Synonym of check

Alternative for check

checks, checked, checking

Synonym: bill, certificate, control, curb, mark, money, prove, restrain, stop, verify,

Verb

To examine, investigate, or make an inquiry into
examine study investigate test inspect monitor probe research scrutinise scrutinize establish analyse analyze ascertain certify confirm note scan survey dissect explore review verify vet audit case parse tell candle compare correct count ensure eyeball frisk prove quiz check out enquire about enquire into find out go into go through inquire into look at look into look over scout out take stock test out try out keep account look see make sure of work over give something a going-over give something a look-see give something a once-over give the once-over go over with a fine-tooth comb take a dekko at assess evaluate appraise search view inquire enquire consider go over question con peruse overlook take stock of oversee screen pore over eye look through size up sift check over canvass assay delve into dig into observe scope read query catechize try see weigh up check up on run over subject to an examination ask interrogate contemplate prospect look scrutinate weigh skim judge cast an eye over shake down double-check experiment with put to the test browse watch try on for size search into run through dig anatomize trial diagnose grill recce flick through sweep pump estimate sample interview substantiate peg experimentalize sift through cross-examine examine closely sweat try on cross-question glance over sound out put under a microscope carry out trials on hunt put something through its paces give a tryout make a trial run put through the wringer give the third degree run your eye over leaf through flip through scour clock comb delve reconnoiter regard grade feel gage debug measure gauge supervise validate demonstrate reconnoitre palpate superintend look something over surf give the once over read over reexamine size valuate pilot prove out stack up take a look at debrief match up get a load of scope out stare at gaze at look up and down inquire of seek an answer experiment skim through dip into put the screws on put through the mangle put questions to hunt through pick one's brains check up put the screws to put through the third degree put to the proof read through follow up ask about redact censor pursue balance find out about ask questions about make enquiries about interpret cut check into traverse report taste adjudicate deconstruct make inquiry ponder discuss tackle pass under review spot-check make enquiries as to pass through sit in worm something out of someone range over run hands over rake set an examination for sum up make enquiries into conduct investigations into apprise rate value bone up make enquiries snoop make inquiries into glass break down penetrate have a taste of give something a whirl give it a go winnow undersee pierce perlustrate seek suss out pry conduct an enquiry flash riffle riff rumble stare run something up the flagpole see how it flies see how wind blows send up a balloon run idea by someone run it up a flagpole put someone through their paces smoke behold body-search leave no stone unturned in go through with a fine-tooth comb delve in learn clarify determine prod skirr poke triangulate glance at summarise chart graph plot summarize put to trial field-test fool with play around with road-test carry out tests mess around conduct experiments do tests on conduct research test drive futz around turn over practice with carry out trials see to it take care make sure make certain have a look-see take a gander rummage around look at carefully scout have a tour of look round tour have a look round look around have a look around go on a tour of examine carefully get a bird's-eye view of map out look upon stake out eye up control for be in no doubt render burn up take the measure of notice fan go troubleshoot feel around press wade inquisition pat down body search put a question to request information request information of seek information of make inquiries feel out hit up enquire of roast seek information hit want to know needle regulate trawl reconsider put out feelers pop the question buzz test the waters pry into subject to an inspection kick the tires overhaul glance through wade through browse through thumb through re-examine third-degree bombard ferret around in rummage in root around in fossick through rifle through ferret in rummage through ferret about in turn inside out root about in give something a check-up strip down ask questions of give the third degree to ask pointed questions put on the hotseat chew over brainstorm think about mull over conduct an investigation into brood over conduct an enquiry into probe into try to get to the bottom of excogitate deliberate on look-see think over think through sort out inquisite debate dive into kick around decide on run down poke around nose around reflect on muse on meditate on think out turn ruminate deliberate cogitate meditate revolve perpend reckon spy bug tap figure entertain read into listen in search for read up on inquire about calculate wrestle with do research into be all ears make inquiries about think do research sift the evidence concerning search the evidence concerning have a look at calculate roughly compute pan deduce poke around in dive in give some thought to agonize over search through puzzle over give thought to dig deep predict conduct an inquiry into cerebrate on cogitate on have a think about sort through hash over dig deeper rummage stew over fossick leave no stone unturned prophesy ruminate on follow a line of investigation reflect upon forage turn upside down check something out chase up get back to sound pick at spy on make an observation of make a recce of burrow into talk about revise rehearse practice repeat reiterate revisit identify plumb open up wade into pick apart mine make a survey of dowse drill go after deliberate about put out a feeler carry out an inquest into hypothesize form dwell on make sense of picture hypothesise make figure out stop to consider take under consideration formulate envision contemplate on muse over ruminate about mind entertain the idea of deliberate upon rehash meditate upon think on track root dig down search high and low consult conduct research into look all round troll rake through rifle look high and low hunt around in peer ransack dig through dredge rummage around in turn out look all over for scrabble around in ferret consult the archives look up riffle through practise conduct a survey of do tests class petition seek answers frain hold out for put to the question search for answers raise question ask questions sweat it out of show curiosity solicit classify rank set revolve in one's mind turn over in one's mind guesstimate sieve challenge believe drain select fathom put through a sieve sort separate colander roust around in rootle around in clean surmise guess thrash out hash out hammer out dispute conjecture cover describe suppose account number scheme set a figure enumerate cipher cypher reason sum outline budget form opinion decide cast plan suspect expect tax raise doubts about oppugn impeach contest impugn object to demand answers cast aspersions on put out a feeler question write about commentate on broadcast details of write an account of give details of write up make an estimate of get the measure of roughly calculate budget for account for wiretap muckrake underseek

