Synonyms for lift

Synonyms for (noun) lift

Synonyms: raise, lift, heave

Definition: the act of raising something

Usage: he responded with a lift of his eyebrow; fireman learn several different raises for getting ladders up

Similar words: actuation, propulsion

Definition: the act of propelling


Synonyms: lift

Definition: a ride in a car

Usage: he gave me a lift home

Similar words: drive, ride

Definition: a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)

Usage: he took the family for a drive in his new car


Synonyms: airlift, lift

Definition: transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)

Similar words: conveyance, transfer, transferral, transport, transportation

Definition: the act of moving something from one location to another


Synonyms: face lift, face lifting, facelift, cosmetic surgery, lift, nip and tuck, rhytidectomy, rhytidoplasty

Definition: plastic surgery to remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face; an incision is made near the hair line and skin is pulled back and excess tissue is excised

Usage: some actresses have more than one face lift

Similar words: plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery, anaplasty

Definition: surgery concerned with therapeutic or cosmetic reformation of tissue


Synonyms: lift

Definition: the act of giving temporary assistance

Similar words: aid, assist, assistance, help

Definition: the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

Usage: he gave me an assist with the housework; could not walk without assistance; rescue party went to their aid; offered his help in unloading


Synonyms: elevator, lift

Definition: lifting device consisting of a platform or cage that is raised and lowered mechanically in a vertical shaft in order to move people from one floor to another in a building

Similar words: lifting device

Definition: a device for lifting heavy loads


Synonyms: lift

Definition: one of the layers forming the heel of a shoe or boot

Similar words: layer, bed

Definition: single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance

Usage: slices of hard-boiled egg on a bed of spinach


Synonyms: lift

Definition: a device worn in a shoe or boot to make the wearer look taller or to correct a shortened leg

Similar words: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water


Synonyms: ski lift, ski tow, lift

Definition: a powered conveyance that carries skiers up a hill

Similar words: conveyance, transport

Definition: something that serves as a means of transportation


Synonyms: rise, lift

Definition: a wave that lifts the surface of the water or ground

Similar words: wave, moving ridge

Definition: one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)


Synonyms: lift, raising, elevation

Definition: the event of something being raised upward

Usage: an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon; a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity

Similar words: rise, rising, ascension, ascent

Definition: a movement upward

Usage: they cheered the rise of the hot-air balloon


Synonyms: aerodynamic lift, lift

Definition: the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity

Similar words: aerodynamic force

Definition: forces acting on airfoils in motion relative to the air (or other gaseous fluids)

Synonyms for (verb) lift

Synonyms: face-lift, lift

Definition: perform cosmetic surgery on someone's face

Similar words: operate, operate on

Definition: perform surgery on

Usage: The doctors operated on the patient but failed to save his life


Synonyms: lift

Definition: remove from a surface

Usage: the detective carefully lifted some fingerprints from the table

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: lift

Definition: take off or away by decreasing

Usage: lift the pressure

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: lift

Definition: remove from a seedbed or from a nursery

Usage: lift the tulip bulbs

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: lift

Definition: remove (hair) by scalping

Similar words: scalp

Definition: remove the scalp of

Usage: The enemies were scalped


Synonyms: lift, raise

Definition: put an end to

Usage: lift a ban; raise a siege

Similar words: end, terminate

Definition: bring to an end or halt

Usage: She ended their friendship when she found out that he had once been convicted of a crime; The attack on Poland terminated the relatively peaceful period after WW I


Synonyms: lift

Definition: rise upward, as from pressure or moisture

Usage: The floor is lifting slowly

Similar words: buckle, warp, heave

Definition: bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat

Usage: The highway buckled during the heat wave


Synonyms: raise, elevate, lift

Definition: raise in rank or condition

Usage: The new law lifted many people from poverty

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: lift, raise

Definition: invigorate or heighten

Usage: lift my spirits; lift his ego

Similar words: meliorate, improve, ameliorate, amend, better

Definition: to make better

Usage: The editor improved the manuscript with his changes


Synonyms: lift

Definition: call to stop the hunt or to retire, as of hunting dogs

Similar words: call, send for

Definition: order, request, or command to come

Usage: She was called into the director's office; Call the police!


Synonyms: vacate, countermand, overturn, lift, annul, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke

Definition: cancel officially

Usage: He revoked the ban on smoking; lift an embargo; vacate a death sentence

Similar words: strike down, cancel

Definition: declare null and void; make ineffective

Usage: Cancel the election results; strike down a law


Synonyms: lift

Definition: make audible

Usage: He lifted a war whoop

Similar words: utter, let loose, let out, emit

Definition: express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)

Usage: She let out a big heavy sigh; He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand


Synonyms: lift

Definition: take (root crops) out of the ground

Usage: lift potatoes

Similar words: dig, dig out

Definition: create by digging

Usage: dig a hole; dig out a channel


Synonyms: airlift, lift

Definition: fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means

Usage: Food is airlifted into Bosnia

Similar words: fly

Definition: transport by aeroplane

Usage: We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America


Synonyms: hoist, wind, lift

Definition: raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help

Usage: hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car

Similar words: lift, raise, get up, bring up, elevate

Definition: raise from a lower to a higher position

Usage: Raise your hands; Lift a load


Synonyms: lift

Definition: take hold of something and move it to a different location

Usage: lift the box onto the table

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: lift, come up, rise, move up, go up, arise, uprise

Definition: move upward

Usage: The fog lifted; The smoke arose from the forest fire; The mist uprose from the meadows

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: raise, lift

Definition: move upwards

Usage: lift one's eyes

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: lift, raise, get up, bring up, elevate

Definition: raise from a lower to a higher position

Usage: Raise your hands; Lift a load

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: abstract, filch, hook, snarf, sneak, nobble, swipe, cabbage, pilfer, pinch, purloin, lift

Definition: make off with belongings of others

Similar words: steal

Definition: take without the owner's consent

Usage: Someone stole my wallet on the train; This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation


Synonyms: lift, rustle

Definition: take illegally

Usage: rustle cattle

Similar words: steal

Definition: take without the owner's consent

Usage: Someone stole my wallet on the train; This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation


Synonyms: plagiarise, plagiarize, lift

Definition: take without referencing from someone else's writing or speech; of intellectual property

Similar words: steal

Definition: take without the owner's consent

Usage: Someone stole my wallet on the train; This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation


Synonyms: lift

Definition: pay off (a mortgage)

Similar words: pay off, liquidate

Definition: eliminate by paying off (debts)


Synonyms: lift, rear, rise

Definition: rise up

Usage: The building rose before them

Similar words: seem, look, appear

Definition: give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect

Usage: She seems to be sleeping; This appears to be a very difficult problem; This project looks fishy; They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time