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stifle

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  • verbprevent, restrain
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Synonyms for stifle

verb prevent, restrain
  • 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

Antonyms for stifle

  • allow
  • encourage
  • free
  • let go
  • loose
  • release
  • aid
  • assist
  • bear
  • begin
  • create
  • help
  • start
  • persuade
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

More words related to stifle

asphyxiate

verb. cut off air
  • choke
  • drown
  • smother
  • stifle
  • strangle
  • strangulate
  • suffocate

black out

verb. lose consciousness

blacked out

verb. lose consciousness

choke

verb. smother, block

choked

verb. smother, block

choking

verb. smother, block
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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