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1‘a stage in the development’
phase, period, juncture, step, point, time, moment, instant, division, level
2‘the last stage of a race/journey’
part, section, portion, stretch, phase
leg, lap, circuit
3‘stand on a stage in the theatre’
platform, dais, stand, grandstand, staging, apron, rostrum, podium, soapbox, stump
pulpit, box, dock
4the stage‘she has written for the stage, television, and film’
drama, dramatics, dramatic art, show business, the play, the footlights
informal the boards, rep
5‘Britain is playing a leading role on the international stage’
context, frame, sphere, field, realm, forum, site, arena, background, backdrop
1‘they recently staged ‘The Magic Flute’ in a car factory’
put on, put before the public, present, produce, mount, direct
perform, act, render, give
2‘the Residents' Association staged a protest march’
organize, arrange, make arrangements for, coordinate, lay on, put together, fix up, get together
orchestrate, choreograph, be responsible for, be in charge of, direct, run, manage, stage-manage, conduct, administrate, administer, set up, mastermind, engineer
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