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[ skat-er ]SEE DEFINITION OF scatter

Synonyms for scatter

  • discard
  • distribute
  • divide
  • fling
  • litter
  • pour
  • shatter
  • shower
  • spray
  • spread
  • sprinkle
  • besprinkle
  • broadcast
  • cast
  • derange
  • diffuse
  • disband
  • dispel
  • disseminate
  • dissipate
  • disunite
  • diverge
  • expend
  • intersperse
  • migrate
  • part
  • scramble
  • separate
  • set
  • sever
  • shed
  • sow
  • spend
  • sunder
  • disject
  • put to flight
  • run away
  • set asunder
  • split up
  • take off in all directions
  • throw around
  • throw out
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Antonyms for scatter

  • collect
  • gather
  • hold
  • keep
  • maintain
  • retain
  • accumulate
  • combine
  • join
  • receive
  • save
  • unite
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SCATTER

Scatter the fires at once and extinguish the blazing brands.

Scatter the redcoats, drive them off the island, hurl them into the river!

Scatter my ashes to all the winds—spread them through all seas.

I could sing 'Scatter seeds of kindness' and 'Yield not to temptation.'

Our motto is "Scatter Sunshine," and our song is the prettiest music I ever heard.

Scatter the things anywhere that they will lodge, as soon as they are higher than the dam.

Scatter that seed upon the waters, and doubt not of the harvest!

Scatter a few tufts of the winter Aconite beneath it, and leave them alone.

Scatter their fleets by thy tempests at sea, and destroy their armies on land!

Scatter all the rails, plates, and ties down our side of the slope.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-12c. (transitive), possibly a northern English variant of Middle English schateren (see shatter), reflecting Norse influence. Intransitive sense from early 15c. Related: Scattered; scattering. As a noun from 1640s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SCATTER

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