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Synonyms for fill

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fill(noun)

    a quantity sufficient to satisfy

    "he ate his fill of potatoes"; "she had heard her fill of gossip"


    empty, discharge

  2. filling, fill(verb)

    any material that fills a space or container

    "there was not enough fill for the trench"

    weft, pick, woof, filling

    empty, discharge

  3. fill, fill up, make full(verb)

    make full, also in a metaphorical sense

    "fill a container"; "fill the child with pride"

    take, fulfil, satisfy, meet, sate, replete, close, make full, fill up, occupy, fulfill, satiate

    discharge, empty

  4. fill, fill up(verb)

    become full

    "The pool slowly filled with water"; "The theater filled up slowly"

    take, fulfil, satisfy, meet, sate, replete, close, make full, fill up, occupy, fulfill, satiate

    discharge, empty

  5. occupy, fill(verb)

    occupy the whole of

    "The liquid fills the container"

    lodge in, invade, fulfill, occupy, satisfy, replete, engross, make full, fulfil, meet, worry, satiate, absorb, engage, busy, concern, fill up, reside, interest, take, sate, use up

    discharge, empty

  6. fill, take, occupy(verb)

    assume, as of positions or roles

    "She took the job as director of development"; "he occupies the position of manager"; "the young prince will soon occupy the throne"

    require, read, occupy, subscribe to, withdraw, lead, ingest, take on, carry, deal, assume, have, busy, hold, choose, fulfill, study, learn, absorb, necessitate, consume, drive, fill up, consider, need, rent, pick out, sate, contract, adopt, film, remove, demand, lease, take aim, invade, meet, take up, train, strike, use up, select, take, engage, concern, make, claim, satisfy, get, worry, get hold of, exact, take away, pack, engross, call for, take in, bring, submit, convey, interest, fulfil, shoot, aim, direct, charter, make full, contain, replete, lodge in, subscribe, reside, satiate, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, hire, accept, guide, admit, ask, conduct

    discharge, empty

  7. meet, satisfy, fill, fulfill, fulfil(verb)

    fill or meet a want or need

    conform to, touch, foregather, gather, fulfill, adjoin, see, gratify, carry through, match, suffer, take, fulfil, replete, meet, converge, fit, satisfy, receive, execute, forgather, encounter, get together, run into, cope with, play, make full, run across, carry out, come across, action, accomplish, satiate, assemble, contact, sate, take on, live up to, occupy, fill up

    empty, discharge

  8. fill(verb)

    appoint someone to (a position or a job)

    take, fulfil, satisfy, meet, sate, replete, make full, fill up, occupy, fulfill, satiate

    empty, discharge

  9. fill up, fill(verb)

    eat until one is sated

    "He filled up on turkey"

    take, fulfil, satisfy, meet, sate, replete, close, make full, fill up, occupy, fulfill, satiate

    discharge, empty

  10. satiate, sate, replete, fill(verb)

    fill to satisfaction

    "I am sated"

    stuff, pig out, replete, gorge, overindulge, glut, occupy, overeat, make full, fulfil, scarf out, gourmandize, englut, satiate, satisfy, overgorge, sate, fill up, engorge, fulfill, meet, take, gormandize, ingurgitate, binge, gormandise

    empty, discharge

  11. fill(verb)

    plug with a substance

    "fill a cavity"

    take, fulfil, satisfy, meet, sate, replete, make full, fill up, occupy, fulfill, satiate

    empty, discharge

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fill

    To satisfy is to furnish just enough to meet physical, mental, or spiritual desire. To sate or satiate is to gratify desire so fully as for a time to extinguish it. To cloy or surfeit is to gratify to the point of revulsion or disgust. Glut is a strong but somewhat coarse word applied to the utmost satisfaction of vehement appetites and passions; as, to glut a vengeful spirit with slaughter; we speak of glutting the market with a supply so excessive as to extinguish the demand. Much less than is needed to satisfy may suffice a frugal or abstemious person; less than a sufficiency may content one of a patient and submissive spirit. Compare PAY; REQUITE.

    cloy, content, glut, sate, satiate, satisfy, suffice, surfeit

    check, deny, disappoint, refuse, restrain, restrict, starve, stint, straiten, tantalize

    Satisfy with food, with gifts, etc.; satisfy one (in the sense of make satisfaction) for labors and sacrifices; satisfy oneself by or upon inquiry.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fill

    replenish, content, supply, satisfy, gorge, glut, occupy, appoint, stuff, store, rise, swell, grow, expand, increase

    exhaust, deprive, drain, dissatisfy, stint, vacate, misappoint, subside, shrink, ebb, evaporate, diminish

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fill(v. a.)

    make full, fill up

  2. fill(v. a.)

    store, supply, furnish, replenish, stock

  3. fill(v. a.)

    satisfy, content, GLUT

  4. fill(v. a.)

    occupy (as a place of trust), hold

  5. fill(v. n.)

    fill a glass or cup

  6. fill(v. n.)

    become full, be filled, fill up

  7. fill(n.)

    full supply

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fill(n)

    thill, shaft

  2. fill(n)

    sufficiency, plenty

  3. fill(v)

    satisfy, cloy, satiate, sate, glut, stuff, occupy, hold, replenish, expand, dilate, distend, inflate, bloat, pervade

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How to use fill in a sentence?

  1. Don Felder:

    Being on the road has about 2 1/2 hours a day that are really great, and that's when you're onstage. The other 21 1/2 hours are very boring... It becomes like a void, and we chose to fill it with all the wrong things.

  2. Andy Mardock:

    The key thing to keep in mind when this happens is that it is usually temporary, if possible, increase your own savings rate to fill the void.

  3. Steven Simpson:

    If I see my loved one go down and there is a code blue and they usher me out and make me wait in the waiting room, and the next thing I know my loved one is dead, that leaves a gap that is hard to fill, like if you get a call out of the blue one afternoon that your son or daughter was killed in a car crash, i have never had a family member say I wish I hadn't been there, and I have had numerous people say thanks.

  4. Blessing Irish:

    May there always be work for your hands to do, May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane, May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you, And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

  5. Patrick Blanchfield:

    What we're basically asking kids to do is fill in these gaps.

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