What is another word for ply?

1694 synonyms found


[ plˈa͡ɪ], [ plˈa‍ɪ], [ p_l_ˈaɪ]

Ply is a verb that means to use something persistently or work with it continuously. Synonyms for the word ply include use, work, apply, utilize, employ, wield, manipulate, operate, exercise, and engage. Ply can also mean to travel on a particular route or to traverse an area regularly. Alternative words to use instead of ply in this context are frequent, travel, traverse, trot, shuttle, run, and operate. Additionally, ply can refer to the thickness or number of strands in a yarn or thread. In this sense, synonyms of ply include thickness, strand, thread, yarn, and cordage.

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    • Noun, singular or mass

What are the hypernyms for Ply?

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What are the hyponyms for Ply?

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What are the opposite words for ply?

Ply is a verb that means to work diligently or to use a tool or instrument in a certain way. The antonyms of this word are slacken, idle, neglect, and abandon. Slacken means to loosen or relax; idle means to not work or be lazy; neglect means to fail to take care of or pay attention to something; and abandon means to give up or relinquish. These antonyms provide a contrast to the productive and focused nature of "ply", highlighting the opposite actions and attitudes. Considering the antonyms of a word is a useful exercise in expanding and refining one's vocabulary.

Usage examples for Ply

Her new acquaintances answered with emphasis that it was certainly a great game, and, the ice now broken, they began to ply their new acquaintance with questions.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
A call to surrender was answered by a shout of defiance, and the Malays began to manfully ply their oars; but a volley from the soldiers' pieces seemed to quell their ardour and to cause confusion, in the midst of which the English boat dashed alongside, and Hilton, Chumbley, the Resident, and a score of the soldiers poured over the side, driving the spear-armed crew below, the Rajah going down from a cut over the forehead from the Resident's sword.
"One Maid's Mischief"
George Manville Fenn
I'm not goin' to the ply with you.
"Liza of Lambeth"
W. Somerset Maugham

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