Synonyms of by in English:

by


See definition of by

preposition

1‘he was arrested by the police’

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through the agency of, by means of, under the aegis of, using, utilizing, employing, with the help of, with the aid of, as a result of, because of, by dint of, by way of, by virtue of, via, through

2‘please be there by midday’

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no later than, in good time for, at, before

3‘the house by the lake’

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next to, beside, next door to, alongside, at the side of, by the side of, abreast of, adjacent to, cheek by jowl with, side by side with
near, close to, hard by, nearest to, neighbouring, adjoining, abutting, bordering, overlooking
connected to, connecting with, contiguous with, attached to

4‘go by the building’

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past, in front of, beyond

5‘anything you do is all right by me’

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according to, with, as far as … is concerned, concerning

adverb

1‘people hurried by’

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past, on, along, beyond

Phrases

    by all means

    ‘take your grandmother to see it by all means but she might not thank you for it!’


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    North American informal


    by and large

    ‘by and large, all of the chapters follow the same format’


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    ‘the children, by and large, treated him well’


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    by and by

    ‘by and by you will learn the ropes’


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