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anchor

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of anchor

  1. 1 one who reads and introduces news reports on a news program <the news anchor coordinated the reports of the correspondents from around the state> Synonyms anchorperson, newscaster, newsreader [chiefly British]Related Words anchorman, anchorwoman, coanchor; announcer, broadcaster, commentator, linkman [British], telecaster; correspondent, foreign correspondent, interviewer, journalist, newshound, newsie, newsman, newsperson, newswoman, reporter, stringer

  2. 2 something or someone to which one looks for support <my best friend has been my anchor throughout this crisis> Synonyms dependence, buttress, mainstay, pillar, reliance, standbyRelated Words backbone, sinew(s), spine; right hand; bolsterer, crutch, handmaiden (also handmaid), prop, stay; anchorage, harbor, refuge




anchor

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of anchor

  1. 1 to put securely in place or in a desired position <used ropes and sandbags to anchor the hot-air balloon to the ground> Synonyms fasten, catch, clamp, fix, hitch, moor, secure, setRelated Words embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, stuff, wedgeNear Antonyms extract, prize, pry, pull, root (out), tear (out), uproot, wrest, yankAntonyms loose, loosen, unfasten, unfix, unloose, unloosen

  2. 2 to stop at or near a place along the shore <we'll anchor at Praia, Cape Verde> Synonyms land, dockRelated Words berth, moor, tie up; beach, ground; harbor; arrive, reach, show up, turn up; debark, disembarkNear Antonyms embark, launch, sail




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