Synonyms of cover in English:

cover


See definition of cover

verb

1‘Jack covered the children with the blanket’

SYNONYMS

put something on top of, place something over, place under cover

protect, shield, shelter

envelop, enfold, engulf, enclose, tuck, cup, surround, house, sink, embed, bury, submerge, immerse

ANTONYMS

reveal

2‘his car was covered in mud’

SYNONYMS

cake, coat, encrust, plaster, spread thickly, smother, daub, smear, bedaub, overspread

literary besmear

3‘snow covered the fields’

SYNONYMS

blanket, overlay, overspread, carpet, overlie, extend over, layer, coat, film, submerge

literary mantle, pave

4‘the scheme covers six local libraries’

SYNONYMS

include, involve, take in, deal with, contain, comprise, provide for, embrace, embody, incorporate, subsume, refer to, consider

5‘the trial was covered by a range of newspapers’

SYNONYMS

report, write up, write about, describe, commentate on, tell of, give an account of, write an account of, broadcast details of, publish details of, investigate, look into, enquire into

6‘he turned on the radio to cover their conversation’

SYNONYMS

mask, disguise, obscure, hide, stop something being overheard, muffle, stifle, smother

camouflage, blot out, cloak, veil, shroud, swathe, secrete, envelop

literary enshroud

7‘if the sergeant wants to know where you are, I'll cover for you’

SYNONYMS

give an alibi to, provide with an alibi, shield, protect

informal alibi

ANTONYMS

give away

8‘they could train an extra secretary to cover for others who are on holiday or sick leave’

SYNONYMS

stand in for, fill in for, act as stand-in for, deputize for, act as deputy for, substitute for, act as substitute for, take over from, double for, be a substitute for

replace, relieve, take the place of, act in place of, do duty for, do a locum for, be a locum for, sit in for, understudy

hold the fort, step into the breach

informal sub for, fill someone's boots, fill someone's shoes

North American informal pinch-hit for

9‘can you make enough to cover your costs?’

SYNONYMS

offset, counterbalance, balance, cancel out, make up for, pay back, pay, pay for, be enough for, fund, finance, make up, have enough money for, provide for

10‘your home is covered against damage and loss’

SYNONYMS

insure, protect, secure, underwrite, provide insurance for, assure, indemnify

11‘we covered ten miles each day’

SYNONYMS

travel, journey, go, do, put behind one, get under one's belt, travel over, pass over, journey across, journey over, traverse, cross, go across, make one's way across, range over, tramp over


noun

1‘a dust cover for the keyboard’

SYNONYMS

sleeve, wrapping, wrapper, covering, envelope, sheath, sheathing, housing, jacket, casing, cowling

awning, tarpaulin

lid, top, cap

2‘a book cover’

SYNONYMS

binding, case

boards

jacket, dust jacket, dust cover, wrapper

3‘she pulled the covers up over her head’

SYNONYMS

bedclothes, bedding, sheets, blankets, linen

duvet, quilt, eiderdown

bedspread, counterpane

"covers"

4‘a thick cover of snow’

SYNONYMS

coating, coat, covering, layer, carpet, blanket, overlay, topping, dusting, cloak, mantle, canopy, film, sheet, veneer, crust, surface, skim, skin, thickness, deposit, veil, pall, shroud

5‘panicking onlookers ran for cover’

SYNONYMS

shelter, protection, refuge, hiding, concealment, housing, sanctuary

shield, defence, haven, hiding place

6‘there is considerable game cover around the lake’

SYNONYMS

undergrowth, vegetation, shrubbery, greenery, ground cover, underwood, copsewood, brushwood, brush, scrub, underscrub

woodland, forest, jungle

bushes, plants

covert, thicket, copse, coppice

North American underbrush, underbush, shin-tangle

British dialect frith

archaic rone

rare herbage, verdure

7‘the company was a cover for an international swindle’

SYNONYMS

front, facade, smokescreen, screen, blind, deception, camouflage, disguise, mask, cloak, pretext, masquerade, feint

8‘your policy already provides cover against damage by subsidence’

SYNONYMS

insurance, protection, security, assurance, indemnification, indemnity, compensation

9‘the information you requested is being sent under separate cover’

SYNONYMS

envelope, wrapper, package

wrapping, packaging


Phrases

    cover something up

      ‘the government has repeatedly tried to cover up the army's role’

      SYNONYMS

      conceal, hide

      keep secret, hush up, keep dark, draw a veil over, suppress, sweep under the carpet, gloss over

      informal

      whitewash, keep a lid on, keep the lid on

      ANTONYMS

      expose