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Synonyms for rout
raʊt, rut

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mob, rabble, rout(noun)

    a disorderly crowd of people

    rabble, ragtag and bobtail, syndicate, pack, crime syndicate, mob, ragtag, gang, riffraff, family, ring

  2. rout(verb)

    an overwhelming defeat

    mob, rabble

  3. rout, rout out, expel(verb)

    cause to flee

    "rout out the fighters from their caves"

    expel, throw out, boot out, spread-eagle, rouse, drive out, discharge, release, force out, eject, exhaust, root, rout up, oust, spreadeagle, rootle, kick out, drum out, rout out, gouge

  4. rout, root, rootle(verb)

    dig with the snout

    "the pig was rooting for truffles"

    spread-eagle, spreadeagle, gouge, root, settle down, rootle, expel, steady down, rout out, take root, settle

  5. rout, gouge(verb)

    make a groove in

    spread-eagle, spreadeagle, gouge, squeeze, wring, extort, rack, root, rootle, expel, rout out, force out

  6. spread-eagle, spreadeagle, rout(verb)

    defeat disastrously

    spread-eagle, rootle, expel, root, spreadeagle, rout out, gouge

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rout

    To defeat an enemy is to gain an advantage for the time; to vanquish is to win a signal victory; to conquer is to overcome so effectually that the victory is regarded as final. Conquer, in many cases, carries the idea of possession; as, to conquer respect, affection, peace, etc. A country is conquered when its armies are defeated and its territory is occupied by the enemy; it may be subjected to indemnity or to various disabilities; it is subjugated when it is held helplessly and continuously under military control; it is subdued when all resistance has died out. An army is defeated when forcibly driven back; it is routed when it is converted into a mob of fugitives. Compare BEAT.

    beat, checkmate, conquer, crush, defeat, discomfit, down, humble, master, overcome, overmaster, overmatch, overpower, overthrow, prevail over, put down, reduce, subdue, subject, subjugate, surmount, vanquish, win, worst

    capitulate, cede, fail, fall, fly, forfeit, lose, resign, retire, retreat, submit, succumb, surrender, yield

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rout(n.)

    defeat, discomfiture, ruin, complete overthrow

  2. rout(v. a.)

    defeat, discomfit, overthrow, overpower

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rout(n)

    overthrow, defeat, discomfiture, vanquishment, clamor, tumult, uproar, din, brawl, mob, rabble

  2. rout(v)

    vanquish, defeat, scatter

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    defeats, beats, defeat

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  1. Will Hobbs:

    None of the crypto currencies currently fulfill any of the criteria that we would look for in an investible asset and we would continue to advise extreme caution. The rout in crypto currencies is still not finished.

  2. Will Hobbs:

    The frenzy surrounding crypto has ebbed and flowed with prices, none of the crypto currencies currently fulfill any of the criteria that we would look for in an investible asset and we would continue to advise extreme caution. The rout in crypto currencies is still not finished.

  3. Wang Yu:

    I'm not very pessimistic, the market may go down further this week, but I don't expect to see the kind of rout we saw in the summer. The government needs a stable market in order to resume some basic functions of the market and push for further financial reforms.

  4. Lorne Baring:

    Europe's main indices are attractively valued on a price to earnings basis and with no shocks in the peak period of earnings reporting season in the U.S., it appears that equity investors may have found a base to build upon after the rout in August and September, easy monetary conditions are clearly going to remain for some time and that is also bolstering sentiment at the moment. We would expect further gains after a rough period for global investors.

  5. China Vanke:

    Small shareholders, media and the public have expressed major concerns over whether Jushenhua (Baoneng's unit) will be able to sustain its high-leveraged funding source, whether it will trigger a plunge in Vanke's A share, and whether it will create a systematic risk in the secondary stock market like we saw in the 2015 market rout.

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