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season

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of season

  1. 1 to make more pleasant to the taste by adding something intensely flavored <the chef seasoned the vegetables as soon as they came out of the oven> Synonyms flavor, lace, savor (also savour), spice Related Words enhance, enrich, sauce; pepper, salt; aromatize, perfume

  2. 2 to bring to a proper or desired state of fitness <carefully seasoned the cast iron pan with vegetable oil before using it for the first time> Synonyms condition, trainRelated Words fit, habilitate, prepare, ready; acclimate, acclimatize, accommodate, adapt, adjust, break in, orient, orientate, shape; accustom, familiarize, habituate, naturalize; fortify, harden, inure, condition, shape up, steel, strengthen, toughenAntonyms decondition

  3. 3 to make able to withstand physical hardship, strain, or exposure <troops that had been seasoned by months of heavy fighting> Synonyms fortify, indurate, inure, harden, steel, strengthen, toughenRelated Words acclimate, acclimatize, adapt, adjust; anneal, temper; invigorate, vitalize; immunize; bolster, boost, brace, buttress, enforce, forearm, prop (up), reinforce (also reenforce), support; break in, limber (up), train; accustom, condition, habituate, naturalizeNear Antonyms emasculate, enervate, enfeeble, exhaust, sap, weaken; cripple, debilitate, hamstring, incapacitate; sensitizeAntonyms soften

  4. 4 to make competent (as by training, skill, or ability) for a particular office or function <her campaign manager has been seasoned by several hotly contested gubernatorial campaigns> Synonyms equip, fit, prepare, ready, qualify, trainRelated Words accustom, adapt, adjust, condition, groom, habituate, shape, tailor; authorize, entitle; empower, enable; educate, indoctrinate, instruct, school, teach, tutor





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