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Synonyms for alive

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  1. aliveadjective


  2. aliveadjective


  3. aliveadjective

    to keep the fire alive; to keep the affections alive.


  4. aliveadjective

    The Boyne, for a quarter of a mile, was alive with muskets and green boughs. -- Thomas Babington Macaulay.


  5. aliveadjective


  6. aliveadjective

    Tremblingly alive to nature's laws. -- William Falconer.


  7. aliveadjective

    Northumberland was the proudest man alive. --Edward Hyde Clarendon.


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alive

    Alive applies to all degrees of life, from that which shows one to be barely existing or existent as a living thing, as when we say he is just alive, to that which implies the very utmost of vitality and power, as in the words "he is all alive," "thoroughly alive." So the word quick, which began by signifying "having life," is now mostly applied to energy of life as shown in swiftness of action. Breathing is capable of like contrast. We say of a dying man, he is still breathing; or we speak of a breathing statue, or "breathing and sounding, beauteous battle," Tennyson Princess can. v, l. 155, where it means having, or seeming to have, full and vigorous breath, abundant life. Compare ACTIVE; ALERT; NIMBLE.

    active, alert, animate, animated, breathing, brisk, existent, existing, live, lively, living, quick, subsisting, vivacious

    dead, deceased, defunct, dispirited, dull, inanimate, lifeless, spiritless

    Alive in every nerve; alive to every noble impulse; alive with fervor, hope, resolve; alive through all his being.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alive

    quick, living, breathing, warm, lively, vivacious, alert, existing, existent, safe, subsisting, active, brisk, animated

    dead, departed, cold, lifeless, defunct, inanimate, dispirited, du

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alive(p), liveadjective

    possessing life

    "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary"

    insensitive, incognizant, extinct, dull, unaware, nonexistent

  2. alive(p)adjective

    (often followed by `with') full of life and spirit

    "she was wonderfully alive for her age"; "a face alive with mischief"

    extinct, nonexistent, insensitive, unaware, dull, incognizant

  3. animated, aliveadjective

    having life or vigor or spirit

    "an animated and expressive face"; "animated conversation"; "became very animated when he heard the good news"

    active, awake(p), alert, alive(p), live, animated

    dull, unaware, extinct, incognizant, insensitive, nonexistent

  4. alive(p)adjective

    (followed by `to' or `of') aware of

    "is alive to the moods of others"

    incognizant, nonexistent, insensitive, unaware, dull, extinct

  5. active, alive(p)adjective

    in operation

    "keep hope alive"; "the tradition was still alive"; "an active tradition"

    unaware, nonexistent, dull, extinct, insensitive, incognizant

  6. alert, alive(p), awake(p)adjective

    mentally perceptive and responsive;"an alert mind"

    "alert to the problems"; "alive to what is going on"; "awake to the dangers of her situation"; "was now awake to the reality of his predicament"

    insensitive, extinct, nonexistent, incognizant, unaware, dull

  7. alive, liveadjective

    capable of erupting

    "a live volcano"; "the volcano is very much alive"

    alive(p), active, live(a), bouncy, springy, unrecorded, animated, hot, live, lively, awake(p), alert, resilient

    extinct, nonexistent, dull, unaware, incognizant, insensitive

Editors Contribution

  1. vivien

    the meaning of the word

    Submitted by anonymous on May 31, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. aliveadjective

    living, breathing, live, not dead, in life, above ground

  2. aliveadjective

    sensitive, susceptible, with keen perceptions

  3. aliveadjective

    active, in force, in existence

  4. aliveadjective

    cheerful, sprightly, lively, joyous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. aliveadjective

    living, quick, animated, instinct

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. ALIVE

    AIDS Linked to Intravenous Experience, AIDS Linked to IV Drug Use Cardiology (1) Azimilide Postinfarct Survival Evaluation (double check acronym) (2) Adenosine Lidocaine Infarct Zone Viability Enhancement A

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  1. Jewher Ilham:

    We don't know if he has been transferred to another prison, a camp, or if he's even alive.

  2. Thomas Farley:

    If Some Philadelphia officials don’t do this, more people are going to continue to die, imagine if your daughter was out there injecting heroin every day – you would try everything you could do to keep her alive.

  3. Julie Breen:

    We're just so thankful for the doctors that took care of him and the amount of prayers that went up, we really feel strongly that God kept him alive for reason.

  4. Isamu Yoneda:

    In these troublesome times, it is our responsibility to offer this service to everyone, most importantly, we want to keep the breweries and bar community alive.

  5. Rush Limbaugh:

    I wasn't expected to be alive today, i wasn't expected to make it to October, and then to November, and then to December. And yet, here I am, and today, got some problems, but I'm feeling pretty good today.

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