Synonym of cover

Alternative for cover

covers, covered, covering

Synonym: comprise, conceal, consist of, contain, hide, include, involve, protect, shelter,

Antonym: uncover,

Noun

A thing which lies on, over, or around something, especially in order to protect or conceal it

Noun

A thick protective outer part or page of a book or magazine

Noun

An activity or organization used as a means of concealing an illegal or secret activity
disguise front facade façade cloak guise mask pretense screen smokescreen veil blind camouflage masquerade pretence pretext semblance deception curtain feint cover-up smoke screen false front put-on window-dressing smoke and mirrors fig leaf show veneer shroud covering charade pose wraps appearance mantle dissimulation act ruse hood artifice face red herring pall airs playacting blanket coverture wile penumbra subterfuge cope trick affectation simulation illusion bluff sham concealment ploy device manoeuvre expedient hoax dodge contrivance maneuver display layer machination robe make-believe posture impression beard shield deceit colour false colors trickery faking color misrepresentation decoy window dressing scheme stratagem wrap coloring falsehood excuse image exterior look pretension fakery pretentiousness gloss masking false appearance outward appearance false show colouring air cloth put-up job diversion imposture false display cape hiding distraction fabrication misstatement move bait gimmick posing posturing con wrapper snivel play disguisement costume stall whitewash fake gambit pageant counterfeit dress cheat double-dealing invention shade ambush shift snare public image false colours cloud of smoke wall of smoke envelope shawl gown disguising closeting expression claim smoke-screen coverup cloud kaftan tablecloth hokum garb travesty parody role demeanor light demeanour lie exaggeration hypocrisy presentation shell showing outside impersonation mummery hoodwinking shuffling routine stunt ostentation insincerity gag evasion acting falsification feigning imitation schtick personation revel gloom canopy shadow sheet simulacrum darkness outward display duck play-acting column wall mock attack disturbance attention-grabber distractor commotion lure deviation interruption false pretense dumb act suppression false clue fool's errand false trail curve ball false face wild-goose chase diversionary tactic misleading clue secretion caching stashing fraud scam sting swindle misprision phoniness flimflam trap chicanery fakeness frontage hushing up hide-out obscuration occultation keeping hidden covering up obliteration lurking duplicity fetch imposition game knack sleight plot wheeze canard jig rort conspiracy juggle lurk bunco gyp grift shenanigan hiding place keeping secret sharp practice schlenter treachery rig flanker fastie con trick confidence trick delusion rip-off distortion set-up lying in wait mere façade aspect mien humbug shamming aura name form figure effect outward manifestation likeness seeming character affectedness artificiality presence surface identity bearing part persona portrayal carriage attitude countenance cast snobbery pretensions inflation grandiosity superciliousness spectre specter performance shape mood feel side spectacle dissemblance dissembling snootiness uppishness outline feeling public face assumed role suggestion outward show airs and graces going Hollywood assumed manners a put-on a put-up job showing off unnatural imitation putting on airs pretending bluffing hoaxing manner farce pantomime visage profile mockery regard mode personality attractive appearance mimicry profession PR self forgery mannerism attitudinizing stance positure stand avatar depiction jive personage person approximation bluster superficial appearance external appearance outward form burlesque sell spoof fiction smoke quality chaser hamming phoney phony dissimilation resemblance public perception public conception varnish showmanship eyewash similitude alikeness similarity affinity property sweet talk soft soap shuck and jive apparition reflection vision idea mirage phenomenon snow job bravado bombast bragging public impression boast codology idle boast braggadocio jiving snow mere show kidology characteristic flavour flavor feature surface show packaging essence trait complexion atmosphere ambience tone arrogance attribute stamp smell spirit

