What Word Completes the Analogy?

(What is an analogy?)

PIN : FASTEN :: hoist : lift

  1. hoist
  2. drop
  3. fly

The best answer is hoist. The relationship between the first pair of words, pin and fasten, is that of synonyms—words that have similar meanings. Therefore, the second pair of words must also be synonyms. Hoist is a synonym for lift.

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