Verb

To verify or establish to one's satisfaction
confirm verify ascertain determine substantiate corroborate discover validate see find out make sure double-check ensure make certain establish discern identify learn insure divine figure out see to it work out check out size up pick up on check up on pick up take care be in no doubt distinguish uncover conceive judge detect assure assure yourself affirm be sure to guarantee certify do not forget to satisfy oneself reassure yourself recognize understand comprehend grasp appreciate perceive register cognize fathom deduce decide savvy intuit twig realize diagnose tell dig peg fix settle read suss recognise realise make out catch on to take in suss out tumble to get a fix on fathom out become aware of get to know cotton on to catch on come to know get on to get the hang of look-see wise up get down pat pin down latch on to make certain of get down cold get apprehend know assimilate get the picture get the message sense catch decipher behold decode compass cotton to follow seize get the drift of make sense of note spot puzzle out interpret grok get to the bottom of find make head or tail of get the drift unearth get it be aware of get one's head around conceive of notice describe unravel make absorb finger pinpoint digest place envisage get the point of keep up with flag name isolate separate tag observe point out decide on diagnosticate ID tab settle on button down pick out put one's finger on gather conclude stumble on become aware track have an aha moment get the idea have knowledge of cotton on infer hit on become cognizant of crack take on board see the light get your head round get the idea of list mention figure add up contrive come upon have a hunch descry glean construe clinch be sure get one's mind around become conscious of be cognizant of be wise to latch onto get the message about get the picture about nose out hit upon be certain know for certain rumble get the point tap into acquire ken pierce pick up what someone is putting down see daylight make sense see the light about latch on wrap one's mind around see into get a grip be aware be familiar with be au fait with take meaning translate master be with it take on penetrate get wise have a handle on piece together click with wrap one's mind round envision remember recall recollect locate feel catch on to the fact flash feature copy pin get vibrations feel in one's bones know again put the finger on put a name to label select call to mind single out analyze ferret out know by sight formal mark out key make up your mind on card key out determinate analyse

Verb

To slow the growth or progress of, or to keep under control
arrest stop halt inhibit curb bar control delay impede obstruct thwart restrain retard stem foil frustrate limit stall stay suppress bridle hamper hold up neutralise neutralize pause prevent rein stifle block catch constrain contain cut short hinder interrupt muffle reduce smother squelch still swallow terminate bottleneck counteract fight back govern hold hold back moderate repress staunch withhold bottle up brake checkmate choke choke back circumvent discourage rebuff regulate repulse tame draw up keep in check rein in slow down bite back fetch up hold down hold in keep a lid on keep back keep under control pull in pull up slacken pace bring to a standstill interfere with nip in the bud put a brake on stand in the way of stem the flow of play for time put a spoke in someone's wheel restrict trammel handicap stymie cramp fetter encumber slow baulk hamstring shackle balk clog keep confine hobble handcuff curtail subdue hog-tie measure manacle embarrass forestall put a stop to short-circuit rule tie up prohibit keep the lid on cumber cease oppose cut off discontinue suspend strangle gag hang up stave off head off freeze put an end to resist avoid avert quit intercept ward off end interdict debar bring up deter cool keep a tight rein on silence shut out cork detain baffle dam stonewall bork shut off cork up derail straiten tie button up break off cripple fend off get in the way of shut down get in the way hold off throw a spanner in the works of set back obviate delimit put off sink constrict postpone muzzle quiet submerge deaden drop conceal quash pocket bind calm throw a monkey wrench in the works of preclude desist forbid circumscribe cap temper disrupt forfend rule out quell diminish finish decrease lay off leave off quench bring to an end counter ban evade forgo keep down break eschew master can forbear close off kill crimp refuse lessen compose peg fix mitigate chain dampen slow up bog down discipline decelerate outlaw defeat interfere jam defer desist from close shelve cancel give up steer clear of divert defend against hide hem in overpower leash stop up deny tie down put the brakes on nullify clog up scupper abstain hold in check keep within bounds sidestep simmer down put back plug up entangle choke off keep in ward renounce tone down skirt overcome turn aside knock off kick plug keep at bay pack in proscribe keep lid on tranquilize stanch soothe barricade stamp out cramp one's style put a lid on pacify damp abandon mellow slacken collect disturb occlude disallow blockade modulate squash tranquillize damp down inconvenience exclude dodge withstand congest block up stopper stuff close out extinguish enjoin retardate shush crack down on stunt intermit escape shun lock up bung up pick off abjure cool off weigh down shut in clamp down on put an stop to reject refrain from come to a standstill let up put on ice pull the plug on cut out break up call a halt to do without bring to screeching halt soft-pedal keep off keep from abstain from pack up gulp back forbear from give over settle conquer scrub caulk sabotage imprison intern adjourn mute soften set affect influence mollify impair bit direct impose limits on set limits on jail gaol sandbag keep in line fence lull crab obscure duck close up mire guide ostracize block out incommode screen allay bottle rein back abort loiter discommode censor ease cut choke up remit block off faze immobilize make illegal fill up fill bung immobilise refrain quelch suffocate quieten burden jam up deprive embargo hush bring under control disadvantage palliate save box up ostracise taboo get the better of clot cut back crack down be a hindrance to forswear dissolve pre-empt help bypass tie someone's hands qualify repel prorogue mothball box in chill estop procrastinate cover up circumnavigate defend cramp someone's style hold off on stand still shake keep secret place a limit on lay aside take down back off drown forsake turn off lose speed oppress call it quits call a halt put on hold gum up stop oneself put half nelson on spoil protract come to a halt throw cold water on leave alone put a damper on hold over bring to a close saddle with come to a stop drag your feet bite one's lip withhold from push back prevent oneself from swear off restrain oneself from pour cold water on steer clear count out not give in to stop oneself from make late fight off give a hard time put in cold storage keep from happening put the kibosh on anticipate straitjacket manage ruin seal hang on hold the fort resist attack fight sidetrack brace net enmesh ensnare capture retain cushion relieve pack come down hard on crush snag demarcate re-collect entrap scotch dissuade act against cross indispose destroy gulp tether adjust monitor keep control of bound entrammel veto keep feeling inside oneself debilitate incarcerate overload contravene boycott blacklist rally corner recover inspect discomfit rattle keep on a string put a limit on disconcert prolong park garrote garrotte gain control over gain mastery over prevent from making progress inc charge bother lock in coop up fence in necessitate close in immure concuss shotgun tie one's hands stave put on brakes specify demark prescribe elude keep a rein on belay bring into line cool down disqualify hold captive clip someone's wings put the brakes on take out of play define delimitate girdle sideline criminalize louse up set a limit on say goodbye to cut into break into foul up screw up lag abate keep tight rein on get bogged down refuse to pay snuff put straitjacket on throw monkey wrench in narrow down not allow to go beyond keep within the limits of make difficult slam on the brakes ease up put at a disadvantage bring an end to put out hush up heap shower shroud blackball except eliminate sever throw a spanner in the works throw a spoke in the wheel of put a ceiling on reef embog arrive lay down the law to someone nix spike put out of commission place at a disadvantage give disadvantage take out buck tamper throttle keep within limits hesitate dawdle down loaf falter bog flag poke confuse complicate hold the line declare taboo criminalise trouble conflict override exile draw the line on mark off harness mince relax make it impossible for make impossible make it impracticable for obturate give the thumbs down to check oneself declare illegal put the chill on give the red light to turn down say no shut out of freeze out temperate back-water cut down keep waiting lose steam wind down anchor it tongue-tie ice let make impracticable miss dam up gibbet gunge up wring noose die squeeze silt up stay away from deny oneself make up for shake off break the habit of skip out on get around shrink from shirk stay away get out of restrain from counterbalance skip shy from negate impound hogtie dispense with hit the brakes let down flaps get there draw to a halt haul up reach a standstill disadvise scare bring to a halt pigeonhole monkey with stand assuage reply beat off defend yourself retaliate put up a fight riposte enfetter enchain gyve pinion call off axe erode undermine draw to a stand come to rest pin down pull back sit on put away take a breather from put on a back burner bulwark guard deflect reschedule table placate alleviate lullaby dummy up dry up shut up fight shy of resist the temptation to take the pledge give a wide berth to go on the wagon sit out pass avoid doing something be temperate pass up not touch have nothing to do with not do take the cure jack in meet halfway cool out play down decide determine rescind scrap call bring repeal revoke recall chain up clap secure cuff bring to a premature end disband stop dead prorogate break short leave unfinished stop cold stop short recess stop in full flow bring to an untimely end parry becalm salve have on a tight leash cheat damage weaken compromise put aside sway cover fend talk out of head off at pass condition dictate form lay on the table take a rain check on inactivate put on the back burner hang fire waive omit put on back burner put in abeyance file pink-slip keep in abeyance lay over put on the shelf hold in abeyance internalize cut in take away stroke appease comfort reassure balm fall scratch cry off ax internalise put in irons clap in irons stand off peter out not move shape mould rock to sleep take the sting out take it easy chill out settle down quiet down ease off take the edge lay back modify touch alter underlie safeguard against secure against protect against shield against act like a wet blanket predispose mold incline work on shepherd directionalize dispose act on stand up for guard against skirt round defend oneself against keep at arm's length lick put in chains impact on exert influence on stop midstream infringe encroach on have an effect on be a factor in gentle humble knock it off have an impact on cow reclaim bust keep under wraps keep inside black out clamp down come down on take severe measures against take stern measures against tighten up on get tough get tough on come down on like a ton of bricks come down heavily on conclude water down get a grip on forego quit cold cease to indulge in go without lay off of kick the habit kick over wind up close down put a sock in blow the whistle on put a cork in bring to a stop

