What are some opposite words for collapse?

Antonyms for collapse
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This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term collapse.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. collapse, prostration(noun)

    an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion

    "the commander's prostration demoralized his men"

    Synonyms:
    flop, prostration, crash

  2. collapse(noun)

    a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in

    "the roof is in danger of collapse"; "the collapse of the old star under its own gravity"

    Synonyms:
    flop, prostration, crash

  3. flop, collapse(noun)

    the act of throwing yourself down

    "he landed on the bed with a great flop"

    Synonyms:
    flop, floating-point operation, dud, bust, washout, fizzle, crash, prostration

  4. crash, collapse(verb)

    a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)

    Synonyms:
    clangour, flop, prostration, clank, smash, clangoring, crash, clangor, wreck, clash, clang

  5. collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder(verb)

    break down, literally or metaphorically

    "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"

    Synonyms:
    crack, consecrate, break away, give way, unwrap, devote, contribute, chip in, give out, split up, conk out, part, have, afford, hold, die, transgress, founder, weaken, crumple, bump, discover, snap off, turn over, go, demote, ease up, break out, separate, split, hand, gift, crack up, damp, smash, render, move over, feed, pay, get out, fracture, relegate, bring out, violate, reveal, divulge, pause, let on, open, get around, interrupt, wear out, grant, establish, break-dance, stop, check, break up, breach, develop, fall flat, give, return, apply, present, better, cave in, make, offend, go bad, impart, generate, break off, disclose, bust, erupt, give away, reach, recrudesce, tumble, break dance, go against, dampen, throw, fall in, soften, break in, let out, dedicate, ruin, fall apart, kick downstairs, burst, pass, break down, infract, fail, come apart, bankrupt, crumble, fall through, join, expose, break, crock up, discontinue, intermit, flop, leave, yield, get together, commit, sacrifice, wear, kick in, pass on

  6. break down, collapse(verb)

    collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack

    Synonyms:
    go, conk out, give way, crack up, founder, give, break down, cave in, crush, dissect, analyse, break, take apart, die, lose it, snap, crumble, decompose, burst, break up, give out, tumble, crack, fall in, analyze, fail, crumple, crock up, go bad

  7. collapse(verb)

    fold or close up

    "fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand"

    Synonyms:
    crack up, break down, give, break up, crumple, give way, tumble, crumble, crock up, fall in, founder, cave in, break, crack, burst

  8. crumble, crumple, tumble, break down, collapse(verb)

    fall apart

    "the building crumbled after the explosion"; "Negotiations broke down"

    Synonyms:
    topple, crease, analyze, buckle, crack, crack up, rumple, cave in, fail, snap, twig, whirl, go bad, tumble, break up, decay, cotton on, give, crock up, knit, get wise, conk out, analyse, whirl around, fall apart, give out, crumble, cockle, catch on, go, fall in, get onto, wrinkle, break, crumple, pucker, die, decompose, get it, latch on, dissect, break down, give way, crush, take apart, dilapidate, burst, lose it, crinkle, founder, tip

  9. collapse, burst(verb)

    cause to burst

    "The ice broke the pipe"

    Synonyms:
    bristle, split, give way, crack up, break down, give, crack, cave in, founder, break open, break, crumble, crock up, erupt, burst, break up, bust, tumble, fall in, abound, crumple, explode

  10. crack up, crack, crock up, break up, collapse(verb)

    suffer a nervous breakdown

    Synonyms:
    fragmentise, fragmentize, decompose, interrupt, crash, burst, split up, pick, break through, snap, dismantle, break up, recess, fall in, cave in, part, crock up, sever, cut off, fragment, split, disperse, separate, disrupt, give, dissolve, crumble, founder, give way, crack, disassemble, break apart, crumple, calve, dissipate, scatter, break down, resolve, take apart, dispel, adjourn, break, crack up, tumble, check

  11. collapse(verb)

    lose significance, effectiveness, or value

    "The school system is collapsing"; "The stock market collapsed"

    Synonyms:
    crack up, break down, give, break up, crumple, give way, tumble, crumble, crock up, fall in, founder, cave in, break, crack, burst

How to use collapse in a sentence?

  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Old houses are full with memories and that’s why they resist to collapse!

  2. Greta Thunberg:

    The climate is not going to collapse because some party got the most votes. The politics that’s needed to prevent the climate catastrophe—it doesn’t exist today. We need to change the system, as if we were in crisis, as if there were a war going on.”

  3. Johan Rockstrom:

    Just because we are not seeing a collapse today doesn’t mean we are not subjecting humanity to a process that could lead to catastrophic outcomes over the next century.

  4. Edward Wolff:

    More Blacks were slammed a lot harder than White families by the house price collapse, lower incomes plus a credit crunch meant that More Blacks were left out of the housing market even after 2010.

  5. Satoshi Kamayachi:

    There isn't that much capacity (of hospital beds) left in Tokyo, so a (medical collapse) is no longer unforeseeable, the number of patients is clearly rising, so the situation is becoming more urgent.

How to pronounce collapse?

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