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Synonyms of paint in English:


  • varnish
  • verb

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  • 1 simply paint the ceiling
    colour, apply paint to, decorate, tint, dye, stain, distemper, whitewash, emulsion, gloss, spray, spray-paint, airbrush, roller, coat, cover
  • 2 soldiers arrested three men who had been painting slogans on a wall
    daub, smear, plaster, spray, spray-paint, airbrush
  • 3 he was twelve when Modigliani painted him
  • 4 you paint a very stark picture of the suffering
    tell, recount, narrate, set forth/out, outline, sketch, detail, unfold, describe, depict, characterize, evoke, conjure up
  • Phrases

    paint the town red
    celebrate, carouse, enjoy oneself, make merry, have a good/wild time, party, have a party;
    North American  step out
    informal go out on the town, whoop it up, make whoopee, have a night on the tiles, live it up, have a ball, push the boat out
    dated go on a spree
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