Synonyms of stroke in English:

stroke


See definition of stroke

noun

1‘the rebel Duke had suffered five strokes of the axe’

SYNONYMS

blow, hit, thump, thwack, punch, slap, smack, welt, cuff, box, knock, rap, buffet

informal wallop, clobber, clout, whack, bash, belt, sock, bop, biff, swipe, slug

archaic smite

2‘Anwar was playing cricket strokes’

SYNONYMS

shot, hit, strike

3‘Mick swam a couple of strokes’

SYNONYMS

movement, action, motion, move

4‘it was a stroke of genius by the Prime Minister’

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feat, accomplishment, achievement, attainment, coup, master stroke, stratagem

5‘the flat pencil can be used for broad strokes’

SYNONYMS

mark, line, slash, solidus, virgule

6‘the budget was full of bold strokes’

SYNONYMS

detail, touch, bit, point, item

7‘I counted the strokes of the church clock’

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peal, ring, knell, striking, ding-dong, boom

8‘he had recently suffered a small stroke’

SYNONYMS

thrombosis, embolism, cerebral vascular accident, CVA, cerebral haemorrhage, ictus, seizure

archaic apoplexy


verb

1‘she reached out and stroked the cat’

SYNONYMS

caress, fondle, pat, pet, touch, brush, rub, massage, knead, soothe

manipulate, finger, handle, feel, maul, tickle

informal paw