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To start or stop a computer or computer program - thesaurus

Synonyms

log on

to start using a computer system, for example by typing a particular word

log off

to finish using a computer system, for example by typing a particular word

power up

to switch a computer on in the correct way

boot

verb

computing if a computer boots, or if you boot it, it starts working and becomes ready to use

exit

verb

to end a computer program that you are using

power down

to switch a computer off in the correct way

run

verb

computing to start or to use a computer program

abort

verb

if you abort a computer program, or if it aborts, the computer stops doing something before it is finished

restart

verb

to start a computer again instead of shutting it down

sign on

to write your name or a secret word in order to use a computer

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More synonyms

coldboot

verb

to make a computer start again by turning it off and then turning it on

hardboot

verb

to make a computer start again by turning it off and on

launch

verb

computing to start a computer program

reboot

verb

if a computer or system reboots, or if someone reboots it, it starts again after it has been turned off

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hygge

a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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sofar

a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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