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Synonyms for dwell
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brood, dwell(verb)

    think moodily or anxiously about something

    Synonyms:
    harp, live, stew, populate, pout, brood, bulk large, hatch, sulk, hover, lie, lie in, loom, cover, consist, grizzle, incubate, inhabit

  2. dwell, consist, lie, lie in(verb)

    originate (in)

    "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country"

    Synonyms:
    lie in, comprise, populate, harp, lie down, brood, live, lie, consist, rest, inhabit

  3. populate, dwell, live, inhabit(verb)

    inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of

    "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods"

    Synonyms:
    go, exist, harp, live, hold out, populate, lie in, brood, be, experience, hold up, subsist, live on, lie, consist, endure, inhabit, survive, know, last

  4. dwell, inhabit(verb)

    exist or be situated within

    "Strange notions inhabited her mind"

    Synonyms:
    lie in, populate, harp, brood, live, lie, consist, inhabit

  5. harp, dwell(verb)

    come back to

    "Don't dwell on the past"; "She is always harping on the same old things"

    Synonyms:
    lie in, populate, harp, brood, live, lie, consist, inhabit

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dwell

    To abide is to remain continuously without limit of time unless expressed by the context: "to-day I must abide at thy house," Luke xix, 5; "a settled place for thee to abide in forever," 1 Kings viii, 13; "Abide with me! fast falls the eventide," Lyte Hymn. Lodge, sojourn, stay, tarry, and wait always imply a limited time; lodge, to pass the night; sojourn, to remain temporarily; live, dwell, reside, to have a permanent home. Stop, in the sense of stay or sojourn, is colloquial, and not in approved use. Compare ENDURE; REST.

    Synonyms:
    abide, anticipate, await, bear, bide, confront, continue, endure, expect, inhabit, live, lodge, remain, reside, rest, sojourn, stay, stop, tarry, tolerate, wait, watch

    Antonyms:
    abandon, avoid, depart, forfeit, forfend, journey, migrate, move, proceed, reject, resist, shun

    Preposition:
    Abide in a place, for a time, with a person, by a statement.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dwell

    Synonyms:
    stop, stay, rest, inhabit, sojourn, lodge, linger, tarry, live, reside, abide

    Antonyms:
    move, travel, hasten, speed, migrate, wander, depart, flit, roam

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dwell(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    inhabit, reside, live, stay, sojourn, tarry, abide, plant one's self, be settled, have a habitation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    driveshaft, insist

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How to use dwell in a sentence?

  1. Kahlil Gibran:

    Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself... You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.

  2. Hosuk Lee-Makayama:

    We work on the principle that if we don't do it, it must be bad. Whether that is protectionist or not I leave for others to dwell on.

  3. Billy Kennedy:

    Pretty fine. Middling. On a day-to-day basis, I'm a solid six out of 10, i don't know how often I can hope for much more than that. I'm drawn to negatives in life, and I dwell on them, and they consume me. I don't think I'm unique in that sense. I'm all right with a six. If I get a couple of days a week at a seven... it's great.

  4. J. K. Rowling:

    It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

  5. John Sherwood:

    As a historian, I always found it interesting that he didn't really talk about it [ his time as a POW ] unless asked, he saw it as part of his service to the country, and did n’t want to dwell on past service but what he could do today, here and now.


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