(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. fitness; state, birth, rank, place, estate, station, class; demand, qualification, proviso; plight, situation, status, position, pass, case, circumstances. See repute, circumstance.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A state]
Syn. situation, position, status; see state 2 .
2. [A requisite]
Syn. stipulation, contingency, provision; see circumstance 1 , requirement 1 .
3. [A limitation]
Syn. restriction, qualification, prohibition; see limitation 2 , restraint 2 .
4. [State of health]
Syn. physical state, fitness, lack of fitness, tone, form, trim, shape*; see also health 1 , 2 .
5. [*Illness]
Syn. ailment, infirmity, malady; see disease .
See Synonym Study at state . v.
Syn. adapt, modify, accustom, work out; see practice 1 , train 3 , 4 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. provision stipulation, qualification, proviso, consideration, requirement. 2.state situation, order, circumstance, stage, predicament, position, *lay of the land.
3. health fitness, shape, constitution, state.
4. ailment malady, illness. see disease
get fit, train, prepare, get in shape, build up, work out.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Manner of being or form of existence: mode, situation, state, status. See BE. 2. A state of sound readiness: fettle, fitness, form, kilter, order, shape, trim. See BETTER. 3. Something indispensable: essential, must, necessity, need, precondition, prerequisite, requirement, requisite, sine qua non. See NECESSARY. 4. A restricting or modifying element: provision, proviso, qualification, reservation, specification, stipulation, term (often used in plural). Informal: string (often used in plural). See LIMITED. 5. Existing surroundings that affect an activity. Used in plural: circumstance (often used in plural), environment. Slang: scene. See BE. II verb To make familiar through constant practice or use: accustom, habituate, inure, wont. See USUAL.

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