Synonyms of principle in English:

principle


See definition of principle

noun

1‘the most elementary principles of physics’

SYNONYMS
truth, proposition, concept, idea, theory, postulate
assumption, basis, fundamental, essence, essential
philosophy

2‘they stuck to the principle of laissez-faire’

SYNONYMS
doctrine, belief, creed, credo, attitude, rule, golden rule, guideline, formula, standard, criterion, tenet, truism, code, ethic, maxim, motto, axiom, aphorism, notion, dictum, dogma, canon, law

3‘a woman of principle’

SYNONYMS
morals, morality, moral standards, moral values, ethics, code of ethics, beliefs, credo, ideals, standards, integrity, uprightness, high-mindedness, righteousness, virtue, probity, rectitude, sense of honour, honour, decency, conscience, sense of duty, scruples

Phrases

    in principle

    1‘there is no reason, in principle, why we couldn't work together’


    SYNONYMS
    in theory, theoretically, on paper, in an ideal world
    en principe

    2‘he has accepted the idea in principle’


    SYNONYMS
    in general, on balance, generally, in essence, by and large, on the whole, all in all, in the main, all things considered, taking everything into consideration