Synonyms of contract in English:

contract


See definition of contract

noun

1‘a legally binding contract’

SYNONYMS
agreement, commitment, arrangement, settlement, undertaking, understanding, compact, covenant, pact, bond
deal, bargain
treaty, concordat, convention, entente
account
indenture
rare engagement

verb

1‘glass, like other substances, contracts as it cools’

SYNONYMS
shrink, get smaller, become smaller
decrease, diminish, reduce, dwindle, decline, shrivel
ANTONYMS

expand, increase

2‘her stomach muscles contracted’

SYNONYMS
tighten, become tighter, make tighter, tense, flex, constrict, draw in, become narrower, make narrower, narrow
ANTONYMS

relax

3‘Mrs Thornton contracted her brow’

SYNONYMS
wrinkle, knit, crease, corrugate
purse, pucker

4‘the name ‘Jacquenard’ was soon contracted to ‘Jack’ in English’

SYNONYMS
shorten, abbreviate, cut, reduce, abridge, truncate
ANTONYMS

expand, lengthen

5‘the company contracted to purchase 390 acres of forest’

SYNONYMS
undertake, pledge, promise, covenant, commit oneself, engage
agree, enter into an agreement, reach an agreement, make a deal, negotiate a deal

6‘she contracted German measles’

SYNONYMS
develop, catch, get, pick up, come down with, become infected with, fall ill with, be taken ill with, be struck down with, be stricken with, succumb to
British go down with
informal take ill with
North American informal take sick with

7‘he contracted a debt of £3,300’

SYNONYMS
incur, become liable to pay, acquire, fall into
run up

Phrases

    contract something out

    ‘local authorities will have to contract out waste management’


    SYNONYMS
    subcontract, outsource, farm out, assign to others
    contract out

    ‘if you do not wish to be a member of the pension fund you must contract out’


    SYNONYMS
    opt out, leave, exclude oneself, withdraw, pull out, exit