Synonyms of swell in English:

swell


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verb

1‘she felt her top lip swell up as she tasted blood’

SYNONYMS
expand, bulge, distend, become distended, inflate, become inflated, dilate, become bloated, bloat, blow out, blow up, puff up, balloon, fatten, fill out, tumefy, intumesce
ANTONYMS

shrink, contract

2‘peasant hunger grew more acute as the population swelled’

SYNONYMS
grow larger, grow greater, grow, enlarge, increase, expand, rise, wax, mount, escalate, accelerate, step up, accumulate, surge, multiply, proliferate, snowball, mushroom, skyrocket
ANTONYMS

decrease, wane

3‘she felt herself swell with pride’

SYNONYMS
be filled, be full of, be bursting, brim, overflow, be overcome

4‘the graduate entry scheme has swelled the numbers entering the profession’

SYNONYMS
make larger, make greater, enlarge, increase, increase in scope, increase in size, expand, augment, boost, top up, build up, accelerate, step up, multiply
ANTONYMS

decrease

5‘he passed a pub, the sound of loud music swelling from inside’

SYNONYMS
grow loud, grow louder, become louder, amplify, intensify, heighten
ANTONYMS

quieten


noun

1‘there was a brief swell in the volume of conversation’

SYNONYMS
increase, rise, growth, expansion, escalation, acceleration, surge, stepping-up, proliferation, snowballing, mushrooming, skyrocketing
ANTONYMS

decrease, dip

2‘a heavy swell on the sea’

SYNONYMS
billow, billowing, undulation, surge, surging, wave, roll, rolling, bulge, bulging, rush, deluge, movement

adjective

1‘that's a swell idea’

SYNONYMS
excellent, marvellous, wonderful, splendid, magnificent, superb, first-rate
informal super, great, amazing, fantastic
ANTONYMS

bad, poor