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launch

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of launch

  1. 1 a rising from a surface at the start of a flight (as of a rocket) the reporters held their collective breath as they silently watched the space shuttle's launch Synonyms of launch blastoff, liftoff, takeoffWords Related to launch ascentNear Antonyms of launch crash; splashdownAntonyms of launch landing

  2. 2 the point at which something begins we are at the launch of a new age of space exploration Synonyms of launch alpha, baseline, birth, commencement, dawn, day one, genesis, get-go (also git-go), inception, incipience, incipiency, kickoff, beginning, morning, nascence, nascency, onset, outset, start, thresholdWords Related to launch drawing board, first base, ground zero, square one; creation, founding, inauguration, initiation, institution, origination; cradle, fountain, fountainhead, germ, origin, root, seedbed, source, spring, well, wellspring; dawning, opening; advent, appearance, arrival, debut (also début), emergence; childhood, infancy, youthNear Antonyms of launch cessation, closing, closure, completion, finale, finish, period, stop, termination, windupAntonyms of launch close, conclusion, end, ending, omega


launch

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of launch

  1. 1 to be responsible for the creation and early operation or use of after retiring, he launched a small company devoted to making medical devices Synonyms of launch begin, constitute, establish, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, institute, introduce, found, pioneer, plant, set up, startWords Related to launch author, father, originate; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), create, devise, fabricate, invent, make up, manufacture, produce, think (up); construct, put up; develop, enlarge, expand; endow, finance, fund, subsidize; arrange, organize, systematize, systemize; refound, reinitiate, reinstitute, relaunchNear Antonyms of launch abolish, annihilate, annul, nullify; end, finish, halt, stop, terminate; round (off or out), wind up, wrap upAntonyms of launch close (down), phase out, shut (up)

  2. 2 to take the first step in (a process or course of action) she launched a career in journalism after quitting acting school Synonyms of launch commence, embark (on or upon), enter (into or upon), fall (to), get off, kick off, begin, lead off, open, start, strike (into)Words Related to launch create, generate, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, invent, originate; adopt, embrace, take on, take up; establish, father, found, institute, organize, pioneer, set up, spawn; get around (to), get down (to), get round (to)Near Antonyms of launch cease, desist, discontinue, halt, knock off, lay off, quit, stop; close, complete; abandon, forsake, leave; abolish, demolish, destroy, exterminate, extinguish, phase outAntonyms of launch conclude, end, finish, terminate

  3. 3 to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm infantrymen launching grenades at the nest of machine gunners Synonyms of launch cast, catapult, chuck, dash, fire, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, throw, lob, loft, peg, pelt, pitch, sling, tossWords Related to launch bowl, dart, flip, gun, hook, pass, roll, shoot; buck, eject, impel, precipitate, project, propel, rifle, thrust



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