Synonyms of part in English:


See definition of part


1‘the last part of the cake’


bit, slice, chunk, lump, hunk, wedge, fragment, scrap, segment, piece

portion, share, proportion, percentage, fraction, division, section


whole, entirety

2‘some car parts are now assembled by people working at home’


component, bit, constituent, element, unit, module, ingredient

3‘some of pigs' body parts are very much like ours’


organ, limb, member, biological structure

4‘this chapter links the second and third parts of the book’


section, division, component, volume, chapter, passage, act, scene, episode, instalment

5‘her parents lived in another part of the country’


district, neighbourhood, quarter, section, area, region, sector, zone, belt, territory, locality

informal neck of the woods

6‘one of the boy actors played the part of Juliet’


role, theatrical role, character, persona, representation, portrayal, depiction

7‘I don't care how long he's had to learn the part’


lines, words, script, dialogue, speech, libretto, book, lyrics, score

8‘he was jailed for his part in the affair’


involvement, role, function, hand, job, task, work, responsibility, capacity, post, position, office, participation, bit, contribution, concern, province


1‘the curtains parted and the show began’


separate, divide, divide in two, split, split in two, break up

move apart

rare disjoin



2‘if we part like this I may never see him again’


leave, take one's leave, say adieu, say farewell, say goodbye, say one's goodbyes, make one's farewells, say one's farewells, separate, break up, go one's ways, go one's separate ways, take oneself off, set off, be on one's way, go, go away, get going, depart, be off

informal split, push off, hit the road, skedaddle, scram, shove off


arrive, meet


1‘a part payment is refundable’


incomplete, partial, half, semi-, demi-, near, moderate, limited, slight, inadequate, insufficient, unfinished




1‘the engine components can be supplied part finished’


to a certain degree, to a certain extent, to a limited degree, to a limited extent, to some degree, to some extent, partly, partially, in part, half, in some measure, relatively, comparatively, moderately, a little, somewhat

not totally, not wholly, not entirely, not fully, incompletely, nearly, very nearly, almost, just about, all but

slightly, barely, scarcely, fractionally, inadequately, insufficiently, not nearly




    for the most part

      ‘the path for the most part sticks to the coast’


      mostly, mainly, in the main, on the whole, largely, by and large, to a large extent, to a great degree, predominantly, chiefly, principally, basically, substantially, overall, in general, effectively, to all intents and purposes, especially, primarily, generally, usually, typically, commonly, as a rule, altogether, all in all, on balance, on average

    in part

      ‘inflation is caused in part by indirect tax increases’


      to a certain degree, to a certain extent, to a limited degree, to a limited extent, to some degree, to some extent, partly, partially, half, in some measure, relatively, comparatively, moderately, a little, somewhat

      not totally, not wholly, not entirely, not fully, incompletely

      slightly, fractionally





    on the part of

      ‘there is increased interest in these coins on the part of collectors’


      by, made by, done by, carried out by, caused by, from, in, of

      for which someone is responsible

    in good part

      ‘luckily the police took the joke in good part’


      good-naturedly, good-humouredly, without offence, amicably, favourably, with forbearance, patiently, tolerantly, indulgently, cheerfully, well

      not be offended by, not take offence at, not be upset by, not be bothered by, not disapprove of, not resent, not mind, take kindly to

    take part

      ‘anyone interested is welcome to take part’


      participate, join in, get involved, enter, go in for something, throw oneself into something, share in something, play a part, play a role, be a participant, partake, contribute, be associated, associate oneself, have a hand, have something to do with something, be party to something, be a party to something, cooperate, help, assist, lend a hand


      get in on the act, pitch in

    take part in

      ‘the cadets are obliged to take part in adventurous training’


      participate in, engage in, enter into, join in, get involved in, go in for, throw oneself into, share in, play a part in, play a role in, be a participant in, partake in, contribute to, be associated with, associate oneself with, have a hand in, have something to do with, be party to, be a party to

      Variant spelling take part
    take someone's part

      ‘an attack would drive Count William to take his son's part’


      support, give one's support to, take the side of, side with, be on the side of, stand by, stand up for, stick up for, be supportive of, encourage, back, back up, give one's backing to, uphold, be loyal to, defend, come to the defence of, champion, ally with, ally oneself with, associate oneself with, favour, abet, aid and abet


      turn against

      Variant spelling take the part of
    part company with

      ‘here we will again part company with the consensus’


      disagree with, fail to agree with, express disagreement with, be at odds with, be at variance with, argue with, take issue with

      decline to support, refuse to support, not ratify, protest against, object to, dispute, challenge, quibble over

      Variant spelling part company
    part with

      ‘she had no wish to part with any of her land’


      give up, relinquish, forgo, surrender, hand over, deliver up, let go of, renounce, give away, dispose of, discard, abandon, sacrifice, yield, cede



      Variant spelling part