Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun patent

2 senses of patent

Sense 1
patent, patent of invention -- (a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention)
       => document, written document, papers -- (writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature))

Sense 2
patent, letters patent -- (an official document granting a right or privilege)
       => legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument -- ((law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb patent

3 senses of patent

Sense 1
patent -- (obtain a patent for; "Should I patent this invention?")
       => procure, secure -- (get by special effort; "He procured extra cigarettes even though they were rationed")

Sense 2
patent -- (grant rights to; grant a patent for)
       => register -- (record in writing; enter into a book of names or events or transactions)

Sense 3
patent -- (make open to sight or notice; "His behavior has patented an embarrassing fact about him")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Antonyms of adj patent

2 senses of patent

Sense 1
patent -- ((of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage; "patent ductus arteriosus")

INDIRECT (VIA unobstructed) -> obstructed -- (shut off to passage or view or hindered from action; "a partially obstructed passageway"; "an obstructed view"; "justice obstructed is not justice")

Sense 2
apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistakable -- (clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; "the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields"; "evident hostility"; "manifest disapproval"; "patent advantages"; "made his meaning plain"; "it is plain that he is no reactionary"; "in plain view")

INDIRECT (VIA obvious) -> unobvious -- (not immediately apparent; "in mathematical science connections are exhibited which...are extremely unobvious"- A.N.Whitehead)

Similarity of adj patent

2 senses of patent

Sense 1
patent -- ((of a bodily tube or passageway) open; affording free passage; "patent ductus arteriosus")
       => unobstructed (vs. obstructed) -- (free from impediment or obstruction or hindrance; "an unobstructed view")

Sense 2
apparent, evident, manifest, patent, plain, unmistakable -- (clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment; "the effects of the drought are apparent to anyone who sees the parched fields"; "evident hostility"; "manifest disapproval"; "patent advantages"; "made his meaning plain"; "it is plain that he is no reactionary"; "in plain view")
       => obvious (vs. unobvious) -- (easily perceived by the senses or grasped by the mind; "obvious errors")

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