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Synonyms for stifle
ˈstaɪ fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stifle, knee(verb)

    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, repress(verb)

    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, dampen(verb)

    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, choke(verb)

    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, asphyxiate(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. stifle(verb)

    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

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. stifle(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    smother, choke, suffocate

  2. stifle(v. a.)

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

  3. stifle(v. a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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How to use stifle in a sentence?

  1. Andrea Canaan:

    It's as if we think liberation a fixed quantity, that there is only so much to go around. That an individual or community is liberated at the expense of another When we view liberation as a scarce resource, something only a precious few of us can have, we stifle our potential, our creativity, our genius for living, learning and growing.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Fools misguide themselves via a stupid thinking that by intentionally ignoring the insightful voice of the wise they can stifle his progress.

  3. Catt Sadler:

    It’s disappointing that any network would order the censorship of opinions, but it’s particularly disturbing in this case because we are at a cultural tipping point where women feel more and more comfortable being vocal about issues like pay equality and sexual misconduct. To shut down those conversations is to stifle progress.

  4. Takahide Kiuchi:

    The BOJ probably won't want to do anything that would stifle private-sector innovation. The best way could be to issue a hybrid-type digital currency that is operated and issued by private firms, with the central bank's involvement.

  5. Consumer Electronics Association:

    The proposal's broad definitions, expanded bureaucratic authorities and steep penalties could burden the tech economy with uncertainty and stifle the development of the Internet of Things.


Translations for stifle

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  • خنقArabic
  • udusit, udusit se, potlačit, dusitCzech
  • ersticken, unterbrechen, unterdrücken, erdrückenGerman
  • sofocar, reprimirSpanish
  • takapolvi, katkaista, tukahtua, keskeyttää, tukehtua, tukahduttaa, vaimentaa, tukehduttaa, polviFinnish
  • couper, réprimer, interrompreFrench
  • elfojt, megfulladHungarian
  • grassella, asfissiare, reprimere, tagliare, trattenere, celare, affogare, soffocare, interrompere, boccheggiare, ricoprireItalian
  • 窒息, もみ消す, 抑圧, 遮る, 静める, 噛み殺す, 消す, 抑えるJapanese
  • បង្អាក់, រារាំងKhmer
  • nanati, nati, whakakōmauMāori
  • onderdrukken, stikken, onderbreken, afbrekenDutch
  • задыхаться, душить, задохнуться, прерывать, задушить, подавлять, подавить, прерватьRussian
  • tutmak, boğulmak, bastırmakTurkish
  • chết ngộpVietnamese

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