Synonyms for garble
- tamper with
Antonyms for garble
- clear up
- leave alone
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GARBLE
It will put his case as it is, not as others might garble it, and will obtain the sympathy of all.'
He stood on the brim of Garble's lake, shallow and artificial as his past life had been.
So too to garble was once to cleanse from dross and dirt, as grocers do their spices, to pick or cull out.
As it is dangerous to garble law papers, we shall lay the document before the public just as it appeared.
The garbeller had the right to enter any shop or warehouse to view and search for drugs, and to garble and cleanse them.
We regret to be compelled to garble in our extract so fine a passage of writing.
He is of the same opinion to the end, you see, although he has been obliged to cloak and garble that opinion for political ends.
I had rather consult the papers for myself: for I should not garble them, taking just what suited me, but should read the whole.
At the very least, if he must garble, let him garble rhythmically, and not add splay feet to spoiled force.
He may refuse to publish improper articles, but he may not garble and misrepresent them without incurring reproof.
early 15c., "to inspect and remove refuse from (spices)," from Anglo-French garbeler "to sift" (late 14c.), from Medieval Latin and Italian garbellare, from Arabic gharbala "to sift and select spices," related to kirbal "sieve," perhaps from Late Latin cribellum, diminutive of Latin cribrum "sieve" (see crisis). Apparently a widespread word among Mediterranean traders (cf. Italian garbellare, Spanish garbillo); sense of "mix up, confuse, distort language" (by selecting some things and omitting others) first recorded 1680s. Related: Garbled; garbling.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GARBLE
- cover up
- doctor up
- dress up
- gloss over
- make like
- make up
- put on a false front
- put on a front
- put on an act
- put up a front
- touch up
- wear cheaters
- make out like
- phony up
- put one on
- trump up