Synonyms for well up

Synonyms for (verb) well up

Synonyms: swell, well up

Definition: come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things)

Usage: Strong emotions welled up; Smoke swelled from it

Similar words: grow, arise, originate, spring up, develop, uprise, rise

Definition: come into existence; take on form or shape

Usage: A new religious movement originated in that country; a love that sprang up from friendship; the idea for the book grew out of a short story; An interesting phenomenon uprose

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