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Synonyms for excavate
ˈɛks kəˌveɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. excavate, unearth(verb)

    recover through digging

    "Schliemann excavated Troy"; "excavate gold"

    Synonyms:
    hollow, dig up, unearth, dig, turn up

  2. excavate, dig up, turn up(verb)

    find by digging in the ground

    "I dug up an old box in the garden"

    Synonyms:
    dig, turn up, hollow, turn out, fold up, dig up, locate, fold, surface, come out, come on, show up, dig out, unearth, prove

  3. excavate(verb)

    form by hollowing

    "Carnegie had a lake excavated for Princeton University's rowing team"; "excavate a cavity"

    Synonyms:
    hollow, dig up, unearth, dig, turn up

  4. excavate, dig, hollow(verb)

    remove the inner part or the core of

    "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"

    Synonyms:
    stab, dig, cut into, prod, grind, travail, core out, turn over, jab, delve, hollow, labour, savvy, comprehend, compass, poke, apprehend, get the picture, grok, unearth, turn up, labor, dig out, grasp, hollow out, drudge, moil, toil, dig up

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. excavate

    Synonyms:
    dig, hollow, trench, discover, deserter

    Antonyms:
    bury, fill level, conceal, inter, inhume

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. excavate(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    hollow, hollow out, scoop out, dig out, cut out

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    dig

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How to use excavate in a sentence?

  1. Ric Gillespie:

    If we were continuing to excavate the castaway campsite at the southeast end of the atoll I would say that we could ‘expect’ to make further discoveries, it’s an established archaeological site where we know a castaway died - apparently female and of Earhart’s height and ethnic origin - and where we have found artifacts that speak of an American woman of the 1930s.

  2. Steve Membery:

    Its relatively rare to excavate this number of Roman burials in our region, but in particular, in this case, we are very confident that all the burials are people who worked on a Roman villa estate.

  3. Mark Milburn:

    When we find cannons, we’re quite excited because, if we’re allowed to excavate around them, there will be ‘concretions’ of items near the cannon from when the ship sank.

  4. Karim Sadr:

    LiDAR cannot show everything and many of the parts of the city need to investigated on the ground from up close, eventually we will want to excavate some parts of the site and since the deposits are not generally deep, not a lot of earth has to be moved.

  5. Nick Elsden:

    Construction for Crossrail is providing rare and exciting opportunities for archaeologists to excavate and study areas of London that would ordinarily be inaccessible, there are up to 19.6 feet of archaeology on site, in what is one of the oldest areas of the city, so we stand to learn a great deal.


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