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  • as inpredominate
  • as insubdue

synonyms for get the upper hand

  • hold sway
  • command
  • dominate
  • domineer
  • govern
  • manage
  • outweigh
  • overrule
  • overshadow
  • preponderate
  • prevail
  • reign
  • rule
  • tell
  • carry weight

antonyms for get the upper hand

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  • follow
  • serve
  • submit
  • surrender
  • yield
  • 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 get the upper hand in a sentence

“Perhaps you do not speak my language,” she said in Urdu, the tongue most frequently heard in Upper India.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
After relievedly giving the pistol to the nearest soldier, he stumbled quickly over to Brion and took his hand.
SENSE OF OBLIGATIONHENRY MAXWELL DEMPSEY (AKA HARRY HARRISON)
She is quite true, but not wise, and your left hand must not know what your right hand is doing.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
The aged woman made no reply; her eyes still studied Ramona's face, and she still held her hand.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
He came to the top of the stairs with a lamp in his hand, and wanted to know what the rumpus was about.
THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
On the upper part of the stem the whorls are very close together, but they are more widely separated at the lower portion.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
She was holding the back of her chair with one hand; her loose sleeve had slipped almost to the shoulder of her uplifted arm.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
Not a word now,” cried Longcluse harshly, extending his hand quickly towards him; “I may do that which can't be undone.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Mr. Jones swung round a large iron key he held in his hand, and light dawned upon him.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO GET THE UPPER HAND

  • carry weight
  • command
  • dominate
  • domineer
  • get the upper hand
  • govern
  • hold sway
  • manage
  • outweigh
  • overrule
  • overshadow
  • preponderate
  • prevail
  • reign
  • rule
  • tell
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.