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subside

Synonyms of subside in English:

verb

  • 1 I'll wait a few minutes until the storm subsides his anger subsided and he smiled
    abate, let up, moderate, quieten down, calm, lull, slacken (off), ease (up), relent, die down, die out, peter out, taper off, recede, lessen, soften, alleviate, attenuate, remit, diminish, decline, dwindle, weaken, fade, wane, ebb, still, cease, come to a stop, come to an end, terminate
    [Antonyms] intensify, worsen
  • 2 the ground was still waterlogged after the flood had subsided
    recede, ebb, fall back, flow back, fall away, fall, go down, get lower, sink, sink lower;
    abate, diminish
    rare retrocede
    [Antonyms] rise
  • 3 the molten core of a volcano subsides into the earth
    sink, sink back, settle, cave in, fall in, collapse, crumple, give way, drop down, sag, slump
  • 4 Sarah subsided into a chair
    slump, flop, sink, sag, slouch, loll, fall back, collapse, settle
    informal flump, plonk oneself, plop oneself
    [Antonyms] rise
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