Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun feed

1 sense of feed

Sense 1
feed, provender -- (food for domestic livestock)
       => food, nutrient -- (any substance that can be metabolized by an animal to give energy and build tissue)

Antonyms of verb feed

1 of 11 senses of feed

Sense 2
feed, give -- (give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat")
       Antonym of starve (Sense 3)
      => starve, famish -- (deprive of food; "They starved the prisoners")

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

11 senses of feed

Sense 1
feed -- (provide as food; "Feed the guests the nuts")
       => provide, supply, ply, cater -- (give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests")

Sense 2
feed, give -- (give food to; "Feed the starving children in India"; "don't give the child this tough meat")
       => provide, supply, ply, cater -- (give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests")

Sense 3
feed -- (feed into; supply; "Her success feeds her vanity")
       => supply, provide, render, furnish -- (give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater")

Sense 4
feed, feed in -- (introduce continuously; "feed carrots into a food processor")
       => insert, enclose, inclose, stick in, put in, introduce -- (introduce; "Insert your ticket here")

Sense 5
feed -- (support or promote; "His admiration fed her vanity")
       => promote, advance, boost, further, encourage -- (contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom")

Sense 6
feed, eat -- (take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?")
       => consume, ingest, take in, take, have -- (serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee")

Sense 7
feed -- (serve as food for; be the food for; "This dish feeds six")
       => provide, supply, ply, cater -- (give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests")

Sense 8
run, flow, feed, course -- (move along, of liquids; "Water flowed into the cave"; "the Missouri feeds into the Mississippi")
       => move -- (move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right")

Sense 9
prey, feed -- (profit from in an exploitatory manner; "He feeds on her insecurity")
       => exploit, work -- (use or manipulate to one's advantage; "He exploit the new taxation system"; "She knows how to work the system"; "he works his parents for sympathy")

Sense 10
feed, feast -- (gratify; "feed one's eyes on a gorgeous view")
       => regale, treat -- (provide with choice or abundant food or drink; "Don't worry about the expensive wine--I'm treating"; "She treated her houseguests with good food every night")

Sense 11
fertilize, fertilise, feed -- (provide with fertilizers or add nutrients to; "We should fertilize soil if we want to grow healthy plants")
       => enrich -- (make better or improve in quality; "The experience enriched her understanding"; "enriched foods")

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