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anchor

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of anchor

  1. 1 one who reads and introduces news reports on a news program the news anchor coordinated the reports of the correspondents from around the state Synonyms of anchor anchorperson, newscaster, newsreader [chiefly British]Words Related to anchor anchorman, anchorwoman, coanchor; announcer, broadcaster, commentator, linkman [British], telecaster; correspondent, foreign correspondent, interviewer, journalist, newshound, newsie, newsman, newsperson, newswoman, reporter, stringer

  2. 2 something or someone to which one looks for support my best friend has been my anchor throughout this crisis Synonyms of anchor dependence, buttress, mainstay, pillar, reliance, standbyWords Related to anchor backbone, sinew(s), spine; right hand; bolsterer, crutch, handmaiden (also handmaid), prop, stay; anchorage, harbor, refuge


anchor

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of anchor

  1. 1 to put securely in place or in a desired position used ropes and sandbags to anchor the hot-air balloon to the ground Synonyms of anchor fasten, catch, clamp, fix, hitch, moor, secure, setWords Related to anchor embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, stuff, wedgeNear Antonyms of anchor extract, prize, pry, pull, root (out), tear (out), uproot, wrest, yankAntonyms of anchor loose, loosen, unfasten, unfix, unloose, unloosen

  2. 2 to stop at or near a place along the shore we'll anchor at Praia, Cape Verde Synonyms of anchor land, dockWords Related to anchor berth, moor, tie up; beach, ground; harbor; arrive, reach, show up, turn up; debark, disembarkNear Antonyms of anchor embark, launch, sail



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