Synonyms for bury

Synonyms for (verb) bury

Synonyms: bury

Definition: place in the earth and cover with soil

Usage: They buried the stolen goods

Similar words: posit, fix, situate, deposit

Definition: put (something somewhere) firmly

Usage: She posited her hand on his shoulder; deposit the suitcase on the bench; fix your eyes on this spot


Synonyms: sink, bury

Definition: embed deeply

Usage: She sank her fingers into the soft sand; He buried his head in her lap

Similar words: imbed, implant, plant, embed, engraft

Definition: fix or set securely or deeply

Usage: He planted a knee in the back of his opponent; The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum


Synonyms: eat up, bury, immerse, swallow, swallow up

Definition: enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing

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

Similar words: close in, inclose, enclose, shut in

Definition: surround completely

Usage: Darkness enclosed him; They closed in the porch with a fence


Synonyms: bury

Definition: cover from sight

Usage: Afghani women buried under their burkas

Similar words: hide, conceal

Definition: prevent from being seen or discovered

Usage: Muslim women hide their faces; hide the money


Synonyms: inhume, inter, lay to rest, entomb, bury

Definition: place in a grave or tomb

Usage: Stalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square; The pharaohs were entombed in the pyramids; My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday

Similar words: put down, repose, lay

Definition: put in a horizontal position

Usage: lay the books on the table; lay the patient carefully onto the bed