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Synonyms for dwell
dwɛl

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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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