Synonyms of stifle in English:

stifle

verb

  • 1 she stifled him with a pillow
  • 2 Eleanor stifled a giggle
    suppress, smother, restrain, fight back, choke back, gulp back, check, swallow, curb, silence
    [Antonyms] let out
  • 3 cartels stifle competition
    constrain, hinder, hamper, impede, hold back, curb, check, restrain, prevent, inhibit, suppress
    [Antonyms] encourage
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