Create acronym



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Create a new acronym object.


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) SearchConfiguration.Read.All, SearchConfiguration.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application SearchConfiguration.Read.All, SearchConfiguration.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

POST /search/acronyms

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type application/json. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of the acronym object.

The following table shows the properties that are available when you create an acronym.

Property Type Description
description String A brief description of the acronym that gives users more info about the acronym and what it stands for. Inherited from searchAnswer.
displayName String The actual short form or acronym. Inherited from searchAnswer.
standsFor String collection What the acronym stands for.
state State of the acronym. Possible values are: published, draft, excluded, or unknownFutureValue.
webUrl String The URL of the page or website where users can go for more information about the acronym. Inherited from searchAnswer.


If successful, this method returns a 200 Ok response code.



Content-Type: application/json

  "displayName": "DNN",
  "standsFor": "Deep Neural Network",
  "description": "A deep neural network is a neural network with a certain level of complexity, a neural network with more than two layers.",
  "webUrl": "",
  "state": "draft"


Here is an example of the response.

HTTP/1.1 200 Ok
Content-Type: application/json

  "id": "733b26d5-af76-4eea-ac69-1a0ce8716897"