8 resources for finding the perfect word

If you’re searching for a specific term or looking to get out of a repetitive rut, these tools can help.

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I often found myself correcting his writing and replacing “secure” with alternatives such as “obtain,” “get,” “acquire” and “find,” but he was set on the word “secure” and would often change it back.

The importance of varying our words to keep readers interested cannot be overstated.

However, it’s no easy task. How many times have you sat at the computer, grasping for that perfect word?

Here are resources to help you find the term you seek. Using them will make you feel like a kid in a candy store tyke in a confectionery:

1. Collins English Thesaurus

This online thesaurus has more than 1 million synonyms and antonyms, along with quotations and translations to other languages.

2. Idioms at The Free Dictionary

Enter a word, and you’ll get a list of common phrases in which the word appears. This tool can help you write headlines or develop a play on words.

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