Synonyms for (noun) check

check, check-out procedure, checkout

the act of inspecting or verifying

they made a check of their equipment; the pilot ran through the check-out procedure

LESS SPECIFIC: inspection, review


check

(chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king

LESS SPECIFIC: chess move


check

obstructing an opponent in ice hockey

LESS SPECIFIC: obstruction


curb, check, bridle

the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess

his common sense is a bridle to his quick temper

LESS SPECIFIC: restraint


check

a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard)

she wore a skirt with checks

LESS SPECIFIC: weave


check, chip

a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something

LESS SPECIFIC: mar, defect, blemish


check, balk, baulk, impediment, hinderance, hindrance, handicap, deterrent

something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

LESS SPECIFIC: difficulty


check, assay

an appraisal of the state of affairs

they made an assay of the contents; a check on its dependability under stress

LESS SPECIFIC: appraisal, assessment


confirmation, verification, substantiation, check

additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct

fossils provided further confirmation of the evolutionary theory

LESS SPECIFIC: proof, cogent evidence


tab, check, chit

the bill in a restaurant

he asked the waiter for the check

LESS SPECIFIC: bill, account, invoice


check, check mark, tick

a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.

as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name

LESS SPECIFIC: mark


bank check, check, cheque

a written order directing a bank to pay money

he paid all his bills by check


arrest, stop, stoppage, check, halt, hitch, stay

the state of inactivity following an interruption

the negotiations were in arrest; held them in check; during the halt he got some lunch; the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow; he spent the entire stop in his seat

LESS SPECIFIC: inaction, inactiveness, inactivity

Synonyms for (verb) check

break, check, crack

become fractured; break or crack on the surface only

The glass cracked when it was heated

LESS SPECIFIC: change


check, chink

make cracks or chinks in

The heat checked the paint

LESS SPECIFIC: crack


check

arrest the motion (of something) abruptly

He checked the flow of water by shutting off the main valve

LESS SPECIFIC: stop


delay, retard, check

slow the growth or development of

The brain damage will retard the child's language development

LESS SPECIFIC: alter, change, modify


check, check into, check out, check over, check up on, look into, suss out, go over

examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

check the brakes; Check out the engine

LESS SPECIFIC: study, examine, analyse, analyze, canvas, canvass


tick, tick off, mark, mark off, check, check off

put a check mark on or near or next to

Please check each name on the list; tick off the items; mark off the units

LESS SPECIFIC: verify


control, assure, ascertain, insure, check, ensure, see, see to it

be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

He verified that the valves were closed; See that the curtains are closed; control the quality of the product

LESS SPECIFIC: verify


check

verify by consulting a source or authority

check the spelling of this word; check your facts

LESS SPECIFIC: verify


check

write out a check on a bank account

LESS SPECIFIC: write out, cut, issue, make out


check

place into check

He checked my kings

LESS SPECIFIC: aggress, attack


contain, hold back, arrest, check, stop, turn back

hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of

Arrest the downward trend; Check the growth of communism in South East Asia; Contain the rebel movement; Turn back the tide of communism

LESS SPECIFIC: defend


check

decline to initiate betting

LESS SPECIFIC: go, move


check, checker, chequer

mark into squares or draw squares on; draw crossed lines on

LESS SPECIFIC: draw


check

stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution

She checked for an instant and missed a step

LESS SPECIFIC: stop, halt


check

stop in a chase especially when scent is lost

The dog checked

LESS SPECIFIC: stop, halt


check

abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey

LESS SPECIFIC: stop, halt


check

hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping

Check your coat at the door

LESS SPECIFIC: charge, consign


check

consign for shipment on a vehicle

check your luggage before boarding

LESS SPECIFIC: charge, consign


contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, check, moderate

lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

moderate your alcohol intake; hold your tongue; hold your temper; control your anger

LESS SPECIFIC: keep, keep back, restrain, hold back


check

make an examination or investigation

check into the rumor; check the time of the class

LESS SPECIFIC: see, examine


discipline, condition, train, check

develop (children's) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control

Parents must discipline their children; Is this dog trained?

LESS SPECIFIC: make grow, develop


check

block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey


correspond, tally, jibe, match, fit, gibe, agree, check

be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics

The two stories don't agree in many details; The handwriting checks with the signature on the check; The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun

LESS SPECIFIC: be, equal