Word: Thesaurus



The thesaurus enables you to look up synonyms (words with the same meaning), and antonyms (words with the opposite meaning).  These are quite useful when you are trying to find or replace words in your assignment.


Click on the Review tab << Thesaurus in the Proofing group.


Example using the thesaurus;

To change the sentence below, I chose the words a lot to change to something more appropriate.

Today a lot of great things happened, on this day in 1845 – German composer Felix Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, one of the most popular and most frequently performed violin concertos of all time, and was first played in Leipzig.


Right click on the words and you will get the following box appearing; select your word you want to replace.


If you select Thesaurus from the dialogue box a list of words appear on the right of your screen.


To insert the word you want to use, click on the down arrow as shown below and choose insert and the new word will be inserted over the word you wanted to change.