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Synonyms for starve

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. starve, hunger, famish(verb)

    be hungry; go without food

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

    lust, hunger, famish, thirst, crave

    give, be full, feed

  2. starve, famish(verb)

    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, famish(verb)

    deprive of food

    "They starved the prisoners"

    lust, hunger, famish, thirst, crave

    give, be full, feed

  4. crave, hunger, thirst, starve, lust(verb)

    have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

    lust, hunger, crave, thirst, famish

    feed, be full, give

  5. starve(verb)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. starve

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. enfamish

    as a verb

    Submitted by anonymous on February 28, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. starve(v. n.)

    perish (especially with hunger)

  2. starve(v. a.)

    kill with hunger, starve to death

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. starve(v)


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "starve":

    hungry, starvation

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How to use starve in a sentence?

  1. Mark McIntyre:

    It's a national security case either way, whether he's selling blue jeans or oil field equipment ... the point is to starve the Iranian economy and make them come to the table.

  2. Sarah Maria:

    Any time people obsess over a particular body part – its size, shape, or contouring, it is a breeding ground for body-image dissatisfaction, people who don’t have ab cracks feel like they should have them in order to be beautiful and then are inclined to starve themselves and workout obsessively in order to get one.

  3. Dejair Batista:

    If you stay at home, you'll just starve to death.

  4. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum:

    With each new day in Africa, a gazelle wakes up knowing he must outrun the fastest lion or perish. At the same time, a lion stirs and stretches, knowing he must outrun the fastest gazelle or starve. It is no different for the human race. Whether you consider yourself a gazelle or a lion, you simply have to run faster than others to survive.

  5. Clare Ostle:

    I can't even stand the thought of it, when I go to the beach and see all the plastic on the waves and in the sand. It's found in most every bird stomach and in sea turtles and whales that starve to death, and the problem is getting much worse.

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  • مات جوعًاArabic
  • галадацьBelarusian
  • гладувамBulgarian
  • hladovětCzech
  • llwguWelsh
  • verhungern, aushungernGerman
  • nääntyä, näännyttää, nälkiinnyttää, nälkä, [[kuolla]] [[nälkäFinnish
  • svøltaFaroese
  • être affamé, affamer, [[mourir]] de [[faim]]French
  • éheztet, éhenhal, éhezikHungarian
  • 飢えさせる, 餓死, 飢えるJapanese
  • 굶어죽다Korean
  • whakatiki, whakapuangoMāori
  • uithongeren, [[sterven]] [[van]] [[de]] [[honger]], verhongeren, rammelenDutch
  • głodowaćPolish
  • fome, estar, faminto, morrendo, de, esfomear, morrerPortuguese
  • изголодаться, чахнуть, [[умирать]] [[от]] [[голод, голодать, [[морить]] [[голод, проголодатьсяRussian
  • hladovaťSlovak
  • stradatiSlovene
  • utsvulten, svälta, svultenSwedish
  • చప్పిడికూడు, ఆకలిచావు, ఘోరకలిTelugu
  • голодуватиUkrainian

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