Synonyms of fill in English:

fill


See definition of fill

verb

1‘he filled a bowl with breakfast cereal’

SYNONYMS

become full, make full, fill up, fill to the brim, fill to overflowing, top up, charge, load, load up, pack

ANTONYMS

empty

2‘guests filled the parlour’

SYNONYMS

crowd, throng, pack, pack into, jam, occupy all of, press into, squeeze into, cram, cram into

overcrowd, congest, overfill

3‘he began filling his shelves with a selection of beers’

SYNONYMS

stock, pack, load

supply, furnish, provide, replenish, restock, refill

4‘fill all the holes with a wood-repair compound’

SYNONYMS

block up, bung up, stop, stop up, plug, seal, caulk, close, clog, clog up, choke, obstruct, occlude, dam up

ANTONYMS

unblock, open

5‘the perfume filled the room’

SYNONYMS

pervade, spread through, spread throughout, permeate, suffuse, be diffused through, diffuse through, imbue, penetrate, pass through, infuse, perfuse, extend throughout, be disseminated through, flow through, run through, saturate, impregnate

6‘he was going to fill a government post’

SYNONYMS

occupy, hold, take up, be in, have

informal hold down

7‘we filled a big order for a Yorkshire company’

SYNONYMS

carry out, complete, fulfil, execute, perform, implement, discharge, bring about

rare effectuate


Phrases

    fill in

      ‘I'm going to fill in for Jim on the project’

      SYNONYMS

      substitute, deputize, stand in, cover, provide cover, take over, act, act as deputy, act as stand-in, sit in, act as understudy, understudy, be a proxy, act as locum tenens

      take the place of

      informal

      sub, fill someone's boots, fill someone's shoes, step into someone's boots, step into someone's shoes

      North American informal

      pinch-hit

    fill someone in

      ‘Iain filled me in on the essential details’

      SYNONYMS

      inform of, advise of, tell about, notify of, acquaint with, apprise of, brief on, enlighten about, update with, bring up to date about, make conversant with, report to about

      informal

      put wise about, put in the picture about, clue in about, bring up to speed on, tip off about

    fill something in

      ‘he filled in all the forms’

      SYNONYMS

      complete, answer, fill up

      North American

      fill out

    fill out

      ‘she had filled out a little since Sarah had last seen her’

      SYNONYMS

      grow fatter, become plumper, become rounder, flesh out, put on weight, gain weight, get heavier

    fill something out

      1‘this account needs to be filled out by detailed evidence from local studies’

      SYNONYMS

      expand, enlarge, add to, round out, elaborate, add detail to, add substance to, flesh out, add flesh to, put flesh on the bones of

      supplement, reinforce, extend, broaden, develop, amplify

      2‘he filled out the requisite forms’

      SYNONYMS

      complete, answer, fill up

      British

      fill in