"; "Work out your problems with the boss"; "this unpleasant situation isn't going to work itself out"; "did you get it?"; "Did you get my meaning?"; "He could not work the math problem"

    influence, knead, turn, operate, act, shape, lap up, bat, cream, run, function, put to work, figure, elaborate, lick, forge, clear, make, drub, figure out, form, compute, mould, sour, calculate, solve, work, exploit, go, play, work up, make for, mold, bring, clobber, thrash, reckon, act upon, do work, process, crop, exercise, resolve, ferment, cultivate, work on, cypher, lap, cipher, wreak, puzzle out

  8. exercise, work, work outverb

    give a workout to

    "Some parents exercise their infants"; "My personal trainer works me hard"; "work one's muscles"; "this puzzle will exercise your mind"

    elaborate, knead, turn, operate, act, shape, bring, exert, run, function, put to work, work up, figure, forge, lick, make, cipher, figure out, form, compute, mould, sour, calculate, work, do, exploit, go, play, drill, make for, mold, practice, puzzle out, act upon, do work, process, crop, exercise, solve, ferment, influence, work on, cypher, practise, wreak, cultivate, reckon

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. work out

    accomplish, effect, perform, realize, bring to pass

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  1. Bernie Sanders:

    It's no great secret out there, Joe Biden, that you and I have our differences, and we're not going to paper them over. That's real, but I hope that these task forces will come together utilizing the best minds and people in Joe Biden campaign and in my campaign to work out real solutions to these very, very important problems.

  2. John Daly:

    Two hours later he comes back …. ‘ Hey, you gon na have a drink with John Daly now ? ’ he goes, ‘ Nah I ’m gon na go get my gym shorts on and go work out.

  3. Rob Fairbairn:

    There are a huge amount of people trying to work out the Brexit result, completely ignoring polls, looking at social media and trying to work that through... BlackRock's part of that process, we're still trying to work out what's going to happen, by the way, but we're looking at a lot of different things.

  4. Chalmers Carr:

    There was no domestic workforce for me, it's tough work, out bending over, harvesting crops all day.

  5. Chris Van Hollen:

    And even if somehow this bipartisan agreement were to work out, it would not begin to cover and match that vision. So no matter what, we need to be working right now on that reconciliation package and bringing everyone on board.

Translations for work out

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  • vypočítatCzech
  • trainieren, ausarbeitenGerman
  • γυμνάζομαιGreek
  • entender, calcular, resolver, entrenarSpanish
  • laskea, toimia, treenataFinnish
  • s'entraînerFrench
  • kidolgoz, edz, ráeszmél, összejön, rájön, kiszámol, megy, kikövetkeztet, megold, sikerül, gyúrHungarian
  • いい結果になるJapanese
  • exercereLatin
  • paskaičiuotiLithuanian
  • пресметува, излегува, разбира, сфаќа, вежба, испаѓа, успеваMacedonian
  • malhar, calcular, [[exercitar]]-[[se]]Portuguese
  • преуспеть, понять, вычислять, рассчитать, получаться, понимать, рассчитывать, вычислитьRussian
  • träna, beräkna, gå ut, gå ihop, rätsida, stämma, räkna ut, fungeraSwedish
  • çözmekTurkish
  • tập thể dụcVietnamese

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