The following collection of worksheets will teach your students how to identify and use synonyms.

Synonyms are different words that have identical-or at least very similar-meanings. This set of activity sheets will introduce your students to using synonyms correctly. Activities include choosing synonyms to replace selected words, identifying the correct synonyms within a given list, identifying whether given pairs are synonyms or antonyms, and more. Answer sheets have been provided for worksheets for instructors, but please note that in some cases, your students' answers will vary.

When you are looking for like words, it is helpful to also know their opposite menaings. That makes it a clear point indicator.

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Printable Synonym Worksheets

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Perk Up Your Writing with Synonyms

Read the paragraph below. Replace each bold word with a synonym that will add more detail and interest to the paragraph. Write your word on the correspondingly numbered line.

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Synonyms

Words that have the same or similar meanings are called synonyms. Circle the two synonyms in each set of words.

Same Meanings

Read each sentence below. Write a synonym on the line for each underlined word.

Same or Different?

Read each set of words below. Identify whether they are synonyms or antonyms. Write synonyms or antonyms on the line.

Think It Through

Write a synonym for each word.

Same Meanings In Sentences

Replace each underlined word with a synonym. Choose from the words in parentheses. Write your word on the line.

Two In a Row

Circle the two words in each sentence that are synonyms.

Find the Synonym

Circle the correct synonym for each underlined word.

Recognizing Synonyms

Circle the correct synonym for each underlined word.

Writing with Synonyms

Using a dictionary or thesaurus, list at least two synonyms for each of the following common words. Then, on the line below, use one of each of the synonyms you chose in a sentence.

Be Like The Bold One

Words that have the same or similar meanings are called synonyms. Circle the word in each row that is the best synonym for the bold word.

Serving Up Synonyms

Replace each underlined word with a synonym. Write your word on the line.

Same Me Up

Circle the two words in each sentence that are synonyms.

Find the Synonyms

Match the words on the left with their best synonyms on the right.

Synonym Knowledge Check

What is one reason to use synonyms in your writing?

Find the Synonyms

Read the word at the beginning of each line. Color the boxes of the words that are its synonyms.