Verb

To be consistent or in agreement with
coincide conform cohere correspond agree chord harmonise harmonize jibe tally accord comport fit go rhyme square answer dovetail rime sort consist match correlate be consistent concur chime suit parallel equate be in agreement relate click fit in match up be in tune be compatible attune quadrate synchronize concert synchronise go together fall in with conform to be in harmony blend complement assimilate resemble concord equal check out be consonant be congruous gel follow compare reconcile correlate with acquiesce sync unite accord with agree with be related be consistent with be in harmony with go hand in hand go well with get along with mesh comply interlock sound like fall in comport with consort affirm assent resonate be equivalent be equal measure up come together sync up slot in join together be parallel be verifiable be accurate meet satisfy vibe observe keep uphold obey hit it off get along work well level eventuate overlap befall identify balance gee comply with adhere to abide by be the same come about be the same as match up to act in accordance with agree to align with square with keep to conform with go along with be in accordance with acquiesce to concur with approach relate to tally with coincide with be congruous with touch reciprocate be consonant with link amount equate to be compatible with dovetail with rival coordinate be in tune with jibe with tie in with match up with be in agreement with partake of lip sync be similar to be identical to integrate homogenize systematize systematise carol compose proportion tone cooperate set unify tone in reconciliate synthesize arrange combine adapt orchestrate adjust sing symphonize tune make consistent bring together homogenise synthesise tie in bring in line bring in line with bring in tune with be of one mind fit in with be in unison chime with bring in tune go with see eye to eye be of the same mind mix groove go well be in sympathy accept be of the same opinion accommodate assort conciliate chime in sympathize key be in accord sympathise get on be on the same wavelength support accede admit acknowledge be in accordance allow grant team accustom join go along connect tailor confess regulate own concede be united make agree be as one fit together be down with be as one man feel a rapport own up to bury the hatchet be well coordinated be of like mind be harmonious be like-minded be friendly be similar clue tie sit march set off partner sit with accompany bond be alike marry up be identical fit with like associate favour favor harmonize with correspond with tone with coordinate with team with suit each other blend with back be on the same wavelength as be of the same opinion as be of the same mind as work well with be on friendly terms acclimatize reflect mirror affiliate jell approve of belong acclimate condition familiarize be sympathetic towards side with meet with approval be on same wavelength warm to each other take to each other be in line settle down get on like a house on fire blend in be assimilated get along like a house on fire go off well be in favour of be en rapport with be well disposed to modulate counterbalance compensate make something consistent correspond to make something correspond make conform league conspire collaborate conjoin familiarise acclimatise reunite approve band coadjute band together consent team up okay grow accustomed to become used to be in accord with pacify placate appease propitiate shake on pass on be together recognize mollify cut a deal arbitrate merge restore harmony between bring back together mitigate assuage get together on fix up kiss and make up resolve differences between restore friendly relations between re-establish intercede make peace between bring to terms bring back together again mediate make matters up win over cool restore harmony make up patch things up re-establish friendly relations between hold let on fold take on board say uncle fess up go with the flow throw in the towel cry uncle avow ditto compromise recognise own up waive play ball with cave in award engage fess fess up to

