Synonyms of lift in English:

lift


See definition of lift

verb

1‘holding the sling in your left hand, lift the pack on to your back’

SYNONYMS
raise, hoist, heave, haul up, uplift, heft, boost, raise aloft, raise up, upraise, elevate, thrust, hold high, bear aloft
pick up, grab, take up, scoop up, gather up, snatch up
winch up, jack up, lever up
carry, manhandle
informal hump
rare upheave
ANTONYMS

drop, put down

2‘a few cocktails had lifted his flagging spirits’

SYNONYMS
boost, raise, buoy up, elevate, give a lift to, cheer up, perk up, enliven, uplift, brighten up, lighten, ginger up, gladden, encourage, stimulate, arouse, revive, restore
informal buck up, jazz up
ANTONYMS

subdue

3‘they seem able to lift their game for the big occasions’

SYNONYMS
improve, boost, enhance, make better, invigorate, revitalize, upgrade, ameliorate
ANTONYMS

worsen, impair

4‘by now the fog had lifted’

SYNONYMS
clear, rise, disperse, dissipate, disappear, vanish, dissolve, be dispelled, thin out, scatter
ANTONYMS

appear

5‘a draft law lifting the ban on political parties’

SYNONYMS
cancel, raise, remove, withdraw, revoke, rescind, annul, void, discontinue, countermand, relax, end, stop, terminate
ANTONYMS

establish, impose

6‘the end of September is the time to lift and store carrots’

SYNONYMS
dig up, pick, pull up, dig out of the ground, root out, unearth, take up
ANTONYMS

plant, sow

7‘they needed far more supplies than the RAF could lift in the required time scale’

SYNONYMS
airlift, transport by air, transport, move, transfer, fly, convey, shift

8‘he lifted his voice slightly’

SYNONYMS
amplify, raise, make louder, louden, increase
ANTONYMS

soften, quieten

9‘he lifted portions of his book nearly verbatim from a 1986 article’

SYNONYMS
plagiarize, pirate, copy, reproduce, poach, steal, borrow
informal crib, rip off, nick, pinch

10‘he could lift a wallet better than anyone I've ever known’

SYNONYMS
steal, thieve, rob, pilfer, purloin, pocket, snatch, take, appropriate, abstract, help oneself to
informal swipe, nab, filch, snaffle, blag, walk off with, liberate, rip something off
British informal pinch, nick, half-inch, whip, knock off, trouser
North American informal glom
West Indian informal tief

noun

1‘Alice went up to the second floor in the lift’

SYNONYMS
elevator, hoist
paternoster, paternoster lift
dumb waiter

2‘give me a lift up, Martha’

SYNONYMS
push, hoist, heave, thrust, shove, uplift, a helping hand

3‘he gave me a lift to the airport’

SYNONYMS
car ride, ride, run, drive, transportation, journey
informal hitch

4‘he scored an excellent goal, which will give his confidence a real lift’

SYNONYMS
boost, fillip, pick-me-up, stimulus, impetus, encouragement, spur, reassurance, aid, help, push
improvement, enhancement, upgrading, amelioration
informal shot in the arm
ANTONYMS

discouragement


Phrases

    lift off

    ‘the helicopters lifted off at 1030 hours’


    SYNONYMS

    take off, be launched, blast off, leave the ground, become airborne, take to the air, take wing

    ANTONYMS

    land, touch down