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Synonyms for sink
sɪŋksink

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Wiktionary

  1. sinkverb

    A basin used for holding water for washing

    Synonyms:
    basin, washbasin, dip, submerge, dunk

  2. sinknoun

    The motion of a sinker pitch

    Jones' has a two-seamer with heavy sink.

    Synonyms:
    descend, go down

  3. sinknoun

    Antonyms:
    source

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sink

    Abase refers only to outward conditions. "Exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high." Ezek. xxi, 26. Debase applies to quality or character. The coinage is debased by excess of alloy, the man by vice. Humble in present use refers chiefly to feeling of heart; humiliate to outward conditions; even when one is said to humble himself, he either has or affects to have humility of heart. To disgrace may be to bring or inflict odium upon others, but the word is chiefly and increasingly applied to such moral odium as one by his own acts brings upon himself; the noun disgrace retains more of the passive sense than the verb; he disgraced himself by his conduct; he brought disgrace upon his family. To dishonor a person is to deprive him of honor that should or might be given. To discredit one is to injure his reputation, as for veracity or solvency. A sense of unworthiness humbles; a shameful insult humiliates; imprisonment for crime disgraces. Degrade may refer to either station or character. An officer is degraded by being reduced to the ranks, disgraced by cowardice; vile practises degrade; drunkenness is a degrading vice. Misfortune or injustice may abase the good; nothing but their own ill-doing can debase or disgrace them.

    Synonyms:
    abase, bring low, cast down, debase, degrade, depress, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, lower, reduce

    Antonyms:
    advance, aggrandize, dignify, elevate, exalt, honor, promote, raise, uplift

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sinknoun

    plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe

    Synonyms:
    sump, sinkhole, swallow hole, cesspool, cesspit

    Antonyms:
    source, float, swim

  2. sinknoun

    (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system

    "the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide"

    Synonyms:
    sump, sinkhole, swallow hole, cesspool, cesspit

    Antonyms:
    source, swim, float

  3. sinkhole, sink, swallow holenoun

    a depression in the ground communicating with a subterranean passage (especially in limestone) and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof

    Synonyms:
    cesspit, sump, sinkhole, cesspool, swallow hole

    Antonyms:
    source, float, swim

  4. cesspool, cesspit, sink, sumpverb

    a covered cistern; waste water and sewage flow into it

    Synonyms:
    sump, sinkhole, cesspool, cesspit, swallow hole

    Antonyms:
    source, swim, float

  5. sink, drop, drop downverb

    fall or descend to a lower place or level

    "He sank to his knees"

    Synonyms:
    unload, settle, leave out, dribble, dip, send packing, drop off, dismiss, drop down, drip, go down, deteriorate, lapse, slide down, overleap, strike down, overlook, throw, cast, fell, go under, subside, cut down, neglect, devolve, expend, send away, set down, flatten, pass, swing, bury, put down, throw off, throw away, dangle, drop, shake off, discharge, spend, fall off, knock off, miss, pretermit, degenerate, cast off, slump, shed, omit

    Antonyms:
    source, float, swim

  6. sinkverb

    cause to sink

    "The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"

    Synonyms:
    drop, subside, settle, fall off, drop down, go down, go under, dip, slump, slide down, pass, lapse, bury

    Antonyms:
    source, float, swim

  7. sink, pass, lapseverb

    pass into a specified state or condition

    "He sank into nirvana"

    Synonyms:
    run, perish, fall back, elapse, go past, make pass, lead, top, put across, go by, draw, evanesce, backslide, occur, die, drop down, subside, snuff it, excrete, turn over, go, spend, slide by, recidivate, fade, hand, legislate, happen, egest, exit, exceed, fleet, pass away, slip away, drop dead, overstep, slide down, make it, authorize, pop off, expire, regress, devolve, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, retrogress, give, fall out, hap, slip by, go on, eliminate, croak, lapse, pass off, give-up the ghost, return, blow over, take place, fall off, overhaul, go through, reach, dip, communicate, go under, come about, choke, pass by, go across, overtake, transcend, glide by, relapse, extend, decease, fall, pass, clear, drop, conk, travel by, bury, buy the farm, go down, pass along, authorise, go along, surpass, guide, slump, settle, pass on

    Antonyms:
    source, float, swim

  8. sink, settle, go down, go underverb

    go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

    Synonyms:
    settle, square up, dip, make up, patch up, nail down, drop down, settle down, go down, square off, decline, lapse, slide down, descend, come down, root, determine, crash, steady down, go under, subside, reconcile, fall, finalise, ensconce, wane, get back, pass, bury, adjudicate, conciliate, decide, drop, resolve, locate, fall off, go by, set, finalize, slump, take root

