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Synonyms for starve

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.3 / 3 votes

  1. starve

    check, deny, disappoint, refuse, restrain, restrict, stint, straiten, tantalize

    cloy, content, fill, glut, sate, satiate, satisfy, suffice, surfeit

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. starve, hunger, famishverb

    be hungry; go without food

    "Let's eat--I'm starving!"

    lust, hunger, famish, thirst, crave

    give, be full, feed

  2. starve, famishverb

    die of food deprivation

    "The political prisoners starved to death"; "Many famished in the countryside during the drought"

    lust, hunger, famish, thirst, crave

    give, be full, feed

  3. starve, famishverb

    deprive of food

    "They starved the prisoners"

    lust, hunger, famish, thirst, crave

    give, be full, feed

  4. crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lustverb

    have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

    lust, hunger, crave, thirst, famish

    feed, be full, give

  5. starveverb

    deprive of a necessity and cause suffering

    "he is starving her of love"; "The engine was starved of fuel"

    lust, hunger, famish, thirst, crave

    feed, be full, give

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  1. enfamish

    as a verb

    Submitted by anonymous on February 28, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. starveverb

    perish (especially with hunger)

  2. starveverb

    kill with hunger, starve to death

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. starveverb


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  1. List of paraphrases for "starve":

    hungry, starvation

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How to use starve in a sentence?

  1. Sharuf Khan:

    Brokers told our relatives to send the money and beat us when we were on the phone. They're very bad people, there's little to eat here. Some people starve. Many are sick.

  2. Tendayi Chimukako:

    There are no jobs, even the food is hard to get, if I go back to Zimbabwe I will starve.

  3. Margaret Mead:

    Our treatment of both older people and children reflects the value we place on independence and autonomy. We do our best to make our children independent from birth. We leave them all alone in rooms with the lights out and tell them, Go to sleep by yourselves. And the old people we respect most are the ones who will fight for their independence, who would sooner starve to death than ask for help.

  4. Geoff LeBaron:

    People just adore them, when people harass them, it's to the detriment of the birds. It can cause them to spend more energy and push them over the edge. If they are starving already, it can cause them to starve to death.

  5. Anna Garlin Spencer:

    No book has yet been written in praise of a woman who let her husband and children starve or suffer while she invented even the most useful things, or wrote books, or expressed herself in art, or evolved philosophic systems.

Translations for starve

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  • مات جوعًاArabic
  • галадацьBelarusian
  • гладувамBulgarian
  • hladovětCzech
  • llwguWelsh
  • verhungern, aushungernGerman
  • [[kuolla]] [[nälkä, nääntyä, nälkä, näännyttää, nälkiinnyttääFinnish
  • svøltaFaroese
  • être affamé, [[mourir]] de [[faim]], affamerFrench
  • éheztet, éhenhal, éhezikHungarian
  • 飢えさせる, 飢える, 餓死Japanese
  • 굶어죽다Korean
  • whakapuango, whakatikiMāori
  • rammelen, verhongeren, uithongeren, [[sterven]] [[van]] [[de]] [[honger]]Dutch
  • głodowaćPolish
  • esfomear, morrer, morrendo, faminto, estar, fome, dePortuguese
  • изголодаться, голодать, [[умирать]] [[от]] [[голод, проголодаться, чахнуть, [[морить]] [[голодRussian
  • hladovaťSlovak
  • stradatiSlovene
  • svälta, svulten, utsvultenSwedish
  • ఘోరకలి, ఆకలిచావు, చప్పిడికూడుTelugu
  • голодуватиUkrainian

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