Noun

Someone or something replaces another, sometimes temporarily
reserve backup fill-in relief stand-in substitute replacement sub designated hitter pinch hitter locum tenens locum alternate surrogate standby proxy understudy double deputy stopgap pinch-hitter stand-by spare alternative successor supply temp representative DH fallback second temporary extra auxiliary reinforcement delegate substitution ancillary second string lieutenant body double someone else equivalent temporary worker casual worker supply teacher depute supplanter changeling assistant succedaneum temporary expedient makeshift fall-back agent factor envoy resort spokesperson recourse attorney ambassador option choice rep commissary minister procurator mouthpiece assignee frontman spokesman go-between spokeswoman expedient emissary possible course of action negotiator broker intermediary resource legate regent commissioner refuge mediator aid expediency possibility way out opportunity appointee second fiddle help subordinate aide speaker helper voice preference junior adjutant mouth prophet pick selection underling sidekick apprentice prolocutor henchman adjunct mate subaltern discretion mediary lawyer coadjutor helpmate PA vice way election helpmeet talker champion protagonist second in command second-in-command remedy number two support personal assistant nuncio hope right-hand man route man Friday girl Friday point man point person abettor shift source of assistance course of action spin doctor advisor contingency official backup plan accompaniment plan B runnerup supporting role chorus second-rater executor benchwarmer secondary bench jockey jack-of-all-trades utilityman bench plenipotentiary measure step course messenger bet solution substitute agent appeal chance trustee consul vicar catchpole member viceroy member of Congress senator people's choice nominee front determination evaluation decision call decree nomination handler manager advocate device source of help something to turn to someone to turn to reference liaison recommendation officer middleperson available resource second banana promoter functionary actor steward proctor principal factotum place to turn to person to turn to utility player business manager arbitrator middleman moderator negotiant fugleman spox partner associate attendant collaborator accomplice wingman honest broker subsidiary protege accessory backer aider secretary peon henchwoman colleague understrapper gofer coadjutant inferior minion gopher abetter flunky lackey servant ally dogsbody follower friend dependant serf supporter flunkey beginner scrub companion trainee patron adherent dependent cooperator confederate slave skivvy novice poodle vicegerent right-hand person running dog P.A. aide-de-camp body man hired help hired hand right-hand woman fellow worker third string representant councillor dogcatcher councilor other redundancy change druthers volition assembly member back-up other possibility the second in command another possibility another course of action other fish to fry other fish in sea

Noun

A thing that includes or contains many different elements or parts
umbrella protection support aegis backing guardianship patronage auspices charge guidance agency care protectorship responsibility championship authority oversight sponsorship supervision safe keeping keeping shelter trusteeship ward advocacy tutelage control influence refuge egis countenance custody providence help wardship defence favour defense safeguarding favor auspice wing assistance guaranty aid safe haven promotion financing management superintendence backings aegises funding espousal encouragement surveillance administration direction guardianships stewardship regulation government governance handling superintendency egises presidency operation intendance finance trust running safekeeping conduct recommendation headship subsidies grants mediation intervention intercession protectorships guaranties keep custodianship philanthropy furtherance ministration investments benefactions recommendations hands command overseeing benefaction subsidy grant patronizations patronization leadership lap shelters umbrellas wings wards rule instruction possession preservation escrow services intermediation conservation observation watch salvation orchestration organization organisation contributions money office sponsors benefactors patrons angels involvement arbitration investment benefactor angel sponsor patron instrumentality interposing inspection parenting good offices mothering fathering provision of care looking after endorsement sanction approval blessing championing seconding cooperation lift boost hand assist abetment commendation accompaniment backup moral support helping hand secondment adherence leg up

Noun

A large sheet that is draped over furniture to protect it from dust

Noun

Items of cutlery, crockery and glassware, and sometimes a place mat, arranged for a person at a dining table

Noun

A protective table mat, usually heat-resistant, for a single setting of plates and dishes

Noun

A version of a song that is a rerecording of that song by a different artist

Noun

A glass covering, originally bell-shaped, for garden plants to prevent frost damage and promote early growth

Noun

A cover over a lamp to either diffuse the light or to block it in certain directions so it doesn't cause glare by shining directly in one's eyes

Noun

An item of clothing
garment clothes clothing dress attire habit outfit garb gear costume duds robe togs uniform wear apparel array covering robes threads clobber shift vestments garms habiliment rags raiment rigout schmutter coat drapes feathers frock skirt things vestment weeds get-up articles of clothing rig-out article of clothing item of clothing item of dress gown suit toga garments vesture toggery ensemble wardrobe habiliments kit muumuu accouterment trappings finery guise rig costumery rigging wearables vestiary Roman robe tunic getup cassock alb orale drape smock attirement civvies regalia evening clothes Sunday best dry goods tog drag turnout glad rags stole hood cincture frippery amice apron veil cloak strip livery drapery accoutrement trapping equipment pinafore chasuble surplice shroud riding clothes riding dress nightdress nightgown nightshirt wedding dress ball gown evening dress cocktail dress housecoat peignoir bathrobe negligee kimono negligée kanzu dishdasha dressing gown djellaba dolman wrapper robe de chambre regimentals articles of dress accoutrements disguise fashion accouterments habits sportswear equipage set of clothes camouflage colours tatters baggage colors caparison rig out personal attire dud outfits apparatus implements raiments casual bedclothes work formal effects style mode national dress bib and tucker stripes khaki OD whistle gymslip tuxedo panoply feather best olive drab monkey suit coordinated outfit overclothes underclothes mufti tailleur trousseau gaiety gayety dress suit bravery trouser suit gray flannel whistle and flute hand-me-downs full feather fine clothes full dress

