Synonyms of process


1. procedure, process, activity

usage: a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"

2. process, cognitive process, mental process, operation, cognitive operation, cognition, knowledge, noesis

usage: (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents; "the process of thinking"; "the cognitive operation of remembering"

3. summons, process, writ, judicial writ

usage: a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant

4. process, unconscious process, cognition, knowledge, noesis

usage: a mental process that you are not directly aware of; "the process of denial"

5. process, outgrowth, appendage, body part

usage: a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"

6. process, physical process, physical entity

usage: a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"


1. process, treat, affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch

usage: subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"

2. process, manage, deal, care, handle

usage: deal with in a routine way; "I'll handle that one"; "process a loan"; "process the applicants"

3. process, calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure

usage: perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information; "The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech"

4. action, sue, litigate, process, challenge

usage: institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination"

5. march, process, walk

usage: march in a procession; "They processed into the dining room"

6. work, work on, process, transform, transmute, transubstantiate

usage: shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"

7. serve, process, swear out, deliver

usage: deliver a warrant or summons to someone; "He was processed by the sheriff"

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Definition and meaning of process (Dictionary)