Synonyms of prime in English

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prime1


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adjective

1‘his prime reason for going to America’

SYNONYMS

main, chief, key, primary, central, principal, foremost, first, most important, paramount, major, dominant, supreme, overriding, cardinal, pre-eminent, ultimate

informal number-one

ANTONYMS

secondary, subordinate

2‘deforestation is the prime cause of flooding’

SYNONYMS

fundamental, basic, essential, elemental, primary, vital, central

ANTONYMS

secondary

3‘extensive areas of prime agricultural land’

SYNONYMS

top-quality, highest quality, top, top-tier, best, first-class, first-rate, high-grade, grade A, superior, supreme, flawless, choice, select, finest, superlative, peak, optimal, model

excellent, marvellous, magnificent, superb, fine, wonderful, exceptional, formidable

British top of the range

US top of the line

informal tip-top, A1, stellar, top-notch

ANTONYMS

inferior

4‘the NHS remains the prime example of a public health service’

SYNONYMS

archetypal, prototypical, typical, classic, ideal, excellent, standard, stock, conventional, characteristic, quintessential


noun

1‘he was, in his prime, the most famous man in the world’

SYNONYMS

heyday, best days, best years, day, time, prime of one's life, maturity

youth, springtime, salad days, bloom, flowering, full flowering, perfection

peak, pinnacle, height, high point, high spot, zenith, ascendancy


Synonyms of prime in English

: prime1prime2

prime2


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verb

1‘he grabbed a gun from a nearby rack and primed it’

SYNONYMS

prepare, load, set up, ready, make ready, get ready, equip, gear up

2‘Mischa knew what to say, as Lucy had primed him carefully’

SYNONYMS

brief, give information to, fill in, prepare, supply with facts, put in the picture, inform, advise, notify, tell, instruct, coach, drill

informal clue in, give someone the low-down

British informal gen up