Noun

A reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offense
excuse justification reason plea defence explanation grounds extenuation mitigation pretense pretence vindication evasion front rationalisation rationalization alibi apology basis cause defense palliation pretext apologia argument coverup line story disguise expedient fabrication routine subterfuge whitewash cop-out get-out cover story cover-up mitigating circumstances ostensible reason song and dance why and wherefore fish story stall escape dodge way around ploy ruse device simulation stratagem allegation proof reply case profession assurance defending evidence statement assertion affirmation declaration avowal answer account retort con feint airtight case red herring supposed grounds fig leaf alleged reason false excuse rationale reasoning exoneration support claim exculpation evidence accounting acquittal premise validation advocacy approval logic contention polemic apologetics thesis expostulation reasons pleading line of reasoning appeasement action suit apologism apologetic out right substantiation ratification meaning modification qualification moderation reduction sense fish tale motive clearing compurgation revenge endorsement explication proclamation appeal petition exposition presentation postulation confession copout expounding excusing explaining response promotion an excuse argumentation jive apologizing return cleanup testimony apologising issue questioning discharge pardon acquittance the why and wherefore warrant demonstration dialectic absolution foundation extenuating circumstances whitewashing wherefore palliative just cause whatfor raison d'être whole idea

Noun

An object for holding or transporting something
container receptacle vessel holder box canister case repository cartridge casing bag drum unit barrel crate cylinder packet tank basin bin bottle bowl bucket bunker caddy caisson can canteen capsule carafe carton cask casket cast cauldron chamber chest churn cistern coffer cradle crock crucible depot die dish ewer firkin flask folder form frame hamper hod hopper humidor hutch jar jeroboam jug kettle magnum package pail pit pitcher pocket pod poke pot pottery pouch punnet purse reliquary sac sack scuttle shape silo stein storage store strongbox tin tub beaker vase vat vial urn pan decanter trunk locker pack flagon butt envelope reservoir basket covering reservatory sheath keg tun cassette shell cruet cabinet wrapping jacket jorum parcel magazine wrapper tray boiler casserole cannister hogshead creamer husk encasement hull pipe sheathing housing armor cupboard kist vault cocoon kilderkin puncheon depository safe rundlet runlet skin phial demijohn rack billy baking dish cocotte bundle armour carrier sleeve wallet crib wardrobe billycan cooking pot ark amphora plate treasury etui enclosure ampoule pottle ossuary storage tank underground tank saucepan tankard porringer tomb storehouse skillet mug cruse warehouse carboy cup rose bowl pannier coffin chalice pond cardboard box saucer flasket flacon glass file trough chiffonier storage chamber integument jerry can coffret water tank retort creel closet crater storage bin keeve kier kid press storeroom archive cooking utensil thermos manger chafing dish commode bank cache tin can stall exterior outside repertory reticule pin pyxis bassinet glass container tierce fish kettle treasure house storage place feeding trough picnic basket fodder rack hot water tank bud vase shrine samovar coalbin seidel earthenware pot earthenware tupperware sump utensil ramequin handbag pool piggin coal bunker tabernacle vesicle blank tube corrugated box pall bier sarcophagus dustbin carousel apparatus in-tray out-tray device ampule pillbox steeper ampul portmanteau krater dresser feeder set packing kit exoskeleton carapace barrelet greybeard lug brazier test tube vacutainer lid guard tea caddy scoop collector shovel cannikin canakin drawer chassis crating scabbard compact burette soldier growler hooker escritoire baggage sheaf vatje bidon packing case cage platter salver wine bottle toby jug jardiniere plant pot padded envelope planter mailing tube olla jerrycan oilcan wastepaper basket garbage can circular file melting pot barrique solera load bale luggage suitcase biddle tea chest ramekin cream jug milk jug wrappers bureau exchequer wickerwork basket cylindrical container water butt laundry basket rain barrel bota storage box dead soldier vacuum bottle sachet small sporran strongroom crypt feeding-box charnel house catacomb grave foot locker pinto wooden container jam jar pop top Jiffy bag padded bag lock-up garner collection museum gallery godown arsenal packaging earthenware container reactor jewel box ashet charger trencher paten hip flask wood overcoat pine box funerary box well cisterna sink safety deposit safe deposit safe-deposit box plant stand window box money bag soft container wok bain-marie trug teakettle steamer caldron teapot water bottle tumbler crystal noggin vacuum flask goblet ampulla horn caster gourd alembic fiasco Thermos china oven dish ceramic soup plate serving dish dustpan frying pan karahi poacher stewpot stockpot wickerwork box dixie potjie surahi lota pipkin gallipot flowerpot mailer keister kete pressure cooker pannikin sheet roaster punchbowl Thermos flask veneer surface coat face exteriority shopping bag string bag bushel nacelle Dutch oven mazer mortar tureen boat external surface wrap outward aspect outer surface coating façade superficies outer covering outside surface facade front carrier bag flax kit cubicle buffet console sideboard pantry cuddy double boiler bunk pudding bowl mixing bowl sugar bowl fruit bowl finger bowl soup bowl cubbyhole recess woven container linen basket shopping basket wicker basket paper bag pudding basin deep dish concave container shuck storage cupboard clothes room walk-in storage room chest of drawers cold storage ambry trundle bed plastic bag mine fund storing place oracle emporium treasure trove stockroom storage area store room

