Synonyms for freeze

Synonyms for (noun) freeze

Synonyms: freeze

Definition: fixing (of prices or wages etc) at a particular level

Usage: a freeze on hiring

Similar words: restriction, limitation

Definition: an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)


Synonyms: halt, freeze

Definition: an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement

Usage: a halt in the arms race; a nuclear freeze

Similar words: pause

Definition: temporary inactivity


Synonyms: frost, freeze

Definition: weather cold enough to cause freezing

Similar words: cold weather

Definition: a period of unusually cold weather


Synonyms: freeze, freezing

Definition: the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid

Similar words: cooling, chilling, temperature reduction

Definition: the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature


Similar words: phase change, phase transition, physical change, state change

Definition: a change from one state (solid or liquid or gas) to another without a change in chemical composition

Synonyms for (verb) freeze

Synonyms: freeze

Definition: suddenly behave coldly and formally

Usage: She froze when she saw her ex-husband

Similar words: act, behave, do

Definition: behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

Usage: You should act like an adult; Don't behave like a fool; What makes her do this way?; The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people


Synonyms: freeze

Definition: anesthetize by cold

Similar words: anaesthetise, anaesthetize, anesthetise, anesthetize, put out, put under

Definition: administer an anesthetic drug to

Usage: The patient must be anesthetized before the operation; anesthetize the gum before extracting the teeth


Synonyms: freeze

Definition: be cold

Usage: I could freeze to death in this office when the air conditioning is turned on

Similar words: suffer

Definition: feel unwell or uncomfortable

Usage: She is suffering from the hot weather


Synonyms: immobilise, immobilize, freeze, block

Definition: prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)

Usage: Blocked funds; Freeze the assets of this hostile government

Similar words: keep back, withhold

Definition: hold back; refuse to hand over or share

Usage: The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room


Synonyms: suspend, freeze

Definition: stop a process or a habit by imposing a freeze on it

Usage: Suspend the aid to the war-torn country

Similar words: break, interrupt

Definition: terminate

Usage: She interrupted her pregnancy; break a lucky streak; break the cycle of poverty


Synonyms: freeze

Definition: change to ice

Usage: The water in the bowl froze

Similar words: turn, change state

Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election


Synonyms: freeze

Definition: cause to freeze

Usage: Freeze the leftover food

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: freeze, freeze down, freeze out

Definition: change from a liquid to a solid when cold

Usage: Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit

Similar words: solidify

Definition: become solid

Usage: The metal solidified when it cooled


Synonyms: freeze, stop dead

Definition: stop moving or become immobilized

Usage: When he saw the police car he froze

Similar words: stand still

Definition: remain in place; hold still; remain fixed or immobile

Usage: Traffic stood still when the funeral procession passed by