SynonymsSynonym is a word or a phrase which has the same or nearly the same meaning with another word or phrase (e.g. I am happy. = I am delighted.). The following examples show how the meaning of synonyms may differ:
conceal and hide
I tried to conceal (transitive) my anger when he confessed to me his faults.
I tried to hide (transitive) my money under the pillow.
I tried to hide (intransitive) behind the door.
terrify and scare
The bullies tried to terrify (transitive) the children in the park.
Sudden noises scared (transitive) my dog.
Tom is courageous - he does not scare (intransitive) easily.