# be afraid

Synonyms for *be afraid*

- accept
- conclude
- consider
- estimate
- expect
- guess
- infer
- presume
- speculate
- suspect
- think
- understand
- ascertain
- conjecture
- deduce
- deem
- divine
- fancy
- find
- gather
- hypothesize
- imagine
- judge
- posit
- postulate
- predicate
- presuppose
- suppose
- surmise
- theorize
- be inclined to think
- count upon
- fall for
- get the idea
- have a hunch
- have sneaking suspicion

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Antonyms for *be afraid*

- abstain
- disbelieve
- discard
- disregard
- forget
- ignore
- misunderstand
- neglect
- reject
- calculate
- know
- prove
- doubt
- leave
- let alone
- not believe
- not do
- not take

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## MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BE AFRAID

### anticipate

verbexpect; predict- assume
- await
- bargain for
- be afraid
- conjecture
- count chickens
- count on
- cross the bridge
- divine
- entertain
- figure
- forecast
- foresee
- foretaste
- foretell
- have a hunch
- hope for
- jump the gun
- look for
- look forward to
- plan on
- prepare for
- prevision
- prognosticate
- promise oneself
- prophesy
- see
- see coming
- see in the cards
- suppose
- visualize
- wait
- wait for

### anticipates

verbexpect; predict- assume
- await
- bargain for
- be afraid
- conjecture
- count chickens
- count on
- cross the bridge
- divine
- entertain
- figure
- forecast
- foresee
- foretaste
- foretell
- have a hunch
- hope for
- jump the gun
- look for
- look forward to
- plan on
- prepare for
- prevision
- prognosticate
- promise oneself
- prophesy
- see
- see coming
- see in the cards
- suppose
- visualize
- wait
- wait for

### anticipating

verbexpect; predict- assume
- await
- bargain for
- be afraid
- conjecture
- count chickens
- count on
- cross the bridge
- divine
- entertain
- figure
- forecast
- foresee
- foretaste
- foretell
- have a hunch
- hope for
- jump the gun
- look for
- look forward to
- plan on
- prepare for
- prevision
- prognosticate
- promise oneself
- prophesy
- see
- see coming
- see in the cards
- suppose
- visualize
- wait
- wait for

### assume

verbbelieve, take for granted- accept
- ascertain
- be afraid
- be inclined to think
- conclude
- conjecture
- consider
- count upon
- deduce
- deem
- divine
- estimate
- expect
- fall for
- fancy
- find
- gather
- get the idea
- guess
- have a hunch
- have sneaking suspicion
- hypothesize
- imagine
- infer
- judge
- posit
- postulate
- predicate
- presume
- presuppose
- speculate
- suppose
- surmise
- suspect
- theorize
- think
- understand

### assumes

verbbelieve, take for granted- accept
- ascertain
- be afraid
- be inclined to think
- conclude
- conjecture
- consider
- count upon
- deduce
- deem
- divine
- estimate
- expect
- fall for
- fancy
- find
- gather
- get the idea
- guess
- have a hunch
- have sneaking suspicion
- hypothesize
- imagine
- infer
- judge
- posit
- postulate
- predicate
- presume
- presuppose
- speculate
- suppose
- surmise
- suspect
- theorize
- think
- understand

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the
Philip Lief Group.