Verb

To cause to fail
thwart frustrate hinder foil stop impede block prevent obstruct hamper curb stymie restrain baulk forestall defeat baffle scotch balk cramp derail circumvent scupper oppose trammel ruin beat spoil dash counter discomfit smash snooker disappoint crimp checkmate confuse upset outwit cross crab nobble bilk traverse root snafu skin stultify hold up put a stop to put paid to stand in the way of do for foul up put the kibosh on louse up put the stopper on put the mockers on take down give the slip upset the applecart cook someone's goose play off put a spoke in someone's wheel take wind out of spike someone's guns queer someone's pitch take the wind out of your sails bar inhibit halt cripple nullify hamstring counteract arrest interfere with stonewall hold back overturn nip in the bud fetter stump prohibit preclude deter disrupt encumber stall confound neutralize avert hobble head off obviate restrict retard interdict neutralise forbid screw up put an end to handicap hang up contravene cramp one's style cut off quash deflect stifle stave off queer undo negate repress ditch juke ward off cancel annul disconcert hold off parry rattle dissuade from mess up throw monkey wrench in slow slow down give the run around throw a spanner in the works divert offset buck get out of finish finish off escape bypass evade circumnavigate defend against steer clear of sidestep skirt limit crash keep lid on wreck avoid shut out unsettle make an end of bring to a close debar scuttle invalidate suppress repel squash throw a curve repulse elude blank counterplot bury interrupt interfere promote dodge duck faze skip shake buffalo bollix sabotage shackle shake off shuffle off get the better of dish puzzle run circles around give the run-around run rings around mystify blight halt in its tracks dampen cause setback beat down put end to take wind out of sails clog manacle short-circuit hog-tie nonplus handcuff embarrass chill cloud flummox dead-end pigeonhole corner shelve tie up wreak havoc with throw a monkey wrench in the works crush burst bubble confront choke off hang fire crool banjax put on hold overcome lick conquer put on back burner put a brake on put the lid on throw a monkey wrench into throw a spanner in the works of throw a monkey wrench in the works of dash one's hope anticipate intercept pre-empt render null and void second-guess help preoccupy forecast delay monopolize project preempt expect foresee envision predict fend off get ahead of monopolise get in before provide against steal a march on beat someone to it beat someone to the punch beat someone to the draw

Verb

To look at closely or with interest
eye observe view see regard behold notice watch eyeball perceive spot note discern scrutinise scrutinize survey sight look at examine spy inspect scan descry espy distinguish witness remark catch clock check out gape slang gaze at rubberneck stare at monitor take in follow surveil get a load of size up glance at peruse leer spy on take a look gawp at keep an eye on keep under surveillance keep tabs on keep under observation keep watch on gaze upon keep a tab on take a gander at watch like a hawk keep a weather eye on keep under scrutiny have a gander at twig have a squint at give something a once-over have a dekko at take a shufti at give the eye take a dekko at give the once-over keep a beady eye on have a shufti at have take a glance at have a look keep eagle eye on study pay attention to keep track of heed contemplate take notice of peer at recce mind oversee audit eagle-eye track glimpse review mark catch sight of case look over feast your eyes on look on check over record cover keep one's eye on keep a close watch on keep a check on check up on watch closely discover detect reconnoitre reconnoiter pore over stalk keep in sight pick up on give attention to get an eyeful of check on gape at beware ogle at focus on ogle leer at take note of concentrate on take stock of scope out keep under careful observation explore have a look-see give the once over see over take a butcher's at lay eyes on spectate be shown over rubberneck at make eyes at check something out ponder flash believe assess beam dig pipe read gaze canvass scope stare overlook not take one's eyes off clap eyes on have a look-see at eagle eye set eyes on supervise superintend listen to goggle look peer gawk glare gawp focus blink look fixedly peep get an eyeful peek look vacantly glance consider fix one's gaze take a gander glim admire gloat bore feast one's eyes make out pick out gawk at look hard peep at pay heed to stare in wonder rivet on flash on take a good look stare open-mouthed take a look at peek at get a glimpse of catch a glimpse of rivet attend acknowledge squint recognize glare at fix one's gaze at pry outstare glower look closely look intently have a good look fix on get a sight of see briefly recognise look earnestly snoop be a witness be on the scene look on at be a witness to be on hand be present be present at squinny become aware of take heed of have sight of try to see pin take note look through narrowed eyes go over squint at wonder narrow your eyes screw up eyes watch from a distance yawp have a squint take a shufti take a dekko take a butcher's seek investigate probe recon scout around suss out scout run reconnaissance find out the lie of the land make a survey of look out for rustle up take a shufti round see how the land lies look around stake out scout out make a reconnaissance of make a reconnaissance spy out case the joint nose around search for make a recce of track down look for pay regard to be cautious of be aware of pay attention take into account be mindful of bear in mind watch out be guided by pick up be aware be heedful of be alert to watch out for take into consideration

