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sop

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of sop

  1. something given or promised in order to improperly influence a person's conduct or decision as a sop to the teachers' union for supporting his reelection campaign, the mayor promised to push for the abolition of the residency requirement Synonyms of sop backhander [British], boodle, cumshaw, fix, bribeWords Related to sop baksheesh, kickback, payoff; slush fund; incentive, incitement, instigation, motivation, provocation, spur, stimulation, stimulus; boost, encouragement, goad, inducement; allurement, bait, enticement, lure, seduction, temptation, turn-on; flattery, persuasion; decoy, snare, trap


sop

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sop

  1. 1 to wet thoroughly with liquid sopped the sponge with the detergent and began scrubbing the floor vigorously Synonyms of sop drench, drown, impregnate, macerate, saturate, sodden, soak, souse, steepWords Related to sop waterlog, water-soak; marinate, seethe; presoak; dip, immerse, inundate, submerge, swamp; bathe, douse (also dowse), hydrate, swill, wash, water; infiltrate, penetrate, permeate; damp, dampen, humidify, moistenNear Antonyms of sop dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, sear; drain, empty, void; dehumidifyAntonyms of sop wring (out)

  2. 2 to make wet my book fell in the swimming pool and was thoroughly sopped before I could fish it out Synonyms of sop bathe, bedraggle, douse (also dowse), drench, drown, soak, sodden, wet, souse, wash, water, waterlog, water-soak, wet downWords Related to sop asperse, bedew, damp, dampen, drizzle, humidify, hydrate, mist, moisten, moisturize, shower, sprinkle; deluge, flood, hose (down), inundate, overflow; submerge, swamp; splash; impregnate, saturate, steep; flush, irrigate, lave, rinse, slosh, sluice; dip, duck, dunk; rehydrate, rewash, rewetNear Antonyms of sop dewater, evaporate, freeze-dry; drip-dry, wring; dehumidifyAntonyms of sop dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, scorch, sear

  3. 3 to sink or push (something) briefly into or as if into a liquid hesitant to sop his bread in gravy, no matter how delicious, at such a formal banquet Synonyms of sop douse (also dowse), duck, dunk, immerse, souse, dip, submerge, submerseWords Related to sop bathe, moisten, soak, steep, wet; drench, drown, flood; dive, plunge, thrust


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