Longman Activator Thesaurus by Pearson Education (Universal)
Released: Jul 26, 2011
Version: 6.7
Size: 113 MB
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Longman Activator Thesaurus

Pearson Education
Future ready.The Longman Activator Thesaurus is a thesaurus for learner’s of English – and unlike a traditional thesaurus, it provides full explanations of all words and phrases so that you truly understand the differences between them. For this reason, the Longman Activator Thesaurus has been described as “better than a thesaurus”!

Its innovative approach groups individual words and phrases under “Keywords” that share the same idea, concept or meaning. From a basic “Keyword” (such as increase), you are taken to a range of synonyms (such as go up, escalate, expand, soar, rocket) – each of which is fully explained and illustrated with example sentences taken from the Longman Corpus Network, showing how the word or phrase is used in natural spoken and written English.

Are you looking to increase your English vocabulary? Do you have difficulty deciding on the correct word to use in a particular situation? Then the Longman Activator Thesaurus is the app for you.


● 866 keywords – basic words that you already know
● Over 22,000 words and phrases – all fully explained and illustrated with example sentences
● Full index for quick look-up of words or phrases
● Over 15,000 audio pronunciations in British and American English
● Full IPA phonetic transcriptions for all words and phrases
● Over 400 images and 190 videos to help understanding
● Fast search, including search-as-you-type results
● Bookmark your favourite entries
● History showing all the keywords, sections and words you’ve recently viewed
● Universal app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
● Supports multi-tasking
● No internet connection required

New Functionality:
● unique three-way cross-referencing search
● real-time progressing look-up
● wildcard pattern searches -with * ?
● support for search from other applications
● OS-independent app localization
● iPod, iPhone & iPad compatible "universal app"
● Full "Retina Display" support
● Bookmarks with folders and editable notations
● Bookmark syncing across devices via iCloud

Social Media
● supports Facebook APIs.
● Twitter & Evernote posts.
● Full layout for definition emails and Evernote posts.

What's new in version 6.7
UI updates
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Longman Activator Thesaurus is an ok, 3.5-star app.
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