The Microsoft Word application includes a number of handy tools to improve your writing skills. The Thesaurus feature of the program helps you enrich the vocabulary of your writing by providing a list of synonyms and antonyms for a specific word. The thesaurus function is native to the Word application and works in the same way on a Mac as a Windows-based computer.
Click the "Microsoft Word" icon on the dock or from the "Applications" folder.
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Open the Word document that contains the word you want to find synonyms for or type the word into a blank document. Highlight the word you want to use in the thesaurus.
Click the "Tools" icon and click "Thesaurus" from the drop-down menu. A window will appear displaying the meaning of the word as well as any synonyms for it. Click a synonym you would like to use and click "Insert" to replace the word in the document.