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11/28/2018


If you don't use your thesaurus correctly, it can do more harm than good. For that reason, you should read and follow the tips in this post to learn how you can make the most out of your thesaurus.

How to Use a Thesaurus Correctly

  1. The first step in using your thesaurus correctly, is to learn when you should be using your thesaurus. Most of the time, if you're having trouble finding the right word to convey your message, or if you keep repeating the same word, you're safe to use your thesaurus.
  2. The next step is knowing how to search in your thesaurus. To that end, you first need to know what type of thesaurus you have (is it an online thesaurus, a Roget-type, or an alphabetical thesaurus?). Once you know, you have to learn how to search in it successfully.
  3. Now, before you start changing every single word in your speech or text, know that words can have more than one meaning. That's why you should pay attention to the context of what you're saying, so you can find an appropriate synonym in the thesaurus.
  4. And on that same note, know that if you overuse the thesaurus, you can end up completely changing your intent. That's why you need to use it with care, so you don't end up with confusing messages.

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