1. marker, marking, mark, symbol

usage: a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the sheep"

2. marking, design, pattern, figure

usage: a pattern of marks

3. marking, grading, scoring, evaluation, rating

usage: evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score; "what he disliked about teaching was all the grading he had to do"

4. marking, decoration

usage: the act of making a visible mark on a surface


1. tag, label, mark, attach

usage: attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles"

2. mark, bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal

usage: designate as if by a mark; "This sign marks the border"

3. distinguish, mark, differentiate, qualify, characterize, characterise

usage: be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"

4. commemorate, mark, observe, celebrate, keep

usage: mark by some ceremony or observation; "The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade"

5. mark, change, alter, modify

usage: make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"

6. stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, mark, label

usage: to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful; "He denounced the government action"; "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"

7. notice, mark, note

usage: notice or perceive; "She noted that someone was following her"; "mark my words"

8. scar, mark, pock, pit, deface, disfigure, blemish

usage: mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"

9. score, nock, mark, notch

usage: make small marks into the surface of; "score the clay before firing it"

10. set, mark, lay down, establish, make

usage: establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record"

11. score, mark, record, enter, put down

usage: make underscoring marks

12. cross off, cross out, strike out, strike off, mark, take away, take out

usage: remove from a list; "Cross the name of the dead person off the list"

13. check, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tick, verify

usage: put a check mark on or near or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units"

14. grade, score, mark, measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value

usage: assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation; "grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework"

15. punctuate, mark, add

usage: insert punctuation marks into

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