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Synonyms for square

Synonyms for square

an old-fashioned person who is reluctant to change or innovate

having four equal sides and four right angles

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owing or being owed nothing

conforming to established practice or standards

to make equal

to make or become suitable to a particular situation or use

to be compatible or in correspondence

to set right by giving what is due

Synonyms for square

(geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles

the product of two equal terms

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an open area at the meeting of two or more streets

something approximating the shape of a square

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someone who doesn't understand what is going on

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a formal and conservative person with old-fashioned views

any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles

a hand tool consisting of two straight arms at right angles

make square

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raise to the second power

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cause to match, as of ideas or acts

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position so as to be square

be compatible with

pay someone and settle a debt

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turn the paddle

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turn the oar, while rowing

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having four equal sides and four right angles or forming a right angle

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characterized by honesty and fairness

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providing abundant nourishment

leaving no balance

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without evasion or compromise

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rigidly conventional or old-fashioned

in a straight direct way

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in a square shape

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firmly and solidly

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America has tried to come out of the cesspool of racial conservatism and racism, and we're right back to square one," said Lami, who owns La Caffita bakery shop, also located in Los Angeles.
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He has made us hard to beat as draws against Poland and Ukraine show and sacking him would put us back to square one.
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Just when Fibre Channel SANs were becoming safe, a new layer of confusion is threatening to bring your plans tumbling back to square one.
It's back to square one for the developers of Dos Mares, a US$150 million project adjacent to the Fajardo beachfront known as La Selva, reports The San Juan Star (January 31, 2001).
A company that dropped prices 50% below published rates to gain business must now increase prices 100% to get back to square one.
If that all suddenly disappeared, we'd be back to square one, having to start all over again.
It's time to go back to square one, they say, to "shed our fixed perceptions" and take a fresh look at the problem "from the inside.
The real story, said Margulies, is that this is a job involving the replacement of 147,000 windows that began in 1991, sat around DHCR for three years, and is back to square one without the owner getting a penny on its investment.
If I fail to identify the "right" alternative, I go back to square one - I am required to file an amendment and lose the permit shield, which protects holders of valid Title V permits from EPA enforcement.
But hopes were dashed when the nominee, Gabrielle Greene, withdrew her nomination in March, forcing the selection process back to square one.
The concern is he will wash his hands of it and we'll be right back to square one.
All peace talks with Moro rebels in Mindanao are back to square one under the Rodrigo Duterte administration, according to newly elected Davao del Norte Rep.