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fade

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fade

  1. 1 to cease to be visible the departing ship gradually faded over the horizon Synonyms of fade dematerialize, dissolve, evanesce, evaporate, disappear, flee, fly, go (away), melt, sink, vanishWords Related to fade blank (out), clear, die (away or down or out), disperse, dissipate, dissolve, dry up; blur, dimNear Antonyms of fade arrive, break out, come out, emerge, issue, loom, show upAntonyms of fade appear, materialize

  2. 2 to make white or whiter by removing color years of harsh sunlight had faded the car, which was once fire-engine red Synonyms of fade blanch, bleach, blench, decolorize, dull, whiten, pale, snow, wash outWords Related to fade brighten, lighten; dim, mat (also matte or matt); etiolate; whitewash; frost, silverNear Antonyms of fade blacken; blotch, checker, dapple, daub, discolor, fleck, marble, mottle, pattern, polychrome, shade, speck, speckle, splotch, spot, streak, striate, stripe, tarnish, variegate; color, dye, paint, pigment, stain, tincture, tinge, tint; burnish, polish, shineAntonyms of fade darken, deepen, embrown

  3. 3 to lose bodily strength or vigor began to fade after battling the disease for years Synonyms of fade decay, droop, emaciate, weaken, fail, flag, go, lag, languish, sag, sink, waste (away), wilt, witherWords Related to fade break down, wear out; yield; degenerate, deteriorate, rot, run downNear Antonyms of fade convalesce, rally, rebound, recover, recuperate; gain



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