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Synonyms for consume
kənˈsum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. devour, down, consume, go through(verb)

    eat immoderately

    "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"

    Synonyms:
    land, take in, eat up, pull down, exhaust, ware, put through, eat, pass, push down, kill, go through, follow out, take, have, belt down, waste, use up, drink down, see, shoot down, cut down, ingest, go across, run through, toss off, pour down, follow up, follow through, squander, guttle, wipe out, carry out, down, bolt down, refine, raven, experience, pop, work through, devour, fine-tune, knock down, pig, implement, deplete, polish

    Antonyms:
    abstain, desist, refrain

  2. consume, ingest, take in, take, have(verb)

    serve oneself to, or consume regularly

    "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

    Synonyms:
    require, read, receive, bring in, subscribe to, rent, withdraw, make, lead, ingest, take on, carry, draw, assume, cause, have, hold, overhear, choose, sustain, cod, learn, fill, absorb, have got, squander, necessitate, invite, earn, stimulate, drive, demand, wipe out, assimilate, consider, need, study, gather in, suffer, run through, pick out, gull, collect, fool, suck, gain, contract, deal, adopt, film, remove, exhaust, admit, birth, call for, lease, realize, down, train, deplete, strike, give birth, take up, give, bring, see, pull in, use up, select, take, engage, catch, sop up, let, feature, eat up, claim, befool, get, devour, get hold of, suck in, take away, pack, soak up, throw, go through, take in, exact, submit, convey, view, own, take aim, shoot, aim, induce, dupe, direct, charter, put on, eat, contain, waste, bear, subscribe, deliver, clear, experience, slang, watch, involve, acquire, suck up, look at, postulate, ware, hire, accept, put one across, possess, guide, occupy, put one over, ask, realise, imbibe, conduct

    Antonyms:
    refrain, desist, abstain

  3. consume, squander, waste, ware(verb)

    spend extravagantly

    "waste not, want not"

    Synonyms:
    languish, exhaust, take in, eat up, neutralise, rot, liquidate, ware, neutralize, down, blow, scourge, take, lay waste to, waste, use up, desolate, do in, macerate, ingest, eat, run through, go through, squander, wipe out, ravage, have, devastate, emaciate, pine away, knock off, devour, deplete, run off

    Antonyms:
    desist, abstain, refrain

  4. consume(verb)

    destroy completely

    "The fire consumed the building"

    Synonyms:
    waste, eat, wipe out, go through, down, eat up, have, take in, exhaust, ingest, deplete, run through, ware, take, squander, devour, use up

    Antonyms:
    abstain, refrain, desist

  5. consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out(verb)

    use up (resources or materials)

    "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

    Synonyms:
    exhaust, take in, eat on, eat up, play out, expel, ware, wash up, eat, erase, release, corrode, beat, tire, kill, go through, eliminate, take, have, occupy, waste, finish, use up, swallow, tucker, polish off, decimate, tucker out, rust, feed, ingest, swallow up, obliterate, run through, extinguish, squander, annihilate, wipe out, bury, down, discharge, run down, work through, devour, sweep away, sap, cancel out, eject, immerse, carry off, deplete, eradicate

    Antonyms:
    refrain, abstain, desist

  6. consume(verb)

    engage fully

    "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"

    Synonyms:
    waste, eat, wipe out, go through, down, eat up, have, take in, exhaust, ingest, deplete, run through, ware, take, squander, devour, use up

    Antonyms:
    desist, refrain, abstain

Wiktionary

  1. consume(verb)

    To use.

    The power plant consumes 30 tons of coal per hour.

    Synonyms:
    burn, use, use up

  2. consume(verb)

    To eat.

    Baby birds consume their own weight in food each day.

    Synonyms:
    eat, devour, swallow

  3. consume(verb)

    To occupy (one’s attention or thoughts).

    Desire consumed him.

    Synonyms:
    take over, overcome, occupy

  4. consume(verb)

    To destroy completely.

    The building was consumed by fire.

    Synonyms:
    raze, devastate, destroy, obliterate, annihilate, wipe out, eliminate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. consume

    A fluid that is absorbed is taken up into the mass of the absorbing body, with which it may or may not permanently combine. Wood expands when it absorbs moisture, iron when it absorbs heat, the substance remaining perhaps otherwise substantially unchanged; quicklime, when it absorbs water, becomes a new substance with different qualities, hydrated or slaked lime. A substance is consumed which is destructively appropriated by some other substance, being, or agency, so that it ceases to exist or to be recognized as existing in its original condition; fuel is consumed in the fire, food in the body; consume is also applied to whatever is removed from the market for individual use; as, silk and woolen goods are consumed. A great talker engrosses the conversation. A credulous person swallows the most preposterous statement. A busy student imbibes or drinks in knowledge; he is absorbed in a subject that takes his whole attention. "I only postponed it because I happened to get absorbed in a book." Kane Grinnell Exped. ch. 43, page 403. [Harper & Bros. '54.]

    Synonyms:
    absorb, drink in, drink up, engross, exhaust, imbibe, suck up, swallow, swallow up, take in, take up

    Antonyms:
    cast out, disgorge, disperse, dissipate, distract, eject, emit, exude, give up, put forth, radiate, send out, shoot forth, throw off, vomit

    Preposition:
    Plants absorb moisture from the air; the student is absorbed in thought; nutriment may be absorbed into the system through the skin.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. consume

    Synonyms:
    use, appropriate, burn, oat up, devour, spend, squander, assimilate, occupy, absorb, employ, utilize, waste, destroy, spoil, ravage, expend, pine, wither, decay

    Antonyms:
    reject, supersede, disuse, discard

Editors Contribution

  1. hit (verb)

    (1) to drink too much alcohol constantly; (2) to have a drink

    too much stress! it's time to hit the bottle.

    Submitted by erhnice on July 29, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. consume(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    destroy, waste, spend, expend, exhaust, devour, lavish, squander, dissipate, use up

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    eat, consuming, consumption, use, drink

How to pronounce consume?

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How to use consume in a sentence?

  1. Lisa Drayer:

    The actual number of portions for each food group that you should consume each day will depend upon your individual calorie needs -- which is dependent on your personal weight goals as well as factors including your height, weight, age, gender, and activity level.

  2. Glenn Eisen:

    Millennials do consume a great deal of TV, our goal is to target millennials and be on the media they consume.

  3. Maya Cooper:

    We've have the suggestion that people should just have a liquid, they should take a pill to consume all the vitamins and minerals that they need, the issue with that is that there's a psychological experience that comes with eating. And people don't want to take all their meals through a straw, they don't want to swallow a pill for all their nutrition, and the pill wouldn't be as bioavailable as the food itself. So it's necessary, in terms of the human experience, that people eat.

  4. Nicola Mallard:

    The easiest way to get people to consume less sugar is to not put it in the product in the first place.

  5. Marcus Munafò:

    It suggests that, if it's true, people are rated as more attractive once they've consumed a small amount of alcohol, but if they go on to consume more alcohol, they're no longer rated as more attractive.


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