Lost for words? – Thesaurus!
Unlike classic hand-made thesauruses with limited coverage, the thesaurus in Sketch Engine is automatically generated by ingenious algorithms analysing multi-billion text corpora which means a thesaurus can be generated for almost any word in the language (provided the corpus is large enough).
After logging in, start by selecting a corpus.
Click (1) Thesaurus, (2) type a lemma (=the basic form of a word, if the word is went, the lemma is go; it can be lowercased for some languages), (3) select a part of speech and (4) click Show .
Automatically generated thesaurus
Click on a blue word (1) or a word in the word cloud (2) to display a Word Sketch Difference between ‘argue’ and the clicked word.
Thesaurus with a word cloud
To learn more about Thesaurus, please refer to the User manual.