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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. feed

    Food is, in the popular sense, whatever one eats in contradistinction to what one drinks. Thus, we speak of food and drink, of wholesome, unwholesome, or indigestible food; but in a more scientific sense whatever, when taken into the digestive organs, serves to build up structure or supply waste may be termed food; the word is extended to plants to signify whatever taken in any way into the organism serves similar purposes; thus, we speak of liquid food, plant food, etc.; in this wider sense food is closely synonymous with nutriment, nourishment, and sustenance. Diet refers to the quantity and quality of food habitually taken, with reference to preservation of health. Victuals is a plain, homely word for whatever may be eaten; we speak of choice viands, cold victuals. Nourishment and sustenance apply to whatever can be introduced into the system as a means of sustaining life; we say of a convalescent, he is taking nourishment. Nutriment and nutrition have more of scientific reference to the vitalizing principles of various foods; thus, wheat is said to contain a great amount of nutriment. Regimen considers food as taken by strict rule, but applies more widely to the whole ordering of life. Fare is a general word for all table supplies, good or bad; as, sumptuous fare; wretched fare. Feed, fodder, and provender are used only of the food of the lower animals, feed denoting anything consumed, but more commonly grain, fodder denoting hay, cornstalks, or the like, sometimes called "long feed;" provender is dry feed, whether grain or hay, straw, etc. Forage denotes any kind of food suitable for horses and cattle, primarily as obtained by a military force in scouring the country, especially an enemy's country.

    Synonyms:
    aliment, diet, fare, fodder, food, forage, nourishment, nutriment, nutrition, pabulum, provender, regimen, sustenance, viands, victuals

Princeton's WordNet

  1. feed, provenderverb

    food for domestic livestock

    Synonyms:
    provisions, victuals, provender, viands, commissariat

    Antonyms:
    starve, famish

  2. feedverb

    provide as food

    "Feed the guests the nuts"

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, fertilize, feed in, course, feast, flow, prey

    Antonyms:
    famish, starve

  3. feed, giveverb

    give food to

    "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat"

    Synonyms:
    course, commit, chip in, dedicate, cave in, collapse, impart, eat, pass on, move over, return, establish, fertilise, reach, present, have, flow, fall in, make, pay, throw, gift, kick in, founder, break, feast, ease up, apply, give, grant, open, feed in, devote, hold, pass, render, fertilize, sacrifice, yield, turn over, leave, give way, consecrate, run, generate, contribute, prey, afford, hand

    Antonyms:
    starve, famish

  4. feedverb

    feed into; supply

    "Her success feeds her vanity"

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, fertilize, feed in, course, feast, flow, prey

    Antonyms:
    famish, starve

  5. feed, feed inverb

    introduce continuously

    "feed carrots into a food processor"

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, fertilize, feed in, course, feast, flow, prey

    Antonyms:
    starve, famish

  6. feedverb

    support or promote

    "His admiration fed her vanity"

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, fertilize, feed in, course, feast, flow, prey

    Antonyms:
    famish, starve

  7. feed, eatverb

    take in food; used of animals only

    "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"

    Synonyms:
    eat, wipe out, eat on, give, fertilise, rust, eat up, run, exhaust, run through, deplete, consume, prey, feast, corrode, flow, fertilize, course, use up, feed in

    Antonyms:
    famish, starve

  8. feedverb

    serve as food for; be the food for

    "This dish feeds six"

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, fertilize, feed in, course, feast, flow, prey

    Antonyms:
    starve, famish

  9. run, flow, feed, courseverb

    move along, of liquids

    "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi"

    Synonyms:
    course, operate, feed in, hunt, fly the coop, work, scat, run away, move, turn tail, eat, flux, range, run, guide, function, lead, lam, flow, melt down, track down, break away, head for the hills, extend, hunt down, endure, bunk, take to the woods, consort, execute, fall, feast, bleed, carry, scarper, go, unravel, prey, lean, play, die hard, race, pass, fertilise, fertilize, run for, black market, give, persist, incline, hang, draw, hightail it, be given, prevail, campaign, tend, escape, ladder, ply, menstruate, melt

    Antonyms:
    starve, famish

  10. prey, feedverb

    profit from in an exploitatory manner

    "He feeds on her insecurity"

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, raven, feed in, course, fertilize, feast, flow, prey, predate

    Antonyms:
    famish, starve

  11. feed, feastverb

    gratify

    "feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view"

    Synonyms:
    fertilise, run, give, eat, fertilize, feed in, course, banquet, feast, flow, prey, junket

    Antonyms:
    starve, famish

  12. fertilize, fertilise, feedverb

    provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to

    "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants"

    Synonyms:
    fecundate, run, give, course, flow, eat, fertilize, feed in, fertilise, feast, inseminate, prey

    Antonyms:
    famish, starve

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. feedverb

    Synonyms:
    give food to, furnish with provisions, supply with nourishment

  2. feedverb

    Synonyms:
    supply, contribute to, provide for

  3. feedverb

    Synonyms:
    nourish, cherish, sustain

  4. feedverb

    Synonyms:
    eat, take food, take nourishment

  5. feedverb

    Synonyms:
    subsist, sustain life

  6. feednoun

    Synonyms:
    food (for beasts), provender, fodder

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. feednoun

    Synonyms:
    provender, fodder

  2. feedverb

    Synonyms:
    bait, regale

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How to use feed in a sentence?

  1. Blackhawk:

    A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.' ~Blackhawk

  2. John Kasich:

    Some who feed off of the fears and anger that is felt by some of Donald Trump or Ted Cruz and exploit it feed their own insatiable desire for fame or attention. That could drive America down into a ditch, not make Donald Trump or Ted Cruz great again.

  3. Sunder Katwala:

    Your views about an issue like Kashmir or an issue like Palestine might feed your world view, but voters, on the whole, don't vote on foreign policy issues.

  4. Paul Mumford:

    Many roads are closed so we can't get fodder to farmers who need feed, the fires have primarily killed the youngest in the herd. It will take years to rebuild.

  5. Zac Taylor:

    I promise you we will feed off the energy from wherever you’re watching the game — your living rooms, the local bars, wherever we are, we’ll feel it.


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