Noun

A room or rooms rented out to someone, usually in the same residence as the owner
lodging accommodation quarters place residence rooms abode apartments digs dwelling habitation shelter chambers pad diggings flat housing suite apartment board boarding domicile establishment fireside hearth hearthstone home house lodgement lodgment roof tenement living quarters pied-à-terre place to stay accommodations address billet camp castle dorm harbor harbour hostel hotel inn lodge motel palace port protection resort room space bachelor apartment dwelling place place of residence boarding house rooming house bed and board bed and breakfast room and board lodgings condo crib roost crash pad joint den dump residency habitat co-op commorancy condominium lodging place mansion seat household homestead hole bedsit rental cave location hole in the wall homes houses haunt hideout headquarters dwellings setup coop settlement sheltering studio manor turf guest house barracks cottage set of rooms cantonment whereabouts property sanctuary cabin auberge layout hangout quartering haven locality place of habitation pension tavern hostelry hospice caravanserai caravansary site unit dormitory villa hut quarter flophouse rack nest shanty guesthouse shack trailer private residence private house public house quarterage place of abode roof over head home plate suite of rooms walk-up flats post station territory ranch sorority fraternity tent hall bar rod places harbouring base inglenook fireplace casern premises YMCA YWCA range boardinghouse harboring chimney corner family life a roof over one's head nook dwelling house canton home sweet home penthouse real estate hive building edifice burrow lair gaff vacancy title realty estate whare casa flop stamping ground stomping ground home ground kennel lean-to cubbyhole pigpen buildings domiciles unoccupied room accommodation available available accommodation maisonette farm extended family orphanage hospital legal residence bullpen pigsty box bedsitting room cooperative cold-water bed-sitter studio flat studio apartment home unit floor-through railroad apartment habitations abodes hall of residence youth hostel youth hotel cheap hotel parking place where the hat is situation places of residence dwelling places stopping place construction bungalow semi spot position point venue locale locus street number direction refuge terraced house semi-detached house detached house retreat ZIP code place of business box number asylum sanctum ark harborage hideaway foxhole fastness querencia hermitage covert pen shed preserve aparthotel B & B boatel pousada posada roadhouse fleabag Gasthaus pensione spa parador hiding place safe haven somewhere to stay bolt-hole somewhere to live safe house place of safety a roof over your head port in a storm place of shelter motor inn lodging house purlieu rendezvous neighborhood neighbourhood domain patch local hang-out hidey-hole meeting place favourite spot cot chalet vicinity bach watering hole neck of the woods area dive bothy district region land pile section cabana setting honky-tonk emplacement scene where country house tract zone small house fix gathering place but and ben lay dwelling-place placement abiding-place bearings orientation backyard bailiwick sector niche trysting place clubhouse native environment familiar territory customary territory belt sphere social place favorite gathering place structure hunting box shooting lodge shooting box hunting lodge office mise en scene slot wherever X marks the spot ground nabe province erection block community milieu rondavel bower dacha walk beat plant terrace limits campus grounds bounds weekender gîte architecture hovel hide-out constructed dwelling ziggurat framework superstructure fabric mia-mia log cabin hutment shieling hootch hutch tilt shiel hooch gunyah manoir manse hacienda outlet stopgap recourse stronghold safe place exit shield way out opening expedient zoar bolthole escape bolt hole immunity ivory tower ambush resource anchorage fortress makeshift holiday home carriage house but-and-ben holiday cottage hok shebang humpy wickiup yurt tepee wigwam centre palazzo chateau schloss tower manor house grange spread caboose pod log house stately home command family seat country seat great house encampment starting point field command post strip dock center main office hangar depot terminal garrison acres freehold acreage estates holding landholdings leasehold parcel plot plat lot real property land and buildings landed property

