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scatter

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of scatter




scatter

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of scatter

  1. 1 to cause (members of a group) to move widely apart <the noise of the backfiring car scattered the pigeons> Synonyms clear out, disband, dispel, disperse, dissipate, squander Related Words break up, isolate, part, segregate, separate, split (up); diffuse, disseminate, diverge, spread Near Antonyms agglutinate, conglomerate; unify, unite Antonyms assemble, cluster, collect, concentrate, congregate, gather, ingather

  2. 2 to cover by or as if by scattering something over or on <the hillside was scattered with boulders deposited by the last ice age> Synonyms bestrew, dot, pepper, sow, spot, spray, sprinkle, strew Related Words blanket, drizzle, dust; stud; dapple, fleck, speckle, stipple; bespatter, spatter

  3. 3 to go off in different directions and cease to exist as a body or unified whole <these drunken revelers will quickly scatter when the police arrive> Synonyms disassemble, dissipate, dissolve, disperseRelated Words branch (out), break up, disband, diverge, divide, fork, separate, spill; clear, disappear, evanesce, evaporate, fade, flee, go (away), meltNear Antonyms congregate, gather, meet




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