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branch

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of branch

  1. 1 a major outgrowth from the main stem of a woody plant <I loved climbing among the branches of that old tree> Synonyms bough, limb Related Words branchlet, offshoot, outgrowth, shoot, spur; spray, sprig, twig

  2. 2 a local unit of an organization <a bank with many neighborhood branches> Synonyms affiliate, chapter, cell, council, localRelated Words arm, division, wing; offshoot, subchapter; lodge, post

  3. 3 a stream that flows into a larger body of water <the Blue Nile, the Atbara, and the White Nile are the three primary branches of the Nile River> Synonyms affluent, bayou, tributary, confluent, feeder, influentRelated Words backwater; brook, brooklet, creek, rill, rivulet, run [chiefly Midland], streamlet; fountainhead, head, headstream, headwater, sourceAntonyms distributary, effluent

  4. 4 a large unit of a governmental, business, or educational organization <the two branches of the U.S. Congress> Synonyms agency, arm, division, bureau, department, desk, office, serviceRelated Words subdepartment, subdivision




branch

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of branch

  1. to extend outwards from or as if from a central point <threads branched from the center of the spider web> Synonyms radiate, fan (out), rayRelated Words diffuse, dispel, disperse, dissipate; fork, stem; diverge, divide, part, ramify, separate, split, uncouple, unlink, unyoke; scatter, splay, spread; arise, derive, emanate, flow, issue, proceed, springNear Antonyms approach, close in (on), near; center (on), centralize; connect, couple, join, link, uniteAntonyms concentrate, converge, focus, funnel, meet





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