2. officer, captain, ship's captain, skipper, commandant, Inf.old man; chieftain, sachem, warlord, war chief; ruler, governor, lord, overlord, lord and master, master, suzerain, paramount.
commanding, adj.1. imposing, impressive, majestic, august, noble, awesome; masterful, compelling, forceful, authoritative, self-assured, self-confident, positive; authoritarian, assertive, demanding, dictatorial, Inf.bossy, imperious, autocratic; domineering, overbearing, pushing, Inf.pushy, presumptuous, peremptory.
2. in command, chief, head, leading; directing, directorial, supervising, supervisory, superintending, overseeing; ruling, controlling, governing, administering, administrative, managing, managerial.
3. dominating, overlooking; wide, expansive, extensive, far-reaching.
commemorate, v. 1. memorialize, celebrate, cere-monialize, solemnize, ritualize; observe, honor, mark, signalize; dedicate, sanctify, make sacred, consecrate, hallow; reverence, venerate, revere, pay tribute, pay homage; immortalize, preserve, keep, fix in memory.
2. recall, bring to mind, conjure up; remind one of, carry one's thoughts back to, serve as a memento of.
3. eulogize, panegyrize, extol, laud, Archaic, magnify, emblazon; glorify, bless, exalt, elevate, ennoble; praise, sound orsing the praises of, salute, cry up, Inf crack up; compliment, flatter, acknowledge the merits of, lionize, aggrandize; commend, applaud, acclaim, cheer, congratulate; bestow honor upon, make honorable mention of, confer dignity upon, Archaic. distinguish.
commemoration, n.1. celebration, ceremony, ceremonial, commemorative, ritual, rite; dedication, sanctification, consecration; observance, keeping, honoring, hallowing.
2. eulogy, panegyric, eulogium, encomium, citation; testimonial, tribute, homage, honorable mention; public notice, recognition, acknowledgment; glorification, exaltation, elevation, ennoblement; praise, laudation, kudos, flattery, aggrandizement; commendation, applause, acclaim, acclamation; congratulation, toast.
3. memorial, commemorative service, wake, funeral; remembrance, recalling, reminiscence; memorializa-tion, solemnization, ritualization.
4. holiday, feast day, holy day, saint's day; jubilee, anniversary, birthday; festivity, festival, fete, fiesta, carnival; revelry, merrymaking, rejoicing, carousal.
5. memento, souvenir, reminder; commemorative slab, gravestone, tombstone, marker, headstone.
commemorative, adj.1. memorial, celebrative, celebratory, celebrating, observing, honoring, marking, signalizing; recognizing, acknowledging; in honor of, in memory of, in commemoration of; kept in remembrance, perpetuating, preserving; reminiscent, reminding, recalling to mind.
-n. 2. commemoration, ceremony, ceremonial, ritual, rite. See - commemoration, (def.1).
commence, v. 1. begin, start, go ahead, Inf.fire away, Inf.blast away; embark, set sail, get going, get a move on, Inf.take off, Inf.blast off, start off, start out, be off, move out, get the ball rolling, get [s.t.] off the ground, hit the trail, hit the road, get the show on the road; take up, turn one's hand to, venture on, turn to, set to orabout, take steps; start in, plunge in, Inf dive in, Inf.get one's feet wet, Inf.get down to, Inf. buckle down, Inf.get to, SI. get on the stick.
2. initiate, actuate, instigate, set in motion, start the ball rolling; take the first step, take the initiative, take the plunge, make a start, make a beginning, break the ice; open, pioneer, lead off; institute, inaugurate, handsel; found, establish, set up, organize, originate, break ground, lay the foundation, lay the first stone; introduce, launch, broach, usher, Si.
1. start, beginning, opening, dawn, genesis, advent; conception, origination, birth; rise, arising, emergence, incipience, nascence, infancy; Inf.
blast-off; starting point, threshold, square one; base, rudiments; first step, first stage, first move; debut, Inf
coming out, unveiling; prelude, preface, introduction, preamble, proem, overture; fountain, fountainhead, spring, mainspring; top, head.
My Account / Test History
The difference is that poison gets into your body if you inhale it (breathe it in), ingest it (eat or drink), or touch it. Venom gets into your body if it is injected in, such as through a bite or a sting.
Certain snakes are venomous, because they bite you and inject their venom (although many native English speakers say "poisonous snake"). Scorpions and some spiders are also venomous, because they bite or sting you. There are plants and frogs that are poisonous - you will get sick if you touch them or eat them.
Sometimes people use poison to kill other people - by secretly putting it into their food or drink. When this happens, we say the victim was poisoned.