Synonyms of fan in English

: fan1fan2

fan1


See definition of fan

noun

1‘his living room had a couple of ceiling fans’

SYNONYMS
air cooler, air conditioner, ventilator, blower, aerator
Indian punkah

verb

1‘she lifted a hand to fan her hot cheeks’

SYNONYMS
cool, air, aerate, blow, ventilate
freshen, refresh

2‘the article fanned the public's fear of nuclear radiation’

SYNONYMS
intensify, increase, agitate, inflame, exacerbate
stimulate, stir up, work up, whip up, incite, fuel, animate
ignite, kindle, trigger, spark, instigate, arouse, excite, provoke, foment

3‘the police squad fanned out with their weapons at the ready’

SYNONYMS
spread, open, branch, stretch
outspread, unfurl, unfold

Synonyms of fan in English

: fan1fan2

fan2


See definition of fan

noun

1‘a fan of classical violin music’

SYNONYMS
enthusiast, devotee, admirer, lover, addict
supporter, follower, disciple, adherent, backer, zealot, champion, votary
expert, connoisseur, aficionado
informal buff, fiend, freak, bug, nut, maniac, groupie, junkie
North American informal jock
British informal barmy army

Phrases

    fan the flames of

    ‘instead of being a calming force you fanned the flames of hostility’


    SYNONYMS

    stir up, whip up, encourage, incite, stoke up, fuel, kindle, ignite, inflame, stimulate, instigate, provoke, excite, arouse, awaken, waken, inspire, trigger, spark off, ferment, foment

    literary

    enkindle