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English noun: resort

1. resort (location) a hotel located in a resort area

Synonymsholiday resort, resort hotel

Broader (hypernym)hotel

Narrower (hyponym)dude ranch, honeymoon resort, ski resort

Part meronymplayground, resort area, vacation spot

2. resort (location) a frequently visited place

Synonymshangout, haunt, repair, stamping ground

Broader (hypernym)area, country

Narrower (hyponym)gathering place

3. resort (attribute) something or someone turned to for assistance or security

SamplesHis only recourse was the police.
Took refuge in lying.

Synonymsrecourse, refuge

Broader (hypernym)resource

Narrower (hyponym)shadow

4. resort (act) act of turning to for assistance

SamplesHave recourse to the courts.
An appeal to his uncle was his last resort.

Synonymsrecourse, refuge

Broader (hypernym)aid, assist, assistance, help

English verb: resort

1. resort (social) have recourse to

SamplesThe government resorted to rationing meat.

Synonymsfall back, recur

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize

2. resort (motion) move, travel, or proceed toward some place

SamplesHe repaired to his cabin in the woods.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

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