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For some, small towns are where virtues live: near the diner, yarn shop and swimming hole. For others, "small-town" is a synonym for smug narrow-mindedness.

1) Can "synonym for" be replaced with "synonym with" in the above sentence?

2) Is there any difference between "synonym for" and "synonym with"?

3) When should I use "synonym for" and "synonym with"?

Thanks.
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Hi,
The standard expression is 'A is a synonym for B'.
You can, however, say 'A is synonymous with B'.

Clive
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Thanks Clive. Can I say A is synonymous for B?
Hi,

No.

Clive
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