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Synonyms for overture

Synonyms for overture

a preliminary action intended to elicit a favorable response

Synonyms for overture

orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio

Related Words

something that serves as a preceding event or introduces what follows

a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others

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The concert ended with the work that topped the poll, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.
Livingston voted against the overture, but did not ask for his dissent to be formally recorded in the minutes.
The significant growth potential of SMAs is a result of their ability to overcome many of the intrinsic limitations of mutual funds, given the higher degree of transparency that characterizes Separately Managed Accounts," says Mohammad Baki, Overture Financial's President.
In addition to the Madison Ballet, Overture is home to the Madison Opera and the Madison Symphony Orchestra.
Overture CEO Ted Meisel declined to be interviewed.
Last month Overture said it had extended its sponsored links agreement with Yahoo, which operates a family of popular websites.
Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with offices around the globe.
The company is acquiring Overture to get its hands on a leading position in the sponsored search listings market, in order to compete more effectively with Google Inc.
Although the Life and Mission Agency believes it has met the minimum requirements of employment standards in Ontario, the overture declares "the church is called to a higher standard" which should model Jesus Christ in terms of "justice, right relations, forgiveness, compassion, mercy, reconciliation and love.
Overture, the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner for service providers and network operators worldwide, today unveiled its 3-port DS3 interface module and software enhancements for the Overture 1400, its award-winning gigabit Carrier Ethernet edge platform.
A German court ruled this week that T-Online AG, one of Europe's largest consumer ISPs, must reinstate sponsored search engine listings provided by Overture Services Inc, and remove Google Inc's listings from its site, Overture said yesterday.
Beethoven's Grand Overture in C Major, nicknamed the ``Name Day Overture'' will be performed tonight by the Symphony of the Canyons at College of the Canyons.
Spanish Internet provider selects the Overture Carrier Ethernet product suite, further bolstering SARENET's reputation for innovative technology adoption
DALLAS -- COMPTEL PLUS Fall 2012- Overture, the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner for service providers and network operators worldwide, today announced the general availability of its new Ethernet demarcation device, the Overture 4000cp.