Synonyms of sport in English:

sport


See US English definition of sport

See UK English definition of sport

See Spanish definition of deporte

noun

1‘he takes part in a variety of sports’

SYNONYMS
(competitive) game(s), physical recreation, physical activity, physical exercise
pastime

verb

1‘he sported a gardenia in his buttonhole’

SYNONYMS
wear, display, exhibit, have on show, show off, flourish, parade, flaunt

2‘the children sported in the water’

SYNONYMS
play, have fun, amuse oneself, entertain oneself, enjoy oneself, divert oneself, frolic, gambol, frisk, romp, cavort, caper
British informal lark about, lark around
archaic, humorous disport oneself
archaic wanton
rare rollick

Phrases

    in sport

    ‘I have assumed the name was given more or less in sport’


    SYNONYMS
    as a joke, in jest, jokingly, for fun, teasingly, playfully