Synonyms and Antonyms of squelch
1 to put a stop to (something) by the use of force immediately squelched any signs of rebellion Synonyms of squelch clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, put down, quash, repress, silence, slap down, snuff (out), squash, quell, subdue, suppressWords Related to squelch douse (also dowse), extinguish, put out, quench; smother, stifle, strangle, throttle; annihilate, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, nuke, rub out, ruin, smash, waste, wreck; exterminate, obliterate, wipe out; conquer, dominate, overcome, overpower, overwhelm, subdue, subjugate, vanquishNear Antonyms of squelch abet, aid, assist, back, help, prop up, support; foment, incite, instigate, provoke, stir, whip (up); advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote
2 to stop the noise or speech of his irritated glare squelched any other potential objectors Synonyms of squelch dumb, extinguish, hush, mute, quell, quiet, quieten [chiefly British], settle, shush, shut up, silence, stillNear Antonyms of squelch agitate, stir
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