Synonyms of mark in English:

mark


See definition of mark

noun

1‘a dirty mark on the tablecloth’

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blemish, streak, spot, fleck, dot, blot, stain, smear, trace, speck, speckle, blotch, smudge, smut, smirch, fingermark, fingerprint, impression, imprint
bruise, discoloration, scar, pit, pockmark, pock, scratch, dent, chip, notch, nick, line, score, cut, incision, gash
marking, blaze, stripe
birthmark
informal splotch, splodge
technical stigma

2‘a punctuation mark’

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symbol, sign, character
exclamation mark, question mark, quotation mark
diacritic, diacritical mark

3‘he signed his mark in the visitors' book’

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signature, autograph, cross, X, scribble, squiggle, initials, imprint

4‘books bearing the mark of a well-known bookseller’

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logo, seal, stamp, imprint, symbol, emblem, device, insignia, badge, brand, trademark, token, monogram, hallmark, logotype, watermark, label, tag, flag, motto

5‘unemployment had passed the three million mark’

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point, level, stage, degree

6‘the flag was lowered as a mark of respect’

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sign, token, symbol, indication, badge, emblem, symptom, feature, evidence, proof, clue, hint

7‘the war left its mark on him’

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impression, imprint, traces, vestiges, effect, impact, influence

8‘it is the mark of a civilized society to treat its elderly members well’

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characteristic, feature, trait, attribute, quality, hallmark, badge, stamp, property, peculiarity, indicator

9‘he got very good marks for maths and physics’

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grade, grading, rating, score, percentage
assessment, evaluation

10‘the bullet missed its mark’

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target, goal, aim, bullseye, objective, object, end, purpose, intent, intention

11‘his work hasn't been up to the mark’

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required standard, standard, norm, par, level, criterion, gauge, yardstick, rule, measure, scale

verb

1‘be careful not to mark the paintwork’

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discolour, stain, smear, smudge, streak, blotch, blot, blemish
dirty, smirch, damage, deface, disfigure, pockmark, pit, bruise, scrape, scratch, scar, dent, chip, nick, notch, score, cut, gash
informal splotch, splodge

2‘all her possessions were clearly marked’

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put one's name on, name, initial, put one's seal on, label, tag, hallmark, watermark, brand, stamp, earmark

3‘I've marked the relevant passages’

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indicate, label, flag, tab, tick, show the position of, show, identify, designate, delineate, denote

4‘the city held a festival to mark its 200th anniversary’

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celebrate, observe, recognize, acknowledge, keep, honour, solemnize, pay tribute to, salute, commemorate, remember, memorialize

5‘two great sea battles marked a new epoch in naval history’

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represent, signify, be an indication of, be a sign of, indicate, herald

6‘his style is marked by simplicity and concision’

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characterize, distinguish, identify, typify, brand, signalize, stamp

7‘an examiner may have hundreds of papers to mark’

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assess, evaluate, appraise, correct
North American grade

8‘it'll cause trouble, you mark my words!’

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take heed of, pay heed to, heed, listen to, take note of, take notice of, pay attention to, attend to, note, mind, bear in mind, give thought to, give a thought to, take into consideration, take to heart
archaic regard

Phrases

    make one's mark

    ‘he has made his mark in the financial world’


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    be successful, distinguish oneself, succeed, gain success, be a success, prosper, get ahead, get on, make good, achieve recognition, attain distinction

    informal

    make it, make the grade, find a place in the sun

    quick off the mark


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    alert, quick, quick-witted, bright, clever, perceptive, sharp, sharp-witted, observant, wide awake

    informal

    on the ball, on one's toes, quick on the uptake

    ANTONYMS

    slow-witted, dozy

    up to the mark

    ‘the team's training is not up to the mark’


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    good enough, up to scratch, up to standard, up to par, satisfactory, acceptable, adequate, passable, sufficient, competent, all right

    informal

    OK, up to snuff

    ANTONYMS

    below standard, unacceptable

    mark something down

    1‘prices have been marked down for quick sale’


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    reduce, decrease, lower, cut, put down, take down, discount

    informal

    slash

    ANTONYMS

    increase

    2‘some shops have marked the trainers down’


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    lower the price of, make cheaper, sell at a giveaway price, put in a sale

    informal

    knock down

    ANTONYMS

    mark something up

    mark something out

    ‘the pitch had already been marked out’


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    delineate, outline, delimit, demarcate, measure out, mark the boundaries of, mark the limits of, mark off, define, describe, stake out

    wide of the mark

    1‘his answer was wide of the mark’


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    inaccurate, incorrect, wrong, erroneous, inexact, off-target, off-beam, out, fallacious, mistaken, misguided, misinformed

    archaic

    abroad

    ANTONYMS

    spot on

    2‘the observations were wide of the mark’


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    irrelevant, inapplicable, inapposite, inappropriate, inapt, immaterial, not to the point, beside the point, off the subject, extraneous, neither here nor there

    ANTONYMS

    to the point

    mark someone out

    1‘his honesty marked him out from the rest of them’


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    set apart, separate, single out, differentiate, distinguish

    2‘she is marked out for fame’


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    destine, ordain, predestine, preordain

    mark something up

    1‘they marked up the price by 66 per cent’


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    increase, raise, up, put up, hike, hike up, escalate

    informal

    jack up

    ANTONYMS

    mark something down

    2‘editors marked up the text in pencil’


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    annotate, correct, label