Synonyms of get in English:

get


See definition of get

verb

1‘I got the impression he didn't like me’

SYNONYMS
acquire, obtain, come by, come to have, come into possession of, receive, gain, earn, win, come into, come in for, take possession of, take receipt of, be given
buy, purchase, procure, possess oneself of, secure
gather, collect, pick up, appropriate, amass, build up, hook, net, land
achieve, attain
informal get one's hands on, get one's mitts on, get hold of, grab, bag, score, swing, nab, collar, cop
ANTONYMS

give

2‘I was glad to get your letter’

SYNONYMS
receive, be sent, be in receipt of, accept delivery of, be given
ANTONYMS

send

3‘your tea's getting cold’

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become, grow, turn, go, come to be, get to be
literary wax

4‘I'll get the children from school’

SYNONYMS
fetch, collect, go for, call for, pick up, bring, carry, deliver, convey, ferry, transport
escort, conduct, lead, usher
ANTONYMS

take, leave

5‘the chairman gets £650,000 a year’

SYNONYMS
earn, be paid, receive a salary of, take home, take home earnings of, bring in, make, receive, collect, clear, gross
informal pocket, bank, rake in, pull in, haul in, net, bag

6‘have the police got their man?’

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apprehend, catch, arrest, capture, seize, take
take prisoner, take captive, take into custody, detain, put in jail, throw in jail, put behind bars, imprison, incarcerate
informal collar, grab, nab, nail, run in, pinch, bust, pick up, pull in, haul in, do, feel someone's collar
British informal nick

7‘I got a taxi in the end’

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travel by, travel in, travel on, journey by, journey in, journey on
take, catch, use, make use of, utilize

8‘one winter she got flu’

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succumb to, develop, come down with, go down with, sicken for, fall victim to, be struck down with, be stricken with, be afflicted by, be afflicted with, be smitten by, be smitten with
become infected by, become infected with, catch, contract, become ill with, become sick with, fall ill with, fall sick with, be taken ill with, show symptoms of
British go down with
informal take ill with
North American informal take sick with

9‘I got a sharp pain in my right arm’

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experience, suffer, be afflicted with, undergo, sustain, feel, have

10‘I could get him on the radio and ask’

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contact, get in touch with, communicate with, make contact with, reach, be in communication with
phone, call, ring up, radio, speak to, talk to
British get on to
informal get hold of

11‘I didn't get what he said’

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hear, recognize, discern, distinguish, make out, pick out, perceive, follow, keep up with, take in

12‘sorry, I don't get the joke’

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understand, comprehend, grasp, see, take in, fathom, follow, puzzle out, work out, perceive, apprehend, get to the bottom of, unravel, decipher
informal get the drift of, catch on to, latch on to, make head or tail of, figure out, get the picture, get the message
British informal twig, suss out, suss

13‘we got there early’

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arrive, reach, come, make it, turn up, appear, put in an appearance, make an appearance, come on the scene, come up, approach, enter, present oneself, be along, come along, materialize
informal show up, show, roll in, roll up, blow in, show one's face

14‘we got her to go’

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persuade, induce, prevail on, influence, talk round
wheedle into, talk into, cajole into, inveigle into
win over, bring around, sway

15‘I'd like to get to meet him sometime’

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contrive, arrange, find a way, engineer a way, manage
succeed in, organize
informal work it, fix it
archaic compass

16‘I'll get supper if you wash up afterwards’

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prepare, get ready, cook, make, put together, assemble, muster, dish up, concoct
informal fix, rustle up
British informal knock up

17‘I'll get him for that’

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take revenge on, be revenged on, exact revenge on, wreak revenge on, get one's revenge on, avenge oneself on, take vengeance on, get even with, settle a score with, settle the score with, pay back, pay out, retaliate against, retaliate on, get back at, take reprisals against, exact retribution on, give someone their just deserts, give someone a dose of their own medicine, give someone a taste of their own medicine
give like for like, return like for like, give tit for tat, take an eye for an eye, take an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth
informal give someone their comeuppance
British informal get one's own back on

18‘He scratched his head. ‘You've got me there.’’

