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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:

    port, harbour, harper

How to pronounce harbor?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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How to use harbor in a sentence?

  1. Anthony Summers:

    The fact that there have only been two big catastrophes -- one was Pearl Harbor... and the other was 9/11. They are both the same kind of stature and horror in the American memory.

  2. Hadi Sutjipto:

    Many of the older victims have died or are starting to die. They don't harbor any vengeance, they just want their names to be restored.

  3. Barbara Shipley:

    Barbara Shipley, from the International Trade Workers Union, said. ' The men have been reportedly floating in the harbor for over a month after an asphalt delivery. They’re hungry. They’re tired. They’re dirty. They want to get paid and they want to go home. They want to see their families. Their families are all very concerned, i’ve been told they’re fishing off the side of the vessel.

  4. H. Jackson Brown Jr.:

    Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

  5. David Jones:

    We began working on this about six months ago, twenty-five years ago President Bush spoke at the 50th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, as the sitting president, and we have a copy of the speech in our auditorium here on a continuous loop.


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