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Synonyms for scatter
ˈskæt ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scatter, spread(noun)

    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, strewing(verb)

    the act of scattering

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

  3. disperse, dissipate, dispel, break up, scatter(verb)

    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 out(verb)

    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, disperse(verb)

    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. scatter(verb)

    sow by scattering

    "scatter seeds"

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

  7. break up, disperse, scatter(verb)

    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 out(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scatter(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    strew, sprinkle, throw about loosely

  2. scatter(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    dissipate, disperse, diffuse, distribute, spread

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scatter(v)

    Synonyms:
    dissipate, disperse, dispel, separate, intersperse

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "scatter":

    dispersion, dispersal, disperse, sparsity, sparse, scattering

How to pronounce scatter?

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British
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How to say scatter in sign language?

  1. scatter

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How to use scatter in a sentence?

  1. Clifford Villanueva Villalon:

    If you do not get the brilliance you expect from the sun during daytime, wait for the moonlight for your glitter to scatter.

  2. Italian Proverb:

    If you scatter thorns, don't go barefoot.

  3. Karim Sadr:

    It was only in 2016 after poring over all of that detailed imagery that I eventually realized that the homesteads are not a scatter of villages but parts of one entity; a city, rather than a dispersion of homesteads.

  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. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

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


Translations for scatter

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  • نثر, تفرقArabic
  • zerstreuen, streuenGerman
  • disĵetiEsperanto
  • esparcir, dispersar, desviarSpanish
  • پراکندن, پراکنده کردنPersian
  • sirottaa, sirota, sirotellaFinnish
  • éparpiller, se disperser, disperser, parsemer, dispersionFrench
  • breac, frasScottish Gaelic
  • sparpagliare, disperdere, cospargere, dilazionarsi, disperdersi, deflettereItalian
  • לְפַזֵרHebrew
  • 散布, 散乱, 蒔く, 散る, 散らす, 散らばる, 散らかす, 撒く, 播くJapanese
  • 흩다, 뿌리다, 흩어지다Korean
  • whakamararaMāori
  • spreNorwegian
  • verstrooien, uiteengaan, verspreiden, uiteenspattenDutch
  • spreieNorwegian Nynorsk
  • strøNorwegian
  • espalhar, dispersarPortuguese
  • разбрасывать, разбрызгать, рассеивать, разбрызгивать, рассеять, разбросатьRussian
  • skingra, beströ, strö ut, strö, skingras, spridaSwedish
  • చెల్లాచెదరుTelugu
  • กระจายThai
  • saçmak, serpiştirmek, yaymak, serpmek, dağılmak, savurmakTurkish
  • tiêu tanVietnamese
  • 分散Chinese

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