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1. active

noun. ['ˈæktɪv'] chemical agent capable of activity.

Synonyms

  • chemical agent

Antonyms

  • tired
  • spiritless

Etymology

  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • actif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Be Active

  • photorefractive
  • unattractive
  • retroactive
  • radioactive
  • refractive
  • hyperactive
  • proactive
  • overactive
  • interactive
  • attractive
  • reactive
  • inactive

2. active

adjective. ['ˈæktɪv'] tending to become more severe or wider in scope.

Antonyms

  • nonviolent

Etymology

  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • actif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. active

adjective. ['ˈæktɪv'] engaged in or ready for military or naval operations.

Synonyms

  • fighting
  • combat-ready

Antonyms

  • asleep
  • discontinuance
  • assembly

Etymology

  • actif (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • actif (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun).

Synonyms

  • terminate
  • coruscate
  • embellish
  • lollygag
  • deserve
  • start
  • mope
  • beat
  • come in for
  • contain
  • rage
  • count
  • head
  • diverge
  • run into
  • let go
  • impend
  • make sense
  • hold
  • substantiate
  • come in handy
  • incarnate
  • promise
  • squat
  • feel
  • fuddle
  • clean
  • be well
  • yaw
  • buzz
  • cost
  • remain
  • lallygag
  • total
  • end
  • swim
  • disagree
  • number
  • sell
  • curve
  • tarry
  • hum
  • head up
  • boil
  • stay
  • lean
  • hurt
  • seem
  • answer
  • fox
  • cut across
  • disaccord
  • pay
  • lubricate
  • cohere
  • embody
  • moon about
  • object
  • stand by
  • balance
  • throw
  • specify
  • run
  • mess about
  • osculate
  • adhere
  • delimit
  • compact
  • incline
  • measure
  • range
  • represent
  • moon around
  • shine
  • deck
  • stand
  • interrelate
  • hail
  • amount
  • go
  • recognize
  • confound
  • bake
  • translate
  • connect
  • linger
  • distribute
  • lurk
  • abound
  • seethe
  • mill around
  • encounter
  • prove
  • add up
  • belong
  • turn up
  • relate
  • adorn
  • yawn
  • mill about
  • merit
  • discombobulate
  • transplant
  • rank
  • suit
  • jumble
  • put out
  • stagnate
  • act
  • gape
  • iridesce
  • be given
  • fit
  • footle
  • discord
  • test
  • come
  • pack
  • compare
  • swing
  • trim
  • lounge
  • grace
  • delineate
  • bedevil
  • lie
  • buy
  • need
  • fall
  • figure
  • body forth
  • tend
  • press
  • stink
  • broil
  • cut
  • drown
  • decorate
  • accept
  • delimitate
  • twist
  • hang
  • account for
  • appear
  • enter
  • stick by
  • kill
  • sparkle
  • wash
  • take
  • account
  • point
  • confuse
  • rate
  • draw
  • subtend
  • depend
  • consist
  • hang around
  • rut
  • weigh
  • cover
  • stick
  • retard
  • loiter
  • loaf
  • matter
  • hoodoo
  • litter
  • rest
  • work
  • befuddle
  • beautify
  • turn out
  • wind
  • owe
  • breathe
  • lend
  • underlie
  • want
  • scintillate
  • stay on
  • begin
  • suffer
  • comprise
  • make
  • require
  • continue
  • define
  • suck
  • look
  • gravitate

Antonyms

  • converge
  • be well
  • agree
  • change

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere.

Synonyms

  • keep one's eyes off
  • belong
  • attend
  • stretch along
  • sit
  • keep one's distance
  • touch
  • extend to
  • pass
  • cover
  • live
  • run
  • occupy
  • follow
  • poke out
  • extend
  • rest
  • straddle
  • come
  • dwell
  • reach out
  • lie
  • fill
  • go
  • lead
  • sit around
  • reach
  • go to
  • face
  • stretch
  • populate
  • continue
  • keep one's hands off
  • center on
  • inhabit
  • stand back

Antonyms

  • refresh
  • conformist
  • rested
  • derestrict

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] have an existence, be extant.

Synonyms

  • jeopardize
  • consist
  • kick about
  • prevail
  • threaten
  • endanger
  • hold
  • come
  • dwell
  • jeopardise
  • coexist
  • kick around
  • exist
  • lie
  • knock about
  • lie in
  • obtain
  • peril
  • imperil
  • distribute
  • flow
  • preexist
  • inhabit
  • indwell

Antonyms

  • finish
  • end
  • ending
  • middle

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] be identical or equivalent to.

Synonyms

  • match
  • jibe
  • check
  • correspond
  • equate
  • stand for
  • agree
  • fit
  • gibe
  • represent
  • equal
  • translate

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • exclude
  • attack
  • mistrust

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] form or compose.

Synonyms

  • comprise
  • make
  • fall into
  • fall under
  • supplement
  • pose
  • compose
  • constitute
  • range
  • represent
  • straddle
  • form
  • present

Antonyms

  • disadvantage
  • refrain
  • leave office
  • lose

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] work in a specific place, with a specific subject, or in a specific function.

Synonyms

  • vet
  • follow

Antonyms

  • worsen
  • uglify
  • understate

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. be

verb. ['ˈbiː, bi'] represent, as of a character on stage.

Synonyms

  • symbolize
  • embody
  • symbolise
  • stand for
  • body
  • personify
  • represent
  • exemplify

Antonyms

  • Lady
  • noblewoman
  • undock
  • follower

Etymology

  • been (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • beon (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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