Synonyms of above in English:

above


See definition of above

preposition

1‘light filtered through a tiny window above the door’

SYNONYMS
over, higher than, higher up than, overlooking
on top of, atop, on, upon
ANTONYMS

below, under, beneath

2‘no one above the rank of Colonel was willing to compromise himself’

SYNONYMS
superior to, senior to, over, higher than, higher up than, more powerful than, more responsible than, ahead of
in charge of, commanding
ANTONYMS

below, beneath, junior to

3‘you must be above suspicion of any impropriety’

SYNONYMS
beyond, not subject to, insusceptible to, not liable to, not open to, not vulnerable to, not exposed to, not in danger of, superior to, out of reach of, immune to, exempt from

4‘I have always valued culture above technology’

SYNONYMS
more than, over, before, rather than, in preference to, in favour of, instead of, sooner than

5‘the increase is above the rate of inflation’

SYNONYMS
greater than, more than, higher than, exceeding, in excess of, over, over and above, beyond, surpassing, upwards of
ANTONYMS

less than, below

6‘the river above the bridge’

SYNONYMS
upstream from

7‘they live above the Arctic Circle’

SYNONYMS
north of, northwards from

adverb

1‘in the darkness above, something moved’

SYNONYMS
overhead, at the top, on the top, at a higher place, on a higher place, high up, on high, up above, in the sky, up in the sky, high above one's head, aloft, in the heavens, up in the heavens

2‘we will return to some of the issues raised above’

SYNONYMS
earlier, previously, before, formerly, further back

adjective

1‘the above example was chosen to illustrate the underlying problem’

SYNONYMS
preceding, precedent, previous, earlier, former, foregoing, prior, antecedent, above-stated
aforementioned, aforesaid
rare anterior, prevenient, precursive, supra

Phrases

    above and beyond

    ‘you might consider giving employees an extra day or two off each quarter, above and beyond sick days’


    SYNONYMS

    in addition to, as well as, over and above

    North American informal

    outside of

    archaic

    forbye

    above all

    ‘the job offered wider horizons, higher status, and, above all, a valuable source of income’


    SYNONYMS

    most importantly, before everything, beyond everything, first of all, most of all, chiefly, primarily, in the first place, first and foremost, mainly, principally, predominantly, especially, essentially, basically, elementally, in essence, at bottom

    informal

    at the end of the day, when all is said and done

    above oneself

    ‘everyone thinks that you've been getting above yourself lately’


    SYNONYMS

    conceited, proud, arrogant, self-important, haughty, disdainful, snobbish, snobby, supercilious, imperious

    informal

    stuck-up, cocky, high and mighty, snooty, uppity, uppish, big-headed, swollen-headed, too big for one's boots