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Synonyms for perish
ˈpɛr ɪʃper·ish

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Wiktionary

  1. perishverb

    Synonyms:
    pass away, decease

  2. perishverb

    To pass away; to come to naught; to waste away; to decay and disappear.

    Synonyms:
    decease, pass away

  3. perishverb

    To die; to cease to live.

    Synonyms:
    decease, pass away

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perish

    Die, to go out of life, become destitute of vital power and action, is figuratively applied to anything which has the appearance of life.

    Where the dying night-lamp flickers.

    Tennyson Locksley Hall st. 40.

    An echo, a strain of music, a tempest, a topic, an issue, dies. Expire (literally, to breathe out) is a softer word for die; it is used figuratively of things that cease to exist by reaching a natural limit; as, a lease expires; the time has expired. To perish (literally, in Latin, to go through, as in English we say, "the fire goes out") is oftenest used of death by privation or exposure; as, "I perish with hunger," Luke xv, 17; sometimes, of death by violence. Knowledge and fame, art and empires, may be said to perish; the word denotes utter destruction and decay.

    Synonyms:
    cease, decease, decline, depart, die, expire, fade, wither

    Antonyms:
    be born, be immortal, begin, come into being, come to life, exist, flourish, grow, live, rise again, rise from the dead, survive

    Preposition:
    To die of fever; by violence; rarely, with the sword, famine, etc. (Ezek. vii, 15); to die for one's country; to die at sea; in one's bed; in agony; die to the world.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perish

    Synonyms:
    decay, waste away, be ruined, be destroyed, die, expire, fade away

Princeton's WordNet

  1. die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff itverb

    pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

    "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

    Synonyms:
    fall, function, come about, murmur, give way, elapse, hold out, pass out, run, go past, lead, top, give out, put across, go by, devolve, conk out, operate, cronk, travel, occur, last, die, scrag, fade, go away, excrete, reach, go, move, spend, rifle, slide by, asphyxiate, foul, breathe out, turn over, run low, die out, plump, legislate, happen, egest, fret, authorise, exceed, fleet, pass away, get out, drop dead, overstep, endure, give, draw, make it, congest, blend in, run short, pop off, get going, locomote, back up, choke off, expire, make pass, suffocate, grumble, slip away, authorize, live, return, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, blend, go out, fail, fall out, hap, slip by, go on, sink, eliminate, lapse, belong, mutter, clog, pass off, give-up the ghost, go bad, become flat, survive, blow over, get, take place, gag, snuff it, overhaul, throttle, become, go through, evanesce, live on, communicate, hand, croak, clog up, run out, choke, swoon, fit, go across, sound, overtake, transcend, glide by, gnarl, exhale, extend, start, depart, decease, faint, stifle, pall, pass, proceed, break down, clear, exit, conk, stall, travel by, buy the farm, hold up, pass along, break, go along, surpass, guide, pass by, leave, strangle, work, pass on

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. perishverb

    Synonyms:
    decay, waste, wither, pass away, be destroyed, be ruined, be lost, come to nought, go to destruction

  2. perishverb

    Synonyms:
    die, expire, decease, cease to exist

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "perish":

    die

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How to use perish in a sentence?

  1. Hilaire Belloc:

    When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.

  2. Bacchan Lal:

    They agree to respect the ceasefire several times every year but then they violate it again. Every time people are killed, cattle perish and we end up in such camps, we are in camps for the second time this year. We don't want this uncertainty. We want permanent peace as we had 30 years ago.

  3. Anne Graham Lotz:

    But when I think of him I also think of his message because he was immersed in it.Saturated in it.Hewashis message … a simple man who had responded to God’s love by placing his faith in Jesus, receiving the assurance that his sins were forgiven, that he would not perish, but would have everlasting life, simple faith. Faith that matters more than anything else.

  4. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum:

    With each new day in Africa, a gazelle wakes up knowing he must outrun the fastest lion or perish. At the same time, a lion stirs and stretches, knowing he must outrun the fastest gazelle or starve. It is no different for the human race. Whether you consider yourself a gazelle or a lion, you simply have to run faster than others to survive.

  5. Richard Fuller:

    It won’t matter what we do in Australia or in Europe if these birds are losing their habitat somewhere else – they will still perish, we need to work together far more effectively round the world if we want our migratory birds to survive into the future.


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