SYNONYMS
baffle, nonplus, perplex, puzzle, bewilder, mystify, bemuse, confuse, confound, disconcert, throw, set someone thinking
informal flummox, discombobulate, faze, stump, beat, fox, make someone scratch their head, floor, fog
archaic wilder, gravel, maze, cause to be at a stand, pose

19‘what gets me is how neurotic she is’

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annoy, irritate, exasperate, anger, irk, vex, inflame, put out, nettle, needle, provoke, incense, infuriate, madden, rub up the wrong way, try someone's patience, make someone's blood boil, ruffle someone's feathers, make someone's hackles rise, get someone's hackles up, rattle someone's cage
informal aggravate, peeve, miff, rile, get to, hack off, get someone's back up, get on someone's nerves, get up someone's nose, get under someone's skin, get someone's goat, give someone the hump, get someone's dander up, get in someone's hair, be a thorn in someone's flesh, drive mad, drive crazy, drive nuts, make someone see red
British informal wind up, nark, get across, get someone's wick
North American informal tee off, tick off, eat, burn up
vulgar slang piss off
British vulgar slang get on someone's tits

Phrases

    get about

    ‘he has to rely on a wheelchair to get about’


    SYNONYMS

    move about, move around, travel

    get something across

    ‘a photo will help to get the message across’


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    communicate, get over, put over, impart, convey, transmit, make understood, make clear, express

    get along

    1‘does he get along with his family?’


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    be friendly, be on friendly terms, be in harmony, be compatible, get on, feel a rapport

    agree, see eye to eye, concur, be in agreement, be in accord, be in sympathy

    be of the same mind, be of the same opinion, be of the same mind as, be of the same opinion as

    informal

    hit it off, be on the same wavelength, be on the same wavelength as

    2‘he was getting along well at school’


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    fare, manage, progress, advance, get on, do, cope, survive, muddle along, muddle through

    succeed, prosper, flourish

    informal

    get by, make out

    get ahead

    ‘people with ideas and the desire to get ahead’


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    prosper, flourish, thrive, do well, get on well

    succeed, be successful, make it, do all right for oneself, progress, make progress, make headway, advance, get on in the world, rise in the world, go up in the world, fly high, make one's mark, make good, become rich, strike gold, strike oil, be in clover

    informal

    go places, get somewhere, go great guns, make the big time

    get around

    1‘she certainly gets around’


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    travel, circulate, socialize, make the rounds

    2‘her hope was that by convincing her mother to allow her to go, she would thus get around her father’


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    cajole, persuade, wheedle, coax, manoeuvre, prevail on, win someone over, bring someone round, sway, beguile, blarney, flatter, seduce, lure, entice, charm, tempt, inveigle, induce, influence, woo

    talk into

    informal

    sweet-talk, soft-soap, butter up, twist someone's arm

    archaic

    blandish

    3‘we can get round these difficulties’


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    overcome, surmount, prevail over, triumph over, get the better of, master

    get over, circumvent, find an answer to, find the answer to, find a solution to, find the solution to

    sort out, take care of, resolve, solve, crack

    deal with, cope with

    informal

    lick

    get at

    1‘it's difficult to get at the timbers once you have insulated’


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    access, gain access to, get to, reach, touch

    2‘he had been got at by government officials’


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    corrupt, suborn, influence, bribe, buy off, pay off

    informal

    give someone a backhander, give someone a sweetener, grease someone's palm, fix, square

    British informal

    nobble

    3‘what are you getting at?’


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    informal

    imply, suggest, intimate, insinuate, hint, mean, intend, lead up to, drive at, allude to

    4‘I don't like being got at’


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    British informal

    criticize, pick on, find fault with, carp at, nag

    bully, victimize, attack, tyrannize, torment, persecute, punish repeatedly and unfairly, discriminate against

    informal

    have it in for, have a down on, be down on

    British informal

    be on at

    get away with

    ‘it's not our policy to let kidnappers get away with their crimes’


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    escape blame for, escape punishment for

    get back

    ‘they should get back at dawn’


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    return, come home, come back, arrive home, arrive back, come again

    ANTONYMS

    set out

    get something back

    ‘she got her gloves back from the lost property office’


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    retrieve, regain, regain possession of, win back, recover, take back, recoup, reclaim, repossess, recapture, retake, redeem

    find, find again, track down, trace

    claw back

    Law

    replevin, replevy

    ANTONYMS

    lose

    get away

    ‘the prisoners got away’


