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distract

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of distract

  1. 1 to draw the attention or mind to something else we were distracted from our discussion by the noise outside Synonyms of distract abstract, call off, detract, divert, throw off Words Related to distract amuse, beguile, entertain; stray, wander Near Antonyms of distract concentrate, focus

  2. 2 to trouble the mind of; to make uneasy distracted by the looming tax deadline Synonyms of distract agitate, ail, alarm (also alarum), bother, concern, derail, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distemper, disturb, distress, exercise, flurry, frazzle, freak (out), fuss, hagride, perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, weird out, worryWords Related to distract aggravate, anger, annoy, bug, chafe, chivy (or chivvy), exasperate, fret, gall, get, grate, harass, harry, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, pester, pique, put off, put out, rile, vex; bedevil, haunt, plague; abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, embarrass, faze, fluster, jar, mortify, nonplus, rattle, shake up; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, unnerveNear Antonyms of distract allay, alleviate, assuage; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiateAntonyms of distract calm, compose, quiet, settle, soothe, tranquilize (also tranquillize)



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