Homonym (Homophones)

What is Homonyms in English?

Words that sound same but have different meanings and spellings are called Homonym or Homophones.


Homonym (Confused Words)

Words Meaning Words Meaning
a lot (noun) many
accept (verb) to recognize
allot (verb) to give or share inarbitrary amounts except (preposition) excluding

access (noun, verb) means of approaching; to approach addition (noun) increase
excess(noun, adj.) extra edition (noun) an issue of a book or newspaper
advice (noun) a recommended opinion affect (verb) to influence
advise (verb) to give advice; inform effect (noun) result
    effect (verb) to bring about
all ready (adj.) completely prepared all together (adj.) in a group; in unison
already (adj.) by or before a specified time altogether(adv.) completely or thoroughly
allude (verb) to refer to something not specifically mentioned ascent (noun) the act of climbing
elude (verb) to escape notice or detection assent (verb) to agree or accept a proposal or opinion
assure (verb) to make certain (assure someone) beside (adj.) next to
ensure (verb) to make certain besides (adv.) in addition to
insure (verb) to secure life or property in case of loss    
bibliography (noun) list of writings capital (noun) money invested; a town or city where the government sits
biography(noun) a life story capitol (noun) a government building
choose (verb) to select cite (verb) to acknowledge; to quote as a reference
chose (verb) the past tense of choose sight (noun) the ability to see; vision
    site (noun) a place or location
complement (noun) match consul (noun) an official appointed by the government to live in a foreign city
compliment (noun, verb) praise; to give praise council (noun) a group of people called together to provide advice
    counsel (noun, verb) advice; to give advice
continual (adj.) taking place in close succession cooperation (noun) assistance; help
continuous (adj.) without break or let up corporation (noun) type of business organization
decent (adj.) well mannered desert (noun) arid, sandy region
descent (noun) decline; fall dessert (noun) sweet served after a meal
dissent (noun) disagreement    
disburse (verb) to pay disinterested (adj.) impartial; no strong opinion either way
disperse (verb) to spread out uninterested (adj.) don't care
elicit (verb) to stir up envelop (verb)

to surround; to cover completely
illicit (adj.) illegal envelope (noun) flat paper container for letters or other documents
farther (adv.) beyond flack (noun, verb) press agent (noun); to act as a press agent (verb)
further (adj.) additional flak (noun) criticism
forth (adv.) forward; onward hear (verb) to perceive by the ear
fourth (adj.) next in number after the third here (adv.) in this or at this place
hoard (verb) to collect and keep imply (verb) to hint or suggest
horde (noun) a huge crowd infer (verb) to assume; to deduce
loose (adj.) not restrained; not fastened loath (adj.) reluctant
lose (verb) to fail to win; to be deprived of loathe (verb) to feel hatred for
medal (noun) a badge of honor passed (verb) the past tense of past
meddle (verb) to interfere past (adj.) finished; gone by
metal (noun) a mineral substance    
personal (adj.) individual principal (adj.) main
personnel (noun) employees principal (noun) person in charge
    principle (noun) standard
quiet (adj.) still; calm stationary (adj.) not moving
quite (adv.) very; fairly; positively stationery (noun) writing paper
quit (verb) to stop; to discontinue    
taught (verb) the past tense of teach than (conj., prep.) in contrast to
taut (adj.) tight then (adv.) next
their (pronoun) belonging to them
to (prep.) in the direction of
there (adv.) in a place
too (adv.) also; excessively
they're contraction for they are two (adj.) the number after one
weather (noun, verb) atmospheric conditions; to last or ride out who (pronoun) substitute for he, she, or they
whether (conj.) if it be the case; in either case whom (pronoun) substitute for him, her, or them
your (pronoun) belonging to you    
you're contraction for you are