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    escape, run away, run off, get out, break out, break free, get free, break loose, make a break for it, bolt, flee, fly, take flight, make off, take off, decamp, abscond, take to one's heels, make a escape, make one's escape, make good one's escape, make a getaway, make one's getaway, beat a hasty retreat, show a clean pair of heels, run for it, make a run for it

    disappear, vanish, slip away, steal away, sneak away

    get out of someone's clutches

    informal

    do a bunk, do a moonlight flit, cut and run, skedaddle, skip, head for the hills, do a disappearing act, do a vanishing act, fly the coop, take French leave, scarper, vamoose, hightail it, leg it

    British informal

    do a runner, hook it

    North American informal

    take a powder, go on the lam

    get back to

    ‘please get back to me and let me know how things work out’


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    come back to

    answer, reply to, respond to, give a response to

    get back at

    ‘she made the story up to get back at the teacher for punishing her’


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    take revenge on, be revenged on, exact revenge on, wreak revenge on, get one's revenge on, avenge oneself on, take vengeance on, get even with, settle a score with, settle the score with, pay back, pay out, retaliate against, retaliate on, take reprisals against, exact retribution on, let someone see how it feels, give someone their just deserts, give someone a dose of their own medicine, give someone a taste of their own medicine, give as good as one gets

    give like for like, return like for like, give tit for tat, take an eye for an eye, take an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth

    informal

    get, give someone their comeuppance

    British informal

    get one's own back on

    ANTONYMS

    forgive

    get by

    ‘he had just enough money to get by’


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    manage, cope, survive, exist, subsist, muddle along, muddle through, scrape along, scrape by, scrape through, make ends meet, get on, get along, make do, barely have enough to live on, scarcely have enough to live on, keep the wolf from the door, keep one's head above water, scrimp, scrape a living

    informal

    make out

    get down to

    ‘he once again got down to work’


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    begin, start, make a start on, go about, set about, set to, get to work on, get going on, embark on, tackle, attack, address oneself to, buckle down to, undertake

    formal

    commence

    get someone down

    ‘sometimes I can laugh it off but inside it gets me down’


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    depress, make sad, sadden, make unhappy, cast down, make gloomy, make despondent, dispirit

    break someone's spirit, dampen someone's spirit, dash someone's hopes, dishearten, demoralize, discourage, daunt, crush, shake, desolate, weigh down, weigh heavily on, hang over, oppress

    upset, distress, grieve, haunt, harrow, cause suffering to, break someone's heart, make one's heart bleed, bring tears to one's eyes

    informal

    give someone the blues, make someone fed up, knock the stuffing out of, knock for six, knock sideways

    ANTONYMS

    cheer someone up

    get on

    1‘we got on the train at Kinshasa’


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    board, enter, go on board, go aboard, step aboard, climb on, mount, ascend, embark, catch

    informal

    hop on, jump on

    formal

    emplane, entrain, embus

    ANTONYMS

    get off

    2‘how are you getting on?’


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    fare, manage, progress, advance, get along, do, cope, survive, muddle along, muddle through

    succeed, prosper, flourish

    informal

    get by, make out

    3‘he just got on with his job’


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    continue, proceed, go ahead, carry on, go on, keep on, press on, push on, press ahead, persist, persevere

    keep at

    informal

    stick at, stick with, soldier on with

    ANTONYMS

    give up

    4‘my father and I don't get on’


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    be friendly, be on friendly terms, be in harmony, be compatible, get along, feel a rapport

    agree, see eye to eye, concur, be in agreement, be in accord, be in sympathy, sympathize, be united, be as one man, accord

    be of the same mind, be of the same opinion, be of the same mind as, be of the same opinion as

    informal

    hit it off, be on the same wavelength, be on the same wavelength as

    get off

    1‘Sally got off the bus outside her house’


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    alight, alight from, step off, climb off, dismount, dismount from, get down, get down from, descend, descend from, disembark, disembark from, leave, exit

    formal

    deplane, deplane from, detrain, detrain from, debus

    ANTONYMS

    get on

    2‘he was charged with fraud but got off’


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    informal

    escape punishment, be acquitted, be absolved, be cleared, be exonerated, be exculpated, be declared innocent, be found innocent, be vindicated

    get out

    1‘several prisoners had got out’


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    escape, break out, break free, get free, break loose, make a break for it, bolt, clear out, run away, run off, get away, flee, fly, take flight, make off, take off, decamp, abscond, take to one's heels, make a escape, make one's escape, make good one's escape, make a getaway, make one's getaway, beat a hasty retreat, show a clean pair of heels, run for it, make a run for it

    disappear, vanish, slip away, steal away, sneak away

    get out of someone's clutches

    informal

    bust, do a bunk, do a moonlight flit, cut and run, skedaddle, skip, head for the hills, do a disappearing act, do a vanishing act, fly the coop, take French leave, scarper, vamoose, hightail it, leg it

