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Synonyms for ebb

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ebb, reflux(noun)

    the outward flow of the tide

    flypast, fly-by, overpass, flyover

  2. ebb, ebbing, wane(noun)

    a gradual decline (in size or strength or power or number)

    painstakingly, fastidiously

  3. ebb(verb)

    fall away or decline

    "The patient's strength ebbed away"

    reuptake, re-uptake

  4. ebb(verb)

    hem in fish with stakes and nets so as to prevent them from going back into the sea with the ebb

    sand myrtle

  5. ebb, ebb away, ebb down, ebb out, ebb off(verb)

    flow back or recede

    "the tides ebbed at noon"

    bitter, bitingly, bitterly, piercingly, shrilly


  1. ebb(noun)

    flow, flood

  2. ebb(noun)

    low, shallow

    The water there is otherwise very low and ebb. (Holland)

    flow, flood

  3. ebb(noun)

    to fall away or decline

    The dying man's strength ebbed away.

    flow, flood

  4. ebb(noun)

    to fish with stakes and nets that serve to prevent the fish from getting back into the sea with the ebb

    flood, flow

  5. ebb(noun)

    flow, flood

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ebb

    The storm, the fever, the pain abates. Interest declines. Misfortunes may be mitigated, desires moderated, intense anger abated, population decreased, taxes reduced. We abate a nuisance, terminate a controversy, suppress a rebellion. See ALLEVIATE.

    abate, decline, decrease, diminish, lessen, lower, mitigate, moderate, reduce, subside

    aggravate, amplify, continue, develop, enhance, enlarge, extend, foment, increase, magnify, rage, raise, revive

    Abate in fury; abated by law.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ebb

    retire, recede, decrease, sick, decline, decay, wane

    flow, increase, abound, swell

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ebb(n.)

    regression, regress, retrocession, retrogression, reflux, refluence, return

  2. ebb(n.)

    decline, decay, deterioration, degeneracy

  3. ebb(n.)

    decrease, diminution, abatement, decrement, subsidence

  4. ebb(v. n.)

    recede, retire, flow back

  5. ebb(v. n.)

    decline, decrease, decay, wane, sink, fall away

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ebb(n)

    reflux, refluence, decline, wane, deterioration, retrogression

  2. ebb(v)

    recede, return, retire, decline, wane, deteriorate, decay

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "ebb":

    reflux, eib, valley

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How to use ebb in a sentence?

  1. Kira Wampler:

    Sometimes it is going to ebb and flow in different ways, and sometimes you are going to flow very heavily around work, because you are getting ready to relaunch the brand and try to hit these huge milestones for a startup within two months of joining, and other times, it is end of the school year and there is the recital and the school play and da-da-da and those things are important, too.

  2. Laurence Hope:

    For this is Wisdom to love, to live To take what fate, or the Gods may give. To ask no question, to make no prayer, To kiss the lips and caress the hair, Speed passion's ebb as you greet its flow To have, - to hold - and - in time, - let go

  3. Kevin Counihan:

    Things change, there is a natural ebb and flow to this business. You see this in start-ups in all industries, and it’s also true in health care.

  4. Mitch McConnell:

    Every place we visited, American prestige is certainly at a low ebb, and there's a great deal of concern about the Russians raising their profile.

  5. Rabindranath Tagore:

    The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers. It is the same life that is rocked in the ocean-cradle of birth and of death, in ebb and in flow. I feel my limbs are made glorious by the touch of this world of life. And my pride is from the life-throb of ages dancing in my blood this moment.

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