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heal

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of heal

  1. 1 to restore to a healthy condition a low-fat vegetarian diet, moderate exercise, and stress management help heal a diseased heart heal the sick Synonyms of heal cure, fix, mend, rehab, rehabilitate, set up Words Related to heal attend (to), care (for), doctor, medicate, minister (to), nurse, physic, treat; fortify, rejuvenate, renew, resuscitate, revitalize, revive; alleviate, relieve, remedy, repair Near Antonyms of heal cripple, damage, disable, harm, hurt, impair, injure, lacerate, lame, maim, mangle, mutilate, wound; afflict, ail, debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, lay up, sap, sicken, waste, weaken

  2. 2 to become healthy and strong again after illness or weakness most of the soldiers could go home while they were still healing from their wounds Synonyms of heal come back, gain, convalesce, mend, pull round [chiefly British], rally, recoup, recover, recuperate, snap backWords Related to heal come around, come round, come to, improve, pick up, revive; cheer (up), perk (up); pull through, survive; recruitNear Antonyms of heal ail, collapse, come down, sicken; decline, degenerate, deteriorate, fade, fail, languish, sink, waste (away), weaken, wilt, wither, worsen; regress, relapse

  3. 3 to bring about recovery from time heals all wounds, even those of the heart Synonyms of heal cure, mend, remedyWords Related to heal allay, alleviate, assuage, relieve; palliate, salve, soothe; ease, lighten, moderate, temper; doctor, nurse; medicate, treat; diagnoseNear Antonyms of heal aggravate, worsen; misdiagnose, overdiagnose, underdiagnose


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