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shoulder

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of shoulder

  1. 1 to take to or upon oneself <agreed to shoulder the burden of caring for their elderly father> Synonyms accept, bear, assume, take over, undertakeRelated Words adopt, embrace, take up; advocate, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), espouse, stand by, support, uphold; accede, acquiesce, agree, assent, consent; reaccept, reassumeNear Antonyms abjure, recant, renounce, retract, take back, unsay, withdraw; decline, refuse, reject, spurn, turn down; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from); avoid, bypass, detour; abandon, abnegate, forsake, give up, relinquish, spurn, surrender; back down, back off, backtrackAntonyms disavow, disclaim, disown, repudiate

  2. 2 to force one's way <shouldered through the crowd at the bar and ordered a drink> Synonyms bore, bull, bulldoze, crash, elbow, jam, jostle, muscle, push, {h,2}press, squeezeRelated Words ram, shove, thrust




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