Noun

A traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but not authenticated
legend myth fable saga tale folklore lore mythology mythos narrative story tradition epic fantasy fiction legendry romance fairy tale folk story folk tale mythus traditional story yarn urban legend folk tradition tall tale urban myth oral history cover story allegory parable fairy story history account adventure chronicle apologue report novelette novella short story tall story anecdote superstition spiel narration record novel myths potboiler legends belief custom ballad folk tales teaching folk stories prose relation Märchen conte moral book fish story chronology memoir biography autobiography drama cliffhanger old saw fictional account piece of fiction stories roman-fleuve folk history phantasy tales mythicism conviction godlore Marchen notion lay storeys soap opera old chestnut doctrine experience adage erudition saying saw lesson piece paperback hardback bestseller old wives' tale fallacy sci-fi escapism horror exemplum long poem heroic poem blockbuster moral tale science fiction work of fiction pot boiler best-seller long story yellowback three-decker cliff-hanger false knowledge superstitious belief false belief Haggadah moral story sword and sorcery recital wisdom sketch fables item version intelligence word commentary gen information commentaries info tidings news advices symbol emblem detail testimony sequel nonfiction tragedy beat comedy serial reminiscence rigmarole long and short of it song fabrication metaphor symbolism analogy oral tradition traditional stories urban myths received wisdom typification figuration symbolization oral literature traditional beliefs shaggy-dog story old wives' tales song and dance sea story cock and bull story traveller's tale indirect representation extended metaphor recitation explanation description portrayal recountal recounting telling statement interpretation delineation rehearsal chronicling rendition detailing storytelling depiction short novel relating describing blow by blow romp adventure story gag episode chestnut incident voice-over reading unfolding story telling firsthand account representation characterization rundown explication brief portrait vignette word picture rendering writeup declaration picture ABCs illustration presentment elucidation details portraiture monograph summarization evocation definition summary confession burble burbling palaver maundering overelaboration exposition lengthy story lengthy explanation banging on impression perspective side view take the whole picture the picture play by play run-down communiqué lowdown make

Noun

(figuratively or literally) A stain, smudge or blot

Verb

To place something over or upon, as to conceal or protect
shield protect guard screen shelter defend house tuck bulwark cup enclose enfold fence fend forfend keep safeguard secure swathe cap crown dress invest wrap canopy clothe hood overcast paper over reinforce ward superimpose superpose put something on top of place something over place under cover preserve save keep safe conserve keep from harm watch over look after harbour fortify harbor insulate take care of cushion uphold watch hedge stand up for ward off afford protection to shade prevent inoculate avert support maintain insure assure care for foster cover up ride shotgun give sanctuary tend police patrol conceal haven oppose resist mind garrison provide protection for ensure cover all bases make invulnerable stave off go to bat for stand guard over fend off stick up for guard against give refuge prohibit top dress strengthen man occupy justify champion surround hide make safe mulch chaperon sentinel oversee make immune cover for provide safety immunise mount guard on escort stand guard on cover up for immunize picket take out insurance take out insurance cover make sound make impregnable stand guard shotgun chamber stonewall roof overlook save from harm take under wing take someone under your wing be responsible for guide attend to preside over persevere with have charge of minister to rule be in charge of give shelter give cover keep guard on take under one's wing keep a lookout over barricade withstand hold repulse curb block forestall halt repel check stop intercept deflect dodge arrest divert foil thwart beat off discourage escape baulk evade parry provide sanctuary take in repel danger be the defender of hold at bay protect against turn aside head off defend oneself against shield against keep at arm's length skirt round fight off keep at bay hold back duck pre-empt hold off balk keep off put a stop to safeguard against secure against control relieve keep an eye on give asylum to safeguard from shield from provide refuge give shelter to give sanctuary to provide a refuge for protect from sustain salvage retain reclaim retrieve rescue cherish nanny mother chaperone fight for supply with troops guard in transit manage supervise run handle administrate govern operate superintend regulate direct steward till conduct attend see to keep tabs on bottle up get back at defend yourself retaliate contain suppress push back restrain reply fight back repress counter put up a fight riposte

