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Antonyms for lay
leɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ballad, lay(noun)

    a narrative song with a recurrent refrain

    Antonyms:
    sacred, professional

    Synonyms:
    ballad

  2. ballad, lay(adj)

    a narrative poem of popular origin

    Antonyms:
    professional, sacred

    Synonyms:
    ballad

  3. laic, lay, secular(adj)

    characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy

    "set his collar in laic rather than clerical position"; "the lay ministry"

    Antonyms:
    professional, sacred

    Synonyms:
    profane, temporal, laic, secular, worldly

  4. lay(verb)

    not of or from a profession

    "a lay opinion as to the cause of the disease"

    Antonyms:
    sacred, professional

    Synonyms:
    laic, secular

  5. put, set, place, pose, position, lay(verb)

    put into a certain place or abstract location

    "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point"

    Antonyms:
    professional, sacred

    Synonyms:
    sit, site, redact, gear up, fructify, send, mystify, put down, coiffure, plant, cast, put, prepare, do, rank, frame, place, impersonate, fix, countersink, arrange, stick, set up, define, station, gravel, aim, repose, amaze, beat, posture, come out, dress, typeset, localise, dumbfound, localize, mark, go under, point, locate, specify, correct, bewilder, set, personate, position, come in, rate, sic, range, limit, jell, grade, present, coiffe, post, baffle, pose, vex, coif, commit, direct, perplex, stupefy, flummox, ready, rig, get, order, invest, identify, determine, target, puzzle, model, go down, congeal, assign, lay out, couch, adjust, nonplus

  6. lay, put down, repose(verb)

    put in a horizontal position

    "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"

    Antonyms:
    sacred, professional

    Synonyms:
    put, destroy, bring down, enter, get down, recline, disgrace, set, pose, put down, place, degrade, discharge, drop, unload, rest, repose, set down, record, land, take down, reside, position, demean, drop off, recumb, place down, write down

  7. lay(verb)

    prepare or position for action or operation

    "lay a fire"; "lay the foundation for a new health care plan"

    Antonyms:
    professional, sacred

    Synonyms:
    set, place, put down, put, position, pose, repose

  8. lay(verb)

    lay eggs

    "This hen doesn't lay"

    Antonyms:
    professional, sacred

    Synonyms:
    set, place, put down, put, position, pose, repose

  9. lay(verb)

    impose as a duty, burden, or punishment

    "lay a responsibility on someone"

    Antonyms:
    professional, sacred

    Synonyms:
    set, place, put down, put, position, pose, repose

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lay

    Put is the most general term for bringing an object to some point or within some space, however exactly or loosely; we may put a horse in a pasture, or put a bullet in a rifle or into an enemy. Place denotes more careful movement and more exact location; as, to place a crown on one's head, or a garrison in a city. To lay is to place in a horizontal position; to set is to place in an upright position; we lay a cloth, and set a dish upon a table. To deposit is to put in a place of security for future use; as, to deposit money in a bank; the original sense, to lay down or let down (quietly), is also common; as, the stream deposits sediment.

    Synonyms:
    deposit, place, put, set

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lay

    Antonyms:
    erect, raise, lift, excite, disarrange, disorder, scrape, abrade

    Synonyms:
    place, establish, deposit, allay, prostrate, arrange, dispose, put, spread, set down

How to use lay in a sentence?

  1. Robert Byrne:

    Love will find a lay.

  2. Angel Santiago:

    We lay there for hours.

  3. Donald Tusk:

    This is the last call to lay the cards on the table.

  4. Assyrian Proverb:

    If you were born lucky, even your rooster will lay eggs.

  5. The Omani shed:

    Lay aside dreams of greatness and embrace dreams of dependency

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3551raise
#4324lay
#4499lift
#5268disorder
#6510sacred
#12803excite
#17242erect
#32424scrape
#224903abrade

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