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See definition of gentles on Dictionary.com
  • as insubdue
  • as intame
  • as inbreak in
  • as indulcify
  • as indomesticate

synonyms for gentles

  • conquer
  • crush
  • extinguish
  • humble
  • overcome
  • overpower
  • quell
  • repress
  • restrain
  • suppress
  • tame
  • temper
  • break
  • check
  • control
  • defeat
  • discipline
  • dominate
  • drop
  • gentle
  • mellow
  • overrun
  • quash
  • quench
  • quiet
  • quieten
  • reduce
  • soften
  • squelch
  • subjugate
  • trample
  • vanquish
  • bear down
  • beat down
  • break in
  • get the better of
  • get the upper hand
  • get under control
  • put down
  • shut down
  • tone down
  • triumph over
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antonyms for gentles

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  • aggravate
  • agitate
  • build up
  • encourage
  • let go
  • lose
  • praise
  • release
  • surrender
  • yield
  • aid
  • allow
  • assist
  • give up
  • help
  • liberate
  • permit
  • start
  • strengthen
  • arouse
  • incite
  • rouse
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    How to use gentles in a sentence

    Mickle thocht we o' the gentles ayont the sea, an' sair grat we for a' frien's we kent lang syne in oor ain countree.
    PENELOPE'S EXPERIENCES IN SCOTLANDKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
    His father's people were of the noblesse of the robe, country gentles; his mother a cousin of the two dukes Rochefoucauld.
    THE RED CITYS. WEIR MITCHELL
    Yes, gentles and people, I commend this plaque to your careful attention.
    ROGER THE BOLDF. S. BRERETON
    There, gentles and his worship the governor, come closer and look.
    ROGER THE BOLDF. S. BRERETON
    He considers maggots (gentles) an admirable diet, and he gave me a valuable hint about them.
    DOG BREAKINGWILLIAM NELSON HUTCHINSON
    Well, I dunno the meaning of that—maybe it's a word you gentles gives to the things you can't explain.
    FIFTY-TWO STORIES FOR GIRLSVARIOUS
    John Denny at once told me he had signed on as cook, but added quaintly: "I have never cooked for gentles."
    SPORT IN VANCOUVER AND NEWFOUNDLANDJOHN ROGERS
    Gentles they are, who have but escaped from the hands of the Burgundians, having been prisoners for many months.
    JOAN OF ARCLUCY FOSTER MADISON
    How both gentles and peasants acted can be exactly known through the Archives of Eu.
    LOUIS XIV AND LA GRANDE MADEMOISELLEARVEDE BARINE
    The larv of the blow-fly are well known to the angler, who uses them for bait, and calls them gentles.
    AN ELEMENTARY TEXT-BOOK OF THE MICROSCOPEJOHN WILLIAM GRIFFITH
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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