Synonyms of idea in English:

idea


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noun

1‘the idea of death scares her’

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concept, notion, conception, conceptualization, thought, image, mental picture, visualization, abstraction, perception

hypothesis, postulation

2‘our idea is to open a new shop’

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plan, design, scheme, project, proposal, proposition, suggestion, recommendation, aim, intention, objective, object, purpose, end, goal, target

3‘Elizabeth had other ideas on the subject’

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thought, theory, view, viewpoint, opinion, feeling, outlook, belief, judgement, conclusion

4‘you had an idea that it might happen?’

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sense, feeling, suspicion, fancy, inkling, hunch, understanding, theory, hypothesis, thesis, interpretation, assumption, presumption, supposition, surmise, postulation, conclusion, deduction, inference, notion, impression

5‘the idea of the letter was to get patients to protest’

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purpose, point, aim, object, objective, goal, intention, end, end in view, design, reason, use, utility, sense, motive

value, advantage

6‘could you give me some idea of the cost?’

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estimate, estimation, guess, approximation, conjecture, rough calculation, rough idea, surmise

guesswork

informal guesstimate

North American informal a ballpark figure