Verb

To hide or conceal something (literally or figuratively)
disguise hide mask obscure veil cloak conceal enshroud screen shroud camouflage curtain shade suppress belie stifle blanket envelop occult smother cache muffle secrete blot out cover up board up bush up do on the sly stop something being overheard paper over shield block out eclipse bury cloud shadow obstruct mantle surround overlay ensconce whitewash wrap adumbrate hush up keep secret stash block dissemble swathe darken befog coat keep dark obfuscate stonewall plant dress up top crown keep hidden shelter cap sweep under the carpet sweep under the rug obliterate sweep something under the rug sweep something under the carpet dim blind carpet overspread withhold blank out becloud sugarcoat squirrel cast a shadow over keep out of sight cocoon censor draw a veil over shut off canopy clothe separate wallpaper drape close shutter palliate umbrage fog overshadow shut out bedim veneer seclude murk beard put up a front harbour harbor burke airbrush stow ditch gloss over swaddle give a false idea of stash away give a false account of keep under your hat isolate block off deny repress erase forget tuck something away downplay enfold enwrap smuggle pall submerge front dissimulate wipe out overlie protect minimize pave pull a veil over squash throw on makeup blur mist haze overwhelm hole up blear overcast overcloud encase minimise redact gag varnish inumbrate hinder dislimn benight blacken bemist pettifog obnubilate extend over put out of the way ban mute muzzle extinguish proscribe outlaw make light of not disclose masquerade sequester overtop crest tuck away put in a hole shower inundate heap varnish over cast a shadow gird hem sheathe make up misrepresent sit on tip keep silent about not breathe a word of surmount secure put out of sight block off the light to shut out the light from finesse launder distort keep under wraps hide away stow away hide out shut out the light squirrel away wall off make inconspicuous trap falsify put up a smokescreen stop plug warp finish shut in colour misinterpret store miscolor pervert misstate color garble mislead twist maintain duck put away save accumulate put in the hole collect reserve park trump up put a spin on fudge misreport cook bend misrelate slant alter change manipulate misquote fake take out of context quote out of context doctor embroider exaggerate embellish adulterate skew lie con deceive tamper with phony up misconstrue confuse strain bias overstate overdraw counterfeit corrupt promote equivocate palter prevaricate mangle angle snow massage tinker with jumble put the wrong slant on muddle overdo dramatize enhance slur mistranslate hyperbolize mutilate mix up poison magnify misrender twist around misarticulate romanticise pad dramatise romanticize forge affect elaborate on prejudice spin fabricate invent deteriorate wind interfere with scam knot crush melt decline curve writhe slump gnarl put one on sag make out like deviate collapse touch up doctor up give a false picture of debase vitiate fix contravene salt four-flush contort rig fiddle traverse gloss deacon fib put on an act fake it frame up parody travesty bottle up cheese blarney stretch pirate dress puff hide from view not tell salt away keep mum about keep quiet about keep a lid on keep back keep the lid on keep unknown hold back keep cover not give away blow smoke pass off build up

