Synonyms for disturb

Synonyms for (verb) disturb

Synonyms: disturb

Definition: damage as if by shaking or jarring

Usage: Don't disturb the patient's wounds by moving him too rapidly!

Similar words: damage

Definition: inflict damage upon

Usage: The snow damaged the roof; She damaged the car when she hit the tree


Synonyms: disturb, interrupt

Definition: destroy the peace or tranquility of

Usage: Don't interrupt me when I'm reading

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel


Synonyms: touch, disturb

Definition: tamper with

Usage: Don't touch my CDs!

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: stir up, commove, agitate, disturb, vex, raise up, shake up

Definition: change the arrangement or position of

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: trouble, disturb, upset

Definition: move deeply

Usage: This book upset me; A troubling thought

Similar words: affect, strike, move, impress

Definition: have an emotional or cognitive impact upon

Usage: This child impressed me as unusually mature; This behavior struck me as odd