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04/05/2020


To build your vocabulary, to improve your communication skills, to understand the world around you better, to keep your mind challenged. These are just a few ways in which using a thesaurus correctly can help you learn. If you'd like to take full advantage of this learning tool, the post below will share tips on how you can use it correctly.

How to Use a Thesaurus Correctly

  1. The first step is to learn when it's pertinent to employ your thesaurus. It may be that you can't think of a word, that you're overusing a word, or that you simply can't express yourself accurately.
  2. Of course, to find a replacement word, you need to search through your thesaurus. This will depend on the type of thesaurus you have (alphabetical, online, or other). In any case, get acquainted with yours to make the search effective.
  3. One thing you absolutely can't overlook when using a thesaurus to replace words is context. Some words have several meanings, and you need to understand context to find the one that suits your message better.
  4. Lastly, handle your thesaurus with care. If you overuse it, it's likely that you will end up with a confusing message that won't express what you intended. Use the thesaurus sparingly to merely enhance what you're trying to say.

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