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Synonyms for swallow
ˈswɒl oʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swallow, sup(noun)

    a small amount of liquid food

    "a sup of ale"

    Synonyms:
    sup, deglutition, drink

  2. swallow, drink, deglutition(noun)

    the act of swallowing

    "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"

    Synonyms:
    drinking, deglutition, sup, beverage, drink, potable, drinkable, crapulence, drunkenness, boozing

  3. swallow(verb)

    small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations

    Synonyms:
    sup, deglutition, drink

  4. swallow, get down(verb)

    pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking

    "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!"

    Synonyms:
    start, write down, eat up, bring down, get off, get, lower, demoralise, commence, dispirit, get down, demoralize, take back, deject, swallow up, unsay, take down, set down, dismount, bury, put down, begin, accept, let down, cast down, start out, depress, live with, withdraw, immerse, dismay, light, set about, unhorse, set out

  5. swallow(verb)

    engulf and destroy

    "The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries"

    Synonyms:
    eat up, swallow up, immerse, live with, take back, get down, withdraw, unsay, accept, bury

  6. immerse, swallow, swallow up, bury, eat up(verb)

    enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing

    "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"

    Synonyms:
    deplete, take back, exhaust, bury, engross, get down, accept, withdraw, unsay, finish, engulf, inhume, eat up, entomb, live with, absorb, run through, forget, immerse, swallow up, sink, eat, consume, lay to rest, soak up, wipe out, polish off, steep, plunge, inter, use up

  7. swallow(verb)

    utter indistinctly

    "She swallowed the last words of her speech"

    Synonyms:
    eat up, swallow up, immerse, live with, take back, get down, withdraw, unsay, accept, bury

  8. swallow, take back, unsay, withdraw(verb)

    take back what one has said

    "He swallowed his words"

    Synonyms:
    bring back, eat up, sequester, repossess, seclude, back away, crawfish out, return, crawfish, retreat, get down, take, call in, back out, retire, take back, pull away, take out, swallow up, unsay, bow out, draw back, recede, bury, recall, move back, call back, sequestrate, draw, draw off, accept, take away, adjourn, disengage, withdraw, immerse, pull back, live with, pull in one's horns, remove

  9. swallow(verb)

    keep from expressing

    "I swallowed my anger and kept quiet"

    Synonyms:
    eat up, swallow up, immerse, live with, take back, get down, withdraw, unsay, accept, bury

  10. accept, live with, swallow(verb)

    tolerate or accommodate oneself to

    "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"

    Synonyms:
    admit, have, bury, get down, accept, withdraw, take back, take on, eat up, assume, live with, consent, immerse, swallow up, unsay, take, take over, go for, bear

  11. swallow(verb)

    believe or accept without questioning or challenge

    "Am I supposed to swallow that story?"

    Synonyms:
    eat up, swallow up, immerse, live with, take back, get down, withdraw, unsay, accept, bury

Wiktionary

  1. swallow(3)

    Synonyms:
    martlet

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. swallow

    A fluid that is absorbed is taken up into the mass of the absorbing body, with which it may or may not permanently combine. Wood expands when it absorbs moisture, iron when it absorbs heat, the substance remaining perhaps otherwise substantially unchanged; quicklime, when it absorbs water, becomes a new substance with different qualities, hydrated or slaked lime. A substance is consumed which is destructively appropriated by some other substance, being, or agency, so that it ceases to exist or to be recognized as existing in its original condition; fuel is consumed in the fire, food in the body; consume is also applied to whatever is removed from the market for individual use; as, silk and woolen goods are consumed. A great talker engrosses the conversation. A credulous person swallows the most preposterous statement. A busy student imbibes or drinks in knowledge; he is absorbed in a subject that takes his whole attention. "I only postponed it because I happened to get absorbed in a book." Kane Grinnell Exped. ch. 43, page 403. [Harper & Bros. '54.]

    Synonyms:
    absorb, consume, drink in, drink up, engross, exhaust, imbibe, suck up, swallow up, take in, take up

    Antonyms:
    cast out, disgorge, disperse, dissipate, distract, eject, emit, exude, give up, put forth, radiate, send out, shoot forth, throw off, vomit

    Preposition:
    Plants absorb moisture from the air; the student is absorbed in thought; nutriment may be absorbed into the system through the skin.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. swallow

    Synonyms:
    absorb, gorge, engross, devour, appropriate, exhaust, consume, imbibe, engulf, brook

    Antonyms:
    vomit, disgorge, eructate, discharge, economize, save, eschew, repudiate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swallow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    GULP, GOBBLE, BOLT, take into the stomach, take down, get down

  2. swallow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    absorb, engulf, destroy, devour, swallow up

  3. swallow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    believe (without scruple), receive implicitly

  4. swallow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    brook, stomach, pocket, endure, bear, put up with

  5. swallow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    renounce, retract, recant, take back

  6. swallow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    consume, exhaust, waste, use up

  7. swallow(n.)

    Synonyms:
    throat, gullet, œsophagus

  8. swallow(n.)

    Synonyms:
    voracity, gluttonous appetite

  9. swallow(n.)

    Synonyms:
    dovetailed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. swallow(v)

    Synonyms:
    ingurgitate, gulp, bolt, engorge, englut, ingulf, suck in, absorb, submerge, engulf, overwhelm, accept, believe, credit, appropriate, arrogate, monopolize, engross, bear, brook, tolerate, pocket

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "swallow":

    hirondelle, haiyan, eat, digest

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How to use swallow in a sentence?

  1. President Trump:

    Biden also received another glowing endorsement from his own wife. She told voters to hold their nose, swallow a littleand make the sensible choice.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    To love all or to live for others is never onerous i.e. it doesn't require a great deal of effort. Yes! what it takes is just to swallow up your own pride/interest/comfort/right and as well to realize that life is not meant to be all about you. In other words, you should take into consideration someone else's or other people's needs/interest/well-being/welfare.

  3. David Nykanen:

    The coincidence is just a little too much, it's just a little hard to swallow.

  4. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Every man has his price." This is not true. But for every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing. To win over certain people to something, it is only necessary to give it a gloss of love of humanity, nobility, gentleness, self-sacrifice - and there is nothing you cannot get them to swallow. To their souls, these are the icing, the tidbit; other kinds of souls have others.

  5. John Adams:

    Nip the shoots of arbitrary power in the bud, is the only maxim which can ever preserve the liberties of any people. When the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American constitution is such, as to grow every day more and more encroaching. Like a cancer, it eats faster and faster every hour. The revenue creates pensioners, and the pensioners urge for more revenue. The people grow less steady, spirited, and virtuous, the seekers more numerous and more corrupt, and every day increases the circles of their dependents and expectants, until virtue, integrity, public spirit, simplicity, and frugality, become the objects of ridicule and scorn, and vanity, luxury, foppery, selfishness, meanness, and downright venality swallow up the whole society.

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