Verb

To put an end to something, typically by the use of force
quell quash suppress subdue crush repress extinguish defeat squash end squelch destroy stifle frustrate curb silence overcome beat thwart conquer control stop demolish terminate abolish annihilate vanquish quench overpower extirpate finish kill queer subjugate overwhelm rout clobber put down snuff out crack down on put an end to put a stop to wipe out stamp out clamp down on nip in the bud get rid of put the lid on slap down put the kibosh on shut down sit on arrest inhibit halt bridle master lick restrain tame eliminate dominate govern triumph over get the better of cut off put out gain mastery over hinder overthrow best surmount eradicate dispatch stem contain curtail deaden scotch remove prevail over exterminate expunge rein in block out abate win against regulate throttle get a grip on gain control of hold back cut short blot out bring to an end put paid to censure scrunch trash squish limit solve snow under torpedo settle censor dumb clam dull pour cold water on throw cold water on gain control over discontinue cow clamp down bring to screeching halt put an stop to crack down overmatch hegemonize manage obstruct trample bottle spike overturn clamp shush interrupt bury impede upend rule overbear direct get command block find an answer to find a solution to choke off trample on drive underground banish prevent close up worst get over skunk keep inside hold in hold down keep in keep down stymie weed out get around put lid on put kibosh on bring to naught beat down say nothing do down nix put the stopper on bring to a halt do for bring to a stop put a lid on strangle at birth constrain smother moderate obscure erase soften mellow damp lessen diminish obliterate keep in check tone down wreck pulverize ruin liquidate disrupt undo finish off vaporize wrack cream nuke smash desolate decimate waste shatter raze total devastate keep the lid on upset rub out keep a lid on do away with pull down wipe off the map wipe off the face of the earth tear down take away take out do in pulverise vaporise quieten down hold in check get under control

Verb

To reduce the strength or intensity of
mute reduce lessen decrease diminish moderate deaden dull weaken blunt mitigate allay alleviate dampen smother soften stifle suppress ease curb restrain temper damp abate lower quell subdue assuage cushion lighten relieve still attenuate curtail cut depreciate depress mollify tranquillize tranquilize calm cool placate minimise minimize ebb tone down damp down de-escalate take the edge off ease off take the bite out take the sting out wind down soft-pedal make less intense put damper on put a damper on put the lid on palliate soothe limit quench quiet numb inhibit benumb appease slake overcome impair quieten pacify dilute help downscale downsize lull deplete dent knock down muffle sate abridge extinguish relax cauterize restrict truncate narrow smooth paralyse extenuate prune erode sap cauterise dwindle drop modify anaesthetize sweeten contract cut back pare down paralyze anesthetize retrench cut down slash destroy repress get rid of pour oil on slow put an end to chill control slacken ameliorate silence mask address improve kill satisfy contain remit constrict shrink defuse satiate shorten abbreviate take the heat off scale down scale back step down undermine gratify indulge fulfil injure knock out freeze incapacitate tire retard stun drown exhaust unnerve stupefy dope disempower make weaker syncopate dock elide compose dispel make less make smaller dismiss dissipate banish commute discount degrade tame eliminate lenify excuse reduce the force of dial down drive away put to rest cool out square drive off chase away fulfill keep in check bridle devitalize mark off economize rein in hold back mark down economise deflate slow up slow down taper decrement roll back tail off trim slim down wane pare peter out decline taper off bring down clip sink make cutbacks in devaluate drop off phase down subside wear away wear down axe couch ax trim down minify take down trim back downgrade whittle down let up shave ratchet down turn down cut back on phase out round down ration make fewer cut down on make reductions in retrench on salami-slice cause to fall write down undervalue break devalue cheapen write off ease up on demote fall recede relent fall off die away become smaller fade plummet plunge run low fall away die down die out grow less settle slump slacken off become less grow smaller rationalize roll down budget cut deduct trim away rationalise tune down dry up cast down amortise run down tighten qualify amortize

Verb

To measure or appraise the value, amount, level or quality of something
gauge gage estimate calculate evaluate assess judge reckon figure appraise determine rate measure guess count value compute weigh quantify guesstimate size calibrate tally ascertain peg scale metre meter quantitate test adjudge eye size up check out look over figure in take account of have one's number weigh up review consider valuate survey assay analyse figure out set examine criticize rank price analyze read criticise eye up get the measure of form an opinion of set at form an impression of clock inspect record recce establish put a stopwatch on audit sum up deem specify put a figure on gradate get a fix on tell enumerate time discern confirm identify fix verify apprise decide grade classify class find out discover make up one's mind about check something out put a value on take measure pass judgment put a price on assess the worth of price out divine work out learn pick up take check up on detect take measure of total call sum cast conjecture cipher add number place tot cypher suppose put make account totalize add up dope out tot up keep tabs forecast predict foretell plumb cost square regard prophesy span surmise subtract divide multiply believe add together count up summate tote up tote look upon run down solve reckon up settle devise write formulate project anticipate cast up balance speculate demonstrate foresee infer cut ice count noses count heads foot prognosticate fathom mete average mark portion presage measure out work something out investigate take account pace off model adjust mark out probe take the measurements of esteem hold view sound stand position categorize categorise tab tag pigeonhole reckon to be put down as guess at deem to be mark down as hold to be typecast make of think to be judge to be put down for think of set down button down find to be look on consider to be take a reading of think reason suspect scheme outline budget deduce plan expect tax form opinion run over think through calculate roughly look into set a figure take the measure of

