Synonyms of form in English:

form


See definition of form

noun

1‘the general form of the landscape was well established before the glaciations’

SYNONYMS

shape, configuration, formation, conformation, structure, construction, arrangement, disposition, appearance, outward appearance, outward form, exterior

contours, lines, outline, silhouette, profile

design, format

cut, pattern, mould

2‘the human form’

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body, shape, figure, silhouette, proportions, stature, build, frame, physique, anatomy

informal vital statistics, chassis, bod

3‘as a dramatist he was a perfectionist about the form of his work’

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structure, arrangement, construction, framework, format, layout, design, organization, system, planning, order, orderliness, symmetry, proportion

4‘many of these diseases take the form of persistent infections’

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manifestation, appearance, embodiment, incarnation, semblance, shape, guise, character, description, expression

5‘sponsorship is a form of advertising’

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kind, sort, type, order, class, classification, category, variety, genre, brand, style

species, genus, family, generation, breed, strain, denomination

technical phylum

6‘put the mixture into a form’

SYNONYMS

mould, cast, shape, matrix, die, pattern

7‘Are fish knives passé? What is the correct form?’

SYNONYMS

etiquette, social practice, custom, usage, use, habit, wont, protocol, procedure, rules, convention, tradition, fashion, style, routine, ritual, pattern, regimen, policy, method, system, way, rule, formula, set formula

modus operandi

formal praxis

8‘they handed her a form to fill in’

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questionnaire, document, coupon, tear-off slip, sheet of paper, paper

entry form, report, return, record

9‘what form is your daughter in?’

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class, year, school group, tutor group, set, stream, band

North American grade

10‘he has been working hard to get into top form for the Olympics’

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fitness, physical fitness, condition, fettle, shape, trim, health, state of health

British informal nick

11‘he must have form—I'd swear he's been in prison’

SYNONYMS

a criminal record, a police record, previous convictions, a history of crime

previous

12‘people sat on forms by wooden tables’

SYNONYMS

bench, long seat, pew, settle, stall


verb

1‘the urns were formed from unbaked clay’

SYNONYMS

make, fashion, shape, model, mould, forge, found, cast, sculpt, hew, carve

construct, build, manufacture, fabricate, assemble, put together

create, produce, concoct, devise, contrive, frame

2‘he formed a plan to write about the period’

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formulate, devise, conceive, work out, think up, prepare, make ready, get ready, work up, lay, draw up, put together, produce, fashion, concoct, construct, frame, forge, hatch, develop, organize

informal dream up

3‘they plan to form a new company’

SYNONYMS

set up, devise, establish, found, launch, float, create, bring into being, put in place, organize, institute, start, begin, get going, initiate, bring about, inaugurate, lay the foundations of

ANTONYMS

abolish, dissolve

4‘a mist was forming in the valley’

SYNONYMS

materialize, come into being, come into existence, crystallize, emerge, spring up, develop

take shape, appear, loom, show up, become visible, come into view, present itself, reveal itself, show itself

ANTONYMS

disappear

5‘the horse may form bad habits which are destructive to itself’

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acquire, develop, get, pick up, contract, grow into, slip into, get into

ANTONYMS

avoid, get out of

6‘his men formed themselves into an arrowhead’

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arrange, draw up, line up, assemble, organize, sort, order, range, array, dispose, marshal, deploy, gather, group, place, position, rank, grade

7‘they assume that the parts of society form an integrated whole’

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comprise, make, make up, constitute, compose, add up to, account for, represent

8‘the city formed a natural meeting point for traders and adventurers’

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constitute, serve as, act as, function as, perform the function of, do duty for, make, embody, compose, comprise

9‘natural objects are most important in forming the mind of the child’

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develop, mould, shape, train, teach, instruct, educate, school, tutor, coach, groom, drill, discipline, prime, prepare, guide, direct, inform, verse, enlighten, inculcate, indoctrinate, edify, cultivate, improve, better, uplift, elevate


Phrases

    good form

      ‘it is not good form to leave visitors on their own’

      SYNONYMS

      good manners, manners, polite behaviour, correct behaviour, acceptable conduct, convention, etiquette, protocol

      informal

      the done thing

      ANTONYMS

      bad form

      Variant spelling form