Synonyms of case in English

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case1


See definition of case

noun

1‘this moral panic is a classic case of overreaction’

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instance, occurrence, occasion, manifestation, demonstration, exhibition, exposition, expression

example, illustration, specimen, sample, exemplification, type, prototype

2the case‘he told me that if that was the case I would have to find somebody else’

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the situation, the position, the picture, the state of affairs, the state of play, the lie of the land

plight, predicament

event, contingency

circumstances, conditions, facts

how things stand, what's going on

informal kettle of fish, ball game, score, story, set-up

3‘officers on the case are unable to find a motive’

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investigation, enquiry, examination, exploration, probe, search, scrutiny, scrutinization, study, inspection, inquest, reconnoitring, sounding

incident, event, happening, occurrence, episode, proceeding, matter, affair, set of circumstances

4‘urgent cases were turned away from the hospital’

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patient, sick person, invalid, sufferer, victim

client

5‘he lost his case and was ordered to pay £1.5 million in damages’

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lawsuit, action, legal action, suit, suit at law, cause, legal cause, trial, proceedings, judicial proceedings, litigation, legal process, legal dispute, indictment

6‘this book makes a strong case for new research methods’

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argument, contention, reasoning, logic, defence, justification, vindication, apology, polemic

statement, postulation, explanation, exposition, thesis, presentation, proclamation, expounding, claim

plea, appeal, petition

7‘the genitive case’

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inflection, form, ending

morphology

semantic relationship


Synonyms of case in English

: case1case2

case2


See definition of case

noun

1‘a monogrammed cigarette case’

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container, box, canister, cassette, cartridge, receptacle, holder, vessel, repository

dated etui

2‘a seed case’

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casing, covering, sheath, sheathing, wrapper, wrapping, cover, envelope, sleeve, housing, jacket, capsule, folder

technical integument

3‘she hastily threw some clothes into a case’

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suitcase, bag, travelling bag, travel bag, valise, grip, holdall, portmanteau

piece of luggage, item of baggage

briefcase, attaché case, Gladstone bag

trunk, chest

luggage, baggage

4‘a case of wine’

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crate, box, pack, bin, coffer, casket, chest, basket, hamper

5‘his art collection sparkled in a glass display case’

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cabinet, cupboard, chiffonier, bureau, sideboard


verb

1‘the Lee–Enfield rifle is cased in wood from butt to muzzle’

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cover, surround, coat, encase, sheathe, wrap, envelop

2‘he went from room to room like a thief casing the joint’

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reconnoitre, inspect, investigate, examine, scrutinize, survey, scout, explore, make an observation of, take stock of

recce, make a recce of, check out