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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

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    defeats, beats, defeat

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