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Synonyms for work

be employed


  • be employed
  • do business
  • have a job
  • earn a living
  • be in work
  • hold down a job






  • be broken
  • be out of order








out of work


work on someone


work out: succeed


work out: exercise

work out at something


work something out: solve

work something up

Synonyms for work

physical exertion that is usually difficult and exhausting

something done

something that is the result of creative effort

an issue of printed material offered for sale or distribution

a building or complex in which an industry is located

the technique, style, and quality of working

an amount or quantity from which nothing is left out or held back

to exert one's mental or physical powers, usually under difficulty and to the point of exhaustion

to perform a function effectively

to react in a specified way

to control or direct the functioning of

to arrive at an answer to (a mathematical problem)

to handle in a way so as to mix, form, and shape

to introduce gradually and slyly

to prepare (soil) for the planting and raising of crops

to force to work


work out: to arrive at an answer to (a mathematical problem)

work out: to plan the details or arrangements of

work out: to turn out well

work out: to subject to or engage in forms of exertion in order to train, strengthen, or condition

Synonyms for work

applying the mind to learning and understanding a subject (especially by reading)


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(physics) a manifestation of energy

the total output of a writer or artist (or a substantial part of it)

perform as expected when applied

give a workout to

proceed along a path

operate in a certain place, area, or specialty

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proceed towards a goal or along a path or through an activity

move in an agitated manner

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cause to happen or to occur as a consequence

behave in a certain way when handled

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operate in or through

cause to operate or function

provoke or excite

move into or onto

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make uniform

use or manipulate to one's advantage

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

cause to undergo fermentation

go sour or spoil

arrive at a certain condition through repeated motion

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The reduced working hours are also expected to help create more jobs, one of the major policy goals of the Moon Jae-in administration.
Such a move by the government would mean the forced implementation of longer working hours in a shorter number of days, say, four to five days a week.
Villanueva said this is to ensure the safety of both passengers and drivers overworked from meeting the minimum number of working hours.
Realizing the problem of overtime pay for medics and the need for an urgent solution, the Cabinet of Ministers approves of the reduction of the extended regular working hours to 55 hours a week, starting from July 1, 2017, and a 1.
After-work emails have been called a "national epidemic" in Canada, and some companies and government agencies in Canada, Germany and Brazil have taken steps to curtail emailing outside of normal working hours.
It still remains to be seen whether the economic costs of reduced working hours outweigh the benefits.
3 hours per week in the capital city of Cairo, which according to the report, was similar to the working hours of Bogota, Colombia.
An earlier law voted by the House had stripped Labour Minister Zeta Emilianidou of the right to set out shops' working hours by ministerial decree, but last week's Supreme Court ruling created a legislative dead-end, through which opposition parties are trying to pressure the government.
A departmental record book is maintained by the hospital human resources department to monitor the working hours of medical staff.
Sayyid Khalid bin Hilal bin Saud Al Busaidi, Minister of the Diwan of Royal Court and chairman of the Civil Service Council, today issued a decision declaring the official working hours at ministries, public authorities and other departments of the state's administrative apparatus during the Holy Month of Ramadan for this year, 1436 AH, will be from 9 am to 2 pm.
An overriding 64 per cent of employees in the UAE rate flexible working hours, provided by employers depending on personal circumstances, as good or very good.
The supplementary measures consist of creating flexible work hour jobs, promoting the transfer from full time to flexible working hours, improving work conditions, and strengthening the foundation for a flexible work hour system.
However, contrary to Bae, Brewer, and Kovner (2012), who found that the mandatory overtime policy led to a decrease in working long hours, we do not find that a state mandatory overtime policy leads to a reduction in weekly working hours.
Employees are often found complaining about prolonged working hours and relating it to the fact that it abnormally cannibalizes their personal life.
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