Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dwell

5 senses of dwell

Sense 1
brood, dwell -- (think moodily or anxiously about something)
       => worry, care -- (be concerned with; "I worry about my grades")
          Phrasal Verb-> dwell on#1

Sense 2
dwell, consist, lie, lie in -- (originate (in); "The problems dwell in the social injustices in this country")
       => exist, be -- (have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?")

Sense 3
populate, dwell, live, inhabit -- (inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of; "People lived in Africa millions of years ago"; "The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted"; "this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean"; "deer are populating the woods")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 4
dwell, inhabit -- (exist or be situated within; "Strange notions inhabited her mind")
       => exist, be -- (have an existence, be extant; "Is there a God?")

Sense 5
harp, dwell -- (come back to; "Don't dwell on the past"; "She is always harping on the same old things")
       => repeat, reiterate, ingeminate, iterate, restate, retell -- (to say, state, or perform again; "She kept reiterating her request")

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