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rescue

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rescue

  1. the saving from danger or evil stranded people hoping for rescue from the rising floodwaters Synonyms deliverance, salvationRelated Words ransom, recovery, redemption; extrication; defense, guard, protection, safeguard, safeguarding, security; conservation, guardianship, preservation, safekeeping


rescue

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rescue

  1. to remove from danger or harm an all-out effort to rescue a beached whale Synonyms bail out, bring off, deliver, saveRelated Words salvage; emancipate, free, liberate, manumit, release; disentangle, extricate; recoverAntonyms adventure, compromise, endanger, gamble (with), hazard, imperil, jeopardize, peril, risk, venture


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