What is another word for shall?24 synonyms found
Pronunciation:[ ʃ_ˈa_l], [ ʃˈal], [ ʃˈal]
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Definition for Shall:
- As an auxiliary, shall indicates a duty or necessity whose obligation is derived from the person speaking; as, you shall go; he shall go; that is, I order or promise your going. It thus ordinarily expresses, in the second and third persons, a command, a threat, or a promise. If the auxillary be emphasized, the command is made more imperative, the promise or that more positive and sure. It is also employed in the language of prophecy; as, shall come when . . . , since a promise or threat and an authoritative prophecy nearly coincide in significance. In shall with the first person, the necessity of the action is sometimes implied as residing elsewhere than in the speaker; as, I shall suffer; we shall see; and there is always a less distinct and positive assertion of his volition than is indicated by will. shall goshall, and the event is described as certain to occur, and the expression approximates in meaning to our emphatic will go.Shall you go?shall goShall he go?i. e., shall goshall go;shall go.if, whether) shall is used in all persons to express futurity simply; as, if I, you, or he shall say they are right. Should is everywhere used in the same connection and the same senses as shall, as its imperfect. It also expresses duty or moral obligation; as, he should do it whether he will or not. In the early English, and hence in our English Bible, shall is the auxiliary mainly used, in all the persons, to express simple futurity. ( Cf. Will, v. t.) Shall may be used elliptically; thus, with an adverb or other word expressive of motion go may be omitted.
Synonyms for Shall:
- I thought (that),
- be about to,
- what if,
- be obliged,
- how about...?,
- it's just a thought,
- want to.
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Proper noun, singular
Regulations, Addresses, releases, needs, looks, pays, feels, women, wears, builds, offers, takes, puts, TSES, makes.
responsibilities, decisions, lies, Plays, Persons, presents, tasks, Watches, associates, Tastes, Agencies, moves, concerns, Entities, monitors, demands, Bears, amounts, Rests, merits, Efforts, sounds, ranks, deals, runs, Parties, needs, looks, feels, offers, TSES, makes.
Noun, singular or mass
Verb, past tense
called, advised, deserved, warranted, suggested, invited, owed, reminded, faced, pointed, bore, hides, formed, needs, makes.
Verb, gerund or present participle
constitutes, understanding, Obtaining, Awaiting, competing, owing, facing, bearing, guessing.
Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Verb, base form
- Proper noun, singular