Thesaurus: eat Synonyms, eat Antonyms
1 to take in as food having gone all day without food, we greedily ate the hamburgers Synonyms consume, ingest, partake (of), put away, put down, tuck (away or in) Related Words digest, down, mouth (down), swallow; bolt, chow (down on), devour, glut (on), gobble (up or down), gorge, gulp, scoff, slop, snarf (down), swill, wolf; chew, gnaw (at or on), gum, lap, lick, nibble (on), nurse, pick (at); relish, savor (also savour), taste; banquet, dine, fare, feast, gormandize, pig out, regale; dispatch, polish off; breakfast, lunch, sup; munch, nosh, snack
2 to consume or wear away gradually the pot's protective coating was eaten away by the acid Synonyms bite (at), corrode, erode, fret, gnaw, nibble Related Words break down, break up, decompose, disintegrate, dissolve; decimate, destroy, devastate, ruin, waste, wreck Near Antonyms freshen, recreate, refresh, refreshen, regenerate, rejuvenate, renew, restore, revitalize, revive
3 to take a meal where's the best place to eat in this town? Synonyms dine, fare, feed, partake, refresh, victualRelated Words banquet, feast, repast; chow (down), dig in; glut, gorge, gormandize, overeat, overfeed, pig out; graze, nibble, nosh, pick, snack; board, mess, dine out; breakfast, lunch, sup; picnicNear Antonyms diet, fast
4 to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts it really eats me the way people go to national parks to enjoy nature—and then leave their litter behind Synonyms aggravate, annoy, bother, bug, burn (up), chafe, irritate, exasperate, frost, gall, get, grate, gripe, hack (off), irk, itch, nark [British], nettle, peeve, persecute, pique, put out, rasp, rile, ruffle, spite, vexRelated Words hassle, heckle; nag; inflame (also enflame), provoke, rouse; badger, bait, bullyrag (also ballyrag), devil, hagride, harass, harry, pester, plague, tease; anger, antagonize, enrage, incense, infuriate, madden, rankle, roil; agitate, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, distress, exercise, freak (out), fret, perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, worry; affront, insult, miff, offend, outrageNear Antonyms appease, conciliate, mollify, oblige, pacify, placate, propitiate; delight, gladden, gratify, please, satisfy; assure, cheer, comfort, console, content, quiet, reassure, solace, soothe
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