Verb

To fix, correct, revise or improve (a text or document)
edit revise correct adapt improve polish redraft rewrite condense emend rephrase rework censor copy-edit assemble cut modify redact reword abridge annotate rescript revamp shorten approve alter amend amplify analyse analyze assign blue-pencil butcher change compile compose delete discard draught draft excise feature fine-tune finish massage prepare prescribe proofread publish recalibrate rectify refine regulate rehash report retouch scrub splice style tighten trim clean up iron out boil down check over fix up fly speck go over make up set up strike out tidy up write over prepare for publication check through copyedit remove errors mark up rearrange look over look through spell-check adjust update recast reform better redo upgrade reshape reorganize reorganise touch up perfect remodel enhance tweak redraw ameliorate repair help debug remake vary fix refashion redesign restyle reconstruct make over overhaul remedy develop hone elevate set right right red-pencil remould rejig temper square fashion mend emendate remold tailor readjust lift raise doctor turn around make adjustments to make alterations to boost cultivate clarify convert rebrand shape up straighten out pick up qualify turn the corner put right metamorphose renovate mold redress meliorate enrich transform morph revolutionize shape modulate retool reorient customize translate reorder go through regenerate reorientate reconcile moderate diversify warp reconfigure revolutionise mould reconstitute tamper with pay dues reshuffle affect rejigger commute review make innovations permute customise refurbish tune remap subedit advance progress rise heighten increase expurgate bowdlerize say differently bowdlerise augment sharpen purify recuperate fit cure suit condition make strides perk up take off make perfect bend paraphrase transmute transfigure make improvements to put make make good sort out mutate optimise optimize reclaim elaborate complete renew patch up clear up deal with rebuild evolve transmogrify put differently XXX consummate crown polish up do over fiddle with make right set straight transubstantiate alchemize diverge transpose get with it clean up your act set the record straight put in order finish off express differently put another way put in other words shift metamorphosize redevelop rehabilitate interchange turn permutate denature refit recondition cook transfer switch turn over new leaf turn the tables stir up change completely shift gears sing different tune switch over turn upside down do up put the finishing touches to put the final touches to compare scan scrutinize reexamine scrutinise launder examine make up for maintain strengthen beef up benefit mitigate reanimate vitalize bolster rehab revive save revitalise resurrect revitalize fine revivify remediate stimulate sustain facilitate ease restore fortify reread give the once-over bone up brush up alternate freshen up replace tamper order remix shuffle become different arrange make different

Verb

To defy or put up an opposition to
oppose resist defy withstand counter be against combat confront fight contradict take on bar block counterattack prevent attack contest cross dislike face be anti challenge disagree with dispute fight against hinder object to obstruct thwart battle buck contend with controvert disapprove of gainsay oppugn rebut repel stand up to be hostile to go against struggle against take argue argue against argue with assail assault bombard debate deny disagree disapprove dissent encounter expose gainstay neutralise neutralize protest quarrel with reverse take a stand against taunt withstay be in opposition to put up a fight against speak out against strive against face down frown at not countenance search out speak against take issue take issue with be in defiance of call in question run counter to set your face against stand up and be counted against take a stand turn the tables fly in the face of frustrate impede counteract restrain stop inhibit halt stem curb contravene balk disaffirm impugn negative duel negate eliminate baulk traverse end tackle war resolve battle against cope with reluct bring to an end to put an end to make a stand against stonewall refuse countervail baulk at lock horns with rebel against dissent with take up arms against dig in your heels refuse to accept kick against question protest against query call into question impeach refute take exception to reject quibble over doubt disprove contend dissent from complain about criticize condemn fault knock find fault with denounce find lacking disaccord not ratify litigate repudiate criticise pick holes in rival examine address wrangle call out decline to support refuse to support express disagreement with enquire pettifog interrogate confute inquire put up an argument demur against argue about wonder about demur about be at variance with raise doubts about be at odds with fail to agree with cast aspersions on blast censure meet head-on call in campaign against tangle with oppose action compete against compete with push back push back against spare no effort dare think wrong throw down the gauntlet cavil at disobey spurn frown on have a problem with not support not believe in shake one's head carp at differ demur grumble about rage against diverge test investigate quarrel object nonconcur renounce rebel abjure stickle vary discord shy divide decline face off remonstrate accost undermine suspect beef about gripe about grouse about come to blows with be a dissenter from feud with rally against throw down withhold assent express disagreement express objection say not a chance say no way break with say nothing doing put up a fight denigrate disparage slam be in contention be at loggerheads fail to agree be at odds be at variance be in dispute slate mistrust distrust rubbish belittle misdoubt disbelieve deride debunk differ from diverge from run down do down slag off scoff at have a go at tear to shreds nitpick over pull to pieces bad-mouth quiz moot discredit pump sweat grill catechize have reservations about entertain doubts about altercate answer canvass bandy invalidate disavow harbour suspicions about have hesitations about raise objections to express suspicions about cast doubt upon express reservations about throw doubt on harbour reservations about have suspicions about puzzle over cast doubt on feel uneasy about ask disclaim crush canvas squelch quash disconfirm not see eye to eye demand answers look into put out a feeler question test the waters hit up inquire of probe part company with prove wrong contend over tear down prove false pick a bone dissent against hammer away at quibble about put up argument differ with show up agitate against blow sky high declare to be untrue pick an argument with prove to be wrong argue the pros and cons of shoot down in flames show to be wrong bandy words concerning show to be false shoot down shoot full of holes have an argument about give thumbs down to prove to be false blow out of the water

Verb

To fend off or defend against something hostile
repel repulse parry rebut decline fend off fight oppose refuse reject stave off beat back confront drive away drive back foil force back push back rebuff resist fight off frustrate hold off ward off cool cut deter dismiss disown dispute duel keep at bay kick prevent stand off thrust back traverse turn away turn back beat off drive off put to flight see off send packing brush off cast aside chase away force off hold back keep away keep off knock down put down turn down stand up against give cold shoulder to keep at arm's length defeat fight back nix heave-ho overthrow force away set back throw back kick in the teeth spurn snub slight repudiate cold-shoulder ignore disdain deny stiff-arm discourage snout chide disregard neglect cut dead disallow rebuke cross freeze out reprove look right through someone knock back put off send away tell off pass up give someone the brush-off give someone the go-by give the brush lash out at not hear of keep at a distance give the cold shoulder tell someone where to get off put in one's place shun scorn avoid pass disapprove reprobate balk at negative deselect treat with contempt brush aside ostracize stiff blank high-hat ostracise throw out say no send to Coventry renounce discount scout deflect sneer at scoff at throw over demur sniff at misprize say no to baulk at not accept pooh-pooh look past look down on turn your back on turn back on deride forgo desist negate abjure belittle mock play down pass on coldshoulder ridicule contemn jilt demur at wave aside abstain from snoot refrain from shy from withhold from desist from make light of treat disrespectfully set aside send one's regrets shake one's head act cool take no notice of hold in contempt turn up one's nose at steer clear of veto not give time of day give the bum's rush turn deaf ear to sneeze at turn your nose up at look down upon look straight through give the cold shoulder to shrug off avert reluct turn aside hold at bay pretend not to see give a pain refuse admittance to exclude delay obstruct evade overlook skip miss stall filibuster not heed make unwelcome turn up one's nose refuse to entertain withdraw pour cold water on put aside throw cold water on put out of your mind protest give the thumbs down to not take advantage of not budge on turn from send off jib at dispense with not care for hold out protest at not buy draw the line at refuse to receive give thumbs down to show disrespect show disrespect for blink at stonewall wipe slam-dunk make little of undermine humiliate insult disparage despise express contempt affront pour scorn on dis flout disrespect diss humble mortify shame be scornful about be above jeer at heap scorn on laugh at be contemptuous about spit on revile refute gibe piss over confute abhor hate sneer piss on defy scoff trash taunt abandon scratch offend swank slur chill ice duck scold snob upstage censure boycott burr blow raspberries at laugh out of court desert hold up to scorn discard cock a snook at run down consider beneath you ice out forsake disavow curl your lip at consider beneath one give the Bronx cheer to spit in the face of make fun of show contempt for spit in the eye of forbear give the brushoff look coldly upon retract recant reverse forswear give someone a slap in the face put the chill on rescind revoke eschew look through give up cast off disprofess dishonor rat turn default disinherit tergiversate banish flush oust dishonour cast defect apostatize tergiverse shed lay aside cut off disacknowledge dump have no more truck with wash your hands of be against break with have nothing more to do with fly in the face of opt out refuse to take advantage of look down one's nose at opt out of give the thumbs down give the red light

