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Synonyms for devour
dɪˈvaʊr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. devour(verb)

    destroy completely

    "Fire had devoured our home"

    Synonyms:
    go through, down, guttle, pig, raven, consume

  2. devour(verb)

    enjoy avidly

    "She devoured his novels"

    Synonyms:
    go through, down, guttle, pig, raven, consume

  3. 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, fine-tune, knock down, consume, pig, implement, deplete, polish

  4. devour, guttle, raven, pig(verb)

    eat greedily

    "he devoured three sandwiches"

    Synonyms:
    pig it, guttle, pig, down, go through, consume, farrow, predate, prey, raven

Wiktionary

  1. devour(verb)

    Synonyms:
    overwhelm, gorge, consume, devastate, gobble

  2. devour(verb)

    To eat quickly, greedily, hungrily, or ravenously.

    Synonyms:
    gobble, overwhelm, devastate, gorge, consume

  3. devour(verb)

    To rapidly destroy, engulf, or lay waste.

    The fire was devouring the building.

    Synonyms:
    gobble, overwhelm, devastate, consume, gorge

  4. devour(verb)

    To take in avidly with the intellect.

    She intended to devour the book.

    Synonyms:
    devastate, consume, gobble, overwhelm, gorge

  5. devour(verb)

    To absorb or engross the mind fully, especially in a destructive manner.

    After the death of his wife, he was devoured by grief.

    Synonyms:
    consume, devastate, gorge, overwhelm, gobble

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. devour

    Synonyms:
    eat, consume, swallow, gorge, gobble, bolt, absorb

    Antonyms:
    disgorge, vomit

Editors Contribution

  1. mop

    eating with breathtaking ferocity .

    i’m so hungry im going to mop this plate!

    Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. devour(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    gorge, engorge, eat heartily, swallow eagerly

  2. devour(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    destroy, consume, waste, spend, expend, swallow up

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. devour(v)

    Synonyms:
    consume

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    eat

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How to use devour in a sentence?

  1. Luigi Barzini:

    They eat the dainty food of gamous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach.

  2. Charles de LEUSSE:

    We want the qualities of fools that our faults devour, then us. (Nous voulons qualités des fous - Que nos défauts dévorent, puis nous.) [Fables1, The Cheetah / Le Guépard]

  3. Amaro Lopes de Souza:

    Those who are destroying the Amazon are the big farms, and it's those big farmers who made (Bolsonaro) president. Now, they think they can deforest and burn and devour everything.

  4. Victor Hugo, "Les Miserables":

    The peasants of the Asturias believe that in every litter of wolves there is one pup that is killed by the mother for fear that on growing up it would devour the other little ones.

  5. Proverb:

    The rich devour the poor and the devil devours the rich and so both are devoured.


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