A synonym is a word or phrase that means exactly or nearly the same as another word or phrase in the same language. The word comes from Ancient Greek syn which means "with" and onoma which means "name". Examples of synonyms are the words begin, start, and commence.
We use synonyms constantly in speech and in writing. They can be lifesavers, especially when you want to avoid repeating the same words over and over. These are the words that can be used interchangeably, but the meaning of the message remains the same. Many synonyms are very useful because they can show different variations of the same understanding. The range of synonyms can give the audience or reader a better understanding of the speaker's exact intentions.
Understanding synonyms is very important in order to bring variety in language. The whole point of language is to express oneself or to send a message and synonyms help in keeping a piece of work interesting by avoiding monotony. Always remember that if the audience gets bored or confused by the same word being used over and over again, the message will be lost.