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[ suhb-sahyd ]SEE DEFINITION OF subside

Synonyms for subside

  • abate
  • descend
  • diminish
  • dwindle
  • ease
  • ease off
  • ebb
  • melt
  • peter out
  • recede
  • slacken
  • wane
  • collapse
  • de-escalate
  • decline
  • drop
  • fall
  • lower
  • lull
  • moderate
  • quieten
  • settle
  • sink
  • taper
  • cave in
  • die away
  • let up
  • level off
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Antonyms for subside

  • develop
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • grow
  • increase
  • prolong
  • rise
  • ascend
  • go up
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SUBSIDE

Here the Colonel paused to wait for the shouting and the hat-throwing to subside.

Nevertheless, the excitement created by the draft did not subside at once.

But for all that his exaltation did not subside, but assumed a higher pitch.

My brother has money of his own, enough to subside on comf'tably, if he wanted to do it.

She waited motionless, till his passion should subside, still holding his hands.

"I got another, so you just subside a lot," commanded Alfred, recocking his six-shooter.

"Just tell her to subside, a la Leslie Cairns," suggested Helen.

No sooner had he said this to himself than the storm began to subside.

The tidal wave of progress, once repulsed, is not likely to subside forever.

Again the parson's eye gleamed and this time did not subside.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, "to sink to the bottom," from Latin subsidere "settle, sink, sit down or remain," from sub "down" (see sub-) + sidere "to settle," related to sedere (see sedentary). Meaning "to sink to a lower level, be reduced" is from 1706. Related: Subsided; subsiding.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SUBSIDE

abate

verblessen, grow or cause to grow less

blow over

verbdisappear slowly
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.
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