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Synonyms for deteriorate
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deteriorate(verb)

    become worse or disintegrate

    "His mind deteriorated"

    Synonyms:
    drop, devolve, degenerate

    Antonyms:
    recuperate, convalesce, recover

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

    grow worse

    "Her condition deteriorated"; "Conditions in the slums degenerated"; "The discussion devolved into a shouting match"

    Synonyms:
    unload, leave out, dribble, send packing, drop off, return, drop down, sink, drip, degenerate, 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

    Antonyms:
    recuperate, recover, convalesce

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. deteriorate

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

    Antonyms:
    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.)

    Synonyms:
    impair, make worse

  2. deteriorate(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    degenerate, grow worse

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. deteriorate(v)

    Synonyms:
    decline, degenerate, retrograde, corrupt, vitiate, debase, degrade

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    worsen, degrade, aggravate

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