Synonyms and Antonyms of vent

  1. 1 to find emotional release for vented her anger and then quickly calmed down Synonyms loose, release, unleash, take outRelated Words act out; air, express, state, ventilate, voiceNear Antonyms 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 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 air, expound, give, look, raise, sound, state, express, ventilate, voiceRelated Words 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 censor, restrain, restrictAntonyms stifle, suppress

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

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to criticize severely

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