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tire

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of tire

  1. 1 to diminish the physical strength of I don't want our walk to tire you too much Synonyms of tire debilitate, devitalize, enervate, enfeeble, etiolate, prostrate, sap, soften, weaken, wasteWords Related to tire cripple, disable, hamstring, incapacitate; deplete, depress, exhaust, impoverish, unman, wash out; damage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, invalid, lay up; break down, grind (down), wear down, wear out; paralyzeNear Antonyms of tire energize, invigorate, recruit, rejuvenate, vitalize; harden, season, toughenAntonyms of tire beef (up), fortify, strengthen

  2. 2 to make weary and restless by being dull or monotonous this long dry lecture will tire the audience if you don't insert some jokes into it Synonyms of tire jade, bore, wearyWords Related to tire pall; burn out, do in, drain, enervate, exhaust, fag, fatigue, tucker (out), wash out, wear, wear out; debilitate, disable, enfeeble; deject, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispiritNear Antonyms of tire activate, animate, energize, enliven, excite, galvanize, invigorate, stimulate, strengthen, vitalize; amuse, entertain; allure, attract, beguile, bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, hypnotize, mesmerize; monopolize, preoccupy; busy, immerse, involve, occupy; pump up, rally, rouse, stirAntonyms of tire absorb, busy, engage, engross, enthrall (or enthral), fascinate, grip, interest, intrigue

  3. 3 to use up all the physical energy of this pentathlon will tire all but the hardiest athletes Synonyms of tire break, burn out, bust, do in, do up, drain, fag, fatigue, frazzle, harass, kill, knock out, outwear, exhaust, tucker (out), wash out, wear, wear out, wearyWords Related to tire debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, sap, waste, weakenNear Antonyms of tire activate, energize, invigorate, rejuvenate, strengthen, vitalize; relax, rest, unwind

Synonym Discussion of tire

tire, weary, fatigue, exhaust, jade mean to make or become unable or unwilling to continue. tire implies a draining of one's strength or patience.
    • the long ride tired us out
weary stresses tiring until one is unable to endure more of the same thing.
    • wearied of the constant arguing
fatigue suggests great lassitude from excessive strain or undue effort.
    • fatigued by the day's chores
exhaust implies complete draining of strength by hard exertion.
    • shoveling snow exhausted him
jade suggests the loss of all freshness and eagerness.
    • appetites jaded by overindulgence


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