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Synonyms for work out

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. work out, work up(verb)

    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 out(verb)

    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 out(verb)

    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 out(verb)

    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 out(verb)

    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, figure(verb)

    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, work(verb)

    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 out(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. work out

    accomplish, effect, perform, realize, bring to pass

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How to use work out in a sentence?

  1. Aydian Dowling:

    I really learned to love myself, i work out 5 days a week, I go on hikes with my wife, and I test myself to see how much my body can accomplish. It’s usually way more than I ever thought I could.

  2. Phil Mickelson:

    I'm going to continue to make it a lifestyle change, i'm going to continue to eat better, eat less, work out more, just stay committed to it.

  3. Eric Trump:

    The way it (the border) works now is good; you want to try and keep it that way and I know that's a big point of contention with respect to Brexit. I'm sure it's going to work out well.

  4. Austin Guy:

    It's tough to shoulder that cost out of pocket, if we're going to put all that on buyers, they're sort of screwed here. The risk is, what you think is going to work out better for consumers from a competitive standpoint might end up hurting them.

  5. President Trump:

    I think I'd have a very good relationship with President Putin if we spend time together, other people have said it didn't work out, but I'm different than other people.

Translations for work out

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  • vypočítatCzech
  • trainieren, ausarbeitenGerman
  • γυμνάζομαιGreek
  • entender, resolver, entrenar, calcularSpanish
  • treenata, toimia, laskeaFinnish
  • s'entraînerFrench
  • edz, megold, sikerül, gyúr, kikövetkeztet, ráeszmél, kidolgoz, összejön, rájön, megy, kiszámolHungarian
  • いい結果になるJapanese
  • exercereLatin
  • paskaičiuotiLithuanian
  • успева, разбира, испаѓа, пресметува, излегува, вежба, сфаќаMacedonian
  • calcular, [[exercitar]]-[[se]], malharPortuguese
  • вычислять, вычислить, преуспеть, понимать, получаться, рассчитать, понять, рассчитыватьRussian
  • beräkna, fungera, räkna ut, stämma, rätsida, gå ihop, gå ut, tränaSwedish
  • çözmekTurkish

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