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Example of Synonyms

A synonym is a word having a similar or identical meaning to another. Synonyms are used in literature to reduce repetition, and in some cases to extend meanings. A synonym can also be created in the use of context, often for sarcastic reasons,to use meanings of words in contrasting contexts. Where a selective use of words is involved, synonyms can be highly effective.

Examples of Synonyms:

Common usage: Bright is a synonym for intense, referring to light.
Literary usage: The name has become synonymous with artistic integrity.
Sarcastic usage: Politician is a synonym for intelligence.
Extended meaning: Is effective a synonym for 'efficient'?