Spice up your writing with the Word Thesaurus

Expand your writing vocabulary with this easy tool.

Thomas Duff

by Thomas Duff on 12/6/2016

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12/6/2016

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I spend a LOT of time writing, be it emails, documentation, presentations, or (in a prior life) books. While I'd like to think I have a fairly good vocabulary, there are times when I end up using the same word over and over. I want to find another similar word to keep things readable, but I end up drawing a complete blank. It's at times like that when I really love the Thesaurus feature in Word.

Here I have a Word document, and I need to find a different word for "committee" (assume I overused the word in the document). I highlight the word and select Review > Thesaurus:

Voila! I have a list of similar terms I can now choose from:


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