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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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A complex phenomenon occurred during the knee flexion period during the initial stance phase when the knee extensor twice reached its peak values that would have been observed while negative work was performed.
Specifically, counselors' incompetence, exhaustion, and negative work environment were the strongest predictors of their burnout as measured by the CBI (Lee et ah, 2007).
As shown in Figure 1, the first cluster (n = 51, 38.6%) was characterized by low scores on all subscales (Exhaustion, Incompetence, Negative Work Environment, Devaluing Client, and Deterioration in Personal Life).
What do workers in positive and negative work environments experience on a typical day?
The present study fills a gap in the literature by examining the circumstances under which employees who have reached a job content plateau may experience fewer negative work attitudes.
* Presenting evidence linking the derailer to a negative work outcome: CFOs need to be confronted with data that clearly demonstrate how derailing behaviors have negative work outcomes.
Distress on the other hand is indicated by negative work attitudes and psychological states such as negative affect, anger, job alienation and frustration (Simmons, Nelson, & Neal, 2001).
The fact that House exists today only in memory and documentation makes it, in a sense, a doubly negative work.
We have seen how positive self worth may be established within negative work environments.
Specifically, AET contends that experiencing positive and negative work events leads to affective reactions that in turn lead to affect-driven, relatively spontaneous job behaviours, as well as job attitudes.
"When you prefer to stick to the tried and true, not [recognizing that things around you are changing], then you create a negative work environment and miss [countering] major threats to your company," says Kanter.
While not directly relevant to the perioperative environment, her findings from her master's thesis on bullying serve as a harsh reminder of some negative work practices and the importance of nurturing students, new graduates and work colleagues.
The researchers, economists at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, speculated that drug testing programs may create a "negative work environment" that repels qualified applicants and damages employee morale.
This book reports an empirical study of the relationships between negative work experience, stress and health.
Sometimes, parents fail to understand and appreciate the cultural differences that exist within their foreign affiliates and, thus, create a negative work environment affecting the success of the enterprise.
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