Antonyms of verb fall

1 of 32 senses of fall

Sense 2
descend, fall, go down, come down -- (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again")
       Antonym of rise (Sense 1)
      => rise, lift, arise, move up, go up, come up, uprise -- (move upward; "The fog lifted"; "The smoke arose from the forest fire"; "The mist uprose from the meadows")

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

32 senses of fall

Sense 1
fall -- (descend in free fall under the influence of gravity; "The branch fell from the tree"; "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 2
descend, fall, go down, come down -- (move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")
          Phrasal Verb-> fall in#1

Sense 3
fall -- (pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind; "fall into a trap"; "She fell ill"; "They fell out of favor"; "Fall in love"; "fall asleep"; "fall prey to an imposter"; "fall into a strange way of thinking"; "she fell to pieces after she lost her work")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")
          Phrasal Verb-> fall for#2; fall through#1, fall flat#1, founder#1, flop#3; lag#1, dawdle#3, fall back#2, fall behind#2; break#2, separate#10, split up#4, fall apart#4, come apart#1; crumble#2, fall apart#3; slip#4, drop off#5, drop away#1, fall away#1; fall back#4, lose#9, drop off#4, fall behind#1, recede#2

Sense 4
fall, come -- (come under, be classified or included; "fall into a category"; "This comes under a new heading")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 5
precipitate, come down, fall -- (fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum")

Sense 6
fall -- (suffer defeat, failure, or ruin; "We must stand or fall"; "fall by the wayside")
       => fail, go wrong, miscarry -- (be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably")

Sense 7
fall -- (die, as in battle or in a hunt; "Many soldiers fell at Verdun"; "Several deer have fallen to the same gun"; "The shooting victim fell dead")
       => die, decease, perish, go, exit, pass away, expire, pass, kick the bucket, cash in one's chips, buy the farm, conk, give-up the ghost, drop dead, pop off, choke, croak, snuff it -- (pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life; "She died from cancer"; "The children perished in the fire"; "The patient went peacefully"; "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102")

Sense 8
fall, shine, strike -- (touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly; "Light fell on her face"; "The sun shone on the fields"; "The light struck the golden necklace"; "A strange sound struck my ears")
       => happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place -- (come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important")

Sense 9
fall -- (be captured; "The cities fell to the enemy")
       => yield -- (cease opposition; stop fighting)

Sense 10
fall -- (occur at a specified time or place; "Christmas falls on a Monday this year"; "The accent falls on the first syllable")
       => happen, hap, go on, pass off, occur, pass, fall out, come about, take place -- (come to pass; "What is happening?"; "The meeting took place off without an incidence"; "Nothing occurred that seemed important")

Sense 11
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall -- (decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper")
       => change magnitude -- (change in size or magnitude)

Sense 12
fall -- (yield to temptation or sin; "Adam and Eve fell")
       => fall -- (lose one's chastity; "a fallen woman")
       => sin, transgress, trespass -- (commit a sin; violate a law of God or a moral law)

Sense 13
fall -- (lose office or power; "The government fell overnight"; "The Qing Dynasty fell with Sun Yat-sen")
       => leave office, quit, step down, resign -- (give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal")

Sense 14
fall -- (to be given by assignment or distribution; "The most difficult task fell on the youngest member of the team"; "The onus fell on us"; "The pressure to succeed fell on the youngest student")

Sense 15
fall -- (move in a specified direction; "The line of men fall forward")
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 16
fall -- (be due; "payments fall on the 1st of the month")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 17
fall -- (lose one's chastity; "a fallen woman")

Sense 18
fall -- (to be given by right or inheritance; "The estate fell to the oldest daughter")

Sense 19
accrue, fall -- (come into the possession of; "The house accrued to the oldest son")
       => change hands, change owners -- (be transferred to another owner; "This restaurant changed hands twice last year")

Sense 20
fall, light -- (fall to somebody by assignment or lot; "The task fell to me"; "It fell to me to notify the parents of the victims")
       => fall, return, pass, devolve -- (be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead")