Verb

To explore or examine a given topic or subject
examine explore investigate scrutinise scrutinize analyse analyze discuss review treat probe study tackle enquire into look into report on account for go into attend to delve into concern deal with affect involve regard refer to touch pertain to appertain to have to do with have a bearing on apply to be relevant to bear on relate to be about concern itself with pertain relate appertain apply refer have relevance to bear upon touch on consider be connected with have reference to be pertinent to encompass go over bear belong to be in connection with be concerned with have something to do with address explain talk about write about reference speak about comment on canvas be regarding contend with implicate entail impact connect treat of be pertinent be appropriate impact on be applicable to have relevance for observe research identify deal occasion determine include correspond to weigh up entangle enmesh embroil point to join vest befit associate combine be related to handle inhere with connect to be part of approach critique mention consult interpret note reason counsel fit suit allude powwow criticize parley confab criticise arrange weigh confer confabulate deliberate be fitting be germane be relevant be apt be apposite be valid be applicable be significant speak of allude to talk of take up enlarge upon advise on touch upon discourse on talk over belong tell of bring in correspond with point at be a matter of be associated with connect with take in be directed to have a reference to have a connection to have a relation to be attributed to detail document give the facts on give a rundown of recount give an account of give details on give details of look at provide details of expound on deliberate on sift through inquire about dig into depict confer on talk through describe debate inform of comprise of bring up embody take on inspect pore over evaluate check out sift dissect look over survey inquire into search vet assess appraise prospect question go through check chew over check up on ponder audit search into size up take stock of work over give something the once-over probe into scan inquire scrutinate canvass think about enquire check into conduct an enquiry into scope out check up check over sound out conduct an investigation into subject to an examination view test eyeball scout pick at look-see give the once over try to get to the bottom of look at carefully pry into nose around screen read dig verify query follow up pursue assay delve recce reconnoitre reconnoiter make enquiries about excogitate brainstorm inquisite case interrogate experiment think through turn over make inquiry run down suss out put to the test cross-examine mull over brood over poke around feel out read up on make enquiries into dive into make inquiries into conduct investigations into sound enquire about fathom peruse contemplate penetrate find out about ask questions about look through kick around deconstruct ferret in try ferret about in plumb bug tap poke spy frisk have a look at sift the evidence concerning play around with cut do research into put questions to go over with a fine-tooth comb ask questions of ferret around in open up read into experiment with be all ears break down dive in give something a once-over sort out do research listen in follow a line of investigation stake out search the evidence concerning pick apart make inquiries about conduct an inquiry into search for take a look at get back to make sure chase up quest spy on make an observation of make a recce of redact censor discern perceive estimate behold leave no stone unturned balance give the once-over pass under review look oversee overlook con esteem anatomize get down to brass tacks think of look upon look on take stock give something a going-over report sit in monitor put out a feeler pierce quiz ask test the waters carry out an inquest into catechize turn ruminate perpend cogitate meditate revolve trial comprehend unravel scour resolve decompose decompound take apart compare think over figure wrestle with conduct a survey of conduct research into think out entertain grasp understand sample pilot seek do tests make inquiries consult the archives look up know gauge diagnose put to trial try on field-test experimentalize fool with carry out trials on try on for size road-test carry out tests shake down mess around try out conduct experiments do tests on conduct research test drive futz around put through its paces give a tryout make a trial run practice with carry out trials get to the bottom of measure take soundings gage follow mine rake through ransack nose round rummage in snoop peer into nose about have a good look at prowl around sieve search through rummage through root around in root about in size grade go through with a fine-tooth comb drain sort through separate pan fossick through colander poke around in select comb put through a sieve roust around in sort rootle around in clean ask about wiretap muckrake underseek

Verb

To act or serve as a substitute, usually temporarily
relieve sub double for pinch-hit replace substitute understudy deputize for stand in for substitute for fill in fill in for stand in step in take over take over from act as deputy for act as stand-in for act as substitute for be a substitute for do duty for hold the fort pinch-hit for sit in for sub for act in place of be a locum for do a locum for take the place of step into the breach take the rap for make good fill someone's boots fill someone's shoes deputize deputise sit in act as deputy act as stand-in act represent spell be a proxy do the work of provide cover proxy alternate act as understudy double cover for back up do duty take another's place swap places with act for act as locum stand for do a locum be in place of serve in one's stead fill one's position take somebody's place act as substitute answer for act as locum tenens stand-in be a locum be a substitute fill-in interpose substract insinuate interject act in someone's stead hold the fort for act as a substitute step into someone's shoes step into someone's boots do the honors temp do something in someone's stead do something in someone's place do somebody's work supplant supply swap commute displace switch change supersede go as displant cut out be a proxy for act as locum for act as a substitute for succeed support speak on behalf of act on behalf of provide cover for give a break mind things take charge look after things attend to things take care of things take someone's place act in someone's place pinch hit for front for stand in lieu of