- noun (usually symptoms)ADJECTIVE▪ characteristic, classic, common, typical▪ clinical▪ minor, secondary▪ acute, chronic▪ intermittent, recurrent▪ distressing, negative, serious, severe, unpleasant▪ mild▪ visible, visual▪
These virus infections display obvious visual symptoms.▪ physical, physiological▪
the physical symptoms that are the result of stress▪ withdrawal▪ abdominal, respiratory, urinary▪ allergic, allergy, asthma, asthmatic, flu, flu-like, menopausal▪ behavioural/behavioral, mental, psychiatric, psychological, psychosomatic▪ depressive, neurotic, schizophrenic, stressVERB + SYMPTOM▪ display, exhibit, experience, have, present with (medical), show, suffer, suffer from▪
She had all the classic symptoms of the disorder.▪
The patient was admitted presenting with flu-like symptoms.▪ describe, report▪
Can you describe your symptoms?▪ develop, get▪
Not all carriers of the disease develop symptoms.▪ bring about, bring on, cause, produce▪ aggravate, exacerbate▪
Cigarettes can aggravate the symptoms of a cold.▪ ignore▪
He had been ignoring the symptoms for years.▪ detect, diagnose, identify, interpret, recognize▪
Nurses are taught how to identify and treat the symptoms of poisoning.▪ alleviate, control, ease, improve, reduce, relieve, suppress, treat▪ be free fromSYMPTOM + VERB▪ appear, arise, develop, occur▪ persist, recur▪
If symptoms persist, consult your doctor.▪ worsen▪ improve▪
If symptoms do not improve after a week, see your doctor.▪ disappearPHRASES▪ the onset of symptoms▪
40% of patients were treated within three hours of the onset of symptoms.
Collocations dictionary. 2013.