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Priceless -the Power of Synonyms

Synonyms are words or phrases that mean exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language.

Adroit use of synonyms can transform the mundane to phenomenal. The objective is to conjure in the mind of the reader a certain mental imagery, feeling or sensation.


Same image – different emotions.

Commenter 1 – Nice one!  Great angle that draws in the viewer.

Commenter 2- Captivating composition! The richness and intensity of color of the red peppers is mouth watering.

Analysis – Same subject evokes (bring to mind, conjures up, summons (up), elicits, induces, kindles, stimulates, stirs up, awakens, arouses, calls forth😉 different descriptions in the mind’s eye; the human ability to visualize, to “see” things with the mind.

In this day of social media marketing or branding using hash tags that are synonyms can be of great application.

Hash is short for hash mark, which is the pound sign(#).  Hash tags are words or phrases preceded by a hash mark (#), used within a message to identify a keyword or topic of interest and facilitate a search for it.

For the image of the peppers, here are a few synonyms that can be used as hash tags: #capsicum, #peppers #piquant, #spicy, #fiery #smokinghot #fierce #pungency #redhot #peppery which could make it easier to search for.

When next you come across an image of an ALLEY, beyond the obvious descriptors such as  #backstreet, #walkway, what other descriptors come to mind?

Dictionaries and Thesauri are valuable tools for identifying synonyms that can serve as hash tags that make it easier to locate content or information of interest to the searcher and inevitably boosting social media traffic on the source site.

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