Synonyms of mark in English:

mark


See definition of mark

noun

1‘a dirty mark on the tablecloth’

SYNONYMS

blemish, streak, spot, fleck, dot, blot, stain, smear, trace, speck, speckle, blotch, smudge, smut, smirch, fingermark, fingerprint, impression, imprint

bruise, discoloration, scar, pit, pockmark, pock, scratch, dent, chip, notch, nick, line, score, cut, incision, gash

marking, blaze, stripe

birthmark

informal splotch, splodge

technical stigma

2‘a punctuation mark’

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symbol, sign, character

exclamation mark, question mark, quotation mark

diacritic, diacritical mark

3‘he signed his mark in the visitors' book’

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signature, autograph, cross, X, scribble, squiggle, initials, imprint

4‘books bearing the mark of a well-known bookseller’

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logo, seal, stamp, imprint, symbol, emblem, device, insignia, badge, brand, trademark, token, monogram, hallmark, logotype, watermark, label, tag, flag, motto

5‘unemployment had passed the three million mark’

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point, level, stage, degree

6‘the flag was lowered as a mark of respect’

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sign, token, symbol, indication, badge, emblem, symptom, feature, evidence, proof, clue, hint

7‘the war left its mark on him’

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impression, imprint, traces, vestiges, effect, impact, influence

8‘it is the mark of a civilized society to treat its elderly members well’

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characteristic, feature, trait, attribute, quality, hallmark, badge, stamp, property, peculiarity, indicator

9‘he got very good marks for maths and physics’

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grade, grading, rating, score, percentage

assessment, evaluation

10‘the bullet missed its mark’

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target, goal, aim, bullseye, objective, object, end, purpose, intent, intention

11‘his work hasn't been up to the mark’

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required standard, standard, norm, par, level, criterion, gauge, yardstick, rule, measure, scale


verb

1‘be careful not to mark the paintwork’

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discolour, stain, smear, smudge, streak, blotch, blot, blemish

dirty, smirch, damage, deface, disfigure, pockmark, pit, bruise, scrape, scratch, scar, dent, chip, nick, notch, score, cut, gash

informal splotch, splodge

2‘all her possessions were clearly marked’

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put one's name on, name, initial, put one's seal on, label, tag, hallmark, watermark, brand, stamp, earmark

3‘I've marked the relevant passages’

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indicate, label, flag, tab, tick, show the position of, show, identify, designate, delineate, denote

4‘the city held a festival to mark its 200th anniversary’

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celebrate, observe, recognize, acknowledge, keep, honour, solemnize, pay tribute to, salute, commemorate, remember, memorialize

5‘two great sea battles marked a new epoch in naval history’

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represent, signify, be an indication of, be a sign of, indicate, herald

6‘his style is marked by simplicity and concision’

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characterize, distinguish, identify, typify, brand, signalize, stamp

7‘an examiner may have hundreds of papers to mark’

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assess, evaluate, appraise, correct

North American grade

8‘it'll cause trouble, you mark my words!’

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take heed of, pay heed to, heed, listen to, take note of, take notice of, pay attention to, attend to, note, mind, bear in mind, give thought to, give a thought to, take into consideration, take to heart

archaic regard


Phrases

    make one's mark

      ‘he has made his mark in the financial world’

      SYNONYMS

      be successful, distinguish oneself, succeed, gain success, be a success, prosper, get ahead, get on, make good, achieve recognition, attain distinction

      informal

      make it, make the grade, find a place in the sun

    quick off the mark

      SYNONYMS

      alert, quick, quick-witted, bright, clever, perceptive, sharp, sharp-witted, observant, wide awake

      informal

      on the ball, on one's toes, quick on the uptake

      ANTONYMS

      slow-witted, dozy

    up to the mark

      ‘the team's training is not up to the mark’

      SYNONYMS

      good enough, up to scratch, up to standard, up to par, satisfactory, acceptable, adequate, passable, sufficient, competent, all right

      informal

      OK, up to snuff

      ANTONYMS

      below standard, unacceptable

    wide of the mark

      1‘his answer was wide of the mark’

      SYNONYMS

      inaccurate, incorrect, wrong, erroneous, inexact, off-target, off-beam, out, fallacious, mistaken, misguided, misinformed

      archaic

      abroad

      ANTONYMS

      spot on

      2‘the observations were wide of the mark’

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      irrelevant, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, immaterial, not to the point, beside the point, off the subject, extraneous, neither here nor there

      ANTONYMS

      to the point

    mark something down

      1‘prices have been marked down for quick sale’

      SYNONYMS

      reduce, decrease, lower, cut, put down, take down, discount

      informal

      slash

      ANTONYMS

      increase

      2‘some shops have marked the trainers down’

      SYNONYMS

      lower the price of, make cheaper, sell at a giveaway price, put in a sale

      informal

      knock down

      ANTONYMS

      mark something up

    mark someone out

      1‘his honesty marked him out from the rest of them’

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      set apart, separate, single out, differentiate, distinguish

      2‘she is marked out for fame’

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      destine, ordain, predestine, preordain

    mark something out

      ‘the pitch had already been marked out’

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      delineate, outline, delimit, demarcate, measure out, mark the boundaries of, mark the limits of, mark off, define, describe, stake out

    mark something up

      1‘they marked up the price by 66 per cent’

      SYNONYMS

      increase, raise, up, put up, hike, hike up, escalate

      informal

      jack up

      ANTONYMS

      mark something down

      2‘editors marked up the text in pencil’

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      annotate, correct, label