deteriorate synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term deteriorate:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. deteriorate(verb)

    become worse or disintegrate

    drop, devolve, degenerate

    recuperate, convalesce, recover

  2. devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate(verb)

    grow worse

    unload, leave out, dribble, send packing, drop off, return, drop down, sink, drip, degenerate, deteriorate, overleap, strike down, throw, cast, fell, cut down, put down, neglect, fall, devolve, expend, dismiss, set down, flatten, pass, swing, shake off, throw off, throw away, dangle, drop, discharge, spend, overlook, knock off, miss, pretermit, cast off, send away, shed, omit

    recuperate, recover, convalesce

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deteriorate

    aggravate, blemish, corrupt, debase, depress, harm, impair, injure, mar, spoil, tarnish, vitiate

    advance, ameliorate, amend, better, cleanse, correct, emend, improve, make better, meliorate, mend, mitigate, purify, rectify, reform, repair

Editors Contribution

  1. nerf

    the term in gaming ones, as slang, to make it weaker or worse

    there is a nerf to the skills in-game.

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. deteriorate(v. a.)

    impair, make worse

  2. deteriorate(v. n.)

    degenerate, grow worse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

worsen, degrade, aggravate