Posted by: Jack Henry | November 7, 2014

Nifty Nuggets: Synonyms

Synonyms are words that have the same meaning as other words. As an organization, we should be consistent in our word use, so you should always consider standard word usage when picking a better word or picking a word to add variety to your writing. Find a synonym for words that are unclear, unprofessional, or that stimulate violent imagery.

For example, we advise against using the word execute to describe performing, implementing, or completing something. We also shy away from using the word impact instead of the word affect or the word hung instead of the word frozen. Execute, impact, and hung generate negative imagery we would rather not think about.

Jackie Solano | Technical Editor | Symitar®

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