What are words that mean the same thing called?

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Words that are different but mean the same thing are called synonyms. Cat and feline or dog and canine are synonyms. Human and person are synonyms. On the other hand, a homonym is a word that is spelled like another or sounds like another, but means something different. There, their, and they're are homonyms. Lie is a homonym because it can be lie as in not true or lie as in lie down. Homonyms that are spelled differently are called homophones.
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quarrel, rumble, bicker, squabble - I hope that helps you ^
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A synonym for replay, which means the same thing, is
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In fact. prisoner. and. jailer. /. gaoler. did at one stage mean the same thing, although the 'modern' sense of prisoner, 'one who is in jail' evolved almost simultaneously to that
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A homonym eg dear means beloved but also expensive eg bank is side of river but also money depository
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