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Synonyms of check

Noun


1. check, bank check, cheque, draft, bill of exchange, order of payment

usage: a written order directing a bank to pay money; "he paid all his bills by check"

2. assay, check, appraisal, assessment

usage: an appraisal of the state of affairs; "they made an assay of the contents"; "a check on its dependability under stress"

3. check, chit, tab, bill, account, invoice

usage: the bill in a restaurant; "he asked the waiter for the check"

4. arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage, inaction, inactivity, inactiveness

usage: the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"

5. confirmation, verification, check, substantiation, proof, cogent evidence

usage: additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; "fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory"

6. check, checkout, check-out procedure, inspection, review

usage: the act of inspecting or verifying; "they made a check of their equipment"; "the pilot ran through the check-out procedure"

7. check mark, check, tick, mark

usage: a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; "as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"

8. hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap, difficulty

usage: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

9. check, chip, blemish, defect, mar

usage: a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something

10. check, weave

usage: a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); "she wore a skirt with checks"

11. bridle, check, curb, restraint

usage: the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; "his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper"

12. check, obstruction

usage: obstructing an opponent in ice hockey

13. check, chess move

usage: (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king

Verb


1. check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into, analyze, analyse, study, examine, canvass, canvas

usage: examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine"

2. check, examine, see

usage: make an examination or investigation; "check into the rumor"; "check the time of the class"

3. see, check, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure, verify

usage: be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"

4. control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate, restrain, keep, keep back, hold back

usage: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"

5. check, stop, halt

usage: stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; "She checked for an instant and missed a step"

6. check, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tick, verify

usage: put a check mark on or near or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units"

7. check, retard, delay, change, alter, modify

usage: slow the growth or development of; "The brain damage will retard the child's language development"

8. check, check out

usage: be verified or confirmed; pass inspection; "These stories don't check!"

9. match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree, equal, be

usage: be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"

10. check, obstruct, blockade, block, hinder, stymie, stymy, embarrass

usage: block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey

11. discipline, train, check, condition, develop, make grow

usage: develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control; "Parents must discipline their children"; "Is this dog trained?"

12. check, consign, charge

usage: consign for shipment on a vehicle; "check your luggage before boarding"

13. check, consign, charge

usage: hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; "Check your coat at the door"

14. check, stop, halt

usage: abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey

15. check, stop, halt

usage: stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; "The dog checked"

16. check, checker, chequer, draw

usage: mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on

17. check, move, go

usage: decline to initiate betting

18. check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back, defend

usage: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"

19. check, attack, aggress

usage: place into check; "He checked my kings"

20. check, write out, issue, make out, cut

usage: write out a check on a bank account

21. determine, check, find out, see, ascertain, watch, learn

usage: find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; "I want to see whether she speaks French"; "See whether it works"; "find out if he speaks Russian"; "Check whether the train leaves on time"

22. check, verify

usage: verify by consulting a source or authority; "check the spelling of this word"; "check your facts"

23. check, stop

usage: arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; "He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve"

24. check, chink, crack

usage: make cracks or chinks in; "The heat checked the paint"

25. crack, check, break, change

usage: become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"

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