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Synonyms for perish
ˈpɛr ɪʃ

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  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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  1. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

  2. Robert Louis Stephenson:

    You cannot run away from a weakness you must sometimes fight it out or perish. And if that be so, why not now, and where you stand

  3. David Sischo:

    I mean, hes the last of his kind. ... To have that last individual perish under your watch, its pretty depressing.

  4. Samuel Butler:

    Logic is like the sword: those who appeal to it shall perish by it.

  5. Richard Fuller:

    For instance, Germany has protected areas for over 98 percent of the migratory species that pass its borders, but fewer than 13 percent of its species are adequately protected across their global range, 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.

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