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Synonyms for impoverish
ɪmˈpɒv ər ɪʃ, -ˈpɒv rɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impoverish(verb)

    make poor

    Synonyms:
    deprive

    Antonyms:
    enrich

  2. deprive, impoverish(verb)

    take away

    Synonyms:
    divest, strip, deprive

    Antonyms:
    enrich

Wiktionary

  1. impoverish(verb)

    Synonyms:
    ruin

    Antonyms:
    enrich

  2. impoverish(verb)

    Make poor.

    Synonyms:
    ruin

    Antonyms:
    enrich

  3. impoverish(verb)

    Weaken in quality; deprive of some strength or richness.

    That exuberant crop quickly impoverishes any fertile soil

    Synonyms:
    ruin

    Antonyms:
    enrich

  4. impoverish(verb)

    Become poor.

    Synonyms:
    ruin

    Antonyms:
    enrich

Editors Contribution

  1. immiserate

    colonial powers immiserated (impoverished) the bulk of their colonial population

    Submitted by anonymous on June 7, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. impoverish(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    make poor, bring to want, reduce to poverty, reduce to indigence

  2. impoverish(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    exhaust the fertility of, make sterile

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "impoverish":

    deplete

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How to use impoverish in a sentence?

  1. John Locke:

    Tis a Mistake to think this Fault [tyranny] is proper only to Monarchies; other Forms of Government are liable to it, as well as that. For where-ever the Power that is put in any hands for the Government of the People, and the Preservation of their Properties, is applied to other ends, and made use of to impoverish, harass, or subdue them to the Arbitrary and Irregular Commands of those that have it: There it presently becomes Tyranny, whether those that thus use it are one or many.

  2. Joseph Schumpeter:

    The question that is so clearly in many potential parents minds: Why should we stunt our ambitions and impoverish our lives in order to be insulted and looked down upon in our old age?

  3. Woodrow Wilson:

    You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

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