Synonyms of open in English:

open


See definition of open

adjective

1‘the door's open’

SYNONYMS

not shut, not closed, unlocked, unbolted, unlatched, off the latch, unfastened, unbarred, unsecured

ajar, wide open, agape, gaping, yawning

ANTONYMS

shut, closed

2‘a blue silk shirt, open at the neck’

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unfastened, not done up, undone, unbuttoned, unzipped, loose

unbuckled, untied, unlaced

3‘the council used several tonnes of grit in a bid to keep the main roads open’

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clear, passable, navigable, unblocked, free from obstructions, unobstructed

snow-free, ice-free

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blocked

4‘an eighteenth-century farmhouse with lovely views over open countryside’

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unenclosed, rolling, sweeping, extensive, wide, wide open, broad, unfenced, exposed, unsheltered

spacious, airy, uncrowded, uncluttered

undeveloped, unbuilt-up

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enclosed, built-up, developed

5‘a map of the area was open beside him’

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spread out, unfolded, unfurled, unrolled, straightened out

extended, stretched out

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closed, put away

6‘the shop is open daily’

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open for business, open to the public

ANTONYMS

shut, closed

7‘I could keep the position open for a week or two, to give you time to think’

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available, vacant, free, unfilled, unoccupied

informal on hold, up for grabs

8‘he criticized the system for being open to abuse’

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at risk of, vulnerable, subject, susceptible, allowing of, permitting, liable, an easy target for, exposed, at the mercy of

ANTONYMS

immune

9‘she was quite open about her feelings’

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frank, candid, honest, forthright, direct, unreserved, blunt, plain-spoken, outspoken, free-spoken, downright, not afraid to call a spade a spade

straightforward, genuine, natural, ingenuous, innocent, artless, transparent, guileless, simple

communicative, forthcoming, uninhibited

informal upfront

archaic round

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secretive, deep, devious

10‘they eyed one another with open hostility’

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overt, obvious, patent, manifest, palpable, conspicuous, plain, undisguised, unconcealed, unhidden, clear, noticeable, visible, apparent, evident

blatant, flagrant, barefaced, brazen

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concealed

11‘the case is still open’

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unresolved, not yet settled, yet to be settled, undecided, unsettled, up in the air

open to debate, open for discussion, arguable, debatable, moot

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decided, concluded

12‘I'm keeping an open mind on the subject’

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impartial, unbiased, unprejudiced, objective, disinterested, uncommitted, non-partisan, non-discriminatory, neutral, dispassionate, detached

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biased

13‘I'm always open to suggestions’

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receptive, amenable, disposed to listen, ready to listen, willing to listen, responsive

14‘what other options are open to us?’

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available, accessible, on hand, obtainable, on offer

15‘they are required by law to hold an open meeting’

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public, general, unrestricted, non-exclusive, accessible to everyone, non-restrictive

ANTONYMS

private


verb

1‘she opened the front door’

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unfasten, unlatch, unlock, unbolt, unbar

throw wide

ANTONYMS

close, shut

2‘when Katherine opened the parcel, she found a copy of ‘Daisy Miller’’

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unwrap, undo, untie, unseal

3‘shall I open another bottle?’

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uncork, broach, crack, crack open

4‘Adam opened the Ordnance Survey map’

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spread out, unfold, unfurl, unroll, straighten out

extend, stretch out

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close, fold up

5‘a statement in which he opened his heart as never before’

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reveal, uncover, expose, lay bare, bare, pour out, exhibit, show, disclose, divulge

6‘we're hoping to open next month’

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start trading, open for business, be ready for customers, be ready for visitors, admit customers, begin business, set up shop, put up one's plate

North American informal hang out one's shingle

7‘Sir Bryan opened the meeting by welcoming the Commissioner’

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begin, start, initiate, set in motion, launch, get going, get under way, get the ball rolling, set the ball rolling, start the ball rolling, get off the ground

inaugurate

informal kick off, get the show on the road

formal commence

ANTONYMS

end, finish

8‘the lounge opens on to a terrace’

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give access, give on to, lead, be connected, communicate with

command a view of, face, overlook