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tire

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of tire

  1. 1 to diminish the physical strength of <I don't want our walk to tire you too much> Synonyms debilitate, devitalize, enervate, enfeeble, etiolate, prostrate, sap, soften, weaken, wasteRelated Words cripple, disable, hamstring, incapacitate; deplete, depress, exhaust, impoverish, unman, wash out; damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, invalid, lay up; break down, grind (down), wear down, wear out; paralyzeNear Antonyms energize, invigorate, recruit, rejuvenate, vitalize; harden, season, toughenAntonyms beef (up), fortify, strengthen

  2. 2 to make weary and restless by being dull or monotonous <this long dry lecture will tire the audience if you don't insert some jokes into it> Synonyms jade, {h,2}bore, wearyRelated Words pall; burn out, do in, drain, enervate, exhaust, fag, fatigue, tucker (out), wash out, wear, wear out; debilitate, disable, enfeeble; deject, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispiritNear Antonyms activate, animate, energize, enliven, excite, galvanize, invigorate, stimulate, strengthen, vitalize; amuse, entertain; allure, attract, beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, hypnotize, mesmerize; monopolize, preoccupy; busy, immerse, involve, occupy; pump up, rally, rouse, stirAntonyms absorb, busy, engage, engross, enthrall (or enthral), fascinate, grip, interest, intrigue

  3. 3 to use up all the physical energy of <this pentathlon will tire all but the hardiest athletes> Synonyms break, burn out, bust, do in, do up, drain, fag, fatigue, frazzle, harass, kill, knock out, outwear, exhaust, tucker (out), wash out, wear, wear out, wearyRelated Words debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, sap, waste, weakenNear Antonyms activate, energize, invigorate, rejuvenate, strengthen, vitalize; relax, rest, unwind




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