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Definition 1: the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where intellect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil

Synonyms for intellect in the sense of this definition

(intellect is a kind of ...) one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

Definition 2: knowledge and intellectual ability - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where intellect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he reads to improve his mind
  • he has a keen intellect

Synonyms for intellect in the sense of this definition

(intellect is a kind of ...) the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience

(... are attributes of intellect) appealing to or using the intellect

"satire is an intellectual weapon" "intellectual workers engaged in creative literary or artistic or scientific labor" "has tremendous intellectual sympathy for oppressed people" "coldly intellectual" "sort of the intellectual type" "intellectual literature"

(... are attributes of intellect) not intellectual

Definition 3: a person who uses the mind creatively - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for intellect in the sense of this definition

(intellect is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of intellect ) a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

(... is a kind of intellect ) someone who habitually doubts accepted beliefs

(... is a kind of intellect ) someone who draws up specifications giving details (as for obtaining a patent)

(... is a kind of intellect ) a person who subscribes to subjectivism

(... is a kind of intellect ) an intellectual who synthesizes or uses synthetic methods

(... is a kind of intellect ) someone who theorizes (especially in science or art)

(... is a kind of intellect ) an important intellectual

"the great minds of the 17th century"

(... is a kind of intellect ) someone who exercises the mind (usually in an effort to reach a decision)

(... is a kind of intellect ) a person with unusual powers of foresight

(... is a kind of intellect ) a wise and trusted guide and advisor

(... is a kind of intellect ) a person of intellectual or erudite tastes

(... is a kind of intellect ) someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality

"Mozart was a child genius" "he's smart but he's no Einstein"

(... is a kind of intellect ) someone who has a special interest in exceptional cases

(... is a kind of intellect ) someone who expounds and interprets or explains

(... is a kind of intellect ) one who was versed in the practice of alchemy and who sought an elixir of life and a panacea and an alkahest and the philosopher's stone

(... is a kind of intellect ) someone who formulates aphorisms or who repeats aphorisms

(... is a kind of intellect ) a witty or clever person with a fine mind

(... is a kind of intellect ) an intellectual who is ostentatiously and irritatingly knowledgeable

(... is a kind of intellect ) the kind of intellectual who converts messages from a code to plain text

(... is a kind of intellect ) an intellectual; a very studious and academic person

"in spite of her love of reading she denied being an egghead"

(... is a kind of intellect ) a person who explains

(... is a kind of intellect ) someone who is curious about something

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