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Synonyms for perturb
pərˈtɜrbper·turb

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perturb, unhinge, disquiet, trouble, cark, distract, disorderverb

    disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed

    "She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill"

    Synonyms:
    distract, unhinge, disorder, inconvenience oneself, upset, inconvenience, ail, discommode, disquiet, bother, cark, deflect, put out, incommode, disoblige, pain, disarray, throw out of kilter, trouble, disturb, trouble oneself, derange

  2. perturbverb

    disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom

    "The electrons were perturbed by the passing ion"

    Synonyms:
    cark, disorder, trouble, disquiet, unhinge, throw out of kilter, distract, derange

  3. perturbverb

    cause a celestial body to deviate from a theoretically regular orbital motion, especially as a result of interposed or extraordinary gravitational pull

    "The orbits of these stars were perturbed by the passings of a comet"

    Synonyms:
    cark, disorder, trouble, disquiet, unhinge, throw out of kilter, distract, derange

  4. perturb, derange, throw out of kilterverb

    throw into great confusion or disorder

    "Fundamental Islamicists threaten to perturb the social order in Algeria and Egypt"

    Synonyms:
    cark, disorder, trouble, disquiet, unbalance, unhinge, throw out of kilter, distract, derange

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. perturbverb

    Synonyms:
    disquiet, excite, disturb, agitate, discompose, distress

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "perturb":

    disrupt, disturb

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#14785inconvenience
#21915disrupt
#23336disturb
#30316distract
#43329ail
#44754deflect
#52905disarray
#93318disquiet
#97639unbalance
#104507cark
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How to use perturb in a sentence?

  1. Gretchen Frueh-Green:

    It's our history, it's the Earth's history, and if we perturb it we don't know how fast it will recover, or what influence the perturbation would have on ocean chemistry.


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