Synonyms of fan in English

: fan1fan2

fan1


See definition of fan

noun

1‘his living room had a couple of ceiling fans’

SYNONYMS

air cooler, air conditioner, ventilator, blower, aerator

Indian punkah


verb

1‘she lifted a hand to fan her hot cheeks’

SYNONYMS

cool, air, aerate, blow, ventilate

freshen, refresh

2‘the article fanned the public's fear of nuclear radiation’

SYNONYMS

intensify, increase, agitate, inflame, exacerbate

stimulate, stir up, work up, whip up, incite, fuel, animate

ignite, kindle, trigger, spark, instigate, arouse, excite, provoke, foment

3‘the police squad fanned out with their weapons at the ready’

SYNONYMS

spread, open, branch, stretch

outspread, unfurl, unfold


Synonyms of fan in English

: fan1fan2

fan2


See definition of fan

noun

1‘a fan of classical violin music’

SYNONYMS

enthusiast, devotee, admirer, lover, addict

supporter, follower, disciple, adherent, backer, zealot, champion, votary

expert, connoisseur, aficionado

informal buff, fiend, freak, bug, nut, maniac, groupie, junkie

North American informal jock

British informal barmy army


Phrases

    fan the flames of

      ‘instead of being a calming force you fanned the flames of hostility’

      SYNONYMS

      stir up, whip up, encourage, incite, stoke up, fuel, kindle, ignite, inflame, stimulate, instigate, provoke, excite, arouse, awaken, waken, inspire, trigger, spark off, ferment, foment

      literary

      enkindle

      Variant spelling fan