Synonyms of ebb in English:

ebb


See definition of ebb

verb

1‘the tide ebbed in the afternoon’

SYNONYMS

recede, go out, retreat, flow back, draw back, fall back, fall away, abate, subside

rare retrocede

ANTONYMS

come in

2‘his courage began to ebb’

SYNONYMS

diminish, dwindle, wane, fade away, melt away, peter out, decline, die away, die down, die out, flag, let up, lessen, decrease, weaken, dissolve, disappear, come to an end

deteriorate, decay, degenerate

archaic remit

ANTONYMS

increase, intensify


noun

1‘the rocks were revealed by the ebb of the tide’

SYNONYMS

receding, going out, flowing back, retreat, retreating, drawing back, abating, subsiding

rare retrocession

2‘they welcomed the ebb of the fighting’

SYNONYMS

abatement, subsiding, easing, waning, dwindling, petering out, dying away, dying down, dying out, fading away, de-escalation, decrease, decline, diminution, diminishing, lessening

ANTONYMS

intensification