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disport

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of disport

  1. 1 to cause (someone) to pass the time agreeably occupied disported themselves with silly games while they waited in the airport Synonyms of disport amuse, divert, entertain, regale, solaceWords Related to disport absorb, busy, distract, engage, engross, immerse, interest, involve, occupy; beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, delight, enchant, enthrall (or enthral), fascinate; grip, hypnotize, intrigue, mesmerize; coddle, gratify, humor, indulge, mollycoddle, pamper, please, pleasure, spoil; appease, comfort, conciliate, console, content, mollify, oblige, pacify, placate, propitiate, sootheNear Antonyms of disport bore, jade; drain, enervate, exhaust, fatigue, tire, wear, wear out, weary; aggravate, annoy, bother, bug, chafe, disturb, exasperate, fret, gall, grate, harass, harry, irk, nettle, peeve, perturb, pester, pique, upset, vex

  2. 2 to engage in activity for amusement a full-service resort where vacationers may disport at a variety of indoor and outdoor activities Synonyms of disport dally, play, frolic, recreate, rollick, skylark, sport, toyWords Related to disport cavort, frisk, gambol, romp; dabble, trifle; amuse, divert, entertain; delight, please; dabble, fiddle (around), mess around, putter (around); bum (around), dawdle, goldbrick, hang, hang about [British], idle, loaf, lounge (around or about), relax, rest, screw around, slack (off); jest, joke, teaseNear Antonyms of disport drudge, labor, plod, plug (away), slave, strain, strive, struggle, sweat, toil, work

  3. 3 to play and run about happily the puppies disported in the backyard while we ate on the patio Synonyms of disport caper, cavort, frolic, frisk, gambol, lark, rollick, romp, sportWords Related to disport bound, hop, leap, lope, skip, spring, trip, tumble; curvet, dance, prance; carouse, revel, roister; carry on, fool around, horse around; clown, cut up; joyride, roughhouse, skylark; kiteNear Antonyms of disport mope, pout, stew, sulk

  4. 4 to present so as to invite notice or attention football fans triumphantly disported the sports memorabilia for which they had just paid extravagant prices Synonyms of disport display, show, exhibit, expose, flash, flaunt, lay out, parade, produce, show off, sport, strut, unveilWords Related to disport brandish, flourish, wave; advertise, air, announce, blaze, broadcast, herald, placard, post, proclaim, publicize, sound, trumpet; divulge, talk (about), tell (of); bare, discover, reveal, uncloak, uncover, unmaskNear Antonyms of disport camouflage, disguise, mask; conceal, cover, curtain, enshroud, hide, obscure, occlude, occult, shroud, veil

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