Synonyms of stifle in English:

stifle


See definition of stifle

verb

1‘people in the streets were stifled by the fumes’

SYNONYMS
suffocate, choke, asphyxiate
smother

2‘Eleanor stifled a giggle’

SYNONYMS
suppress, smother, restrain, keep back, hold back, hold in, fight back, choke back, gulp back, withhold, check, keep in check, swallow, muffle, quench, curb, silence, contain, bottle up
bite one's lip, cork up
ANTONYMS

let out

3‘high taxes were stifling private enterprise’

SYNONYMS
constrain, hinder, hamper, impede, hold back, curb, check, restrain, prevent, inhibit
put an end to, put an stop to, stop, quash, squash, stamp out, destroy, crush, extinguish, deaden, damp down, subdue, suppress, repress
silence, muffle, mute, gag
ANTONYMS

encourage