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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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It was a balance that allowed me to go to work that next Monday and feel like I'd given to my family, my wife," he says.
Onset of these reactions can occur shortly after the work injury and may remit over time.
These conditions of culture play a powerful role in shaping the way men seek to balance their work and family lives.
A third paired t-test revealed that the peak rectal temperature (Figure 2) of the second work bout ([T.
The retired professors were surveyed in 1999, and the results of the survey indicated that the professors' postretirement work was related to their retirement satisfaction and to their overall life satisfaction.
Neighbors may complain that their property has been damaged as a result of the repair work or that the repair work itself is taking too long and is causing damage to retail tenants.
We may need to be trained in work that is not physical labor, or where we will not be on our feet most of the time, because there are still a lot of physical considerations with HIV.
Despite this difficulty, we do have a generation of students who desire to work as citizens (Long 2002; Sullivan 2000; Rimmerman 1997).
However, literature on work addiction asserts that work constitutes the drug of choice for some 30 percent of the population, for whom working is so vital to their emotional well-being that in fact, they have become addicted to it.
The legal profession once perceived the work performed by paralegals to be exempt.