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Antonyms for feed
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feed, provender(verb)

    food for domestic livestock

    Antonyms:
    starve, famish

    Synonyms:
    provisions, victuals, provender, viands, commissariat

  2. feed(verb)

    provide as food

    "Feed the guests the nuts"

    Antonyms:
    famish, starve

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, fertilize, feed in, course, feast, flow, prey

  3. feed, give(verb)

    give food to

    "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"

    Antonyms:
    starve, famish

    Synonyms:
    course, commit, chip in, dedicate, cave in, collapse, impart, eat, pass on, move over, return, establish, fertilise, reach, present, have, flow, fall in, make, pay, throw, gift, kick in, founder, break, feast, ease up, apply, give, grant, open, feed in, devote, hold, pass, render, fertilize, sacrifice, yield, turn over, leave, give way, consecrate, run, generate, contribute, prey, afford, hand

  4. feed(verb)

    feed into; supply

    "Her success feeds her vanity"

    Antonyms:
    famish, starve

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, fertilize, feed in, course, feast, flow, prey

  5. feed, feed in(verb)

    introduce continuously

    "feed carrots into a food processor"

    Antonyms:
    starve, famish

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, fertilize, feed in, course, feast, flow, prey

  6. feed(verb)

    support or promote

    "His admiration fed her vanity"

    Antonyms:
    famish, starve

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, fertilize, feed in, course, feast, flow, prey

  7. feed, eat(verb)

    take in food; used of animals only

    "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"

    Antonyms:
    famish, starve

    Synonyms:
    eat, wipe out, eat on, give, fertilise, rust, eat up, run, exhaust, run through, deplete, consume, prey, feast, corrode, flow, fertilize, course, use up, feed in

  8. feed(verb)

    serve as food for; be the food for

    "This dish feeds six"

    Antonyms:
    starve, famish

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, fertilize, feed in, course, feast, flow, prey

  9. run, flow, feed, course(verb)

    move along, of liquids

    "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

    Antonyms:
    starve, famish

    Synonyms:
    course, operate, feed in, hunt, fly the coop, work, scat, run away, move, turn tail, eat, flux, range, run, guide, function, lead, lam, flow, melt down, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, endure, bunk, take to the woods, consort, execute, fall, feast, bleed, carry, scarper, go, unravel, prey, lean, play, die hard, race, pass, fertilise, fertilize, run for, black market, give, persist, incline, hang, draw, hightail it, be given, prevail, campaign, tend, escape, ladder, ply, menstruate, melt

  10. prey, feed(verb)

    profit from in an exploitatory manner

    "He feeds on her insecurity"

    Antonyms:
    famish, starve

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, raven, feed in, course, fertilize, feast, flow, prey, predate

  11. feed, feast(verb)

    gratify

    "feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view"

    Antonyms:
    starve, famish

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, fertilize, feed in, course, banquet, feast, flow, prey, junket

  12. fertilize, fertilise, feed(verb)

    provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to

    "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"

    Antonyms:
    famish, starve

    Synonyms:
    fecundate, run, give, course, flow, eat, fertilize, feed in, fertilise, feast, inseminate, prey

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. feed

    Food is, in the popular sense, whatever one eats in contradistinction to what one drinks. Thus, we speak of food and drink, of wholesome, unwholesome, or indigestible food; but in a more scientific sense whatever, when taken into the digestive organs, serves to build up structure or supply waste may be termed food; the word is extended to plants to signify whatever taken in any way into the organism serves similar purposes; thus, we speak of liquid food, plant food, etc.; in this wider sense food is closely synonymous with nutriment, nourishment, and sustenance. Diet refers to the quantity and quality of food habitually taken, with reference to preservation of health. Victuals is a plain, homely word for whatever may be eaten; we speak of choice viands, cold victuals. Nourishment and sustenance apply to whatever can be introduced into the system as a means of sustaining life; we say of a convalescent, he is taking nourishment. Nutriment and nutrition have more of scientific reference to the vitalizing principles of various foods; thus, wheat is said to contain a great amount of nutriment. Regimen considers food as taken by strict rule, but applies more widely to the whole ordering of life. Fare is a general word for all table supplies, good or bad; as, sumptuous fare; wretched fare. Feed, fodder, and provender are used only of the food of the lower animals, feed denoting anything consumed, but more commonly grain, fodder denoting hay, cornstalks, or the like, sometimes called "long feed;" provender is dry feed, whether grain or hay, straw, etc. Forage denotes any kind of food suitable for horses and cattle, primarily as obtained by a military force in scouring the country, especially an enemy's country.

    Synonyms:
    aliment, diet, fare, fodder, food, forage, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, pabulum, provender, regimen, sustenance, viands, victuals

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. feed(n)

    Synonyms:
    provender, fodder

  2. feed(v)

    Synonyms:
    bait, regale

How to use feed in a sentence?

  1. Andrew Hoggard:

    If you don't have grass, you still have to feed the cows something.

  2. Peter Chuwa:

    It reached a point where I even struggled to feed my own family.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Always find a time to sit on a humid autumn bench to feed the poor birds or to think the dying leaves!

  4. Lucy Malimele:

    These kids don't have parents, but I can't just leave them. I have to make a plan to feed them.

  5. Dan Jennings:

    We’ll continue to have to feed people, and this will make it more difficult for us to do that.

How to pronounce feed?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say feed in sign language?

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