Synonyms of function in English:

function


See US English definition of function

See UK English definition of function

See Spanish definition of función

noun

1‘the main function of the machine’

SYNONYMS
purpose, task, use, role
reason, basis, justification

2‘the committee's function is to arrange social activities’

SYNONYMS
responsibility, duty, concern, province, aim, activity, assignment, obligation, charge
task, chore, job, role, errand, mission, detail, undertaking, commission
capacity, post, situation, office, occupation, employment, business, operation
raison d'être
British line of country
informal thing, bag, pigeon

3‘casualties are a function of war’

SYNONYMS
consequence, result, outcome, ramification, corollary, concomitant
dated issue
ANTONYMS

cause

4‘he was obliged to attend political functions’

SYNONYMS
social event, party, occasion, social occasion, affair, gathering, reception, soirée, celebration, jamboree, gala
North American levee
informal do, bash, shindig, shindy, blowout
British informal rave-up, thrash, knees-up, jolly, beanfeast, bunfight, beano, lig

verb

1‘if we unplug a TV set, it ceases to function’

SYNONYMS
work, go, run, be in running order, be in working order, operate, perform, be in action, be operative
ANTONYMS

malfunction

2‘the museum intends to function asan educational and study centre’

SYNONYMS
serve, act, operate, perform, work, behave
do the job of, have the job of, play the role of, act the part of, perform the function of, do duty as, constitute, form