Synonyms for swallow

Synonyms for (noun) swallow

Synonyms: swallow, drink, deglutition

Definition: the act of swallowing

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

Similar words: uptake, consumption, ingestion, intake

Definition: the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)


Synonyms: swallow

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

Similar words: oscine, oscine bird

Definition: passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus


Synonyms: sup, swallow

Definition: a small amount of liquid food

Usage: a sup of ale

Similar words: mouthful, taste

Definition: a small amount eaten or drunk

Usage: take a taste--you'll like it

Synonyms for (verb) swallow

Synonyms: swallow

Definition: believe or accept without questioning or challenge

Usage: Am I supposed to swallow that story?

Similar words: believe

Definition: accept as true; take to be true

Usage: I believed his report; We didn't believe his stories from the War; She believes in spirits


Synonyms: swallow, live with, accept

Definition: tolerate or accommodate oneself to

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

Similar words: endure, put up, digest, bear, abide, brook, stand, suffer, support, tolerate, stick out, stomach

Definition: put up with something or somebody unpleasant

Usage: I cannot bear his constant criticism; The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks; he learned to tolerate the heat; She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage


Synonyms: swallow

Definition: keep from expressing

Usage: I swallowed my anger and kept quiet

Similar words: suppress, repress

Definition: put out of one's consciousness


Synonyms: unsay, withdraw, swallow, take back

Definition: take back what one has said

Usage: He swallowed his words

Similar words: disown, renounce, repudiate

Definition: cast off

Usage: She renounced her husband; The parents repudiated their son


Synonyms: swallow

Definition: utter indistinctly

Usage: She swallowed the last words of her speech

Similar words: speak, verbalise, verbalize, utter, mouth, talk

Definition: express in speech

Usage: She talks a lot of nonsense; This depressed patient does not verbalize


Synonyms: swallow

Definition: engulf and destroy

Usage: The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries

Similar words: demolish, destroy

Definition: defeat soundly

Usage: The home team demolished the visitors


Synonyms: get down, swallow

Definition: pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking

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

Similar words: consume, have, ingest, take, take in

Definition: serve oneself to, or consume regularly

Usage: Have another bowl of chicken soup!; I don't take sugar in my coffee


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