Synonyms of live in English

: live1live2

live1


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verb

1‘he was one of the greatest mathematicians who ever lived’

SYNONYMS
exist, be alive, be, have being, have life
breathe, draw breath, walk the earth
be extant
informal be in the land of the living
ANTONYMS

die, be dead

2‘I live in central London’

SYNONYMS
reside, have one's home, have one's residence, be settled
be housed, lodge, board
inhabit, occupy, populate
Scottish stay
informal hang out, hang one's hat, put up
formal dwell, sojourn, be domiciled
archaic bide

3‘he lived quietly during his remaining years’

SYNONYMS
pass one's life, spend one's life, lead one's life, have a life, have a lifestyle
behave, conduct oneself, comport oneself

4‘she had lived a difficult life’

SYNONYMS
experience, spend, pass, lead, have, go through, undergo

5‘old people living on small fixed pensions’

SYNONYMS
survive, make a living, earn one's living, eke out a living
subsist, support oneself, sustain oneself
keep alive, stay alive, maintain oneself, make ends meet, keep body and soul together

6‘couldn't we just forget about work for one afternoon and live a little?’

SYNONYMS
enjoy oneself, enjoy life, have fun, be happy, live life to the full
flourish, prosper, thrive, make the most of life

Synonyms of live in English

: live1live2

live2


See US English definition of live

See UK English definition of live

See Spanish definition of vivir

adjective

1‘the use of live bait’

SYNONYMS
living, alive, having life, breathing
animate, organic, biological, sentient
existing, existent, extant
informal in the land of the living, among the living
archaic quick
ANTONYMS

dead, inanimate

2‘this is her first live appearance in Britain’

SYNONYMS
in the flesh, personal, in person, actual
not pre-recorded, not recorded, unedited
not delayed, real-time
with an audience
ANTONYMS

recorded

3‘he touched a live rail while working on the track’

SYNONYMS
electrified, charged, powered, connected, active, switched on
informal hot
ANTONYMS

inactive

4‘the fire grate was full of live coals’

SYNONYMS
hot, glowing, red hot, aglow, smouldering
burning, alight, flaming, aflame, blazing, fiery, ignited, on fire, afire

5‘a live grenade’

SYNONYMS
unexploded, explosive, explodable, active
loaded, charged, primed
unstable, volatile
ANTONYMS

inactive

6‘gay rights have become a live issue across America’

SYNONYMS
topical, current, of current interest, contemporary
burning, pressing, important, vital
relevant, pertinent
controversial, debatable, unsettled

Phrases

    live it up

    ‘those two are living it up in Hawaii’


    SYNONYMS
    live extravagantly, live in the lap of luxury, live in clover
    carouse, revel, overindulge, party, enjoy oneself, celebrate, have a good time, roister
    informal go on a spree, push the boat out, paint the town red, have a ball, make whoopee, go overboard, make a pig of oneself
    North American informal live high off the hog, live high on the hog
    archaic wassail
    live off

    ‘scavenging seabirds live off discarded fish’


    SYNONYMS
    subsist on, feed off, feed on, rely for nourishment on, thrive on, depend on
    eat, consume, use
    live up to

    ‘the drive certainly lived up to my expectations’


    SYNONYMS
    measure up to, match up to, come up to, reach, satisfy, fulfil, achieve, meet, equal, be equal to, be on a level with, compare with, admit of comparison, bear comparison with
    be good enough, fill the bill, fit the bill
    informal hold a candle to
    ANTONYMS

    exceed, fall short of

    live wire

    ‘she's a real live wire’


    SYNONYMS
    energetic person, force of nature
    informal ball of fire, fireball, human dynamo, busy bee, eager beaver, go-getter, whizz-kid, mover and shaker, powerhouse, life and soul of the party, tiger, demon