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Synonyms and antonyms for would-be

1. be (v.)

have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

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2. be (v.)

be identical to; be someone or something

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3. be (v.)

happen, occur, take place; this was during the visit to my parents' house"

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6. be (v.)

be identical or equivalent to

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8. be (v.)

work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function

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9. be (v.)

represent, as of a character on stage

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10. would-be (adj.)

unfulfilled or frustrated in realizing an ambition

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