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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!"

    Synonyms:
    lust, hunger, famish, thirst, crave

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    lust, hunger, famish, thirst, crave

    Antonyms:
    give, be full, feed

  3. starve, famish(verb)

    deprive of food

    "They starved the prisoners"

    Synonyms:
    lust, hunger, famish, thirst, crave

    Antonyms:
    give, be full, feed

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

    have a craving, appetite, or great desire for

    Synonyms:
    lust, hunger, crave, thirst, famish

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    lust, hunger, famish, thirst, crave

    Antonyms:
    feed, be full, give

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. starve

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

    Antonyms:
    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.)

    Synonyms:
    perish (especially with hunger)

  2. starve(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    kill with hunger, starve to death

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. starve(v)

    Synonyms:
    famish

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    hungry, starvation

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#272check
#7367refuse
#7851deny
#8710hungry
#9424restrict
#9624hunger
#13567lust
#22042thirst
#23666crave
#24596starvation
#28795stint
#30094restrain
#31211disappoint
#37778starve
#148246tantalize

How to use starve in a sentence?

  1. Charles Caleb Colton:

    Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.

  2. Geoff LeBaron:

    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.

  3. Uncle Jacques:

    I didn’t need the Nazis to teach me how to starve.

  4. Ayn Rand:

    America's abundance was created not by public sacrifices to the common good, but by the productive genius of free men who pursued their own personal interests and the making of their own private fortunes. They did not starve the people to pay for America's industrialization. They gave the people better jobs, higher wages and cheaper goods with every new machine they invented, with every scientific discovery or technological advance -- and thus the whole country was moving forward and profiting, not suffering, every step of the way.

  5. Charles McDougall:

    Everyday in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Everyday in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it has to run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn’t matter if you’re the lion or a gazelle - when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.


Translations for starve

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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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