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lace

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lace

  1. 1 a length of braided, flexible material that is used for tying or connecting things I had to replace the lace of my shoe because it kept breaking whenever I pulled the knot too tight Synonyms of lace cable, cord, lacing, line, rope, string, wireWords Related to lace guy, halyard, lanyard, stay; bungee cord, whipcord

  2. 2 a length of something formed of three or more strands woven together there will be gold lace decorating both sleeves of the new uniform Synonyms of lace braid, lacing, plait, platWords Related to lace rickrack (or ricrac), stripe; cornrow, dreadlock, pigtail, queue; braiding


lace

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lace

  1. 1 to cause to twine about one another the gardener laced the shoots of ivy around the trellis to direct their growth Synonyms of lace enlace, entwine, implicate [archaic], interlace, intertwist, interweave, inweave, intertwine, ply, twist, weave, wreathe, writheWords Related to lace braid, plait, plat, pleach; blend, fuse, join, link, mixNear Antonyms of lace disentangle, uncoil, untangle, untwine, unwind

  2. 2 to scatter or set here and there among other things the decorator laced small mirrors among the knickknacks for added effect Synonyms of lace interlace, intersperse, interweave, thread, salt, weave, wreatheWords Related to lace insert, intermingle, mingle, mix; alternate, juxtapose; amalgamate, assimilate, blend, combine, commingle, embody, fuse, incorporate, integrate, merge

  3. 3 to strike repeatedly energetically laced the seaman's back with the cat-o'-nine-tails Synonyms of lace bash, baste, bat, batter, belabor, belt, birch, bludgeon, buffet, bung up, club, curry, do, drub, fib [British], flog, hammer, hide, beat, lambaste (or lambast), lash, lather, lick, maul, mess (up), paddle, pelt, pommel, pound, pummel, punch out, rough (up), slate, slog, switch, tan, thrash, thresh, thump, tromp, wallop, whale, whip, whop (or whap), whup, work overWords Related to lace assail, assault, attack, beset, box, bust, chop, clobber, clout, crack, cudgel, cuff, descend (on or upon), hit, jump (on), knock, lam, lay on, paste, pounce (on or upon), punch, raid, rush, slam, slap, smack, smash, sock, spank, storm, swat, swipe, thwack, whack, wham, whomp; blackjack, cane, cowhide, flagellate, fustigate, horsewhip, leather, pistol-whip, rawhide, scourge, strap; gore, lacerate, wound; maim, mangle, mutilate

  4. 4 to make more pleasant to the taste by adding something intensely flavored a savory dish laced with saffron and ginger Synonyms of lace flavor, season, savor (also savour), spiceWords Related to lace enhance, enrich, sauce; pepper, salt; aromatize, perfume

  5. 5 to alter (something) for the worse with the addition of foreign or lower-grade substances the unsuspecting woman's drink had been laced with a roofie Synonyms of lace cut, dilute, extend, adulterate, sophisticate, thin, water down, weakenWords Related to lace load; befoul, contaminate, corrupt, defile, dirty, envenom, foul, infect, poison, pollute, soil, spoil, sully, taint; cheapen, debase, degrade; manipulate, misrepresent, tamper (with); counterfeit, fake, falsify, fudge; doctor, spike; attenuate, moderate, qualify, temperNear Antonyms of lace fertilize, lard; augment, reinforce (also reenforce), supplement; decontaminate, purify; clarify, clean, cleanse, distill (also distil), filter, flush, leach, pasteurize, purge, refine; better, enhance, improve; compact, concentrate, condenseAntonyms of lace enrich, fortify, richen, strengthen



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