Synonyms and Antonyms of squelch
1 to put a stop to (something) by the use of force immediately squelched any signs of rebellion Synonyms clamp down (on), crack down (on), crush, put down, quash, repress, silence, slap down, snuff (out), squash, quell, subdue, suppressRelated Words 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 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 dumb, extinguish, hush, mute, quell, quiet, quieten [chiefly British], settle, shush, shut up, silence, stillNear Antonyms agitate, stir
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