Verb

To reprimand (someone)
reprove rebuke reprimand admonish chide scold censure berate reproach upbraid chastise castigate criticise criticize lambaste carpet rap remonstrate with tick off blame pull up tell off abuse bawl out blast condemn dress down haul over the coals keelhaul lay into rag take to task lace into pitch into rate reprehend row wig come down on give a talking-to give someone a dressing-down give someone an earful give someone a roasting give someone a rollicking give someone a telling-off give someone hell objurgate slap down trim accuse call down lecture let someone have it rap over the knuckles tear into give someone a caning give someone a mouthful have a go at put on the mat give a rocket give someone a rating give someone a row give someone a wigging give someone some stick give someone what for chew out tear off a strip jump down one's throat send someone away with a flea in their ear read the riot act monster bollock ream out give someone a bollocking call on the carpet slap on the wrist flay blow up monish lesson speak to talk to give a piece of one's mind hammer lambast baste score denounce jaw nag slate caution harass tongue-lash rant at exprobate flame rail at glue growl forewarn hoist ding notice rail against blow up at call to account slap someone's wrist take to the woodshed take down get after get on go on at find fault give a hard time take down a peg burn one's ears jack up strongly criticize sit on lower the boom light into send someone away with a flea in his give the dickens draw the line slap on wrist rap on knuckles give a going over come down hard on tell a thing or two attack excoriate slam knock vituperate slag off revile pan find fault with diss savage disparage vilify rake over the coals pummel bash pummelled pillory roast put down harangue chasten rubbish discipline bag fulminate against arraign punish jump on slash reprobate impugn denigrate fault scathe crucify belabor cane belabour deprecate cut up potshot trash dispraise tear a strip off run down correct assail malign slag bad-mouth ream dis rail pull apart asperse pick holes in inveigh against decry blister denunciate derogate penalize rollick skin give some stick to cast aspersions on vituperate against besmirch slur skewer lash scorch penalise scourge rip into disapprove of bring to book disapprove animadvert on deplore rave at pull to pieces remonstrate lay down the law expostulate take to pieces give someone a bad press sledge execrate maul carp at pour scorn on hit out at curse sail into scorn incriminate stigmatize call over the coals complain about anathematize smear visit impeach whip oppose indict beat rip stigmatise throw the book at cavil at lean on pick to pieces nitpick about climb all over throw brickbats at yell at jump all over come down on like a ton of bricks give flak to lay at one's door bag on give a bad press to protest find lacking gripe about complain grouch about quibble about carp about moan about grouse about whine about warn bellyache about whinge about beef about nitpick over insult animadvert judge despise proscribe sound off about cavil object to argue with slander belittle carp object ostracise ostracize frame charge lam into backbite taunt libel defame fustigate flog recompense recriminate traduce calumniate preach wade into tear apart spank shellac zing hit inculpate let fly at prosecute nag at trounce give something a bad press zap oppress impute pass strictures upon slang rap knuckles injure shoot down give one hell lash into hold accountable hold responsible mete out punishment to make an example of tax lash out at tear down teach a lesson make a protest to skin alive have someone on the carpet do a number on give the business complain to point the finger at criticize severely cut down shout at cuss out take apart reprimand severely deal with let fly round on sort out adjure advise counsel exprobrate refute lash out brand speak question attask confront skelp ferule ridicule lampoon set upon threap discredit moralise moralize rake reject assault verbally objurate chew cudgel slap deride strike smother jawbone disagree with rank on give going-over rake over coals give tongue-lashing have words take disciplinary action against fry pile in have words with give a tongue-lashing tear to pieces dress-down start on start in declaim tear someone a new one give someone a dressing down give someone a telling off rap across the knuckles severely reprimand clobber give someone stick hold someone to blame take on give someone a carpeting eat out criticize hatefully fluff slog slug give piece of mind keep after rag on put on the carpet slight pick at nit-pick give bad press throw shade cut to bits carp on sound off go after jump on one's case bite someone's head off snap someone's head off go for the jugular show up declaim against charge with criticize strongly offend be hard on pick on criticize harshly have your knife in bring to account minimize discount blacken someone's reputation cast a slur on give an injunction to give someone a ticking-off think badly of express disapprobation express disapprobation of stick it to pronounce depreciate name adjudge contemn rebuff present criminate bring charges against tear to shreds persecute afflict repress soften try suppress subjugate take issue with thrash read out look askance pick apart scarify drub ride hose miscall minimise send up put away have a word with talk with point finger at hang something on blow whistle on thumbs down on pin it on be rude to dump on call names give a black eye blow off trash-talk swear at cut to the quick loathe send up the river detest hate frown on abhor abominate think wrong be against not support rap someone the knuckles drag over the coals lay out look askance at discountenance take exception to not believe in disfavour discommend detract disfavor negate remonstrate against disesteem express a poor opinion of be hostile towards raise an imprecate vilipend reason demur dissuade except kick argue disagree pass on mistreat murder sentence wallop get thump scalp regard with disgust feel revulsion to accurse feel aversion to feel disgust for take issue misuse hurt harm batter manhandle knock about give it to someone give someone the works cuff train incarcerate defrock rough up dismiss beat up do in give a lesson to fine immure switch crack down on execute punish severely debar expel blacklist drop on fix someone's wagon give something a going-over attend to have someone's guts for garters exile paddle express disagreement take exception saddle finger protest to raise objections to hold liable pass the buck assign fault to lay a guilt trip on lay the blame on consider guilty of point a finger at find guilty of assign guilt to lay a bad trip on point the finger assign liability to place the blame on accuse of

