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broach

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of broach

  1. 1 to penetrate the surface (as of water) from below the immense whales broaching was a magnificent sight Synonyms of broach break, surface Words Related to broach emerge, rise Near Antonyms of broach dive, drop, drown, founder, plunge, sink, submerge, submerse

  2. 2 to present or bring forward for discussion broached the topic of plans for next year's parade Synonyms of broach bring up, introduce, moot, place, raiseWords Related to broach allude (to), cite, mention, name, refer (to); offer, propose, suggest; air, express, speak (of), talk (about), vent, ventilate; interject, interrupt; debate, discuss, thrash (out or over)Near Antonyms of broach censor, hush (up), quiet, silence, suppress

Synonym Discussion of broach

express, vent, utter, voice, broach, air mean to make known what one thinks or feels. express suggests an impulse to reveal in words, gestures, actions, or what one creates or produces.
    • expressed her feelings in music
vent stresses a strong inner compulsion to express especially in words.
    • a tirade venting his frustration
utter implies the use of the voice not necessarily in articulate speech.
    • utter a groan
voice does not necessarily imply vocal utterance but does imply expression or formulation in words.
    • an editorial voicing their concerns
broach adds the implication of disclosing for the first time something long thought over or reserved for a suitable occasion.
    • broached the subject of a divorce
air implies an exposing or parading of one's views often in order to gain relief or sympathy or attention.
    • publicly airing their differences


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