Share this entry


Synonyms of subside in English:


  • 1 wait until the storm subsides
    abate, let up, quiet down, calm, slacken (off), ease (up), relent, die down, recede, lessen, soften, diminish, decline, dwindle, weaken, fade, wane, ebb
    [Antonyms] intensify
  • 2 the floodwaters have subsided
    recede, ebb, fall, go down, get lower, abate
    [Antonyms] rise
  • 3 the volcano is gradually subsiding
    sink, settle, cave in, collapse, crumple, give way
  • Definition of subside in:

    Share this entry


    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources