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Synonyms for live

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. live

    To abide is to remain continuously without limit of time unless expressed by the context: "to-day I must abide at thy house," Luke xix, 5; "a settled place for thee to abide in forever," 1 Kings viii, 13; "Abide with me! fast falls the eventide," Lyte Hymn. Lodge, sojourn, stay, tarry, and wait always imply a limited time; lodge, to pass the night; sojourn, to remain temporarily; live, dwell, reside, to have a permanent home. Stop, in the sense of stay or sojourn, is colloquial, and not in approved use. Compare ENDURE; REST.

    abide, anticipate, await, bear, bide, confront, continue, dwell, endure, expect, inhabit, lodge, remain, reside, rest, sojourn, stay, stop, tarry, tolerate, wait, watch

    abandon, avoid, depart, forfeit, forfend, journey, migrate, move, proceed, reject, resist, shun

    Abide in a place, for a time, with a person, by a statement.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. liveverb

    vegetate, grow, survive, continue, abide, dwell, last, subsist, behave, act, breathe, exist

    die, perish, wither, demise, migrate, vanish, fade, fail, languish, depart, drop, decease

  2. liveadjective


    inanimate, defunct

Princeton's WordNet

  1. live, unrecordedadjective

    actually being performed at the time of hearing or viewing

    "a live television program"; "brought to you live from Lincoln Center"; "live entertainment involves performers actually in the physical presence of a live audience"

    alive(p), hot, live(a), bouncy, springy, unrecorded, alive, lively, resilient

    taped, unreverberant, noncurrent, filmed, transcribed, inelastic, dull, nonresonant, out(p), dead, uncharged, unloaded, out of play(p), lifeless, extinct, recorded, prerecorded, tape-recorded, canned

  2. liveadjective

    exerting force or containing energy

    "live coals"; "tossed a live cigarette out the window"; "got a shock from a live wire"; "live ore is unmined ore"; "a live bomb"; "a live ball is one in play"

    alive(p), hot, live(a), bouncy, springy, unrecorded, alive, lively, resilient

    prerecorded, extinct, canned, lifeless, transcribed, tape-recorded, noncurrent, recorded, unloaded, uncharged, dull, nonresonant, filmed, inelastic, unreverberant, out of play(p), taped, dead, out(p)

  3. alive(p), liveadjective

    possessing life

    "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary"

    out(p), dull, noncurrent, nonresonant, dead, transcribed, tape-recorded, prerecorded, lifeless, inelastic, extinct, canned, filmed, out of play(p), unreverberant, uncharged, unloaded, taped, recorded

  4. live(a)adjective

    highly reverberant

    "a live concert hall"

    transcribed, inelastic, canned, dull, extinct, lifeless, noncurrent, unloaded, out of play(p), nonresonant, uncharged, tape-recorded, filmed, dead, recorded, prerecorded, taped, unreverberant, out(p)

  5. liveadjective

    charged with an explosive

    "live ammunition"; "a live bomb"

    alive(p), hot, live(a), bouncy, springy, unrecorded, alive, lively, resilient

    out of play(p), taped, extinct, inelastic, out(p), prerecorded, tape-recorded, noncurrent, nonresonant, unloaded, filmed, canned, unreverberant, recorded, uncharged, lifeless, transcribed, dull, dead

  6. bouncy, live, lively, resilient, springyadjective

    elastic; rebounds readily

    "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resilient as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf"

    spirited, hot, spanking, resilient, lively, full of life, alive(p), bouncy, snappy, vital, brisk, racy, rattling, peppy, merry, alive, unrecorded, zippy, bouncing, springy, live(a), alert

    dead, dull, unreverberant, extinct, noncurrent, out(p), prerecorded, filmed, uncharged, tape-recorded, lifeless, out of play(p), nonresonant, recorded, canned, taped, unloaded, inelastic, transcribed

  7. liveadjective

    abounding with life and energy

    "the club members are a really live bunch"

    alive(p), hot, live(a), bouncy, springy, unrecorded, alive, lively, resilient

    extinct, tape-recorded, recorded, canned, transcribed, lifeless, prerecorded, nonresonant, inelastic, taped, dead, dull, noncurrent, unloaded, filmed, unreverberant, out(p), out of play(p), uncharged

  8. liveadjective

    in current use or ready for use

    "live copy is ready to be set in type or already set but not yet proofread"

    alive(p), hot, live(a), bouncy, springy, unrecorded, alive, lively, resilient

    filmed, extinct, out(p), dull, uncharged, dead, inelastic, lifeless, tape-recorded, out of play(p), recorded, transcribed, unreverberant, prerecorded, unloaded, noncurrent, taped, nonresonant, canned

  9. liveadjective

    of current relevance

    "a live issue"; "still a live option"

    alive(p), hot, live(a), bouncy, springy, unrecorded, alive, lively, resilient

    noncurrent, dead, out of play(p), filmed, nonresonant, lifeless, dull, inelastic, transcribed, out(p), unreverberant, extinct, recorded, uncharged, canned, taped, unloaded, prerecorded, tape-recorded

  10. hot, liveadjective

    charged or energized with electricity

    "a hot wire"; "a live wire"

    alive(p), hot, live(a), bouncy, blistering, raging, springy, red-hot, unrecorded, spicy, lively, alive, resilient

    unloaded, taped, transcribed, dead, extinct, out of play(p), tape-recorded, dull, inelastic, recorded, prerecorded, noncurrent, unreverberant, filmed, canned, lifeless, uncharged, nonresonant, out(p)

  11. alive, liveverb

    capable of erupting

    "a live volcano"; "the volcano is very much alive"

    alive(p), active, live(a), bouncy, alive, springy, unrecorded, animated, hot, lively, awake(p), alert, resilient

    unreverberant, lifeless, uncharged, canned, taped, tape-recorded, nonresonant, noncurrent, extinct, prerecorded, unloaded, dead, inelastic, recorded, dull, out of play(p), filmed, out(p), transcribed

  12. populate, dwell, live, inhabitverb

    inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of

    "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods"

    go, exist, harp, hold out, populate, lie in, brood, be, experience, hold up, subsist, dwell, live on, lie, consist, endure, inhabit, survive, know, last

    lifeless, prerecorded, uncharged, out(p), filmed, extinct, taped, unreverberant, transcribed, canned, nonresonant, dead, noncurrent, recorded, unloaded, inelastic, tape-recorded, out of play(p), dull

  13. liveverb

    lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style

    "we had to live frugally after the war"

    live on, last, know, hold up, dwell, survive, endure, subsist, hold out, go, populate, be, experience, exist, inhabit

    noncurrent, uncharged, out(p), prerecorded, taped, out of play(p), recorded, extinct, filmed, unreverberant, transcribed, lifeless, canned, tape-recorded, nonresonant, inelastic, unloaded, dull, dead

  14. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold outverb

    continue to live through hardship or adversity

    "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?"

    subsist, perish, give way, hold out, run, endure, lead, experience, give out, conk out, operate, travel, hold, function, die, sustain, stretch forth, last, go away, weather, prevail, go, brave out, rifle, defy, persist, run low, stick up, plump, digest, stomach, hold water, break, pass away, drop dead, withstand, stretch out, tolerate, abide, blend in, run short, get going, locomote, pull through, be, come through, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, blend, stick out, brook, stand up, bear, fit, suffer, pull round, outlast, populate, inhabit, belong, dwell, give-up the ghost, go bad, survive, get, stand, expire, become, exist, live on, croak, move, choke, pop off, sound, make it, wear, extend, start, depart, decease, outlive, pass, proceed, break down, exit, conk, fail, buy the farm, detain, hold up, put out, know, brave, put up, exsert, snuff it, resist, support, die hard, stand firm, work, delay

    inelastic, out(p), transcribed, dull, unloaded, prerecorded, tape-recorded, unreverberant, taped, canned, uncharged, extinct, lifeless, noncurrent, recorded, nonresonant, filmed, dead, out of play(p)

  15. exist, survive, live, subsistverb

    support oneself

    "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"

    go, exist, hold out, populate, be, experience, hold up, outlive, dwell, live on, come through, pull round, pull through, outlast, endure, subsist, inhabit, survive, know, make it, last

    tape-recorded, extinct, taped, out of play(p), noncurrent, prerecorded, canned, filmed, dead, nonresonant, recorded, transcribed, uncharged, out(p), dull, unloaded, unreverberant, lifeless, inelastic

  16. be, liveverb

    have life, be alive

    "Our great leader is no more"; "My grandfather lived until the end of war"

    personify, exist, hold out, equal, populate, last, represent, comprise, be, experience, hold up, subsist, know, embody, dwell, cost, live on, make up, endure, inhabit, survive, go, follow, constitute

    extinct, out of play(p), uncharged, unloaded, noncurrent, transcribed, canned, inelastic, taped, prerecorded, recorded, filmed, nonresonant, unreverberant, dead, lifeless, dull, out(p), tape-recorded

  17. know, experience, liveverb

    have firsthand knowledge of states, situations, emotions, or sensations

    "I know the feeling!"; "have you ever known hunger?"; "I have lived a kind of hell when I was a drug addict"; "The holocaust survivors have lived a nightmare"; "I lived through two divorces"

    dwell, have intercourse, have a go at it, subsist, have sex, recognise, get, populate, bed, hold out, know, get laid, make love, endure, go through, bonk, have, acknowledge, cognise, survive, exist, love, last, inhabit, see, receive, be, sleep together, do it, go, eff, hold up, feel, lie with, make out, be intimate, recognize, jazz, sleep with, hump, experience, screw, have it off, have it away, get it on, cognize, bang, live on, roll in the hay

    unreverberant, extinct, transcribed, noncurrent, unloaded, prerecorded, dull, dead, taped, uncharged, out(p), filmed, recorded, out of play(p), canned, inelastic, nonresonant, lifeless, tape-recorded

  18. liveadverb

    pursue a positive and satisfying existence

    "You must accept yourself and others if you really want to live"

    live on, last, know, hold up, dwell, survive, endure, subsist, hold out, go, populate, be, experience, exist, inhabit

    prerecorded, dead, taped, uncharged, extinct, out(p), lifeless, out of play(p), dull, unloaded, inelastic, tape-recorded, noncurrent, filmed, canned, recorded, unreverberant, transcribed, nonresonant

  19. liveadverb

    not recorded

    "the opera was broadcast live"

    prerecorded, nonresonant, out(p), transcribed, extinct, out of play(p), unloaded, tape-recorded, taped, dull, dead, unreverberant, noncurrent, lifeless, recorded, canned, filmed, uncharged, inelastic

Editors Contribution

  1. biotic factor

    biotic means living ,so living factor.

    a plant is an example of an biotic factor.

    Submitted by rinat on August 20, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. liveverb

    exist, breathe, have being, have life, be alive, keep soul and body together

  2. liveverb

    remain, continue, endure, be permanent

  3. liveverb

    dwell, abide, reside, have lodgings, have one's quarters, be quartered

  4. liveverb

    feed, subsist, be nourished, be supported, obtain a livelihood

  5. liveverb

    enjoy life, be happy

  6. liveadjective

    LIVING, alive, not dead

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. liveadjective

    alive, quick, animate, living

  2. liveverb

    exist, dwell, reside, abide

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  1. Hungarian Prime Minister Orban:

    All countries have a right to decide whether they want to live with large numbers of Muslims in their countries, if they want to, they can. We don't want to, and we have a right to decide we do not want a large number of Muslim people in our country.

  2. Masato Saito:

    It's a normal day. That kind of political stuff is irrelevant to us ordinary people, as long as they make our lives easy to live, that's all I care.

  3. John von Neumann:

    I think that it is a relatively good approximation to truth — which is much too complicated to allow anything but approximations — that mathematical ideas originate in empirics. But, once they are conceived, the subject begins to live a peculiar life of its own and is ... governed by almost entirely aesthetical motivations. In other words, at a great distance from its empirical source, or after much "abstract" inbreeding, a mathematical subject is in danger of degeneration. Whenever this stage is reached the only remedy seems to me to be the rejuvenating return to the source: the reinjection of more or less directly empirical ideas.

  4. Guillaume Bression:

    (Koriyama) is close, but I did not know how this place was devastated until now. what we really wanted is to focus the discussion on what the inhabitants express right now and have to face in the future. The main problem right now is 80,000 people are still evacuated, they live in crappy houses or apartments that are not convenient for them. Some want to go back. Some don't. We want to talk about the social issues that the crisis has caused, not the crisis itself.

  5. Meghan McCain:

    When I interned at ‘Saturday Night Live,’ do you think I got that internship just because I was like, the best intern? No, my dad is friends with Lorne Michaels. There are a lot of doors that have been opened for me. There's a lot of people that will want to talk to me because my last name is McCain.

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