step aside (from)


Synonyms & Antonyms of step aside (from)

1 to give up (a job or office)
  • a newscaster who knew when it was time to step aside from the anchor desk and let a younger person take over

Synonyms for step aside (from)

Words Related to step aside (from)

Phrases Synonymous with step aside (from)

Near Antonyms for step aside (from)

Antonyms for step aside (from)

2 to give up (as a position of authority) formally
  • the prime minister was compelled to step aside from his office when it was demonstrated that he had violated the public trust

Synonyms for step aside (from)

Words Related to step aside (from)

Near Antonyms for step aside (from)

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about step aside (from)

Cite this Entry

“Step aside (from).” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

Comments on step aside (from)

What made you want to look up step aside (from)? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!