In SharePoint 2013 it seems very easy to create synonyms for terms that live under the Managed Metadata Service (see first image) but it seems like I am unable to do so with Keywords living under the System section of the Term Store Management Tool (see image 2). Is there anyway to enable synonyms for System Keywords (Enterprise Keywords)

Synonyms enabled for Managed Metadata Service terms enter image description here

No option for synonyms in System -> Keywords enter image description here

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In a very dull non-techie script free answer, might I suggest creating a new Keywords Term Set called perhaps "Approved Keywords", moving approved Enterprise Keywords into it and then adding the synonyms to the terms in the "Approved Keywords" list.

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