Features like “Screen Time” and “Siri Shortcuts” have rightly taken away almost all the limelight in iOS 12. However, there are quite a few newbies including Oxford thesaurus of English that are worthy of attention. If you want to improve your vocabulary or like taking the help of the dictionary to understand a difficult word while reading articles, you should enable the new thesaurus in iOS 12.
Once you have activated it, you will be able to instantly find the synonyms and antonyms of a particular word. It can be very useful in letting you quickly get the right meaning of a word or context.
How to Download New Thesaurus on iPhone and iPad Running iOS 12
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Then, tap on General.
Step #2. Next, scroll down and tap on Dictionary.
Step #3. Next up, tap on American English – Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus.
Now, the thesaurus will start downloading. Wait for a few moments until it’s been successfully downloaded.
How to Use Oxford thesaurus of English on iOS 12 Device
Once the thesaurus has been successfully downloaded, you can start using it.
Note: You can use this thesaurus feature in third-party writing apps and tools you have downloaded on your iPhone or iPad.
Step #1. Head over to the article you want to read.
Step #2. Now, select the word. To do so, simply touch and hold it.
And, choose Look Up in the popup.
Step #3. Next up, you should see the definition of the word. Check out the synonyms and antonyms of the word.
If you want to dig a bit further, you can also search web. There is also an option to manage the dictionary. To do so, tap on Manage Dictionaries.
Siri will also suggest contents that you might want to take a peek at.
Step #4. After you have taken the help of the dictionary, tap on Done at the top right to return to the article.
That’s pretty much it!
I truly welcome the addition of this rich dictionary. It’s going to enhance the reading experience. What’s your take on it?
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