    Antonyms:
    source, swim, float

  9. sink, subsideverb

    descend into or as if into some soft substance or place

    "He sank into bed"; "She subsided into the chair"

    Synonyms:
    drop, subside, settle, fall off, drop down, go down, go under, dip, slump, lessen, slide down, pass, lapse, bury

    Antonyms:
    source, swim, float

  10. dip, sinkverb

    appear to move downward

    "The sun dipped below the horizon"; "The setting sun sank below the tree line"

    Synonyms:
    drop down, lapse, dim, go down, dunk, go under, settle, drop, subside, souse, slide down, duck, dip, fall off, pass, douse, plunge, slump, bury

    Antonyms:
    source, swim, float

  11. slump, fall off, sinkverb

    fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly

    "The real estate market fell off"

    Synonyms:
    drop down, lapse, go down, slouch, go under, settle, drop, correct, decline, subside, slide down, dip, fall off, pass, fall away, slump, bury

    Antonyms:
    source, float, swim

  12. slump, slide down, sinkverb

    fall or sink heavily

    "He slumped onto the couch"; "My spirits sank"

    Synonyms:
    drop down, lapse, go down, slouch, go under, settle, drop, correct, decline, subside, slide down, dip, fall off, pass, slump, bury

    Antonyms:
    source, float, swim

  13. bury, sinkverb

    embed deeply

    "She sank her fingers into the soft sand"; "He buried his head in her lap"

    Synonyms:
    lapse, go down, swallow, slide down, drop down, go under, settle, eat up, entomb, subside, immerse, swallow up, drop, dip, lay to rest, forget, slump, fall off, pass, inhume, inter, bury

    Antonyms:
    source, float, swim

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sinkverb

    Synonyms:
    fall (gradually), subside, descend, go down, go to the bottom

  2. sinkverb

    Synonyms:
    penetrate, enter

  3. sinkverb

    Synonyms:
    be depressed, be overwhelmed

  4. sinkverb

    Synonyms:
    decline, decrease, decay, droop, dwindle, lose strength, give way

  5. sinkverb

    Synonyms:
    merge, submerge, submerse, immerse, ingulf, plunge, dip

  6. sinkverb

    Synonyms:
    dig, excavate, scoop out

  7. sinkverb

    Synonyms:
    depress, degrade, lower, abase, debase, diminish, lessen, bring down, let down

  8. sinkverb

    Synonyms:
    ruin, destroy, waste, overthrow, overwhelm, swamp

  9. sinkverb

    Synonyms:
    suppress, conceal, keep close

  10. sinkverb

    Synonyms:
    reduce

  11. sinknoun

    Synonyms:
    drain, sewer

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sinkverb

    Synonyms:
    subside, descend, decline, fall, immerse, submerge, engulf, merge

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sink":

    wells, washbasin, heatsink, sinks, receiver, sump, well, drown, spreader, drain

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#24176drown
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#58018finalise
#59800dishonor
#60606slouch
#63083humiliate
#66242adjudicate
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#75186attenuate
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#86523cesspool
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#94000sinkhole
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#110802douse
#150294conciliate
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#164683overstep
#166458conk
#205592abase
#233972backslide
#241519cesspit

How to use sink in a sentence?

  1. J. K. Rowling:

    We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on.

  2. George W. Bush, http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/05/20050524-3.html:

    See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.

  3. National Weather Service:

    These kind of prolific rainfalls are not unprecedented, but this is definitely one for the history books, we have had numerous reports of road closures. We have had roads washed out, sink holes forming.

  4. Alternative Education Teacher Ed Sharood:

    Some students at Kennebunk High School were skeptical about Kennebunk High School odds of making Kennebunk High School as far as Kennebunk High School did, said Alternative Education Teacher Ed Sharood. There were a couple that said, ‘ There’s no way this things going to make Kennebunk High School, Kennebunk High School ’ll be eaten by a whale or hit by a ship and sink, i sent out texts to all of them and got responses like, ‘ No way, I ca n’t believe Kennebunk High School, ’ or ‘ Are you serious ? ’.

  5. Said Trump:

    My whole life is about winning, i always win. I win at golf. I'm a club champion many times at different clubs. I win at golf. I can sink the three-footer on the 18th hole when others can't. My whole life is about winning. I don't lose often. I almost never lose.


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