Two or more identical terms in close proximity can weigh a text down. Antidote intelligently locates all potential repetitions in your text. Select a highlighted word and Antidote immediately displays all its other occurrences in orange.
Where appropriate, you can avoid the repetition by replacing the second term with a pronoun, substituting a synonym for the term, or reformulating the passage so that only a single occurrence is necessary.
- Quickly find a synonym and replace your repeated word in a single click with the Synonyms command in the tooltip. You can also use the Synonyms of “word” option in the context (right-click) menu
Range: The range is the maximum distance between two terms that will be considered repetitions. The shorter the range, the fewer the repetitions; the longer the range, the more repetitions. Note that the range takes sentence boundaries into account.
Smart filter: When the smart filter is enabled, the repetitions filter avoids flagging repetitions that appear to be justified in the context. For example, the corrector will not consider titles, because they invariably repeat material from the text that follows (although a repetition within the title itself will be flagged). As for proper nouns, it will flag a repetition when there are four or more occurrences of a particular proper noun within the same paragraph. Disable this filter if you want to see all repetitions.
Words from the same family: Detections may or may not include words of the same family (such as force and forceful).
Include: In certain types of texts (scientific, legal, etc.), precision prevails over style. The repetition of a precise expression, rather than an approximate synonym, may then be acceptable or even required. If so, uncheck the appropriate categories of words in order to exclude them from the flagged repetitions.