Synonyms of hammer in English:

hammer


See definition of hammer

noun

1‘they work the stone with hammer and chisel’

SYNONYMS

mallet, beetle, gavel


verb

1‘the alloy is hammered into a circular shape’

SYNONYMS

beat, forge, shape, form, mould, fashion, make

2‘Sally hammered at the door’

SYNONYMS

batter, pummel, beat, bang, pound

strike, hit, knock on, thump on

cudgel, bludgeon, club, pelt, assail, thwack

informal bash, wallop, clobber, whack

3‘they have been hammering away at their non-smoking campaign’

SYNONYMS

work hard, labour, slog away, plod away, grind away, slave away, work like a Trojan, work like a dog, keep one's nose to the grindstone

persist with, persevere with, keep on with, press on with, not cease from

informal stick at, peg away at, beaver away at, plug away at, work one's socks off on, sweat blood for, soldier on with, kill oneself with

British informal graft away at

rare drudge away at

ANTONYMS

give up on, abandon

4‘anti-racism had been hammered into her’

SYNONYMS

drum, instil, inculcate, knock, drive, din

drive home to, impress upon, teach repeatedly to, reiterate to

ingrain

5‘he got hammered for an honest mistake’

SYNONYMS

criticize, censure, attack, condemn, castigate, chastise, lambaste, pillory, reprimand, rebuke, admonish, remonstrate with, take to task, haul over the coals, berate, reproach, reprove

knock, slam, lay into, roast, cane, blast, bawl out, dress down

British carpet, slate, slag off, monster, rollick

North American chew out, ream out, pummel, cut up

NZ Australian bag

rare excoriate, objurgate, reprehend

ANTONYMS

praise

6‘we have hammered them twice this season’

SYNONYMS

trounce, defeat, beat, beat hollow, worst, best, overwhelm, rout, annihilate, bring someone to their knees

thrash, clobber, lick, demolish, slaughter, murder, paste, pound, drub, give someone a drubbing, wipe the floor with, take to the cleaners, run rings round, walk all over, make mincemeat of, turn something inside out

British stuff, marmalize

North American shellac, cream, skunk, blow out

US own

ANTONYMS

lose to


Phrases

    hammer something out

      ‘the area chairmen hammered out a national plan’

      SYNONYMS

      thrash out, work out, agree on, sort out, decide on, bring about, effect, produce, broker, negotiate, reach an agreement on, come to terms about, come to a decision on, come to a satisfactory conclusion on, form a resolution about

      ANTONYMS

      fail to agree about