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Synonyms for scatter
ˈskæt ərscat·ter

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scatter

    Synonyms:
    disperse, dissipate, divide, parcel, portion, spend, squander, waste

    Antonyms:
    accumulate, aggregate, amass, collect, gather, heap up, hoard, hoard up, pile up, store up

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scatter

    Synonyms:
    strew, sprinkle, disperse, spread, broadcast, dissipate, disseminate, propagate, squander

    Antonyms:
    collect, accumulate, heap, gather, save, husband

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scatter, spreadnoun

    a haphazard distribution in all directions

    Synonyms:
    bed cover, spread head, cattle ranch, counterpane, banquet, spread, bedcover, scattering, cattle farm, spreading, bedspread, bed covering, spreadhead, feast, gap, paste, ranch, strewing, facing pages

  2. scatter, scattering, strewingverb

    the act of scattering

    Synonyms:
    scattering, sprinkle, strewing, sprinkling, dispersion, spread

  3. disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatterverb

    to cause to separate and go in different directions

    "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"

    Synonyms:
    resolve, circulate, fragmentize, shoot, drive off, separate, spread, sever, interrupt, crash, dot, split up, pick, fool away, dismantle, circularise, break, spread out, break up, recess, disseminate, part, crock up, collapse, drive out, cut off, fragment, turn back, split, disperse, circularize, disrupt, chase away, drive away, fragmentise, frivol away, dissolve, dust, crack, pass around, sprinkle, fritter away, diffuse, broadcast, distribute, dissipate, propagate, fool, calve, break apart, disassemble, take apart, dispel, adjourn, fritter, crack up, decompose, break down, run off

  4. disperse, dissipate, scatter, spread outverb

    move away from each other

    "The crowds dispersed"; "The children scattered in all directions when the teacher approached";

    Synonyms:
    fritter, rotate, unfold, circularise, dissipate, shoot, disseminate, pass around, sprinkle, spread, dot, spread out, frivol away, fool, fool away, broadcast, fan out, string out, open, circularize, expand, splay, break up, propagate, dust, fritter away, dispel, circulate, disperse, distribute, turn out, diffuse

  5. scatter, sprinkle, dot, dust, disperseverb

    distribute loosely

    "He scattered gun powder under the wagon"

    Synonyms:
    circularise, dissipate, spit, pass around, sprinkle, spread, dot, spread out, diffuse, broadcast, disseminate, constellate, sparge, propagate, pitter-patter, splosh, circularize, break up, patter, dust, spatter, dispel, circulate, disperse, stud, splash, distribute, besprinkle

  6. scatterverb

    sow by scattering

    "scatter seeds"

    Synonyms:
    break up, sprinkle, dust, disperse, dot, spread, dispel, dissipate, spread out

  7. break up, disperse, scatterverb

    cause to separate

    "break up kidney stones"; "disperse particles"

    Synonyms:
    fragmentise, fragmentize, decompose, collapse, spread, interrupt, crash, dot, split up, pick, dismantle, break up, circularize, recess, sprinkle, part, crock up, sever, cut off, fragment, split, disperse, separate, disrupt, pass around, dissolve, circularise, dust, crack, spread out, disassemble, break apart, distribute, diffuse, broadcast, calve, dissipate, propagate, break down, resolve, take apart, circulate, dispel, adjourn, break, crack up, disseminate

  8. spread, scatter, spread outverb

    strew or distribute over an area

    "He spread fertilizer over the lawn"; "scatter cards across the table"

    Synonyms:
    circularise, rotate, unfold, pass around, dissipate, overspread, disseminate, sprinkle, spread, dot, spread out, broadcast, open, fan out, string out, circularize, expand, break up, splay, go around, propagate, dust, dispel, circulate, disperse, distribute, turn out, diffuse

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scatterverb

    Synonyms:
    strew, sprinkle, throw about loosely

  2. scatterverb

    Synonyms:
    dissipate, disperse, diffuse, distribute, spread

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scatterverb

    Synonyms:
    dissipate, disperse, dispel, separate, intersperse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "scatter":

    dispersion, dispersal, disperse, sparsity, sparse, scattering

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How to use scatter in a sentence?

  1. Mark Twain:

    Behold, the fool saith, Put not all thine eggs in the one basket, -- which is but a manner of saying, Scatter your money and your attention, but the wise man saith, Put all your eggs in the one basket and -- watch that basket.

  2. Saadi Shirazi:

    Be thou generous, and gentle, and forgiving; as God hath scattered upon thee, scatter thou upon others.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.

  4. George Washington:

    May the father of all mercies scatter light, and not darkness, upon our paths, and make us in all our several vocations useful here, and in his own due time and way everlastingly happy.

  5. Suzy Kassem:

    Wise words are like seeds. The more you scatter them, the more they will grow into infinite gardens of knowledge.


Translations for scatter

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  • تفرق, نثرArabic
  • zerstreuen, streuenGerman
  • disĵetiEsperanto
  • esparcir, desviar, dispersarSpanish
  • پراکندن, پراکنده کردنPersian
  • sirotella, sirottaa, sirotaFinnish
  • dispersion, parsemer, se disperser, disperser, éparpillerFrench
  • breac, frasScottish Gaelic
  • dilazionarsi, disperdersi, sparpagliare, cospargere, deflettere, disperdereItalian
  • לְפַזֵרHebrew
  • 散らす, 散らかす, 播く, 散らばる, 散布, 散乱, 撒く, 蒔く, 散るJapanese
  • 흩다, 흩어지다, 뿌리다Korean
  • whakamararaMāori
  • spreNorwegian
  • uiteenspatten, verstrooien, uiteengaan, verspreidenDutch
  • spreieNorwegian Nynorsk
  • strøNorwegian
  • dispersar, espalharPortuguese
  • разбрызгивать, рассеивать, разбросать, разбрызгать, разбрасывать, рассеятьRussian
  • strö, skingras, sprida, skingra, strö ut, beströSwedish
  • చెల్లాచెదరుTelugu
  • กระจายThai
  • dağılmak, saçmak, serpiştirmek, yaymak, serpmek, savurmakTurkish
  • tiêu tanVietnamese
  • 分散Chinese

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