Synonyms of check in English:

check


See definition of check

verb

1‘troops set up a road block and checked all vehicles’

SYNONYMS
examine, inspect, look at, look over, scrutinize, scan, survey
study, investigate, research, probe, dissect, explore, look into, inquire into, go into, go over with a fine-tooth comb
check out, test, monitor, review
informal give something a once-over, give something the once-over, give something a look-see, give something a going-over

2‘he checked that the gun was cocked’

SYNONYMS
make sure, confirm, verify, corroborate, validate, substantiate

3‘two successive defeats checked their progress’

SYNONYMS
halt, stop, arrest, bring to a standstill, cut short
bar, obstruct, hamper, impede, inhibit, frustrate, foil, thwart, stand in the way of, prevent, curb, block, stall, hold up, interfere with, retard, delay, slow down, brake, put a brake on
stem, staunch
archaic stay

4‘her tears could not be checked’

SYNONYMS
suppress, repress, restrain, contain, control, curb, rein in, bridle, smother, muffle, stifle, keep in check, hold back, swallow, choke back, fight back, bite back, bottle up
informal nip in the bud, keep a lid on
ANTONYMS

release


noun

1‘they did an official check of the records’

SYNONYMS
examination, inspection, scrutiny, scrutinization, check-up, perusal, study, investigation, probe, dissection, analysis, assessment, inquiry
test, trial, assay, monitoring
informal once-over, going-over, look-see
rare anatomization

2‘a permanent check on the abuse of authority’

SYNONYMS
control, restraint, constraint, break, bridle, curb, deterrent, hindrance, impediment, obstruction, inhibition, limitation

3‘the waitress arrived with the check’

SYNONYMS
bill, account, invoice, statement, list of charges, tally
amount due
informal the damage
North American informal tab
British informal, dated shot
archaic reckoning, score

Phrases

    check out

    ‘she checked out of the hotel without saying goodbye’


    SYNONYMS

    leave, vacate, depart from, exit from, take one's leave from

    pay the bill, pay up, settle up

    check something out

    1‘the police have checked out dozens of leads’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    investigate, look into, inquire into, probe, research, sound out, examine, go over, go through, vet

    assess, weigh up, analyse, evaluate

    follow up

    informal

    suss out, recce, give something a once-over, give something the once-over, give something a going-over

    North American informal

    scope out

    rare

    anatomize

    2‘she checked herself out in the mirror’


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    look at, observe, survey, gaze at, regard, inspect, contemplate

    take note of

    informal

    have a gander at, have a squint at, get a load of

    British informal

    take a dekko at, have a butcher's at, take a shufti at, clock

    North American informal

    eyeball

    check in

    ‘at the airport they check in at a special desk’


    SYNONYMS

    report, report one's arrival, record one's arrival, book oneself in, book in, enrol, register

    keep something in check

    ‘I strive to keep my temper in check’


    SYNONYMS

    curb, restrain, hold back, keep under control, keep a tight rein on, bridle, rein in, rein back

    control, govern, master, repress, suppress, subdue, stifle, smother, tone down

    informal

    keep a lid on, nip in the bud