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Synonyms for purify
ˈpyʊər əˌfaɪpu·ri·fy

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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

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  1. purify, sublimate, make pure, distillverb

    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, sanctifyverb

    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. purifyverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. purifyverb

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

  2. purifyverb

    Synonyms:
    defecate (as liquors)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. purifyverb

    Synonyms:
    cleanse, refine, expurgate, sublime, clarify

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "purify":

    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. Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla), James Reston, Galileo, A Life, HarperCollins, NY, 1994, p 461.:

    Science can purify religion from error and superstition. Religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes.

  3. Aristotle:

    The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.

  4. Lopez Obrador:

    We are going to purify public life in Mexico.

  5. 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.


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