Synonyms of case in English

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noun

1‘this moral panic is a classic case of overreaction’

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instance, occurrence, occasion, manifestation, demonstration, exhibition, exposition, expression
example, illustration, specimen, sample, exemplification, type, prototype

2the case‘he told me that if that was the case I would have to find somebody else’

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the situation, the position, the picture, the state of affairs, the state of play, the lie of the land
plight, predicament
event, contingency
circumstances, conditions, facts
how things stand, what's going on
informal kettle of fish, ball game, score, story, set-up

3‘officers on the case are unable to find a motive’

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investigation, inquiry, examination, exploration, probe, search, scrutiny, scrutinization, study, inspection, inquest, reconnoitring, sounding
incident, event, happening, occurrence, episode, proceeding, matter, affair, set of circumstances

4‘urgent cases were turned away from the hospital’

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patient, sick person, invalid, sufferer, victim
client

5‘he lost his case and was ordered to pay £1.5 million in damages’

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lawsuit, action, legal action, suit, suit at law, cause, legal cause, trial, proceedings, legal proceeding, legal proceedings, judicial proceedings, litigation, legal process, legal dispute, indictment

6‘this book makes a strong case for new research methods’

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argument, contention, reasoning, logic, defence, justification, vindication, apology, polemic
statement, postulation, explanation, exposition, thesis, presentation, proclamation, expounding, claim
plea, appeal, petition

7‘the genitive case’

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inflection, form, ending
morphology
semantic relationship

Synonyms of case in English

: case1case2

case2


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noun

1‘a monogrammed cigarette case’

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container, box, canister, cassette, cartridge, receptacle, holder, vessel, repository
dated etui

2‘a seed case’

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casing, covering, sheath, sheathing, wrapper, wrapping, cover, envelope, sleeve, housing, jacket, capsule, folder
technical integument

3‘she hastily threw some clothes into a case’

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suitcase, bag, travelling bag, travel bag, valise, grip, holdall, portmanteau
piece of luggage, item of baggage
briefcase, attaché case, Gladstone bag
trunk, chest
luggage, baggage

4‘a case of wine’

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crate, box, pack, bin, coffer, casket, chest, basket, hamper

5‘his art collection sparkled in a glass display case’

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cabinet, cupboard, chiffonier, bureau, sideboard

verb

1‘the Lee–Enfield rifle is cased in wood from butt to muzzle’

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cover, surround, coat, encase, sheathe, wrap, envelop

2‘he went from room to room like a thief casing the joint’

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reconnoitre, inspect, investigate, examine, scrutinize, survey, scout, explore, make an observation of, take stock of
informal recce, make a recce of, check out