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back

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of back

  1. being at or in the part of something opposite the front part she carried all the presents in the back door, as the children were playing in the front yard Synonyms of back aft, after, hind, hinder, hindmost, posterior, rear, rearward Words Related to back dorsal Near Antonyms of back ventral Antonyms of back anterior, fore, forward, front, frontal


back

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of back

  1. 1 earlier than the present time that's longer back than I can remember Synonyms of back agone [archaic], ago, since, syne [chiefly Scottish]Antonyms of back hence

  2. 2 toward the opposite direction turned back for one last comment Synonyms of back about, around, backward (or backwards), roundWords Related to back behind, down, downward (or downwards), rearward (also rearwards); obversely, reversely; across, athwart, counter, counterclockwise, widdershins (also withershins)Near Antonyms of back clockwise, deasil

  3. 3 toward the rear staring back, the newly convicted felon vowed revenge Synonyms of back backward, rearward (also rearwards)Words Related to back astern, sternforemost; anticlockwise [chiefly British], counterclockwise, left-handed, left-handedly, retrograde, reversely, widdershins (also withershins)Near Antonyms of back beforeAntonyms of back ahead, along, forth, forward, forwards, on, onward (also onwards)


back

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of back

  1. 1 a behind part or surface the back of the page was blank Synonyms of back rear, reverse, tailAntonyms of back face, forehead, forepart, front

  2. 2 a vulnerable point a candidate needing a loyal aide who can be relied upon to always watch his back Synonyms of back Achilles' heel, chink, jugular, soft spot, underbellyWords Related to back downfall, ruin, undoing; hamartia, tragic flaw


back

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of back

  1. 1 to promote the interests or cause of she enthusiastically backed the plan to renovate and upgrade the school's facilities Synonyms of back advocate, support, champion, endorse (also indorse), patronize, plump (for), plunk (for) or plonk (for)Words Related to back adopt, embrace, espouse; abet, aid, assist, help, prop (up), second, side (with); backstop, bolster, boost, buttress, reinforce (also reenforce); advance, forward, further; plug, preach, talk up; bail out, deliver, rescue, saveNear Antonyms of back baffle, foil, frustrate, interfere, oppose, sabotage, thwart; desert, disappoint, fail, let down

  2. 2 to provide (someone) with what is useful or necessary to achieve an end a number of influential people have already agreed to back the candidate Synonyms of back abet, aid, assist, help, backstop, prop (up), supportWords Related to back advance, ease, facilitate, forward, foster, further, launch; champion, endorse (also indorse), patronize, promote, sponsor; attend, care (for), comfort, minister (to), succor; sustain; bolster, boost, buttress, reinforce (also reenforce); advise, counsel, guide, mentor, nurture; bail out, deliver, rescue, save; embolden, encourage, hearten; benefit, favor, oblige, profit, serveNear Antonyms of back balk, bar, block, constrain, hamper, handicap, hold back, impede, inhibit, obstruct, restrain, strangle; baffle, foil, frustrate, inconvenience, interfere, oppose, sabotage, thwart; desert, disappoint, fail, let down; discourage, dishearten; repress, retard, stifle, straiten, stunt; damage, harm, hurt, injureAntonyms of back hinder

  3. 3 to provide evidence or information for (as a claim or idea) the author needs to back her thesis with more facts Synonyms of back support, bolster, buttress, corroborate, reinforce (also reenforce), shore (up), substantiateWords Related to back confirm, establish, prove, verify; affirm, avouch, validateNear Antonyms of back undercut, undermine, weaken



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