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1. therapy

noun. ['ˈθɛrəpi'] (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.).

Synonyms

  • iontophoresis
  • refrigeration
  • physical therapy
  • herbal therapy
  • radiotherapy
  • EMDA
  • medication
  • phytotherapy
  • medical care
  • actinotherapy
  • medical aid
  • radiation
  • thrombolytic therapy
  • electrical healing
  • infrared therapy
  • electric healing
  • inflation therapy
  • psychotherapy
  • occupational therapy
  • correction
  • hormone-replacement therapy
  • shock therapy
  • chemotherapy
  • botanical medicine
  • aromatherapy
  • megavitamin therapy
  • galvanism
  • radiation therapy
  • iontotherapy
  • ionic medication
  • physiotherapy
  • immunotherapy
  • HRT
  • heliotherapy
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • shock treatment
  • electromotive drug administration
  • speech therapy
  • irradiation
  • electrotherapy
  • insolation
  • thermotherapy

Antonyms

  • over-the-counter medicine
  • over-the-counter drug
  • prescription drug
  • homeopathy

Etymology

  • θεραπεία (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • θεραπεύω (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. play

verb. ['ˈpleɪ'] participate in games or sport.

Synonyms

  • exit
  • complete
  • fumble
  • take on
  • unblock
  • nail
  • volley
  • start
  • call
  • play out
  • walk
  • die
  • replay
  • field
  • put out
  • cradle
  • seesaw
  • golf
  • fullback
  • teetertotter
  • backstop
  • curl
  • face off
  • foul
  • gamble
  • bully off
  • snooker
  • ace
  • compete
  • bowl
  • meet
  • contend
  • putt
  • bandy
  • develop
  • tee off
  • bid
  • revoke
  • line up
  • teeter-totter
  • misplay
  • catch
  • cricket
  • vie
  • croquet
  • encounter

Antonyms

  • juvenile
  • rush
  • agreement
  • undock

Etymology

  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pleye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plæg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. play

noun. ['ˈpleɪ'] a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage.

Synonyms

  • miracle play
  • satyr play
  • stage direction
  • dramatic composition
  • theater of the absurd
  • act
  • mystery play
  • drama
  • dramatic work
  • dramatic play
  • playlet
  • Grand Guignol
  • Passion play

Antonyms

  • enjoy
  • appear
  • bring to
  • ignite

Etymology

  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pleye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plæg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. play

verb. ['ˈpleɪ'] act or have an effect in a specified way or with a specific effect or outcome.

Synonyms

  • act

Antonyms

  • demulsify
  • cool

Etymology

  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pleye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plæg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. play

verb. ['ˈpleɪ'] play on an instrument.

Synonyms

  • perform
  • sound off
  • accompany
  • symphonise
  • follow
  • busk
  • spiel
  • bow
  • play along
  • symphonize
  • strike up

Antonyms

  • negativeness
  • negativity
  • decrease
  • increase

Etymology

  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pleye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plæg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. play

verb. ['ˈpleɪ'] play a role or part.

Synonyms

  • portray
  • make
  • act out
  • support
  • re-create
  • act
  • emote
  • reenact
  • pretend
  • enact
  • make believe
  • parody
  • act as
  • playact
  • impersonate
  • represent

Antonyms

  • unready
  • disarranged
  • soft
  • up

Etymology

  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pleye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plæg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. play

verb. ['ˈpleɪ'] be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children.

Synonyms

  • gambol
  • cavort
  • arse around
  • roughhouse
  • recreate
  • romp
  • splash around
  • horse around
  • frolic
  • skylark
  • lark
  • act
  • disport
  • frisk
  • fool
  • lark about
  • fool around
  • paddle
  • dabble
  • rollick
  • run around

Antonyms

  • acidify
  • fill
  • homogenise
  • engage

Etymology

  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pleye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plæg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. play

verb. ['ˈpleɪ'] replay (as a melody).

Synonyms

  • bugle
  • slur
  • spiel
  • modulate
  • jazz
  • fiddle
  • replay
  • reprise
  • re-create
  • prelude
  • tongue
  • bang out
  • riff
  • repeat
  • reprize
  • misplay
  • recapitulate

Antonyms

  • insufficient
  • scarcity
  • abundant
  • loss

Etymology

  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pleye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plæg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. play

noun. ['ˈpleɪ'] a preset plan of action in team sports.

Synonyms

  • knock on
  • razzmatazz
  • razmataz
  • basketball play
  • razzle-dazzle
  • plan of action
  • football play
  • power play

Antonyms

  • stuff
  • fail
  • detach
  • ground stroke

Etymology

  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pleye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plæg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. play

noun. ['ˈpleɪ'] a theatrical performance of a drama.

Synonyms

  • curtain raiser
  • musical theater
  • musical comedy
  • show

Antonyms

  • let go of
  • unbend
  • straighten
  • repel

Etymology

  • playen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • pleye (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • plæg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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