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1. issue

noun. ['ˈɪʃuː'] an important question that is in dispute and must be settled.

Synonyms

  • bread-and-butter issue
  • mental object
  • quodlibet
  • paramount issue
  • cognitive content
  • pocketbook issue
  • hot-button issue
  • gut issue

Antonyms

  • sensitise
  • destabilise
  • sensitize
  • demilitarise

Etymology

  • issue (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Issue

  • reissue
  • tissue

Example sentences of the word issue


1. Noun, singular or mass
Depending on privacy settings, this may not be an issue.

2. Verb, base form
While she can issue a decision at the hearing, the judge often doesn't rule on the spot.

Quotes containing the word issue


1. Helplessness induces hopelessness, and history attests that loss of hope and not loss of lives is what decides the issue of war.
- B. H. Liddell Hart

2. We hope we are moving toward a world where sexual orientation is not an issue, because we hate the idea of a gay ghetto. I think that it's a real shame that people become restricted by their sexuality or define their whole lives by their sexuality.
- Neil Tennant

3. My identity was a big issue when I was a teenager, and I had a lot of questions, like: 'Who am I?' 'Who do I belong to?' But when I was still quite young, I decided that belonging is a tough process in life, and I'd better say I belonged to myself and the world rather than belonging to one nationality or another.
- Hiam Abbass

2. issue

verb. ['ˈɪʃuː'] prepare and issue for public distribution or sale.

Synonyms

  • publicize
  • put out
  • air
  • bare
  • bring out
  • publicise
  • edit
  • publish

Antonyms

  • awaken
  • deoxidize
  • nationalize
  • dehumanize

Etymology

  • issue (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. issue

verb. ['ˈɪʃuː'] bring out an official document (such as a warrant).

Synonyms

  • intercommunicate

Antonyms

  • hydrogenate
  • unscramble

Etymology

  • issue (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. issue

verb. ['ˈɪʃuː'] circulate or distribute or equip with.

Synonyms

  • release
  • supply
  • distribute
  • reissue
  • unblock
  • unfreeze

Antonyms

  • recall
  • freeze
  • personalize
  • orientalize

Etymology

  • issue (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. issue

verb. ['ˈɪʃuː'] come out of.

Synonyms

  • leak
  • egress
  • emerge
  • escape
  • pop out
  • come forth
  • come out
  • fall
  • go forth
  • debouch
  • fall out

Antonyms

  • denaturalize
  • empty
  • cause to sleep
  • personalise

Etymology

  • issue (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. issue

noun. ['ˈɪʃuː'] one of a series published periodically.

Synonyms

  • serial publication
  • number
  • periodical
  • serial
  • series

Antonyms

  • decontaminate
  • clean
  • unstring
  • stabilize

Etymology

  • issue (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. issue

noun. ['ˈɪʃuː'] some situation or event that is thought about.

Synonyms

  • content
  • subject
  • blind spot
  • res judicata
  • res adjudicata
  • area
  • matter
  • mental object
  • remit
  • topic

Antonyms

  • depersonalize
  • dissimilate
  • increase
  • demilitarize

Etymology

  • issue (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. issue

noun. ['ˈɪʃuː'] the act of providing an item for general use or for official purposes (usually in quantity).

Synonyms

  • supply
  • provision
  • supplying
  • issuance
  • issuing

Antonyms

  • converge
  • tributary
  • distributary
  • stifle

Etymology

  • issue (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. issue

verb. ['ˈɪʃuː'] make out and issue.

Synonyms

  • check
  • write
  • make out
  • write out

Antonyms

  • decentralise
  • clarify
  • focus
  • rejuvenate

Etymology

  • issue (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. issue

noun. ['ˈɪʃuː'] an opening that permits escape or release.

Synonyms

  • exit
  • outlet
  • outfall
  • opening

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • deconcentrate
  • destabilize
  • enable

Etymology

  • issue (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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