Verb

To substantiate or prove the truth of something
verify confirm substantiate support corroborate prove validate authenticate certify demonstrate establish evidence show uphold vindicate accredit attest justify ratify warrant argue endorse make sure of settle back up attest to bear out testify to make certain of double-check vouch for demonstrate the truth of show beyond doubt show to be true bear witness to give credence to give weight to lend weight to give force to pin down hold up suss out document evince affirm manifest back testify give substance to witness to show clearly make evident guarantee authorize avouch reflect authorise vouch indicate bespeak be proof of give proof of betoken prove to be genuine be evidence of be a sign of determine find ascertain declare sustain witness explain fix develop convince result submit proof establish evidence produce evidence submit evidence produce proof add up show once and for all have a case exhibit reveal display expose signify assert illustrate express denote present signal avow maintain proclaim approve betray disclose imply communicate swear profess make known make plain aver suggest register reinforce buttress point to showcase make clear mark give away predicate announce bolster point out flag up circumstantiate rubber-stamp lay bare point toward asseverate tell of intimate defend state check out claim bear witness mean divulge connote designate assure impart vow contend swear to okay stand by symbolize insinuate test sanction stand up for hint at point at symbolise acknowledge legitimize advocate ostend promise pledge second expound pronounce allege insist legitimise reenforce infer convey answer for strengthen rationalize check up unveil be responsible for represent rationalise make manifest make obvious reassure import shore up pinpoint lay down make flash spill say so signpost peg let the cat out of the bag be symptomatic of give substance to the fact that add up to witness to the fact that get behind swear up and down give the game away refer to allude to demonstrate the truth be a symptom of feature underpin go to show qualify shew back something up constitute underscore spell constitute evidence allude formalize recognize be an indication of constitute proof objectify debunk complete reify try realise actualize realize protest enforce furnish notify depose ground reassert reaffirm elucidate project prescribe note point subscribe sign off on account for evoke give proof provide evidence try on try out speak for give assurance of show the truth of make out adduce clarify lay out result from say provide evidence of recognise formalise give evidence be a monument to mount appear sing token speak purport discover propose argue for be liable for go bail for assert under oath stick up for stand bail for agree to approve of assent to consent to smack of serve as evidence of gesture towards extenuate emphasize emphasise point in direction of constitute proof of constitute evidence of spell out give facts excuse get across espouse clear up cross heart give one's word refute disculpate confute shield rehabilitate whitewash guard disprove protect lead to believe typify undertake record offer grounds for ensure read characterize equal plead for secure augur sign agree stand for identify distinguish do justice to guaranty wager be symptomatic button down correspond to substitute for equate with characterise be a mark of symbol put one's finger on put down for finger tab tag hang sign on give assurances take an oath give a pledge stake give an undertaking swear an oath swear to the fact cinch give an assurance stand behind give nod check on declare true double check unmask sponsor publicize publish broadcast avert cosign uncover unearth release disseminate air out parade report sport strut exteriorize publicise bare brandish vent voice utter put forth bear testimony act as a witness give an affidavit sign for crack let out let drop smoke out denude let slip show up unbosom catch out tip off bewray let cat out of bag spill the beans on blow the whistle on put on view nake let on about take the wraps off bring out into the open trot out find out leak blow wide open pull the plug on give the show away show and tell give out set forth make public let it all hang out come out with wave around

Verb

To take a brief or hurried look at someone or something
glance peer peek look browse skim peep gaze glimpse view glint keek see dip clock scan squiz squint take a gander look quickly sneak a look check out get a load of have a quick look look briefly have a shufti take a dekko take a quick look catch a glimpse of run over take a dekko at glance one's eye eyeball watch spy take a look give something a once-over give the once-over have a squint take a shufti stare gape observe focus eye behold gawk glare goggle take in fix one's gaze lay eyes on feast one's eyes have a peek have a look-see take a secret look take a stealthy look take a sly look cast a brief look have a dekko steal a look rivet narrow your eyes Jack Nohi look surreptitiously have a butcher's look from hiding concentrate look askance take squinny have a peep look hurriedly snoop gander snatch a glimpse consider sneak a quick look regard mark spot ogle pay attention to take note of catch sight of espy size up descry look fixedly gawp take a gander at recce rubberneck take a butcher's blink scrutinize scrutinise look vacantly contemplate inspect gloat bore eagle eye stare open-mouthed stare in wonder get an eyeful survey study leer admire pin glim gawp at beam gawk at look hard give the eye take a good look yawp gaze open-mouthed wonder pry stare stupidly examine look closely look earnestly moon ru rubber pipe lamp outstare leer at try to see glower stare in amazement rivet the eyes on focus on look intently have a good look fix on rivet on watch closely look through narrowed eyes go over squint at stare at eye up fix make eyes at lech screw up eyes rubberneck at lech over lech after gaze at gape at make sheep's eyes at look at give the glad eye give someone the come-on perv on keep an eye on witness spectate watch from a distance look on