Desynonymize De`syn*on"y*mize, v. t. To deprive of synonymous character; to discriminate in use; -- applied to words which have been employed as synonyms. --Coleridge. Trench. [1913 Webster]

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  • desynonymize — de·synonymize …   English syllables

  • desynonymize — “+ transitive verb Etymology: de + synonymize : to deprive of synonymous character : differentiate meanings of (words often used as close synonyms or as interchangeable, as semantics and semasiology) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Despecificate — De spe*cif i*cate, v. t. [Pref. de (intens.) + specificate.] To discriminate; to separate according to specific signification or qualities; to specificate; to desynonymize. [R.] [1913 Webster] Inaptitude and ineptitude have been usefully… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Differentiate — Dif fer*en ti*ate, v. t. 1. To distinguish or mark by a specific difference; to effect a difference in, as regards classification; to develop differential characteristics in; to specialize; to desynonymize. [1913 Webster] The word then was… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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