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Synonyms for excavate
ˈɛks kəˌveɪtex·ca·vate

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms3.6 / 11 votes

  1. excavate

    Synonyms:
    dig, hollow, trench, discover, deserter

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

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. excavate, unearthverb

    recover through digging

    "Schliemann excavated Troy"; "excavate gold"

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

  2. excavate, dig up, turn upverb

    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. excavateverb

    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, hollowverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. excavateverb

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database1.0 / 2 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "excavate":

    dig

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How to use excavate in a sentence?

  1. Charles Kalemba:

    It’s worse today. A number of places are flooding and a number of roads and bridges are cut. Visibility is almost zero. Electricity is off and also network is a problem. It’s becoming more and more dire, it’s tough. We need to use machinery (for rescue operations) but machines cannot go to places where they were supposed to excavate because of the rains.

  2. Nicholas Reeves:

    The key is to excavate slowly and carefully and record well. The fact is this isn't a race. All archaeology is disruption. We can't go back and re-do it, so we have to do it well in the first place, i’m feeling more certain today than I expected to be.

  3. 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.

  4. Director Anne Vogel:

    This is so critically important to moving on to next steps. We can now excavate additional contaminated soil and began installing monitoring wells.

  5. 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.


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