Synonyms of surface in English:

surface


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See UK English definition of surface

See Spanish definition of superficie

noun

1‘the paint on the metal surface of the door began to blister’

SYNONYMS
outside, exterior
top, side, facet, plane, aspect
finish, veneer
ANTONYMS

inside, interior

2‘the report managed to get beneath the surface of police culture’

SYNONYMS
outward appearance, superficial appearance, facade

3‘lightly knead the dough on a floured surface’

SYNONYMS
work surface, top, counter, table, stand, horizontal surface
British worktop, working top

adjective

1‘lead news stories are concerned with surface appearances rather than underlying processes’

SYNONYMS
superficial, external, exterior, outward, seeming, ostensible, apparent, cosmetic, skin deep
ANTONYMS

fundamental


verb

1‘a submarine surfaced in the fjord’

SYNONYMS
come to the surface, come to the top, come up, rise
ANTONYMS

dive

2‘the idea of road pricing first surfaced in the early sixties’

SYNONYMS
emerge, arise, appear, come to light, come up, come into sight, come into view, come out, crop up, materialize, become visible, spring up, loom

3‘our daughter eventually surfaces and has some breakfast’

SYNONYMS
get up, get out of bed, appear, rise, wake, awaken

Phrases

    on the surface

    ‘it sounded plausible enough on the surface’


    SYNONYMS
    at first glance, to the casual eye, outwardly, to all appearances, apparently, ostensibly, superficially, externally, visibly
    ANTONYMS

    at root, fundamentally