Lost for words? — Thesaurus!

Unlike classic hand-made thesauruses with limited coverage, the thesaurus in Sketch Engine is automatically generated by ingenious algorithms analysing multi-billion text corpora which means a thesaurus can be generated for almost any word in the language (provided the corpus is large enough).

 Using the thesaurus

  1. select a corpus
  2. click Thesaurus
  3. type a lemma (=the basic form of a word, if the word is went, the lemma is go)
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Automatic thesaurus
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go to thesaurus

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show thesaurus for a different part of speech

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  • go to concordance
  • go to word sketch
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local menu to display:

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toolbar with the access to:

  • change search criteria
  • download results
  • change what information you see
  • access visualisations
  • display your search criteria
  • add the result to favourites for easy access next time