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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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These findings show either that traditional theory is wrong to suggest that longer working hours alone have a negative impact on the personal happiness of employees, or it means that increased work intensity, because of cuts in official working hours, completely offsets any positive effects such a move might have.
Bosch and Lehnorff's (2001) suggested that it is necessary to change the work organization to reduce working hours effectively, and hence the concept of organizational change management is adopted herein to organize our strategy framework.
The Minister of Labour, Saqr Ghobash, has issued a circular on the reduction of working hours in Ramadan in implementation of Article 65 of Federal Law Number 8 of year 1980, on regulation of work relations and its amendments.
The 38 lines are covered by article 84-1 of Labor Standards Law, with working hours being set according to the agreement between management and labor, due to the special nature of their works.
JDEIDEH, Lebanon: People appeared satisfied with the General Security's decision to extend its offices' working hours until 7 p.
They include variations in contractual and individual working hours (full time, part-time, marginal employment), the differences in labour (employment and self-employment) and industry structures, and also overtime, reduced working hours and sick leave and the differences between the number working days in the various federal states.
Using data from the UK's Third Work-Life Balance Employee Survey (2006) this paper explores whether long working hours, characteristic of British fathers, is best explained by men's career stage or their parental status.
Economic theory and empirical evidence suggest that the business cycle has the greatest impact on the wages and working hours of low-educated people.
Summary: Around 100 babies a year are dying unnecessarily because they are born outside working hours, according to experts.
Tasjeel, a joint venture of ENOC and Road Transport Authority (RTA), has extended the working hours at its Warsan site from 7 am to 12 am.
MORE people who care for a relative should ask their boss to change their working hours, equality minister Harriet Harman said yesterday.
Previous studies have linked tension and pressure at work to weariness and other lifestyle diseases but only a few have evaluated the relation of working hours to anxiety and depression, BBC reported.
The RSA has also revealed that a third of all road accidents involve people who use their car during working hours.
Chris Rolland of American Express said: "Despite the long acknowledged stereotype of long working hours in the south, the research gives evidence to suggest that increased working hours are spreading throughout the country.
American Express spokesman Chris Rolland said: "Despite the long acknowledged stereotype of long working hours in the South the research gives evidence to suggest that increased working hours are spreading throughout the country.