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Antonyms for drill
drɪl

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drill(noun)

    a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)

    Synonyms:
    exercise, practice session, practice, recitation

  2. drill, Mandrillus leucophaeus(noun)

    similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored

    Synonyms:
    exercise, practice session, practice, recitation

  3. exercise, practice, drill, practice session, recitation(noun)

    systematic training by multiple repetitions

    "practice makes perfect"

    Synonyms:
    physical exercise, usage, use, practice, praxis, recital, practice session, utilisation, example, utilization, class period, employment, exercising, pattern, course session, reading, recitation, workout, physical exertion, exercise

  4. drill(verb)

    (military) the training of soldiers to march (as in ceremonial parades) or to perform the manual of arms

    Synonyms:
    exercise, practice session, practice, recitation

  5. bore, drill(verb)

    make a hole, especially with a pointed power or hand tool

    "don't drill here, there's a gas pipe"; "drill a hole into the wall"; "drill for oil"; "carpenter bees are boring holes into the wall"

    Synonyms:
    tire, practise, practice, exercise, bore

  6. drill(verb)

    train in the military, e.g., in the use of weapons

    Synonyms:
    exercise, practise, bore, practice

  7. drill, exercise, practice, practise(verb)

    learn by repetition

    "We drilled French verbs every day"; "Pianists practice scales"

    Synonyms:
    rehearse, practise, exercise, commit, use, bore, do, work, work out, practice, apply, exert

  8. drill(verb)

    teach by repetition

    Synonyms:
    exercise, practise, bore, practice

  9. drill(verb)

    undergo military training or do military exercises

    Synonyms:
    exercise, practise, bore, practice

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. drill

    Exercise, in the ordinary sense, is the easy natural action of any power; exertion is the putting of any power to strain and tax. An exercise-drive for a horse is so much as will develop strength and health and not appreciably weary. But by qualifying adjectives we may bring exercise up to the full sense of exertion; as, violent exercise. Exercise is action taken at any time with a view to employing, maintaining, or increasing power, or merely for enjoyment; practise is systematic exercise with a view to the acquirement of facility and skill in some pursuit; a person takes a walk for exercise, or takes time for practise on the piano. Practise is also used of putting into action and effect what one has learned or holds as a theory; as, the practise of law or medicine; a profession of religion is good, but the practise of it is better. Drill is systematic, rigorous, and commonly enforced practise under a teacher or commander. Compare HABIT.

    Antonyms:
    idleness, inaction, inactivity, relaxation, rest

    Synonyms:
    act, action, activity, application, employment, exercise, exertion, occupation, operation, performance, practise, use

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. drill

    Antonyms:
    confuse, disarrange, disorder, misinstruct, miseducate, dishabituate

    Synonyms:
    teach, exercise, instruct, train, ordinate, discipline

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. drill(v)

    Synonyms:
    perforate, pierce, bore, train, discipline, exercise

How to use drill in a sentence?

  1. Meredith Cocks:

    Our goal is to basically demonstrate as much community resistance to Shell’s plans to drill for oil and secure new oil reserves in the Arctic.

  2. Pius Rolheiser:

    There's a significant amount of work between where we are today and where we would need to be if we were to drill a well by 2020, it's our belief the current license term provided insufficient time to do the work we believe necessary.

  3. Dan Penny:

    Changes in land use leave tell-tale traces in sedimentary deposits that can be measured. Measuring these traces in drill-cores allows us to reconstruct what people were doing in the landscape over long periods of time.

  4. Jamie Williams:

    Some places are simply too special to drill.

  5. Scott Sheffield:

    We just don't have the cash flow and the margins to drill enough wells to grow the business.

How to pronounce drill?

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Alex
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Daniel
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Karen
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Veena
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How to say drill in sign language?

  1. drill

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#5268disorder
#7143drill
#9757relaxation
#20060confuse
#28771inactivity
#36114inaction
#67297idleness

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