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Synonyms for harbor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seaport, haven, harbor, harbour(noun)

    a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo

    Synonyms:
    haven, seaport, harbour, oasis

  2. harbor, harbour(noun)

    a place of refuge and comfort and security

    Synonyms:
    seaport, harbour, haven

  3. harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurse(verb)

    maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

    "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, defend, take hold, bind, suck, deem, hold up, toy with, arrest, breastfeed, take, have, concord, think about, check, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, keep, suckle, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, hold, lactate, confine, have got, restrain, wet-nurse, withstand, agree, hold in, flirt with, halt, contain, think of, concur, maintain, guard, shield, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, obtain, declare, give suck, bear

  4. harbor, harbour(verb)

    secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals)

    Synonyms:
    harbour, nurse, shield, entertain, hold

  5. harbor, harbour(verb)

    keep in one's possession; of animals

    Synonyms:
    harbour, nurse, shield, entertain, hold

  6. harbor, harbour, shield(verb)

    hold back a thought or feeling about

    "She is harboring a grudge against him"

    Synonyms:
    screen, harbour, nurse, shield, entertain, hold

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. harbor

    To cherish is both to hold dear and to treat as dear. Mere unexpressed esteem would not be cherishing. In the marriage vow, "to love, honor, and cherish," the word cherish implies all that each can do by love and tenderness for the welfare and happiness of the other, as by support, protection, care in sickness, comfort in sorrow, sympathy, and help of every kind. To nurse is to tend the helpless or feeble, as infants, or the sick or wounded. To nourish is strictly to sustain and build up by food; to nurture includes careful mental and spiritual training, with something of love and tenderness; to foster is simply to maintain and care for, to bring up; a foster-child will be nourished, but may not be as tenderly nurtured or as lovingly cherished as if one's own. In the figurative sense, the opinion one cherishes he holds, not with mere cold conviction, but with loving devotion.

    See synonyms for ABANDON; CHASTEN.

    Synonyms:
    cheer, cherish, cling to, comfort, encourage, entertain, foster, hold dear, nourish, nurse, nurture, protect, shelter, treasure, value

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. harbor(n)

    Synonyms:
    haven, rest, refuge, shelter, anchorage, home, asylum, port

    Antonyms:
    labor, toil, peril, exposure, voyage, roving, roaming, wandering, pilgrimage, tossing

  2. harbor(v)

    Synonyms:
    cherish, accommodate, entertain, encourage, indulge, shelter, foster, lodge

    Antonyms:
    eject, expel, discard, discourage, stifle, exclude, banish, dismiss

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. harbor(n.)

    Synonyms:
    asylum, refuge, shelter, covert, sanctuary, retreat, resting-place, place of shelter

  2. harbor(n.)

    Synonyms:
    port, haven, destination

  3. harbor(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    take shelter, find a harbor

  4. harbor(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    shelter, lodge, protect

  5. harbor(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    entertain, cherish, indulge, foster

  6. harbor(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) secrete, receive clandestinely

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. harbor(n)

    Synonyms:
    refuge, shelter, asylum, retreat, port, haven, destination

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "harbor":

    port, harbour, harper

How to pronounce harbor?

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How to say harbor in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#132make
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#246take
#272check
#333control
#410value
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#2157protect
#2268reserve
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#24755concur
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#30094restrain
#30317seaport
#33258lactate
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How to use harbor in a sentence?

  1. Oystein Berentsen:

    Once the product tanks are full, as they are now, and you even have floating product storage in places like New York harbor, then you know that the situation is bad. You have to cut runs.

  2. Jonar Nader:

    Inventors, pioneers, radicals, visionaries; these have ventured from the lonely and costly camp of minority only to be obstructed by majority-rule concepts that tolerate inferiority, hinder progress, harbor injustice, and pose limits within the decaying status quo.

  3. Taro Aso:

    I told my counterparts that Japan is very concerned about the 'safe harbor' proposal, it would extremely diminish the regulatory effect of what we're trying to do. That is a view expressed by various countries.

  4. Vidya Dhar Shukla:

    If I had a gun I would fire at them that day, india shouldn't harbor such snakes.

  5. Ronald Reagan:

    We're in greater danger today than we were the day after Pearl Harbor. Our military is absolutely incapable of defending this country.


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