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

7 senses of taste

Sense 1
taste, taste sensation, gustatory sensation, taste perception, gustatory perception -- (the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste")
       => sensation, esthesis, aesthesis, sense experience, sense impression, sense datum -- (an unelaborated elementary awareness of stimulation; "a sensation of touch")

Sense 2
preference, penchant, predilection, taste -- (a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney")
       => liking -- (a feeling of pleasure and enjoyment; "I've always had a liking for reading"; "she developed a liking for gin")

Sense 3
taste, appreciation, discernment, perceptiveness -- (delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values); "arrogance and lack of taste contributed to his rapid success"; "to ask at that particular time was the ultimate in bad taste")
       => discrimination, secernment -- (the cognitive process whereby two or more stimuli are distinguished)

Sense 4
taste -- (a brief experience of something; "he got a taste of life on the wild side"; "she enjoyed her brief taste of independence")
       => experience -- (an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention")

Sense 5
taste, mouthful -- (a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it")
       => small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount -- (an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude)

Sense 6
taste, gustation, sense of taste, gustatory modality -- (the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste")
       => modality, sense modality, sensory system -- (a particular sense)
       => exteroception -- (sensitivity to stimuli originating outside of the body)

Sense 7
taste, tasting -- (a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; "a wine tasting")
       => sensing, perception -- (becoming aware of something via the senses)

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

6 senses of taste

Sense 1
taste, savor, savour -- (have flavor; taste of something)

Sense 2
taste -- (perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?")
       => perceive, comprehend -- (to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon")

Sense 3
sample, try, try out, taste -- (take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes")
       => consume, ingest, take in, take, have -- (serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee")

Sense 4
smack, taste -- (have a distinctive or characteristic taste; "This tastes of nutmeg")
       => taste, savor, savour -- (have flavor; taste of something)

Sense 5
taste -- (distinguish flavors; "We tasted wines last night")
       => identify -- (consider to be equal or the same; "He identified his brother as one of the fugitives")

Sense 6
taste -- (experience briefly; "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died")
       => know, experience, live -- (have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations; "I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known hunger?"; "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; "I lived through two divorces")

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