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Synonyms for freeze
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. freeze, freezing(noun)

    the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid

    Synonyms:
    frost, freezing, halt

    Antonyms:
    unblock, unfreeze, boil, free, release

  2. freeze, frost(noun)

    weather cold enough to cause freezing

    Synonyms:
    hoarfrost, hoar, halt, frost, freezing, rime, icing

    Antonyms:
    release, unblock, free, unfreeze, boil

  3. freeze, halt(noun)

    an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement

    "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze"

    Synonyms:
    stay, hitch, stoppage, halt, frost, check, arrest, stop, freezing

    Antonyms:
    boil, unblock, release, free, unfreeze

  4. freeze(verb)

    fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level

    "a freeze on hiring"

    Synonyms:
    frost, freezing, halt

    Antonyms:
    boil, release, free, unfreeze, unblock

  5. freeze, stop dead(verb)

    stop moving or become immobilized

    "When he saw the police car he froze"

    Synonyms:
    block, stop dead, immobilize, suspend, freeze down, freeze out, immobilise

    Antonyms:
    release, unfreeze, boil, free, unblock

  6. freeze(verb)

    change to ice

    "The water in the bowl froze"

    Synonyms:
    immobilise, freeze out, freeze down, block, stop dead, suspend, immobilize

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, unblock, release, boil, free

  7. freeze(verb)

    be cold

    "I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on"

    Synonyms:
    immobilise, freeze out, freeze down, block, stop dead, suspend, immobilize

    Antonyms:
    free, unfreeze, unblock, boil, release

  8. freeze(verb)

    cause to freeze

    "Freeze the leftover food"

    Synonyms:
    immobilise, freeze out, freeze down, block, stop dead, suspend, immobilize

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, free, boil, release, unblock

  9. freeze, suspend(verb)

    stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it

    "Suspend the aid to the war-torn country"

    Synonyms:
    block, stop dead, immobilize, set aside, suspend, freeze down, debar, freeze out, immobilise

    Antonyms:
    boil, unfreeze, free, release, unblock

  10. freeze(verb)

    be very cold, below the freezing point

    "It is freezing in Kalamazoo"

    Synonyms:
    immobilise, freeze out, freeze down, block, stop dead, suspend, immobilize

    Antonyms:
    unblock, unfreeze, release, free, boil

  11. freeze, freeze out, freeze down(verb)

    change from a liquid to a solid when cold

    "Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit"

    Synonyms:
    block, stop dead, immobilize, suspend, freeze down, freeze out, immobilise

    Antonyms:
    unblock, unfreeze, free, boil, release

  12. freeze, block, immobilize, immobilise(verb)

    prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)

    "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"

    Synonyms:
    pin, block up, lug, trap, halt, obturate, suspend, jam, block off, close up, blank out, obstruct, deflect, parry, embarrass, kibosh, draw a blank, freeze down, hinder, impede, block, forget, freeze out, immobilize, stop, stuff, stymy, stop dead, blockade, immobilise, bar, occlude, barricade, choke up, stymie

    Antonyms:
    unfreeze, free, boil, release, unblock

  13. freeze(verb)

    anesthetize by cold

    Synonyms:
    immobilise, freeze out, freeze down, block, stop dead, suspend, immobilize

    Antonyms:
    boil, unfreeze, release, unblock, free

  14. freeze(verb)

    suddenly behave coldly and formally

    "She froze when she saw her ex-husband"

    Synonyms:
    immobilise, freeze out, freeze down, block, stop dead, suspend, immobilize

    Antonyms:
    boil, free, release, unfreeze, unblock

Wiktionary

  1. freeze(verb)

    Especially of a liquid, to become solid due to low temperature.

    Synonyms:
    solidify

    Antonyms:
    liquify, unfreeze, defrost

Editors Contribution

  1. lockdown

    Submitted by anonymous on April 19, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. freeze(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be congealed, be frozen

  2. freeze(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be chilled

  3. freeze(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    congeal, solidify by cold, turn to ice

  4. freeze(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    chill, benumb

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. freeze(v)

    Synonyms:
    congeal

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How to use freeze in a sentence?

  1. Charles Lemonides:

    Presidential elections freeze investors on both sides of the political spectrum, the fundamental conditions of the market are really good but there will be a headwind from the election.

  2. Sebastian Barbe:

    Oil prices have been supported by the production freeze agreement between Russia and Saudi Arabia - Iran gave it a cautious welcome and the market wants to take this as a positive signal.

  3. Vivien Yang:

    It is nearly impossible to influence the oil price long-term by freezing production as unconventional oil and gas and alternative energy may enter the market to bring down the price, the recent failed OPEC attempt to freeze production may cause grief from oil producers, but in reality even if it was successful its long term effect is doubtful.

  4. State John Kerry:

    The Saudi shift ... was predicated on the notion that people would freeze in place, but what happened was the Houthi began to take advantage of the absence of air campaign, moving not only additionally on Aden, but moving in other parts of the country.

  5. Folco Galli:

    We have ordered (the banks) to freeze the bank accounts mentioned in the (U.S.) request. Now we are taking evidence. We are receiving the bank documents. It takes time.

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