Synonyms for (noun) process

physical process, process

a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states

events now in process; the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls

LESS SPECIFIC: physical entity

procedure, process

a particular course of action intended to achieve a result

the procedure of obtaining a driver's license; it was a process of trial and error


process, appendage, outgrowth

a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant

a bony process

LESS SPECIFIC: body part

cognitive operation, cognitive process, operation, mental process, process

(psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents

the process of thinking; the cognitive operation of remembering

LESS SPECIFIC: noesis, knowledge, cognition

process, unconscious process

a mental process that you are not directly aware of

the process of denial

LESS SPECIFIC: noesis, knowledge, cognition

process, summons

a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant

LESS SPECIFIC: judicial writ, writ

Synonyms for (verb) process

treat, process

subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition

process cheese; process hair; treat the water so it can be drunk; treat the lawn with chemicals; treat an oil spill


perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information

The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech

process, serve, swear out

deliver a warrant or summons to someone

He was processed by the sheriff


process, work, work on

shape, form, or improve a material

work stone into tools; process iron; work the metal

march, process

march in a procession

They processed into the dining room



deal with in a routine way

I'll handle that one; process a loan; process the applicants

LESS SPECIFIC: deal, handle, manage, care

process, action, litigate, sue

institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against

He was warned that the district attorney would process him; She actioned the company for discrimination

LESS SPECIFIC: challenge