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Synonyms and Antonyms of budge

  1. 1 to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control) <despite hours of intense pressure, she refused to budge from her position> Synonyms blink, bow, yield, capitulate, concede, give in, knuckle under, quit, relent, submit, succumb, surrenderRelated Words acquiesce; deferNear Antonyms contend, fight, hold off; battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstandAntonyms resist

  2. 2 to change one's position <he finally budged from his beach blanket when the tide started swirling up around him> Synonyms move, locomote, shift, stirRelated Words fiddle, fidget, jiggle, squiggle, squirm, toss, twitch, wiggle, wriggle, writhe; rouseNear Antonyms hang around, remain, stay, stick around, tarry; stabilizeAntonyms freeze, still

  3. 3 to change the place or position of <the bureau was so heavy that two people couldn't budge it> Synonyms move, dislocate, displace, disturb, relocate, remove, reposition, shift, transfer, transposeRelated Words bear, carry, cart, convey, drive, haul, lug, tote, transmit, transplant, transport; replace, supersede, supplant; alter, make over, modify, redo, refashion, remake, remodel, revamp, revise, rework, varyNear Antonyms anchor, fix, freeze, moor, secure, set, stabilize; embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, root

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to permeate or influence as if by dyeing

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