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Synonyms for purify
ˈpyʊər əˌfaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. purify, sublimate, make pure, distill(verb)

    remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation

    "purify the water"

    Synonyms:
    rarefy, distil, purge, make pure, extract, distill, condense, subtilize, sublimate, sanctify, sublime

  2. purify, purge, sanctify(verb)

    make pure or free from sin or guilt

    "he left the monastery purified"

    Synonyms:
    cat, puke, make pure, sanctify, chuck, sick, hallow, spue, cast, disgorge, vomit, regurgitate, vomit up, distill, scour, consecrate, upchuck, spew, purge, barf, throw up, be sick, retch, sublimate, bless, honk, flush, regorge

  3. purify(verb)

    become clean or pure or free of guilt and sin

    "The hippies came to the ashram in order to purify"

    Synonyms:
    distill, purge, make pure, sublimate, sanctify

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. purify

    To amend is to change for the better by removing faults, errors, or defects, and always refers to that which at some point falls short of a standard of excellence. Advance, better, and improve may refer either to what is quite imperfect or to what has reached a high degree of excellence; we advance the kingdom of God, improve the minds of our children, better the morals of the people. But for matters below the point of ordinary approval we seldom use these words; we do not speak of bettering a wretched alley, or improving a foul sewer. There we use cleanse, purify, or similar words. We correct evils, reform abuses, rectify incidental conditions of evil or error; we ameliorate poverty and misery, which we can not wholly remove. We mend a tool, repair a building, correct proof; we amend character or conduct that is faulty, or a statement or law that is defective. A text, writing, or statement is amended by the author or by some adequate authority; it is often emended by conjecture. A motion is amended by the mover or by the assembly; a constitution is amended by the people; an ancient text is emended by a critic who believes that what seems to him the better reading is what the author wrote. Compare ALLEVIATE.

    Synonyms:
    advance, ameliorate, amend, better, cleanse, correct, emend, improve, make better, meliorate, mend, mitigate, rectify, reform, repair

    Antonyms:
    aggravate, blemish, corrupt, debase, depress, deteriorate, harm, impair, injure, mar, spoil, tarnish, vitiate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. purify(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    clear, clean, cleanse, clarify, purge, free from impurity, make pure

  2. purify(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    defecate (as liquors)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. purify(v)

    Synonyms:
    cleanse, refine, expurgate, sublime, clarify

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    cleanse, purifier, purification

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How to use purify in a sentence?

  1. Maitri Upanishads:

    Let a man strive to purify his thoughts. What a man thinketh, that is he this is the eternal mystery. Dwelling within himself with thoughts serene, he will obtain imperishable happiness.

  2. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    The main business of religions is to purify, control, and restrain that excessive and exclusive taste for well-being which men acquire in times of equality.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    As the honey bees land on flowers and fruits, to sip nectar from that for producing honey; it shows its nature. Similarly, sober and qualified figures, follow visionary subjects and objects, to beautify and purify its vision; it mirrors intellect.

  4. Aristotle:

    The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Only when we grow up and mature, not just physically but also emotionally, we begin to appreciate that the colossal challenges, the searing sorrow, and the melodramatic melancholy in human life are not there to create agony, anguish and anxiety; but to toughen and to purify the human soul. There is always a purpose behind every act from almighty omnipresent Supreme Power, which we are expected to understand in time, if not right now. This self-realization is a wake up call, a reality check that truly changes our mindset and transforms our behavior thereafter.


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