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Princeton's WordNet

  1. submerge, submerse(verb)

    sink below the surface; go under or as if under water

    overwhelm, submerse, drown, deluge, inundate

  2. submerge, drown, overwhelm(verb)

    cover completely or make imperceptible

    "I was drowned in work"; "The noise drowned out her speech"

    sweep over, overcome, flood out, overtake, inundate, overwhelm, deluge, overpower, overmaster, whelm, swim, drown, submerse

  3. submerge, submerse(verb)

    put under water

    "submerge your head completely"

    overwhelm, submerse, drown, deluge, inundate

  4. inundate, deluge, submerge(verb)

    fill or cover completely, usually with water

    flood out, swamp, inundate, overwhelm, deluge, flood, drown, submerse


  1. submerge(verb)

    submerse, immerse

  2. submerge(verb)

    To sink out of sight.

    The submarine submerged in the water.

    immerse, submerse

  3. submerge(verb)

    To put into a liquid; to immerse; to plunge into and keep in.

    In films many people are murdered by being submerged in a swimming pool.

    submerse, immerse

  4. submerge(verb)

    To be engulfed in or with something.

    Because of the death of his father, he is submerged in sorrow.

    submerse, immerse

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. submerge

    Dip is Saxon, while immerse is Latin for the same initial act; dip is accordingly the more popular and commonplace, immerse the more elegant and dignified expression in many cases. To speak of baptism by immersion as dipping now seems rude; tho entirely proper and usual in early English. Baptists now universally use the word immerse. To dip and to immerse alike signify to bury or submerge some object in a liquid; but dip implies that the object dipped is at once removed from the liquid, while immerse is wholly silent as to the removal. Immerse also suggests more absolute completeness of the action; one may dip his sleeve or dip a sponge in a liquid, if he but touches the edge; if he immerses it, he completely sinks it under, and covers it with the liquid. Submerge implies that the object can not readily be removed, if at all; as, a submerged wreck. To plunge is to immerse suddenly and violently, for which douse and duck are colloquial terms. Dip is used, also, unlike the other words, to denote the putting of a hollow vessel into a liquid in order to remove a portion of it; in this sense we say dip up, dip out. Compare synonyms for BURY.

    bury, dip, douse, duck, immerge, immerse, plunge, sink

    The object is immersed in water.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. submerge

    drown, plunge, overwhelm, deluge, inundate, fink, steep, immerse

    raise, extricate, educe

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. submerge(v. a.)

    immerse, inundate, deluge, flood, overflow, overwhelm, drown, plunge, sink, submerse, put under water (or other liquid)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. submerge(v)

    plunge, immerse, sink, submerse, overflow, flood, deluge, inundate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "submerge":

    overwhelm, drown

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How to use submerge in a sentence?

  1. Anders Levermann:

    The sea level rise from Western Antarctica will eventually submerge Hamburg, Shanghai, New York and Hong Kong, you can't negotiate with physics: that's the dilemma here.

  2. Mitch Hedberg:

    Fish are always eating other fish. If fish could scream, the ocean would be loud as shit. You would not want to submerge your head, nothing but fish going "Ahhh, fuck! I thought I looked like that rock!

  3. Émile Durkheim:

    It is a quite remarkable fact that the great religions of the most civilized peoples are more deeply fraught with sadness than the simpler beliefs of earlier societies. This certainly does not mean that the current of pessimism is eventually to submerge the other, but it proves that it does not lose ground and that it does not seem destined to disappear.

  4. Fernando Aguerre:

    We are the guinea pigs of society when it comes to the what's going on in the oceans, we surfers, we live on the ocean, we literally submerge ourselves, we have ocean water into our ears, eyes and skin. In reality we are the perfect ambassadors of the ocean.

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