Synonyms of object in English:


See US English definition of object

See UK English definition of object

See Spanish definition of objeto


1‘wooden objects’

thing, article, item, piece, device, gadget, entity, body
informal thingamajig, thingamabob, thingummy, whatsit, whatchamacallit, what-d'you-call-it, thingy
British informal doodah, doobry, gubbins
North American informal doodad, doohickey, doojigger
North American, South African informal dingus
Australian, New Zealand informal thingo

abstract idea, notion

2‘he became the object of fierce criticism’

target, butt, focus, recipient, victim

3‘the Institute was opened with the object of promoting scientific study’

purpose, objective, aim, goal, target, end, end in view, plan, object of the exercise
ambition, design, intent, intention, idea, point


1‘some teachers objected to the scheme’

protest, protest against, lodge a protest, lodge a protest against, express objections, raise objections, express objections to, raise objections to, express disapproval, express disapproval of, express disagreement, express disagreement with, oppose, be in opposition, be in opposition to, take exception, take exception to, take issue, take issue with, take a stand against, have a problem, have a problem with, argue, argue against, remonstrate, remonstrate against, make a fuss, make a fuss about, quarrel with, disapprove, disapprove of, condemn, draw the line, draw the line at, demur, mind, complain, complain about, moan, moan about, grumble, grumble about, grouse, grouse about, cavil, cavil at, quibble, quibble about
beg to differ
informal kick up a fuss, kick up a stink, kick up a fuss about, kick up a stink about, beef, beef about, gripe, gripe about
North American informal kvetch, kvetch about

approve, accept, acquiesce