If two words are synonymous, they mean the same thing. You tried to convince her that "love" and "chocolate" were not synonymous, but it was no use.
In addition to describing words with the same or similar meanings, you can use the adjective synonymous to describe things that are similar in a more figurative way. Summer is synonymous with picnics, playing outside, and days at the beach. Summer is also synonymous with ants, skinned knees, and sunburn!
adj (of words) meaning the same or nearly the same
(of words) expressing closely related meanings
(of words) interchangeable in a given context without changing the import of the expression
of words: having opposite meanings
of words or propositions so related that each is the negation of the other
of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true and both cannot be false
of words or propositions so related that both cannot be true but both may be false
of words so related that one contrasts with the other
of words so related that one reverses the relation denoted by the other
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