Synonyms of fade in English:

fade


See definition of fade

verb

1‘the paintwork has faded and peeled’

SYNONYMS

become pale, grow pale, pale, become bleached, become washed out, lose colour, decolour, decolorize, discolour

dull, dim, grow dull, grow dim, lose lustre

ANTONYMS

brighten

2‘sunlight had faded the picture’

SYNONYMS

bleach, wash out, make pale, decolour, decolorize, blanch, whiten

dull, discolour, dim, etiolate

ANTONYMS

enhance, brighten

3‘remove the flower heads as they fade’

SYNONYMS

wither, wilt, droop, shrivel, decay, die, perish

technical become marcescent

rare etiolate

4‘the afternoon light began to fade’

SYNONYMS

dim, grow dim, grow faint, grow feeble, fail, dwindle, grow less, die away, wane, disappear, vanish, decline, dissolve, peter out, melt away, evanesce

ANTONYMS

increase

5‘the industry was fading away’

SYNONYMS

decline, die out, diminish, deteriorate, degenerate, decay, crumble, collapse, fail, fall, sink, slump, slip, slide, go downhill, go to rack and ruin

informal go to pot, go to the dogs, go down the toilet, go down the tubes, hit the skids

NZ Australian informal go to the pack

rare retrograde

ANTONYMS

thrive