Synonyms of open in English:

open


See definition of open

adjective

1‘the door's open’

SYNONYMS
not shut, not closed, unlocked, unbolted, unlatched, off the latch, unfastened, unbarred, unsecured
ajar, wide open, agape, gaping, yawning
ANTONYMS

shut, closed

2‘a blue silk shirt, open at the neck’

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unfastened, not done up, undone, unbuttoned, unzipped, loose
unbuckled, untied, unlaced

3‘the council used several tonnes of grit in a bid to keep the main roads open’

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clear, passable, navigable, unblocked, free from obstructions, unobstructed
snow-free, ice-free
ANTONYMS

blocked

4‘an eighteenth-century farmhouse with lovely views over open countryside’

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unenclosed, rolling, sweeping, extensive, wide, wide open, broad, unfenced, exposed, unsheltered
spacious, airy, uncrowded, uncluttered
undeveloped, unbuilt-up
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enclosed, built-up, developed

5‘a map of the area was open beside him’

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spread out, unfolded, unfurled, unrolled, straightened out
extended, stretched out
ANTONYMS

closed, put away

6‘the shop is open daily’

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open for business, open to the public
ANTONYMS

shut, closed

7‘I could keep the position open for a week or two, to give you time to think’

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available, vacant, free, unfilled, unoccupied
informal on hold, up for grabs

8‘he criticized the system for being open to abuse’

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at risk of, vulnerable, subject, susceptible, allowing of, permitting, liable, an easy target for, exposed, at the mercy of
ANTONYMS

immune

9‘she was quite open about her feelings’

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frank, candid, honest, forthright, direct, unreserved, blunt, plain-spoken, outspoken, free-spoken, downright, not afraid to call a spade a spade
straightforward, genuine, natural, ingenuous, innocent, artless, transparent, guileless, simple
communicative, forthcoming, uninhibited
informal upfront
archaic round
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secretive, deep, devious

10‘they eyed one another with open hostility’

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overt, obvious, patent, manifest, palpable, conspicuous, plain, undisguised, unconcealed, unhidden, clear, noticeable, visible, apparent, evident
blatant, flagrant, barefaced, brazen
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concealed

11‘the case is still open’

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unresolved, not yet settled, yet to be settled, undecided, unsettled, up in the air
open to debate, open for discussion, arguable, debatable, moot
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decided, concluded

12‘I'm keeping an open mind on the subject’

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impartial, unbiased, unprejudiced, objective, disinterested, uncommitted, non-partisan, non-discriminatory, neutral, dispassionate, detached
ANTONYMS

biased

13‘I'm always open to suggestions’

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receptive, amenable, disposed to listen, ready to listen, willing to listen, responsive

14‘what other options are open to us?’

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available, accessible, on hand, obtainable, on offer

15‘they are required by law to hold an open meeting’

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public, general, unrestricted, non-exclusive, accessible to everyone, non-restrictive
ANTONYMS

private


verb

1‘she opened the front door’

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unfasten, unlatch, unlock, unbolt, unbar, unclick
throw wide
ANTONYMS

close, shut

2‘when Katherine opened the parcel, she found a copy of ‘Daisy Miller’’

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unwrap, undo, untie, unseal

3‘shall I open another bottle?’

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uncork, broach, crack, crack open

4‘Adam opened the Ordnance Survey map’

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spread out, unfold, unfurl, unroll, straighten out
extend, stretch out
ANTONYMS

close, fold up

5‘a statement in which he opened his heart as never before’

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reveal, uncover, expose, lay bare, bare, pour out, exhibit, show, disclose, divulge

6‘we're hoping to open next month’

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start trading, open for business, be ready for customers, be ready for visitors, admit customers, begin business, set up shop, put up one's plate
North American informal hang out one's shingle

7‘Sir Bryan opened the meeting by welcoming the Commissioner’

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begin, start, initiate, set in motion, launch, get going, get under way, get the ball rolling, set the ball rolling, start the ball rolling, get off the ground
inaugurate
informal kick off, get the show on the road
formal commence
ANTONYMS

end, finish

8‘the lounge opens on to a terrace’

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give access, give on to, lead, be connected, communicate with
command a view of, face, overlook