(Now, while probably only Google employees know how the synonyms algorithm works, we have reason to believe it’s build to scale, i.e. it is fully automated based on e.g. data crawled from the web... and not determined by editors. In other words, it may be more related to the way the web at large discusses Scientology, and which words people use around the subject.)
On that note, here’s a small trick if you want to know what Google considers synonymous for a given word. Say the word you want to give a try is “love”, then use the following query ...
... which results in “loves”, “compatibility”, “lovely”, “romantic” and “marriage”. (You can also go ahead and exclude more to find more, like ~love -love -compatibility -romantic and so on.)
*The same group who sent this letter to Google some years ago.
**However, even though Google calls this the synonyms operator on their help page, it’s often more of a “related words” operator.
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