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Close Adjective Synonyms
nearly equal or even, close-matched, neck and neck, tight
It was a close race, but Flanagan won by a hair.

careful, assiduous, precise, detailed, concentrated, strict, rigorous, minute, searching, attentive, alert, intent, intense, thorough, painstaking
Close analysis has revealed that the handwriting is that of a left-handed adult.

private, privy, secret, guarded, closely guarded, confidential
Although it should have been a close secret, the press managed to get hold of it.

attached, intimate, devoted, familiar, inseparable, close-knit, solid, confidential, fast, thick, thick as thieves, pally, palsy-walsy, buddy-buddy
They are a very close family. She and her father are very close.

closed, shut (up), fixed, fast, secure, tight
The hostages spent a month in close confinement.

near, in the neighborhood (of), not far, adjacent (to), alongside, at hand, nearby, close by
The murder took place close to my house. I'm frightened, so please stay close by.

stingy, mean, miserly, niggardly, tight-fisted, close-fisted, parsimonious, penurious, penny-pinching, cheese-paring, Scrooge-like, skinflinty, near, mingy
He's so close he charges his own mother rent.

stuffy, musty, stale, fusty, confining, oppressive, airless, unventilated, confined, stifling, suffocating
They locked me in a room that was so close I could hardly breathe.

dense, compact, tight, cramped, compressed, tiny, minuscule, minute
I could hardly read the close writing on the matchbox.

secretive, reticent, taciturn, reserved, close-mouthed, tight-lipped, silent
She is very close about the whereabouts of her husband.

secluded, concealed, shut up or away, hidden
The fugitives decided to lie close till nightfall.

Close Adverb Synonyms
end, termination, conclusion, finish, completion, cessation, culmination
By the close of trading, share prices had risen again.

Close Verb Synonyms
conclude, sign, seal, make, settle, clinch, agree, arrange, work out, establish
Union and management closed a deal, the strike was called off.

make inaccessible, shut, place off limits
The Bodleian Library will be closed for a week.

conclude, end, finish, complete, bring to a close or end, terminate, climax, wind up
A brilliant flourish closes the first movement of the symphony.

shut, close up, seal, close off, lock, padlock, secure, fasten
I closed my eyes. Please close the door behind you.

near, adjacent, proximate, proximal
He claims to have had a close encounter with an extraterrestrial. There certainly is a close resemblance between Kathy and her daughter.

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