Synonyms of prime in English

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prime1


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adjective

1‘his prime reason for going to America’

SYNONYMS
main, chief, key, primary, central, principal, foremost, first, most important, paramount, major, dominant, supreme, overriding, cardinal, pre-eminent, ultimate
informal number-one
ANTONYMS

secondary, subordinate

2‘deforestation is the prime cause of flooding’

SYNONYMS
fundamental, basic, essential, elemental, primary, vital, central
ANTONYMS

secondary

3‘extensive areas of prime agricultural land’

SYNONYMS
top-quality, highest quality, top, top-tier, best, first-class, first-rate, high-grade, grade A, superior, supreme, flawless, choice, select, finest, superlative, peak, optimal, model
excellent, marvellous, magnificent, superb, fine, wonderful, exceptional, formidable
British top of the range
US top of the line
informal tip-top, A1, stellar, top-notch
ANTONYMS

inferior

4‘the NHS remains the prime example of a public health service’

SYNONYMS
archetypal, prototypical, typical, classic, ideal, excellent, standard, stock, conventional, characteristic, quintessential

noun

1‘he was, in his prime, the most famous man in the world’

SYNONYMS
heyday, best days, best years, day, time, prime of one's life, maturity
youth, springtime, salad days, bloom, flowering, full flowering, perfection
peak, pinnacle, height, high point, high spot, zenith, ascendancy

Synonyms of prime in English

: prime1prime2

prime2


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verb

1‘he grabbed a gun from a nearby rack and primed it’

SYNONYMS
prepare, load, set up, ready, make ready, get ready, equip, gear up

2‘Mischa knew what to say, as Lucy had primed him carefully’

SYNONYMS
brief, give information to, fill in, prepare, supply with facts, put in the picture, inform, advise, notify, tell, instruct, coach, drill
informal clue in, give someone the low-down
British informal gen up