Synonyms of hammer in English:

hammer


See definition of hammer

noun

1‘they work the stone with hammer and chisel’

SYNONYMS
mallet, beetle, gavel

verb

1‘the alloy is hammered into a circular shape’

SYNONYMS
beat, forge, shape, form, mould, fashion, make

2‘Sally hammered at the door’

SYNONYMS
batter, pummel, beat, bang, pound
strike, hit, knock on, thump on
cudgel, bludgeon, club, pelt, assail, thwack
informal bash, wallop, clobber, whack

3‘they have been hammering away attheir non-smoking campaign’

SYNONYMS
work hard, labour, slog away, plod away, grind away, slave away, work like a Trojan, work like a dog, keep one's nose to the grindstone
persist with, persevere with, keep on with, press on with, not cease from
informal stick at, peg away at, beaver away at, plug away at, work one's socks off on, sweat blood for, soldier on with, kill oneself with
British informal graft away at
rare drudge away at
ANTONYMS

give up on, abandon

4‘anti-racism had been hammered into her’

SYNONYMS
drum, instil, inculcate, knock, drive, din
drive home to, impress upon, teach repeatedly to, reiterate to
ingrain

5‘he got hammered for an honest mistake’

SYNONYMS
criticize, censure, attack, condemn, castigate, chastise, lambaste, pillory, reprimand, rebuke, admonish, remonstrate with, take to task, haul over the coals, berate, reproach, reprove
informal knock, slam, lay into, roast, cane, blast, bawl out, dress down
British informal carpet, slate, slag off, monster, rollick
North American informal chew out, ream out, pummel, cut up
Australian, New Zealand informal bag
rare excoriate, objurgate, reprehend
ANTONYMS

praise

6‘we have hammered them twice this season’

SYNONYMS
trounce, defeat, beat, beat hollow, worst, best, overwhelm, rout, annihilate, bring someone to their knees
informal thrash, clobber, lick, demolish, slaughter, murder, paste, pound, drub, give someone a drubbing, wipe the floor with, take to the cleaners, run rings round, walk all over, make mincemeat of, turn something inside out
British informal stuff, marmalize
North American informal shellac, cream, skunk, blow out
US informal own
ANTONYMS

lose to


Phrases

    hammer something out

    ‘the area chairmen hammered out a national plan’


    SYNONYMS

    thrash out, work out, agree on, sort out, decide on, bring about, effect, produce, broker, negotiate, reach an agreement on, come to terms about, come to a decision on, come to a satisfactory conclusion on, form a resolution about

    ANTONYMS

    fail to agree about