Synonyms of float in English:

float


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verb

1‘oil floats on water’

SYNONYMS
stay afloat, stay on the surface, be buoyant, be buoyed up
ANTONYMS

sink

2‘the huge craft floated above the surface of the planet’

SYNONYMS
hover, levitate, be suspended, hang, defy gravity

3‘a dark cloud floated across the moon’

SYNONYMS
drift, glide, sail, slip, slide, waft, flow, stream, move, travel, be carried
ANTONYMS

rush

4‘the Chancellor floated the idea of offering dual citizenship’

SYNONYMS
suggest, put forward, come up with, submit, raise, moot, propose, advance, offer, proffer, posit, present, table, test the popularity of
informal run something up the flagpole, run something up the flagpole to see who salutes
ANTONYMS

withdraw

5‘the company was floated on the Stock Exchange’

SYNONYMS
launch, get going, get off the ground, offer, sell, introduce, establish, set up, institute, promote
ANTONYMS

wind up, buy back