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Synonyms and Antonyms of fare

  1. substances intended to be eaten <that restaurant is well-known for serving only fresh, seasonal fare from local suppliers> Synonyms bread, chow, chuck [chiefly West], comestibles, eatables, eats, edibles, food, foodstuffs, grub, meat, provender, provisions, table, tucker [chiefly Australian], viands, victuals, vittlesRelated Words commissary, rations, supplies; aliment, nutriment; diet, nourishment, nurture, sustenance; mess, pap; ensilage, feed, fodder, forage, silage, slop, swill; feast, meal, refreshments, regale, repast, spread; board; dish, plate, platter, serving; finger food, natural foodNear Antonyms bane, poison, toxin, venom



Synonyms and Antonyms of fare

  1. 1 to meet one's day-to-day needs <residents of the flood-ravaged town are faring much better than one might have expected> Synonyms cope, do, get along, get by, get on, make out, manage, shiftRelated Words carry on, contrive, scrape (by or through), scrounge; last, survive; eke out, scrape (out), squeeze, wrest, wring; afford, swingNear Antonyms collapse, fail, fall short, fizzle, flounder; decline, peter (out), slump, wane; give up

  2. 2 to move forward along a course <families can be seen faring along the road to the campground while driving or towing all manner of conveyance> Synonyms advance, come, come along, do, go, forge, get along, get on, go along, go off, march, pace, proceed, progressRelated Words accelerate, fast-forward, speed; approach, near; journey, pass, repair, run, travel, wend; actuate, drive, impel, propel, push; take outNear Antonyms arrest, balk, block, check, detain, halt, hinder, hold back, impede, nip, obstruct, slow (down or up), stem; repress, retard, stunt, suppress; delay, interrupt, stall; cramp, hamper, inhibit; cease, let up, pause; regress; waitAntonyms remain, stand, stay, stop

  3. 3 to take a meal <diners at this charming country inn will fare sumptuously in an authentic colonial atmosphere> Synonyms eat, dine, feed, partake, refresh, victualRelated Words banquet, feast, repast; chow (down), dig in; glut, gorge, gormandize, overeat, overfeed, pig out; graze, nibble, nosh, pick, snack; board, mess, dine out; breakfast, lunch, sup; picnicNear Antonyms diet, fast

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