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Das Synonym zu "good" ist "superb".

Gehört "Zu" zum Wort Synonym?

Ich habe gelesen, dass das Wort "Synonym" mit der Präposition "zu" verwendet werden kann, manchmal mit der Präposition "für". Welche Präposition ist die Richtige?

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Aus dem Bauch heraus: "Ich suche ein Synonym für X" vs. "Das Synonym zu X ist Y" –  Em1 Jan 23 at 6:18
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As the other answer said, both versions are possible and so is "Synonym von". However, Google ngram shows that "für" is about 10 times more common.

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Yes the correct way of saying that would be

Das Synonym zu "good" ist "super". 

Zu basically means to, in this case belongs to as a preposition.

Ich suche ein Synonym zu diesem Wort.

Ich suche ein Synonym für dieses Wort.

There is no difference here. The meaning is the same and both are grammatically correct.

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