Sense 21
fall, return, pass, devolve -- (be inherited by; "The estate fell to my sister"; "The land returned to the family"; "The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead")
       => change hands, change owners -- (be transferred to another owner; "This restaurant changed hands twice last year")

Sense 22
fall -- (slope downward; "The hills around here fall towards the ocean")
       => slope, incline, pitch -- (be at an angle; "The terrain sloped down")

Sense 23
fall, fall down -- (lose an upright position suddenly; "The vase fell over and the water spilled onto the table"; "Her hair fell across her forehead")
       => change posture -- (undergo a change in bodily posture)

Sense 24
fall -- (drop oneself to a lower or less erect position; "She fell back in her chair"; "He fell to his knees")
       => change posture -- (undergo a change in bodily posture)

Sense 25
hang, fall, flow -- (fall or flow in a certain way; "This dress hangs well"; "Her long black hair flowed down her back")

Sense 26
fall -- (assume a disappointed or sad expression; "Her face fell when she heard that she would be laid off"; "his crest fell")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 27
fall -- (be cast down; "his eyes fell")
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Sense 28
fall -- (come out; issue; "silly phrases fell from her mouth")
       => issue, emerge, come out, come forth, go forth, egress -- (come out of; "Water issued from the hole in the wall"; "The words seemed to come out by themselves")

Sense 29
fall -- (be born, used chiefly of lambs; "The lambs fell in the afternoon")
       => be born -- (come into existence through birth; "She was born on a farm")

Sense 30
fall -- (begin vigorously; "The prisoners fell to work right away")
       => get down, begin, get, start out, start, set about, set out, commence -- (take the first step or steps in carrying out an action; "We began working at dawn"; "Who will start?"; "Get working as soon as the sun rises!"; "The first tourists began to arrive in Cambodia"; "He began early in the day"; "Let's get down to work now")

Sense 31
fall -- (go as if by falling; "Grief fell from our hearts")
       => disappear, vanish, go away -- (get lost, as without warning or explanation; "He disappeared without a trace")

Sense 32
fall, descend, settle -- (come as if by falling; "Night fell"; "Silence fell")
       => come -- (come to pass; arrive, as in due course; "The first success came three days later"; "It came as a shock"; "Dawn comes early in June")

Antonyms of adj fallen

4 senses of fallen

Sense 1
fallen -- (having dropped by the force of gravity; "fallen leaves covered the forest floor"; "sat on a fallen tree trunk")

INDIRECT (VIA down) -> up -- (being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up")

Sense 2
fallen -- (having fallen in or collapsed; "a fallen building")

INDIRECT (VIA destroyed) -> preserved -- (kept intact or in a particular condition)

Sense 3
fallen -- (having lost your chastity; "a fallen woman")

INDIRECT (VIA unchaste) -> chaste -- (morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse); "a holy woman innocent and chaste")

Sense 4
fallen -- (killed in battle; "to honor fallen soldiers")

INDIRECT (VIA dead) -> alive, live -- (possessing life; "the happiest person alive"; "the nerve is alive"; "doctors are working hard to keep him alive"; "burned alive"; "a live canary")

Similarity of adj fallen

4 senses of fallen

Sense 1
fallen -- (having dropped by the force of gravity; "fallen leaves covered the forest floor"; "sat on a fallen tree trunk")
       => down (vs. up) -- (being or moving lower in position or less in some value; "lay face down"; "the moon is down"; "our team is down by a run"; "down by a pawn"; "the stock market is down today")

Sense 2
fallen -- (having fallen in or collapsed; "a fallen building")
       => destroyed (vs. preserved) -- (spoiled or ruined or demolished; "war left many cities destroyed"; "Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind")

Sense 3
fallen -- (having lost your chastity; "a fallen woman")
       => unchaste (vs. chaste) -- (not chaste; "unchaste conduct")

Sense 4
fallen -- (killed in battle; "to honor fallen soldiers")
       => dead (vs. alive) -- (no longer having or seeming to have or expecting to have life; "the nerve is dead"; "a dead pallor"; "he was marked as a dead man by the assassin")

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