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rear

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of rear

  1. being at or in the part of something opposite the front part go to the back of the building and look out the rear window and you'll see the eagle Synonyms aft, after, hind, hinder, hindmost, posterior, back, rearwardRelated Words dorsalNear Antonyms ventralAntonyms anterior, fore, forward, front, frontal


rear

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rear

  1. 1 a behind part or surface the rear of the car was sleekly designed Synonyms back, reverse, tail Antonyms face, forehead, forepart, front

  2. 2 the part of the body upon which someone sits fell off her skates onto her rear Synonyms backside, behind, booty (also bootie) [slang], bottom, breech, bum, buns, butt, caboose, can, cheeks, derriere (or derrière), duff, fanny, fundament, hams, haunches, heinie [slang], hunkers, keister (also keester) [slang], nates, posterior, buttocks, rear end, rump, seat, tail, tail end, tush [slang]Related Words beam, stern; moon [slang]


rear

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rear

  1. 1 to bring to maturity through care and education watched a documentary on how wolves rear their young Synonyms breed, foster, nourish, nurse, raise, bring upRelated Words father, mother; attend, care (for), cradle, cultivate, mind, minister (to), nurture, watch; discipline, educate, instruct, mentor, school, teach, train, tutor; edify, enlighten, indoctrinate; feed, provide (for), supply; advance, forward, further, promote; prepare; direct, guide, lead, shepherd, showNear Antonyms abuse, ill-treat, ill-use, maltreat, mishandle, mistreat; ignore, neglect; harm, hurt, injure

  2. 2 to fix in an upright position it took all the men in the village to rear the frame for the barn, pulling hard at the ropes until all the sides were standing Synonyms pitch, put up, raise, erect, set up, upend, upraiseRelated Words brace, buttress, prop (up), shore (up), support; boost, crane, elevate, heave, heft, heighten, hike, hoist, jack (up), lift, perk (up), pick up, up, uphold, upliftNear Antonyms demolish, flatten, knock down, level, raze, tear down

  3. 3 to form by putting together parts or materials the city has plans for rearing a new convention center over the next two years Synonyms assemble, confect, construct, erect, fabricate, make, make up, piece, put up, raise, build, set upRelated Words carpenter, fashion, forge, frame, hammer, handcraft, manufacture, mold, produce, shape; prefabricate; begin, coin, create, generate, inaugurate, initiate, innovate, invent, originate; constitute, establish, father, found, institute, organize; conceive, concoct, contrive, cook (up), design, devise, imagine, think (up); reassemble, rebuild, reconstruct, redevelop, reedify [British], retrofit; jerry-build, rig (up), throw up; combine, uniteNear Antonyms demolish, destroy, devastate, flatten, level, pull down, pulverize, raze, ruin, ruinate, shatter, smash, wreck; blow up, explode; detach, disengage; disconnect, disjoin, disunite, divide, separateAntonyms demount, disassemble, dismantle, dismember, knock down, strike, take down, tear down

  4. 4 to look after or assist the growth of by labor and care an amateur who rears rare orchids in a professional-grade greenhouse Synonyms crop, cultivate, culture, dress, promote, raise, grow, tendRelated Words breed, produce, propagate; plant, sow; gather, glean, harvest, reap; germinate, quicken, ripen, root, sproutNear Antonyms kill; dig, extirpate, pick, pluck, pull (up), uproot; cut, hay, mow



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