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Synonyms for stifle
ˈstaɪ fəlsti·fle

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Wiktionary

  1. stifleverb

    To repress, keep in or hold back.

    The army stifled the rebellion.

    Synonyms:
    restrain, throttle, hinder, suppress

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stifle

    Synonyms:
    cool, extinguish, put out, smother, subdue

    Antonyms:
    blaze, brand, burn, cauterize, char, consume, cremate, flame, flash, ignite, incinerate, kindle, scorch, set fire to, set on fire, singe

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. stifle

    Synonyms:
    choke, suffocate, smother, throttle, quench, repress, suppress, extinguish, burke

    Antonyms:
    ventilate, discuss, promulgate, propound

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stifle, kneeverb

    joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped; corresponds to the human knee

    Synonyms:
    articulatio genus, knee, knee joint, human knee, genu

    Antonyms:
    stimulate, excite

  2. smother, stifle, strangle, muffle, repressverb

    conceal or hide

    "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"

    Synonyms:
    keep down, cramp, muffle, surround, quash, halter, suppress, asphyxiate, subjugate, gag, mute, strangulate, throttle, reduce, hamper, repress, put out, damp, suffocate, dull, smother, choke, dampen, tone down, strangle, subdue

    Antonyms:
    stimulate, excite

  3. stifle, dampenverb

    smother or suppress

    "Stifle your curiosity"

    Synonyms:
    asphyxiate, muffle, mute, moisten, dull, weaken, repress, break, soften, tone down, suffocate, wash, smother, choke, deaden, damp, dampen, strangle

    Antonyms:
    stimulate, excite

  4. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiate, chokeverb

    impair the respiration of or obstruct the air passage of

    "The foul air was slowly suffocating the children"

    Synonyms:
    drop dead, strangle, pop off, gag, give-up the ghost, choke, foul, throttle, repress, cash in one's chips, fret, kick the bucket, expire, buy the farm, pass away, perish, croak, clog, conk, asphyxiate, clog up, back up, snuff it, decease, dampen, go, pass, choke off, die, smother, suffocate, exit, congest, scrag, muffle

    Antonyms:
    stimulate, excite

  5. suffocate, stifle, asphyxiateverb

    be asphyxiated; die from lack of oxygen

    "The child suffocated under the pillow"

    Synonyms:
    suffocate, asphyxiate, gag, muffle, strangle, repress, smother, choke, dampen

    Antonyms:
    stimulate, excite

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Editors Contribution

  1. choke (verb)

    obstruct one’s throat

    she choked on a tiny fish bone

    Submitted by erhnice on July 28, 2019  
  2. choke back (verb)

    fail to control one’s emotions

    they choked back tears (feelings; anger; disappointment, etc.)

    Submitted by erhnice on July 28, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. stifleverb

    Synonyms:
    smother, choke, suffocate

  2. stifleverb

    Synonyms:
    suppress, repress, check, deaden, stop, destroy, extinguish, quench

  3. stifleverb

    Synonyms:
    still, hush, silence, muffle, muzzle, gag

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "stifle":

    suffocate, smother, strangle, suppress, nip, choke, repress, quell, oppress, muffle

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How to use stifle in a sentence?

  1. Republican Mike Lee of Utah:

    My staff is always on the lookout for cases where big business uses big government to stifle competition and that is exactly what the Egg Board did here, but the real story is that programs like this shouldn’t exist in the first place. If egg producers want to get together voluntarily and promote eggs, that’s great. But they shouldn’t need the federal government to run the program for them.

  2. Richard Prior:

    I believe this will send a concerning signal to infrastructure developers that resonates far beyond our project and will stifle innovation for a practical transition towards sustainable energy.

  3. Brian Katulis:

    Inside the kingdom, the social and economic reforms that are strongly popular with the next generation of Saudis continue to move forward in important ways, and the old ways of thinking grounded in a conservative interpretation of Islam are being pushed further to the sidelines, nevertheless, Saudi Arabia remains an absolute monarchy intolerant of a diversity of views, and it still takes troubling measures to stifle dissent. It has a lot of work to do in respecting basic human rights and freedoms including religious freedom.

  4. Imran Sarker:

    They want peace, they talk of humanity. If you strike them with stones, they don't strike back. They try to reach you with flowers, so, if you want to sow fear and stifle progressive thought, they are easy to pick on.

  5. William Thatcher:

    Free speech on campus is not limited to a 'free speech zone' or any other narrowly defined area, those disagreeing with the students' message have a right to their own speech, but they do not have the right to erase or stifle someone else's speech under the guise of their own right to free speech.


Translations for stifle

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  • خنقArabic
  • dusit, udusit, udusit se, potlačitCzech
  • unterdrücken, ersticken, unterbrechen, erdrückenGerman
  • sofocar, reprimirSpanish
  • tukahduttaa, vaimentaa, katkaista, tukehduttaa, tukahtua, keskeyttää, takapolvi, polvi, tukehtuaFinnish
  • interrompre, réprimer, couperFrench
  • elfojt, megfulladHungarian
  • soffocare, trattenere, affogare, interrompere, celare, boccheggiare, tagliare, reprimere, ricoprire, asfissiare, grassellaItalian
  • 噛み殺す, 抑える, 消す, 静める, 遮る, 窒息, 抑圧, もみ消すJapanese
  • បង្អាក់, រារាំងKhmer
  • whakakōmau, nati, nanatiMāori
  • onderdrukken, afbreken, stikken, onderbrekenDutch
  • душить, прервать, задыхаться, подавить, задохнуться, прерывать, подавлять, задушитьRussian
  • tutmak, bastırmak, boğulmakTurkish
  • chết ngộpVietnamese

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