Synonyms of stifle in English:

stifle


See definition of stifle

verb

1‘people in the streets were stifled by the fumes’

SYNONYMS

suffocate, choke, asphyxiate

smother

2‘Eleanor stifled a giggle’

SYNONYMS

suppress, smother, restrain, keep back, hold back, hold in, fight back, choke back, gulp back, withhold, check, keep in check, swallow, muffle, quench, curb, silence, contain, bottle up

bite one's lip, cork up

ANTONYMS

let out

3‘high taxes were stifling private enterprise’

SYNONYMS

constrain, hinder, hamper, impede, hold back, curb, check, restrain, prevent, inhibit

put an end to, put an stop to, stop, quash, squash, stamp out, destroy, crush, extinguish, deaden, damp down, subdue, suppress, repress

silence, muffle, mute, gag

ANTONYMS

encourage