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synonyms for stifle

  • curb
  • muzzle
  • repress
  • silence
  • smother
  • squelch
  • strangle
  • suffocate
  • suppress
  • asphyxiate
  • burke
  • check
  • choke
  • constipate
  • cork
  • extinguish
  • gag
  • hush
  • kill
  • muffle
  • spike
  • squash
  • stagnate
  • stop
  • stultify
  • torpedo
  • trammel
  • black out
  • bring to screeching halt
  • choke back
  • clam up
  • clamp down
  • cover up
  • crack down
  • dry up
  • hold it down
  • hush up
  • put the lid on
  • shut up
  • sit on
See also synonyms for: stifled / stifling
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antonyms for stifle

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  • allow
  • encourage
  • free
  • let go
  • loose
  • release
  • aid
  • assist
  • bear
  • begin
  • create
  • help
  • start
  • persuade
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How to use stifle in a sentence

“I regret it, I regret it, I regret it,” she says now of her decision to stifle her voice.
WHEN FREE SPEECH CLASHES WITH KEEPING YOUR JOBKARLA MILLERJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When the Packers drafted Adams, he assumed their nearly 10-year difference in age would stifle their relationship.
ALL GREAT QBS ARE LINKED WITH GREAT RECEIVERS. AARON RODGERS FINALLY HAS HIS MATCH IN DAVANTE ADAMS.ADAM KILGOREJANUARY 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We felt that the nation was really stifled in every way by the Senators from Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina.
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It clearly showed that granting any one arbiter, especially the government, the power to determine truth and falsehood holds the potential to stifle the truth in another way.
WHAT THE 1798 SEDITION ACT GOT RIGHT — AND WHAT IT MEANS TODAYKAITLYN CARTERJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Edith Bunker kind of did as she was told, stifled herself when she was ordered to do so.
PAT LOUD, EARLY REALITY TV STAR AS MATRIARCH ON ‘AN AMERICAN FAMILY,’ DIES AT 94EMILY LANGERJANUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Then the season-long, 48-points thrill ride of Oklahoma got stifled, 35-7, in its conference title game against Kansas State, while No.
NICK SABAN CONTINUES A STRETCH UNMATCHED IN THE HISTORY OF COLLEGE FOOTBALLCHUCK CULPEPPERJANUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
I am 6-foot-1 and hope to lose 10 more pounds, but my goal is not to lower the number as much as it is to maintain good health and stifle obesity for the rest of my life.
TALLYING UP A YEAR OF LOSS: A LOT OF POUNDS, TOO MANY LOVED ONES, COUNTLESS CONNECTIONSJERRY BREWERDECEMBER 27, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Critics say the move could stifle the emerging industry known as “decentralized finance” and complain that the 15-day comment period for the proposed rule—which will span the holidays—is too short.
RIPPLE SAYS IT WILL BE SUED BY THE SEC, IN WHAT THE COMPANY CALLS A PARTING SHOT AT THE CRYPTO INDUSTRYJEFFDECEMBER 22, 2020FORTUNE
Adam Cohen, the company’s director of economic policy, said the search giant’s business practices reflect a desire to deliver more information to consumers — not stifle competitors.
NEARLY 40 STATES SUE GOOGLE ALLEGING SEARCH MANIPULATION, MARKING THE THIRD ANTITRUST SALVO AGAINST THE TECH GIANTTONY ROMMDECEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The Tigers’ defense has been a strength, holding opponents to about 50 points per game, and it stifled Maryland.
MARYLAND STRUGGLES FROM THE START AND IS STIFLED BY CLEMSON IN ACC/BIG TEN CHALLENGEEMILY GIAMBALVODECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
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WORDS RELATED TO STIFLE

  • choke
  • drown
  • smother
  • stifle
  • strangle
  • strangulate
  • suffocate
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