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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 for "stifle":

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

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How to use stifle in a sentence?

  1. Peter Tuz:

    The fear is that price controls stifle innovation. It hasn't happened yet, they'll have to sharpen their pencils and recalculate what their outlook is for new drugs and whether they're worth still developing.

  2. Flannery O'Connor:

    Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.

  3. 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.

  4. Rupert Colville:

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

  5. Jeff Paine:

    Overly prescriptive regulation and onerous compliance obligations... would act as market barriers and stifle growth and competitiveness.

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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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