Synonyms of water in English:

water


See definition of water

noun

1‘a glass of water’

SYNONYMS

aqua

technical H2O

rare Adam's ale

2‘he had a house down by the water’

SYNONYMS

sea, ocean

lake, loch, pond, pool, reservoir

river

ANTONYMS

land


verb

1‘he told me to water the plants’

SYNONYMS

sprinkle, moisten, dampen, wet, spray, splash

soak, douse, souse, drench, saturate, flood, waterlog

water down

archaic sodden

ANTONYMS

dry out, parch

2‘Ralph's eyes were watering’

SYNONYMS

moisten, exude water, become wet, leak

cry, weep

salivate

3‘he was accused of watering the claret’


Phrases

    get into hot/deep water

      ‘whenever we spoke out, we got into hot water’

      SYNONYMS

      be severely reprimanded, be upbraided, be scolded, get a scolding, be admonished, be castigated, be rebuked, be chastised, be censured, be criticized severely, be taken to task, get into trouble, be hauled over the coals

      catch it, get what for, be told off, get hell, get into shtook, get a dressing-down, get an earful, get a roasting, get a rocket, get a rollicking, get a rap over the knuckles, get a slap on the wrist

    hold water

      ‘there are times when this theory just does not hold water’

      SYNONYMS

      be tenable, ring true, bear examination, bear scrutiny, survive investigation, make sense, work out, stand up, hold up, be convincing, be plausible, be verifiable, be provable, be sound

      ANTONYMS

      fall down

    water something down

      1‘staff at the club had watered down the drinks’

      SYNONYMS

      dilute, add water to, water, make thin, make thinner, weaken, make weak, make weaker

      adulterate, doctor, taint, mix

      informal

      cut

      water

      2‘in the end the proposals were considerably watered down’

      SYNONYMS

      moderate, temper, qualify, mitigate, mute, mellow, tone down, soften

      subdue, curb, tame, calm, bridle

      understate, underemphasize, play down, soft-pedal, downplay

      ANTONYMS

      enhance, strengthen

      water