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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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