    British informal

    do a runner, hook it

    North American informal

    take a powder, go on the lam

    2‘the news has got out’


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    become known, become common knowledge, become apparent, come to light, emerge, transpire, materialize, prove to be the case

    come out, be discovered, be uncovered, be made public, be revealed, be divulged, be disclosed, be reported, be publicized, be released, leak out

    literary

    be noised about, be noised abroad

    get out of

    ‘he tried to get out of paying the survivors any compensation’


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    evade, dodge, shirk, slide out of, avoid, escape, sidestep

    informal

    duck, duck out of, wriggle out of, cop out of

    British informal

    skive off, funk

    North American informal

    cut

    Australian, New Zealand informal

    duck-shove

    archaic

    decline

    ANTONYMS

    agree to

    get over

    1‘I have only just got over flu’


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    recover from, recuperate from, get better after, pull through, shrug off, survive, come round from

    ANTONYMS

    sicken for

    2‘to get over this problem the architect angled the exit into the piazza slightly’


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    overcome, surmount, prevail over, triumph over, get the better of, master

    get round, circumvent, find an answer to, find the answer to, find a solution to, find the solution to

    sort out, take care of, resolve, solve, crack

    deal with, cope with

    informal

    lick

    get something over

    ‘that should get the point over to the manufacturers’


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    communicate, get across, put over, impart, convey, transmit, make understood, make clear, express

    get round

    1‘he got round his mother and she bought it for him’


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    cajole, persuade, wheedle, coax, manoeuvre, prevail on, win someone over, bring someone round, sway, beguile, blarney, flatter, seduce, lure, entice, charm, tempt, inveigle, induce, influence, woo

    talk into

    informal

    sweet-talk, soft-soap, butter up, twist someone's arm

    archaic

    blandish

    2‘we can get round these difficulties’


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    overcome, surmount, prevail over, triumph over, get the better of, master

    get over, circumvent, find an answer to, find the answer to, find a solution to, find the solution to

    sort out, take care of, resolve, solve, crack

    deal with, cope with

    informal

    lick

    get through

    1‘I managed to get through the audition and land the job’


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    pass, be successful in, succeed in, gain a pass in, come through, meet the requirements of, pass muster in

    informal

    come up to scratch in, come up to snuff in, sail through, scrape through

    ANTONYMS

    fail

    2‘how did we get through a pack of twelve so fast?’


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    consume, go through, use, exhaust, deplete, expend, spend, waste, fritter away, squander, dissipate

    3‘I never really got the chance to get through to her’


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    communicate with, get one's message across to, explain oneself to

    4‘I think the message got through’


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    register, make an impression, sink in, fall into place, penetrate, have an effect, dawn, strike home, be understood

    get to

    ‘what really got to me was the lack of respect’


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    informal

    irritate, annoy, anger, vex, irk, nettle, pique, exasperate, infuriate, get on someone's nerves, rub up the wrong way, get someone's back up, put someone's back up, ruffle someone's feathers, try someone's patience

    goad, provoke, bait, taunt, pester, harass, prick, prod, sting

    informal

    aggravate, rile, niggle, hassle, bug, miff, peeve, get under someone's skin, get up someone's nose, hack off

    British informal

    wind up, get at, nark, get across

    North American informal

    ride

    vulgar slang

    piss off

    rare

    exacerbate, hump, rasp

    get together

    1‘your job is to get together the best bunch of writers you can find’


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    collect, gather, assemble, bring together, call together, rally, muster, marshal, line up, congregate, convene, amass, scrape together

    formal

    convoke

    ANTONYMS

    disperse

    2‘we must get together soon’


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    meet, meet up, have a meeting, rendezvous, see each other, socialize

    get up

    ‘Rose used to get up very early’


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    get out of bed, rise, stir, rouse oneself, bestir oneself, get going

    informal

    surface, show signs of life

    formal

    arise

    ANTONYMS

    go to bed

    get someone up

    ‘he was got up in his finery’


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    informal

    dress, clothe, attire, garb, fit out, turn out, deck, deck out, trick out, trick up, costume, array, robe, accoutre

    informal

    doll up

    literary

    bedizen

    archaic

    apparel