Capital and Principal


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Capital adjective – Coming before all others in importance.
Usage example: the capital goal of the effort is to assimilate the new immigrants

Principal is a synonym for capital in money topic. In some cases you can use "Principal" instead the word "Capital" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like main, first, position, cash. popular alternative
Nearby Words: capitally, capitalize, capitalist, capitalise, capitalization
Synonyms for Capital


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Principal adjective – Coming before all others in importance.
Usage example: our principal reason for coming here today

Capital is a synonym for principal in main topic. You can use "Capital" instead the word "Principal" as a noun or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as first, cash, finance, important. popular alternative
Nearby Words: principle, principally, principality, principe
Synonyms for Principal

How words are described

old old capital old principal
better better capital better principal
regular regular capital regular principal
current current capital current principal
Other adjectives: actual, entire, real, new, former.
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