Synonyms of function in English:

function


See definition of function

noun

1‘the main function of the machine’

SYNONYMS

purpose, task, use, role

reason, basis, justification

2‘the committee's function is to arrange social activities’

SYNONYMS

responsibility, duty, concern, province, aim, activity, assignment, obligation, charge

task, chore, job, role, errand, mission, detail, undertaking, commission

capacity, post, situation, office, occupation, employment, business, operation

raison d'être

informal thing, bag, line of country, pigeon

3‘casualties are a function of war’

SYNONYMS

consequence, result, outcome, ramification, corollary, concomitant

dated issue

ANTONYMS

cause

4‘he was obliged to attend political functions’

SYNONYMS

social event, party, occasion, social occasion, affair, gathering, reception, soirée, celebration, jamboree, gala

North American levee

informal do, bash, shindig, shindy, blowout

British informal rave-up, thrash, knees-up, jolly, beanfeast, bunfight, beano, lig


verb

1‘if we unplug a TV set, it ceases to function’

SYNONYMS

work, go, run, be in running order, be in working order, operate, perform, be in action, be operative

ANTONYMS

malfunction

2‘the museum intends to function as an educational and study centre’

SYNONYMS

serve, act, operate, perform, work, behave

do the job of, have the job of, play the role of, act the part of, perform the function of, do duty as, constitute, form