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vent

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of vent

  1. 1 to find emotional release for vented her anger and then quickly calmed down Synonyms of vent loose, release, unleash, take outWords Related to vent act out; air, express, state, ventilate, voiceNear Antonyms of vent control, govern, handle, manage; bridle, check, constrain, contain, curb, hold back, pull in, quell, rein (in), restrain, smother, tame; allay, lull, quiet, soothe, still; choke, inhibit, muffle, pocket, repress, stifle, strangle, swallowAntonyms of vent bottle (up), repress, suppress

  2. 2 to make known (as an idea, emotion, or opinion) vented his opinions freely and loudly at town meetings Synonyms of vent air, expound, give, look, raise, sound, state, express, ventilate, voiceWords Related to vent advertise, announce, declare, enounce, enunciate, proclaim, say; broadcast, circulate, disseminate, publish; describe, write, write up; sound off, speak out, speak up; chime in; communicate, convey, put across, put over; offer, submitNear Antonyms of vent censor, restrain, restrictAntonyms of vent stifle, suppress

  3. 3 to throw or give off a clothes dryer venting steam Synonyms of vent cast, discharge, emanate, evolve, exhale, expel, expire [archaic], give out, irradiate, issue, radiate, release, send (out), shoot, throw out, emitWords Related to vent eliminate, evacuate, excrete, exude, ooze, secrete; eject, erupt, gush, jet, outpour, pour, spew, spout, spray, spurt, squirtNear Antonyms of vent absorb, inhale, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take up

Synonym Discussion of vent

express, vent, utter, voice, broach, air mean to make known what one thinks or feels. express suggests an impulse to reveal in words, gestures, actions, or what one creates or produces.
    • expressed her feelings in music
vent stresses a strong inner compulsion to express especially in words.
    • a tirade venting his frustration
utter implies the use of the voice not necessarily in articulate speech.
    • utter a groan
voice does not necessarily imply vocal utterance but does imply expression or formulation in words.
    • an editorial voicing their concerns
broach adds the implication of disclosing for the first time something long thought over or reserved for a suitable occasion.
    • broached the subject of a divorce
air implies an exposing or parading of one's views often in order to gain relief or sympathy or attention.
    • publicly airing their differences

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