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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)

    immerse, submerse

  3. submerge(verb)

    submerse, immerse

  4. submerge(verb)

    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)

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    overwhelm, drown

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