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fade

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fade

  1. 1 to cease to be visible <the departing ship gradually faded over the horizon> Synonyms dematerialize, dissolve, evanesce, evaporate, disappear, flee, fly, go (away), melt, sink, vanishRelated Words blank (out), clear, die (away or down or out), disperse, dissipate, dissolve, dry up; blur, dimNear Antonyms arrive, break out, come out, emerge, issue, loom, show upAntonyms appear, materialize

  2. 2 to make white or whiter by removing color <years of harsh sunlight had faded the car, which was once fire-engine red> Synonyms blanch, bleach, blench, decolorize, dull, whiten, pale, snow, wash outRelated Words brighten, lighten; dim, mat (also matte or matt); etiolate; whitewash; frost, silverNear Antonyms blacken; blotch, checker, dapple, daub, discolor, fleck, marble, mottle, pattern, polychrome, shade, speck, speckle, splotch, spot, streak, striate, stripe, tarnish, variegate; color, dye, paint, pigment, stain, tincture, tinge, tint; burnish, polish, shineAntonyms darken, deepen, embrown

  3. 3 to lose bodily strength or vigor <began to fade after battling the disease for years> Synonyms decay, droop, emaciate, weaken, fail, flag, go, lag, languish, sag, sink, waste (away), wilt, witherRelated Words break down, wear out; yield; degenerate, deteriorate, rot, run downNear Antonyms convalesce, rally, rebound, recover, recuperate; gain




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