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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. Bob Corker:

    Here's my message to the Republican Party leaders: Focus more on listening to the American people and less on trying to stifle their voice.

  2. Rupert Colville:

    We are very concerned that these apparently trumped-up charges may constitute a renewed attempt to stifle dissent.

  3. Anuj Somany:

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

  4. Greenpeace France director Jean-François Julliard:

    We have the feeling that (the government) wants to stifle criticism from the militants, but they are going about it in the worst possible way, this is repression.

  5. William O. Douglas:

    One aspect of modern life which has gone far to stifle men is the rapid growth of tremendous corporations. Enormous spiritual sacrifices are made in the transformation of shopkeepers into employees. The disappearance of free enterprise has led to a submergence of the individual in the impersonal corporation in much the same manner as he has been submerged in the state in other lands.


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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