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Synonyms and Antonyms of garble

  1. 1 to change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of <the candidate complained that his views had been deliberately garbled by his opponent> Synonyms bend, color, cook, distort, falsify, fudge, misinterpret, misrelate, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, slant, twist, warp Related Words misdescribe, misspeak, mistranslate; belie, camouflage, disguise, dissemble, gloss (over), mask, veil, whitewash; bowdlerize, censor; complicate, confound, confuse, mistake, mix (up); mystify, obscure; equivocate, fib, lie, palter, prevaricate Near Antonyms clarify, clear (up), explain, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, spell out; decipher

  2. 2 to remove usually visible impurities from <garbled spices are less likely to contaminate a recipe> Synonyms clear, distill (also distil), filter, fine, clarify, purifyRelated Words process, rectify, refine; clean, cleanse, decontaminate, elutriate, purge, wash; extract, leach; bolt, screen, sieve, sift; disinfect, sanitizeNear Antonyms cloud, dull, muddy; contaminate, dirty, soil; defile, pollute, taint; begrime, besmirch, foul, sully

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to permeate or influence as if by dyeing

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