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lift

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lift

  1. 1 an act or instance of helping <the company's senior vice president gave his son a much-needed lift up the corporate ladder> Synonyms abetment, aid, assist, assistance, backing, boost, hand, helping hand, leg up, help, supportRelated Words advancement, encouragement, facilitation, forwarding, furtherance, furthering, nurturance; benefaction, patronage, promotion, sponsorship; advice, care, counsel, guidance, mentoring; attendance, attention, hand-holding, service; beneficence, charity, favor, kindness, philanthropy; assuagement, palliation, relief, succorNear Antonyms constraint, frustration, inhibition, interference, obstruction, repression, restraint; deterrence, discouragementAntonyms hindrance

  2. 2 a means of getting to a destination in a vehicle driven by another <I'll need a lift to work while my car is in the shop> Synonyms ride, transportationRelated Words drive, spin, turn; joyride; conveyance, passage, transit, transport




lift

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lift

  1. 1 to move from a lower to a higher place or position <I needed help lifting the heavy globe back up to the top shelf> Synonyms boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), raise, perk (up), pick up, take up, up, uphold, uplift, upraiseRelated Words ascend, mount, rise; rear, upendNear Antonyms descend, dip, fall, pitch, plunge, slip; bear, depress, press, push; sink, submergeAntonyms drop, lower

  2. 2 to move or extend upward <once the sun started to cut through the morning fog, the colorful hot-air balloons began to lift off from the field> Synonyms arise, aspire, climb, ascend, mount, rise, soar, thrust, up, uprise, upthrust, upturnRelated Words surge, tower; boost, elevate, raise, upheave, uplift, upraise; balloon, blast off, take off, zoom; crest, scale, surmount, top; cant, incline, lean, list, recline, slant, slope, tilt, tipNear Antonyms dive, nose-dive, plummet, sink, slideAntonyms decline, descend, dip, drop, fall (off), plunge

  3. 3 to take (something) without right and with an intent to keep <she turned her back for just a moment, and somebody lifted her purse> Synonyms appropriate, boost [slang], filch, heist, hook, steal, misappropriate, nick [British slang], nip, pilfer, pinch, pocket, purloin, rip off, snitch, swipe, thieveRelated Words burglarize, knock over, rob; loot, pillage, plunder, sack; carjack, hijack (also highjack); pick, rifle; poach, rustle, shoplift; collar, grab, grasp, nail, seize, snatch, take; mooch, sponge; abduct, kidnap, shanghai, spiritNear Antonyms buy, purchase; bestow, contribute, donate, give, hand over, present




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