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lift

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lift

  1. 1 an act or instance of helping the company's senior vice president gave his son a much-needed lift up the corporate ladder Synonyms of lift abetment, aid, assist, assistance, backing, boost, hand, helping hand, leg up, help, supportWords Related to lift advancement, encouragement, facilitation, forwarding, furtherance, furthering, nurturance; benefaction, patronage, promotion, sponsorship; advice, care, counsel, guidance, mentoring; attendance, attention, hand-holding, service; beneficence, charity, favor, kindness, philanthropy; assuagement, palliation, relief, succorNear Antonyms of lift constraint, frustration, inhibition, interference, obstruction, repression, restraint; deterrence, discouragementAntonyms of lift hindrance

  2. 2 a means of getting to a destination in a vehicle driven by another I'll need a lift to work while my car is in the shop Synonyms of lift ride, transportationWords Related to lift drive, spin, turn; joyride; conveyance, passage, transit, transport


lift

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lift

  1. 1 to move from a lower to a higher place or position I needed help lifting the heavy globe back up to the top shelf Synonyms of lift boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), raise, perk (up), pick up, take up, up, uphold, uplift, upraiseWords Related to lift ascend, mount, rise; rear, upendNear Antonyms of lift descend, dip, fall, pitch, plunge, slip; bear, depress, press, push; sink, submergeAntonyms of lift drop, lower

  2. 2 to move or extend upward once the sun started to cut through the morning fog, the colorful hot-air balloons began to lift off from the field Synonyms of lift arise, aspire, climb, ascend, mount, rise, soar, thrust, up, uprise, upthrust, upturnWords Related to lift surge, tower; boost, elevate, raise, upheave, uplift, upraise; balloon, blast off, take off, zoom; crest, scale, surmount, top; cant, incline, lean, list, recline, slant, slope, tilt, tipNear Antonyms of lift dive, nose-dive, plummet, sink, slideAntonyms of lift decline, descend, dip, drop, fall (off), plunge

  3. 3 to take (something) without right and with an intent to keep she turned her back for just a moment, and somebody lifted her purse Synonyms of lift appropriate, boost [slang], filch, heist, hook, steal, misappropriate, nick [British slang], nip, pilfer, pinch, pocket, purloin, rip off, snitch, swipe, thieveWords Related to lift burglarize, knock over, rob; loot, pillage, plunder, sack; carjack, hijack (also highjack); pick, rifle; poach, rustle, shoplift; collar, grab, grasp, nail, seize, snatch, take; mooch, sponge; abduct, kidnap, shanghai, spiritNear Antonyms of lift buy, purchase; bestow, contribute, donate, give, hand over, present

Synonym Discussion of lift

lift, raise, rear, elevate, hoist, heave, boost mean to move from a lower to a higher place or position. lift usually implies exerting effort to overcome resistance of weight.
    • lift the chair while I vacuum
raise carries a stronger implication of bringing up to the vertical or to a high position.
    • scouts raising a flagpole
rear may add an element of suddenness to raise.
    • suddenly reared itself up on its hind legs
elevate may replace lift or raise especially when exalting or enhancing is implied.
    • elevated the taste of the public
hoist implies lifting something heavy especially by mechanical means.
    • hoisted the cargo on board
heave implies lifting and throwing with great effort or strain.
    • heaved the heavy crate inside
boost suggests assisting to climb or advance by a push.
    • boosted his brother over the fence


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