Synonyms of form in English:

form


See definition of form

noun

1‘the general form of the landscape was well established before the glaciations’

SYNONYMS
shape, configuration, formation, conformation, structure, construction, arrangement, disposition, appearance, outward appearance, outward form, exterior
contours, lines, outline, silhouette, profile
design, format
cut, pattern, mould

2‘the human form’

SYNONYMS
body, shape, figure, silhouette, proportions, stature, build, frame, physique, anatomy
informal vital statistics, chassis, bod

3‘as a dramatist he was a perfectionist about the form of his work’

SYNONYMS
structure, arrangement, construction, framework, format, layout, design, organization, system, planning, order, orderliness, symmetry, proportion
ANTONYMS

content

4‘many of these diseases take the form of persistent infections’

SYNONYMS
manifestation, appearance, embodiment, incarnation, semblance, shape, guise, character, description, expression

5‘sponsorship is a form of advertising’

SYNONYMS
kind, sort, type, order, class, classification, category, variety, genre, brand, style
species, genus, family, generation, breed, strain, denomination
technical phylum

6‘put the mixture into a form’

SYNONYMS
mould, cast, shape, matrix, die, pattern

7‘Are fish knives passé? What is the correct form?’

SYNONYMS
etiquette, social practice, custom, usage, use, habit, wont, protocol, procedure, rules, convention, tradition, fashion, style, routine, ritual, pattern, regimen, policy, method, system, way, rule, formula, set formula
modus operandi
formal praxis

8‘they handed her a form to fill in’

SYNONYMS
questionnaire, document, coupon, tear-off slip, sheet of paper, paper
application, application form, entry form, report, return, record

9‘what form is your daughter in?’

SYNONYMS
class, year, school group, tutor group, set, stream, band
North American grade

10‘he has been working hard to get into top form for the Olympics’

SYNONYMS
fitness, physical fitness, condition, fettle, shape, trim, health, state of health
British informal nick

11‘he must have form—I'd swear he's been in prison’

SYNONYMS
a criminal record, a police record, previous convictions, a history of crime
informal previous

12‘people sat on forms by wooden tables’

SYNONYMS
bench, long seat, pew, settle, stall

verb

1‘the urns were formed from unbaked clay’

SYNONYMS
make, fashion, shape, model, mould, forge, found, cast, sculpt, hew, carve
construct, build, manufacture, fabricate, assemble, put together
create, produce, concoct, devise, contrive, frame

2‘he formed a plan to write about the period’

SYNONYMS
formulate, devise, conceive, work out, think up, prepare, make ready, get ready, work up, lay, draw up, put together, produce, fashion, concoct, construct, frame, forge, hatch, develop, organize
informal dream up

3‘they plan to form a new company’

SYNONYMS
set up, devise, establish, found, launch, float, create, bring into being, put in place, organize, institute, start, begin, get going, initiate, bring about, inaugurate, lay the foundations of
ANTONYMS

abolish, dissolve

4‘a mist was forming in the valley’

SYNONYMS
materialize, come into being, come into existence, crystallize, emerge, spring up, develop
take shape, appear, loom, show up, become visible, come into view, present itself, reveal itself, show itself
ANTONYMS

disappear

5‘the horse may form bad habits which are destructive to itself’

SYNONYMS
acquire, develop, get, pick up, contract, grow into, slip into, get into
ANTONYMS

avoid, get out of

6‘his men formed themselves into an arrowhead’

SYNONYMS
arrange, draw up, line up, assemble, organize, sort, order, range, array, dispose, marshal, deploy, gather, group, place, position, rank, grade

7‘they assume that the parts of society form an integrated whole’

SYNONYMS
comprise, make, make up, constitute, compose, add up to, account for, represent

8‘the city formed a natural meeting point for traders and adventurers’

SYNONYMS
constitute, serve as, act as, function as, perform the function of, do duty for, make, embody, compose, comprise

9‘natural objects are most important in forming the mind of the child’

SYNONYMS
develop, mould, shape, train, teach, instruct, educate, school, tutor, coach, groom, drill, discipline, prime, prepare, guide, direct, inform, verse, enlighten, inculcate, indoctrinate, edify, cultivate, improve, better, uplift, elevate

Phrases

    good form

    ‘it is not good form to leave visitors on their own’


    SYNONYMS

    good manners, manners, polite behaviour, correct behaviour, acceptable conduct, convention, etiquette, protocol

    informal

    the done thing

    ANTONYMS

    bad form