Synonyms of lift in English:

lift


See definition of lift

verb

1‘holding the sling in your left hand, lift the pack on to your back’

SYNONYMS

raise, hoist, heave, haul up, uplift, heft, boost, raise aloft, raise up, upraise, elevate, thrust, hold high, bear aloft

pick up, grab, take up, scoop up, gather up, snatch up

winch up, jack up, lever up

carry, manhandle

informal hump

rare upheave

ANTONYMS

drop, put down

2‘a few cocktails had lifted his flagging spirits’

SYNONYMS

boost, raise, buoy up, elevate, give a lift to, cheer up, perk up, enliven, uplift, brighten up, lighten, ginger up, gladden, encourage, stimulate, arouse, revive, restore

informal buck up, jazz up

ANTONYMS

subdue

3‘they seem able to lift their game for the big occasions’

SYNONYMS

improve, boost, enhance, make better, invigorate, revitalize, upgrade, ameliorate

ANTONYMS

worsen, impair

4‘by now the fog had lifted’

SYNONYMS

clear, rise, disperse, dissipate, disappear, vanish, dissolve, be dispelled, thin out, scatter

ANTONYMS

appear

5‘a draft law lifting the ban on political parties’

SYNONYMS

cancel, raise, remove, withdraw, revoke, rescind, annul, void, discontinue, countermand, relax, end, stop, terminate

ANTONYMS

establish, impose

6‘the end of September is the time to lift and store carrots’

SYNONYMS

dig up, pick, pull up, dig out of the ground, root out, unearth, take up

ANTONYMS

plant, sow

7‘they needed far more supplies than the RAF could lift in the required time scale’

SYNONYMS

airlift, transport by air, transport, move, transfer, fly, convey, shift

8‘he lifted his voice slightly’

SYNONYMS

amplify, raise, make louder, louden, increase

ANTONYMS

soften, quieten

9‘he lifted portions of his book nearly verbatim from a 1986 article’

SYNONYMS

plagiarize, pirate, copy, reproduce, poach, steal, borrow

crib, rip off, nick, pinch

10‘he could lift a wallet better than anyone I've ever known’

SYNONYMS

steal, thieve, rob, pilfer, purloin, pocket, snatch, take, appropriate, abstract, help oneself to

swipe, nab, filch, snaffle, blag, walk off with, liberate, rip something off

British pinch, nick, half-inch, whip, knock off, trouser

North American glom

West Indian tief


noun

1‘Alice went up to the second floor in the lift’

SYNONYMS

elevator, hoist

paternoster, paternoster lift

dumb waiter

2‘give me a lift up, Martha’

SYNONYMS

push, hoist, heave, thrust, shove, uplift, a helping hand

3‘he gave me a lift to the airport’

SYNONYMS

car ride, ride, run, drive, transportation, journey

informal hitch

4‘he scored an excellent goal, which will give his confidence a real lift’

SYNONYMS

boost, fillip, pick-me-up, stimulus, impetus, encouragement, spur, reassurance, aid, help, push

improvement, enhancement, upgrading, amelioration

informal shot in the arm

ANTONYMS

discouragement


Phrases

    lift off

      ‘the helicopters lifted off at 1030 hours’

      SYNONYMS

      take off, be launched, blast off, leave the ground, become airborne, take to the air, take wing

      ANTONYMS

      land, touch down